Friday, September 14, 2018

Episode 175 - Knitting through the changing of seasons

What are we wearing?
Wishes Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Wishes Cardigan
Latitude by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Latitude

What are we stalking?
Counting Sheep Shawl by Lisa Hannan Fox
Counting Sheep Blanket by Lisa Hannan Fox
Blütenmeer - sea of blossom by Kral Veronika
Tulip by Ririko
Elton by Joji Locatelli
Channa by Liisa Nieminen
Crazy Stripes Tee by alfa knits


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What are we knitting?
Washed Out by Joji Locatelli
Beekeeper Cardigan by Marie Greene
The Weekender by Andrea Mowry
Viajante by Martina Behm
Kiss Me Romper by Kate Oates
All Points South by Casapinka FROGGED! 🐸

What have we finished?
Itty Bitty Bear Cubs by Carolyn Ingram

Our Yarniacs Color Of Fall KAL 2018 will end September 22!

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Episode 174 - The episode that almost wasn't!

This episode almost wasn't! Gayle was sick, Sharlene got a flat tire, blah, blah, blah...
Finally, we present episode 174 for your listening pleasure!
We hope you enjoy. 😊😊😊

What are we wearing?
Donner by Elizabeth Donner
Sharlene's Donner
Gayle's Log Cabin blanket
Gayle's Donner
Outing Shawl

What are we stalking?
SS&A by Natsuko Iida
Acoma by Casapinka
Local Yarn Shawl by Casapinka
Cherry by Midori Hirose
Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter


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What are we knitting?
Washed Out by Joji Locatelli
Itty Bitty Bear Cubs by Carolyn Ingram
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Birds of a Feather by Andrea Mowry
Gayle's Birds of a Feather
All Points South by Casapinka

What have we finished?
Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider
Sharlene's Winterfell
Gayle's sock yarn blanket
Bits and Bobs by Kay Jones
Gayle's Bits and Bobs
Latitude by Elizabeth Doherty

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Episode 173 - Winding yarn

In this episode, Gayle and I talk about a task that some knitters seem to have a fear of taking on... winding their yarn! Why the fear? I am not sure, but working in a yarn store, I meet many knitters who tell me they aren't smart or patient enough to wind their own yarn. Hmm. I don't think winding yarn takes superhero brain powers or a large dose of patience. I think it does take a bit of practice, and a familiarity with the tools you have at your disposal. Whether you are winding by hand from the back of a chair or winding yarn on a well crafted wooden ball winder, winding your yarn affords the opportunity for the knitter to learn something about their yarn. This is a good thing! You have the chance to learn if you like the way the yarn feels as it slips through your fingers; you will learn if perhaps this blend dries out your skin; you'll find out if this particular skein has a knot five yards from the end. All good things.

Of course there will always be times when you don't want or can't wind your own yarn; or perhaps you have an injury or physical limitations. But it behooves us all as masters of our craft to at least know how to perform this function, and to know how best to utilize the tools we have at our disposal. Wind on, my knitters!
- Sharlene


What are we wearing?
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Donner
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Gayle's Fade

What are we stalking?
Hinagiku by Eri
Tinos by Hilary Smith Callis
Slow Curves by Joji Locatelli
Pom Pom Quarterly Autumn 2018
Baby Sweater on Two Needles by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Kiss Me Romper by Kate Oates
Rocky by tincanknits
Gramps Cardigan by Tot Toppers
Gramps Cardigan (adult) by Kate Oates
Weekender by Andrea Mowry

What are we knitting?
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider
Bits and Bobs by Kay Jones
Latitude by Elizabeth Doherty

What have we finished?
Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning
Sharlene's Wonder Woman Wrap

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Episode 172 - Knit-a-long catch up

What are we wearing?
The Easy One by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Easy One
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Gayle's Confetti

What are we stalking?
Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down
Easy Baby Cardigan by Diane Soucy
Marettimo by Caitlin Hunter
Slow Curves by Joji Locatelli
Rocky by tincanknits

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What are we knitting?
Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Bits and Bobs by Kay Jones

What have we finished?
Latitude by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Latitude
Slade by Michele Wang
Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February) by Elizabeth Zimmermann