Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Episode 70 - Hashtag epic fail

Sometimes I overhear my kids and their friends teasing each other, using the phrase "Hashtag epic fail." If you've been around the internet, you know they mean #epicfail as used in social media like Twitter or Instagram. This week Gayle and I co-opt their phrase to share a little bit of our knitting history, and some projects that we categorize as "hashtag epic fails." Gayle and I knit a lot, and have knit a lot, and on the podcast we love to share the things we knit and why we love them. But it is important to know that yes, like all knitters, we too have produced many stinkers, duds, or epic fails. Most of the time you hear about our successes, but now, welcome to our epic fails! And keep in mind, we only had time for a few. There are many more lurking in our closets!

What are we wearing?

In the Moment by Joji Locatelli

Sharlene's In the Moment shawl

Puck by Boo Knits 

Gayle's Puck


What are we stalking?
Pink Onyx by Ayako Monier
Gemini by Jane Richmond
Missoni Falls Cowl by PassionKnit
Monomania by Ann Weaver
Monomania projects on Ravelry
Diary by Ankestrick

What are we knitting?
Sharlene's Scrappy shawl
Magnolia by Joji Locatelli
Obsidian by Lisa Mutch
Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu

What have we finished?
Sharlene's kitchen scrubbie
Viajante by Martina Behm
Measure in Love by Megan Williams
ZigZag Fingerless Gloves by Whole Earth Education

We draws winners for the e-books Mystic Shawls and Knits that Breathe!

Sharing our epic fails here:
Sharlene's Ballet Camisole
Gayle's Rocky Coast Cardigan
Sharlene's Ivy cardigan
Gayle's Fitted Turtleneck
Sharlene's February Lady Sweater 2
Gayle's sweater for her husband

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Episode 69 - And sometimes we crochet!

Often Gayle and I find out we have been stalking the same pattern, project, designer, or technique. We always laugh and roll our eyes. Now we have come to expect it. This week we have both experienced numerous crochet references, so we decided to share a little bit about crochet. We both started out as crocheters and both continue to crochet. I get occasional hand/arm pain and have found that crochet uses different muscles and is therefore a good alternative that helps me reduce the chance of repetitive stress pain. We aren't experts on the subject of crochet, so many of you probably have more experience and can share some great references. If you have a comment or a reference that you can add to the conversation, please join us on Ravelry here.

And yes, somehow we always end up with a gratuitous Boo photo, taken during recording. This episode he took a liking to Gayle's felted tote/cat bed. Here he is looking fierce--he was actually yawning at the time--and then cuddly. Enjoy!
--Sharlene




What are we wearing?
February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Floral Opulence by Rosalyn Jung

What are we stalking?
Dragonfly Fibers Pixie
Pebble Beach Shawlette by Helen Stewart
Measure In Love by Megan Williams
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
Echoes of Color by Joji Locatelli
Puck by Boo Knits
Mix No. 31 by Lori Versaci
Endearment by Hanna

What are we knitting?
Literally Over the Top by Megan Williams
So Scrappy shawl by Sharlene
Viajante by Martina Behm
Gayle's Viajante
Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu

What have we finished?
Let Your Heart Unwind by Joji Locatelli
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
So Scrappy shawl by Sharlene
Floral Opulence by Rosalyn Jung

Gayle is taking this class on Craftsy:
Edie Eckman's Joining Crochet Motifs

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Craftsy sale! through August 11, 2014

Hi everyone! I don’t know if you have seen the huge sale that Craftsy is having this weekend. All classes are discounted, some up to 50%. If you are going to take a class anyway, please consider signing up for Craftsy and signing up for your classes through our Yarniacs link here. The podcast will earn a few pennies per sign-up, so it is a great way to help contribute to the podcast. Thanks!

Craftsy

Friday, August 8, 2014

Episode 68 - Back to reality

I am back from my family vacation and jumping right back into the podcast. Once again, I am trying to choose what to cast on next, and facing too many choices, casting on nothing! This has to change, and I must pick something soon. Contributing to my indecision, there are new fall pattern releases both in print and online that tease me with their yarny possibilities. I need to finish up my shawl for the #yarniacscolors2014 KAL too. How about you? Have you finished a #yarniacscolors2014 KAL project? If you have, please share it with us in the Ravelry thread, or on Instagram using the hashtag #yarniacscolors2014

We can't wait to see what you are making!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Imagine When by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Imagine When
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Boxy

What are we stalking?
crazy stripes tee by atelier alfa
cdncarol's tee
Arrowbite by Larissa Brown
Puck by Boo Knits
Obsidian by Lisa Mutch

What are we knitting?
Fingering weight leftovers shawl
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
Jaywalker socks by Grumperina

Viajante by Martina Behm
Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu
...a hint of summer by Isabel Kramer

What have we finished?
February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Magnolia Cardigan by Joji Locatelli


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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