Thursday, May 25, 2017

WIP It Good - Episode 430 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:33)
Jasmin just needs to do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater. . She is getting close to the hem, and needs to do ribbing next. Jasmin is really excited by how well it fits.

Jasmin is working on the raglan decreases on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”. Also, she has made a little progress on the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

Jasmin has swatched for the Hei Hei sweater for Rex out of Knitmona DK.

Jasmin loves the Knitter's Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters,by Ann Budd, Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, and is hoping Ann Budd will also write the Knitters Handy Book of Side to Side Sweaters.

Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Perfect for watching tv. My nap time project.

Gigi knitted more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio ( correction: Gigi had said Beastmaster). First set of colors is done. She is really enjoying the colors.  

Gigi has not finished knitting the preemie beanie, and is working on it.

Jasmin has started the first sleeve on the Flirty Berberis as we record.

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, has finished the foot of the second sock. She has started on the heels.

In Stitches:(17:28)
Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Washing sweaters for storage.  She has 12 Sweaters done, 6 more to go.

She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls. She also pulled out her Where is the Opaque?
 by Sally Melville, who wrote The Knit Stitch. Jasmin mentions Gertie's dresses, and her Sew-Along. Jasmin mentions Kristen from Voolenvine.

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma will join us.
Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017. Training starts today
Monterey Wool Auction: Probably not. Genevieve has school the next day

Mother Knows Best:(32:13)
This week we talk about using tools from the other parts of your life.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:56)
Jasmin didn't read all of the directions for the Flirty Berberis and cast on the wrong sleeve. Rrrrrip.

Jasmin was overly enthusiastic in her highlighting and did THE WRONG SIZE. She is wondering if there is an Adobe fill-in fix?

Jasmin mentions the Te Fiti sweater 

This week we review 60 Quick Luxury Knits

Tour de Fleece Training:(52:35)
Week 1: Pick Your Project!
And Sew On:(54:03)
Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns from (patterns range from 1lb to about 7.5 lbs. seven different sizes), printed them out and wants to make plastic templates.

Got quilting template sheets to make sturdy patterns. Friend brought me a set of clear plastic cutting boards. Copied patterns on them, and is going to cut them with the all purpose scissors.

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