Friday, February 17, 2017

Episode 134 - Knitting Interpretations

Gayle and I are getting ready to head to that annual yarn fest known as StitchesWest. In anticipation of our annual yarn love celebration we like to look at patterns and potential "must knits." On the list this year will a few entries from the latest collection by Joji and Veera. I can hardly believe it is their 4th Interpretations collection! The Interpretations collections are always a favorite with the Yarniacs and this one does not disappoint. Take a look and let us know if you'll be knitting anything from this new collection!
- Sharlene


What are we wearing?
Wishes Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Wishes
Coast from Holst Garn
Bleached by Amy Miller
Gayle's Bleached
Lilli Pilli by Ambah O'Brien
Gayle's Lilli Pilli

What are we stalking?
Making Advances by Jennifer Dassau
Pennyflower by Susanna Winter
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones

What are we knitting?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Hooded Shawl by Susanne Sommer

What have we finished?
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Pussy Cat Hat number 15
Obsidian by Lisa Much
High Plains Cowl by Brandie DeRusha



Interpretations Vol. 4 by Joji Locatelli & Veera Välimäki 
Wishes Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Color Spell by Joji Locatelli 
Little Bird by Veera Välimäki 
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Flyway Twist by Veera Välimäki 
Winterfolk by Joji Locatelli
Fast Forward by Veera Välimäki
East or West by Joji Locatelli
Radiate by Joji Locatelli

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Friday, February 3, 2017

133 - Love Your Stash!

 
















What are we wearing?
Big Old Coat by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's shorter version
Bleached by Amy Miller
Gayle's Bleached

What are we stalking?
Roz by Josée Paquin
Vertizontal Slouchy by Laura Jones
The Owl and the PussyHat by Amy Obukuru
Marina yarn from Manos del Uruguay
Be Kind by Veera Välimäki
Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B. Anderson
Ashling Shawl by Veera Välimäki
Golden Sand by Joji Locatelli
Sight is Life

What are we knitting?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Obsidian by Lisa Mutch
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Luder

What have we finished?
More Pussycat hats
Anguli Cowl by Hilary Smith Callis
Sharlene's Anguli Cowl
Gully Gloves by Kelly McClure
Gayle's Gully Gloves

How much yarn is too much? by Clara Parkes 




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Friday, January 20, 2017

Episode 132 - We forgot it's our anniversary!

Holy smokes Batman! Gayle and I started podcasting back in January of 2012. That means that we have been podcasting for five (count 'em – 5!) years. Of course, until the end of the podcast, we forgot. So we didn't plan anything special. As we say, this really is so "us." Much laughter ensues. :)

But as we enter this, our sixth year of podcasting, we would love to hear from you if you have any topics you'd like to hear about, designers, discussions, etc. We are looking forward to year six and I hope you will stick with us for another fun ride.

- Sharlene


What are you wearing?
Ease by Alicia Plummer
Rios yarn from Malabrigo
The sweater Sharlene knit first with this Rios
Skykomish by Lee Meredith
Gayle's Skykomish

What are we stalking?
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Dotted Rays by Stephen West
Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Charlotte's Web Shawl by Maie Landra
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson
Blaster by Andi Satterlund

What are we knitting?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Sweetpea Sock MCN from Lollipop Yarn
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Felici from KnitPicks
Gully Gloves by Kelly McClure
Obsidian by Lisa Much
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Phoebe yarn from Quince and Co.

What have we finished?
KitKat Hat by Andre Sue
Some of Sharlene's variation are here and here
Bleached by Amy Miller
Honey Hat by Jenn Nevitt
Gayle's Honey Hat
Touring DK from Unwind Yarn Company
Seafarer's Watch Cap by The Seaman's Church Institute
Gayle's Watch Cap
We also share some Ravelry tips, and some ideas for organizing in the new year! :)

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Friday, January 6, 2017

131 - Knitting in the new year

In this first episode of the new year, we come to you from the west cliff area of Santa Cruz on a sunny afternoon. We spotted several sea otters during recording and enjoyed our time in the sun. This is a shorter episode in keeping with our busy holiday schedules, but have no fear, we have ideas and plans for some fun episodes for 2017. We've cast on new projects for our Yarniacs Self-Indulgent Knit-a-long #sikal2017 and hope you will join us!

What are we wearing?
Project Peace by Christina Campbell
Sharlene's Cowl
Gayle's Cowl

What are we stalking? 
Texture by Hannah Fettig
Morning Jacket
Eventide Cardi
Wharf Street Pullover
Big Texture Cowl
Constellate by Hunter Hammerstein

What are we knitting?
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Yummy Fingering in Stormy Sprinkles from Candy Skein
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
tosh merino light from madelinetosh
Bleached by Amy Miller

What have we finished?
KitKat Hat by Andre Sue
Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure
Sharlene's Sock Cowl
Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku
Gayle's sport weight socks
Gayle's KitKat Hat