Saturday, December 28, 2013

Episode 52 - Brooke Sinnes from Sincere Sheep

In this episode we welcome Brooke Sinnes, Fiber Artist & Proprietor of Sincere Sheep. Sincere Sheep specializes in "naturally beautiful yarns & fibers" including breed specific yarns and yarns that are farm specific. You can read about Brooke and Sincere Sheep here, and find her shop here. Brooke has an incredible amount of knowledge to share with us in the episode. I hope it is helpful and interesting. I've listened a couple of times and I still don't think I caught everything. This was recorded a couple of weeks ago, so if our projects seem a little out of order, that is why. You can hear Brooke's little cockatiel in the background in a few places. The little guy wanted to join our chat.
We recorded a brief update to the current KAL which was recorded in a bustling yarn shop. Happy ambient knitting noise can be enjoyed in the background. As always, bring any questions you have to our group on Ravelry and join in the discussion. Enjoy and Happy New Year to all!

What are we knitting?
Welcome to the Flock by Julia Farwell-Clay
Aislinn by Amy Herzogg
Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty
Hogwart's Express by Susan Ashcroft
Shasta Daisy Knits yarns
Alpenglow yarns

What are we stalking?
Brooke is always stalking new sources for her yarns.
Sharlene is stalking the slipper category on Ravelry.
Gayle is stalking the hat category on Ravelry.

The Sincere Sheep Ravelry group can be found here

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Episode 51 - Very merry & low key

I am recovering from a cold both as I write this, and on the day we recorded. Thus, it was a very merry low-key episode for me. I mentioned to Gayle that I felt she had to carry the episode and that I had several long pauses while my brain s-l-o-w-l-y cranked into gear. She thought not at all. So there you have it. :)

I do know that we had to pause while recording several times. I had to check on various animals throughout the house and Boo (the cat) makes a jingly appearance that you will hear while we stalk patterns. At one point there is a banging coming from another room. While recording I didn't know what was going on, but post-recording I found Boo was opening some drawers in the bathroom, making mischief!

We hope you enjoy!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Walpole by Hannah Fettig
Sharlene's Walpole
Aniron by Luise O'Neill
Gayle's Aniron

What are we stalking?
Miranda by Josée Paquin
Lempster by Norah Gaughan
Dylan's Beanie by Wooly Wornhead
Beans the Cat by Linda Dawkins
Estee Becklace and Earrings by Kristin Omdahl

What are we knitting?
Seamless Saloma Slippers by Megan Williams
Ease by Alicia Plummer
Thrummed Booties by Katie Startzman (pattern from The Knitted Slipper Book we reviewed in episode 48)
Audrey in Unst by Gudron Johnston
Hogwart's Express by Susan Ashcroft

What have we finished?
Halo hat 14
Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Alewives Cowl
Seamless Salomas Slippers by Megan Williams
Slippers 1, 2, 3, and 4

What are we swatching?
Sincere Sheep Equity Sport

Other mentions:
Nuzzle cowl by Kelly Brooker
Armonika cowl by Rustat Design