VS Code can control the entire Git workflow, from the clone, right through to the commit and virtually anything else.
Fork the sample project
Clone the sample project into the "exercise-7-git-source-control/start" folder
Open the cloned project in VS Code
Navigate to https://github.com/burkeholland/i-love-lamp
Click the "Fork" button
On your forked repo, find the "clone or download" button and copy the URL
Open the "exercise-8-git-source-control" folder in VS Code
Open the Command Palette (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + P)
Select "Git Clone"
Paste in the URL that you copied from Github
Select the "start" folder in "exercise-8-git-source-control" folder
Click "Select Repository Location"
Open a new instance of VS Code directly on the cloned "i-love-lamp" folder
cd exercise-8-git-source-control/start/i-love-lampcode .