Sunday, October 27, 2019

You Get An Increase! And YOU get an Increase! - Episode 555 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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We all have it, we all snicker about it.
Fun Fur.
Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.
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On the Needles:(0:40)
We mentioned GISHWHES.
Jasmin did Little Brother and Big Brother hats. She loves Knitcompanion.
Jasmin is nearly finished with her Tundra Jumper out of AVFKW Horizon. Sleeve progress.
(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin
mentions the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which started in September and ends in November.

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect. Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black socks
Gigi made more hexagons for the Polygon blanket. Finished one more color, only one ball left 
Jasmin is knitting the Polwarth
Gigi mentioned KIno Knits
Jasmin cast on a Jedi cardigan (Joji Locatelli’s baby wrap cardigan) for Genevieve’s teacher
#knittinginthedark. She knitted a wrap cardigan for Rex.
Gigi wants to knit some too, out of Hue Loco Yarn

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

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

SPOILER: Woolly Wormhead has a new book coming out!

Jasmin cast on the Little Brother Bubbles Hat out of Cedar House Yarns worsted, and completed it.
She also made progress on  Mẹ hat (the autumn vines beret) out of Cepholopod Yarns Codex.
Jasmin talks about the Mouse Christmas Sweaters .
Jasmin mentions the Sleep Genius App.

Events: (29:09)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
-Half marathon for the knitting group to work on baby layette. RECAP 
-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 (43:45)
Jasmin wore her Cottongrass Pullover,LINK and stripey Canon Hand Dyes cowl, t
he BostonJen Greyhaven hat, sarcastic unicorn cowl, hamilknit hat LINK
Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class
Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap
Genevieve wore her Barberry cardigan LINK
Rex wore his Oliver Sweater

Mother Knows Best:(47:55)
This week we answer a question about finding yarn for charity knitting

When Knitting Attacks: (54:29)
Gigi: working on heel increases for Vanilla is the new black socks.  Did one increase correctly,
put the second one in a random spot 
Jasmin tries late night mending.

And Sew On:(58:33)
In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, she got the muslin for her skirt fitted; next step is the waistband.  
Also, got started on the bodice 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 
Gigi turned in beading and sequin Techniques 
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 

Gigi handed  in a project plan, a description of what we are planning, cost estimate and techniques

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