Friday, January 27, 2023

Episode 288 - Happy 11th Anniversary to The Yarniacs Podcast!

Yes, it is our 11th anniversary and we are partying like we're at a yarn shop after a very long pandemic!

Album of the Year
Yosemite Beanie by Nancy Bates

Group Achievement of the Year:
Charity knitting

Song of the Year
Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit
Sharlene's Sophie

Best New (to us) Artist/Tool
The amazing row counters from Twice Sheared Sheep

Best Pop Artist of the Year
Stephen West for the Twists & Turns MKAL 2022

Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool!

Best Classic of the Year:
The Granny stripe and square
An example is Gayle's project Ziggy Interrupted by Sandra Paul

Best Construction of the Year:
Anything knit in the round! 
We found that pullover popularity far surpassed the popularity of cardigans. 
We mention these patterns:
Ranunculus by Midair Hirose
Gayle's Ranunculus
Tii Pullover by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Tii Pullover

Texture of the Year:
Mohair stranded with a smooth yarn
Sea Glass Sweater by Wool & Pine

Cable of the Year:
SARK by Kate Davies 

Lifetime Achievement Award:
The Stash!

Snippets of sweater songs from:
Undone by Weezer
Ugly Sweater Blues by JD McPherson
V-Neck Sweater by The Grayboy Allstars
In a Sweater Poorly Knit by mewithoutYou
Ugly Christmas Sweater by WENGIE
Sweaters by Allan Stone
Sweater Song by Spongebob Squarepants
My Favorite Sweater by Flynt Flossy
Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood

Friday, January 13, 2023

Episode 287 - Knitting and Crocheting in the New Year

What are we wearing? 
Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit
Sharlene's Sophie
The Weekender by Andrea Mowry
Sharlene's Weekender
Puntilla by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Puntilla
Bifrost by Cate Carter-Evans
Gayle's Bifrost
Ravenscliffe by Annie Hamilton
Gayle's Ravenscliffe
Rituals by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Rituals
Lead the Way by Megan Doherty

What are we stalking?
Into the Wild Headband by Stephanie Blanchard
Benyuan Beanie by Xiaoway Designs
Free Spirit by Annamária Ötvös
Effortless Shawl by the Koigu Team
Yosemite Beanie by Nancy Bates
Yellowstone Beanie by Nancy Bates

What are we knitting?
Marklee DK by Elizabeth Doherty
Generic hat by Sharlene
How I Make My Socks by Susan B. Anderson
Ziggy Interrupted by Sandra Paul
Ariana by Amy Christoffers
Cloud Iridescence by Kathryn Bernard

Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool!

What have we finished? The catch up edition!
Benyuan Beanie by Xiaoway Designs
Crystal Fantasy by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Crystal Fantasy
Just try it by Susan Ashcroft
Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit
Moreton Bay Cardi by Alisa Hartzel
Colby by Elizabeth Doherty
Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli
Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart

Knitting/crochet in the news!
Justin Bieber wearing crochet blanket to dinner