Friday, July 12, 2024

Episode 326 - Knitting chart tips

What are we wearing?

Look, Squirrel by Casapinka

Sharlene's Look, Squirrel

Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli

Gayle's Pure Joy

What are we stalking?

Latte Da by Dana Fehrenbach

Lova by Britt-Marie Brehmer

Seashell Sweater Light by Minimi Knit Design

Nila by Natasha Hornby

Fleetwood by Tanis Lavalee

Shenanifriends by Cori Eichelberger

What are we knitting?

Rafa's Hat by Joji Locatelli

Breezeway by Laura Taylor

Islet Drop by Leila Raven

Pom Pom Socklets by Purl Soho

Gayle's test knit

Elton Pullover by Joji Locatelli


Thank you to our sponsor Twice Sheared Sheep







We talk about knitting from charts, and have some tips to get you started or to keep you going.




Sunday, June 30, 2024

Episode 325 - Knitting together again!

What are we wearing?

Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Calyx 

Lunki scarf by Anu Ahoniemi

What are we stalking?

Magic Spell by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne

Sugar Rush by Jacqui Verbeek

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu

Cocon d'AirPods by Godineau Marie

Fumin' Womb by Anaa Hrachovec

Summer Lotus by Maria Solvtofte

What are we knitting?

Rafa's Hat by Joji Locatelli

Breezeway by Laura Aylor 

Metanoia Wrap by Christina Campbell

Pom Pom Socklets by Purl Soho

Fluff & Nonsense Yarn test knit



Thank you to our sponsor Fluff & Nonsense Yarn!






What have we finished?

On the C Train by Espace Tricot

Sharlene's C Train hat

Brooklyn Raglan Lite by Tori Yu

Sharlene's Brooklyn Raglan Lite 2

Islet Raglan by Leila Raven

Sharlene's Islet Raglan

Colby Hat by Elizabeth Doherty

Wonder Wander Hat by Megan Williams

Gayle's Wonder Wander

Traktor by Ane Kydland Thomassen

Gayle's Tractor Hats

Pom Pom Socklets by Purl Soho

Gayle's Pom Pom Socklets

Loose Socks by Casual Fashion Queen

Gayle's Loose Socks

We chat a bit about how successful Gayle's vacation knitting projects were while on the trip, and some tips for cabling with charts. 

Have you started your Colors of Fall KAL project? If you are posting updates on social media please use hashtags #cofkal or #cofkal2024. We can't wait to see what you are making!









Friday, June 14, 2024

Episode 324 - Vacation knitting

Traveling this season? Sharlene's favorite tip is the reminder to pack your dental floss. That little cutter in the dental floss case works on yarn just as easily as the floss. (You're welcome! 😎)

And a reminder that the annual Colors of Fall Knit-Along starts on or about June 20, the day of the June Solstice in your area!

Gayle's vacation knitting includes:

Loose Socks by Casual Fashion Queen

Various hats

Sweater knit in pieces

Where are they now?

Seduction Socks by Ann Budd

Sharlene's Seduction Socks

Julie's Wrap by Joji Locatelli

Sharlene's Julie's Wrap

Cloud Iridescence by Kathryn Bernard

Sharlene's Cloud Iridescence

Whisper Cardigan by Hannah Fettig

Gayle's Whisper Cardigan

5200K by Suvi Simola

Gayle's 5200K



Thank you to our sponsor Fluff & Nonsense Yarn!






And now, a blast from the past.
Specifically, our past! Some vacation tips from baby podcasters Gayle and Sharlene. Fortunately, these travel tips still hold up, and we thought we'd share again. Enjoy!

Vacation, all I ever wanted
Vacation, had to get away
Vacation, meant to be spent alone
Music and lyrics from Vacation by Charlotte Coffey, Jane Wiedlin, and Kathy Valentine

Friday, May 31, 2024

Episode 323 - Depilling your knitting

Just a reminder that the annual Colors of Fall Knit-Along starts on or about June 20, the day of the June Solstice in your area!

What are we wearing?

