Friday, September 15, 2017

Episode 149 - Knitting in fashion

What is style? What is fashion? And why do we pick the garments we pick to knit and make? Gayle and I get the discussion going on this interesting subject. I feel like we barely scratch the surface and hope you will join in the discussion in our Ravelry group. The seasons are changing and soon many of us will be changing from warm weather to cool weather or cool weather to warm weather clothing. It might be time to assess items, replace items, and welcome back old favorites into the wardrobe rotation.  We hope you enjoy this episode!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Literally Over the Top by Megan Williams
Sharlene's Over the Top
Laar by Gudron Johnston
Gayle's Laar

What are we stalking?
Easy Peasy Fade Cowl by Heather Rhoads
Mini Stripe Cowl by Angie Kimel
French Macaroon by The Noble Thread
Summer Morning by Yulia Tkachenko
Ginga Top by Yoko Johnston
Ginga Top - winter sky by Yoko Johnston
Naima by Ankestrick
Frenchman's Bay Cape by Gayle Clow

What are we knitting?
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
Divvy by JumperCables
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Annulaire by Hillary Smith Callis

What have we finished?
Dodging Rain Drops Cowl by Vanessa Ewing
Sharlene's Dodging Rain
Sharlene's Western Sky Knits Superwash chunky spin
Sharlene's Malabrigo Nube in Plomo
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson
Gayle's Pixels Blanket
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tøsti
Gayle's Cherry Bloom (frogged)

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Episode 148 - Stalked by squirrels

What are we wearing?
Little Bird by Veera Välimäki
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry

What are we stalking?
Sporadic Stripes by Stephanie Shiman
By the Ocean by Nordic Stitches
Touchstone by Laura Aylor
Ginga Top by Yoko Johnston
Sharlene is looking for fiber suggestions! Chat here.
Share the Joy by Christina Hayes
Sidekick Boot Socks by Kate Atherly
Peppermint Leaves by Clare Devine

What are we knitting?
Dodging Rain Drops Cowl by Vanessa Ewing
Corgi Hill Farm aubergine fiber
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill
Dharma from Dragonfly Fibers
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty

What have we finished?
Standing Rock Hat by Lavanya Patricella
Phantomwise Fiber by Frabjous Fiber
Outing Shawl by Irene Lin
Gayle's Outing Shawl

Webcam from the Santa Cruz harbor--squirrels not pictured!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Episode 147 - Summertime and the knitting's easy

Last night I noticed it was getting dark earlier. Fall is a subtle season, sneaking up on us a few minutes each day. In my neighborhood, I noticed a tree that was already losing leaves. Bunches of leaves were blowing down the street in the late summer afternoon breeze. It is late summer's twilight, and though the temperatures are still high, soon we will be pulling out warmer clothing, blue jeans; jackets; and long sleeves. Maybe a warm sweater or shawl. If you've been knitting something for The Yarniacs Colors of Fall KAL it is time to start figuring out your outfits and how to photograph your look. We've got about a month of knitting time left, so get those WIPs out and start thinking about Fall. It's just around the corner.

What are we wearing?
Ghost Gardens Shawlette by Kelene Kinnersley
Sharlene's Pansy Garden shawl
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
Gayle's Coast yarn Confetti

What are we stalking?
Lines Cowl and Hat by Amy Jade Creations
Colliope Cowlette by Carina Spencer
Perkins Cove Pullover by Pam Allen
Nelson Pullover by Irina Anikeeva
Sikuli Shawl by Vanessa Ewing
Paulie by Isabell Kraemer
Viewpoint by Anne Ginger
Chèvre by Anne Ginger

What are we knitting?
Dodging Rain Drops Cowl by Vanessa Ewing
Divvy by JumperCables
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Outing Shawl by Irene Lin
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson
Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill
Cherry Bloom by Lena Tosti

What have we finished?
Diagonal Ribbed Cowl by Mel Clark
Sharlene's Ribbed Cowl
Serpentina from Manos del Uruguay
Ghost Gardens Shawlette by Kelene Kinnersley
Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider
Bifrost by Cate Carter-Evans
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones

Thank-you Infinite Twist for sponsoring this episode!









