Friday, January 19, 2018

Episode 158 - Happy 6th anniversary

Wayne's World!
Wayne's World!

It's party time

With that party anthem, we welcome you to our 6th anniversary party episode! If you haven't heard of Wayne's World, it was a 1992 movie that grew out of a recurring sketch on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Full of party references, Gayle and I chuckle every time we remember it, and thought the "Party on!" theme perfectly reflected the joy we feel in celebrating our sixth anniversary. 

This episode is a little different, with a party twist on our regular segments. We hope you enjoy it and want to thank-you so much for coming along on this crazy podcasting ride with us. We've found more yarn, more patterns, and more joy than anticipated during the past six years. 

Party on Sharlene.
Party on Gayle.
Party on Yarniacs!

What would we wear to a garden party?
Ginga Top by Yoko Johnston
Coast yarn from Holst Garn
Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu
Gayle's Hitofude

What would we wear to a dinner party?
Talavera by Amanda Collins
Dandelion yarn from Madelinetosh
Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
Gayle's Ishbels #1, #2, #3, and #4
Sharlene's Ishbels #1, #2,  #3, and #4

What would we wear to a wedding party?
Rosewater by Janina Kallio
Lunaris yarn from Anzula 
Lilli Pilli by Ambah O'Brien
Ondulation by Becky Herick
Gayle's Ondulation

What would we wear to a work party?
Little Black Shawl by Laura Aylor
Laar by Gundrun Johnston
Gayle's Laar

What would we wear to a block party?
Hood on the moon by Katrin Schneider
Sharlene's Hood on the Moon
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier
Freja by Jared Flood
Quarry yarn from Brooklyn Tweed
Edge Hoodie by Veronik Avery

What knit is a real "party animal?"
Wren by Claire Garland
Ease by Alicia Plummer
Apres Surf Hoodie by Connie Chang Chinchio

What knit is a real "party pooper?"
Cria by Ysolda Teague
Purlbreak by Stephen West
Hoodie Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer

Which knit is the "life of the party?"
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Sharlene's Confetti #1 and #2
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Episode 157 - Knitting the New Year

Gayle and I are baaaack! After much traveling and much holiday celebrating we welcome 2018 to the family. Be gentle 2018, compassion and kindness are key! And of course, through it all, there is knitting! Brace yourselves, after a month off, we have a lot to share. Just our regular segments this episode but we somehow manage to fill the hour. Be kind. :) We look forward to sharing and learning together with you in 2018!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Ease by Alicia Plummer
Sharlene's reclaimed Malabrigo Ríos came from this sweater
Looking Ahead by Veera Välimäki
Sharlene's Looking Ahead
Evangeline by Michelle Szeghalmi-Shirley
Sharlene's Evangeline mitts
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty
Our test knits here
Heartbeat mitts by Katya Gorbacheva
Gayle's mitts
Honey Hat by Jenn Nevitt
Gayle's Honey Hat
High Plains Cowl by Brandie DeRusha
Gayle's High Plains Cowl

What are we stalking?
Rafa's Hat by Joji Locatelli
Barley Light by Tincanknits
Self-indulgent Finished objects here
Naima by Ankestrick
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier
Tinsel Mitts by Andrea Mowry
This Is The Sea by Katrin Schubert
Juicy Worsted yarn from Candy Skein

What are we knitting?
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Cormo Sport yarn from Sincere Sheep
Phoebe yarn from Quince and Company
Marzipan Legwarmers by Helen Stuart
Björkö Shawl by Anna Friberg

Thanks to Western Sky Knits for sponsoring this episode!

What have we finished?
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Archer
Gayle's Archer
Yoga Shawl by Andrea Mowry
Gayle's Yoga Shawl
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Fractured Fairy Tale Hat by Mary Annarella
Gayle's Fractured Fairy Tale
Tulle Shawl by Helen Stuart

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