Friday, January 22, 2016

Episode 106 - Four years of knitting!

In addition to welcoming the new year, January brings our podcast anniversary. Four years of Gayle and I chatting about knits, our yarns, project fails and project wins. We've learned a lot about knitting, about podcasting, and about our listeners as we've recorded over the past four years. The heartfelt thanks I expressed last year to our wonderful Yarniacs community still holds true, and I repeat it here today.
"The community we have formed on Ravelry with our fellow yarniacs has been the most fulfilling and wonderful part of podcasting. We can't thank you all enough for listening, for participating in our knit-a-longs, for chatting, and for playing along with us in social media. Truly, you have enhanced our knitting lives."
The only thing I can think to add is that I hope Gayle and I have enhanced your knitting lives in some small way and that you will continue to follow along with our knitting adventures. We have so much more to share with you!
- Sharlene

 What are we wearing?
The Traveling Sweater by Karen Alfke
Sharlene's Traveling Sweater
Laika by Ysolda Teague
Gayle's Laika
Sharlene's Laika

This episode of The Yarniacs is sponsored by Never Not Knitting. Never Not Knitting is a small knitting boutique owned by designer Alana Dakos, and it is located in Atascadero, CA. Never Not Knitting features a curated collection of specialty yarns, patterns and knitting notions and is proud to showcase the work of independent artisans and makers. In the online shop you will find a unique selection of handmade notions and accessories for knitters and crafters including the Wool and Wire jewelry line. All of our notions are beautifully gift wrapped, like a special present for yourself or a friend. Check out the selection at

What are we stalking?
Sharlene's Western Sky Knits yarn in stash
Even Flow by Joji Locatelli
Field of Wildlowers by Joji Locatelli
Majuga by Joji Locatelli
Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner

What are we knitting?
Big Old Coat by Joji Locatelli
Miss Babs Yowza yarn
Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Worsted MCN
Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis
SW Graduated yarn by Fresh From the Cauldron
Rhilea by Suvi Simola
Gayle is working on a test knit in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering

What have we finished? 
Both Gayle and Sharlene sent a project to the frog pond:
Swirl Shawl by Lijuan Jing
Sharlene's Swirl
Times Square by Norah Gaughn
Adama by Hilary Smith Callis
Fletcher by Elizabeth Doherty

What were we knitting?
Garfunkel Hat by Jocelyn Tunney
Gayle's Garfunkel hat
Zephyr by Tori Gurbisz
Gayle's Zephyr

Laika by Ysolda Teague
Gayle's Laika
Still Light Tunic by Veera Valimaki 

The list of prizes for the self-indulgent knit-a-long #sikal2016 can be found here.

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