Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Episode 143 - Knitting with Helen Stewart

In this episode, Helen Stewart of the Curious Handmade Podcast, and designer of so many beautiful items on Ravelry, joins us for a chat.  It is no secret that Gayle and I are fans of Helen's beautiful shawls and accessories, and we are thrilled to welcome her as a guest on the podcast. We hope you enjoy hearing about Helen's design process, her patterns, and what we will see in the current Shawl Society 2 release. Thank-you Helen, for being a friend of The Yarniacs!
- Sharlene


What are we stalking?
Spindrift Shawl by Helen Stewart
Tegna by Caitlin Hunter
Sprite's Fen by Helen Stewart
Marina from Manos del Uruguay

What are we knitting?
Holey Comfort by Jutta von Hinterm Stein
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Starting Point by Joji Locatelli
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson


Thank-you to Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!


















The Shawl Society 2 by Helen Stewart

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Episode 142 - Stalking all the shawls

This week Gayle and I record outside again. It was too gorgeous of a day to sit indoors, so there is some ambient wind noises as we sit at the harbor. It was a beautiful day and a lovely setting to start the discussion about our annual Pantone Colors of Fall Knit-a-long. This is our most popular KAL and so fun to see everyone's Fall looks, garments, and accessories. We also continue our discussion of knitting and wearing shawls in the summer. If you want to participate in the discussion, join us in our Ravelry group here.
- Sharlene


What are we wearing?
Whippet by Ankestrick
Sharlene's Whippet
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Gayle's Confetti

What are we stalking?
Fancy Mee by Fritzi Creativ
Arlequin Shawl by Peggy Maxheim
Mini Madness Shawl by Angie Kimel
Sugar Sprinkles by Sharyn Anhalt
Little Black Shawl by Laura Aylor
On the Contrary by Amanda Woeger

What are we knitting?
Holey Comfort by Jutta von Hinterm Stein
Divvy by JumperCables
Painted Pixels by Susan Carlson
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry

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What have we finished?
Kline by Jennifer Dassau
Color Field by Kemper Wray
Gayle's Color Field
Speargrass by Susie Gourlay

We are starting the Colors of Fall Knit-a-long on the Summer Solstice, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The KAL will go through the Autumnal equinox, on Friday, September 22, 2017. (Times are based on  PST.)

Gayle is considering knitting Marklee by Elizaeth Doherty and Veronika by Cocoknits. 
Sharlene is considering knitting Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider.
Sharlene is also looking for a project for a sweater quantity of Dragonfly Fiber's Pixie.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Episode 141 - Stash anxiety

We are gearing up for the annual Colors of Fall Knit-a-long and in anticipation of future episodes, we talk favorite shawls and where are they now? Enjoy!

What are we wearing?
Whippet by Ankestrick
Sharlene's Whippet 
Viajante by Martina Behm
Gayle's Viajante
Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs

What are we stalking?
Blossom by Ker Gwened Knits
Zostera by Kelly G.
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Moore by Lori Versaci

What are we knitting?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Divvy by JumperCables
Holey Comfort by Jutta Von Hinterm Stein
Luscious Fingering from Candy Skein
Color Field by Kemper Wrey
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Coast from Holst Garn

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What have we finished?
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Sharlene's Confetti

Where are they now? (shawl edition!)
Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B. Anderson
Gayle's Yowza shawl
Red Robin Shawl by Helen Stewart
Gayle's Red Robin
Echoes of Color by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Echoes of Color
Imagine When by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Imagine When
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
Meadow yarn from The Fibre Company
Cloud yarn from Anzula
Therapy by Laura Aylor
Sharlene's Therapy

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Episode 140 - It's 2014, part 2!

Party like it's  Knit like it's 2014! Why 2014? Well Gayle and I find ourselves both knitting stash and planning for stash that was added to our stash in--you guessed it--2014. Thank-you Ravelry. I still find it amazing, awesome, and maybe a little bit scary to have that information available at my fingertips, but more power to the ever-increasing stash, right? So while we are both knitting up 2014--for the second episode--we also share a bit about how we find new projects for those lingering yarns that haven't been matched up with their perfect patterns yet. Enjoy, and happy knitting everyone!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Newsom by Bristol Ivy
Confetti by Veera Valimaki

What are we stalking?
Annulaire by Hilary Smith Callis
Summer by Ankestrick
Professor Meow Sweater by Claire Slade
I see spring by Joji Locatelli
So Faded by Andrea Mowry
Peer Pressure by Celia Cahill

What are we knitting?
Divvy by JumperCables
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tosti
Color Field by Kemper Wray

Thank-you to Candy Skein for sponsoring this episode!