Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sticky Wicket - Episode 425 - 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. We celebrate the end of the drought with a waterballoon fight, with quick-filling water balloons.

Gigi finished the Chai Latte socks and started the Instant Coffee socks by C.C. Almon.

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.

There are jumping sheep buttons and laying down sheepThere are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.
Gigi mentions Paula from the Knitting Pipeline.

Gigi has been working on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and has added the third color.

Jasmin has made some excellent progress on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”. She is planning to make the Flirty Berberis for Genevieve, and she mentions the Kapuzin hoodie.

Jasmin mentions plastic shanks for buttons.

Gigi finished more Kit Kat (kitten?) preemie hat. She decided to make crochet flowers for the embellishment of last weeks preemie hats that were inspired by 60 Quick Knits for Kids.

Jasmin made some progress on Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts...

Gigi is working on the Sidewalk sweater. There are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.

In Stitches:(20:38)

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

Jasmin wears wool socks every day, and she is wearing her handspun Tempest cardigan today (knitty patreon?). She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. Rex wore the sweater Annelena Mattsen made for Genevieve. And also the February Baby sweater.

Jasmin mentions the Knitty Patreon initiative.

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls.
Please go vote for your Stash Dash changes!
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.

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 self care knitting.
We would love to hear how other people do self care in knitting.

When Knitting Attacks:(40:15)
Gigi was working on the Three Color Cowl, and found counting to eight to be a problem. She had to tink all the rows that she knitted socializing. Also, it grew an extra stitch.

Garter Stitch Revival, curated by Kerry Bogert
We mentions Sheila Ernst's lovely glass buttons.
Jasmin is thinking of knitting hats out of this book and sending them to Knit Aid

Straw into Gold:(53:53)
Jasmin spun 1 oz for her Hiro? Incredibles sweaters! Fleece from Janet Heppler, contrasting fiber (Australian merino) from Lisa Souza.

And Sew on:(1:02:26)
Gigi bought fabric for pillow covers. Washed, pressed, cut, collated, pinned and first seam sewn!
burrito pillowcase

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