Friday, December 21, 2018

Episode 182 - This is how traditions are born!

The holiday season and the end of the year are incredibly busy times for most of us as we balance our lives with the additional activities that go along with the season. For that reason, we've decided to repeat last year's relaxing end-of-the-year chat with moderator Robbie. This is how traditions are born! We share our usual segments, chat a bit about the upcoming Self-indulgent knit-a-long, and Robbie shares a bit about her "Love your stash" threads and how it has changed and improved her stashing habits. Please check out this discussion as we "change the culture of stash!"

A big "thank-you" to everyone for sticking with us for another year, or joining us on our fiber journey  this year. We appreciate you, thank you for listening, and wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons! Happy knitting and Happy New Year everyone!

What are we wearing?
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Robbie's Boxy
Robbie's Moon River Socks using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel
The Easy One by Joji Locatelli
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Jujuy
Confetti by  Veera Välimäki
Faded by Andrea Mowry
Pavement by Veera Välimäki

What are we stalking?
Boxy-shaped sweaters by Joji Locatelli:
I See Spring by Joji Locatelli
Separate Ways by Joji Locatelli
Boxy and Buttony by Joji Locatelli
The Easy One by Joji Locatelli
Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Noble yarn from Holst Garn
Nerissa by Elizabeth Smith
Tiny Tassels by Karen Fernandez
All Points South by Casapinka

Thank-you Marianated Yarns and Katinka Designs for sponsoring this episode!

What are we knitting?
French Macaroon by The Nobel Thread
Robbie's French Macaroon
Tiny Tot by Kristen Rettig
Robbie's Tiny Tot
Elton by Joji Locatelli
Robbie's Elton
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli
Wolkig by Martina Behm
5200K redux
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
Moto by Mara Catherine Bryner

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Episode 181 - Paws and charity knitting

When we recorded this episode I had a cold, and somehow imagined my voice to be much more froggy than in reality it sounds. I'm glad, though my overall stuffiness probably caused me to participate less than usual. Fortunately, we are joined by Monika from CompassioKnit for the final segment of the show. We talk about knitting for charities, and about Monika's CompassionKnit charity located in San Francisco. If you are looking for a way to give to charity for the holidays or at any time of year, knitting for charities is a great option. Monika's CompassionKnit Ravelry group can be found here.
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Gather Together by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Gather Together
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Archer
Pei by Michele Wang
Gayle's Pei

What are we stalking?
Sachiko by Bristol Ivy
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Lace-Garn
Strike a Paws by Casapinka
(sssshhhhh, don't accidentally "fav" this pattern!)
Fairchild by Bristol Ivy
Northeasterly by Melissa Alexander-Loomis
Bits And Bobs by Kay F Jones

Thank-you Marianated Yarns and Katinka Designs for sponsoring this episode!

What are we knitting?
Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli
Wolkig by Martina Behm
Haddie by Elizabeth Doherty
Clementine by Kate Burge and Rachel Price
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Gayle's blanket

What have we finished?
Haddie by Elizabeth Doherty
Rustic Elegance Shawl by Jenn Sheelen (not yet released on Ravelry)
Clementine by Kate Burge and Rachel Price