Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bald Patches - Episode 432 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:33)
 Jasmin is working on the hood on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “Diversity” and “Saffron”.

Gigi is working on the collar of the Sidewalk sweater. The hem is done and bound off! And the neckline is half picked up.

Jasmin cast on the Jeweled Cowl by knittimo out of Buffalo Wool Company's Sexy yarn in their "Happy Little Trees" PBS benefit colorway in conjunction with Pawley studio, who did a mug to go with it.

Gigi wound yarn for another Bias Cowl out of yarn since she finished the cowl out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.  It is perfect for watching tv,  and nap time. She wound yarn for two more, one out of Oink Pigment in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvignon (?) the other one is a black from A Hundred Ravens.

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 Jasmin gushes about Shannon Okey's newest Patreon sweater design (Chelonia) as well as the bias-knit Cosi sweater that is knitted on the bias.

Jasmin talks about editing the interview with Jill Draper, and the yarn we spun for the SPAKAL, and the Calligraphy cardigan. Also, she has a sweaters worth of handspun, and she thinks she wants to knit this Alana Dakos sweater out of it.

Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio. She is really enjoying the colors.   

Gigi has finished the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, and she cast on another pair of socks out of Regia.

Gigi is working on another preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, and has started one.

In Stitches:(22:28)
Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Gigi finished washing sweaters for storage. Now that she is done washing, she wants to take a Gleener to them to remove the pills.

She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls.

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Jasmin talk about competing against Emily of Knitting Butterflies and Boston Jen.
Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Missed it. But Jasmin is on the trail of Mary, the sheep for, more fleece for a Hiro sweater for Andrew. She mentions Morro Fleece Works.
Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Mother Knows Best:(26:55)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about using citric acid soak. Jasmin learned that Eucalan takes the crispiness out of over-citric acid treated wool.


Tour de Fleece Training:(48:31)
Week 3: Spin 1 oz to test wheel/fiber

Gigi has a Loop batt that she wants to use. Jasmin suggests spinning it as a single. She suggests reading the article in Ply magazine. Also, Jasmin has been spinning on the device to practice. Join Team Sasquatch.

Jasmin messed up the direction on her Device. She now has 2 plies of Z spun singles and 1 ply of S spun single. Solution is to run the S spun single through again on Z before plying.
Jasmin also spun the Edward batt, and some of the Abby silk on her Device.

She mentions the Sit and Spin video that we reviewed.
Jasmin talks about the A Spinner's Study on Facebook, and Bren Boone.

And Sew On:(57:52)
Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns from (patterns range from 1lb to 7.5).

She copied the patterns onto Swedish pattern paper, cut out a few shirts out of Frozen themed flannel.

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