Friday, December 4, 2020

A Tablespoon and a Half of Yarn - Episode 605 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:46)

Gigi finished knitting the Pointed Firs shawl out of smokey grey, needs to be blocked 

Jasmin is about halfway on her (RAVELRY LINK) The Betty and Judy Lodge Sweater, knit in Little Skein Harvest sport “Blue Christmas”

Jasmin opened her Advent stitch markers from WeeOnes

Gigi is knitting on the heel of the (RAVELRY LINK)  Sashay socks from the Operation Sock Drawer book at Hicklebee's  

Jasmin has made some progress on the L’Escargot Bleu shawl (by Espace Tricot) in Sea Change Fibers by The Dye Project Ecola Worsted

Gigi is enjoying the (RAVELRY LINK) Excavation, a diagonal fringed scrap blanket out of leftover sock yarn.

Gigi finished knitting another pair of (RAVELRY LINK) Jelly Roll socks, out of leftover yarn from the Xmas socks. Neon pink and purple.

Gigi cast on for the second Make Your Heels Strong socks. 

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Gigi cast on her third(RAVELRY LINK) Treppenviertel out of black Diptera fingering in merino/ silk by Lolabean 

In Stitches:(14:36)

Jasmin wore her (RAVELRY LINK) Bandit Cardigan, her (RAVELRY LINK) Calligraphy Cardigan.

(RAVELRY LINK) Rex and (RAVELRY LINK) Genevieve both wore their matching Oliver sweaters.

Genevieve wore her Baby Bandit cardigan

Gigi wore the (RAVELRY LINK) knitmore cowl and a Knitmore 2.0 cowl and all kinds of socks 


The Operation Sock Drawer book was published in October. Call Hicklebees for a PERSONALIZED, SIGNED copy.

 Lucy Neatby is closing her website by the end of the year, so she can focus on teaching and designing 


We mention the new Benedict Cumberbatch Grinch movie

Stitches at home February 5-7, 2021

Stitches West 2021 has been canceled

Stitches West 2022 will be in Sacramento, March 3-6

Mother Knows Best:(27:39)

Ask a friend to do the thing you can’t/hate doing.

When Knitting Attacks: (34:02)

Gigi disliked her latest rendition of the Knitmore cowl

Gigi was working on the leftover Xmas socks jelly roll socks. She ran out of base color yarn halfway through the second sock. Gigi decided to block the Xmas socks. The water turned pink 

That necessitated soaking the socks with Citric Acid and setting the color in the microwave 

Knits in Space:(41:14)

Things You Missed in History Class: episode on the early history of knitting Jasmin listenes to Broadway HD
Jasmin mentioned The 42nd Stitch Podcast

And Sew On: (50:45)

Jasmin blocked, sewed the Liberty of London Bias tape in, and sewed the buttons on her Bandit cardigan, all that’s left is the buttonhole bias tape side.

Jasmin machine sewed buttonholes in the grosgrain ribbon for her Calligraphy Cardigan, Cassidy cardigan, and Bandit cardigan.

Jasmin likes the Janome Special Edition 3000 (if you call Ray's, let Ken know that the Knitmores sent you!)

Gigi is taking a virtual tailoring class at Cañada college.

The shell of the coat is done.

Today and next Wednesday, the coats are due.

She pinned the lining pattern and cut it. She still needs to stay stitch all the seam lines, sew pieces together, and attach. We are not bagging the lining

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