Saturday, June 13, 2020

Reproductive Labor - Episode 580 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:40)
Jasmin is roughly 12 rounds from the collar of her   Embrace Octopus pullover in Oink Pigments
“Motion of the Ocean” and “Hibiscus Kiss”. #projectsweaterchest
Gigi is visualizing Opus the Octopus.
Gigi is working on the Pointed Firs shawl in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth, Alpaca, Possum in a pale, smoky grey.
Jasmin is ¾ finished with her FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn, Sun River base in “persimmon”
and “Espresso”.
Gigi is knitting a Knitmore Cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn. It is grey with raspberry flashes 
She is writing writing up the pattern as she knits.
Jasmin is working on the back of the  Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts
Gigi is working on the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in St. Louis Blues with Knitcompanion.
Jasmin is still on the first CC stripe on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong)
Gigi finished the Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.
Gigi blocked a Girls Just Wanna Have Fun shawl, by Afifa for a friend
Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit. There are hats in various states of construction.
Gigi set up a blocking station in the garage 
Private stash dash: Gigi is trying to get stuff finished finished finished 

In Stitches (21:29)
Gigi is wearing a cozy half lined night shirt.
Jasmin talks about wearing her caftan and Southern Comfort

The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October
knitty.com   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled
Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Mother Knows Best:(27:48)
Do it, even if the circumstances aren’t perfect

When Knitting Attacks: (35:26)
Jasmin missed some stitches on her Embrace Octopus
Gigi's Ochre Cardigan was challenging
Gigi's Sewn bowl cozy, came out worse for wear from the wash
She kitchenered a cowl,  in the Fiberseed Knitmore colorway with intentional pooling.
Jasmin mentioned the Presser foot for sewing curves

Knits in Space:(43:31)
Virtual sleepover! SO MUCH FUN!
Virtual Blocking Session

And Sew On:(47:53)
Gigi sewed quilting lines into the bowl cozy.
She took photos of the half lined night gowns 
Gigi finished yet another half lined night shirt

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