Friday, October 22, 2021

Episode 256 - Knitting with all the needles

What are we wearing?
On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio
Felix Pullover by Amy Christoffers

What are we stalking?
Pacific Crest by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Pacific Crest
The Frank Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Inspiration for The Frank Shawl here
Keseran Pasaran by Eri Shimizu
Ariana by Amy Christoffers
The Classic by Espace Tricot
Longline Cardigan by Joji Locatelli

What are we knitting?
Hasukai Cowl by Hiroko Fukatsu
Aureed by Meiju K-P
Strawflower Shawl by Ksenia Naidyon



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What have we finished?
Sharlene's Hat #10
The photo on Instagram of 2000 of the Hats for Sailors

We discuss the many choices that knitters have out there for knitting needles. We love good tools!

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Episode 255 - Knitting ourselves back together

What are we wearing?
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Donner
Calico by Dawn Barker
Gayle's Calico

What are we stalking?
Fall Harvest Charm Set by Susan B. Anderson
Sillyheart Shawl by Kelly McClure
Princess Leia's Knitted Wig by Ainur Berkimbayeva
Gartrell Crew by Tanis Lavallee
Slippy V Crescent by Stephen West
Soorik by Gudrun Johnston

What are we knitting?
Hasukai Cowl by Hiroko Fukatsu
Long Summer Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Strawflower Shawl by Ksenia Naidyon
Koi Tee by Gingko B.


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What have we finished?
Pacific Crest by Elizabeth Doherty
See the whole sweater on Elizabeth's Instagram feed here
Long Summer Cardigan by Joji Locatelli

We share a brief "re-introduction" of ourselves that we do from time to time. I call it our "knitting resume." It's short and sweet. Hint: we have no exit strategy. 



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Edit: The link has been updated for those who had troubles with it!

Friday, September 24, 2021

Episode 254 - Knitting the Colors of Fall 2021

What are we wearing?
Lightweight Hipster by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Hipster
Solasta by Kindred Red
Gayle's Solasta

What are we stalking?
Riverway by Veera Välimäki
May(be) Queen by La Maison Rililie
Sonetto by Yamagara
Rhapsody Socks by Knox Moutain Knit Co

What are we knitting?
Pacific Crest by Elizabeth Doherty
Long Summer Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Aureed by Meiju K-P
Hasukai Cowl by Hiroko Fukatsu
Camino Bubbles by Kieran Foley


Thank you to this month's sponsor Lolo Body Care!













What have we finished?
Calico by Dawn Barker
Gayle's Calico
Aranka by Daani Gerard
Gayle's Aranka
Herringbone Hat by Anne Mizoguchi

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Episode 253 - Knitting for competitions

What are we wearing?
Little Bird by Veera Välimäki
Sharlene's Little Bird
Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli

What are we stalking?
Banana Leaf Shawl by Yuki Ueda
Julie's Wrap by Joji Locatelli
Imagine When by Joji Locatelli
Hasukai Cowl by Hiroko Fukatsu
Lazy Daisy Cardigan by Rachel Kurihara
Fabienne by Rachel Søgaard
Rainbow Solo by Lene Holme Samsøe

What are we knitting?
Aureed by Meiji K-P
Long Summer Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Test knit for Elizabeth Doherty
Calico by Dawn Barker
Aranka by Dani Gherardi



Thank you to this month's sponsor Lolo Body Care!














What have we finished?
Sharlene's 9th hat
July Hat by Courtney Kelley
Stashbusting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose

We talk a bit about knitting competitions. 


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Friday, August 27, 2021

Episode 252 - Knitting from a box of pretties

What are we wearing?
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's grey Donner
Blue Sand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie
Gayle's BlueSand

What are we stalking?
Pet Bugs by Anna Hrachovec
Bessie by Jacqueline Cieslak
Shoji by Norah Gaughan
Comfy Color Mist Worsted from Knit Picks
Cleo Cardigan by Rachel Kurihara
Diablo from Hobbii

What are we knitting?
Long Summer Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Aureed by Meiji K-P
July Hat by Courtney Kelley
Koi Tee by Gingko B.


