Thu, 25 May 2017
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On the Needles:(0:33)
Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater. . She is getting close to the hem, and needs to do ribbing next. Jasmin is really excited by how well it fits.
Jasmin is working on the raglan decreases on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”. Also, she has made a little progress on the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.
Jasmin loves the Knitter's Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters,by Ann Budd, Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, and is hoping Ann Budd will also write the Knitters Handy Book of Side to Side Sweaters.
Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Perfect for watching tv. My nap time project.
Gigi has not finished knitting the preemie beanie, and is working on it.
Jasmin has started the first sleeve on the Flirty Berberis as we record.
Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, has finished the foot of the second sock. She has started on the heels.
Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Washing sweaters for storage. She has 12 Sweaters done, 6 more to go.
She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls. She also pulled out her Where is the Opaque?
Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma will join us.
Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017. Training starts today
Monterey Wool Auction: Probably not. Genevieve has school the next day
Mother Knows Best:(32:13)
This week we talk about using tools from the other parts of your life.
When Knitting Attacks:(35:56)
Jasmin didn't read all of the directions for the Flirty Berberis and cast on the wrong sleeve. Rrrrrip.
Jasmin was overly enthusiastic in her highlighting and did THE WRONG SIZE. She is wondering if there is an Adobe fill-in fix?
Jasmin mentions the Te Fiti sweater
This week we review 60 Quick Luxury Knits
Tour de Fleece Training:(52:35)
Week 1: Pick Your Project!
And Sew On:(54:03)
Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns from twentyfiveandfour.com (patterns range from 1lb to about 7.5 lbs. seven different sizes), printed them out and wants to make plastic templates.
Direct download: WIP_It_Good_-_Episode_430_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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