Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Episode 65: What do we glean about a Gleener?!?

Hello dear Knitters and welcome to our 65th podcast. Grab your knitting, a soothing beverage and join us! We talk about whats going on in our knitting community, what we have been working on lately, and Marcy has done some research on Gleener's.

***This is Kim and I write the show notes. I just got acrylic nails and I'm having a heck of a time typing with the dang things ... : (  Until I figure this out, I'm  going to make the show notes today a little briefer. All of the important links will be here and I'm hoping that this will be a steep learning curve!

Episode 65 Audio

Marcy is holding up her Just Like Honey shawl and Kim is showing off
the new Gleener and wearing her beautiful Find your Fade
shawl that she is trying to figure out how to style.

What's in our Lesson Plan?

  1. On the PA System
  2. After the finish line
  3. Show & Tell
  4. Research paper: The Gleener
  5. What's on our Black Board?

On the PA System

Here is all of the info for the Open House.
  1. Stitches West. We'll be there!
  2. In the last couple of weeks, Instagram, in particular,  has been a forum for conversations about race, inclusion and diversity in the fiber arts community. Here are some  links to follow the conversation: *Forum on Ravelry *Kristi Glas Knits video  *The Healthy Knitter blog post by Christina Campbell  *The Bright Blossoms blog post from Atia *Heather Zoppetti Designs blog post on Race Relations
  3. Read physical books!
  4. The Sacramento weaving & spinning Guild is having their annual Open House on February 9 & 10th in Sacramento Ca. Free event and all are welcome.
  5. Bullet journal    
Pippa, sporting her Marian Dress
and high heels!

After the Finish Line

Kim has been wearing her:
Marcy has been wearing her:

Show & Tell

Kim is working on her Ravello pullover. She has knit 2 baby hats for her niece's preemie twins. She is working on Mystery socks. She is prepping for her Finish or Frog it February.

Marcy has been a monogamous knitter and knit exclusively on her Just Like Honey shawl. She'll be done soon! She also talks about how she overcame knitting brioche from a chart.  She visually likes seeing colors on the chart to help her know if she is brioche decreasing right or left or brioche increasing.  This made it to where she only had to glance at the chart on the row to see which form of increase or decrease she was doing.  It made knitting the center brioche pattern much faster.  Maybe this tip is something that might interest you when knitting from charts.

Marcy's Just like honey shawl, the
center back of the shawl has a
brioche section in it. Marcy talked
about how she made knitting this
section easier.
Marcy's example of how she marks up
knitting charts to read quicker.

Research Paper: The Gleener

This is a fabric shaver that comes in 2 types, The Gleener Ultimate Fuzz remover, and Gleener on the Go Travel Fuzz remover. We enthusiastically give this wonderful product 2 thumbs up! Go check it out. (Marcy purchased the Gleener and we are not sponsored or paid by the company.)

Gleener Ultimate Fuzz remover in the works! 

Marcy's After the Rain sweater, with lots of pills all over it.

Marcy's sweater, after she used the Gleener on it.

Marcy Gleened her entire sweater and got this huge pile of
pills off it. The Gleener has given new life to her sweater.
 It has 3 main edges, and you can buy replacement edges for it, see below about the different edges that come with the Gleener.
  1. Big Bulky Pills: use on those found on heavy woolens blends and synthetics.
  2. Medium pilling: like those found on cashmere, merino and finer wools, it also works great on synthetics like acrylic, synthetic blends and fleece.
  3. Fine Pills: for summer knits, t-shirts, silk blends and ultra-delicates
  4. It also has a Pet Brush Fuzz remover Pet Grooming Accessory furniture brush- It’s a rubber attachment that goes over one end on the ultimate gleener, the lint brush end and it has electrostatic rubber bristles that you can use to groom your cat or dog. Clean up is easy as the hear builds up just push it off the bristles with your hand and when the job is done, just pop it off and put it in the top rack of the dishwasher.

What's on our Black Board?

In our next ep. Kim and Marcy will have an in the classroom podcast and share all of their fo's and wip's.

Have a wonderful few weeks everyone. Happy Knitting!

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