Thu, 3 November 2016
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Gigi has a raging case of Startosis, she started a pair of Vanilla socks out of Regia. She is also knitting a pair of Vanilla socks out of Opal, from the Vincent Van Gogh line, in Starry Night. Furthermore, she dug out some socks out of Julianna’s fibre on Etsy, that she had started last year: Under the Mistletoe, which is a Holiday self-striping yarn.
Jasmin has been working on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and has nearly finished the first set of beaded sheep.
Three sizes of patterns:
Welcome to the Flock, baby size
Gone Astray, child size and
(All of the modifications Jasmin mentions are on her project page.)
Gigi finished the knitting of the Selvedges cardigan by Amy Christoffers. Now it needs finishing
Jasmin swatched for her Hamilknit hat.
Jasmin has also made progress on the Anna cardigan. Gigi has been working on the Puerto Montt, Martina Behm, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise, in the color Nautic Miles. This is intelligent garter stitch. Gigi pulled yarn for two sweaters to knit.
Gigi knitted preemie hats and made tiny pompoms on the Clover pompon maker
and Jasmin mention the Geeky Girls podcast.
Jasmin talks about NCIS, last week: Abby knits for the new team members, Torres comes around at the end.
We will be attending Stitches West, sometime in February. Date TBA when we know it.
We have a winner! GirlinKnots won a skein of You really have to get Flounces!
The newest prize is a house special#2 kit from the bar maids.
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:
Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.
Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.
We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.
#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.
This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about using leaders and spinning faster
Gigi's January Skies: she lost track of row count, ripped back, found that she hadn't knitted too much, re-knitted what she had ripped out. Also, she noted that on a bobble row, she was knitting on the back row, doing k5tog, she had dropped one loop, noticed it a few rows later, and secured it with a locking stitch marker.
Also, she misplaced her bag with the sock in progress.
Yarnitecture, by Jillian Moreno
Direct download: Knitting_with_my_Feet-_Episode_401-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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