Where are they now?
C3 by Annie Modesitt
Sharlene's C3
Jenica Hoodie by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Jenica

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Episode 146 - Knitting with squirrels

What are we wearing?
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's second Donner
Magnolia Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Magnolia

What are we stalking?
Clever Anna by Thread and Circuses
Delphinia Shawl by Ambah O'Brien
NoShow Socks by La Mason Rililie
Brickyard by Elizabeth Doherty
Brickyard test knit
Crochet baby blankets
"No Holes" Baby Blanket by Linda Davie
Helena by Alison Green

What are we knitting?
Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider
Divvy by JumperCables
Ghost Gardens Shawlette by Kelene Kinnersly
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Outing Shawl by Irene Lin
Bifrost by Cate Carter-Evans
Cate's Clasp Weft Join

Thank-you Infinite Twist for sponsoring this episode!










What have we finished?
Pigeonroof Studio Golden Pansies
Western Sky Knits gradient
Gayle's pattern combo of:
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
Pavement by Veera Välimäki
So Faded by Andrea Mowry

Ride the bus to Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno!
Info here for the Saturday, September 9 bus trip.
Check our Ravelry group for more details. :)


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Friday, July 21, 2017

Episode 145 - Knitting friendships

We're baaaack! :) And so excited to be here. Thanks Helen Stewart and Andrea Mowry for helping hold down the fort during our summer activities and travels. We do hope you enjoyed episode 143 with Helen Stewart, and episode 144 with Andrea Mowry as much as we enjoyed recording them. (Hint: we had a lot of fun recording both!)

Gayle and I are finally back in the same room (okay, back in the same car for recording purposes) and we can't stop smiling. When we listened to the episode before releasing, we both commented that we sounded like we recorded the whole episode with smiles on our faces. Yes, we were that happy to be knitting and talking and sharing our knits with all of you once again.

Though our friendship started independent of knitting, it has been forged through the projects, the search for the perfect yarn for each project, our travels, and of course, through podcasting. This episode, we share the story of another friendship brought together by knitting that has taken another creative path. We share a fun friendship-inspired collection of patterns called Minnesota 52: 16 Knits inspired by the road. We hope you will enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it!

What are we wearing?
Divvy by JumperCables
Gayle's Divvy
Little Bird by Veera Välimäki
Sharlene's Little Bird

What are we stalking?
Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning
Maisie by Tori Gurbisz

What are we knitting?
Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider
Divvy by JumperCables
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
So Faded by Andrea Mowry
Pavement by Veera Välimäki
Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tøsti

Thank-you to our sponsor Neighborhood Fiber Company!





What have we finished?
Holey Comfort by Jutta Von Hinterm Stein
Sharlene's Ski Trio Hat 
(pattern by Nancy Ekvall, currently not listed in Ravelry database)
Karchen by Silke Hupka
Sharlene's Karchen
Entrechat by Lisa Chemery
Gayle's Entrechat
Elfbaby hat by Robynn Weldon
Veronika by Julie Weisenberger

Minnesota 52: 16 Knits inspired by the road
by Cori Eichelberger and Megan Williams
Nice-capades Sweater by Cori Eichelberger
Fall Come Back Now Shawl by Megan Williams
Beach Please Top by Megan Williams



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Friday, July 7, 2017

Episode 144 - Knitting with Andrea Mowry

Gayle and I were both out of town different times during the past two weeks and so we have a pre-recorded episode to share with you.  We think you will enjoy hearing from Andrea Mowry, designer of the popular and "hot right now" patterns Find Your Fade, So Faded, and Free Your Fade. Andrea is just a delight, and we spent a happy hour with her chatting about projects, inspirations, and yarn. What could be better? We hope you will enjoy this chat as much as we did!
- Sharlene

This week, we sit and knit with Andrea Mowry, designer of the currently hot-right-now fade patterns Find your Fade
Free Your Fade
So Faded
So Faded Pint Sized
Andrea has other designs including sweaters and accessories for head, neck, hands and feet!

