Friday, April 12, 2019

NBD - Episode 528 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:44)
Jasmin has finished her Aumangea pullover. 3rd sweater in 2019, NBD.
Gigi is working on her first project from Stitches West 2019, the Drea’s Shawl, out of Oink Pigments .
The yarn came!
Jasmin has swatched for a Weekender by Andrea Mowry out of Lisa Souza BFL worsted in “Blue Spruce”
Gigi is working on the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. More than 27 squares done.

Jasmin is about 25% done with the Intermezzo Cowl by Rahymah out of Lisa Souza Cashmere/Silk
Fingering in “Squashblossom”. Genevieve coopted it in a waiting room.

Gigi decided to cast on something else after all.  Newsprint cowl out of Oink Pigments in grey and black.
Jasmin has washed the yarn (Anzula "For Better or For Worsted") for her Dissent pullover.   MC "1
Red Shoe", CC black, maybe every third “chain” in gold?
Gigi is swatching for the next project:  Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl, Out of Neighborhood Fiber
Co,  in Studio Chunky in the color Reservoir Hill, a blue so deep and rich, it is almost black.  

Jasmin started a sock in Oink PigmentsRoy G Pig” to replace the one on our Knitmore Vanilla Sock
pattern, and worked on it during “Falsettos”.
Dug out a WIP: Ysolda’s Poza, out of A Verb for Keeping WarmFloating “ in Quartz.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante. Maybe done by Stitches West 2020?

Events: (27:54):
- May 18 (tentatively) Spinning at the Winery
- Stash dash end of May till sometime in August
Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month, April to May
-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

In Stitches:(30:11)
- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, Ridgeline cowl, wool socks, Beast Keeper Shawl
- Jasmin: wool socks, looped loop cowl, hamilknit hat
- Genevieve: Kapuzin hoodie
- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

Mother Knows Best:(32:53)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?' thread about washing yarn.
Jasmin mentions Citric Acid.

When Knitting Attacks: (42:48)
Watching Project Runway, didn’t pay attention, knitted ¾ row past the EoR marker
Blanket square. Missed an increase, had to tink back three rows
Problems with the scales.

A New Spin on Color, by Alana Wilcox

Jasmin also mentions Spin To Knit  and Twisted Sister's Sock Book and Ply Magazine.

And Sew On:(53:19)
Pinning for sewing: parallel or perpendicular?
Watching Project Runway. Question is always: Who is the client?

Reading a book by The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dress Making; How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear them with Style

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