Friday, January 25, 2013

Episode 28

Gayle has been sick and I have been spending time in waiting rooms. We were so happy to get together today and record. Gayle is really on the mend, though she still sounds a bit hoarse. I have had a lot of unexpected knitting time and now need (!) to get something new on the needles. Need! Really.  :)

I hope the new year finds all of you doing well and knitting away on something fun and self-indulgent. If you haven't already, please visit and join our Ravelry discussion group here. We'd love to have you come out and play!

This episode features our regular segments and two book reviews. Hopefully we remembered everything! Enjoy.

What are we wearing?
 Audrey by Kim Hargreaves
Sharlene's Audrey
One skein boot toppers by Shireen Nadir
Gayle's Boot toppers
#07 Gathered Cardi by Cathy Carron

What are we stalking?
Grace by Jane Richmond
Poplar Cowl by Kelbourne Woolens Design Team
Kerry by Martin Storey
Ease by Alicia Plummer

What are we knitting?
Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang
Lemongrass by Joji Locatelli
Autumn Blush by Joji Locatelli

What have we finished?
Pull Me Over by Andrea Black
Sharlene's Pull Me Over
Rustic I Cord Wrap Bracelet by Elizabeth Murphy
Sharlene's Bracelet
Marshmallow mitts by tincanknits
Sharlene's Marshmallow mitts
Zucca Cowl by Julia Trice
Sharlene's Zucca Cowl
Brambles Beret by Amanda Muscha
Gayle's Brambles Beret
Little Scallops by Maria Carlander
Gayle's Little Scallops
Aurora Australis by Melinda Vermeer
Gayle's Aurora Australis
Snapdragon flip tops by Ysolda Teague
Gayle's Snapdragons

Book Reviews
French Girl Knits Accessories by Kristeen Griffin Grimes
Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy

Other patterns mentioned:
Cora by Andrea Black
Madison by Andrea Black

Friday, January 11, 2013

Episode 27 - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! Our first episode for 2013 is brimming with exploits of holiday knitting and mostly successful knitted gifts. I wouldn't recommend my make-three-mitts-to-end-up-with-a-pair technique, but well, sometimes the road may be bumpy, and the gift is unique! Hopefully this doesn't sound like a long laundry list to you and you find a gem or two amongst our humble toils and stories.

What are we wearing?
A-line Hoodie by Diane Soucy
Sharlene's A-line Hoodie
Misti Alpaca Tonos Worsted
Dragonflies Jumper by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Dragonflies
Arbutus by Jane Richmond
Gayle's Arbutus
Ann Hansen pattern

What are we stalking?
Jenica Hoodie by Joji Locatelli
Belfast Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge

What are we knitting?
Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang
Oranje by Ann Weaver
Aurora Australis by Melinda Vermeer
Brambles Beret by Amanda Muscha
Alisha Goes Around - Stable of Horses Worsted
Monster Hat by Froken C

What have we finished?
Sharlene's Elf hat
Sharlene's Garter Stitch Mitts
Sharlene's Mega Cowl
Imperial Yarn Bulky 2-strand
Marsan Watchcap by Staceyjoy Elkin
A-line Hoodie by Diane Soucy
Miette by Andi Sutterlund
One Skein Boot Toppers by Shireen Nadir
Rose Red by Ysolda Teague
Arbutus by Jane Richmond

Self-Indulgent KAL thread on Ravlery

Also mentioned:
Munchkin game
Gayle's Rivendale alpaca yarn
Stimpylab Warm DK

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Candy Skein Yarns discount!

Don’t Forget!

Use coupon code “yarniacs” for a 15% discount at Candy Skein Yarns through January 31! She ships internationally, too.

Thank-you so much, Tami!

Friday, January 4, 2013

A visit from Carol and KnittyBarb

Here is a fun blog post from new friend Carol about her visit to Santa Cruz and meeting us at the local LYS. Link to Carol's blog here.