Sunday, October 2, 2022

An Iliad - Length Epic- Episode 686 - The Knitmore Girls

Hi, all. I’ve started getting concerned messages since it’s been almost a month since we’ve recorded.  I caught COVID on my way home from New York, and while I’m over the Covid, it’s not over me yet. So clingy and needy.  (Nobody else caught it; I isolate 

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On the Needles: (0:39)


  • Stash Dash May 27 - End of August (bostonjen1 won, with a 16,707 meter margin)

  • STITCHES SoCal in Pasadena! nope

  • Pacific International Quilt Fest in 0ctober

Mother Knows Best:(17:47)

When you help others, you also help yourself (NY trip)

Mood Fabric

When Knitting Attacks:(27:12)

R2 found a ball of yarn 

Altblebragenser: not sure if it’s Covid fog, or vague directions, or both, but attack, after attack, after attack.

Knit more, know more:(33:09)

A segment about Persian culture, history, or just generally cool stuff about persian people.

“Befarmayid" (Gigi uses the formal tense, ending with a 'd', Jasmin uses the casual tense, ending with the 'n'.)

Knits in Space:(36:27)

Gigi borrowed Wings of Fire series book 14

Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird stage production

And Sew On :(41:41)

Textile Analysis class. Cotton seed from Foxfire Farms colored cotton 

No mention of the slave trade in textbook 

Textile Kit has 205 fabric samples. Protein, synthetic and cellulose 

Teacher wears only stuff she has made 

Started testing for fiber content of fabric using acetone, bleach and fire

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