Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Button on the Internet - Episode 424 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin has finished the garter wrap cardigan (by churchmouse yarns) out of FabFunkyFibres in the “Spock” color way. It is blocked, labels are sewn in.

Jasmin is nearly done with the hand finishing on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on Jasmin's project page). She is using Clothing Labels by Sterling. She also mentions Rex's Welcome to the Flock Cardigan.

Gigi has started the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and has added the second color.

Jasmin has started the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

Gigi finished the second Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon, both socks need an afterthought heel.

Jasmin made some progress on
Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts.. She also wants to knit a hat for Andrew to wear to the Science march.

Gigi finished a Kit Kat (kitten?) preemie hat.She decided to make crochet flowers for the embellishment of last weeks preemie hats that were inspired by Quick Knits for Kids. Jasmin mentions Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers.

Jasmin has made some excellent progress on the Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan by Debbie Bliss in White Birch Fiber Arts“Sunny Day” colorway, which benefits PBS. Also, Mintrain also has a colorway to benefit PBS.

There are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.

In Stitches:(18:52)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing wool socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

Jasmin wears wool socks every day. She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. 

She is sad that the Anna sweater isn't getting worn.


Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.
Tour De Fleece :July-ish
Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD


#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!
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.
Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
Last week's prize is a  skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn- aknittingnut

Mother Knows Best:(30:29)

This week for Mother Knows Best, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about a beginning sewing book. Gigi dug out her copy of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids. She also likes My First Sewing Machine Book by Winky Cherry. Jasmin also likes the Burda Style Sewing Handbook.

We would love to hear which books other people like.

When Knitting Attacks:(38:30

Gigi was working on the Three Color Cowl, and found counting to six to be a problem. She had to tink back repeatedly, because she was watching tv and the dresses on The Dressmaker were amazing. (We mistakenly called it the Seamstress, sorry.)

Sewing project bags. Had two labels that weren't caught in the seam.


This week we review Outrageously Adorable Dog Knits

We mention Franklin Habit

Jasmin is toying with the idea of knitting one of the sweaters for Elphie.

And Sew on:(54:34)

Gigi finished sewing grosgrain ribbon onto project bags. We need to cut the draw strings, Fray Check them, and have Genevieve install them.

1 comment:

  1. Almost downloaded Seamstress (slasher movie!!!) Thanks for writing the mistake up in your notes.