Friday, December 29, 2023

Episode 312 - Knitting the Q & A

In this last episode of 2023, Gayle and Sharlene answer some of the questions you've sent us over the past few months. 

I'll link the yarns and patterns that we mention. 

Coast yarn from Holst Garn in Denmark
Ilha by Orlane Sucche

Some things that you might need in your knitting bag:
chocolate, readers/glasses, knitting light, earphones/headphones

Thank you to our sponsor Twice Sheared Sheep!

What patterns taught us the most about sweater construction?
Most of Elizabeth Doherty's patterns!
We'll focus on this in an episode next year.

Project that I went back to after I gained some knitting experience:
Tara by Alice Starmore
Sharlene's Tara

Techniques we don't love:
Leicht by Annette Schleicher (sock madness pattern)
Lady Eleanor Entrlac Stole by Kathleen Power Johnson

Technique we want to try?
Traveling loop

Lucky Hat Wrap by Safiyyah Talley

Friday, December 15, 2023

Episode 311 - Knitting at the library

What are we wearing?

Marklee DK by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Marklee

Ziggy Interrupted by Sandra Paul

Gayle's Ziggy Interrupted

What are we stalking?

The Incredible Blanket by Purl Soho

Take Wing by Jennifer Weissman

November20 by Ankestrick

The Mackintosh roses Shawl by Svetlana Tomina

Twila Pullover by Christina K├Ârber-Reith

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Richard Boxhall

What are we knitting?

Irish Gold by Joji Locatelli

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Claire in Paris by Susanna Kaartinen

Vestover by Elsabeth Judith

Thank you to our sponsor Twice Sheared Sheep!

What have we finished?

Some Kind of Wonderful by Susan B. Anderson

Shawl talk!
In one of our past episodes, episode 136, we talk about ways to wear a shawl. Note that some of the resources that were available then are no longer live. Here is a short video from Craftsy on ways to wear your shawls

Friday, December 1, 2023

Episode 310 - Knitting and natural dyeing

What are we wearing?
Sorrel by Wool & Pine
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Gayle's Confetti

What are we stalking?
Kruger Wrap by Noma Ndlovu
Euphorbia Wrap by Ambah O'Brien
Nydia by Vanessa Smith
Reflections by Meiju K-P
Arabella by Ann McCauley

What are we knitting?
Irish Gold by Joji Locatelli
Some Kind of Wonderful by Susan B. Anderson
Vestover by Elisabeth Judith
Claire in Paris Shawl by Susanna Kaartinen
City Limits by Tanis Lavallee

Thank you to our sponsor Twice Sheared Sheep!

What have we finished?
GG 19-24 Traktor genser og lue by Ane Kydland Thomassen
Gayle's tractor hats

We chat a little bit about natural dyes and natural dyeing. Gayle had the opportunity to do some natural dyeing and tells us about the experience. If you would like to listen to our previous episode with Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep, please go to episode 52.