What are we stalking?
Wolkig by Martina Behm
Kindred Red yarns
Republic of Wool yarns
Ronan by Andrea Mowry

What are we knitting?
Holey Comfort by Jutta von Hinterm Stein
Divvy by JumperCables
Veronika by Julie Weisenberger

Thank-you to our sponsor Neighborhood Fiber Company!






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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Episode 143 - Knitting with Helen Stewart

In this episode, Helen Stewart of the Curious Handmade Podcast, and designer of so many beautiful items on Ravelry, joins us for a chat.  It is no secret that Gayle and I are fans of Helen's beautiful shawls and accessories, and we are thrilled to welcome her as a guest on the podcast. We hope you enjoy hearing about Helen's design process, her patterns, and what we will see in the current Shawl Society 2 release. Thank-you Helen, for being a friend of The Yarniacs!
- Sharlene


What are we stalking?
Spindrift Shawl by Helen Stewart
Tegna by Caitlin Hunter
Sprite's Fen by Helen Stewart
Marina from Manos del Uruguay

What are we knitting?
Holey Comfort by Jutta von Hinterm Stein
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Starting Point by Joji Locatelli
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson


Thank-you to Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!


















The Shawl Society 2 by Helen Stewart

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Episode 142 - Stalking all the shawls

This week Gayle and I record outside again. It was too gorgeous of a day to sit indoors, so there is some ambient wind noises as we sit at the harbor. It was a beautiful day and a lovely setting to start the discussion about our annual Pantone Colors of Fall Knit-a-long. This is our most popular KAL and so fun to see everyone's Fall looks, garments, and accessories. We also continue our discussion of knitting and wearing shawls in the summer. If you want to participate in the discussion, join us in our Ravelry group here.
- Sharlene


What are we wearing?
Whippet by Ankestrick
Sharlene's Whippet
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Gayle's Confetti

What are we stalking?
Fancy Mee by Fritzi Creativ
Arlequin Shawl by Peggy Maxheim
Mini Madness Shawl by Angie Kimel
Sugar Sprinkles by Sharyn Anhalt
Little Black Shawl by Laura Aylor
On the Contrary by Amanda Woeger

What are we knitting?
Holey Comfort by Jutta von Hinterm Stein
Divvy by JumperCables
Painted Pixels by Susan Carlson
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry

Thank-you to Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!


















What have we finished?
Kline by Jennifer Dassau
Color Field by Kemper Wray
Gayle's Color Field
Speargrass by Susie Gourlay

We are starting the Colors of Fall Knit-a-long on the Summer Solstice, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The KAL will go through the Autumnal equinox, on Friday, September 22, 2017. (Times are based on  PST.)

Gayle is considering knitting Marklee by Elizaeth Doherty and Veronika by Cocoknits. 
Sharlene is considering knitting Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider.
Sharlene is also looking for a project for a sweater quantity of Dragonfly Fiber's Pixie.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Episode 141 - Stash anxiety

We are gearing up for the annual Colors of Fall Knit-a-long and in anticipation of future episodes, we talk favorite shawls and where are they now? Enjoy!

What are we wearing?
Whippet by Ankestrick
Sharlene's Whippet 
Viajante by Martina Behm
Gayle's Viajante
Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs

What are we stalking?
Blossom by Ker Gwened Knits
Zostera by Kelly G.
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Moore by Lori Versaci

What are we knitting?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Divvy by JumperCables
Holey Comfort by Jutta Von Hinterm Stein
Luscious Fingering from Candy Skein
Color Field by Kemper Wrey
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Coast from Holst Garn

Thank-you to Candy Skein for sponsoring this episode!













