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On the Needles:(0:38)
While we record, Jasmin is swatching with Sublime by Black Trillium Fibre for a yet to be determined sweater.
She is working on a Sideways Dude and likes it so much, she is planning to knit more.
She is making concept drawings for a Te Fiti sweater. She has mini skeins from Twisted Owl that will be perfect. She also is planning a Moana Sweater.
Jasmin has finished the sleeves and joined them to the body on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”.
She reminisces about big skeins from Abstract Fiber.
Gigi is working on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and has only needs to bind off.
Jasmin has joined the side seams and started the first sleeve on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.
Gigi has started another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company. She started it with Judy's Magic Cast On.
Jasmin has made some progress on the Hearthstone pullover for Genevieve out of Twisted Owl Fibers “eye searing pink”.
Gigi has finished the sleeves of the Sidewalk sweater. Try-it- on tubing. She did twisted stitches for cuffs. She shortened the sleeves. And it is heavy .
Jasmin has closed the first end of the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.
Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, leg part of the second sock
Gigi is knitting preemie hats that were inspired by 60 Quick Knits for Kids.
Gigi has pulled all her woolens out of her closet, to wash before storing them .
Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.
Jasmin mentions the Unicorn Wool Wash
What are you doing for your seasonal transition?
Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.
Tour De Fleece :July-ish
Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD
Mother Knows Best:(43:20)
This week for Mother Knows Best, we talk about adapting a yarn with a gauge different from the pattern, using a Percentages/proportion system of pattern changing. Jasmin mentions her Katarina.
When Knitting Attacks:(48:05)
Gigi couldn't find her bias loop cowl, that was hiding in plain sight, but it finally turned up
She needed to do the kitchenering on it. It is done looser than on a sock, and she kept fighting with it. Also, it was not as smooth as she would have liked.
Dogs help with Rex's sleeves that Jasmin was knitting.
Gigi was working on the 3 color cowl. She counted all the stitches, and had one too many.
She found a split a stitch two rows down, she also had dropped a stitch, and laddered that up
This week we are purloining "Pattern Stalking" from the Yarniacs, hosted by Gayle and Sharlene.
Gigi is looking for a plain, polished and understated cardigan, to knit her Portwine colored yarn from Abstract Fiber.
She is considering Elizabeth Doherty's Donner
This week we review
50 Garter Stitch Gifts to Knit
And Sew on:(1:05:54)
Gigi pulled out the bin with hats from Fleece Hat Friends that she had started ages ago.
She is hating the slick fiberfill she got from Jasmin.
Jasmin talks about Julie's Green Room