Thursday, January 14, 2021

Episode 236 - Happy 9th anniversary to us!

Thanks so much for being a listener of The Yarniacs Podcast! If you've listened for a length of time you may know that a few years ago Gayle and I started celebrating our podcast anniversary with a special episode. Largely because if we didn't put it on our calendar and plan something, we'd forget and the date would pass unnoticed as it did for the first few years.

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Our anniversary episode is a different episode—none of our regular segments. We hope you will enjoy this different episode and promise to be back next time with more stalking and project talk. Enjoy!

How COVID and the Pandemic affected worldwide wool prices

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Knitter’s Pride Mindful Collection Swivel Interchangeable Cords

Knitting Belts
Knitters who lever knit, also known as Irish Cottage Knitting, where you hold a long knitting needle under your arm, can use a knitting belt to hold the needle. This takes the weight of the knitting off your hands. Can be useful when recovering from a hand/thumb injury.

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Folklore Cardigan by Amy Gunderson

Health
Man starts knitting group to help people recover from drug addiction

Health benefits of knitting (especially during the COVID year)

Knitting for a mood booster

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Friday, January 1, 2021

Episode 235 - Knitting blankets part 2

This post contains links to Ravelry.com!

What are we wearing?
Elorie by Elizabeth Doherty
Felix Pullover by Amy Christoffers

What are we stalking?
Gridlines Pullover by Susanne Sommer
Threads by Justyna Lorkowska
Lead the Way by Megan Doherty
Sunday Morning by Carol Sunday

What are we knitting?
Parallelolamb by Stephen West
Big Sister by Hinterm Stein
Vila Wrap by Helen Stewart
Permutation by Hunter Hammersen

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What have we finished?
Mira's Cowl by Baah Yarn
Sharlene's Mira's Cowl
The Burrow Wrap by Kay Jones
Gayle's Burrow Wrap
March Hat by Megan Babbin

We continue our blanket discussion and spread more of the blanket making love! :)




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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Episode 234: Loving the stash in 2020

This post contains links to Ravelry.

Welcome to our annual episode with Ravelry group moderator Robbie! You'll find Robbie on Ravelry as BoxySweaterGal. We recorded by phone, so there are a couple of places where it sounds like we are talking over each other, caused by the occasional internet blip. 

What are we wearing?
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Dragonflies Jumper by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Dragonflies
The Throwover by Andrea Mowry
Gayle's Throwover

What are we stalking?
aco by eri shimizu
The Weekender Light by Andrea Mowry
Mitten Ornament by Jared Flood
The Classic by Espace Tricot

What are we knitting?
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
ADVENTure Gnome by Sarah Schira
Vanilla is the New Black by Anneh Fletcher
Parallelolamb by Stephen West
Big Sister by Hinterm Stein
Neil the Narwhal by Michelle Alvarez
Burrow Wrap by Kay Jones

What have we finished?
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Robbie's Scrappy Boxy
Colby by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Colby 6
Waffle Knit Dishcloth by Debbie Andriulli

Thank-you to this month's sponsor LoLo Body Care!












Let's talk stash with Robbie! We discuss ways in which we have curated our stash, and how 2020 changed the way we will think about our stash forever.





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Friday, December 4, 2020

Episode 233 - SIKAL 2021 Planning

What are we wearing?
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Sharlene's Fade
Gayle's Fade
Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's SSSweater

What are we stalking?
Spiked Dog Collar by Megan Barclay
Amigurumi Candle by ChiWei Ranck
Bounce by Tin Can Knits
Fleur by Espace Tricot
Airy Secret by Hinterm Stein
Dot Knots Cardi by Lori Versaci

What are we knitting?
Parallelolamb by Stephen West
Mira's Cowl by Baah Yarn
Waffle Knit Dishcloth by Debbie Andriulli
Neil the Narwhal by Michelle Alvarez
Big Sister by Hinterm Stein



Thank-you to this month's sponsor LoLo Body Care!














What have we finished?
Colby by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Colby Hats
Gayle's Colby Hats
BA Cool by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's BA Cool
KP Pullover by Eri Shimizu

We talk a bit about the upcoming annual Self-Indulgent Knit/crochet-a-long for 2021. Please use hashtags #sikal2021 #yarniacs #yarniacspodcast for this event.

Use #handknits everyday if you will be wearing your hand knits along with us in January!