What have we finished?
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Sharlene's Confetti

Where are they now? (shawl edition!)
Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B. Anderson
Gayle's Yowza shawl
Red Robin Shawl by Helen Stewart
Gayle's Red Robin
Echoes of Color by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Echoes of Color
Imagine When by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Imagine When
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
Meadow yarn from The Fibre Company
Cloud yarn from Anzula
Therapy by Laura Aylor
Sharlene's Therapy

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Episode 140 - It's 2014, part 2!

Party like it's  Knit like it's 2014! Why 2014? Well Gayle and I find ourselves both knitting stash and planning for stash that was added to our stash in--you guessed it--2014. Thank-you Ravelry. I still find it amazing, awesome, and maybe a little bit scary to have that information available at my fingertips, but more power to the ever-increasing stash, right? So while we are both knitting up 2014--for the second episode--we also share a bit about how we find new projects for those lingering yarns that haven't been matched up with their perfect patterns yet. Enjoy, and happy knitting everyone!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Newsom by Bristol Ivy
Confetti by Veera Valimaki

What are we stalking?
Annulaire by Hilary Smith Callis
Summer by Ankestrick
Professor Meow Sweater by Claire Slade
I see spring by Joji Locatelli
So Faded by Andrea Mowry
Peer Pressure by Celia Cahill

What are we knitting?
Divvy by JumperCables
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tosti
Color Field by Kemper Wray

Thank-you to Candy Skein for sponsoring this episode!



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Friday, April 28, 2017

Episode 139 - Knitting up 2014

What are we wearing?
Svalbard by Bristol Ivy
Sharlene's Svalbard
Peasy by Heidi Kirrmeier
Gayle's Peasy



Thank-you to Plum Deluxe for sponsoring this episode!











What are we stalking?
Tokonatsu Pullover by yamagara
Holey Comfort by Jutta von Hinterm Stein
Björkö Shawl by Anna Friberg
Color Field by Kemper Wray

What are we knitting?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau

Yellow Brick Road by Ela Torrente
Divvy by JumperCables
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tosti

What have we finished?
Rhilea by Suvi Simola
Divvy by JumperCables

Colors of Fall 2017 discussion
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Elle's Fall 2017 fashion trends
Harper's Bazaar Fall 2017 fashion trends
Cosmo's Fall 2017 trends
Vogue's Fall 2017 trends

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Episode 138 - Post-NoCKR knits

This week Gayle and I bask in the afterglow of our NoCKRs retreat. We laughed, we smiled, we knit! Good friends, good yarn, and good times. I wish you all could have joined us. :)

We welcome a new sponsor to our podcast this week. Say hi to Plum Deluxe by clicking on that link over there on the right. Take a look! We hope you find something that brings you joy.

We are gearing up for our annual Colors of Fall Knit-a-long. There are links and discussion in our Ravelry group
-Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Therapy by Laura Aylor
Sharlene's Therapy shawl
Oranje by Ann Weaver
Gayle's Oranje

What are we stalking?
Vneck Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Helvetica by Elizabeth Doherty
Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier
Sharlene's Buttercup
Light Rain by Joji Locatelli
Hansel by Gudrun Johnston
Close To You by Justyna Lorkowska
Pantone Colors of Fall 2017 palettes
Outing Shawl by Irene Lin

What are we knitting?
Yellow Brick Road by Ela Torrente
Studio DK from Neighborhood Fiber Company
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Divvy Poncho by JumperCables
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tøsti

What have we finished?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Isadora from Miss Babs
Sharlene's Monochrome
Little Bird by Veera Valimaki
Coast from Holst Garn 
 Red Katana by Svetlana Volkova

Thank-you to Plum Deluxe for sponsoring this episode!







