Friday, February 3, 2017

Colorwork in the Dark - Episode 414 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:30)

We are waffling on how to present our next mini lesson on steeking: Periscope, Facebook Live or good old-fashioned video tutorial.

We gush about how brilliant Martina Behm, Melanie Berg , Joji Locatelli, and Sally Melville are. We discuss the Einstein coat 
out of The Knit Stitch. And Jasmin laments her lack of. success with the Baby Surprise sweater. Gigi started a new Vanilla sock out of Regia.

Jasmin is nearly finished with Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan.

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm.  Out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club) and is working on the the first side part.

Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowll again! Jasmin is excited about Bristol Ivy’s Peace de Resistance mitts.

Mint Rain, Abstract Fiber, Black TrilliumKnitted Wit, are dyeing colors and donating to excellent charitable organizations.

Gigi has been knitting preemie hats, knitting British (throwing).
In Stitches:(22:05)
Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and 2016 socks.  Sam wore the Alien scarf by Debbie Stoller

Jasmin wore her rainbow dots cowl, cat hat, bifrost scarf . Genevieve wore her cat hat, and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat.


We will be attending
- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!


Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:
Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.
Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)
This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry group about how to combat moths in clothing .

We mention comforter bags from Cleaners Supplies.

When Knitting Attacks:(39:11)

Jasmin is knitting in the dark, and dropped a stitch. Surprise!


This week we review  Knitted Animal Nursery, by Fiona Goble
Jasmin mentions Rebecca Danger,  and baby sacks for the SCVMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

And Sew On:(59:51)

Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags, trimming corners.

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