Friday, June 22, 2018

Episode 169 - Knitting pattern fatigue

You know that feeling when all the patterns start to look the same? Maybe you can't bear to look at one more garter stitch striped shawl? It happens to all of us. I call it "pattern fatigue." One of the great things about the robust pattern database on Ravelry is that we are exposed to so many fantastic patterns. One of the reasons we experience pattern fatigue is that robust pattern database on Ravelry.  It works both ways. In this episode we talk a little bit about experiencing pattern fatigue, vacation planning and knitting, and of course, all our usual segments. Enjoy!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Divvy by JumperCables
Sharlene's Divvy
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Calyx
Light Rain by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Light Rain
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Clio
Annulaire by Hilary Smith Callis
Gayle's Annulaire
Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty

What are we stalking?
Linen Top by Samantha Stadter
Deschain by Leila Raabe
Rose Quartz by Veera Valimaki
Yana Lite by Isabel Kraemer
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Hinsdale Vest by Amy Herzog
Sanderling by Asami Kawa
Modern Tunic by Lori Versaci

What are we knitting?
Sea Anemone Scrubbie
The Easy One by Joji Locatelli
Slade by Michele Wang
Viajante by Martina Behm
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli

What have we finished?
Divvy by JumperCables
Sharlene's Divvy
Light Rain by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Light Rain

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Episode 168 - Here come the summer knits!

What are we wearing?
February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
February Fitted Pullover by Amy Herzog
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Fading Point

Thank-you Candy Skein for sponsoring this episode!



What are we stalking?
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli
Latitude by Elizabeth Doherty
Alice by Hiroko Fukatsu
Bride by the Sea by Jenn Sheelen

What are we knitting?
Divvy by Jumper Cables
The Easy One by Joji Locatelli
Slade by Michele Wang

What have we finished?
Sharlene's kitchen scrubbie
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Violet Waffles by Halldora J

Where are they now?
Whisper Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Sharlene's Whisper
Emelien by Ariane Caron-Lacoste
Gayle's Emelien
Laika by Ysolda Teague
Gayle's Laika
Sharlene's Laika


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Friday, May 25, 2018

Episode 167 - Knitting the colors of Fall 2018

Though I don't consider myself to be fashion forward in what I choose to wear--you will usually find me in jeans and t-shirts--I do have fun watching fashion trends and fashion designers and their work. I also love color, and the Pantone fashion colors and colors of the year are always fascinating. Sometimes they are right on, sometimes not so. But I often find the colors readily available as ready-to-wear clothing and in yarn palettes from the major dyers. With this in mind, we start our annual Colors-of-Fall Knit-A-Long. In this episode, we introduce the colors, and talk about some fashion trends we've spotted online. Enjoy! #yarniacsCOF2018 #yarniacs #yarniacspodcast
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Newsom by Bristol Ivy
Djinni Sock from Dragonfly Fibers
Waits by Bristol Ivy
Yoga Shawl by Andrea Mowry

What are we stalking?
A Girl's Best Friend by Isabel Kraemer
Pabaigh by Kate Davies
Kettle Valley Poncho by Marsha Ibuki


Thank-you Fix-A-Stitch for sponsoring this episode!


What are we knitting?
The Easy One by Joji Locatelli
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Slade by Michele Wang

What have we finished?
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
The Authentic Collection by Joji Locatelli 

Pantone Fall 2018 New York colors
Pantone Fall 2018 London colors

Some links for Fall 2018 fashion trends:
The queen wore neon!
Michael Kors Fair Isle sweater
The whole Michael Kors Fall 2018 collection
Demin trends for Fall 2018
Fingerless gloves from Chanel
The colors of fall as seen through stock photography

The dates for the 2018 Colors of Fall Knit-a-long will be from
June 21, the summer solstice in the PST through
Sept 22, the fall equinox in the PST

The Ravelry group discussion can be found here.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Episode 166 - "Knitting soothes the troubled spirit"

What are we wearing?
Flaum by Justyna Lorkowska
Sharlene's Flaum
Björkö Shawl by Anna Friberg
Gayle's Bjorko

What are we stalking?
Fisherman's Cloud by Katrin Schneider
Holst Garn Coast
Goldfish Memory by Casapinka
Nilla the Unicorn by Rachel Borello Carroll
Little Coffee Bean by Elizabeth Smith
Viajante by Martina Behm

What are we knitting?
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Light Rain by Joji Locatelli
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Slade by Michele Wang


Thank-you Fix-A-Stitch for sponsoring this episode!


What have we finished?
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." 
- Elizabeth Zimmermann, Knitting Without Tears

 
Boo joined us for recording!