Saturday, July 27, 2019

Public Knitters - Episode 543 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:34)

One minute update: Niki.
Thank you, Kevin and LittleSkeinAnne for co-hosting in Mom's absence!
** admin update. Episodes 101-491 aren’t available until we finish admin work on them.
Gigi: finished a pair of socks in Paton's Kroy

Started another pair with vacation yarn.
The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, sleeves are done, steek has been done.
Jasmin is still casting on Panjereh top by Christina Danaee out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio sock.

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment MAL we're collaborating on!
Jasmin mentions her Tundra pullover, body is done nearly to the armholes.
Answered sister’s knitting questions, showed nieceling how to knit and purl.  
Also, helped her warp her Melissa and Doug tapestry loom.  She made a picture tapestry with
cardboard strips and then warped it again and she started a  project with bulky yarn.  
Jasmin’s Viajante is 16g from the mesh section.
Jasmin swatched for a Harukaze top in Lady Dye Fingering. 

In Stitches (27:44)
Gigi wore two dresses that she had sewn years ago. Nightshirt with modesty panel 
Also, wore A line skirt with invisible zipper from beginning clothing construction. Skirt was amazingly

Events: (29:54):
- #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,
-Shark Week starts July 28

Mother Knows Best:(31:31)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  thread about steeks. 
Jasmin mentions her even feed foot
Jasmin loves Anna Zilborg's Perfect Buttonhole out of Knitting For Anarchists, or you can try the
book via XRX's Stitchips!

Lucy Neatby uses a very polished steek finishing technique in her finishing book.

When Knitting Attacks:(44:04)
Gigi: Casting on for socks. Had one stitch too many.  Dropped last stitch. Turns out, I had missed a stitch
doing k2, p2.  Needed to make a cast on stitch 

Jasmin: Sewed steek before blocking.

Tour de Fleece:(48:11)
Bobbin core: replaced! Weaving instead of spinning.
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:(53:28)
Dress form class at Cañada College. Had second fitting for the dress form cover.  Foam body arrived 

Thierry Mugler exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal.

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