Sunday, November 10, 2019

Shlanket - Episode 557 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:42)

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect. All socks ate done.
Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new Black socks
Jasmin is nearly finished with her Tundra Jumper out of AVFKW Horizon; first sleeve is done and
attached, second sleeve is maybe 10 rounds from being done.
(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin
mentions the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which started in September and ended in November.

Jasmin is nearly at the armholes on the Jedi cardigan (Joji Locatelli’s baby wrap cardigan) for
Genevieve’s teacher #knittinginthedark
Gigi cast on a baby wrap cardigan out of Hue Loco for the True North Hearts and Hands donation.
Both fronts and the back of the body are done.

Jasmin mentions our collaboration with Lady Dye Yarns 

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:
Jasmin is almost finished with her Polwarth pullover, and she has started the Gatsby shawl

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

Events: (17:46)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag)
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

-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 (24:13)
Jasmin wore her Dissent cardigan, cottongrass pullover, houndstooth woven wrap
Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class, Nightshirts with
modesty panel. Night cap, Purlbreak Shlanket
Rex wore his Oliver Sweater, and fox hat

Mother Knows Best:(27:12)
This week we answer a question about  labels

When Knitting Attacks: (36:41)
Gigi: ready to Kitchener toe.  The stitches she dropped ran.
Dogs ran off with yarn. Took a whole day to untangle 

And Sew On:(41:34)
In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, she sewed the muslin for her fitted waistband.
Also, got started on the bodice alterations    Took in the sides, and took a sideways fisheye dart. 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 
Gigi is working on Tambouring technique. Challenging.  Should order one, instead of trying to fake it
with a crochet hook. The top of Jasmin's hook kept coming off. Glued it into submission. 
The midterm project is supposed to be embellishment and rejuvenation of something out of the closet;
due on Halloween.
Gigi found silk ribbon at Madonna's in Morgan Hill.
Got started on it on Saturday. And she did a lot of swatching

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