Friday, June 7, 2019

Spicy Rocky Road - Episode 536 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:33)
We are drooling over ice cream. The Perfect Scoop.
Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.
Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. 45  green squares
are done so far, have yarn for one more, 48 purple squares.
Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is separated for the armholes!

She remains  enthusiastic about Knitcompanion
Gigi is working on  the Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg. Yarn from Stitches 2018

Jasmin has separated the sleeves on her #chooseyourownadventureKAL Sprig
in Squashblossom yellow and is zooming down the body.
Gigi suggests buttons by Sheila Ernst
Jasmin mentions the pleased expression on @antigonaNYC on Instagram in her Tundra Pullover. She also loves A Verb For Keeping Warm
Jasmin is making progress on the front on her  Myrna top by Joan Michael-McGowan out of
Gigi is knitting the Long Pure Garter Stitch Mitts, by Cat Bordhi, in Forbidden Fiber Co, Merino Nylon Stellina
in Coal Train
Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan.
Jasmin mentions Sally Fox
Gigi is knitting more socks out of Patons Kroy, both need to be kitchenered and afterthought heeled.

Events: (23:46):
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is BACK ON!
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24
- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Knot along
Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving
-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

Mother Knows Best:(25:44)
This week we discuss Franklin Habit’s  from the Lion Brand blog piece about the things we leave behind.

When Knitting Attacks:(41:11)
Gigi is working on Cat Bordhi wristers.  Edges are not crisp, but loose and flaring.  Frogged.
Will slip 1st stitch.  Yarn lost color all over my hands.  

The Art of Circular Yokes, by Kerry Bogert

Tour de Fleece Training:(1:02:46)
Week 3:  take 25g and spin a sample to test both your fiber, and your wheel.

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:(1:04:03)
Sewing machine is back. Jasmin really likes Ray’s sewing in SJ.

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