Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Episode 164 - Post-NoCKRs joy

What are we wearing?
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier

What are we stalking?
OpArt by Melissa Dominguez
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Ujo by Ankestrick
Felicitas by Lisa Hannes
Reine by Alexis Winslow
Malabrigo Waffles Scarf by Sarah Florent

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What are we knitting?
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Twig from Shibui
Reed from Shibui
Flaum by Justyna Lorkowska
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Light Rain by Joji Locatelli
Ravenscliffe by Annie Hamilton
Birds of a Feather by Andrea Mowry

What have we finished?
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Coast from Holst Garn
Tides from Holst Garn
Kitten hat
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier
Viewpoint by Anne Ginger
Gayle's Viewpoint

Here are some of the swatches knit by attendees in a fabulous swatching experiment led by our in-house designer Elizabeth Doherty. We all knit the same swatch with the same number of stitches, rows, same yarn and needle size. Each swatch was unique!


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Friday, March 30, 2018

Episode 163 - Self-indulgent knitting wrap-up

What are we wearing?
Grace by Jane Richmond
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Archer (tunic length)

What are we stalking?
Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider
Every day of summer by Anne B. Hanssen
The Weekender by Andrea Mowry
Slade by Michele Wang
Light Rain by Joji Locatelli
Violet Waffles by Halldora J

What are we knitting?
Flaum by Justyna Lorkowska
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Smoke in the City by Greg Cohoon
Viewpoint by Anne Ginger

What have we finished?
Sharlene's Kitten hat
Pei by Michele Wang
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier
Gayle's Shellseeker

Of note: It actually looks like the 2018 Pantone Colors of Fall have already been released. If you'd like to start your planning, you can see all the colors here.


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Friday, March 16, 2018

Episode 162 - Knitting with Nani

It was a bit of a creature fest when we recorded this week.  Cats and birds making appearances. Partway through the podcast, my bird makes herself known by ringing her bell. And ringing again. I didn't realize the microphone would pick it up as clearly as it did, so for a couple of minutes, please imagine there is a little bird ringing her bell in the room with you. :) She's a happy bird. But never fear, there is lots of knitting content coming your way. Enjoy!

What are we wearing?
Dragonflies Jumper by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Dragonflies Jumper
Viajante by Martina Behm
Gayle's Viajante

What are we stalking?
Hasukai by Hiroku Fokatsu
Gayle's Laar cardigan
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
Tiny Tassels by Karin Fernandes
Carbeth Cardigan by Kate Davies

What are we knitting?
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Flaum by Justyna Lorkowska
Viewpoint by Anne Ginger
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmeier


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What have we finished?
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
On The Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio
Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot
Itty Bitty Bear Cubs by Carolyn Ingram
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Jessica Jones by Sminé

Note: This guy joined us for recording, but stayed silent throughout!




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Friday, March 2, 2018

Episode 161 - Stitches and sweater maintenance

This year we recorded little snippets each morning at Stitches West. It was a fun way to recap what we saw and share what we were stalking each day. There aren't many links, but there are a couple of fun stories about our adventures, followed by a discussion on sweater maintenance. Changing seasons  and changing clothes seasonally gives us a chance to wash, inspect, and maintain or pare down our sweater cache. And as you will hear, paring down the sweater cache is necessary, if you keep bringing new and pretty yarns into your yarn stash!

Dragonfly Fibers
Western Sky Knits

What are we stalking? - Day 1
White Pine by Amy Christophers
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Polyhedra by Emma Welford

What are we stalking? - Day 2
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Cullen by Elizabeth Doherty

What are we stalking? - Day 3
All Points South by Casapinka

Sweater maintenance
We love using Eucalan wool wash!

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