Friday, February 15, 2019

Episode 186 - Stalking Stitches Past

There's a lot going on in this episode as Gayle and I mentally prepare for Stitches West, the large west coast yarn and fiber event, and explore sweaters that we have stalked at Stitches West past and find out if we knit, stalked, or lost interest. Enjoy the episode!
-Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Gather Together by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Gather Together
Dinner in the Eiffel Tower Shawl by Jessie Dodington
Citadel by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Citadel

What are we stalking?
Big in Japan sweater by Katrin Schneider
Focal Point by Suvi Simola
Camden Cap by Wooly Wormhead
Acoma by Casapinka
Vaughan by Dario Tubiana
Times Square by Veera Valimaki

What are we knitting?
Cooperish Cowl by Katy Carroll
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Graham by Jennifer Adams
Papa by Junko Okamoto
Bits and Bobs by Kay Jones

What have we finished?
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Zweig by Caitlin Hunter


Thank-you Western Sky Knits for sponsoring this episode!















Where are they now? Stalking from previous years at Stitches West!
Minthe by Anne Ginger
Gayle's Minthe
Sans Serif by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's San Serif
Woodfords by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Woodfords
Divvy by JumperCables
Gayle's Divvy
Svalbard by Bristol Ivy
Sharlene's Svalbard
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Marklee
Portage by Melissa Schaschwary
Trilinear by Cindy Garland
Bare Branches by Alana Dakos
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Polyhedra by Emma Welford
All Points South by Casapinka
Gale by Alicia Plummer


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Friday, February 1, 2019

Episode 185 - Stalking the queue

What are we wearing?
Washed Out by Joji Locatelli
Lilli Pilli by Ambah O'Brien

What are we stalking?
Beckett by Marie Greene
Rustic I Cord Wrap Bracelet by Elizabeth Murphy
Beaded Necklace &Wrap Bracelet by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Saturate by Mara Catherine Bryner
Chevron Fringe Shawl by Susanne Sommer
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

Thank-you Western Sky Knits for sponsoring this episode!














What are we knitting?
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Viajante by Martina Behm
Zweig by Caitlin Hunter
Bits and Bobs by Kay Jones

What have we finished?
Sharlene's sleep cap
Wolkig by Martina Behm
Sparkling Cider by Voolenvine
The Throwback by Andrea Mowry

We chatted with Andrea Mowry back in episode 144. If you haven't heard it, give it a listen!

The Akerworks Tool Kit that we talk about can be found on their website! Thanks Akerworks for sending us your awesome products to review.



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Friday, January 18, 2019

Episode 184 - Happy 7th anniversary to us!

Welcome to The Yarniacs Awards show! It's our 7th anniversary of podcasting! And you know Gayle and I love to party, and by party, we mean sit and share our knitting adventures with you, dear listener. So celebrate along with us as we announce some of our "bests" of the previous year.

It was pouring rain while we were recording. So you may hear the ambient noise of rain on the roof and the sounds of my housebound pets. As always, we love that you are joining us. Now, go put on your Academy-ready hand knits and enjoy the show!

What are we wearing?
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli
The Throwback by Andrea Mowry

Best Pattern of the Year
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Bits and Bobs by Kay F. Jones
Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter

Designer of the Year
Joji Locatelli - Gayle knit 5 Joji projects, Sharlene knit 5
Elizabeth Doherty - Gayle knit 4 projects, Sharlene knit 5
Andrea Mowry
Caitlin Hunter

Best "new to us" Designer of the Year
Ririko
Relax by Ririko
Tulip by Ririko
The Evening Dew Cardigan by Ririko
Caitlin Hunter

Thank-you Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!














Yarn of the Year
Neighborhood Fiber Company
Candy Skein

Best "new to us" Yarn of the Year
Brioche DK by Kim Dyes Yarn
Marina by Manos del Uruguay
Alegría by Manos del Uruguay

Technique of the Year
Stranded colorwork
Sharlene's "Close the gap" method of binding off in the round (episode 170)
Elizabeth Doherty's "minding the gap" method of casting on

Best Tool of the Year
Knitter's Pride Ginger Interchangeables

Best knitting accompaniment
Netflix aka Knitflix! LOL
Various podcasts
Gayle also reads or listens to audiobooks

Most worn 2018 project
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's first Calyx
Sharlene's second Calyx
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Clio
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier
Gayle's Shellseeker

Best Project of the Year
Sharlene's gift knit for a friend was her favorite project of the year
Gayle's gift knit for her son was her favorite project of the year

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Episode 183 - Welcome 2019!










What are we wearing?
5200K by Suvi Simola
Sharlene's original 5200K
Sharlene's 5200k redux
Veronika by Julie Weisenberger
Gayle's Veronika

What are we stalking?
Evening Dew Cardigan by Ririko
The Knitorious RGB by Park Williams
Winter Lines by Katrin Schneider
Big Love by Ankestrick
Whippet by Ankestrick
Sharlene's Whippet
Autumn Square by Hinterm Stein
Sharlene's Holey Comfort by Hinterm Stein
Nerissa by Elizabeth Smith

Thank-you Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!













What are we knitting?
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
The Throwback by Andrea Mowry
Sparkling Cider by Voolenvine
Viajante by Martina Behm

What have we finished?
Haddie by Elizabeth Doherty
Gift knit
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli
Moto by Mara Catherine Bryner
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli