Friday, April 14, 2017

Episode 138 - Post-NoCKR knits

This week Gayle and I bask in the afterglow of our NoCKRs retreat. We laughed, we smiled, we knit! Good friends, good yarn, and good times. I wish you all could have joined us. :)

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We are gearing up for our annual Colors of Fall Knit-a-long. There are links and discussion in our Ravelry group
-Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Therapy by Laura Aylor
Sharlene's Therapy shawl
Oranje by Ann Weaver
Gayle's Oranje

What are we stalking?
Vneck Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Helvetica by Elizabeth Doherty
Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier
Sharlene's Buttercup
Light Rain by Joji Locatelli
Hansel by Gudrun Johnston
Close To You by Justyna Lorkowska
Pantone Colors of Fall 2017 palettes
Outing Shawl by Irene Lin

What are we knitting?
Yellow Brick Road by Ela Torrente
Studio DK from Neighborhood Fiber Company
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Divvy Poncho by JumperCables
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tøsti

What have we finished?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Isadora from Miss Babs
Sharlene's Monochrome
Little Bird by Veera Valimaki
Coast from Holst Garn 
 Red Katana by Svetlana Volkova

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Where are they now?
Transverse Cardigan by Ann Weaver
Sharlene's Transverse
Jenica Hoodie by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Jenica
Erin Heritage Wool Series

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Episode 137 - Self-indulgent KAL wrap-up

What are we wearing?
Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Fine  from Spud and Chloe
Sharlene's tunic-length Featherweight
Trefoil Cardigan by Gudron Johnston 
Summer Festival by Georgie Nicolson
Lace-Garn from Rohrspatz & Wollmeise
Gayle's Summer Festival

What are we stalking?
Tsumuzikaze by Michiyo
Meadow from The Fibre Company
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Manzanilla by Joji Locatelli
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Markley by Elizabeth Doherty
Silk Single from Western Sky Knits
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tøsti
Rustic Fingering from Neighborhood Fiber Company
Tosh merino light from Madelinetosh
Bleached by Amy Miller
The sweater I couldn't remember the name of is Cria by Ysolda Teague

What are we knitting?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Little Bird by Veera Valimaki
Divvy by Jumper Cables
Red Katana by Svetlana Volkova
Luscious Fingering by Candy Skein
Gayle's sock yarn blanket
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones
Aspen Sock from Western Sky Knits

What have we finished?
Alewives Hat by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Alewives Hat
Twinkle DK from Western Sky Knits
Sharlene's Kindle cozy
Jason's Tweed Hat by Melissa Thomson

We wrap up the Self Indulgent Knit-a-long 2017 and introduce the
Colors of Fall 2017 KAL!

The New York Palette
















The London Palette

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Episode 136 - Vacation Knitting

What are we wearing?
Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau
Sharlene's Kline
Puck by Boo Knits

What are we stalking?
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Red Katana by Svetlana Volkova
Anne's Neapolitan Katana
Veronika by Julie Weisenberger
Divvy by Jumper Cables

What are we knitting?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Little Bird by Veera Valimaki
Holst Garm Coast
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure
Gayle's Sock yarn memory blanket

What have we finished?
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
Heartbeat Mitts by Katya Gorbacheva
A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andy Satterlund
Gayle's Cropped Sweater

Our self-indulgent KAL comes to a close on Monday, March 20, 2017. We will be closing the finished object thread on Monday, March 20 to pick prizes, but will reopen it shortly after for everyone to continue to share their finished projects.

Love and Leche lotion bars
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Some resources for shawl wearing:
8 ways to wear a rectangular shawl/stole
20 tips to wear a square shawl
Tin can knits: How to wear a shawl
Ways to wear a triangular shawl
Ways to wear your knit shawl (video) by Susan B. Anderson

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Episode 135 - Knitting after StitchesWest

We saw so much at StitchesWest 2017. Yarn! Patterns! So much to talk about! We share some of it here, and I am sure bits and pieces will creep into the next few episodes as we knit the yarn we purchased and remember patterns we want to make.

What did we wear at StitchesWest?
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Inner Peace
Fancy Cardi by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's Fancy
Burdock Cardigan by Maura Kirk
Sharlene's Burdock
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Donner
Bleached by Amy Miller
Gayle's Bleached
My Kind of Love by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne
Gayle's My Kind of Love

What are we stalking post-StitchesWest?
Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Breathing Space by Veera Valimaki
Viewpoint by Anne Ginger
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Perforated Sweater by Suvi Simola
Trilinear by Cindy Garland

What are we knitting?
Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston
A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andi Satterlund
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones

What have we finished?
Hooded Shawl by Susanne Sommer