Friday, September 23, 2022

Episode 279 - Knitting Viral Patterns part 2

What are we wearing?
Tii Pullover by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Tii Pullover
Vinyarnsa by Shelley L. Brander

What are we stalking?
Fairy Flower Vines by Claire Olivia Golden
Ieri by Mara Nicole
Forest Weave by Yumiko Alexander
Gossamer by Joji Locatelli
Gama by Manos de Uruguay Design Team
Viatori by Julia Farwell Clay

What are we knitting?
No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams
Soyokaze by Ririko
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson

Thank you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!


What have we finished?
Lace and Fade Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Dashed Beanie by Benjamin Matthews
Lightweight Hipster by Joji Locatelli


After our episode about viral patterns, listeners commented with so many more patterns! It was a fun discussion so we decided to share some of the patterns that were mentioned in the discussion. It makes for a fun trip down memory lane. Enjoy!

Hitchhiker by Marina Behm
#13 Central Park Hoodie by Heather Lodinsky
Love Note by tincanknits
Calorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf
Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Monkey Socks by Cookie A
Jaywalker by Grumperina
Ribby Cardi by Bonne Marie Burns
Ribby Pulli by Bonne Marie Burns
Citron by Hillary Smith Callis

Friday, September 9, 2022

Episode 278 - Knitting & Reknitting Repurposed Yarn



We are currently in the middle of a California heat wave and neither of us have been wearing knitwear!

What are we stalking?
Hento by Meiju K-P
Leafy Baby Blanket by Layla Alieva
Daily Sweater by Knitail
Journey by Gift of Knitting Designs
Pressed Flowers Hat by Amy Christoffers
Rough Road Hat by Shannon Larson

What are we knitting?
Lace & Fade Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Dashed Beanie by Benjamin Matthews
Soyokaze by Ririko

Thank you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!




















What have we finished?
Zephyr Pullover by Celia McAdam Cahill
The Margot Hat by Margotchien
Sharlene's Margot Hats 1 and 2
Irma Hat by Aneta Gasiorowska
Gayle's Irma
Rituals by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Rituals

Both of us have recently ripped out a previously knit sweater and reused the yarn. Why would be repurpose the yarn instead of giving away the sweater? We discuss this and a few other issues when we choose to reuse yarns. 

Friday, August 26, 2022

Episode 277 - Gift Knitting Redux


What are we wearing?
Ranunculus by Midori Hirosi
Sharlene's Ranunculus
Gayle's Ranunculus
Foret by Eri Shimizu

What are we stalking?
Ingrid Sweater by PetiteKnit
Ingrid Slipover by PetiteKnit
Three Season Cardigan by Wool & Pine
Fernanda Pullover by EweKnit Toronto

What are we knitting?
Gabrielle by Leila Raven
Sharlene's Gabrielle
The Margot Hat by Margotchien
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Rituals by Joji Locatelli
BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie
Soyokaze by Ririko 


Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool!








What have we finished?
Anker's Hat by PetiteKnit
Sharlene's Anker's Hat

We discuss some patterns that we think would make great gifts. We've created a bundle in our group on Ravelry

Some of the patterns we mention include:

Barley by tincanknits
Antler Toque by tincanknits
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Bankhead by Susie Gourlay
Moto by Mara Catherine Bryner

Anker's Hat by PetiteKnit
On the C Train by Espace Tricot
Troll by Gabriella Widmer Hanke
The Capitol by Hinterm Stein
Colby by Elizabeth Doherty




Friday, August 12, 2022

Episode 276 - Knitting Notions


As Gayle and I see old episodes while we are migrating to a new podcast hosting service we will probably revisit some topics we've discussed in the past. Things change over a decade as we find when we discuss what is in our knitting notions bags/boxes/tins!

What are we wearing?
Wishes Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Wishes Cardigan

What are we stalking?
Deschain by Leila Raven
Gabrielle by Leila Raven
Circles of Light by Kristina Vilimaite
Travel Mode 2.0 by Susanne Sommer
Travel Mode by Susanne Sommer
Volia blouse by Titi Lutsak

What are we knitting?
Zephyr pullover test knit
Zephyr (Worsted) by Celia McAdam Cahill
Anker's Hat by PetiteKnit
Tweedy from Hedgehog Fibers featuring Madelinetosh thread waste
Irma Hat by Aneta Gasiorowska
Rituals by Joji Locatelli


Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool!









What have we finished?
Ranunculus by Midori Hirosi
Musselburgh by Ysolda Teague

Friday, July 29, 2022

Episode 275 - Knitting Reviews


What are we wearing?
Elorie by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Elorie
No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams

What are we stalking?
Sprinkled with Kindness by Cally Monster
Log Cabin Square by Julie Harrison
Riika Top by Rosa P
Shifty by Andrea Mowry
Cloud Iridescence by Kathryn Bernard
Hunter Hammersen's patterns

What are we knitting?
Ranunculus by Midori Hirosi
Zephyr by Celia McAdam Cahill
Ruffle Socks by PetiteKnit
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson



Thank you to our sponsor Infinite Twist!
















What have we finished?
The Frank Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Foret by Eri Shimizu

We chat about some new yarns we've tried and two new products from Akerworks!

Friday, July 15, 2022

Episode 274 - Knitting Viral Patterns

 


What are we wearing? 
Current by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Elton by Joji Locatelli

What are we stalking?
Tune by Ankestrick
Lace & Fade Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Tile a day blanket by Michelle Makepeace
Rituals by Joji Locatelli
Catch my Heart by Joji Locatelli
Loose Socks by Casual Fashion Queen

What are we knitting?
The Frank Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose
Sharlene's gift hats
Forêt by Eri Shimizu



Thank you to our sponsor Infinite Twist.

















What have we finished?
Sharlene's ripped project 🐸
Whidbey Bag by Wool & Pine
Gayle's Whidbey Bag
No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams
Gayle's No Sweat Shirt 

Knitters often talk about "viral patterns." What are your viral patterns and have you even knit one?

Friday, July 1, 2022

Episode 273 - Knitting and the secret lives of clothes

 

What are we wearing?
Little Bird by Veera Valimaki
Sharlene's Little Bird
Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu
Gayle's Hitofude

What are we stalking?
Wimpelkette by Knitcats Design
Ofelia by Maria Martins
Fairchild by Bristol Ivy
Longline Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Ravishing Vest by Joji Locatelli


Thank you to our sponsor Infinite Twist!
















What are we knitting?
Ranunculus by Midori Hirosi
The Frank Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Whidbey Bag by Wool & Pine
No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams

We talk about what we call "The Secret Lives of Clothes." Clothing tells our story, and we discuss how important it is to decorate ourselves in a way that makes us comfortable and confident.