Friday, January 27, 2023

Episode 288 - Happy 11th Anniversary to The Yarniacs Podcast!

Yes, it is our 11th anniversary and we are partying like we're at a yarn shop after a very long pandemic!

Album of the Year
Yosemite Beanie by Nancy Bates

Group Achievement of the Year:
Charity knitting

Song of the Year
Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit
Sharlene's Sophie

Best New (to us) Artist/Tool
The amazing row counters from Twice Sheared Sheep

Best Pop Artist of the Year
Stephen West for the Twists & Turns MKAL 2022



Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool!



Best Classic of the Year:
The Granny stripe and square
An example is Gayle's project Ziggy Interrupted by Sandra Paul

Best Construction of the Year:
Anything knit in the round! 
We found that pullover popularity far surpassed the popularity of cardigans. 
We mention these patterns:
Ranunculus by Midair Hirose
Gayle's Ranunculus
Tii Pullover by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Tii Pullover

Texture of the Year:
Mohair stranded with a smooth yarn
AND
Sea Glass Sweater by Wool & Pine

Cable of the Year:
SARK by Kate Davies 

Lifetime Achievement Award:
The Stash!

Snippets of sweater songs from:
Undone by Weezer
Ugly Sweater Blues by JD McPherson
V-Neck Sweater by The Grayboy Allstars
In a Sweater Poorly Knit by mewithoutYou
Ugly Christmas Sweater by WENGIE
Sweaters by Allan Stone
Sweater Song by Spongebob Squarepants
My Favorite Sweater by Flynt Flossy
Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood

Friday, January 13, 2023

Episode 287 - Knitting and Crocheting in the New Year

What are we wearing? 
Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit
Sharlene's Sophie
The Weekender by Andrea Mowry
Sharlene's Weekender
Puntilla by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Puntilla
Bifrost by Cate Carter-Evans
Gayle's Bifrost
Ravenscliffe by Annie Hamilton
Gayle's Ravenscliffe
Rituals by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Rituals
Lead the Way by Megan Doherty

What are we stalking?
Into the Wild Headband by Stephanie Blanchard
Benyuan Beanie by Xiaoway Designs
Free Spirit by Annamária Ötvös
Effortless Shawl by the Koigu Team
Yosemite Beanie by Nancy Bates
Yellowstone Beanie by Nancy Bates

What are we knitting?
Marklee DK by Elizabeth Doherty
Generic hat by Sharlene
How I Make My Socks by Susan B. Anderson
Ziggy Interrupted by Sandra Paul
Ariana by Amy Christoffers
Cloud Iridescence by Kathryn Bernard


Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool!
















What have we finished? The catch up edition!
Benyuan Beanie by Xiaoway Designs
Crystal Fantasy by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Crystal Fantasy
Just try it by Susan Ashcroft
Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit
Moreton Bay Cardi by Alisa Hartzel
Colby by Elizabeth Doherty
Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli
Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart

Knitting/crochet in the news!
Justin Bieber wearing crochet blanket to dinner



Friday, December 30, 2022

Episode 286 - A knitting farewell to 2022!

What are we wearing?
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Focus Dress by Meiju KP
Gayle's Focus Dress
Viajante by Martina Behm
Gayle's Viajante
Slow Curves by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Slow Curves

What are we stalking?
Hipsulaisen Karuselli by Kati Koitto
Lucky Hat Wrap by Safiyyah Talley

What are we knitting?
Crystal Fantasy by Joji Locatelli
Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart
Cloud Iridescence by Kathryn Bernard

Thank you to our sponsor Twice Sheared Sheep!










#SIKAL2023 possibilities
Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit
Ariana by Amy Christoffers

Use hashtags #SIKAL2023 #yarniacs #yarniacspodcast for your Self-indulgent knit-along projects!

