Thursday, March 28, 2013

Behold, the sock drawer!

Since some of you  have asked about my sock knitting, I thought I would share this. I shared this photo on Twitter and Instagram a few days ago and I encourage you to share your sock drawers too! I go through phases of sock knitting. Right now my sock drawer is full. That means I am knitting other things. But as these pairs get worn I will get to replace them! So... what does your sock drawer look like?
- Sharlene

Friday, March 22, 2013

Episode 32 - Botanical Knits

In addition to our usual segments, we share our impressions of Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos. If you haven't checked out these lovely designs, please click on the link above and do so! We also announce the winners of the Self-indulgent KAL. Congrats to our winners and to everyone who made themselves something lovely to start the new year. Wear it with pride! I am still getting over a cold and coughing a bit. If my voice sounds like a frog, that is why!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Roza's Socks by Grumperina
Sharlene's Roza de verde
We are also both wearing our KAL sweaters. See the links below!

What are we stalking?
Sharlene is stalking 2-color shawls for her Miss Babbs Yummy sock yarn
Westport Wrap by Laura Aylor
Pendulum shawl by Amy Miller
Diving In by Mam'zelle Flo
Sola by Julia Trice
Projects for Gayle's Ceallach Yarns Superboo
Vanadium by Lisa Mutch

What are we knitting?
TGV shawl by Susan Ashcroft
Entangled Vines by Alana Dakos***
Drops Alpaca yarn
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty
Autumn's End pullover by Alana Dakos

What have we finished?
Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang
Sharlene's Tangled Yoke
Halo hat 2
Halo hat 3
Oranje by Ann Weaver
Gayle's Oranje
alibi cowl by tshep
Gayle's alibi
Alisha Mitts by Erin Birnel
Gayle's Alisha Mitts

Ambient noises this week courtesy of my bird and the wind! After we recorded I realized my front window was indeed open, and that was causing the curtains to move!

***After recording I noticed that the Entangled Vines Cardigan does indeed have slight shaping for the hips, adding a few stitches in one increase row.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Episode 31 - Post STITCHES Chat

Happy March everyone! Gayle and I are happily reunited post-STITCHESWest bliss. We have a few stories to tell and some knitting to catch up on. We try to share a few STITCHES anecdotes and purchases along the way, getting a little tongue-tied when we talk about the kindness and friendship of knitters. It was the highlight of the expo for both of us.

Links for what we are knitting and wearing can be found below. Hopefully I have included everything. Please don't hesitate to leave a comment or join the discussion in our group at Ravelry. You are all welcome to join us!


What are we wearing?
February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Sharlene's February Lady
Cowl Neck Vest by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

What are we stalking?
Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty
Ravelry recommended patterns
Neon cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Western Sky Knits
Practice Yoga Wrap by Celia Cahill
Daizies shawl by Marisa Hernandez

What am I knitting?
Sharlene's "No pattern" hat
Tangled Yoke Cardiga by Eunny Jang
Entangled Vines by Alana Dakos
Boxy pullover by Joji Locatelli
Alibi cowl by tshep
Autumn's End pullover sweater by Alana Dakos

What have I finished?
Forest Floor hat by Alana Dakos
Marsan Watchcap by Staceyjoy Elkin
Honey Cowl
Oak Trail hat by Alana Dakos
Pressed Leaves hat by Alana Dakos
Chunky Circle Scarf by Lindsy