Friday, April 28, 2017

Episode 139 - Knitting up 2014

What are we wearing?
Svalbard by Bristol Ivy
Sharlene's Svalbard
Peasy by Heidi Kirrmeier
Gayle's Peasy



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What are we stalking?
Tokonatsu Pullover by yamagara
Holey Comfort by Jutta von Hinterm Stein
Björkö Shawl by Anna Friberg
Color Field by Kemper Wray

What are we knitting?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau

Yellow Brick Road by Ela Torrente
Divvy by JumperCables
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tosti

What have we finished?
Rhilea by Suvi Simola
Divvy by JumperCables

Colors of Fall 2017 discussion
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Elle's Fall 2017 fashion trends
Harper's Bazaar Fall 2017 fashion trends
Cosmo's Fall 2017 trends
Vogue's Fall 2017 trends

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Episode 138 - Post-NoCKR knits

This week Gayle and I bask in the afterglow of our NoCKRs retreat. We laughed, we smiled, we knit! Good friends, good yarn, and good times. I wish you all could have joined us. :)

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We are gearing up for our annual Colors of Fall Knit-a-long. There are links and discussion in our Ravelry group
-Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Therapy by Laura Aylor
Sharlene's Therapy shawl
Oranje by Ann Weaver
Gayle's Oranje

What are we stalking?
Vneck Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Helvetica by Elizabeth Doherty
Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier
Sharlene's Buttercup
Light Rain by Joji Locatelli
Hansel by Gudrun Johnston
Close To You by Justyna Lorkowska
Pantone Colors of Fall 2017 palettes
Outing Shawl by Irene Lin

What are we knitting?
Yellow Brick Road by Ela Torrente
Studio DK from Neighborhood Fiber Company
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Divvy Poncho by JumperCables
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tøsti

What have we finished?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Isadora from Miss Babs
Sharlene's Monochrome
Little Bird by Veera Valimaki
Coast from Holst Garn 
 Red Katana by Svetlana Volkova

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Where are they now?
Transverse Cardigan by Ann Weaver
Sharlene's Transverse
Jenica Hoodie by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Jenica
Erin Heritage Wool Series

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Episode 137 - Self-indulgent KAL wrap-up

What are we wearing?
Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Fine  from Spud and Chloe
Sharlene's tunic-length Featherweight
Trefoil Cardigan by Gudron Johnston 
Summer Festival by Georgie Nicolson
Lace-Garn from Rohrspatz & Wollmeise
Gayle's Summer Festival

What are we stalking?
Tsumuzikaze by Michiyo
Meadow from The Fibre Company
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Manzanilla by Joji Locatelli
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Markley by Elizabeth Doherty
Silk Single from Western Sky Knits
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tøsti
Rustic Fingering from Neighborhood Fiber Company
Tosh merino light from Madelinetosh
Bleached by Amy Miller
The sweater I couldn't remember the name of is Cria by Ysolda Teague

What are we knitting?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Little Bird by Veera Valimaki
Divvy by Jumper Cables
Red Katana by Svetlana Volkova
Luscious Fingering by Candy Skein
Gayle's sock yarn blanket
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones
Aspen Sock from Western Sky Knits

What have we finished?
Alewives Hat by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Alewives Hat
Twinkle DK from Western Sky Knits
Sharlene's Kindle cozy
Jason's Tweed Hat by Melissa Thomson

We wrap up the Self Indulgent Knit-a-long 2017 and introduce the
Colors of Fall 2017 KAL!

The New York Palette
















The London Palette

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Episode 136 - Vacation Knitting

What are we wearing?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Sharlene's Kline
Puck by Boo Knits

What are we stalking?
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Red Katana by Svetlana Volkova
Anne's Neapolitan Katana
Veronika by Julie Weisenberger
Divvy by Jumper Cables

What are we knitting?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Little Bird by Veera Valimaki
Holst Garm Coast
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Gayle's Sock yarn memory blanket

What have we finished?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Heartbeat Mitts by Katya Gorbacheva
A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andy Satterlund
Gayle's Cropped Sweater

Our self-indulgent KAL comes to a close on Monday, March 20, 2017. We will be closing the finished object thread on Monday, March 20 to pick prizes, but will reopen it shortly after for everyone to continue to share their finished projects.

Love and Leche lotion bars
Coupon code: yarniacs for a free sample lotion bar when you purchase one full-size bar! 

Some resources for shawl wearing:
8 ways to wear a rectangular shawl/stole
20 tips to wear a square shawl
Tin can knits: How to wear a shawl
Ways to wear a triangular shawl
Ways to wear your knit shawl (video) by Susan B. Anderson

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Episode 135 - Knitting after StitchesWest

We saw so much at StitchesWest 2017. Yarn! Patterns! So much to talk about! We share some of it here, and I am sure bits and pieces will creep into the next few episodes as we knit the yarn we purchased and remember patterns we want to make.

