Friday, February 26, 2021

Episode 239 - Knitting and Fiber Festival Nostalgia

We share a little nostalgia for an annual fiber event, cancelled due to the global pandemic. Really, it is nostalgia for seeing friends, meeting new ones, and sharing our experiences with other knitters and fiber enthusiasts. Our lives have been made richer by these experiences and we hope to be able to share time together in the future!

What are we wearing?
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Sharlene's Confetti
Big Sister by Hintern Stein 
Gayle's Big Sister

What are we stalking?
Rustic Little Heart by Heidi Kirrmeier
Circle & Square by Marina Behm
Unbearable Hoodie by Les Garçons
Mini-Unbearable Hoodie by Les Garçons
Unbearable Hat by Les Garçons
Stripes by Andrea Mowry
Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli
Schneeflocken by Sarah Solomon

What are we knitting?
Bento Boksy by Åsa Tricosa
Lead the Way by Megan Doherty
Lee Blanket by Kate Oates

Episode 239 audio

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Episode 238 - Knitting the pattern I already own!

This is the episode in which I tell the somewhat meandering story of how I ended up knitting a pattern that I apparently already own and forgot about! LOL

What are we wearing?
Little Black Shawl by Laura Aylor
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Boxy
Wanderers Slippers by Andrea Mowry

What are we stalking?
Sian by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Sian
Bento Boksy by Åsa Tricosa
Unicowl by Kelly McClure
Sisterhood Set by Jen Peck
Collusion by Hunter Hammersen
Entrapment by Hunter Hammersen
Misprision by Hunter Hammersen

What are we knitting?
Susurrus by Joji Locatelli
Lightweight Hipster by Joji Locatelli
Brightfeather by Jennifer Steingass
Lee Blanket by Kate Oates
Lead the Way by Megan Doherty

Thank-you to our sponsors, 

Marianated Yarns & Katinka Designs

What have we finished?
The Beanie by Zeezee Textiles

Cleaning wool with snow? Apparently it's a thing!

We're back with another School of Knit segment, this time talking about the ways that knitters commonly change and modify their patterns to create a personalized fit. 

Episode 238 audio

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Episode 237 - Knitting hand knits every day!

This is indeed episode 237, despite the fact that we incorrectly identify it as episode 236 at the start!

What are we wearing?
Dragonflies Jumper by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Dragonflies
Beekeeper Cardigan by Marie Green
Sharlene's Beekeeper

What are we stalking?
The Beanie by Zeezee Textiles
Monarch by Jamie Hoffman
Milkweed by Jamie Hoffman
Hayven by Kate Oates
Stripes by Andrea Mowry
Winters Beach Cardi by Andrea Mowry

What are we knitting?
Lightweight Hipster by Joji Locatelli
Brightfeather by Jennifer Steingass
Vila Wrap by Helen Stewart

Thank-you to our sponsor Infinite Twist!
Infinite Twist

What have we finished?
test knit for Elizabeth Doherty
Parallelolamb by Stephen West
Sharlene's Parallelolamb
The Capitol by Hinterm Stein
Sharlene's Capitol 1
Sharlene's Capitol 2
Gayle's Capitol
Colby by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Colby
Permutation by Hunter Hammersen
Gayle's Permutation
Big Sister by Hinterm Stein
Wanderers Slippers by Andrea Mowry
Gayle's slippers

Last year's self-indulgent projects?
Sorrel by Wool & Pine
Sharlene's Sorrel
Gayle's Sorrel

Episode 237 audio

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Episode 236 - Happy 9th anniversary to us!

Thanks so much for being a listener of The Yarniacs Podcast! If you've listened for a length of time you may know that a few years ago Gayle and I started celebrating our podcast anniversary with a special episode. Largely because if we didn't put it on our calendar and plan something, we'd forget and the date would pass unnoticed as it did for the first few years.

Top stories

Our anniversary episode is a different episode—none of our regular segments. We hope you will enjoy this different episode and promise to be back next time with more stalking and project talk. Enjoy!

How COVID and the Pandemic affected worldwide wool prices

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Knitting Belts
Knitters who lever knit, also known as Irish Cottage Knitting, where you hold a long knitting needle under your arm, can use a knitting belt to hold the needle. This takes the weight of the knitting off your hands. Can be useful when recovering from a hand/thumb injury.


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Folklore Cardigan by Amy Gunderson

Man starts knitting group to help people recover from drug addiction

Health benefits of knitting (especially during the COVID year)

Knitting for a mood booster