Where are they now?
Transverse Cardigan by Ann Weaver
Sharlene's Transverse
Jenica Hoodie by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Jenica
Erin Heritage Wool Series

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Episode 137 - Self-indulgent KAL wrap-up

What are we wearing?
Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Fine  from Spud and Chloe
Sharlene's tunic-length Featherweight
Trefoil Cardigan by Gudron Johnston 
Summer Festival by Georgie Nicolson
Lace-Garn from Rohrspatz & Wollmeise
Gayle's Summer Festival

What are we stalking?
Tsumuzikaze by Michiyo
Meadow from The Fibre Company
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Manzanilla by Joji Locatelli
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Markley by Elizabeth Doherty
Silk Single from Western Sky Knits
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tøsti
Rustic Fingering from Neighborhood Fiber Company
Tosh merino light from Madelinetosh
Bleached by Amy Miller
The sweater I couldn't remember the name of is Cria by Ysolda Teague

What are we knitting?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Little Bird by Veera Valimaki
Divvy by Jumper Cables
Red Katana by Svetlana Volkova
Luscious Fingering by Candy Skein
Gayle's sock yarn blanket
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones
Aspen Sock from Western Sky Knits

What have we finished?
Alewives Hat by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Alewives Hat
Twinkle DK from Western Sky Knits
Sharlene's Kindle cozy
Jason's Tweed Hat by Melissa Thomson

We wrap up the Self Indulgent Knit-a-long 2017 and introduce the
Colors of Fall 2017 KAL!

The New York Palette
















The London Palette

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Episode 136 - Vacation Knitting

What are we wearing?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Sharlene's Kline
Puck by Boo Knits

What are we stalking?
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Red Katana by Svetlana Volkova
Anne's Neapolitan Katana
Veronika by Julie Weisenberger
Divvy by Jumper Cables

What are we knitting?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Little Bird by Veera Valimaki
Holst Garm Coast
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Gayle's Sock yarn memory blanket

What have we finished?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Heartbeat Mitts by Katya Gorbacheva
A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andy Satterlund
Gayle's Cropped Sweater

Our self-indulgent KAL comes to a close on Monday, March 20, 2017. We will be closing the finished object thread on Monday, March 20 to pick prizes, but will reopen it shortly after for everyone to continue to share their finished projects.

Love and Leche lotion bars
Coupon code: yarniacs for a free sample lotion bar when you purchase one full-size bar! 

Some resources for shawl wearing:
8 ways to wear a rectangular shawl/stole
20 tips to wear a square shawl
Tin can knits: How to wear a shawl
Ways to wear a triangular shawl
Ways to wear your knit shawl (video) by Susan B. Anderson

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Episode 135 - Knitting after StitchesWest

We saw so much at StitchesWest 2017. Yarn! Patterns! So much to talk about! We share some of it here, and I am sure bits and pieces will creep into the next few episodes as we knit the yarn we purchased and remember patterns we want to make.

What did we wear at StitchesWest?
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Inner Peace
Fancy Cardi by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Fancy
Burdock Cardigan by Maura Kirk
Sharlene's Burdock
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Donner
Bleached by Amy Miller
Gayle's Bleached
My Kind of Love by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne
Gayle's My Kind of Love

What are we stalking post-StitchesWest?
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Breathing Space by Veera Valimaki
Viewpoint by Anne Ginger
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Perforated Sweater by Suvi Simola
Trilinear by Cindy Garland

What are we knitting?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andi Satterlund
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones

What have we finished?
Hooded Shawl by Susanne Sommer

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Episode 134 - Knitting Interpretations

Gayle and I are getting ready to head to that annual yarn fest known as StitchesWest. In anticipation of our annual yarn love celebration we like to look at patterns and potential "must knits." On the list this year will a few entries from the latest collection by Joji and Veera. I can hardly believe it is their 4th Interpretations collection! The Interpretations collections are always a favorite with the Yarniacs and this one does not disappoint. Take a look and let us know if you'll be knitting anything from this new collection!
- Sharlene


What are we wearing?
Wishes Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Wishes
Coast from Holst Garn
Bleached by Amy Miller
Gayle's Bleached
Lilli Pilli by Ambah O'Brien
Gayle's Lilli Pilli

What are we stalking?
Making Advances by Jennifer Dassau
Pennyflower by Susanna Winter
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones

What are we knitting?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Hooded Shawl by Susanne Sommer

What have we finished?
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Pussy Cat Hat number 15
Obsidian by Lisa Much
High Plains Cowl by Brandie DeRusha



Interpretations Vol. 4 by Joji Locatelli & Veera Välimäki 
Wishes Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Color Spell by Joji Locatelli 
Little Bird by Veera Välimäki 
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Flyway Twist by Veera Välimäki 
Winterfolk by Joji Locatelli
Fast Forward by Veera Välimäki
East or West by Joji Locatelli
Radiate by Joji Locatelli

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Friday, February 3, 2017

133 - Love Your Stash!