Thank-you to this month's sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!





What have we finished?
Hoody Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer
Gayle's Hat 13
Boreal Forest Hat by Renée Callahan
Gayle's Boreal

Thanks to Eat Sleep Knit for sharing some pretties with us!
Susurro from Malabrigo
Flaxen Silk DK from Sweet Georgia
Jilly from Dream in Color
Mohair Lace from Moondrake Co
Triple Twist from Madelinetosh

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Episode 251 - What makes a knitting exceptional?

What are we wearing?
Derecho by Allison Green
Sharlene's first Derecho here
Divvy by Annie Baker Designs 

What are you stalking?
Zipper Jacket by PetiteKnit
Mount Pleasant by Megan Nodecker
Koi Tee by Gingko B.
Ireland's Eye by Jennifer Beale

What are we knitting?
Long Summer Cardigan by Joji. Locatelli
Aureed by Meiji K-P
Boreal Forest Hat by Renée Callahan
Pelagic by Hunter Hammersen
Hoodie Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer
Calico by Dawn Baker



Thank-you to this month's sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!







What have we finished?
Leafbird by yamagara
Stashbusting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose
June Hat by Meghan Kelly




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Friday, July 30, 2021

Episode 250 - Knitting with the Exceptional Cat Bordhi

What are we wearing?
Julie's Wrap by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Wrap
Purlbreak by Stephen West
Gayle's Purlbreak

What are we stalking?
Fiore Top by Irene Lin
Outing Shawl by Irene Lin
Gayle's Outing Shawl
Pineapple by Kineco Yuki
Serein Sweater by Sabina Harnage
Semblance by Hunter Hammersen
Pelagic by Hunter Hammersen

What are we knitting?
Aureed by Meiju K-P
Long Summer Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Stashbusting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose
Hoodie Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer



Thank you to this month's sponsor Lolo Body Care!














What have we finished?
On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson

We start a new series about "Knitting Exceptionals!" Our first exceptional is Cat Bordhi!

Olympic diver Tom Daley knits adorable pouch for gold medal!

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Episode 249 - Knitting in the news

What are we wearing?
Look, Squirrel by Casapinka
Sharlene's Look, Squirrel
Solasta by Kindred Red
Gayle's Solasta

What are we stalking?
TGV by Susan Ashcroft
Japanese Landscape by Susan Ashcroft
Susan Ashcroft's The Cushion Club
Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry
Heartfelt by Veera Välimäki
Sharlene's Heartfelt
Teacup Unicorn by Ksenia Naidyon

What are we knitting?
On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio
Leafbird by Yamagara
Aureed by Meiji K-P
Memory blanket by Georgie Nicolson


Thank you to this month's sponsor Lolo Body Care!













What have we finished?
Sharlene's crochet swatches
Liv Light by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Musselburgh by Ysolda Teague

Knitting in the news
Anne's Lace Fence by Anne Eunson

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Episode 248 - Sweater knitting wrap up

What are we wearing?
Elorie by Elizabeth Doherty
Neighborhood Fiber Co sweatshirt

What are we stalking?
TheCozyHoodie by Clarissa Schellong
Kaga Shawl by Ririko
Kaga Pullover by Ririko
Cleo Wide Brim Fedora by Jess Coppom
Lover by Mauricette C
Emy by Mauricette C

What are we knitting?
Aureed by Meiju K-P
Leafbird by Yamagara
On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio
Liv Light by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Calico by Dawn Barker


Thank you to this month's sponsor Lolo Body Care!













What have we finished?
Sharlene's no pattern knit in public cowl 
Tincture by Andrea Mowry
Musselburgh by Ysolda Teague

Our sweater series got a bit side lined by the pandemic, but we continued on, though it took us a lot longer to get through than we originally anticipated. We review where we've been and wrap up the series!


