Friday, January 5, 2018

Episode 157 - Knitting the New Year

Gayle and I are baaaack! After much traveling and much holiday celebrating we welcome 2018 to the family. Be gentle 2018, compassion and kindness are key! And of course, through it all, there is knitting! Brace yourselves, after a month off, we have a lot to share. Just our regular segments this episode but we somehow manage to fill the hour. Be kind. :) We look forward to sharing and learning together with you in 2018!
- Sharlene


What are we wearing?
Ease by Alicia Plummer
Sharlene's reclaimed Malabrigo Ríos came from this sweater
Looking Ahead by Veera Välimäki
Sharlene's Looking Ahead
Evangeline by Michelle Szeghalmi-Shirley
Sharlene's Evangeline mitts
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty
Our test knits here
Heartbeat mitts by Katya Gorbacheva
Gayle's mitts
Honey Hat by Jenn Nevitt
Gayle's Honey Hat
High Plains Cowl by Brandie DeRusha
Gayle's High Plains Cowl

What are we stalking?
Rafa's Hat by Joji Locatelli
Barley Light by Tincanknits
Self-indulgent Finished objects here
Naima by Ankestrick
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier
Tinsel Mitts by Andrea Mowry
This Is The Sea by Katrin Schubert
Juicy Worsted yarn from Candy Skein

What are we knitting?
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Cormo Sport yarn from Sincere Sheep
Phoebe yarn from Quince and Company
Marzipan Legwarmers by Helen Stuart
Björkö Shawl by Anna Friberg

Thanks to Western Sky Knits for sponsoring this episode!








What have we finished?
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Archer
Gayle's Archer
Yoga Shawl by Andrea Mowry
Gayle's Yoga Shawl
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Fractured Fairy Tale Hat by Mary Annarella
Gayle's Fractured Fairy Tale
Tulle Shawl by Helen Stuart

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Episode 156 - Knitting with moderator Robbie!


We are ending 2017 with a light-hearted episode recorded with our lovely Ravelry group moderator Robbie, aka Photoknitgal. An episode that has been several years in the making, we finally get to introduce Robbie to our listeners and Ravelry group members. Robbie joins us for our regular segments, and then we discuss our "Love your stash" movement, and how we banish guilt by changing the culture of stash. (Photo taken in April, 2017 at The Yarniacs NoCKRs retreat. All three of us are sporting our lovely Donner sweaters!)

If you have been following our Ravelry group, you may have seen that some folks started their SIKAL projects yesterday, on the winter solstice. I however, wasn't ready to start, and am determined to get a bit further along on the current sweater I am knitting. So don't hesitate to join in the fun, and you can plan to join me with a January 1 (or later!) cast-on. Details in the episode or in our Ravelry group.

This concludes another fun year of podcasting for Gayle and I. We wish you all happy holidays, and a wonderful start to 2018. We look forward to knitting with you then!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Vneck Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Robbie's V-neck Boxy
Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Boxy
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Pavement by Veera Valimaki
So Faded by Andrea Mowry
Gayle's Con-fade-ment

What are we stalking?
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Granito by Joji Locatelli
Relax by Ririko
Tegan by Justyna Lorkowska
Project Peace 2017 by Christina Campbell
Ki Mono by Katrin Schneider
Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider
Fractured Fairy Tale Hat by Mary Annarella
Mayfield Mitts by Erica Heusser
Wishmaker Mitts by Erica Heusser
Bjorko Shawl by Anna Friberg
Cooperish Cowl by Katy H. Carroll

What are we knitting?
Milkshake Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Mewesic by Green Mountain Spinnery
Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist
Wolkig by Martina Behm
Planned pooling in Wolkig example 1  example 2 and example 3
Beloved Berlin by Isabel Kraemer
Stripey Pullover by Elizabeth Doherty
Maisie by Tori Gurbisz
Fractured Fairy Tale Hat by Mary Annarella

What have we finished?
Little Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Robbie's Little Boxy
Tchaikovsky Hat by Helen Stewart
Yoga Shawl by Andrea Mowry

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Episode 155 - Knitting with harbor seals

We are at the harbor for our annual holiday lights episode, though this year we were a little too early in the day for the lights. :) But we did have some sea life sightings so it all worked out. This episode we talk a little about the upcoming Self-Indulgent Knit-a-long which has become an annual Yarniacs event. Please see our group on Ravelry if you need more information and join in the fun. Please use the hashtag #SIKAL2018 for your social media needs.

You'll notice we mention the Pantone Color of the Year. I think the news about the 2018 Color of the Year must have hit social media about the time we were recording, so if you haven't heard by now, check the link below to see the gorgeous Ultra Violet! You know that I am going to knitting this color. (Of course, you also know that I would be knitting this color even if it weren't Color of the Year. I just happen to have some in my stash. Ha!)

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season!
- Sharlene


What are we wearing?
Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Boxy
Focus Dress by Meiju K-P
Gayle's Focus Dress

Sea life sightings
California Sea Lion
Harbor Seal 

What are we stalking?
Family Purr by Claire Slade
Tchaikovsky Hat by Helen Stewart
Flying Solo by Espace Tricot
Tricky Dickey by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Grandma's Dickeys
Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry
Björkö Shawl by Anna Freidberg
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty

What are we knitting?
Wolkig by Martina Behm
Beloved Berlin by Isabel Kraemer
Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure
Birds of a Feather by Andrea Mowry
Tulle Shawl by Helen Stewart

What have we finished?
Gayle's charity hats

The Self-Indulgent Knit-a-long #SIKAL2018
will start this year on Christmas Day, 2017 and go through the
Spring Equinox March 20, 2018.

The Pantone Color of the Year 2018 was released the day that we recorded!
It is Ultra Violet!

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Episode 154 - Yarn in the trunk!

It is crazy out there--Black Friday here in the US--a traditional start-of-the-season madcap shopping day. Whether you participate in the commercial frenzy or not, we hope you find a few moments of knitting or crafting to calm and sustain you! :)

What are we wearing?
Pebble Beach by Helen Stewart
Annulaire by Hillary Smith Callis
Gayle's Annulaire

What are we stalking?
Marklee DK by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's "holy grail" yarn is Logwood!
Outlined by Suvi Simola
Land of Sweets by Helen Stewart
Sharlene's Gumball Love yarn
Tulle Shawl by Helen Stewart
Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter
Ohra by Caitlin Hunter
Fia by Tori Gurbisz

What are we knitting?
Wolkig by Martina Behm
Beloved Berlin by Isabel Kraemer
Bankhead by Susie Gourlay
Yoga Shawl by Andrea Mowry
Maisie by Tori Gurbisz

What have we finished?
Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure
Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Boxy mashup
Bankhead by Susie Gourlay
Gayle's Bankhead
Loch by Tincanknits
Gayle's Loch
Land of Sweets by Helen Stewart
Gayle's Land of Sweets

Where are they now?
Paper Dolls by Kate Davies
Chickadee by Ysolda Teague
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier
Wildflower Cardigan by Alana Dakos
Lila Light by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Crazy Stripes Tee by Altelier Alfa
Samovar by Laura Chau
Cristina Ghirlanda