Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cinderella Dress - Episode 490 - 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:(0:41)
Jasmin talks about Stash Dash and her competition with BostonJen from the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. She
mentions the Knit Girllls.
Shilo of Spin Control is BACK! Search for her podcast and resubscribe!

Gigi finished another Knitmore cowl, in the Fantastic Beasts colorway by Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarns.

Jasmin  is working on Welcome Blanket squares to raise money for the a number of important
charities, including:
Gigi is working on a second blanket, her colors are two shades of purple, and two shades of green.
She cast on a new purple square

Jasmin has made some progress on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.
Jasmin has cast on her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by Joji Locatelli.
She learned how to do Knit Companion and likes it. She mentions the Celestarium.

Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy in blue stripes.
New pair Kroy in Cadet Blue. Gigi is considering swapping them out so she can work on sock rockets instead.

Jasmin is 1” away from the armhole split on her Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in the “Parkland” colorway.

Jasmin FINALLY cast on her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater! She is knitting
the Fading Lines by Joji Locatelli.

Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the
top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum. (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)
Gigi, is ready to do the math. She also has a new preemie hat on the needles!

Events: (20:00)
- 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:(23:09)
This week we talk about value (indy yarn vs big box yarns). Shop small, shop smart.
Jasmin uses Neighborhood Fiber Company yarn as an example of calculating value. Jasmin mentions Hicklebee's (kids bookstore).

When Knitting Attacks:(33:02)
Gigi is attacked!

This week we review: Artful Color, Mindful Knits, by Laura Militzer Bryant

Straw into Gold:(44:04)
Jasmin PLIES! She’s spinning another of Nicole Frost's batts. She did an Instagram live(series will be
called “Did You Lose Count?”) with Abby Franquemont where abby explained the physics
of rewinding bobbins with the Doodad.
She mentions the Akerworks Yarncaddie.

And Sew On:(51:36)
Gigi used the industrial blind hemmer in school to sew  the hem of the corduroy skirt.

Tension was off, hem was awful. She read the manual of her domestic machine and did it.

Gigi also tacked A- line skirts at darts and seams, Turned and stitched the hem for Knitmore dress, and used the narrow hem foot to hem the lining.

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