Friday, September 16, 2016

Episode 123 - Knitting oddities

For your listening pleasure, we share some designs we fondly call Knitting Oddities.  Patterns and projects meant to bring a little smile, a little laugh, or just make you wonder "Hmm." :) :) :)
We both needed a little something to brighten our day when we met to record this episode, and oddly, we had already planned this segment. And it worked! We both felt a little better chatting about these laughter-inspiring projects and patterns. Whether or not you need a laugh to brighten your day we hope you will enjoy scrolling through these knitting oddities.
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Sharlene's old Koigu shawl
Liesl by Cocoknits

What are we stalking?
Harley by Veronia Jobe
Pandamonium by Karin Michele
All the Pandamoniums
Honey Hat by Jenn Nevitt
Astrid's Socks by Anna Friberg
Woodfords by Elizabeth Doherty
Citadel by Joji Locatelli
Blaster by Andi Satterlund

What are we knitting?
Antarktis by Janina Kallio
Sharlene's Fresh from the Cauldron yarn
Whispers by Veera Valimaki
Meditate by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Stimpy Labs Jadite
Tupshin by Erin Birnel
San Serif by Elizabeth Doherty
Beaverslide yarn

What have we finished?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Sharlene's Kline shawl
Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier
Gayle's Peasy

Some knitting oddities to share and make you smile!
Bizarre knits
24 Unusual and Amazing knit projects

Stephanie Pearl-McFee's Yarn Harlot blog
Rose-Kim Knits Thursdays
Fornicating Deer chart
Fish Hat by Thelma Egberts
Sponge Curlers Wig Hat by Renita Harvey

*The following links contain depictions of mature content. May not be suitable for all viewers.*
Mature content: Kawaii P*n*s
Mature content: Adult Lip Balm Cozy by Cadmium Red




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Friday, September 2, 2016

Episode 122 - Knitting to the last light of summer




In episode 122 we recorded our last summer episode for the season out and about. The light is changing and it will be darker earlier, making evenings of recording in the car difficult. This time we were on the UC campus at the top of the hill. We didn't see a lot of the usual wildlife, but we did stop for a peek at this spectacular view as we were leaving. This is the view looking towards Monterey and it is probable that a lot of the bright red is caused by smoke due to the still burning Soberanes fire.

Change of season always gives us a chance to look at our stash and our stalking in a new light, in this case, as we look towards the shorter days and cooler nights of fall. Have you finished your Yarniacs Colors of Fall 2016 project? Time to get knitting, put together that fall look, and submit your photo. You still have a few weeks left till the Autumnal equinox, so time to get stitching!

What are we wearing?
5200K by Suvi Simola
madelinetosh sock
Sharlene's 5200K
Gayle's 5200K
Hitofude by Hiroku Fukatsu
Gayle's Hitofude
Sharlene's Hitofude

What are we stalking?
There is a revised version of the Campside shawl, hopefully with errors fixed
Beastkeeper by Justyna Lorkowska
Color Your Shawl by Suvi Simola
#11 Stitch Sampler Pullover by Holli Yeoh
Gayle's Stimpylab Deluxe Sock 
Meditate by Elizabeth Doherty
Tupshin by Erin Birnel
Sans Serif by Elizabeth Doherty
Beaverslide Worsted

What are we knitting?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Whispers by Veera Valimaki
madelinetosh merino light
Holi Festival
Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier 
Malabrigo Arroyo borrajas
Gayle's Coastal Hoodie

What have we finished?
Gayle finished a row on her sock yarn blanket
High Plains Cowl by Brandie DeRusha

Getting your photos on Ravelry
Adding project photos to your Ravelry project pages
 Adding photos from Flickr
Adding photos from Instagram
How to slurp photos from the web

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Episode 121 - Knitting all the Donners

This week we are out and about again. I think this will be a new summer tradition--recording in fun locations. This week we visit the harbor, with some sea lions and you might hear some gulls in the background. We took photos of both of our Donner sweaters, which I just finished, and Gayle was binding off while we recorded. You will hear all about these sweaters on the podcast.

Are you knitting something for our fall KAL? There is about a month to go. Time to finish what is on the needles or cast on something small. Remember, the styling is the fun part of this KAL. Please photograph your garment with a fall look. You can wear the outfit or just lay it out for the photograph. Just make sure your entry photo shows us the whole look. It is so inspirational to look through everyone's outfits and think about the coming season.
- Sharlene


What are we wearing?
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's second Donner
Coastal Hoodie by Tori Gurbisz
Gayle's Coastal Hoodie

What are we stalking?
 Zookeeper's Blanket by Justine Walley
Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider
Aviatrix hat by Justine Turner
Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier
Joji's fall KAL
Citadel by Joji Locatelli
Japan Sleeves by Joji Locatelli
Breathing Space by Veera Valimaki

What are we knitting?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty

What have we finished?
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Lindy Chain yarn from Knit Picks
Starshower by Hillary Smith Callis
Pavement by Veera Valimaki

Yarniacs Colors of Fall 2016 Knit-a-long chat here
Please use the hashtag #yarniacscolors2016 for your social media needs

Stranded Magazine Mild Weather 2016
Salal by Andi Satterlund
Tupshin by Erin Birnel
Skykomish by Lee Meredish

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Episode 120 - Knitting with linen

What are we wearing?
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Donner
Lindy Chain yarn
Freya
Gayle's Freya

What are we stalking?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Silverleaf by Lisa Hannes
two-color Silverleaf
Citadel by Joji Locatelli
Japan Sleeves by Joji Locatelli
Hooded Shawl by Susanne Sommer
Eifelgold by Melanie Berg

What are we knitting?
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Starshower by Hillary Smith Callis
Sharlene's first Starshower
Sparrow yarn from Quince & Co.
Lindy Chain yarn from Knit Picks
Pavement by  Veera Välimäki
Divvy by Jumper Cables

What have we finished?
Sharlene's test knit
Spindrift Shawl by Helen Stewart
Gayle's Spindrift
Hermione Hearts Ron by Christy Aylesworth
Gayle's Hermione hat