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!

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

We chat a bit about patterns and size inclusivity.


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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!
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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!

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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! 

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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





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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." 

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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!
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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.

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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
Gayle's Björkö

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!
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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



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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
Émilien 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 Välimäki 
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

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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. 


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