Sunday, October 13, 2019

How I Goal - Episode 553- The Knitmore Girls

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Episode 553
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On the Needles:(0:38)
Jasmin FINISHED her test knit for ThePetiteKnitter (cottongrass jumper) in Malabrigo worsted!
(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin mentions
the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which starts in September and ends in November.
She loves Knitcompanion
Tundra pullover is growing
When do you lose interest in your project?

Gigi made two more hexagons for the Polygon blanket.

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Polwarth pullover.

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect .
Gigi washed and blocked old projects: Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirmaier

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Gigi knitted an Armley beanie by Woolly Wormhead out of pink yarn. 
Needs blocking and end weaving 
SPOILER: Woolly Wormhead has a new book coming out!

Events: (17:57)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
-Half marathon for the knitting group to work on baby layette
-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.
If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

In Stitches (24:04)
Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class
Gigi showed off her Citron, the Aeolian and the Viajante in class.

Mother Knows Best:(28:24)
2662 - Alternating skeins
Gigi mentions the Best Friend Sweater

When Knitting Attacks: (39:33)
Pairfect kids socks: Gigi didn’t like how they look.  Also, She needs to shorten the leg to ankle length 
Soaked the Purlbreak, had issues with red spots on white contrasts 
Vitamin C cardigan: Not sure if I have use for a white wool cardigan 
Jasmin: Hearthstone puppy attack

And Sew On:(45:06)
In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College she got the muslin for her skirt fitted; she re-did the back and
sewed it with basting stitches.
Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

Gigi turned in quilting technique samples, and she is working on smocking and cartridge pleating samples.  
The midterm project is supposed to be Embellishment and rejuvenation of something out of the closet;
the final is supposed to be sewn from scratch 

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