Friday, February 23, 2024

Episode 316 - Knitting at the Seacoast again

What are we wearing?

Seacoast by Joji Locatelli

Sharlene's Seacoast

No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams

Gayle's No Sweat Shirt

What are we stalking?

Springfield by Annamária Ötvös

Festival of Stitches by Lisa Hannes

FrettyBetty's Festival of Stitches

After Party by Cally Monster

Winter Reflections by Debra Gerhard

Obsidian by Lisa Mutch

Bohemian Scrapsody by Winter's Weather Knits

002 by Veronica Jobe

What are we knitting?

Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart

Grannie Square Blanket (no pattern)

Granny Go Round Cardigan by Iron Lamb

Sharlene's Granny Go Round

Loose Socks by Casual Fashion Queen

Gayle's Loose Socks

Arabella by Ann McCauley

Reflections by Meiju Kallio







Thank you to our sponsor Fluff & Nonsense Yarn!



What have we finished?

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Colby hat

Sophie Scarf by Petite Knit

Checkerwork Hat by Vexy

Gayle's Checkerwork Hat

 

Friday, February 9, 2024

Episode 315 - Test knitting success

What are we wearing?

Confetti by Veera Valimaki

Sharlene's Confetti

Clio by Elizabeth Doherty

Gayle's Clio

What are we stalking?

Scrap Wrap by Jacqui Verbeek

Granny Square Cardigan by Kaitlin Barthold

Granny Go Round Cardigan by Iron Lamb

Feel the Breeze Shawl by Jennifer Weisman

Dazzle Hat by Katie Osterwald

Granny Square Chicken by Sweet Softies

What have we been knitting?

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart

Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit

Arabella by Ann McCauley

Checkerwork Hat by Vexie



Thank you to our sponsor Fluff & Nonsense Yarn!





What have we finished?

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Colby

Sharlene knit a sock!

Sun Salutation by Celia Cahill (pattern coming soon!)

Practice Yoga Wrap by Celia Cahill

Flax by Tincanknits

Pressed Flowers Hat by Amy Christoffers

Empowering Beanie by Justyna Lorkowska

Semblance by Hunter Hammersen



Friday, January 26, 2024

Episode 314 - Happy 12th anniversary!

Popular designers

- Who is Elizabeth Zimmermann?

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann

- Who is Stephen West?

- Who is Stephanie Pearl-McFee?

The Yarn Harlot blog

- Who is TinCanKnits?

Flax by TinCanKnits

Flax Light by TinCanKnits

Crochet or other crafts

- What is a granny square?

- What is crochet?

Technique

- What are short rows?

- What is double knitting?

- What is ladder back jacquard?

It's Not about the Hat by Susan Rainey



Thank you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!





Popular patterns

- What is Hitofude?

Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu

- What is Bits and Bobs?

Bits and Bobs by Kay Jones

- What is the Sunday Sweater?

Sunday Sweater by PetiteKnit

Sunday Cardigan by PetiteKnit

- What is the Baby Surprise Jacket?

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Baby Sweater on Two Needles by Elizabeth Zimmermann

February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynn

Books

- Who is Jo March?

- Who is Elizabeth Zimmermann?

- Who is Rachael Herron?

- Who is Stephanie Pearl-McPhee?

Construction technique

- What is set-in sleeves?

- What is a circular yoke?

- What is a toe-up sock?

Bonus questions: Ravelry

- What is Ravelry Radar?

- What are 'helpful projects?'



Friday, January 12, 2024

Episode 313 - Knitting Hazards: Moths and Hubris

 What are we wearing?

Some Kind of Wonderful by Susan Anderson

Sharlene's Some Kind of Wonderful

Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli

Gayle's Super Simple Summer Sweater

Clio by Elizabeth Doherty

Gayle's Clio


What are we stalking?

The Hubby Hat by Anna Johanna

Double thick hat by Kareema Ali

Woven Warmth by Nancy Marchant

Little Gemstones by Claire Slade

Soft Spot Pullover by Elina Maaria


What are we knitting?

Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart

Practice Yoga Wrap by Celia Cahill

Arabella by Ann McCauley


Thank you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!





What have we finished?

Irish Gold by Joji Locatelli

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Colby

Mountain Town Hat by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Mountain Town Hat

Penguin by Justine T. 

Sharlene's Pierre Penguin

December Bow by PetiteKnit

Gayle's December Bow

Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit

Lucky Wrap Hat by Safiyyah Talley

Vestover by Elisabeth Judith


A few links on moth control:

The Spruce

Martha Stewart

Be vigilant!

Friday, December 29, 2023

Episode 312 - Knitting the Q & A

In this last episode of 2023, Gayle and Sharlene answer some of the questions you've sent us over the past few months. 

I'll link the yarns and patterns that we mention. 

Coast yarn from Holst Garn in Denmark
Ilha by Orlane Sucche

Some things that you might need in your knitting bag:
chocolate, readers/glasses, knitting light, earphones/headphones

Thank you to our sponsor Twice Sheared Sheep!








What patterns taught us the most about sweater construction?
Most of Elizabeth Doherty's patterns!
We'll focus on this in an episode next year.

Project that I went back to after I gained some knitting experience:
Tara by Alice Starmore
Sharlene's Tara

Techniques we don't love:
Leicht by Annette Schleicher (sock madness pattern)
Lady Eleanor Entrlac Stole by Kathleen Power Johnson

Technique we want to try?
Traveling loop

Lucky Hat Wrap by Safiyyah Talley

Friday, December 15, 2023

Episode 311 - Knitting at the library

What are we wearing?

Marklee DK by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Marklee

Ziggy Interrupted by Sandra Paul

Gayle's Ziggy Interrupted

What are we stalking?

The Incredible Blanket by Purl Soho

Take Wing by Jennifer Weissman

November20 by Ankestrick

The Mackintosh roses Shawl by Svetlana Tomina

Twila Pullover by Christina Körber-Reith

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Richard Boxhall

What are we knitting?

Irish Gold by Joji Locatelli

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Claire in Paris by Susanna Kaartinen

Vestover by Elsabeth Judith



Thank you to our sponsor Twice Sheared Sheep!








What have we finished?

Some Kind of Wonderful by Susan B. Anderson


Shawl talk!
In one of our past episodes, episode 136, we talk about ways to wear a shawl. Note that some of the resources that were available then are no longer live. Here is a short video from Craftsy on ways to wear your shawls

Friday, December 1, 2023

Episode 310 - Knitting and natural dyeing

What are we wearing?
Sorrel by Wool & Pine
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Gayle's Confetti

What are we stalking?
Kruger Wrap by Noma Ndlovu
Euphorbia Wrap by Ambah O'Brien
Nydia by Vanessa Smith
Reflections by Meiju K-P
Arabella by Ann McCauley

What are we knitting?
Irish Gold by Joji Locatelli
Some Kind of Wonderful by Susan B. Anderson
Vestover by Elisabeth Judith
Claire in Paris Shawl by Susanna Kaartinen
City Limits by Tanis Lavallee



Thank you to our sponsor Twice Sheared Sheep!










What have we finished?
GG 19-24 Traktor genser og lue by Ane Kydland Thomassen
Gayle's tractor hats

We chat a little bit about natural dyes and natural dyeing. Gayle had the opportunity to do some natural dyeing and tells us about the experience. If you would like to listen to our previous episode with Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep, please go to episode 52.