Thursday, February 15, 2018

Brain Soup - Episode 468 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:33)
Jasmin is casting on a hat for Knit Aid. If you reach your Ravellenic goal early, take a victory lap,
and knit a refugee hat.

Also, there has been an extension on the call for more refugee hats (and other listed items)
from Knit Aid.

Jasmin is just past the armholes on her Frozen Hearts sweater

Gigi cast on an American Heart Association hat out of Malabrigo, color 033 cereza.  She knitted ears
onto an animal hat.
Gigi is working on her ravellenics project, the Ribbi Cardi out of cascade Venezia.
Gigi is also working on the Russell Street Shawl and has finished the dark brown, the fifteenth color,
finished the colored border and had started the body of the shawl.

Jasmin mentions the Rittenhouse kickstarter, and talks about the purse. (Go listen to BostonJen’s
episode 131 for a counterpoint. If you want to see it, the Knit Girllls did a review on their video cast)

In Stitches:(16:50)
Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the Knitmore Cowl
Genevieve: Sweet Impeachment hat, Elsa Sweater, Olivia Hat,

Events: (25:00)
Stitches West February 22-25, 2018. Meet and greet Saturday 11:30-1:30 in the Erin Lane booth.
Ravellenics are ongoing, February 9th -25th. Join Team Sasquatch!
Also, we have Stitches West tips!

And the Expenses Tracker, which we forgot to mention

Mother Knows Best:(28:35)
This week we discuss another etiquette question: How to react to compliments. Feel free to compliment me.  Mallory and Zede Donahue. Sewing out loud.

When Knitting Attacks:(33:55)
Gigi needs to read pattern instructions for the Russell Street Shawl.

This week we review
Vogue Knitting, The Ultimate Knitting Book
Jasmin mentions Debbie Bliss, How to Knit, and Susan B. Anderson's
Kids Knitting Workshop, and Kids Knitting by Melanie Fallick

Straw into Gold:(45:49)

And Sew On:(48:12)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.
The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design , Gigi discusses the Slash and spread method.

1 comment:

  1. The Vogue Ultimate Knitting Book is on Amazon Prime for $25.44 :) I wonder how many copies were ordered after your podcast?!