Friday, September 23, 2022

Episode 279 - Knitting Viral Patterns part 2

What are we wearing?
Tii Pullover by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Tii Pullover
Vinyarnsa by Shelley L. Brander

What are we stalking?
Fairy Flower Vines by Claire Olivia Golden
Ieri by Mara Nicole
Forest Weave by Yumiko Alexander
Gossamer by Joji Locatelli
Gama by Manos de Uruguay Design Team
Viatori by Julia Farwell Clay

What are we knitting?
No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams
Soyokaze by Ririko
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson

Thank you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!


What have we finished?
Lace and Fade Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Dashed Beanie by Benjamin Matthews
Lightweight Hipster by Joji Locatelli


After our episode about viral patterns, listeners commented with so many more patterns! It was a fun discussion so we decided to share some of the patterns that were mentioned in the discussion. It makes for a fun trip down memory lane. Enjoy!

Hitchhiker by Marina Behm
#13 Central Park Hoodie by Heather Lodinsky
Love Note by tincanknits
Calorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf
Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Monkey Socks by Cookie A
Jaywalker by Grumperina
Ribby Cardi by Bonne Marie Burns
Ribby Pulli by Bonne Marie Burns
Citron by Hillary Smith Callis

Friday, September 9, 2022

Episode 278 - Knitting & Reknitting Repurposed Yarn



We are currently in the middle of a California heat wave and neither of us have been wearing knitwear!

What are we stalking?
Hento by Meiju K-P
Leafy Baby Blanket by Layla Alieva
Daily Sweater by Knitail
Journey by Gift of Knitting Designs
Pressed Flowers Hat by Amy Christoffers
Rough Road Hat by Shannon Larson

What are we knitting?
Lace & Fade Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Dashed Beanie by Benjamin Matthews
Soyokaze by Ririko

Thank you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!




















What have we finished?
Zephyr Pullover by Celia McAdam Cahill
The Margot Hat by Margotchien
Sharlene's Margot Hats 1 and 2
Irma Hat by Aneta Gasiorowska
Gayle's Irma
Rituals by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Rituals

Both of us have recently ripped out a previously knit sweater and reused the yarn. Why would be repurpose the yarn instead of giving away the sweater? We discuss this and a few other issues when we choose to reuse yarns. 

Friday, August 26, 2022

Episode 277 - Gift Knitting Redux


What are we wearing?
Ranunculus by Midori Hirosi
Sharlene's Ranunculus
Gayle's Ranunculus
Foret by Eri Shimizu

What are we stalking?
Ingrid Sweater by PetiteKnit
Ingrid Slipover by PetiteKnit
Three Season Cardigan by Wool & Pine
Fernanda Pullover by EweKnit Toronto

What are we knitting?
Gabrielle by Leila Raven
Sharlene's Gabrielle
The Margot Hat by Margotchien
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Rituals by Joji Locatelli
BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie
Soyokaze by Ririko 


Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool!








What have we finished?
Anker's Hat by PetiteKnit
Sharlene's Anker's Hat

We discuss some patterns that we think would make great gifts. We've created a bundle in our group on Ravelry

Some of the patterns we mention include:

Barley by tincanknits
Antler Toque by tincanknits
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Bankhead by Susie Gourlay
Moto by Mara Catherine Bryner

Anker's Hat by PetiteKnit
On the C Train by Espace Tricot
Troll by Gabriella Widmer Hanke
The Capitol by Hinterm Stein
Colby by Elizabeth Doherty




Friday, August 12, 2022

Episode 276 - Knitting Notions


As Gayle and I see old episodes while we are migrating to a new podcast hosting service we will probably revisit some topics we've discussed in the past. Things change over a decade as we find when we discuss what is in our knitting notions bags/boxes/tins!

What are we wearing?
Wishes Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Wishes Cardigan

What are we stalking?
Deschain by Leila Raven
Gabrielle by Leila Raven
Circles of Light by Kristina Vilimaite
Travel Mode 2.0 by Susanne Sommer
Travel Mode by Susanne Sommer
Volia blouse by Titi Lutsak

What are we knitting?
Zephyr pullover test knit
Zephyr (Worsted) by Celia McAdam Cahill
Anker's Hat by PetiteKnit
Tweedy from Hedgehog Fibers featuring Madelinetosh thread waste
Irma Hat by Aneta Gasiorowska
Rituals by Joji Locatelli


Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool!









