Friday, May 17, 2024

Episode 322 - Knitting the Colors of Fall 2024! #cofkal2024

Last month, a group of Yarniacs listeners got together in Cincinnati. Though Gayle and Sharlene were not able to attend, a wonderful time was had by all and we are hoping to do it again next year. There is a survey available for a future Yarniacs retreat/event here. If you are interested in such a future event, take a look. Thank you for helping us out.

What are we wearing?

Love Note by TinCanKnits

Sharlene's Love Note

Elton by Joji Locatelli

Gayle's Elton

What are we stalking?

Sun Salutation by Celia McAdam Cahill

Sharlene's Sun Salutation

Gayle's Sun Salutation

Islet Raglan by Leila Raven

BABA sweater by Ankestrick

Hello Again by Amy Gunderson

End Times by Amy Gunderson

Scrappy Squares Blanket by Mark Roseboom

What are we knitting?

On the C Train by Espace Tricot

Metanoia Wrap by Christina Campbell

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty



Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool.









What have we finished?

Brooklyn Raglan Light by Tori Yu

The Squam Sweater by Elizabeth Doherty

Gayle's Squam

Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Tang

Gayle's Endpaper Mitts

We end with a fun chat about the Colors of Fall Knit-along 2024 #cofkal2024

Start date: June Solstice - June 20
End date: September Equinox - September 22



Friday, May 3, 2024

Episode 321 - Knitting with Robbie 2024

Robbie is in town for the annual NoCKRs retreat, and we spent a lovely afternoon together recording this episode.

What are we wearing?

Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Elton Pullover by Joji Locatelli

Sharlene's Elton

Loose Socks by Casual Fashion Queen

Gayle's Loose Socks

What are we knitting?

Brooklyn Raglan Lite by Tori Yu

Metanoia Wrap by Christina Campbell

Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

Cabled pullover/jumper that is a test knit

After Party by Callie Monster

Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang

Vanilla Socks by Crazy Sock Lady Designs

Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist

Boxy by Joji Locatelli

What have we finished?

Anker's Hat by Petite Knit

002 by Veronica Jobe

Sharlene's mom's quilt top, finished by Robbie! ❤️













Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool.









Robbie shares her personal journey with ADHD and how this has affected her crafting and knitting. 



Friday, April 19, 2024

Episode 320 - Knitting and (awkward😊) reintroductions

What are we wearing?

Pacific Crest by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Pacific Crest

Vestover by Elsbeth Judith

Gayle's Vestover

What are we stalking?

Organizer Mug Cozy by Sweet Potato 3

Tolsta Tee by Rebecca Clow

Sunshine Tee by Andrea Gaughan

Flip Side Tee by Tanis Lavalee

Fure by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Jet Set Tunic by Park Williams

What are we knitting?

Anker's Hat by Petite Knit

Brooklyn Raglan Lite by Tori Yu

Metanoia Wrap by Christina Campbell

002 by Veronika Jobe

Heel Toe Do Si Do by Crazy Sock Lady Designs

Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang

The Squam Sweater by Elizabeth Doherty



Thank you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!







What have we finished?

After Party by Callie Monster


We introduce ourselves and talk planning for the Colors of Fall Knit-along! 

Friday, April 5, 2024

Episode 319 - Knitting and securing yarn ends

What are we wearing?
Headland by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Headland
Arabella by Ann McCauley

What are we stalking?
Evanescence by Joji Locatelli
Easy Like Sunday Morning by Sonder Yarn Co.
Draw by Amy Christoffers
Troll by Gabriela Widmer-Hanke
Sharlene's Troll Hats
Crocus Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborne

What are we knitting?
After Party by Cally Monster
Anker's Hat by PetiteKnit
Sharlene's Anker's Hat
The Squam Sweater by Elizabeth Doherty
002 by Veronika Jobe
Heel Toe Do Si Do Socks by Crazy Sock Lady Designs


Thank you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!







What have we finished?
Rye sock by Tincanknits
Gayle's socks

Our School of Knit segment this episode talks about securing yarn ends. We start with a funny story of the two of us wondering why there are so many ends poking out of Gayle's sweater.



Friday, March 22, 2024

Episode 318 - Self-indulgent KAL 2024 wrap-up

What are we wearing?

Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Calyx

Solasta by Kindred Red

Gayle's Solasta

What are we stalking?

Peacock tee by Lene Holme Samsoe

Faded Undulation Shawl by Stephen West

Nordic Emotions by Paola Albergamo

Forever 16 by Minimi Knit Design

Forever 16 tunic by Minimi Knit Design

Pimpom Shawl by Laura Penrose

Thistle Peak by Lisa Mutch

What are we knitting?

Granny Go Round Cardigan by Iron Lamb

After Party by Cally Monster

002 by Veronika Jobe

Rye Sock by Tincanknits

Rye worsted by Tincanknits

The Squam Sweater by Elizabeth Doherty


Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool Blanket Clubs!









What have we finished?

Mini granny blankets

Hats for donation

Loose Socks by Casual Fashion Queen

Moto Socks by Mara Catherine Bryner

Thank you for participating in the Self-indulgent knit-along! We chat about projects, patterns, participants, and prizes!





Friday, March 8, 2024

Episode 317 - Knitting Tool Box

What are we wearing?

Sun Salutation by Celia Cahill

(to be published at the end of April 2024)

It is an updated version of:

Practice Yoga Wrap by Celia Cahill

Bright Side by Espace Tricot

What are we stalking?

