Friday, July 13, 2018

Personal Road crew - Episode 489 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:32)
Gigi is making progress on another Knitmore cowl, in the Fantastic Beasts colorway by
Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarns.

Jasmin has made some progress on her Sprig pullover by Alana Dakos out of Lisa Souza Superwash
worsted in "Squashblossom".

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 finished a square.

Jasmin has made some progress on Sleeve #1 of her Frozen Hearts sweater.

Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy in blue stripes.

Jasmin is 2” away from the armhole split on her Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in
the “Parkland” colorway.

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.
Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the
or go to CustomFit and get THE WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to
Gigi washed her swatch, is ready to do the math.

Events: (15:17)
- 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:(17:21)
This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? “ thread about
converting pullovers into cardigans. Jasmin mentions the Landon cardigan, and  the Elsa cardigan.

Steeking videos 1 and 2

When Knitting Attacks:(22:22)
Gigi didn’t swatch for the Fantastic Beasts cowl. She should have.

This week we review  Star Trek Cross Stitch, by John Lohman

Straw into Gold:(36:09)

Jasmin is raving about Nicole Frost's batts and Ply Magazine

And Sew On:(47:20)
Gigi’s is taking the beginning sewing class at West Valley College. She loves it.
She used the industrial blind hemmer, sewed a corduroy skirt and was wrestling with nap,
installed yet another invisible zipper, sewed a lining to the zipper band by machine.
Last project is a camp shirt with techniques for matching stripes.  
Seersucker is a bear to work with. She will need a seam stick to sew seersucker dresses for Genevieve.

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