What have we finished?
Ranunculus by Midori Hirosi
Musselburgh by Ysolda Teague

Friday, July 29, 2022

Episode 275 - Knitting Reviews


What are we wearing?
Elorie by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Elorie
No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams

What are we stalking?
Sprinkled with Kindness by Cally Monster
Log Cabin Square by Julie Harrison
Riika Top by Rosa P
Shifty by Andrea Mowry
Cloud Iridescence by Kathryn Bernard
Hunter Hammersen's patterns

What are we knitting?
Ranunculus by Midori Hirosi
Zephyr by Celia McAdam Cahill
Ruffle Socks by PetiteKnit
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson



Thank you to our sponsor Infinite Twist!
















What have we finished?
The Frank Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Foret by Eri Shimizu

We chat about some new yarns we've tried and two new products from Akerworks!

Friday, July 15, 2022

Episode 274 - Knitting Viral Patterns

 


What are we wearing? 
Current by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Elton by Joji Locatelli

What are we stalking?
Tune by Ankestrick
Lace & Fade Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Tile a day blanket by Michelle Makepeace
Rituals by Joji Locatelli
Catch my Heart by Joji Locatelli
Loose Socks by Casual Fashion Queen

What are we knitting?
The Frank Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose
Sharlene's gift hats
Forêt by Eri Shimizu



Thank you to our sponsor Infinite Twist.

















What have we finished?
Sharlene's ripped project ūüźł
Whidbey Bag by Wool & Pine
Gayle's Whidbey Bag
No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams
Gayle's No Sweat Shirt 

Knitters often talk about "viral patterns." What are your viral patterns and have you even knit one?

Friday, July 1, 2022

Episode 273 - Knitting and the secret lives of clothes

 

What are we wearing?
Little Bird by Veera Valimaki
Sharlene's Little Bird
Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu
Gayle's Hitofude

What are we stalking?
Wimpelkette by Knitcats Design
Ofelia by Maria Martins
Fairchild by Bristol Ivy
Longline Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Ravishing Vest by Joji Locatelli


Thank you to our sponsor Infinite Twist!
















What are we knitting?
Ranunculus by Midori Hirosi
The Frank Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Whidbey Bag by Wool & Pine
No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams

We talk about what we call "The Secret Lives of Clothes." Clothing tells our story, and we discuss how important it is to decorate ourselves in a way that makes us comfortable and confident. 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Episode 272 - Follow Up - Size inclusivity in knitting

What are we wearing?
Annabelle Blouse by Sys Fredans
Sharlene's Annabelle Blouse

What are we stalking?
Solstice Wrap by Ambah O'Brien
Flora's Fauna by Rosina Plane
Ishidatami by Ririko
Upsala Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Miane by Xiaowei Design
Eloise Top by Friday Knits

What are we knitting?
Forêt by Eri Shimizu
No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams




Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool!















What have we finished?
Sharlene's hat #6
Sharlene's hat #7
Ripple Bralette by Jessie Maed Designs
Sharlene's Ripple Bralette
Bits and Bobs by Kay Jones
Bankhead by Susie Gourlay

We share some of the comments/discussion after the size inclusiveness feature from episode 268.

Episode 272 audio

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Episode 271 - Knitting at the yacht harbor

 

What are we wearing?
Parallelolamb by Stephen West
Sharlene's Parallelolamb

What are we stalking?
Promenade Blouse by Caidree
Hajuki topdown by Eri Shimizu
So Summer Shorts by Jessie Maed Designs
Deep Breath sweater by Kirsten Hipsky
Gayle's Deep Breath
Wilderness Cardigan by Megan Nodecker
Iroiro by Miyuki Watanabe
Sea Glass Tee by Wool & Pine
Flores by Eri Shimizu

What are we knitting?
Granito by Joji Locatelli
Bits and Bobs by Kay Jones
Foret by Eri Shimizu
Bankhead by Susie Gourlay

What have we finished?
Ripple Bralette by Jessie Maed Design


Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans!











