Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Episode 71 - Sharing our Big News!

Sharlene's chevron blanket, knit in Dragonfly fibers Traveller
What are we wearing?
Literally Over the Top by Megan Williams
Sharlene's Over the Top
Lindy Chain yarn
Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Uemura
Dragonfly Fibers Pixie yarn

What are we stalking?
Ravelry's popular blanket pattern list
Watercourse by Carina Spencer
Krydda by Madeleine Nilsson
Diary by Ankestrick
Monomania by Ann Weaver
Neighborhood Fiber Company Rustic Fingering
Skiff by Jared Flood
Daughter Approved by Susan Ashcroft
Shasta Daisy Knits yarns

What are we knitting?
Jaywalker by Grumperina
Magnolia Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Chevron Color Block Blanket by Espace Tricot
#9 Hat/Cowl by Steven Berg
Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu
Obsidian by Lisa Mutch

What have we finished?
Sharlene's Scrappy Shawl #2
Literally Over the Top by Megan Williams
Sharlene's Over the Top
ZigZag Fingerless Gloves by Whole Earth Education
I Was a Teenage Mutant by Alex Tinsley
Easy Fingerless Mitts by Roxanne Richardson

Annoucements
Santa Cruz Knitting Guild presentation
Tuesday Oct. 14, 6:30pm
Thursday Oct. 16, 10am

Lambtown
Saturday Oct. 4 and Sunday Oct. 5

We are participating in the Northern California Knitting Retreat!
We will have a Ravelry group soon with all the details.

Knitting, for both Gayle and I, is far more than simply working with beautiful yarns and fibers. We both love the relationships we have built with old and new friends. This podcast has been so amazing in that respect, bringing us together with kindred spirits that we may not have otherwise met--folks from all over the country, and all over the world. I know that our small retreat will mean a disappointment to some who can't attend--I feel it myself when one of my online friends hosts an event or goes to an event that I can't attend. As we started the first few discussions when we realized we could make this retreat fantasy a reality, we just didn't know what to expect--will it be a handful of us knitting together, or a whole room full of like-minded crafters sharing ideas and yarn? I wish I could host these events all over the country and come and meet each one of you in person and thank-you for listening and participating in the Yarniacs community. Whether you can attend or no, if you have read this far into my sappy meanderings please know that you are a valued part of the Yarniacs community. Thanks so much for listening!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Craftsy sale! through September 22, 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 or click on the banner below. The podcast will earn a few pennies per sign-up, so it is a great way to help contribute to the podcast. Thanks!

Craftsy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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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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