Friday, June 28, 2019

Let Me Count the Ways - Episode 539 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:32)
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The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, first sleeve is more than half done.
Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan. Knit up all the yarn that was frogged.
Got to the waist.  Need to figure out how I want to do the hip increases. Jasmin references the
Jasmin has finished the collar of the Sprig pullover.
Gigi is working on  The Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg. Yarn from Stitches 2018.
Jasmin is made some progress on her Viajante.
Jasmin references the Elephant and Piggie children's books.
Gigi loves her Einstein coat.
We mention the Yarniacs podcast.
Jasmin made some good progress on her Asfaltflickan Pony socks (Vanilla is the new black)
Gigi: Patons Kroy socks. New pair cast on in Slate Jacquard, needs heels and toes. Cast on one more.
Gigi is knitting the Long Pure Garter Stitch Mitts, by Cat Bordhi. First one done,
need to do 3 needle bind off on the second one.

Events: (24:36):
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls
- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not along
Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving
-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

Mother Knows Best:(26:24)
This week we answer a question from the what do you want to hear about thread about searching for errata.

When Knitting Attacks:(36:31)
Gigi is working on Cat Bordhi wristers . Did first one with slipped edges, forgot that for second one.  
Need to set color when I am done

Patons Kroy Socks: forgot that I needed to purl the soles 
Count on the socks is off. Instead of 28 stitches each, I have 26 and 27
Can’t find second set of sock rockets 

This week we review Glamourie, Alice Starmore

Tour de Fleece Training:(49:15)
- Week 6: Find your support network
Join Team Sasquatch if you haven't done so already.
Also, be mindful of your body. Ergonomics. Make sure you are Knitting Comfortably

And Sew On:(50:16) 
Genevieve is learning to sew. The Best of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids.

Sewing notebook paper, lines are getting straighter, more confident, set the machine to a faster speed

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