Friday, January 18, 2019

Episode 184 - Happy 7th anniversary to us!

Welcome to The Yarniacs Academy Awards show! It's our 7th anniversary of podcasting! And you know Gayle and I love to party, and by party, we mean sit and share our knitting adventures with you, dear listener. So celebrate along with us as we announce some of our "bests" of the previous year.

It was pouring rain while we were recording. So you may hear the ambient noise of rain on the roof and the sounds of my housebound pets. As always, we love that you are joining us. Now, go put on your Academy-ready hand knits and enjoy the show!

What are we wearing?
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli
The Throwback by Andrea Mowry

Best Pattern of the Year
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Bits and Bobs by Kay F. Jones
Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter

Designer of the Year
Joji Locatelli - Gayle knit 5 Joji projects, Sharlene knit 5
Elizabeth Doherty - Gayle knit 4 projects, Sharlene knit 5
Andrea Mowry
Caitlin Hunter

Best "new to us" Designer of the Year
Ririko
Relax by Ririko
Tulip by Ririko
The Evening Dew Cardigan by Ririko
Caitlin Hunter

Thank-you Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!














Yarn of the Year
Neighborhood Fiber Company
Candy Skein

Best "new to us" Yarn of the Year
Brioche DK by Kim Dyes Yarn
Marina by Manos del Uruguay
Alegría by Manos del Uruguay

Technique of the Year
Stranded colorwork
Sharlene's "Close the gap" method of binding off in the round (episode 170)
Elizabeth Doherty's "minding the gap" method of casting on

Best Tool of the Year
Knitter's Pride Ginger Interchangeables

Best knitting accompaniment
Netflix aka Knitflix! LOL
Various podcasts
Gayle also reads or listens to audiobooks

Most worn 2018 project
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's first Calyx
Sharlene's second Calyx
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Clio
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier
Gayle's Shellseeker

Best Project of the Year
Sharlene's gift knit for a friend was her favorite project of the year
Gayle's gift knit for her son was her favorite project of the year

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Episode 183 - Welcome 2019!










What are we wearing?
5200K by Suvi Simola
Sharlene's original 5200K
Sharlene's 5200k redux
Veronika by Julie Weisenberger
Gayle's Veronika

What are we stalking?
Evening Dew Cardigan by Ririko
The Knitorious RGB by Park Williams
Winter Lines by Katrin Schneider
Big Love by Ankestrick
Whippet by Ankestrick
Sharlene's Whippet
Autumn Square by Hinterm Stein
Sharlene's Holey Comfort by Hinterm Stein
Nerissa by Elizabeth Smith

Thank-you Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!













What are we knitting?
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
The Throwback by Andrea Mowry
Sparkling Cider by Voolenvine
Viajante by Martina Behm

What have we finished?
Haddie by Elizabeth Doherty
Gift knit
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli
Moto by Mara Catherine Bryner
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli



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Friday, December 21, 2018

Episode 182 - This is how traditions are born!

The holiday season and the end of the year are incredibly busy times for most of us as we balance our lives with the additional activities that go along with the season. For that reason, we've decided to repeat last year's relaxing end-of-the-year chat with moderator Robbie. This is how traditions are born! We share our usual segments, chat a bit about the upcoming Self-indulgent knit-a-long, and Robbie shares a bit about her "Love your stash" threads and how it has changed and improved her stashing habits. Please check out this discussion as we "change the culture of stash!"

A big "thank-you" to everyone for sticking with us for another year, or joining us on our fiber journey  this year. We appreciate you, thank you for listening, and wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons! Happy knitting and Happy New Year everyone!


What are we wearing?
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Robbie's Boxy
Robbie's Moon River Socks using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel
The Easy One by Joji Locatelli
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Jujuy
Confetti by  Veera Välimäki
Faded by Andrea Mowry
Pavement by Veera Välimäki

What are we stalking?
Boxy-shaped sweaters by Joji Locatelli:
I See Spring by Joji Locatelli
Separate Ways by Joji Locatelli
Boxy and Buttony by Joji Locatelli
The Easy One by Joji Locatelli
Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Noble yarn from Holst Garn
Nerissa by Elizabeth Smith
Tiny Tassels by Karen Fernandez
All Points South by Casapinka


Thank-you Marianated Yarns and Katinka Designs for sponsoring this episode!














What are we knitting?
French Macaroon by The Nobel Thread
Robbie's French Macaroon
Tiny Tot by Kristen Rettig
Robbie's Tiny Tot
Elton by Joji Locatelli
Robbie's Elton
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli
Wolkig by Martina Behm
5200K redux
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
Moto by Mara Catherine Bryner


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Friday, December 7, 2018

Episode 181 - Paws and charity knitting

When we recorded this episode I had a cold, and somehow imagined my voice to be much more froggy than in reality it sounds. I'm glad, though my overall stuffiness probably caused me to participate less than usual. Fortunately, we are joined by Monika from CompassioKnit for the final segment of the show. We talk about knitting for charities, and about Monika's CompassionKnit charity located in San Francisco. If you are looking for a way to give to charity for the holidays or at any time of year, knitting for charities is a great option. Monika's CompassionKnit Ravelry group can be found here.
- Sharlene



What are we wearing?
Gather Together by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Gather Together
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Archer
Pei by Michele Wang
Gayle's Pei

What are we stalking?
Sachiko by Bristol Ivy
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Lace-Garn
Strike a Paws by Casapinka
(sssshhhhh, don't accidentally "fav" this pattern!)
Fairchild by Bristol Ivy
Northeasterly by Melissa Alexander-Loomis
Bits And Bobs by Kay F Jones

Thank-you Marianated Yarns and Katinka Designs for sponsoring this episode!













What are we knitting?
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli
Wolkig by Martina Behm
Haddie by Elizabeth Doherty
Clementine by Kate Burge and Rachel Price
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Gayle's blanket

What have we finished?
Haddie by Elizabeth Doherty
Rustic Elegance Shawl by Jenn Sheelen (not yet released on Ravelry)
Clementine by Kate Burge and Rachel Price