Monday, March 26, 2012

Sometimes the body is weak

I have been excited working on my Traveling Sweater and watching the whole thing come together. The construction is completely different from anything I've knit before. It is like figuring out how to fold an origami piece. Anyone who knows my knitting tastes knows I fall hard for unusual construction! But after a rainy weekend with a few basketball games thrown in for extra knitting time it has taken a toll on my wrists. I have tendonitis in these old paws and though it doesn't flare often, yesterday I had to admit I was a little sore.

Multiple project syndrom to the rescue! The Ginkgo shawlette came out of hiding and I finished the knitting last night. Nice and light and didn't at all bother the wrists. Gayle just texted me that she spent some time today working in the garden and her hands are sore. Maybe she'll be reaching for something in a lighter vintage tonight as well.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Episode 6 show notes

This week we chatted about:

Mondo Cable Cardi by Bonne Marie Burns
Bonne Marie Burns' zipper tutorial
Crochet stabilitzing
Laika by Ysolda Teague
Montera Embroidered Button Jacket by Pam Allen
Favorite Hoodie by Wendy Bernard
Traveling Sweater by A. Karen Alfke
Ginkgo Shawlette by Maggie Magali
Ballerina Shawl by Michelle Miller
Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier
Cloudy Day Beret by Alana Dakos
Carnaby skirt by Nikol Lohr
For the attached i-cord
Heart washcloths
Sea Anemone crochet scrubbies
seven circle by Kirstin Johnstone
Opposite Pole by Joji Locatelli
Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Hannah's arm and yoke modifications

We share our experiences knitting the Rocky Coast Cardigan, the good and the bad, yarn substitutions that worked well and not so well. Overall, we both love this sweater, and would knit it again. The recent modifications by Hannah should improve the overall fit, and we do note that the older sizing was problematic, especially in the arm snugness. Sharlene recommends checking the arm circumference when picking a size!

Monday, March 12, 2012

New and Noteworthy!

We are both thrilled that our little podcast has been featured in the "New and Noteworthy" section of Games and Hobbies on iTunes. I can't provide a direct link, but if you go to the Games and Hobbies area of the podcasts section, there are 20 New and Noteworthy podcasts listed, The Yarniacs Podcast among them. Wow!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Episode 5 show notes

Recording Episode 5 did not go as smoothly as previous episodes. Birds, wind chimes, and at one point there is a short humming/buzzing in the background as the ice-maker kicked in on my frig. So bear with us. Each episode we learn a little bit about the sound and the quality and we do strive to deliver the best audio we can.

In this episode, we discuss the following:

Whisper Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Gayle's Whisper
Madelinetosh Vintage yarn
Jenica Hoodie by Joji Locatelli
Pole by Joji Locatelli
Émilien by Ariane Caron-Lacoste
Still Light Tunic by Veera Valimaki
Fuse by Veronik Avery
Sharlene's Fuse
Ishbel Shawl by Ysolda Teague
Windhelm by tshep
Slouchy Bubbles by tshep
Textile Garden online shop

We decided to give you a few highlights from our day at Stitches West!
Lo-Lo bars
Western Sky Knits
Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods
Leaves collection by Michelle Miller aka Fickleknitter on Ravelry

Special thanks to Michelle Miller for giving us a hard copy of her book "Leaves" for a listener prize. If you would like to enter this contest, please look at the Leaves collection and tell us which pattern you would like to knit. Leave a comment here, and we will randomly select one commenter to receive this lovely publication!

3/31/12 Comments for this contest are now closed! Thanks for entering.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Updating stash

I am going to try to keep an accurate stash page on Ravelry this year. I've never done that in the past, but it really is helpful to remind you of what you have hiding away in boxes and bins. Guess what my favorite colors are, ROFLOL!

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