Friday, October 19, 2012

Episode 21

 Episode 21! We had a lot of fun recording this episode and actually recorded this one straight through. Usually we need to take a drink or throat-clearing break, or one of us "umms" too many times and calls a halt to the proceedings. But this time, straight through. After 21 episodes maybe we are getting the hang of it. :) Again, we attempt to cram far too much information into one short hour, so this episode goes a bit over. Stick with us!

A big thanks to all who have been participating in the pattern purchase discussion over in our group on Ravelry. It is very enlightening and we love hearing all of your opinions.  And if we've forgotten to say it lately, another big THANK-YOU to all our listeners. You brighten our days, and ignite our knitting passion. We love our craft and we love sharing it with you.

What are we wearing?
Drifting by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Sharlene's Drifting

What are we stalking?
Lucy Hat by Carina Spencer
Sideway Shawls by Kyoko Nakayoshi
Merging Ripple Shawl by Kyoko Nakayoshi
Knitscene, Winter 2012
Amande Vest by Hilary Smith Callis

What are we knitting?
 A-Line Hoodie by Diane Soucy
127-29 Shawl with Flounce by DROPS Design
Ideas for variegated yarn thread on Ravelry
Taygete by Rosemary Hill

What have we finished?
Sharlene's Preemie hat, no pattern
Breezy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Sharlene's Breezy Cardigan
Gayle's Preemie hats
Gayle's Mont Royal hat by tshep
Corazon by Julia Trice
Gayle's Corazon

Discussion about pattern purchases in our Ravelry group
Thanks to Julia Trice for donating a copy of the Corazon pattern!

Some new-to-us yarns we've recently seen and would like to see more of include:
Imperial Yarn 
Quince and Company Tern
Swans Island Yarn
Plucky Knitter Yarn
Blue Heron Bamboo Lace

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Episode 20

What are you wearing?
Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
Handmaiden Fine Yarn Sea Silk
Sharlene's Sea Silk Ishbel
5200K by Suvi Simola
Gayle's 5200K
Western Sky Knits Kim
Western Sky Knits yarns

What are you stalking?
Elfe by Astrid Schramm
Winding Vest by Vanessa Ewing
Meridian by Joji Locatelli
Amonde Vest by Hilary Smith Callis
Ruth's Tee by Rachel Ivy Clarke

Who has a birthday today? Click on the "people" tab in Ravelry, and underneath the search field, click on the "Happy Birthdays!" link. Go wish someone a Happy Birthday. Go ahead, we'll wait. :) Spread a little knitterly love.

What are you knitting?
Breezy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
A-Line Hoodie by Diane Soucy
Mont Royal Hat by tshep
Corazon by Julia Trice

What Have you finished?
Dragonflies Jumper by Joji Locatelli
Cowl-Neck Vest by Cecily Glowick MacDonald

So many projects, so little time! We both have growing queues and yarn to knit them.  Gayle is speeding through projects, Sharlene is limping along, but hoping for a power up. :) It is the first week of October, and super warm here. But never fear, sweater weather is right around the corner. Santa Cruz is only allowed three hot days in a row at this time of the year before the fog rolls in. We hope you enjoy this episode. We had lots of fun recording.