Armor Sweater by Ankestick

Intentions Wrap by Knot Bad Brit

Celer baby socks by Kristina Tyla 

Funfetti Raglan by Andrea Gaughan

Springfling by The Petite Knitter

What are we knitting?

Granny Go Round Cardigan by Iron Lamb

After Party by Callie Monster

Generic hat for donation

Elton Pullover by Joji Locatelli

Loose Socks by Casual Fashion Queen

Moto by Mara Catherine Bryner

002 by Veronica Jobe


Thank you to our sponsor Jimmy Beans Wool Blanket Clubs!









What have we finished?

Mini-granny blanket

Arabella by Ann McCauley

We discuss how having the right tools can make you knitting projects so much easier!




Friday, February 23, 2024

Episode 316 - Knitting at the Seacoast again

What are we wearing?

Seacoast by Joji Locatelli

Sharlene's Seacoast

No Sweat Shirt by Park Williams

Gayle's No Sweat Shirt

What are we stalking?

Springfield by Annamária Ötvös

Festival of Stitches by Lisa Hannes

FrettyBetty's Festival of Stitches

After Party by Cally Monster

Winter Reflections by Debra Gerhard

Obsidian by Lisa Mutch

Bohemian Scrapsody by Winter's Weather Knits

002 by Veronica Jobe

What are we knitting?

Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart

Grannie Square Blanket (no pattern)

Granny Go Round Cardigan by Iron Lamb

Sharlene's Granny Go Round

Loose Socks by Casual Fashion Queen

Gayle's Loose Socks

Arabella by Ann McCauley

Reflections by Meiju Kallio







Thank you to our sponsor Fluff & Nonsense Yarn!



What have we finished?

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Colby hat

Sophie Scarf by Petite Knit

Checkerwork Hat by Vexy

Gayle's Checkerwork Hat

 

Friday, February 9, 2024

Episode 315 - Test knitting success

What are we wearing?

Confetti by Veera Valimaki

Sharlene's Confetti

Clio by Elizabeth Doherty

Gayle's Clio

What are we stalking?

Scrap Wrap by Jacqui Verbeek

Granny Square Cardigan by Kaitlin Barthold

Granny Go Round Cardigan by Iron Lamb

Feel the Breeze Shawl by Jennifer Weisman

Dazzle Hat by Katie Osterwald

Granny Square Chicken by Sweet Softies

What have we been knitting?

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart

Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit

Arabella by Ann McCauley

Checkerwork Hat by Vexie



Thank you to our sponsor Fluff & Nonsense Yarn!





What have we finished?

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Colby

Sharlene knit a sock!

Sun Salutation by Celia Cahill (pattern coming soon!)

Practice Yoga Wrap by Celia Cahill

Flax by Tincanknits

Pressed Flowers Hat by Amy Christoffers

Empowering Beanie by Justyna Lorkowska

Semblance by Hunter Hammersen



Friday, January 26, 2024

Episode 314 - Happy 12th anniversary!

Popular designers

- Who is Elizabeth Zimmermann?

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann

- Who is Stephen West?

- Who is Stephanie Pearl-McFee?

The Yarn Harlot blog

- Who is TinCanKnits?

Flax by TinCanKnits

Flax Light by TinCanKnits

Crochet or other crafts

- What is a granny square?

- What is crochet?

Technique

- What are short rows?

- What is double knitting?

- What is ladder back jacquard?

It's Not about the Hat by Susan Rainey



Thank you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!





Popular patterns

- What is Hitofude?

Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu

- What is Bits and Bobs?

Bits and Bobs by Kay Jones

- What is the Sunday Sweater?

Sunday Sweater by PetiteKnit

Sunday Cardigan by PetiteKnit

- What is the Baby Surprise Jacket?

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Baby Sweater on Two Needles by Elizabeth Zimmermann

February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynn

Books

- Who is Jo March?

- Who is Elizabeth Zimmermann?

- Who is Rachael Herron?

- Who is Stephanie Pearl-McPhee?

Construction technique

- What is set-in sleeves?

- What is a circular yoke?

- What is a toe-up sock?

Bonus questions: Ravelry

- What is Ravelry Radar?

- What are 'helpful projects?'



Friday, January 12, 2024

Episode 313 - Knitting Hazards: Moths and Hubris

 What are we wearing?

Some Kind of Wonderful by Susan Anderson

Sharlene's Some Kind of Wonderful

Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli

Gayle's Super Simple Summer Sweater

Clio by Elizabeth Doherty

Gayle's Clio


What are we stalking?

The Hubby Hat by Anna Johanna

Double thick hat by Kareema Ali

Woven Warmth by Nancy Marchant

Little Gemstones by Claire Slade

Soft Spot Pullover by Elina Maaria


What are we knitting?

Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart

Practice Yoga Wrap by Celia Cahill

Arabella by Ann McCauley


Thank you to our sponsor Fix-A-Stitch!





What have we finished?

Irish Gold by Joji Locatelli

Colby by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Colby

Mountain Town Hat by Elizabeth Doherty

Sharlene's Mountain Town Hat

Penguin by Justine T. 

Sharlene's Pierre Penguin

December Bow by PetiteKnit

Gayle's December Bow

Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit

Lucky Wrap Hat by Safiyyah Talley

Vestover by Elisabeth Judith


A few links on moth control:

The Spruce

Martha Stewart

Be vigilant!