Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NoCKRs 2016 - UPDATE!

All spaces for the 2016 have been filled. Thanks everyone for your interest! The hardest part of the whole process was telling folks who didn’t get in. :( If you are on the waiting list--don’t despair. Sometimes life happens and there is a possibility. I wish we could have you all join us! :) :) :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Episode 101 - If you're cold, you're cold

The beginning of November has finally brought us the beginning of sweater weather, and as we delightfully exclaim this episode "When you're cold, you're cold." No apologies for putting on sweaters as the thermometer dips below 68ยบ this episode! In fact, we are rather gleeful to pull our old friends out of storage and welcome them back into our wardrobe rotation. (In fact, though I didn't mention it on the podcast, this editor is planning on wearing her big oversized Traveling Sweater later on this evening at an event.) And can I just add how wonderful it is to have shawls to drape around myself when I feel a chill? It's our season knitters and crocheters and if I have one piece of advise to give, it is this. Wear those knits! Don't keep them tucked away for "someday," or wait for the perfect outfit, or keep them reserved "for good." You invested time and money, so if you've made something lovely for yourself, wear it with pride.

In episode 101 we return to our regular segments and catch up on what we have been wearing, stalking, knitting, and finishing. These are our comfort segments, and as we enter the busy holiday season, it is good to focus on simple things that bring us pleasure and delight. I hope this episode finds you wrapped in warmth, with hook or needles in hand, and listening to your friendly knitting podcast friends!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Sharlene's Foggy Coast Cardigan
Focus Dress by Meiju K-P
Gayle's Focus Dress
Pressed Leaves by Alana Dakos
Gayle's Pressed Leaves beret

What are we stalking?
Check Meowt by Lauren Riker
Koa by Jennifer Dassau
Oats by tincanknits
Gayle is stalking this unreleased sweater
 (group photo at bottom of post)
Lady Eavan by Monika Sirna
Avalyn by Vanessa Smith
Amanda Perkins' blanket designs

What are we knitting?
Secret Garden by by Alana Dakos, search #secretgardenalong on social media
Simple Mitts
Charity hats
Longfellow by Michele Wang
Ecuador by Joji Locatelli
Toe-Up Gusset Heel Socks by Wendy Johnson
Gayle's knee sock

What have we finished?
Meditate by Elizabeth Doherty 
Sharlene's Meditate
Simple Mitts
Newsom by Bristol Ivy

Amanda aka smiley50's Jamberry shop

Episode 101 audio

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Episode 100 - Knit centennial

Someone is getting mighty comfortable on podcast day.
Episode 100 is something a little different. Amongst the knitting chat, we've included some Q & A that you, our lovely listeners, submitted over the past few weeks on our Ravelry board. Thanks so much for that! We took the bait and shared a little bit about the origins of both our friendship and the podcast. While neither are at all mysterious, Gayle and I do normally stay on topic with the knitting, crochet, and crafting talk. So if this is your first time listening, be aware that in general, our regular episodes are on topic with the knitting and crafting. We hope you enjoy this unique episode and we'll have some finished projects to share next time!

What are we wearing?
Heverly by Julia Farwell-Clay
Sharlene's Heverly
Dragonfly Fibers Pixie
Duchess of Devonshire by Kay Jones
Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio Sport

What are we stalking?
Muffatees for a Man by Mary Bush
Muffatees pattern from 1840
Moonraker by Melanie Berg

Our very, very informal shawl/cowl/wrap KAL
Multi-color shawls, cowls and wraps bundle

Ecuador by Joji Locatelli
Dragonfly Fibers Pixie Pumpkin head colorway
Hoodie Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer
Whippet by Ankestrick
Color Your Shawl by Suvi Simola
Acer Shawl by Joanne Scrace

What are we knitting?
Newsom by Bristol Ivy
The Secret Garden by Alana Dakos, search #secretgardenalong on social media
Longfellow by Michele Wang
Toe-Up Gusset Heel Socks by Wendy Johnson

Northern California Knitting Retreat 2016

Open registration is NOW until November 15!

Date: April 15 - 17, 2016
Place: St. Francis Retreat Center

If you would like a registration form, please email Tracie at:
A limited amount of spots are open. If we have more people register than spots available (cut-off date is November 15, 2015), we will award spots by lottery.

Please visit our groups on Ravelry:
The Yarniacs Podcast
Northern California Knitting Retreat

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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