Friday, September 30, 2016

Episode 124 - Knitting the colors of fall

In this episode, we wrap up the Yarniacs Colors of Fall 2016 Knit-a-long. Thanks to everyone who participated in the fun. Even if you didn't knit something from the fall palette, take a look at all the photos of the styled fall looks that everyone shared in the KAL Ravelry thread. It's really fun to see!

In this episode, everything has a bit of a fall twist--as we focus on colors and trends for the new season. Remember, you don't have to be a fashionista or a slave to fashion to work in a new color or a new accessory, or just figure out how to wear things in a different way. The goal? To feel good--good about yourself and about the lovely hand knits we've created! Wear those creations with pride!

What are we wearing for fall?
Whispers by Veera Valimaki
Sharlene's Whispers 
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Donner

What are we stalking for fall?
Some trends we have been noticing for fall include:
Cuff your denim for fall
Jean trends
80's shoulders redefined
Split hem denim
Longer and belled sleeves

What did we finish for the #yarniacscolors2016 knit-a-long?
Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis
Sharlene's Starshower
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Donner
Gayle's Donner
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Sharlene's Kline Shawl
Meditate by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Meditate
Spindrift Shawl by Helen Stewart
Gayle's Spindrift

We announce prizes for the KAL! If you hear your name on the podcast, please contact us via Ravelry. :)

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Episode 123 - Knitting oddities

For your listening pleasure, we share some designs we fondly call Knitting Oddities.  Patterns and projects meant to bring a little smile, a little laugh, or just make you wonder "Hmm." :) :) :)
We both needed a little something to brighten our day when we met to record this episode, and oddly, we had already planned this segment. And it worked! We both felt a little better chatting about these laughter-inspiring projects and patterns. Whether or not you need a laugh to brighten your day we hope you will enjoy scrolling through these knitting oddities.
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Sharlene's old Koigu shawl
Liesl by Cocoknits

What are we stalking?
Harley by Veronia Jobe
Pandamonium by Karin Michele
All the Pandamoniums
Honey Hat by Jenn Nevitt
Astrid's Socks by Anna Friberg
Woodfords by Elizabeth Doherty
Citadel by Joji Locatelli
Blaster by Andi Satterlund

What are we knitting?
Antarktis by Janina Kallio
Sharlene's Fresh from the Cauldron yarn
Whispers by Veera Valimaki
Meditate by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Stimpy Labs Jadite
Tupshin by Erin Birnel
San Serif by Elizabeth Doherty
Beaverslide yarn

What have we finished?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Sharlene's Kline shawl
Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier
Gayle's Peasy

Some knitting oddities to share and make you smile!
Bizarre knits
24 Unusual and Amazing knit projects

Stephanie Pearl-McFee's Yarn Harlot blog
Rose-Kim Knits Thursdays
Fornicating Deer chart
Fish Hat by Thelma Egberts
Sponge Curlers Wig Hat by Renita Harvey

*The following links contain depictions of mature content. May not be suitable for all viewers.*
Mature content: Kawaii P*n*s
Mature content: Adult Lip Balm Cozy by Cadmium Red

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Episode 122 - Knitting to the last light of summer

In episode 122 we recorded our last summer episode for the season out and about. The light is changing and it will be darker earlier, making evenings of recording in the car difficult. This time we were on the UC campus at the top of the hill. We didn't see a lot of the usual wildlife, but we did stop for a peek at this spectacular view as we were leaving. This is the view looking towards Monterey and it is probable that a lot of the bright red is caused by smoke due to the still burning Soberanes fire.

Change of season always gives us a chance to look at our stash and our stalking in a new light, in this case, as we look towards the shorter days and cooler nights of fall. Have you finished your Yarniacs Colors of Fall 2016 project? Time to get knitting, put together that fall look, and submit your photo. You still have a few weeks left till the Autumnal equinox, so time to get stitching!

What are we wearing?
5200K by Suvi Simola
madelinetosh sock
Sharlene's 5200K
Gayle's 5200K
Hitofude by Hiroku Fukatsu
Gayle's Hitofude
Sharlene's Hitofude

What are we stalking?
There is a revised version of the Campside shawl, hopefully with errors fixed
Beastkeeper by Justyna Lorkowska
Color Your Shawl by Suvi Simola
#11 Stitch Sampler Pullover by Holli Yeoh
Gayle's Stimpylab Deluxe Sock 
Meditate by Elizabeth Doherty
Tupshin by Erin Birnel
Sans Serif by Elizabeth Doherty
Beaverslide Worsted

What are we knitting?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Whispers by Veera Valimaki
madelinetosh merino light
Holi Festival
Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier 
Malabrigo Arroyo borrajas
Gayle's Coastal Hoodie

What have we finished?
Gayle finished a row on her sock yarn blanket
High Plains Cowl by Brandie DeRusha

Getting your photos on Ravelry
Adding project photos to your Ravelry project pages
 Adding photos from Flickr
Adding photos from Instagram
How to slurp photos from the web

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