 
















What are we wearing?
Big Old Coat by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's shorter version
Bleached by Amy Miller
Gayle's Bleached

What are we stalking?
Roz by Josée Paquin
Vertizontal Slouchy by Laura Jones
The Owl and the PussyHat by Amy Obukuru
Marina yarn from Manos del Uruguay
Be Kind by Veera Välimäki
Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B. Anderson
Ashling Shawl by Veera Välimäki
Golden Sand by Joji Locatelli
Sight is Life

What are we knitting?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Obsidian by Lisa Mutch
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Luder

What have we finished?
More Pussycat hats
Anguli Cowl by Hilary Smith Callis
Sharlene's Anguli Cowl
Gully Gloves by Kelly McClure
Gayle's Gully Gloves

How much yarn is too much? by Clara Parkes 




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Friday, January 20, 2017

Episode 132 - We forgot it's our anniversary!

Holy smokes Batman! Gayle and I started podcasting back in January of 2012. That means that we have been podcasting for five (count 'em – 5!) years. Of course, until the end of the podcast, we forgot. So we didn't plan anything special. As we say, this really is so "us." Much laughter ensues. :)

But as we enter this, our sixth year of podcasting, we would love to hear from you if you have any topics you'd like to hear about, designers, discussions, etc. We are looking forward to year six and I hope you will stick with us for another fun ride.

- Sharlene


What are you wearing?
Ease by Alicia Plummer
Rios yarn from Malabrigo
The sweater Sharlene knit first with this Rios
Skykomish by Lee Meredith
Gayle's Skykomish

What are we stalking?
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Dotted Rays by Stephen West
Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Charlotte's Web Shawl by Maie Landra
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson
Blaster by Andi Satterlund

What are we knitting?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Sweetpea Sock MCN from Lollipop Yarn
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Felici from KnitPicks
Gully Gloves by Kelly McClure
Obsidian by Lisa Much
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Phoebe yarn from Quince and Co.

What have we finished?
KitKat Hat by Andre Sue
Some of Sharlene's variation are here and here
Bleached by Amy Miller
Honey Hat by Jenn Nevitt
Gayle's Honey Hat
Touring DK from Unwind Yarn Company
Seafarer's Watch Cap by The Seaman's Church Institute
Gayle's Watch Cap
We also share some Ravelry tips, and some ideas for organizing in the new year! :)

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Friday, January 6, 2017

131 - Knitting in the new year

In this first episode of the new year, we come to you from the west cliff area of Santa Cruz on a sunny afternoon. We spotted several sea otters during recording and enjoyed our time in the sun. This is a shorter episode in keeping with our busy holiday schedules, but have no fear, we have ideas and plans for some fun episodes for 2017. We've cast on new projects for our Yarniacs Self-Indulgent Knit-a-long #sikal2017 and hope you will join us!

What are we wearing?
Project Peace by Christina Campbell
Sharlene's Cowl
Gayle's Cowl

What are we stalking? 
Texture by Hannah Fettig
Morning Jacket
Eventide Cardi
Wharf Street Pullover
Big Texture Cowl
Constellate by Hunter Hammerstein

What are we knitting?
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Yummy Fingering in Stormy Sprinkles from Candy Skein
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
tosh merino light from madelinetosh
Bleached by Amy Miller

What have we finished?
KitKat Hat by Andre Sue
Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure
Sharlene's Sock Cowl
Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku
Gayle's sport weight socks
Gayle's KitKat Hat 

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