Thursday, June 7, 2018

Magpie - Episode 484 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:29)
Jasmin has started the second top down, set-in sleeve of the BB8 little sock arms sweater.

Jasmin has been working on her Knitmore Depth cowl out of Fiber Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway from
The Fiberseed Yarn Company for The Great Knit-off!. Open for orders now, KAL starts June 1. Jasmin has
made some progress on hers as well.

Gigi has finished knitting the Knitmore Depth cowl. She set up for knitting another one in the Apple Cider

Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Regia, and two out of Patons Kroy.

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.
Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the top post of the thread in
WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

Gigi swatched for the Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier for the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL. By
Lana Gatto Feeling.  Creamy white  (70% merino wool/ 20% silk / 10% cashmere )

Gigi finished the last preemie  hat out of Malabrigo Ceresa. Gigi swatched some more  for the next cowl out
of Black Trillium Pebble Sock in the "My Little Rainbows" colorway.
Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.

Events: (19:37)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started
- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )
- June 1st: Great Knit Off! The Knitmore Girls colorway benefits the International Rescue Committee!
   - The Knit Girllls work to benefit Pet Smart Charities,
- Saturday, June 9th WWKIP DAY

Mother Knows Best:(22:31)
This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? “ thread about learning to spin.
We mention Kelly Park.
Good Sources:
- Search for Park and Draft tutorials.

When Knitting Attacks:(32:56)

This week we review The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, by Margaret Hubert

And Sew On:(42:18)
Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.
The book they are using is Sewing For the Apparel Industry, by Claire Shaeffer

She registered for the beginning sewing class. Working with industrial machines is challenging.
We mention the Great British Sewing Bee. Gigi started a sewn bowl cozy Also: postage stamp quilt.

Jasmin changed the style of the straps on her spectacular yellow dress.

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