Friday, December 13, 2019

ProcrastiKnitting - Episode 562 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.
Akerworks: We like making things.

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Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.
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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.
With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at

 On the Needles:(0:48)

Gigi: Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes. Both heels are turned, working on feet

Jasmin is nearly done re-knitting the second sleeve on the Jedi cardigan 
Gigi has finished the wrap sweater, neckband is done 
Gigi  finished the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, and blocked and mailed

Jasmin  finished with the colorwork, and made good progress on Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater 
(Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK during Knives Out (possibly at the underarm?).

Gigi: Wee Envelope sweater : sleeves and shoulders done

Jasmin mended Genevieve’s hearthstone by doing a knitted on patch she saw a tutorial for.

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:
Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Events: (12:40)
- Yarn Canada for Good  LINK?
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag)
- 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 (16:41)
Yarn Girls V-Neck, Goin’ Gold hat
Gigi: Night cap, red cowl 

Mother Knows Best:(20:48)
One bite at a time. (Wash one sweater, etc)

When Knitting Attacks: (27:41)
Jasmin ran out of yarn while #knittinginthedark
Gigi's slipped stitches turned out crooked.

Straw into Gold:(29:47)
Shave em to save em. Livestock Conservancy
Jasmin mentions the Sheepspot podcast

And Sew On:(33:10)
For Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College: made a new, clean bodice muslin, set in sleeves and 
separating zipper on the  bodice 
Also, continued to copy alterations to bodice to the pattern 
Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. Turned in binder with all notes.

Final project was due last week. Home dec sofa cushion with trapunto.  Design is an ancient Persian 
drinking vessel with a ram motif.  Challenging to copy the Design onto the fabric.
Free motion quilting was not hard, needed to make sure stitch length looked good.
Needed 3 techniques. Did some beading. Threaded a quilted channel with cotton cord for 
the 3rd technique.

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