Thursday, August 21, 2014

Episode 69 - And sometimes we crochet!

Often Gayle and I find out we have been stalking the same pattern, project, designer, or technique. We always laugh and roll our eyes. Now we have come to expect it. This week we have both experienced numerous crochet references, so we decided to share a little bit about crochet. We both started out as crocheters and both continue to crochet. I get occasional hand/arm pain and have found that crochet uses different muscles and is therefore a good alternative that helps me reduce the chance of repetitive stress pain. We aren't experts on the subject of crochet, so many of you probably have more experience and can share some great references. If you have a comment or a reference that you can add to the conversation, please join us on Ravelry here.

And yes, somehow we always end up with a gratuitous Boo photo, taken during recording. This episode he took a liking to Gayle's felted tote/cat bed. Here he is looking fierce--he was actually yawning at the time--and then cuddly. Enjoy!
--Sharlene




What are we wearing?
February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Floral Opulence by Rosalyn Jung

What are we stalking?
Dragonfly Fibers Pixie
Pebble Beach Shawlette by Helen Stewart
Measure In Love by Megan Williams
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
Echoes of Color by Joji Locatelli
Puck by Boo Knits
Mix No. 31 by Lori Versaci
Endearment by Hanna

What are we knitting?
Literally Over the Top by Megan Williams
So Scrappy shawl by Sharlene
Viajante by Martina Behm
Gayle's Viajante
Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu

What have we finished?
Let Your Heart Unwind by Joji Locatelli
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
So Scrappy shawl by Sharlene
Floral Opulence by Rosalyn Jung

Gayle is taking this class on Craftsy:
Edie Eckman's Joining Crochet Motifs

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Craftsy sale! through August 11, 2014

Hi everyone! I don’t know if you have seen the huge sale that Craftsy is having this weekend. All classes are discounted, some up to 50%. If you are going to take a class anyway, please consider signing up for Craftsy and signing up for your classes through our Yarniacs link here. The podcast will earn a few pennies per sign-up, so it is a great way to help contribute to the podcast. Thanks!

Craftsy

Friday, August 8, 2014

Episode 68 - Back to reality

I am back from my family vacation and jumping right back into the podcast. Once again, I am trying to choose what to cast on next, and facing too many choices, casting on nothing! This has to change, and I must pick something soon. Contributing to my indecision, there are new fall pattern releases both in print and online that tease me with their yarny possibilities. I need to finish up my shawl for the #yarniacscolors2014 KAL too. How about you? Have you finished a #yarniacscolors2014 KAL project? If you have, please share it with us in the Ravelry thread, or on Instagram using the hashtag #yarniacscolors2014

We can't wait to see what you are making!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Imagine When by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Imagine When
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Boxy

What are we stalking?
crazy stripes tee by atelier alfa
cdncarol's tee
Arrowbite by Larissa Brown
Puck by Boo Knits
Obsidian by Lisa Mutch

What are we knitting?
Fingering weight leftovers shawl
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
Jaywalker socks by Grumperina

Viajante by Martina Behm
Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu
...a hint of summer by Isabel Kramer

What have we finished?
February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Magnolia Cardigan by Joji Locatelli


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Episode 67 - Welcome Luci

As I was listening to this episode before we released it (yes, Gayle and I both listen before we release them!) I realized my bird is chirping and squawking in the background. The interesting fact is, I didn't even notice her chiming in when we recorded. She is just such a part of my life that I am used to having her chatting away along with us. You've heard a lot about my pets because we record at my house. But this week Gayle's family added a new member. Please join me in welcoming little Luci to the podcast family. I am sure Gayle will be sharing many Luci stories in the podcast forum on Ravelry. If you haven't joined us there, please do, especially if you are interested in chatting with like-minded folks about non-knitting topics. We try to stay on topic for the podcast--we are first and foremost a knitting podcast--but in the forums you have the chance to chat with us and other yarniacs about, well, just about anything that comes up. We are a friendly group. :)

Summer knitting is in full swing, and since we talked about non-wool patterns from the book Knits That Breathe by Julie Turjomen last episode, we thought we would talk a little bit about the non-wool yarns we have recently used. We hope this will enhance your summer knitting.

If you are like me and already thinking about fall knits, we look forward to seeing what you knit up for our Colors of Fall 2014 KAL. Please use hashtag #yarniacscolors2014  for your social media needs.

Happy knitting!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Sharlene's February Lady Sweater
Sharlene's second February Lady Sweater
Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn
Liesl by Julie Weisenberger

What are we stalking?
Whispers by Veera Valimaki
Yellow Brick Road Cardi by Ela Torrente
Lush by tincanknits
Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu
Let your Heart Unwind by Joji Locatelli

What are we knitting?
Let Your Heart Unwind by Joji Locatelli
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Magnolia by Joji Locatelli
...a hint of summer by Isabell Kraemer

What have we finished?
Blanket sample in Dragonfly Fibers Traveller Gradient Set
Raiun by Kirsten Johnstone
Viajante by Martina Behm

What are we swatching?
Sparrow from Quince and Company
Kestrel from Quince and Company
Coronado from Toluca Knit

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