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Friday, June 18, 2021

Episode 247 - Knitting in the heat! 🔥

The following links lead to Ravelry.com

What are we wearing?
Bowen by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Bowen
Cascade Ecowool

What are we stalking?
Octagon Time by Nick Davis
Noraneko by Megumi Shinagawa
Sakura by Knitting For Breakfast
Tulip Guernsey by Midori Hirose
Pheasant Pullover by Amy Christoffers
Ruffle Socks by PetiteKnit

What are we knitting?
Leafbird by Yamagara
On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Hoodie Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer
Musselburgh by Ysolda Teague


Thank you to this month's sponsor Lolo Body Care!













What have we finished?
Spiral Scrubby by Clickety Sticks
Bento Boksy is an UGH!

We discuss what we are planning on knitting for the upcoming Colors of Fall Knit-along!




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Friday, June 4, 2021

Episode 246 - Knitting and self care

What are we wearing?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Sharlene's Kline

What are we stalking?
Flores by eri shimizu
Florarna - Cap by Stine Hoelgaard Johansen
Wash Day Dishcloth by Kayla Lombardi
Musselburgh by Ysolda Teague
Strawflower Shawl by Ksenia Naidyon
Liv Light by Carrie Bostick Hoge

What are we knitting?
On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio
Leafbird by yamagara
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Hoodie Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer


Thank you to this month's sponsor Lolo Body Care!














What have we finished?
various Knitted Knocker patterns

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Episode 245 - Knitting and the pandemic 15

What are we wearing?
Beacon by Shellie Anderson

What are we stalking?
Beyond the Dunes by Hinterm Stein
Pantlets by Lisa Chemery
Long Summer Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Float by Dawn Barker
Calico by Dawn Barker
Sea Glass Tee by Wool & Pine
Toften by Weststrand Sisters

What are we knitting?
On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten
Leafbird by Yamagara
Hoodie Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer
Vintage Fairy Lights by Helen Stewart

What have we finished?
Susurrus by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene also knit Susurrus
The Dotty Beanie by Stephanie Jessica Lau

We discuss knitting and the "pandemic 15"!
Burra Bears will remake your sweaters into stuffed bears!


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Friday, May 7, 2021

Episode 244 - Colors of Fall 2021 KAL Kick Off

Let's kick off the Colors of Fall 2021 Knit-a-long! Are you ready to dress for color success? Take a look at the New York palette here, and the London palette here. Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, the colors of the year for 2021 can be seen here. Chat for the knit-a-long can be found on Ravelry or on our Facebook page. 

What are we wearing? 
(Note: links lead to Ravelry pattern pages)
Beekeeper Cardigan by Marie Green
Sharlene's Beekeeper
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose
Gayle's Ranunculus

What are we stalking?
Aureed by Meiju K-P
Bright Axis by Stephanie Lotven
Otra by Skeindeer Knits
Meara by Annie Lupton

What are we knitting?
Leafbird by yamagara
On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio
The Dotty Beanie by Stephanie Jessica Lau


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Friday, April 23, 2021

Episode 243 - Knitting Through Pattern Ennui part 2

After our discussion of pattern ennui last episode, listeners chimed in with some great thoughts and suggestions. So this episode we share some listener ideas and inspirations. Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts and/or listened to our thoughts! We appreciate every single one of you and truly love hearing from you. :) 

What are we wearing?
Love Note by tincanknits
Sharlene's tunic version of Love Note
Zweig by Caitlin Hunter
Gayle's Zweig
Sharlene's Zweig

What are we stalking?
Jabby by Anna Hrachovec
The Mochimochi Land website
Eimi by Tokuko Ochiai
Candy by Tokuko Ochiai
Da Crofters Kep by Wilma Malcolmson
The Scrappy Rug by Sheila Boyer
City Limits by Tannis Lavallee
I Heart Aran by Tannis Lavallee
Luminosity Sweater by Tannis Lavallee
Lifesavers by Tannis Lavallee
Rock It Tee by Tannis Lavallee
Camaro by Tannis Lavallee

What are we knitting?
Leafbird by Yamagara
Unbearable Hoodie by Les Garçons
Sisterhood Set by Jen Peck



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What have we finished?
Liv Light by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli







