Sunday, July 30, 2023

Load Testing- Episode 725- The Knitmore Girls

Raising a glass to friends, frothy cocktails, and a finished object.  🍸  Pattern: Ripple Halter by @jessssiemae, Rayon ribbon by @TessYarns, cocktail: @HaberdasherSJ’s Backhanded Compliment (Knob Creek Rye, Ancho Reyes Chile liqueur, agave, lime

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    On the Needles: (0:31)

    Events :(28:11)

    • Shark Week, hosted by Aquaman,  is over

    • Rhinebeck - Saturday with the family, October 21st

    • Cogknitive Fiber Retreat Nov 11

    Mother Knows Best :(32:38)

    When knitting Attacks: (42:35)

    Gigi: Using an H hook  size 8/ 5.0 for  crocheting the border.  Would prefer it a bit tighter 

    Jasmin: misread morellet pattern, had to rip out a section and re-do

    Gigi:  working with gourd shaped metal stitch markers. Happier with round rubber stitch markers.

    Knit more, know more :(47:43)

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

    Protests are ongoing, 381 days

    Sleeping on the roof       
    Survival of the Thickest

    And Sew On:(54:05)

    Jasmin: Order from PDF Plotting has arrived- time to trace and muslin some pants!

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