Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mother of Invention - Episode 442 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:32)
Jasmin is finishing things, but she is wishing for an interesting project.We mention decision fatigue, and Abby from the Knit Knit Cafe. She is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.
Gigi just finished a book she loved.

Jasmin and Genevieve have figured out the Christmas Sweater: the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

Gigi has knit two more cat preemie hats. Also a striped one and a size newborn one.

Jasmin cast on the All You Need is Hat hat in the leftover eye searing pink yarn.

We started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.
Gigi finished the first set of chart B and hasn't had the band width to go on to the next part

We talk about the #3Part Harmony KAL, out of Lorna's Laces. String Quintet kit.

Jasmin was working on the Love Still Wins Mittens and decided to do a Periscope (linked on the project page).

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done:
9 green, 7 yellow, 4 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique .
Jasmin has nearly finished her first "history has its eyes on you” socks. She did the heel "Smooth Operator" Style.
Gigi had cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets.and tried them on Sam.

Stash Dash continues! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017
Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)
Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again.

Mother Knows Best:(24:01)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about divining yarn weight. Jasmin mentions the One Bad Mother podcast, and the Schacht yardage counter.

Also, the McMorran scales.

When Knitting Attacks:(32:06)
Jasmin's Harmonize is derailed. She  needs to start over. She is thinking of putting a command hook in the bathroom, for hanging a project bag.

This week we review Knitalong by Larissa Brown, and John Brown
Jasmin mentions Beautiful Wreck, also by this author.
She is planning to read this book with a cup of Plum Deluxe Tea
She also mentions Knit and Chat  and Louise Tillbrook
the Gertie Sew-Along, and Google hangouts.

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