Donner by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Donner

The Squam Sweater by Elizabeth Doherty

Gayle's Squam

What are we stalking?

Smaragd by Svetlana Volkova

Salty Air Tee by Samantha Guerin

Flower Street Wrap by Sweater Freak

Audria Shawl by Inece Sang

Fabel Sweater by Thea Rytter

Milano by Carol Sunday

What are we knitting?

Brooklyn Raglan Lite by Tori Yu

On the C Train by Espace Tricot

Test knit sweater in pieces

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty




Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool.










What have we finished?

Ranunculus by Midori Hirosi

Sharlene's Ranunculus

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Basiita Beanie by Daniel Drennan ElAwar

Pilling. We've all had a sweater, shirt, or even exercise-wear fabric that pills. What can be done about those frustrating pills and how do you remove them?

Friday, May 17, 2024

Episode 322 - Knitting the Colors of Fall 2024! #cofkal2024

Last month, a group of Yarniacs listeners got together in Cincinnati. Though Gayle and Sharlene were not able to attend, a wonderful time was had by all and we are hoping to do it again next year. There is a survey available for a future Yarniacs retreat/event here. If you are interested in such a future event, take a look. Thank you for helping us out.

What are we wearing?

Love Note by TinCanKnits

Sharlene's Love Note

Elton by Joji Locatelli

Gayle's Elton

What are we stalking?

Sun Salutation by Celia McAdam Cahill

Sharlene's Sun Salutation

Gayle's Sun Salutation

Islet Raglan by Leila Raven

BABA sweater by Ankestrick

Hello Again by Amy Gunderson

End Times by Amy Gunderson

Scrappy Squares Blanket by Mark Roseboom

What are we knitting?

On the C Train by Espace Tricot

Metanoia Wrap by Christina Campbell

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty



Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool.









What have we finished?

Brooklyn Raglan Light by Tori Yu

The Squam Sweater by Elizabeth Doherty

Gayle's Squam

Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Tang

Gayle's Endpaper Mitts

We end with a fun chat about the Colors of Fall Knit-along 2024 #cofkal2024

Start date: June Solstice - June 20
End date: September Equinox - September 22



Friday, May 3, 2024

Episode 321 - Knitting with Robbie 2024

Robbie is in town for the annual NoCKRs retreat, and we spent a lovely afternoon together recording this episode.

What are we wearing?

Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Elton Pullover by Joji Locatelli

Sharlene's Elton

Loose Socks by Casual Fashion Queen

Gayle's Loose Socks

What are we knitting?

Brooklyn Raglan Lite by Tori Yu

Metanoia Wrap by Christina Campbell

Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

Cabled pullover/jumper that is a test knit

After Party by Callie Monster

Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang

Vanilla Socks by Crazy Sock Lady Designs

Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist

Boxy by Joji Locatelli

What have we finished?

Anker's Hat by Petite Knit

002 by Veronica Jobe

Sharlene's mom's quilt top, finished by Robbie! ❤️













Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool.









Robbie shares her personal journey with ADHD and how this has affected her crafting and knitting. 



Friday, April 19, 2024

Episode 320 - Knitting and (awkward😊) reintroductions

What are we wearing?

Pacific Crest by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Pacific Crest

Vestover by Elsbeth Judith

Gayle's Vestover

What are we stalking?

Organizer Mug Cozy by Sweet Potato 3

Tolsta Tee by Rebecca Clow

Sunshine Tee by Andrea Gaughan

Flip Side Tee by Tanis Lavalee

Fure by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Jet Set Tunic by Park Williams

What are we knitting?

Anker's Hat by Petite Knit

Brooklyn Raglan Lite by Tori Yu

Metanoia Wrap by Christina Campbell

002 by Veronika Jobe

Heel Toe Do Si Do by Crazy Sock Lady Designs

Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang

The Squam Sweater by Elizabeth Doherty



Thank you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!







What have we finished?

After Party by Callie Monster


We introduce ourselves and talk planning for the Colors of Fall Knit-along!