Friday, July 19, 2019

Episode 197 - Knitting fangs in Sunnydale

What are we wearing?
5200K by Suvi Simola
Sharlene's 5200K redux
Little Bird by Vera Valimaki
Gayle's Little Bird

What are we stalking?
Cat in a Box by Anna Hrachovec aka Mochimochi Land
Cat in a Bag by Anna Hrachovec aka Mochimochi Land
Mochimochi Snowmen by Anna Hrachovec aka Mochimochi Land
If Jessica Jones Had A Hat by Sminé
U-KNIT-Y (hat) by Sminé
U-KNIT-Y (cowl) by Sminé
U-KNIT-Y (scarf) by Sminé
Sleepy Snake and Mischievous Mouse by Anna Hrachovec aka Mochimochi Land
Hipster Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Hipster Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Hoodie Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer
Fairy Dust by Dani Sunshine

What are we knitting?
Maypop Hoodie by Susanna Winter
Sunnydale Cowl by Katy Carroll
Magical Thinking by Casapinka
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli

What have we finished?
Sunnydale Cowl by Katy Carroll
How Quiet Hat by Helen Stewart
Panda by Susan B. Anderson

Where are they now?
Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier
Calmer from Rowan
Sharlene's Buttercup 1
Sharlene's Buttercup 2
Sharlene's Buttercup 3
Coast Old Bomuld from Holst Garn
Apres Surf Hoodie by Connie Chang Chinchio
Solstice Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Episode 196 - Return to the School of Knit

What are we wearing?
Ginga Top by Yoko Johnston
Sharlene's Ginga Top
Love Note by tincanknits

What are we stalking?
Once and Floral by Maxim Cyr
Leaves Cascade Sweater by Ana D
Shaker Dishcloths and Coasters by Staci Perry
Gwyn by Maria Leigh
Deep Breath Sweater by Kirsten Hipsky
Gayle's Deep Breath
Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee
Caddington Wrap by Kate Heppell

What are we knitting?
Farallon by Elizabeth Doherty
Sunnydale Cowl by Katie Carroll
Maypop Hoodie by Susanna Winter
How Quiet Hat by Helen Stewart
Panda by Susan B. Anderson

What have we finished?
Derecho by Allison Green
Remix Light from Berocco
Love Note by tincanknits
Slice of Pie Beret by Margit A

School of Knit
-  the new "Private notes" section on project pages in Ravelry
- weaving in ends
- remember what project your needles are in!

Episode 196 audio

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Episode 195 - The emotional lives of sweaters, part 2

What are we wearing?
Magical Thinking by Casapinka
Sharlene's Magical Thinking
Pixie from Dragonfly Fibers
Little Bird by Veera Välimäki
Gayle's Little Bird

What are we stalking?
Rosewater by Janina Kallio
Grey Heart by Anna Lifanova
Cat Cocoon by Yellow thread knits
All Points South by Casapinka
As If Tee by Shay Johnson

What are we knitting?
Derecho by Alison Green
Remix Light from Berroco
Farallon by Elizabeth Doherty
Reed from Shibui Knits
Twig from Shibui Knits
5200K by Suvi Simola
Love Note by tincanknits
Hydrangea Striped Blanket by Lucy of Attic24

Thank-you Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!

What have we finished?
Gather by tincanknits
Love Note by tincanknits
Magical Thinking by Casapinka
Fiddly Bits by Jana Pihota
Slice of Pie Beret by Margit A
Two Flocks DK by The Knitting Goddess UK

We discuss the second part of "The emotional lives of sweaters" and what to do when a sweater or accessory isn't working for you for some reason or another. 

Episode 195 audio

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Episode 194 - The emotional lives of sweaters

In this episode we talk a little bit about what we call "the emotional lives of sweaters." Funny, I know, and it really isn't about the sweaters. It's about us and how we react and feel about them. Some sweaters or knitted accessories and items are loved immediately upon finishing. Some, it might take us a little while, maybe a couple of wearings to come around. Some items never make it onto the "most worn" list. Other items, like baby gifts, might be immediately loved and well-received by the recipients. We try our hardest, but really we never know. What makes some items successful and others not so successful? We start the discussion in this episode, but by no means finish it. There is always more to be said on this topic. Feel free to join in on the discussion in our Ravelry group! And by the way, welcome, we are glad you are here! :)

What are we wearing?
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli

What are we stalking?
Lush by Tincanknits
Happy Scrappy Blanket by Schibot Garn
Blaise by Ambah O'Brien
Hearts of Pride Cowl by Aelfie Lincoln

What are we knitting?
Magical Thinking by Casapinka
Derecho by Allison Green
Gather by tincanknits
Fiddly Bits by Jana Pihota
Love Note by tincanknits

Thank-you Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!

What have we finished?
Gather by tincanknits
Love Note by tincanknits
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Clio
Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter
Gayle's Soldotna

The blog post we mention in the episode about blending a mohair with another yarn is from Tin Can Knits and can be found here.