Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wimple - Episode 459 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:37)
Jasmin stared her “Frosted” sweater. She’s calling it “Frozen hearts”, because PINK HEARTS.
She also mentions Plum Deluxe Tea. Jasmin mentions the Lina hat.

Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way. Turned the heel

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. Gigi is working on her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus gradient Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds.

Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl and balled it up, she only needs to need to pick needles.
She rinsed the yarn for the Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, balled it up, it needs needles.
She is working on the Purlbreak shawl, she started the stripes.
Preemie hat in Barley pattern out of leftover sock yarn finished, new hat out of Kroy started.

In Stitches:(10:19)
Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Quynn hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl , the Knitmoregirls cowl  and the Sothia shawl.
Jasmin and Gigi talk about making some designs by Sivia Harding, particularly Harmonia's Rings.
Jasmin: resistance hat, bulky green cowl, 3 color cashmere cowl, breezy cardigan. Genevieve: Olivia hat, little oak cardigan. Rex: and Quynn hat, Mouse a cookie sweater.

Jasmin mentions the Prairie Girls podcast


#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
Jasmin mentions AnnTudor stitchmarkers

Mother Knows Best:(31:09)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? about hats to sleep in.
We mention the Quynn hat, the Knit Girllls podcast, Alison Hyde's Wrapped in Comfort.

Jasmin mentions the Jade Sapphire Duo kit from which she knitted a hat for Andrew.
And she suggests Bison Merino blend for luxury touches.

When Knitting Attacks:(41:04)
Gigi was kitchenering the toe of the Vanilla is the New Black sock and dropped a stitch.  It ran.  

This week we review Slow Knitting, by Hannah Thiessen
Jasmin mentions the Einstein coat, Llama llama gram and grandpa. and Shari from Morro Fleece works

Holidays with the Knitmores:(55:50)
Decorations  and cookies. The Kids have been reading BB8 on the Run!

Straw Into Gold:(1:01:22)
Jasmin spins at the end of the day to unwind.

And Sew On:(1:03:19)
Gigi sewed both shoulder seams. Set in both sleeves. Hemmed the cuffs, sewed in bias tape
measured Genevieve's wrists for elastic, and sewed in the elastic.

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