Mon, 12 September 2011
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On the Needles:(0:36)
Gigi is working on Romi Hill's Taygete, putting on the edging, a pair of Vanilla socks with an afterthought heel, a premie hat out of leftover sock yarn, her second Ophidian by Sivia Harding, in Cascade Heritage.
Mother Knows Best: (12:07)
Answering how to fit knitware into daily wardrobe. More solid colors are easier to match. Knitware is supposed to be the show piece, so the wardrobe needs to be edited to show off the knitting.
When Knitting Attacks: (22:10)
Gigi forgets to read her instructions and had to pull out most of the stitches she had picked up for the edging. Also, she managed to spill beads for the Ophidian all over the couch.
Review: ( 24:57)
A Life in Stitches by Rachel Herron. Not a romance novel but about the love of yarn, and knitting and people. Jasmin has been reading her blog, for years. Some parts are sad.
We liked it.
And Sew On: (32:04)
Jasmin is working on a tablecloth and napkins out of linen from Mood. She is working on straightening the edges and hemming. Her 1975 Singer Touch and Sew is disagreable, and challenging. Gigi confessed that she is running a halfway house for wayward sewing machines. Fabric needs to be cut on the straight of grain so garments hang straight. To compensate for shrinkage and straightening loss, one needs to purchase a bit more fabric. They are thinking about doing pulled thread hems for the napkins by hand.
Straw Into Gold: (44:35)
Jasmin is working on plying yarn for Andrew's 10 year sweater. Gigi will be spinning soon on a borrowed spinning wheel.