Monday, December 23, 2019

When Lightning Strikes - Episode 563 - The Knitmore Girls

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 On the Needles:(0:31)

Gigi: Drea’s shawl : Oink Pigments. White and "Zoot Soot" stripes, accent border in "Mommy Dearest" red.
Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes. Both heels are turned, working on feet
Jasmin  finished with the back and is nearly finished with the front of  Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater 
(Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK during Knives Out 
Gigi  finished the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, blocked, mailed and received!
Jasmin worked on a pair of Christmas colored socks from The Cozy Knitter
Gigi has finished the wrap sweater.
Jasmin started Bleideag by Ysolda out of West Wool Bicycle, held doubled. Modifying to make it
34” #chooseyourownadventurekal

Gigi: Wee Envelope sweater : knitting done. Thinking of doing a Wooly Wormhead hat with i-cord edging

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

Events: (14:36)
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag)
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!
  • Stitches West! Feb 20 - 23
    -We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.

In Stitches (16:45)
Gigi: Night cap, red cowl, nightgown, Lorelei cowl.

Mother Knows Best:(19:25)
Make a list. Now cross things off that you don’t want to do. #grinchalong.

When Knitting Attacks: (26:44)
Drea's Shawl did not look like the Pinterest picture. Gigi was inspired by teaspoonthief's picture.
Gigi's slipped stitches turned out crooked.

And Sew On:(29:39)
Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College: made a new, clean bodice muslin, set in sleeves and 
separating zipper on the  bodice 
Gigi mentions Fast Fit
Also, continued to copy alterations to bodice to the pattern 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College:
Final project was due last week. Home dec sofa cushion with trapunto.  Design is an ancient Persian 
drinking vessel with a ram motif. 

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