Friday, June 7, 2019

Episode 194 - The emotional lives of sweaters


In this episode we talk a little bit about what we call "the emotional lives of sweaters." Funny, I know, and it really isn't about the sweaters. It's about us and how we react and feel about them. Some sweaters or knitted accessories and items are loved immediately upon finishing. Some, it might take us a little while, maybe a couple of wearings to come around. Some items never make it onto the "most worn" list. Other items, like baby gifts, might be immediately loved and well-received by the recipients. We try our hardest, but really we never know. What makes some items successful and others not so successful? We start the discussion in this episode, but by no means finish it. There is always more to be said on this topic. Feel free to join in on the discussion in our Ravelry group! And by the way, welcome, we are glad you are here! :)


What are we wearing?
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli

What are we stalking?
Lush by Tincanknits
Happy Scrappy Blanket by Schibot Garn
Blaise by Ambah O'Brien
Hearts of Pride Cowl by Aelfie Lincoln

What are we knitting?
Magical Thinking by Casapinka
Derecho by Allison Green
Gather by tincanknits
Fiddly Bits by Jana Pihota
Love Note by tincanknits


Thank-you Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!







What have we finished?
Gather by tincanknits
Love Note by tincanknits
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Clio
Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter
Gayle's Soldotna

The blog post we mention in the episode about blending a mohair with another yarn is from Tin Can Knits and can be found here.

Episode 194 audio

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Episode 193 - Introducing the Colors of Fall 2019!

It is almost KAL time! We discuss and introduce The Yarniacs Colors of Fall 2019 Knit-a-long! A thread has already started in our Ravelry group for planning and everyone is talking about the colors and what they want to knit. Gayle and I had originally planned to introduce the KAL in June, but everyone has been so excited to start planning that the thread was started, chatted had commenced, and we felt we'd better catch up with all you enthusiastic knitters! Thanks so much for supporting the KAL, our podcast, and being such enthusiastic yarniacs!

What are we wearing?
Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Boxy
Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis
Sharlene's Starshower
The Throwback by Andrea Mowry
Gayle's Throwback

What are we stalking?
Dotty Lace Top by Elena Fedotova
Dandelion Wish by Jennifer Wood
Colibrí amigurumi by Canal Crochet
Lufthul by Elsabeth Judith
Balada by Filipa Carneiro
Falling Stars Fingerless Mitts by Owl Croft Designs

Thank-you Candy Skein for sponsoring this episode!









What are we knitting?
Magical Thinking by Casapinka
Derecho by Allison Green
Love Note by tincanknits
Dandelion from madelinetosh
Fiddly Bits by Jana Pihota
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's 5200K remake

What have we finished?
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Perfect Reversible Watch Cap by Nancy Elizabeth Munroe
Sharlene's Watch cap
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli
tosh lace by madelinetosh


Episode 193 audio

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Episode 192 - Yarn management

What are we wearing?
Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider
Sharlene's Hood on the Moon
Gayle's Con-Fade-Ment


Thank-you Candy Skein for sponsoring this episode!








What are we stalking?
February Beanie by Veera Valimaki
Sunnydale Cowl by Katy Carroll
Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter
Dianne's Soldotna
Let it fall by Matilda Kruse
Maypop Hoodie by Susanna Winter
Meadow from The Fiber Co.
Coast from Holst Garn

What are we knitting?
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Perfect Reversible Watch Cap by Nancy Elizabeth Munroe
Magical Thinking by Casapinka
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Like A Cloud by Joji Locatelli

What have we finished?
Beckett by Marie Green
Noble from Holst Garn
Estrella by Audrey Drysdale
Sharlene's Estrella

Gayle and I have a brief discussion about alternating skeins, yarn management, and the challenges associates with knitting with hand-dyed yarns when the skeins don't match exactly, as if often the case with beautiful hand-dyed skeins.

Episode 192 audio

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Episode 191 - Obsessive sweater storage

What are we wearing?
5200K by Suvi Simola
Sharlene's 5200K
Dragonflies Jumper by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Dragonflies Jumper

What are we stalking?
Derecho by Alison Green
Martha's Derecho that I tried on at the retreat
Remix Light from Berroco
Ama Sweater by Maddie Harvey
Dracarys Sweater by Sonia Masegosa
Ginga Top - winter sky by Yoko Johnston
Quiet Stars by Joji Locatelli
Boho Bibe Shawl by Jamie Swiatek



Thank-you Plum Deluxe for sponsoring this episode!











What are we knitting?
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Beckett by Marie Green
Perfect Reversible Watch Cap by Nancy Elizabeth Nunroe
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Merino DK from Rohrspatz & Wollmeise
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli

What have we finished?
Cooperish Cowl by Katy Carroll
Little Bird by Veera Välimäki

What is a mil? From the website here: A "MIL" equals one thousandth of an inch and measures the thickness of the bag.