Friday, January 23, 2015

Episode 80 - And now for something completely different!

This 80th episode of The Yarniacs launches us into our 4th year of this podcasting adventure. What an adventure it has been! We have learned about wool, about yarn, about designing, about technique, and of course, about community. The community we have formed on Ravelry with our fellow yarniacs has been the most fulfilling and wonderful part of podcasting. We can't thank you all enough for listening, for participating in our knit-a-longs, for chatting, and for playing along with us in social media. Truly, you have enhanced our knitting lives.

This episode we celebrate our podcast anniversary with a mash-up of some different party themes. Join us as we share some of our favorites from the last year and look forward to another yarn-filled year of podcasting. Enjoy!

Party Hats!
I Was a Tennaged Mutant by Alex Tinsley
Gayle's Mutant hat
Field of Wildflowers by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Wildflowers hat
Skiff by Jared Flood
Gayle's Skiff hat
Sharlene's stripey hats

MVK - Most Valuable Knits of 2014
Svalbard by Bristol Ivy
Sharlene's Svalbard
Magnolia by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Magnolia
Sharlene's Magnolia
Ease by Alicia Plummer
Gayle's Ease
Sharlene's Ease

Gayle is currently swatching
Beaverslide 100% Merino

Our supporting cast
Gayle is enjoying knitting with the KnitPicks Harmony wood interchangeables.
Daylight lamps are Sharlene's most valuable tool. Lamps such as Ott & Verilux are great.
What is a Morris style chair? This is the style of Sharlene's usual knitting chair.
The Clover stitch holders  are one of Gayle's favorite tools.

Favorite yarns we worked with in 2014
Sharlene enjoyed working with fingering yarns, specifically single-ply fingering from
Western Sky Knits and Dragonfly Fibers. Sharlene used the single-ply fingering for her Headland and her Hitofude Cardigan.

Gayle also used a lot of Western Sky Knits yarns including the silk/merino blend that she used for her Puck Shawl and her Obsidian Pullover.
She also enjoyed new to her yarns Gilliat and Holst Garn Coast, which she sued for her Hitofude.

Favorite designers
Joji Locatelli
Elizabeth Doherty
Yelena M. Dasher

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