Friday, April 3, 2020

The Princess and the Purl Stitch - Episode 570 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:42)
Gigi is working on the French Cancan shawl in Oink Pigments dk, extra fine Superwash merino, in the
"Birthday Suit" colorway.  Gigi strung one length of beads onto   Oral B Superfloss with beads. She needs
to knit a swatch and figure out bead placement. 

Spruce green while on video chat. She’s finished the front, and is nearly finished with the back.

Gigi  is working on yet another pair of the Vanilla is the New Black socks, out of Patons Kroy with
black and red and brown stripes. She got both socks to the toe decreases. 

Jasmin started (and is making great progress) on her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in
The Dye Project’s Ecola Worsted in “Painted Lady”. 
Gigi is ready to knit the Ochre cardigan She kitted everything up, and  wound the yarn
Gigi is swatching for a fade cowl. The pattern recommended worsted yarn held double.
Gigi was swatching with  Onyx Fiber Arts fingering yarn on size 1 needles, using the Knitmore cowl as
a template, and she is using Knitcompanion

In Stitches (33:38)
Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under
the #todaysknitoutfit hashtag
Gigi: sleeping hat, socks, Paton’s Kroy socks, she didn’t feel the purl stitches 
Go on Instagram and post what you are doing to cheer yourself up!

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Mother Knows Best:(35:48)
Be bold. 

When Knitting Attacks: (42:50)
Gigi's Joker and the Thief knitting attack won yarn chicken .

Gigi is wrestling with the bead placement in the lace pattern for the French Cancan

Knits In Space:(45:47)
Entertainment, culture, uplifting stuff. Virtual board games. Clue script reading.

And Sew On:(50:24)
Gigi found a sewing UFO, it is a  white on black toile print. It is a flared skirt with lining.  
Pressed zipper open. Sewed I invisible zipper with new to me technique. Easiest way ever. Couldn’t find
textbook for technique, Got Sandra Betzina's Power Sewing off the shelf.  Doesn’t need a hemostat.
Sewed in zipper, center back seam, hemmed lining, serged bottom of hem. Pressed hems. Pinned skirt

and lining together. 

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