Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Very Elegant Locusts- Episode 715- The Knitmore Girls


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    On the Needles :(0:34)

    • Gigi at Jasmin’s house knitting: striped socks for Andrew.

    • Jasmin swatched for an Adventure Tank by Fatimah Hinds in Tess Yarns raw silk (in a turquoise)

    • Jasmin swatched for a Morellet Top by Lana Jois in Oink Pigments Guild (Linen/silk)

    • Gigi: started Meadowlands 3.0 , Very potato chippy. 3 colors so far reddish purple, fuchsia, purple. Now: pumpkin and grey / lavender 

    • Gigi: cast on a  striped  preemie hat 

    • Jasmin finished the brim on Vertizontal Slouch hat #2 in some aged self-striping yarn

    • Jasmin continues on a Big Hair Much Care hat by Fatimah Hinds in Valkyrie Yarns self-striping yarn. (30% more stitches than as written)

    • Dipole hat, by Chin Matthews in Seismic Yarn’s butter sock in the “Escape” colorway. “Compassion Collection where 20% of gross sales will be donated to an organization that supports a marginalized community. As a Pride inspired colorway, it only makes sense that the donations go to The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQIA+ youth.”

    Events :(14:25)

    • #MeMadeMay is HERE!  weather turned cold, Gigi is wearing knitted socks again, and cowls

    • Jasmin is posting selfies of her me -mades. Wearing the Citrus Dress

    Mother Knows Best: (19:40)

    • Ask An Expert (the principal suggesting finger knitting and knitting dolls for the littles)

    When Knitting Attacks :(31:17)

    Fashion Analysis 2 Laundering

    Meadowlands 3.

    Knit more, know more :(36:10)

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

    Protests are ongoing, 297 days.

    And Sew on: (40:32)


    •  Genevieve’s pants: not happy with the fly zipper, seam ripped a number of times 

    • Dug out instructions from 1990 class 


    • Genevieve’s suit progress, Wedding 2023 project. (J dress pattern traced, muslin sewn and altered, ready to cut The Real Fabric.)

    • Visible mending fest continues! Yoga bolster with vines.

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