Thursday, April 6, 2017

Verklempt - Episode 423 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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On the Needles:(0:35)
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.

Gigi is swatching for the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

She has done a 2-in-1 swatch for the Sideways Dude cardigan and they Flirty Berberis cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

Gigi is working on the second Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon. She also finished knitting two preemie hats using the pattern from the 60 Knits for Little Kids, and cast on a kit Kat preemie hat

There are enabley deals on Jasmins project pages.

Jasmin has made some progress on the sleeves on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity” and “Saffron” colorways.

Jasmin made some progress on Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts. She has also started the Little Pole cardigan by Joji Locatelli.

Jasmin swatched for the Hearthstone pullover, by Ysolda Teague. out of Twisted Owl Fiber Studio "Eye Searing Pink".

Jasmin also cast 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.

In Stitches:(28:10)
Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

Stash Dash starts May 26.
Spinning at 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.
This week's prize is a  skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn- aknittingnut

Mother Knows Best:(37:56)
This week for Mother Knows Best, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about ?' thread about preferred garment construction.
Gigi mentions the Best Friend Jacket. from Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch. (Correction: Gigi called it the Girlfriend Jacket). Gigi really likes the Katarina, and the Cassidy

When Knitting Attacks:(47:51)
Rex helped with the knitting this week.

This week we review
A Hat for Mrs Goldman
Knit Together
Genevieve does a review of her Phoebe doll, which was a gift from Joanna Johnson, author of the Phoebe Books

Straw into Gold:(1:10:45)
Gigi found her Jenkins Turkish spindle. She bought fiber from Loop, and has been itching to start spinning it

And Sew on:(1:12:46)
Gigi sewed grosgrain ribbon onto project bags. She still needs to sew the black ribbon onto 14 project bags.

Jasmin has been using Beeswax for her hand sewing.

1 comment:

  1. Nancy Morales aka lajoyagirlApril 11, 2017 at 12:56 PM

    Great episode as always.

    Loved listening to Genevieve's reviews. She's so articulate. Will definitely get these books for my grand babies for Christmas.

    Thank you.

    Nancy Morales