What did we wear at StitchesWest?
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Inner Peace
Fancy Cardi by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Fancy
Burdock Cardigan by Maura Kirk
Sharlene's Burdock
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Donner
Bleached by Amy Miller
Gayle's Bleached
My Kind of Love by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne
Gayle's My Kind of Love

What are we stalking post-StitchesWest?
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Breathing Space by Veera Valimaki
Viewpoint by Anne Ginger
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Perforated Sweater by Suvi Simola
Trilinear by Cindy Garland

What are we knitting?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andi Satterlund
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones

What have we finished?
Hooded Shawl by Susanne Sommer

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Episode 134 - Knitting Interpretations

Gayle and I are getting ready to head to that annual yarn fest known as StitchesWest. In anticipation of our annual yarn love celebration we like to look at patterns and potential "must knits." On the list this year will a few entries from the latest collection by Joji and Veera. I can hardly believe it is their 4th Interpretations collection! The Interpretations collections are always a favorite with the Yarniacs and this one does not disappoint. Take a look and let us know if you'll be knitting anything from this new collection!
- Sharlene


What are we wearing?
Wishes Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Wishes
Coast from Holst Garn
Bleached by Amy Miller
Gayle's Bleached
Lilli Pilli by Ambah O'Brien
Gayle's Lilli Pilli

What are we stalking?
Making Advances by Jennifer Dassau
Pennyflower by Susanna Winter
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones

What are we knitting?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Hooded Shawl by Susanne Sommer

What have we finished?
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Pussy Cat Hat number 15
Obsidian by Lisa Much
High Plains Cowl by Brandie DeRusha



Interpretations Vol. 4 by Joji Locatelli & Veera Välimäki 
Wishes Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Color Spell by Joji Locatelli 
Little Bird by Veera Välimäki 
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Flyway Twist by Veera Välimäki 
Winterfolk by Joji Locatelli
Fast Forward by Veera Välimäki
East or West by Joji Locatelli
Radiate by Joji Locatelli

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Friday, February 3, 2017

133 - Love Your Stash!

 
















What are we wearing?
Big Old Coat by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's shorter version
Bleached by Amy Miller
Gayle's Bleached

What are we stalking?
Roz by Josée Paquin
Vertizontal Slouchy by Laura Jones
The Owl and the PussyHat by Amy Obukuru
Marina yarn from Manos del Uruguay
Be Kind by Veera Välimäki
Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B. Anderson
Ashling Shawl by Veera Välimäki
Golden Sand by Joji Locatelli
Sight is Life

What are we knitting?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Obsidian by Lisa Mutch
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Luder

What have we finished?
More Pussycat hats
Anguli Cowl by Hilary Smith Callis
Sharlene's Anguli Cowl
Gully Gloves by Kelly McClure
Gayle's Gully Gloves

How much yarn is too much? by Clara Parkes 




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Friday, January 20, 2017

Episode 132 - We forgot it's our anniversary!

Holy smokes Batman! Gayle and I started podcasting back in January of 2012. That means that we have been podcasting for five (count 'em – 5!) years. Of course, until the end of the podcast, we forgot. So we didn't plan anything special. As we say, this really is so "us." Much laughter ensues. :)

But as we enter this, our sixth year of podcasting, we would love to hear from you if you have any topics you'd like to hear about, designers, discussions, etc. We are looking forward to year six and I hope you will stick with us for another fun ride.

- Sharlene


What are you wearing?
Ease by Alicia Plummer
Rios yarn from Malabrigo
The sweater Sharlene knit first with this Rios
Skykomish by Lee Meredith
Gayle's Skykomish

What are we stalking?
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Dotted Rays by Stephen West
Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Charlotte's Web Shawl by Maie Landra
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson
Blaster by Andi Satterlund

What are we knitting?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Sweetpea Sock MCN from Lollipop Yarn
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Felici from KnitPicks
Gully Gloves by Kelly McClure
Obsidian by Lisa Much
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Phoebe yarn from Quince and Co.

What have we finished?
KitKat Hat by Andre Sue
Some of Sharlene's variation are here and here
Bleached by Amy Miller
Honey Hat by Jenn Nevitt
Gayle's Honey Hat
Touring DK from Unwind Yarn Company
Seafarer's Watch Cap by The Seaman's Church Institute
Gayle's Watch Cap
We also share some Ravelry tips, and some ideas for organizing in the new year! :)

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Friday, January 6, 2017

131 - Knitting in the new year

In this first episode of the new year, we come to you from the west cliff area of Santa Cruz on a sunny afternoon. We spotted several sea otters during recording and enjoyed our time in the sun. This is a shorter episode in keeping with our busy holiday schedules, but have no fear, we have ideas and plans for some fun episodes for 2017. We've cast on new projects for our Yarniacs Self-Indulgent Knit-a-long #sikal2017 and hope you will join us!

What are we wearing?
Project Peace by Christina Campbell
Sharlene's Cowl
Gayle's Cowl

What are we stalking? 
Texture by Hannah Fettig
Morning Jacket
Eventide Cardi
Wharf Street Pullover
Big Texture Cowl
Constellate by Hunter Hammerstein

What are we knitting?
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Yummy Fingering in Stormy Sprinkles from Candy Skein
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
tosh merino light from madelinetosh
Bleached by Amy Miller

What have we finished?
KitKat Hat by Andre Sue
Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure
Sharlene's Sock Cowl
Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku
Gayle's sport weight socks
Gayle's KitKat Hat 

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