Friday, November 25, 2016

Episode 128 - Something a little different

This episode is a little different. We want to chat about some patterns, books, and one kit that have caught our eye over the past few months. Many of these patterns will make items that would be fabulous gifts, or the patterns and books themselves might make great gifts for a knitter you know. There are lots of options! Knowing that this is a busy week for those celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, we thought it might be a good time for this alternative episode.

Enjoy! :)

What are we wearing?
Cowl Neck Vest by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Sharlene's Cowl Neck Vest
Jenica Hoodie by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Jenica Hoodie
Erin Heritage Wool Series from madelinetosh (now discontinued)

Point/Counterpoint, Volume 1
Allichka by Kino Knits
Snowfall on the Mountains Shawl by Sarah Schira
Rainy Season by Kino Knits
Beach House Breeze Cowl by Sarah Schira

The Knitter's Journal from Swatch to Stash

Gansey Kids by Meg Roke
Coastal Capelet
Inshore Legwarmers
Cullercoats Cap

You Can Knit That by Amy Herzog
Revive Cardigan
Entangled Raglan
Woodcutter's Vest

The Zen Variations for The Fibre Company
Takumi by Renee Callahan
Kaizen by Renee Callahan
Acadia from The Fibre Company

Crochet Therapy: The Soothing Art of Savoring Each Stitch by Betsan Corkhill
(patterns not on Ravelry as of 11/24/16)

Flying Geese Textured Cowl kit

Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook

Thanks to the authors, publishers, and manufacturers who have shared these products with us. 


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Friday, November 11, 2016

Episode 127 - Knitting as usual

What are we wearing?
Viajante by Martina Behm
skirts from StitchesWest (does anyone remember this vendor?)

What have we been stalking? 
Spree Socks by Kemper Wray
The Margot Hat by Margot Allen
Tied Knots by Justyna Lorkowska
The Photographer Hat by Lavanya Patricella
Knitvent 2016 Window No. 1 by Helen Stewart
Indie Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry
Elizabeth Doherty's hats
Pour Moi by Lori Versacci
Cadenza by Cristina Ghirlanda
Ebony by Cristina Ghirlanda
Ethos by Cristina Ghirlanda
Dado by Cristina Ghirlanda

What are we knitting?
Granito by Joji Locatelli
Spiral Hat by Laura Kolaric
Simple Skyp Socks by Adrian Ku
Citadel by Joji Locatelli

What have we finished?
Entrchat by Lisa Chemery
Helena by Allison Will Green
Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down
Kilbride by Wooly Wormhead

Where are they now?
Breezy by Hannah Fettig
Sharlene's Breezy
tosh lace from madelinetosh
Oranje by Ann Weaver
Gayle's Oranje
Laika by Ysolda Teague
Gayle's Laika
Sharlene's Laika

NorCal Knitting Retreat Ravelry group

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Episode 126 - Finish your knitting!

What are we wearing?
Newsom by Bristol Ivy
Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock
Sharlene's Newsom
Red Robin Shawl by Helen Stewart
Gayle's Red Robin

What are we stalking?
Favorite Things (basic + gray) by Joji Locatelli 
Granito - dropped sleeve pullover with pockets
Trevor - a-line tunic with stripes
 All I Want - two-color triangular shawl
Textured Pullover - worsted weight striped pullover

What are we knitting?
Granito by Joji Locatelli
Western Sky Knits Magnolia Luxe
Sharlene is also knitting default hats!
Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down
Citadel by Joji Locatelli
Kilbride by Wooly Wormhead
Snowflake Party by Martina Behm

What have we finished?
KitKat Hat by Andre Sue
Sharlene's KitKat
Sharlene's basic hat
Cria by Ysolda Teague (still needs buttons!)
Sharlene's Cria
Sans Serif by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Sans Serif
Tupshin by Erin Birnel
Gayle's Tupshin socks
Skykomish by Lee Meredith
Gayle's Skykomish
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Gayle's Sockhead

Finishing links
The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques
Wooly Wormhead website
Grafting (kitchener stitch) tutorials
Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Episode 125 - Default knitting

Happy Fall everyone! Have you had a chance to wear something cozy and/or woolly yet? I am excited that I can throw a shawl around my neck or shoulders almost every day now. It may be a few weeks before true sweater weather hits but in the meantime, I am enjoying those shawls!

This week we are back to our regular format and segments. We hope you will enjoy! 

What are we wearing?
Rose Gold by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Rose Gold
3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's 3 Color Cowl
Brambles Beret by Amanda Muscha
Gayle's Beret

What are you stalking?
embroidery as a Fall 2016 trend
Belfry & Boo-yah! by Susan Claudino
Day of the Dead armwarmers by Allison Guy
Five Little Pumpkins by Allison Guy
Snowflake Party by Martina Behm
Gayle's Candy Skein Stormy Sprinkles
Bleached by Amy Miller

What are we knitting?
Cria by Ysolda Teague
Rowan Felted Tweed DK
Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Knit Picks Felici
Citadel by Joji Locatelli
Madelinetosh Erin Heritage Wool
Skykomish by Lee Meredith
Quince and Company Phoebe
Tupshin by Erin
Spencer Hill Naturally Dyed
Sans Serif by Elizabeth Doherty

What have we finished?
Whispers by Veera Valimaki
Antarktis by Janina Kallio
Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho
KitKat Hat by Andre Sue

Painted Woolly Toppers For Kids by Woolly Wormhead
Swinton
Kilbride
Gorton 
Wychaven
Allerton