Friday, June 22, 2018

Parallel Socks - Episode 486 - The Knitmore Girls

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Join Little Skein for our 3rd annual summer knitalong, Sock School. Knit some socks and read a favorite book. We’ll have support in the Little Skein Ravelry group, lots of encouragement, prizes and, of course, school supplies. Starting June 23 and going through Labor Day, we’ll have Sock School kits, new yarns inspired by your favorite picture books, and commemorative project bags. Links to the knitalong and the Little Skein shop are in the shownotes.
On the Needles:(0:31)
Jasmin  is working on Welcome Blanket squares to raise money for the a number of important charities,
Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy in blue stripes

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 started June 1.
(use discount code "theknitmoregirls" through the end of July for 50% off either the 'depth' cowl or
'depth hat' patterns. Code can be used multiple times by any individual, so you can get 1/2 off both
patterns at different times if you want to.)
Gigi started the next cowl out of Black Trillium Pebble Sock in the "My Little Rainbows" colorway.

Listened to the Knit Girllls talk about Stripe Calculator

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the BB8 little sock arms sweater.
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 )
Now she needs some math.
Gigi's preemie hat out of purple Kroy is done, and it needs a pompom
Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.
Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the
go to CustomFit and get THE WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

Events: (13:34)
- 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,
Tour de Fleece: July 7-29
Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, Ca on Labor Day

Mother Knows Best:(16:02)
This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? “ thread about
episode 500. If you have any fun ideas, please suggest away in the episode thread.

When Knitting Attacks:(18:52)
Gigi checked the numbers of the dye lots of the Kroy socks. Stash Dash.  Excavated Katje sweater.
Jasmin nearly inhales a stitch marker while watching "Nailed it!"

This week we review
by Jen Arnall-Culliford
We mention Galina and her Orenburg Lace Books

And Sew On:(31:00)
Gigi’s is taking the beginning sewing class at West Valley College. She loves it.
The book they are using is Sewing For the Apparel Industry, by Claire Shaeffer
Pajama shorts are done. She mentions her personalized sloper.  
Excited about learning invisible zipper technique.  

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