Friday, October 18, 2013

Episode 47 - Clara Parkes

Photo credit: Knitter's Review
In this episode we chat with Clara Parkes, who shares a little bit about the Knitter's Review, her books, and her Great White Bale project. There was a lot of info to fit into our usual time, Clara is an amazing source of wooly information.  I am sure we didn't touch on everything everyone is interested in and some of our discussion may leave you with more questions. If so, join into the discussion on our Ravelry group. Maybe someone else can help or point you towards more resources!

Thank-you for listening and we hope you enjoy the chat!

Clara's Knitter's Review website
The Knitter's Book of Yarn
The Knitter's Book of Wool
The Knitter's Book of Socks
The Yarn Whisperer

What are we knitting?
Wintry Mix by Amy Herzog
Sea Anemone kitchen scrubbie
Hogwarts Express by Susan Ashcroft

What are we stalking?
Lipstick by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Lipstick
Nanook by Heidi Kirrmaier
Window to My Soul by Joji Locatelli
Pumpkin Ale by Ysolda Teague

Clara's swatching process 

The Great White Bale
Catskill Merino Sheep Farm

Episode audio link here

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

From Gayle: Last evening in Marrakesh

We went to the wool part of the souk today!

 Drying wool.
 Powdered dyes.
 All natural pigments.
 Dye pot.
 Wool drying from above.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Episode 46 - We are a bit early!

We are a few days early with Episode 46. Gayle will be traveling for the next week and a half and the easiest thing to do was record and get the episode out there. Because we had recorded the interview with Deb Robson early, we both felt a need to chat about our current knits before another episode flew by. So we play a bit of the catch-up game, sharing what we have been knitting and stalking, and hope to be knitting and stalking. We must have been out of form, because post recording we both realized we left a couple items out. More knits for a future episode then. :)

Gayle will be traveling and our next episode will feature Clara Parkes and more about wool. We are having lots of discussion in our Ravelry group. Please feel welcome to come on over and join us!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Transverse Cardigan by Ann Weaver
Sharlene's Transverse
Marion by Andi Satterlund
Gayle's Marion

What are we stalking?
Nymphalidea by Melinda Vermeer
Cat's Mane by Mer Almagro
Lipstick by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Lipstick
Charlotte Capelet by Usch Engelmann

What are we knitting?
Imagine When by Joji Locatelli
Meadow yarn by The Fibre Company
Nanook by Heidi Kirrmaier
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Aniron by Luise O'Neill
Hogwarts Express by Susan Ashcroft

What have we finished?
Lipstick by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Lipstick
Antarktis by Kalio Knits
Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns
Gayle's Poncho

The Fall Colors KAL is ended and we talk prizes. :) If you have won a prize, please contact Sharlene via a pm on Ravelry and we will get your prize to you asap. Unclaimed prizes will go back into the prize pool at the end of the year!

Deb Robson's Shetland project links:
Dreaming of Shetland
Dreaming of Shetland's Ravelry link