Friday, June 27, 2014

Episode 65 - Joji Locatelli

When Gayle and I first started podcasting, we had lots of ideas about what we wanted to share with our listeners. One of those ideas was to chat with our favorite designers, and share why we love knitting their designs. Joji Locatelli was one of the names that came up again and again. Not only because we have both knit many of her patterns, but because through her blog, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, we both felt Joji was a knitter with whom we would enjoy chatting and knitting. It has been a long time since those early podcasting brainstorming sessions and we are so pleased to be bringing this episode to you. As expected, Joji is charming and  inspiring. After our chat, I want to knit all the Joji things! I hope our excitement shines through and you will enjoy our friend Joji's patterns as much as we do.
- Sharlene

Note: Joji lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and this interview was brought to you through the magic of the internets. There are a few places where the audio fades a bit and there was a delay, causing us to temporarily talk over each other. We tried to minimize this and hope you won't find it too distracting. Please know we strive to provide you with the best possible audio quality. :)

Joji's website
Find Joji on Ravelry

What are we wearing?
Imagine When by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Imagine When
Fiber Company Meadow (yarn)
Summer Festival by Georgie Hallam
Gayle's Summer Festival

What is Joji knitting?
Skein yarn from Australia
Denim colorway
Joji's Instagram photo of her current project

Magnolia Cardi
Western Sky Knits yarns
Western Sky Knits Magnolia sock base

Sharlene's Lipstick
Gayle's Lipstick
New shawl: Let your Heart Unwind

Echos of Color

Interpretations, a collaboration between Joji Locatelli and Veera Valimaki
The Interpretations look book
Veera Valimaki's website
Veera Valimaki on Ravelry

Worsted Boxy

Old Romance
cdncarol's Thoughts

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Episode 64 - Here comes summer!

Summer is upon us! School is winding down and the fog has returned to Santa Cruz. Time to think about summer knitting and joining in on the Colors of Fall 2014 KAL, #yarniacsfall2014KAL
We chat about the fall colors, options, and try to narrow down both our yarn and pattern choices. We hope you will join in and have fun with it. Last year, one of my favorite things was seeing everyone's "styled" pics. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?

Ribby Pulli by Bonne Marie Burns
Liesl by Cocoknits
Gayle's Liesl

What are we stalking?
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
Surry Hills by Maria Magnusson
...hint of summer by Isabell Kraemer
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson
Waikiki Wildflower Blanket by Susan Carlson
Wrap around crochet bracelet by Yuli Nilssen
Mudra Cuff by Laura Nelkin
Kable Kuff by Laura Nelkin

What are we knitting?
Viajante by Martina Behm
Quince and Company Kestrel, a linen yarn
Candelia by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Sharlene's Candelia

What have we finished?
Flamingo Mittens by SpillyJane
Gayle's Flamingo Mittens

Pantone colors of Fall 2014 KAL #yarniacsfall2014
Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2014
If you prefer to download the pdf, you can find it here.  (It will start downloading if you click this one.)
Designer Lela Rose wants a "deep Navy, chunky, cashmere cable-knit sweater with crystals embedded into the cable knit" for Fall 2014
Nicole Miller wants a "cashmere wrap in Charcoal or Plum."

The men's palette has an additional color called Sea Fog.
Kenneth Cole's mens look featuring Sea Fog in the palette.
Elle magazine Fall 2014 trends

Episode 64 audio

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