Friday, December 16, 2022

Episode 285 - Knitting the bind off part 2

What are we wearing?
Weekender by Andrea Mowry
Sharlene's Weekender
The Lounger by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Lounger

What are we stalking?
Sunday Crew by Kate Oates
Just Try It by Susan Ashcroft
Walls (Circus) Wrap by SweaterFreak
Black Sheep, White Sheep by Susan B. Anderson

What are we knitting?
Just Try It by Susan Ashcroft
Crystal Fantasy by Joji Locatelli
Cloud Iridescence by Kathryn Bernard
Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart
Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli


Thank you to our sponsor Twice Sheared Sheep!






What have we finished?
Cowl by Seaman's Church Institute: Christmas at Sea
Sharlene's quick cowl
Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

School of Knit: bind offs part 2, decorative and sewn bind offs

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Episode 284 - Gift knitting successes

What are we wearing?
Sorrel by Wool & Pine
Sharlene wearing a Gayle-made Sorrel
Rituals by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Rituals

What are we stalking?
Flower Greetings by Dolly Laishram
Monday to Friday Socks by Noma Ndlovu
Beneath a Summer Sky by Debra Gerhard
Plaidvent by Julia-Maria Heggenbart

What are we knitting?
Cowl by The Seamen's Church Institute: Christmas at Sea
Crystal Fantasy by Joji Locatelli
Colby by Elizabeth Doherty
Scrappy Smarled by Tif Nealon
Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart
Metanoia Wrap by Christina Campbell



Thank you to our sponsor Twice Sheared Sheep!










What have we finished?
À pois Cardigan by Eri Shimizu
Sharlene's À pois Cardigan
Cliveden Hat by Courtney Kelley
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson

Friday, November 18, 2022

Episode 283 - Knitting the bind off

What are we wearing?
Pacific Crest by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Pacific Crest
Pressed Flowers by Amy Christophers

What are we stalking?
Cat Face by Tracy Widens
Waterfall by Yumiko Alexander
Asher Skirt by Kaitlin Barthold

What are we knitting?
Cowl by The Seamen's Church Institute
A pois Cardigan by Eri Shimizu
Moreton Bay Cardigan by Alisa Hartzel
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart

What have we finished?
Cowl by The Seamen's Church Institute
No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams

Thank you to our sponsor Infinite Twist!










We introduce our Self-Indulgent Knit Along! Affectionally called the SIKAL, we encourage you to make something indulgent in some way. #SIKAL starts at the December solstice and runs through the March equinox (if you want to participate for prizes.) Otherwise, knit away at your leisure! Hashtags to use are: #SIKAL #SIKAL2023 #yarniacs #yarniacspodcast

Some of our possible projects are:
Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit
Dijon by Meiju K-P
Doocot by Kate Davies Designs
Shifty by Andrea Mowry
Journey by For the love of knitwear
Soorik by Gudren Johnson

School of knit: Let's talk bind offs! (part 1)
We talk about standard and stretchy bind offs. 



Friday, November 4, 2022

Episode 282 - Knitting Fiber Arts

What are we wearing? 
Frank Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Frank Shawl
Southern Spirit by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Superhero "cape"
KP Pullover by Eri Shimizu
Gayle's KP Pullover

What are we stalking?
First Date by Carol Sunday
LämminHelläPehmoinen by Pirjo Lakkapää ja Katri Raunama
Metanoia Wrap by Christina Campbell
Southern Spirit by Joji Locatelli
Habitation Throw by Helen Stewart
Sonoma Stole by Carol Sunday
Santa Fe by Carol Sunday
Chevron Fringe Shawl by Susanne Sommer


What are we knitting?
Moreton Bay Cardigan by Alisa Hartzel
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart
À pois Cardigan by Eri Shimizu


Thank you to our sponsor Infinite Twist!
Infinite Twist










What have we finished?
Divvy by Annie Baker Designs
Cowl by The Seaman's Church Institute
Sharlene's easy Cowl
Gossamer by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Gossamer
Rafa's Hat by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Rafa's Hat

We look back at episode 123, when we talked about what we termed Knitting Oddities. This led us to discover some knitted fiber art which we would like to share with you this episode. 
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