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Friday, April 9, 2021

Episode 242 - Knitting Through Pattern Ennui

Note: The following links take you to Ravelry.com

What are we wearing?
Susurrus by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Susurrus
Big Sister by Hinterm Stein
Gayle's Big Sister

What are we stalking?
Float by Dawn Barker
Shreds of Fog Mitts by Woolen Tales
Brusca from Retrosaia
Welcomin' Blanket by Naama Ido
Bohemia Cardi by Maison Dene
The LOVE Patterns by Ankestrick
What are we knitting?
Leafbird by Yamagara
Liv Light by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Sisterhood Set by Jen Peck
Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli
Unbearable Hoodie by Les Garçons


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What have we finished?
A couple of charity hats
Bento Boksy might be an ugh!
Hayven by Kate Oates
Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay

We talk a little bit about our current state of pattern ennui... and some places to look for inspiration.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Episode 241 - Self-indulgent knitting wrap up 2021

What are we wearing?
Love Note by tincanknits
Sharlene's Love Note
BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie
Gayle's BlueSand

What are we stalking?
Center Point Popover by Ainur Berkimbayeva
Rogue by Jenna Wilson
Sharlene's Rogue
Campfire Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Fleur Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Flamingo mobile by Rosanne Briggeman
Hopeful Hearts Fair Isle Hat by Quiet Isle Crafts

What are we knitting?
Bento Boksy by Åsa Tricosa
Bankhead by Susie Gourlay
Hayven by Kate Oates



Thank-you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!






What have we finished?
Beacon by Shellie Anderson
Sharlene's Beacon
Lee Blanket by Kate Oates
Gayle's Lee Blanket

We wrap up the 2021 Self-indulgent KAL, chat about some of the fun projects, and there are a few prizes too!

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Episode 240 - Unbearably cute knitting

What are we wearing?
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
Sharlene's Confetti
Wanderers Slippers by Andrea Mowry
Gather Together by Joji Locatelli
Slow Curves by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Slow Curves

What are we stalking?
Denote by Kim McBrien Evans
Kaga Cardigan by Ririko
Peeps by Jennifer Saliba Bishop
Kiefer the Forest Dragon by Marie Overton

What are we knitting?
Bento Boksy by Åsa Tricosa
Beacon by Shellie Anderson
No. 1 from Önling
Hayven by Kate Oates
Dyed in the Wool from Spincycle Yarns
Lee Blanket by Kate Oates
Lead the Way by Megan Doherty


Thank-you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!






What have we finished?
Lightweight Hipster by Joji Locatelli
Unbearable Hat by Les Garçons

Where are they now? Past Stitches edition
Old School by Veera Välimäki
Gayle's Magnolia
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Calyx
Little Bird by Veera Välimäki
Gayle's Little Bird
Sharlene's Little Bird
Divvy by Annie Baker
Sharlene's Divvy
Gayle's Divvy
Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Episode 239 - Knitting and Fiber Festival Nostalgia

We share a little nostalgia for an annual fiber event, cancelled due to the global pandemic. Really, it is nostalgia for seeing friends, meeting new ones, and sharing our experiences with other knitters and fiber enthusiasts. Our lives have been made richer by these experiences and we hope to be able to share time together in the future!

What are we wearing?
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Sharlene's Confetti
Big Sister by Hintern Stein 
Gayle's Big Sister

What are we stalking?
Rustic Little Heart by Heidi Kirrmeier
Circle & Square by Marina Behm
Unbearable Hoodie by Les Garçons
Mini-Unbearable Hoodie by Les Garçons
Unbearable Hat by Les Garçons
Stripes by Andrea Mowry
Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli
Schneeflocken by Sarah Solomon

What are we knitting?
Bento Boksy by Åsa Tricosa
Lead the Way by Megan Doherty
Lee Blanket by Kate Oates


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Friday, February 12, 2021

Episode 238 - Knitting the pattern I already own!

