Friday, August 24, 2012

Episode 17 - The Reunion

After weeks if summer travel,  Gayle and I record our reunion episode! We are catching up on each others projects so there is a lot of knitting content packed into this hour, along with some ambient sound effects from our local surfboard shaper. All will be explained in the episode.

We are almost done with our summer KAL so there is an update at the very end. It was great to record together again, and we are already planning the next episode!

What are we wearing?
Laika by Ysolda Teague
Sharlene's Laika
5200K by Suvi Simola
Gayle's 5200K

What are we stalking?
Breezy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Walpole cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Jenica by Joji Locatelli
Opposite Pole by Joji Locatelli
Winterfell collection by Avril Lang
Arya's Needle by Avril Lang

What are we knitting?
Cowl-neck Vest by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
198 yards of Heaven by Christy Verity
Pom Pom Peds by Purl Soho
Aynia shrug

What have we finished?
Laika by Ysolda Teague
Sharlene's Laika
Laar by Gudren Johnson
Norie hat by Gudren Johnson
Leftie shawl by Martina Behm

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Episode 16 - Across the pond

The week we are recording via Skype, Sharlene in California, Gayle in France. This presents its own set of unusual challenges as we try this for the first time. At times the audio may sound a little tinny, probably due to this recording set up. We didn't chat much before we recorded since the time, with the difference, and Gayle's internet access is limited.

After our usual segments, we appended two pre-recorded segments that we had at the ready. One is about the Citron shawlette, and the second is about some Ravelry knitters whose projects we look to for ideas and inspiration. Enjoy!

What are we stalking?
Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang
198 Yards of Heaven by Christy Verity

What are we knitting?
Laika sweater by Ysolda Teague
Sharlene's buttons for Laika
the one-row buttonhole from via YouTube
written directions for the one-row buttonhole
Cowl-neck Vest by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Malabrigo Rios yarn
Laar cardigan by Gudrun Johnston
Madelinetosh lace yarn
Leftie shawl by Martina Behm
Norie hat by Gudrun Johnston

What have we finished?
5200K by Suvi Simola
Lang Donegal yarn
Christian's Hat by Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes
Zuzu's Petals cowl by Carina Spencer
Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier
Sharlene's Buttercup 2

The Citron shawl by Hilary Smith Callis, was published in the Winter 2009 edition of knitty magazine.
Malabrigo lace yarn
9-stitch shawl cast-on tutorial from West Knits blog

Some favorite knitters to stalk on Ravelry
We look at the following knitters' projects with admiration and joy, look to them for inspiration and ideas, and thank them gratefully for sharing their knowledge and love of knitting.

In no particular order other than how they came up during our discussion:

Thanks so much for listening! Our next episode, will be the Reunion episode. :)