Thu, 9 August 2018
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On the Needles:(0:42)
Gigi has picked up her Purlbreak again, and is planning to knit another one, she likes it so much.
Jasmin is slowly working on a Knitmore Vanilla Sock, with the Cynthia variation, made out of
in Cadet Blue .These socks have no heel flap and no gusset stitches
Jasmin has made some progress on her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by
Joji Locatelli. Rustic fingering base, "Shades of Jade" Gradient, by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.
raglan shaping of the yoke and separated the different pieces, and is knitting the sleeves.
Interpretations Volume 5, by Joji Locatelli. Swatch was too transparent, so she threw it in the dryer.
Gigi soaked and rinsed the yarn for the Ridgeline Cowl.
Gigi, also has a preemie hat on the needles in Regia.
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started
- Stash Dash: May 25 - August 27 2018.
- Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day
- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018
- Vogue Live San Francisco: September 21-23
Mother Knows Best:(17:06)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" about picking contrast yarn
Gigi mentions a colorwheel.
When Knitting Attacks:(24:22)
Gigi pulled yarn for a Jessica Jones cowl for Jasmin. Pattern is written for fingering weight, yarn is bulky.
Gigi lost a game of chicken with the Purlbreak.
Preemie hat . She was going to do the crown with a pattern from Firmament, but the patterns continue
out of the pattern on the brim.
This week we review Coastal Crochet, by Karen Whooley
Straw into Gold:(37:20)
Jasmin PLIES! Jasmin mentions the Will Taylor Kate, and the Aker Kate
And Sew On:(40:33)
Gigi is working on a camp shirt. Pocket is done, fronts are attached to back, collar is sewn, plackets
on sleeves done. Sleeves are set in, underarm seams are done
She spent two evenings getting the tension right on the rescue serger.
Gigi mentions her serger book.
Direct download: Bilingual_Tape_Measure_-_Episode_493_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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