Friday, May 25, 2018

Episode 167 - Knitting the colors of Fall 2018

Though I don't consider myself to be fashion forward in what I choose to wear--you will usually find me in jeans and t-shirts--I do have fun watching fashion trends and fashion designers and their work. I also love color, and the Pantone fashion colors and colors of the year are always fascinating. Sometimes they are right on, sometimes not so. But I often find the colors readily available as ready-to-wear clothing and in yarn palettes from the major dyers. With this in mind, we start our annual Colors-of-Fall Knit-A-Long. In this episode, we introduce the colors, and talk about some fashion trends we've spotted online. Enjoy! #yarniacsCOF2018 #yarniacs #yarniacspodcast
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Newsom by Bristol Ivy
Djinni Sock from Dragonfly Fibers
Waits by Bristol Ivy
Yoga Shawl by Andrea Mowry

What are we stalking?
A Girl's Best Friend by Isabel Kraemer
Pabaigh by Kate Davies
Kettle Valley Poncho by Marsha Ibuki


Thank-you Fix-A-Stitch for sponsoring this episode!


What are we knitting?
The Easy One by Joji Locatelli
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Slade by Michele Wang

What have we finished?
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
The Authentic Collection by Joji Locatelli 

Pantone Fall 2018 New York colors
Pantone Fall 2018 London colors

Some links for Fall 2018 fashion trends:
The queen wore neon!
Michael Kors Fair Isle sweater
The whole Michael Kors Fall 2018 collection
Demin trends for Fall 2018
Fingerless gloves from Chanel
The colors of fall as seen through stock photography

The dates for the 2018 Colors of Fall Knit-a-long will be from
June 21, the summer solstice in the PST through
Sept 22, the fall equinox in the PST

The Ravelry group discussion can be found here.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Episode 166 - "Knitting soothes the troubled spirit"

What are we wearing?
Flaum by Justyna Lorkowska
Sharlene's Flaum
Björkö Shawl by Anna Friberg
Gayle's Bjorko

What are we stalking?
Fisherman's Cloud by Katrin Schneider
Holst Garn Coast
Goldfish Memory by Casapinka
Nilla the Unicorn by Rachel Borello Carroll
Little Coffee Bean by Elizabeth Smith
Viajante by Martina Behm

What are we knitting?
Jujuy by Joji Locatelli
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Light Rain by Joji Locatelli
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Slade by Michele Wang


Thank-you Fix-A-Stitch for sponsoring this episode!


What have we finished?
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." 
- Elizabeth Zimmermann, Knitting Without Tears

 
Boo joined us for recording!

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Episode 165 - #yarniacssweaterchallenge

We recorded at the harbor again, sitting in the car. Apologies for some ambient noises from seagulls, motor vehicles, and people!

What are we wearing?
Flaum by Justyna Lorkowska
Sharlene's Flaum
Ravenscliffe by Annie Hamilton
Gayle's Ravenscliffe

What are we stalking?
Sharlene's Svalbard
Asagi by Bristol Ivy
O'Keeffe by Bristol Ivy
Herbarium by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne
Bride by the Sea Shawl by Jenn Sheelen


Thank-you to Plum Deluxe for sponsoring this episode!


What are we knitting?
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Light Rain by Joji Locatelli
RYC Cashcotton 4-Ply from Rowan
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Violet Waffles by Halldora J

What have we finished?
Flaum by Justyna Lorkowska
Sharlene's Flaum
Ravenscliffe by Annie Hamilton
Gayle's Ravenscliffe
I Was a Teenage Mutant by Alex Tinsley
Malabrigo Waffles Scarf by Sarah Florent

What can you learn from the #yarniacssweaterchallenge ?
Pick your 5 most worn sweaters and evaluate for
1 - color
2 - yarn weight
3 - fiber
4 - design elements
5 - construction
6 - ease

You might be surprised to learn what you really wear. What you wear may not be what you like or choose to knit. If you find a pattern in what you really wear, you can use that information when picking yarns and projects. You can extend this exercise to do for example, summer sweaters, shawls, or any other particular situation you like.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Episode 164 - Post-NoCKRs joy

What are we wearing?
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier

What are we stalking?
OpArt by Melissa Dominguez
Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
Ujo by Ankestrick
Felicitas by Lisa Hannes
Reine by Alexis Winslow
Malabrigo Waffles Scarf by Sarah Florent

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What are we knitting?
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Twig from Shibui
Reed from Shibui
Flaum by Justyna Lorkowska
Jessica Jones by Sminé
Light Rain by Joji Locatelli
Ravenscliffe by Annie Hamilton
Birds of a Feather by Andrea Mowry

What have we finished?
Calyx by Elizabeth Doherty
Coast from Holst Garn
Tides from Holst Garn
Kitten hat
Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier
Viewpoint by Anne Ginger
Gayle's Viewpoint

Here are some of the swatches knit by attendees in a fabulous swatching experiment led by our in-house designer Elizabeth Doherty. We all knit the same swatch with the same number of stitches, rows, same yarn and needle size. Each swatch was unique!