Friday, June 24, 2016

Episode 117 - Let the colors begin!

What are we wearing?
Gemini by Jane Richmond
Misti Alpaca Tonos Pima Silk
Yarniacs t-shirts
Haruni

What are we stalking?
Talavera by Amanda Collins
Waterlily by Meghan Fernandes
Dewberry by Martha Wissing
Berroco Modern Cotton
Maja by Marita Rolin
Bay Laurel Tunic by Julie Turjoman
Metallicus Tee by Wolfberry Knits
Stimpylab Deluxe Sock in Jadite
Mira's Cowl by Mira Cole
Compassion knit hats 16 in 16
Fairytale Winter by Susan B. Anderson
Hermione Hearts Ron by Christy Aylesworth
Taiao Hat by Francoise Danoy
Notions magazine Winter/Spring 2016


What are we knitting?
Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier
Sharlene's Buttercups #1 and #2
Divvy by JumperCables
Pretty Me by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne
My Kind of Love by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne
Lilli Pilli by Ambah O'Brien

What have we finished?
High Plains Cowl by Brandie DeRusha
Gayle's High Plains

Yarniacs Colors of Fall 2016 KAL is happening now!
Please use #yarniacscolors2016 for your social media needs. 
Our discussion forum on Ravelry is here.
Sharlene cast on a Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis
Antarktis by Janino Kallio
Woodfords by Elizabeth Doherty
Spindrift by Helen Stewart




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Friday, June 10, 2016

Episode 116 - Colors of fall 2016

Last episode we introduced our annual Yarniacs Colors of Fall KAL. The excitement is building as people discuss the colors, their potential projects and possible yarns. If you post on social media, don't forget to use #yarniacscolors2016 and #yarniacs so we can your photos and comments. As always, join the chat in our Ravelry group and let us know what you are considering!

What are we wearing?
Rose Gold by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Rose Gold shawl
Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Gayle's poncho
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
Gayle's socks

What are we stalking?
Talavera by Amanda B. Collins
madelinetosh Dandelion
Apres Surf Hoodie by Connie Chang Chinchio
Coast yarn by Holst Garn
Golden Sand by Joji Locatelli
The Shawl Society by Helen Stewart
Forestry Cowl by Brandie DeRusha

What are we knitting?
Linen sweater by Elizabeth Doherty
Antarktis by Janina Kallio
Scrubbie cloth - no pattern, using
Scrubby by Red Heart
High Plains Cowl by Brandie DeRusha
Lilli Pilli by Ambah O'Brien
Gayle's Lilli Pilli
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Gayle's sock yarn blanket
Candy Skein monthly colorway
Finn yarn from Heron Crossing Farm
Light Gale by Alicia Plummer
Diary by Ankestrick
Divvy by Jumper Cables

What have we finished?
Antarktis by Janina Kallio
Sea Anemone scrubbie
Bugle the Baby Elephant by Susan Claudino
Gayle's Elephant
Siksak by Hanna Leväniemi

Colors of Fall 2016 #yarniacscolors2016 
Sharlene wants to knit something using this stash yarn
Pavement by Veera Valimaki
Charity by Forbidden Woolery in Gayle's stash

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Episode 115 - Knit 1, teach 1

It's that time of year again. What time of year is that you ask? It is when the folks at Pantone release their fall colors list. These are the colors that influence fashion, what will be appearing in the stores this summer for fall wear, and what colors we'll see on the new yarns coming to the local yarn stores. Most knitters love color! And yes, I am including knitters such as myself who happen to love the greys! (Check out that Sharkskin color chip on the palette and how well is goes with every other color. What's not to love about a beautiful grey?) So take a look at the palette, check if you have any of those colors represented in your stash and play along! We'd love to have you join in. #yarniacscolors2016

We also have a short discussion about the importance of bringing new knitters and crafters into our community. As the number of small vendors increase (we see new bag makers and dyers all the time), one of the things you can do to support small business is to bring in new consumers. Teach, enable, and bring someone new into the community. #knit1teach1


What are we wearing?
Starshower by Hillary Smith Callis
Sharlene's Starshower
Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Gayle's Easy Folded

What are we stalking?
Antarktis by Janina Kallio
Drachenfels by Melanie Berg
Light Gale by Alicia Plummer
Bespoke Sweaters by Veera Valimaki
Pavement by Veera Valimaki
Minimum by Veera Valimaki

What are we knitting?
Sharlene's test knit for Elizabeth Doherty
Knit Picks Lindy Chain
Hoodie Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer
Lilly Pilli by Ambah O'Brien

What have we finished?
Therapy by Laura Aylor
Sharlene's Therapy
Gayle's socks

Teach a knitter and or enable our wonderful crafting community!
If you teach or enable, use the hashtag:
#knit1teach1
knit: first stitch/first scarf

http://www.pantone.com/fashion-color-report-fall-2016#hero
Pantone 2016 Colors of the Year
Pantone Fall 2016 Fashion Color Report
Please use the hashtag:
#yarniacscolors2016

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Episode 114 - Knitting All Around

Back to basics this week, with lots of knitting and lots of stalking! We want to thank you for supporting the podcast and for those of you who have ordered t-shirts, they have been mailed. We hope you love them as much as we do! An easy way to support the podcast is to click through our links on the right side below for Amazon and Craftsy. If you are making a purchase through either the Amazon or Craftsy websites and use our links we will receive a few pennies from your purchase at no additional cost to you. An easy way to help support us!

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What are we wearing?
Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis
Sharlene's Starshower
Solstice Cardigan by Cecily Glowick McDonald
Gayle's Solstice Cardigan

What are we stalking?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Marcel Wrap by Little Church Knits
Kaiya Mei by Jamie Hoffman
Reyna by Noora Laivola
Spindrift by Helen Stewart
Loop by Casapinka

What are we knitting?
Scrubbie pattern
Therapy by Laura Aylor
Sharlene's Therapy
Lilli Pilli by Ambah O'Brien
Western Sky Knits Aspen sock
Hoodie Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer

What have we finished?
Heartfelt by Veera Valimaki
Sharlene's Heartfelt
Skyp-y socks
Seaman's Cap
Seaman's Church Institute Block Island Gansey Hat Kit

What are we swatching? 
Sharlene swatched North Light Fiber's Water Street
Gayle swatched North Light Fiber's Ocean Avenue
Listen for the discount code if you would like to purchase some of the North Light fibers yarn!

Please check out our post about Wendy Bernard's The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary.
Wendy's Knit and Tonic blog