Where are they now? Past projects from the Colors of Fall KAL
Latitude by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Latitude
Gayle's Latitude
Liv Light by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Gayle's Liv Light
Wishes Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Wishes

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Episode 270 - Knitting the Colors of Fall 2022 #yarniacsCOFKAL2022

What are we wearing?
Newsom by Bristol Ivy
Waits by Bristol Ivy


What are we stalking?
Floodlight Tee by Tanis Lavallee
A Study in Pink by Melanie Berg
Anker's Summer Shirt by PetiteKnit
Pearly Beach by Meiju K-P
Solina by Meiju K-P
Long Road Hoodie by Meiju K-P

What are we knitting?
Sharlene's 4-point hat
Granito by Joji Locatelli
Bits and Bobs by Kay Jones
Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay


Thank you to this month's sponsor Candy Skein yarns!








What have we finished?
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's pooling Jujuy

We chat about the #yarniacsCOFKAL2022 knit-a-long. You can find the palettes here:
London Palette

And Spring/Summer 2022:

Episode 270 audio

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Episode 269 - Knitting in the news 2022

 
What are we wearing? 
Cedar Pullover by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Cedar Pullover
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Clio

What are we stalking?
Peach Fuzz by Melanie Berg
My Cozy C2C Shawl by Suzanne Reed
Witches Britches by Mel Clark
Culottes//Kulot by Anna and Heidi Pickles
Little Dots Socks by Summer Lee
Fade it! Sideways by Katrine Birkenwasser
Waffle Stitch Throw by Vanessa Ewing

What are we knitting?
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Bit and Bobs by Kay Jones 


Thank you to this month's sponsor Candy Skein yarns!








What have we finished?
Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Another edition of Knitting in the News!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Episode 268 - Size inclusivity in knitting

What are we wearing? 
Granito by Joji Locatelli

What are we stalking?
Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk
Baby Vertebrae by Kelly van Neikerk
Mama Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk
Cotton Culottes by Katharina von Bluementhol
Hansel (Full Version) by Gudrun Johnson
Hansel (Half Version) by Gudrun Johnson

What are we knitting?
Yellow Brick Road by Ela Torrente 
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
Bits and Bobs by Kay F. Jones
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Foret by Eri Shimizu


Thank you to this month's sponsor Western Sky Knits!
Western Sky Knits













What have we finished?
Hasukai by Hiroko Fukatsu
Tii Pullover by Joji Locatelli

We chat a bit about patterns and size inclusivity.


Episode 268 audio

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Episode 267 - Knitting and planning the same sweaters


What are we wearing?
Blueprint by Joan Forgione
Liv Light by Carrie Bostick Hoge

What are we stalking?
Camaro by Tanis Lavallee
Jersey Onur by Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre
Hennin Cat Hat by Anna May Lee
Pink is for Power by Melanie Berg
Ardleigh Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Frifräsarkoftan by Anna Bauer


What are we knitting?
Tii Pullover by Joji Locatelli
Hasukai Cowl by Hiroku Fukatsu
Foret by Eri Shimizu
Ripple Bralette by Jessie Maed Designs



Thank you to this month's sponsor Western Sky Knits!
Western Sky Knits













What have we finished?
The Lounger by Joji Locatelli
Musselburgh by Ysolda Teague
Gayle's Musselburgh

We talk more about unpacking patterns—and how our approaches and results sometimes are very different!

Friday, March 25, 2022

Episode 266 - SIKAL 2022 Wrap Up

What are we wearing?
Beacon by Shellie Anderson
BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie
Gayle's BlueSand

What are we stalking?
The JazzaGal by Mary Annarella
Floriculture by Dawn Barker
Sunanami Cardigan by Ririko 
It's Not about the Hat by Susan Rainy

What are we knitting?
Sharlene is knitting gift hats!
Tii Pullover by Joji Locatelli
The Lounger by Joji Locatelli
Millcreek Hat by Katy Carroll
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson



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






What have we finished?
Long Summer Cardigan by Joji Locatelli

Congrats to everyone who finished or worked on a project for our Self-Indulgent Knit-a-long! 

Episode 266 audio

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Friday, March 11, 2022

Episode 265 - Unpacking Knitting Patterns—The rambling version!

