Thu, 27 October 2016
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Jasmin has made significant progress on her Ashburn , in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize.
Gigi has finally started a pattern, the January Skies,#BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres
Jasmin got some golden yarn from Voolenvine out of the Blitz base in the Harpsichord colorway.
This will also be a #BigBadBergalong.
Jasmin has finished the sleeves on the Gone Astray sweater for Genevieve and joined them to the body.
Gigi has finished knitting her part of the Polygon blanket, by TinCanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibers. We love the clear, blanket size knitting bag. Also, she has started the Pop blanket, and Gigi is not sure she likes the bind off row.
Gigi finished Vanilla socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings for Jasmin.
Gigi also finished yet another preemie hat. She is planning to make pom poms for the hats.
Jasmin is wearing knitted socks with her clear Converse
We will be attending Stitches West, sometime in February.
The newest prize is a skein of Canon Hand Dyed yarn in the "You Really Must Get Some Flounces" colorway.
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 bleeding spinning fiber.
Gigi was challenged by the very long repeat on the self striping sock yarn.
Jasmin got confused about right and wrong side row on her Ashburn.
Grown, by Kate Oates
We are delighted to be part of the Grown Tour.
We also reviewed her Knits for Boys some time ago and loved it.
We love that the e-book is linked to ravelry and other websites
Gigi reminisces about the Ribbi Cardi
Jasmin also thinks that some of these sweaters would look amazing made out of the gradient yarns from Knit Circus.
There was a pop, smoke, power loss, and then some excellent (and prompt) help.
Gigi tried to finish her Tour de Fleece spinning, and her driveband popped.
She was trying to fill the bobbin of her Woolee Winder to the brim.
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