Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bartok - Episode 435 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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On the Needles:(0:34)
Gigi has had a crazy week with very little  knitting

Jasmin and Genevieve finalized the design on the Te Fiti sweater.

Gigi is working on another bear preemie hat litter of preemie bear cubs.
She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

Jasmin has made some progress on the Love Still Wins mittens from Infinite Twist, benefiting Lambda Legal Defense.

She has an eggplant color purple from Lisa Souza for Rex.

Jasmin is on the green stripe of her Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson out of the Marriage Equality Gradient from Neighborhood Fiber Co. Other changes include : an added orange stripe (no hate - no ban - no wall), adding “she persisted” to the red stripe, and “love is love” to the rainbow crown.

Jasmin mentions Alison Hyde.

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool while watching the new Beauty and the Beast.

Gigi knitted some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio

Jasmin is trying to jump start her sock mojo with a skein of “Plastic Pony” self striping from Asfaltsflickandesign for #operationsockdrawer and #sockschool2017

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Mother Knows Best:(17:45)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knitting guilds.

When Knitting Attacks:(24:15)
Gigi was working on the Beastkeeper shawl. She switched to a longer needle, it worked so much better. She noticed that the last contrast color row was knitted straight across instead of every other stitch. Tink!

Jasmin finds the green stripe on her Resistance Hat is tricky.

This week we review
Classic Knit Shawls, by Interweave

Jasmin thinks the  goodreader app would work well with this.

Tour de Fleece Training:(36:45)
Week 6: Find your support network

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