What are we wearing?
The Weekender by Andrea Mowry
Sharlene's Weekender
Channa by Lisa Nieminen
Gayle's Channa

What are we stalking?
Sequoia by Irina Dmitrieva
Tenth Wave by Pelykh Natalie
Northern Lights by Liudmyla Babintseva
Taiga by Svetlana Volkova
Sailormoon by Svetlana Volkova
Cable Crush Joggers by Chantal Miyagishima

What are we knitting?
Long, Summer Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Millcreek Hat by Katie Carroll
The Lounger by Joji Locatelli





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









What have we finished?
Ebbets by Elizabeth Doherty
Sea Glass Hat by Wool & Pine
Wister Hat by Courtney Kelly

We continue our discussion about "unpacking patterns." 

Friday, February 25, 2022

Episode 264 - Unpacking knitting patterns

What are we wearing?
Elorie by Elizabeth Doherty
Unbearable Hoodie by Les Garçons

What are we stalking?
Rib Cardigan by Norah Gaughan
Always There by Joji Locatelli
Stochastic by Hunter Hammersen
Hazeldene by Xiaowei Design
Breezy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Sharlene's Breezy by Hannah Fettig

What are we knitting?
Sharlene is knitting generic ribbed hats
Ebbets by Elizabeth Doherty
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
The Lounger by Joji Locatelli
Ziggy Interrupted by Sandra Paul




Thank you to our sponsor Kim Dyes Yarn!
Kim Dyes Yarn















What have we finished?
Ribbed hats one and two
Fernhill Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn

We chat about "unpacking patterns" and some tips for things to look for when you are knitting a pattern.

Episode 264 audio

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Friday, February 11, 2022

Episode 263 - Knitting with the birdies

 

What are we wearing?
Southern Spirit by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Southern Spirit
Björkö by Anna Frieberg

What are we stalking?
Weekend Shorty Socks by Summer Lee
Crochet Lollipop Heart by Marina Kambur
Wister Hat by Courtney Kellley
Fernhill Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Frida by Emilie Luis
Sea Glass Sweater by Wool & Pine
Sea Glass Hat by Wool & Pine

What are we knitting?
Ebbets by Elizabeth Doherty
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson
Ziggy Interrupted by Sandra Paul



Thank you to our sponsor Kim Dyes Yarn!
Kim Dyes Yarn















What have we finished?
Imagine When by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Imagine When
Bankhead by Susie Gorlay
Gayle's Bankhead
Rialto Baby Beanie by Haley Waxbert
Gayle's Rialto
Frank Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Frank Shawl



Friday, January 28, 2022

Episode 262 - Happy 10 years of knitting!

What were we wearing in 2012?
Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Favorite Cardigan from Wendy Bernard
The Traveling Sweater to A. Karen Alfke
√Čmilien by Ariana Caron-Lacoste
Gayle's Emilien
Oranje by Ann Weaver
Gayle's Oranje
5200K by SuviKnits
Gayle's original 5200K
Gayle's remade 5200K
Corazon by Julia Trice
Gayle's Corazon
Cowl Neck Vest by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Sharlene's Cowl Neck Vest
Laika by Ysolda Teague
Gayle's Laika
Sharlene's Laika

What was the community knitting in 2012?
Color Affection by Veera V√§lim√§ki 
Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland
Susie Rogers' Reading Mitts by Susie Rogers
Aidez by Cirilia Rose
Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier
Saartje's Bootees by Saartje de Brujin
Owls by Kate Davies
Sharlene's Owls
Citron by Hillary Smith Callis
Aviatrix Hat by Justine Turner

What patterns from 2012 are we still knitting?
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Lemongrass by Joji Locatelli
Dragonflies Jumper by Joji Locatelli

Episode 262 audio

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Episode 261 - Knitting with the froggies

 
What are we wearing?
Elorie by Elizabeth Doherty
The Classic by Espace Tricot
Gayle's Classic

What are we stalking?
Small Street Wrap by Noma Ndlovu
CozyX by Hinterm Stein
Mazzy by Elizabeth Smith
Fairy Bouquet by Joanna Ang
Lady Bird Wrap by Joji Locatelli

What are we knitting?
Ebbets by Elizabeth Doherty
On the C Train by Espace Tricot
The Lounger by Joji Locatelli
Habitation Throw by Helen Stewart
Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson

What have we finished?
Troll by Gabriela Widmer-Hanke
More hats!
Baby Sweater on Two Needles by Elizabeth Zimmermann

We chat a little bit about the explosion of mini-skein sets/kits (also sold as countdown sets, or Advent sets or leftover scraps!) and patterns to go along with them.