Thursday, May 14, 2015

Episode 88 - Stalking the knits

One of our favorite podcast segments (and we hope yours too!) has always been "What are we stalking?" Project planning and choosing yarns are often one of the highlights of a new project. At that point, it is still a knitting fantasy, and every knitter has an active knitting fantasy life. If you have a Ravelry queue the grows weekly, then yes, you too have an active knitting fantasy life! But sometimes those fantasies don't turn out the way we planned. In what will probably be the first appearance of this podcast segment, Gayle and I examine some of our "stalking fails." Those projects that, for whatever reason, didn't live up to our fantasy and fell by the wayside. Please note, none of these particular stalking fails were because of a poor pattern or poor yarn, mostly because--well, take a listen to the episode and you'll find out why! Happy knitting everyone.
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Let your Heart Unwind by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Unwind
Neon by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Neon
Sharlene's Neon

What are we stalking?
Heverly by Julia Farwell-Clay
Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker
Handbrake by Kay Jones
Longfellow by Michele Wang
Focus Dress by Meiju K-P

What are we knitting?
Woodfords by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Woodfords
Literally Over the Top by Megan Williams
Gayle's Literally Over the Top
Sharlene's Literally Over the Top
Traveller Tunic by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Traveller Tunic
Helena by Alison Green

What have we finished?
Gayle's Log Cabin squares
Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington

Stalking Fails!
disclaimer: Our "Stalking Fails" are our own project fails, not a problem with the pattern or yarn.
Crazy Stripes Tee
Breter Breton
Missoni Falls Cowl
Sous Sous

1 comment:

  1. Hi, just listening to this episode of your excellent podcast, and I had an idea that might solve the stalking fails caused by patterns that don't work for your warmer climate. How about swapping FOs with someone in a colder climate who has stalking fails over lovely lacy things? You could knit the lovely cable aran thing but in their size then send it off in exchange for a lovely lacy thing in your size. I don't know how it would work but I'm sure there are Ravelers out there who'd be up for it.
    Miss C