Thursday, May 22, 2014

Episode 6: It's a Choking Hazard


Master Status (2:21):
Alicia is all caught up. She knit swatches 1-6. Natalie finished swatch 6. Alicia and Natalie
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Master Plan:(4:52)
Natalie and Lish are going to work on the decrease swatches 7 and 8 and block swatches 1-6. The girls discuss their favorite wool soaks. They plan on beginning their research for the blocking report.

In our hands: (9:42)
Alicia cast on an American Girl Doll Empire Waist Dress by Elaine Phillips with Patons Beehive Baby Sport. Natalie cast on a Sockhead hat byKelly McClurein Unique Sheep Verve in the Insecta Gradiance colorway. She Cast on 8 more stitches than the pattern calls for to make it a bit bigger.

Dropped stitches:(17:57)
Natalie literally dropped a stitch when working on her 50 rows shawlette and had to used a crochet needle to pick it up.  

Master Pieces:(18:58)
Alicia finally finished herBlank CanvasbyYsolda Teaguewith Malabrigo Arroyo in a Prussia Blue colorway. She discusses having difficulty picking up the stitches from the bind off.  She also finished a basic hat using up some of her Vanna’s Choice acrylic stash.
Natalie finishedLala’s Simple Shawlby Laura Linneman aka Lala of the Knitgirlls video podcast in some of her older handspun from Romeldale pin drafted roving from Ozark Carding Mill, LLC.  
She knit three simple preemie hats used well marinated stash yarn, Lorna Laces Sport in the Cubs colorway.  She used this yarn for thesocksshe knit during the week of her wedding. She knit these hats for the charity drive for the Rays Stitch n Pitch which is on June 8th.  They are donating them toAll Children’s Hospital in St. Pete. She also finished the  50 Rows Shawlette by Susan B Anderson in Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted in purple colorway and then a pink/red colorway. The girls also decided a choking characteristic is not something they want in their hand knits. She also finished spinning Bellatrix yarn from the SW Merino in a red and black coloryway by Abstract Fiber Arts and will be gifting for Jessie TinyAnt.

Future Stitches (40:58):
Natalie wants to knit the swatches of the spinning swatches she completed from the black corriedale fleece she bought at SAFF in 2010.  This is for the SPAKAL with the knitmore girls and also Tour de Fleece withTeam Sasquatch. Natalie  explainsTour de Fleece.
Alicia decided she is going to knit the Swivel Pullover by Kerri Blumer published in Interweave Knits Winter 2014. She is going to knit it withDebbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Emerald Green.
She also discusses an important friendship and offered to knit theChocolate Passion- Jacket with Cables in Alaskaby DROPS design for one of her first friends from Bowling Green, Kelly.

On the Road:(49:2)
Alicia will be knitting withJanfrom theTwinset Designs Podcaston Thursday June 5, from 6-9 atNatural Stitchesin Pittsburgh, PA. Natalie will be knitting at the Tampa Bay Rays Stitch n Pitch on June 8th at Tropicana Field in St. Pete.
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Simply Selfie:(52:00)
Alicia met a big deadline and it’s been a huge sigh of relief. Alicia and Jeremy are in the process of moving their shop, Main Street Gallery. Her mom is giving her some wedding planning pressure and kicked the planning into high gear. She also has been enjoying her nephew’s T-Ball games. Natalie talks about her trip with Kenny to Sebring! She had a lovely mother’s day weekend.  She had a trip to Joann’s, the beach,  and a steak dinner. She took the girls to Disney on ice and she is preparing for the onslaught of people coming next week.

Raise your Hand: (1:07:30)
This week we the girls answer the question: Are you a product or a process knitter?

Comfort zone:(1:17:40)
Alicia is so happy to have met her deadline! She talks about new energy at the new shop site.
Natalie is happy when she takes a moment to enjoy morning time with the girls. She is also loving knitting time while the girls swim.
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