Friday, July 5, 2019

Not Enough Cake- Episode 540 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:32)
Jasmin has FINISHED her Sprig pullover, all that is left is to put in a personalized label from
Gigi: went back to the Polygon blanket.  Knitting coral hexagons.  Working on last ball of coral

The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, first sleeve is more than half done.
She worked on her Polwarth pullover.

She mentions the Sally Fox interview on the Reverberate Podcast and mentions #FarmToFashion
Gigi: Patons Kroy socks. New pair cast on in Slate Jacquard, needs heels, picked up stitches for
afterthought heels. Cast on one more sock.
Jasmin needs to do the tubular bind off for sleeve 1 of her Polwarth , and has got sleeve 2 on the needles.
She consulted Dr Gemma about her arbitrary knitting rules. She mentioned her Ixchel cardigan

Gigi: knitted more preemie hats 
Jasmin is made some progress on her Viajante.
Jasmin has swatched for her V-neck magpie tendency in Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio sock.

Events: (21:28):
- #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:(23:24)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  thread about shrinking

When Knitting Attacks:(28:38)
Gigi: preemie hats.  Tried knitting from the top down.  Unattractive.  
Jasmin mentioned Aja Barber. She is tired of the plastic
stitch markers breaking and is going to replace them with metal bulb shaped stitch markers.
We also like clover stitch markers

This week we review Go Vertical With Color Loops, by Amelia Archer

Tour de Fleece:(40:00)
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:(42:10) 
Genevieve is learning to sew. We are using  The Best of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids.
Sewing notebook paper, lines are getting straighter, she is more confident, and she set the machine to

a faster speed . She set up by herself.

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