Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Hurricane Technique - Episode 577 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:42)
Jasmin is almost at the armholes on her Embrace Octopus pullover in Oink Pigments “Motion of the
Ocean” and “Hibiscus Kiss”. #projectsweaterchest
Gigi dug out Opus the Octopus. Two tentacles  are done. This is my weekend knitting 
Jasmin is working on the back of her Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts
Gigi is working on he Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in a denim color with Knitcompanion

Jasmin has finished both sleeves and is nearly finished with the body of her Ursa pullover in
Gigi is working on Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.

Gigi cast on the Versaci herringbone shawl Pointed Firs in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth , Alpaca, Possum in
a pale smoky grey.  The pattern is visible
Jasmin is working on the Foolproof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn "Sun River" in "Espresso" and "Persimmon". 
Gigi set up a preemie hat kit. Knitted one, it needs a pompom.  3 are finished 

In Stitches (13:19)
#MeMadeMay is coming up: Gigi wore a nightgown!

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Jasmin got a processed fleece from Morro Fleeceworks that she bought at last year's Spinning at the Winery 
Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Mother Knows Best:(17:32)
Go big, since you’re already home. Try something new and outrageous with your knitting/baking/styling. 

When Knitting Attacks: (24:20)
Gigi was attacked by her Pointed Firs

Knits in Space:(29:50)
Taking walks and laughing with Sam. 
Dr Gemma does Instagram Lives
Sasha of Sheepspot does Instagram lives
Pawley Studios does a Twitch stream

And Sew On:(36:23)
Gigi is almost finished with the third half-lined nightshirt, she did the coverstitching. She tells the  
saga of the missing box with presser feet. 
She got beautiful fabric from Joanne’s, ordered a pattern. 

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