This is the episode in which I tell the somewhat meandering story of how I ended up knitting a pattern that I apparently already own and forgot about! LOL

What are we wearing?
Little Black Shawl by Laura Aylor
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Boxy
Wanderers Slippers by Andrea Mowry

What are we stalking?
Sian by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Sian
Bento Boksy by Åsa Tricosa
Unicowl by Kelly McClure
Sisterhood Set by Jen Peck
Collusion by Hunter Hammersen
Entrapment by Hunter Hammersen
Misprision by Hunter Hammersen

What are we knitting?
Susurrus by Joji Locatelli
Lightweight Hipster by Joji Locatelli
Brightfeather by Jennifer Steingass
Lee Blanket by Kate Oates
Lead the Way by Megan Doherty

Thank-you to our sponsors, 

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What have we finished?
The Beanie by Zeezee Textiles

Cleaning wool with snow? Apparently it's a thing!

We're back with another School of Knit segment, this time talking about the ways that knitters commonly change and modify their patterns to create a personalized fit. 

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Episode 237 - Knitting hand knits every day!

This is indeed episode 237, despite the fact that we incorrectly identify it as episode 236 at the start!

What are we wearing?
Dragonflies Jumper by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Dragonflies
Beekeeper Cardigan by Marie Green
Sharlene's Beekeeper

What are we stalking?
The Beanie by Zeezee Textiles
Monarch by Jamie Hoffman
Milkweed by Jamie Hoffman
Hayven by Kate Oates
Stripes by Andrea Mowry
Winters Beach Cardi by Andrea Mowry

What are we knitting?
Lightweight Hipster by Joji Locatelli
Brightfeather by Jennifer Steingass
Vila Wrap by Helen Stewart



Thank-you to our sponsor Infinite Twist!
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What have we finished?
test knit for Elizabeth Doherty
Parallelolamb by Stephen West
Sharlene's Parallelolamb
The Capitol by Hinterm Stein
Sharlene's Capitol 1
Sharlene's Capitol 2
Gayle's Capitol
Colby by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Colby
Permutation by Hunter Hammersen
Gayle's Permutation
Big Sister by Hinterm Stein
Wanderers Slippers by Andrea Mowry
Gayle's slippers

Last year's self-indulgent projects?
Sorrel by Wool & Pine
Sharlene's Sorrel
Gayle's Sorrel

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Episode 236 - Happy 9th anniversary to us!

Thanks so much for being a listener of The Yarniacs Podcast! If you've listened for a length of time you may know that a few years ago Gayle and I started celebrating our podcast anniversary with a special episode. Largely because if we didn't put it on our calendar and plan something, we'd forget and the date would pass unnoticed as it did for the first few years.

Top stories

Our anniversary episode is a different episode—none of our regular segments. We hope you will enjoy this different episode and promise to be back next time with more stalking and project talk. Enjoy!

How COVID and the Pandemic affected worldwide wool prices

Technology
Knitter’s Pride Mindful Collection Swivel Interchangeable Cords

Knitting Belts
Knitters who lever knit, also known as Irish Cottage Knitting, where you hold a long knitting needle under your arm, can use a knitting belt to hold the needle. This takes the weight of the knitting off your hands. Can be useful when recovering from a hand/thumb injury.

Sports

Fashion news

Folklore Cardigan by Amy Gunderson

Health
Man starts knitting group to help people recover from drug addiction

Health benefits of knitting (especially during the COVID year)

Knitting for a mood booster

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Friday, January 1, 2021

Episode 235 - Knitting blankets part 2

This post contains links to Ravelry.com!

What are we wearing?
Elorie by Elizabeth Doherty
Felix Pullover by Amy Christoffers

What are we stalking?
Gridlines Pullover by Susanne Sommer
Threads by Justyna Lorkowska
Lead the Way by Megan Doherty
Sunday Morning by Carol Sunday

What are we knitting?
Parallelolamb by Stephen West
Big Sister by Hinterm Stein
Vila Wrap by Helen Stewart
Permutation by Hunter Hammersen

Thank-you to our sponsor Infinite Twist!
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What have we finished?
Mira's Cowl by Baah Yarn
Sharlene's Mira's Cowl
The Burrow Wrap by Kay Jones
Gayle's Burrow Wrap
March Hat by Megan Babbin

We continue our blanket discussion and spread more of the blanket making love! :)




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