Saturday, April 5, 2014

Episode 59 - Spring break edition

Spring break was this week, and my computer and knitting time has been extremely limited. As I was getting my show notes together I realized I hadn't been doing much pattern stalking and my wips haven't seen much action. Gayle has been traveling and though she has had the luxury of airport and airplane knitting, she hasn't been doing much stalking either. But we do have a few tidbits to share with you and hope you will enjoy and find something useful!

We chat about a new single-ply superwash fingering yarn on the market from Dream in Color. We are also giving away a skein, so be sure to visit our group on Ravelry to enter for a chance to win!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Imagine When by Joji Locatelli
Aniron Tunic by Luise O'Neill
Red Robin Shawl by Helen Stewart

What are we stalking?
Big Bold Chevron Curtain by Tamara Kelly
Easy Crochet Owl by Jaquie Bunny Mummy
Tape Measure cozies on Ravelry
Tiny Turtle Tape Measure by Sophia Zhu
Clincher by Ash Kearns
Fireflies Rising Shawlette by Helen Stewart
Drifting by Cecily Glowick MacDonald

What are we knitting?
Viajante by Martina Behm
Svalbard by Bristol Ivy
Barley by tincanknits
Winding Journey by Juliana Lund
Flamingo Mittens by SpillyJane
Laneway by Veera Valimaki

What have we finished?
Dish Scrubbie by Sharlene
Sea Anemone Scrubbie by Sharlene
Kitimat by Kayla Sparkes
Fisher Cable Hat by Lindsey Felice
Naughty Bohemian Little Black Skirt by Leslie Petrovski
Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Amura
Gayle's Jeweled Cowl

Dream in Color Jilly yarn
New colors for 2014

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Episode 58 - What's in your notions bag?

Spring has sprung and is traditionally the season for renewal, flowers, rain showers, and of course, spring cleaning! Gayle and I have both been organizing, putting projects into bags, straightening our knitting corners in our houses, and putting together little notions bags or boxes to carry with our projects. For us, I think it has been more a function of the post-Stitches West mad dash towards some kind of project organization, but it happens to fall conveniently as spring is arriving. We mention the "essentials" we like to carry along in our notions bag or box, and we'd love to hear what you have in yours. Post a pic in the thread for Episode 58 on Ravelry, or post it on Instagram with hashtag #whatsinyournotionsbag   We'd love to have you play along with us!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Ease by Alicia Plummer
Sharlene's Ease
Summer Festival by Georgie Hallam
Gayle's Summer Festival

What are we stalking?
Frambuesa by Julia Trice
Alex aka Under Dutch Skies' Frambuesa
Dream in Color Jilly yarn
Something in the Air by Joji Locatelli
Looking Back by Joji Locatelli
Winding Journey by Juliana Lund

What are we knitting?
Sharlene's Striped shawl
Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure
Laneway by Veera Valimaki
Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Uemura
Flamingo Mittens by SpillyJane

What have we finished?
Looking Back by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Looking Back
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
Sharlene's Hermione Socks
Malabrigo Waffles Scarf by Sarah Florent
Red Robin Shawl by Helen Stewart
Naughty Bohemian Little Black Skirt by Leslie Petrovski

Also mentioned:
Amy aka CanonHandDyes' Milano Skirt
Handwerks yarns

We discuss:
What do you keep in your notions box or bag?

Prize winners are announced for the Self-Indulgent 2 KAL. Listen to find out if you won a prize! :)

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Episode 57 - We want to knit all the things!

Gayle and I have both been overwhelmed! At Stitches West 2014 we saw so many new and interesting sweaters and patterns, and so much colorful and wonderful yarn, that neither of us have quite known what to knit or what to start this past week. Not that we needed to start anything new. :) But that new yarn smell does tempt you away from those works-in-progress sometimes, doesn't it?
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Ease by Alicia Plummer
Sharlene's Ease
Brickless by Martina Behm
Miss Bab's Yowza - Whatta Skein!
Gayle's Brickless
The Deep sea jellyfish colorway 
The Prince colorway

What are we stalking?
This week our stalking segment takes up most of the podcast. The simple reason? Stitches West. We've decided to share our Stitches West experience through the knit sweaters and accessories that we saw that made their way into our queues. We hope you find something new to stalk!

Svalbard by Bristol Ivy
Monomania by Ann Weaver
Gale by Alicia Plummer
Echos of Color by Joji Locatelli
See You There by Joji Locatelli
Carol's See You There (I am secretly plotting to "borrow" Carol's sweater one day!)
Color Craving by Stephen West
Viajante by Martina Behm
Liesl by Julie Weisenburger
Tressage by Vera Sanon
Moyen Age by Hanna Maciejewska
Grass River Tunic by Elizabeth Doherty
Bello by Joji Locatelli
Chromaticity Cowl by Miriam Felton

What are we knitting?
Joji Locatelli soon-to-be-released sweater
Sharlene's Striped Shawl
Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure
Naughty Bohemian Little Black Skirt by Leslie Petrovski
Flamingo Mitts by SpillyJane

What have we finished?
Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu
Sharlene's Hitofude Cardigan 
Learn to Knit a Log Cabin Blanket by Staci Perry
Gayle's Log Cabin blanket
TGV by Susan Ashcroft

Episode 57 - audio

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Episode 56 - Sunset at the beach

We recorded episode 56 at the beach. Sometimes evening recording calls for inventive recording locations but we always enjoy the views. This time we were lucky again to spy some dolphins swimming in the bay. No matter how many times I see dolphins frolicking, they still bring a smile to my face.

Gayle and I are attending a local fiber industry event called Stitches West this week. We will be there several days and it is the one big fiber event that we attend every year without fail. If you are in the west and attending, please don't hesitate to look for us and say "hi." If you attend other fiber events, you can understand our excitement!

Thanks to everyone who answered our request for iTunes written and star reviews. We appreciate it! If you live outside the US please know you can still review the podcast, though your review shows up in the iTunes store of the country where you reside. We may not see them all (mainly because we won't know it is there!) but we are grateful for the support and kind words.

So sit back, pick up your knitting, and enjoy the podcast!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Dragonflies Jumper by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Dragonflies
Solstice Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Gayle's Solstice

What are we stalking?
Salchow Trio by Monika Sirna
Patterns for 500 yards of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk+
Sweet Cables by Joji Locatelli
See You There by Joji Locatelli
Laneway by Veera Valimaki
Sunburst Shirt Dress by Anna Cohen
Rimrock Cardigan by Anna Cohen
Essential Sweater Dress by Anna Cohen

What are we knitting?
Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu
Sharlene is also working on a soon-to-be-released cardgian by Joji Locatelli

What have we finished?
Another Halos hat
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
Sharlene's Hermione Socks
Seamless Salomas Slippers by Megan Williams
Sharlene's slippers
Seaman's Cap by Benda Zuk
Gayle's Seaman's Cap
Bigger Booga Bag by Julie Anderson
Gayle's Booga
The Barley Hat by tincanknits
Gayle's Barley

We talk about a new collection of patterns from Joji Locatelli and Veera Valimaki called Interpretations. This is the Ravelry link where you can view all 12 pattern pages.
The Interpretations look book can be found here

We also review the Imperial Stock Ranch Imperial Yarns Erin worsted yarn.