Friday, August 18, 2017

Episode 147 - Summertime and the knitting's easy

Last night I noticed it was getting dark earlier. Fall is a subtle season, sneaking up on us a few minutes each day. In my neighborhood, I noticed a tree that was already losing leaves. Bunches of leaves were blowing down the street in the late summer afternoon breeze. It is late summer's twilight, and though the temperatures are still high, soon we will be pulling out warmer clothing, blue jeans; jackets; and long sleeves. Maybe a warm sweater or shawl. If you've been knitting something for The Yarniacs Colors of Fall KAL it is time to start figuring out your outfits and how to photograph your look. We've got about a month of knitting time left, so get those WIPs out and start thinking about Fall. It's just around the corner.

What are we wearing?
Ghost Gardens Shawlette by Kelene Kinnersley
Sharlene's Pansy Garden shawl
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
Gayle's Coast yarn Confetti

What are we stalking?
Lines Cowl and Hat by Amy Jade Creations
Colliope Cowlette by Carina Spencer
Perkins Cove Pullover by Pam Allen
Nelson Pullover by Irina Anikeeva
Sikuli Shawl by Vanessa Ewing
Paulie by Isabell Kraemer
Viewpoint by Anne Ginger
Chèvre by Anne Ginger

What are we knitting?
Dodging Rain Drops Cowl by Vanessa Ewing
Divvy by JumperCables
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Outing Shawl by Irene Lin
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson
Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill
Cherry Bloom by Lena Tosti

What have we finished?
Diagonal Ribbed Cowl by Mel Clark
Sharlene's Ribbed Cowl
Serpentina from Manos del Uruguay
Ghost Gardens Shawlette by Kelene Kinnersley
Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider
Bifrost by Cate Carter-Evans
Prairie Socks by Kay Jones

Thank-you Infinite Twist for sponsoring this episode!









Where are they now?
C3 by Annie Modesitt
Sharlene's C3
Jenica Hoodie by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Jenica

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Episode 146 - Knitting with squirrels

What are we wearing?
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's second Donner
Magnolia Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Magnolia

What are we stalking?
Clever Anna by Thread and Circuses
Delphinia Shawl by Ambah O'Brien
NoShow Socks by La Mason Rililie
Brickyard by Elizabeth Doherty
Brickyard test knit
Crochet baby blankets
"No Holes" Baby Blanket by Linda Davie
Helena by Alison Green

What are we knitting?
Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider
Divvy by JumperCables
Ghost Gardens Shawlette by Kelene Kinnersly
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Outing Shawl by Irene Lin
Bifrost by Cate Carter-Evans
Cate's Clasp Weft Join

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What have we finished?
Pigeonroof Studio Golden Pansies
Western Sky Knits gradient
Gayle's pattern combo of:
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
Pavement by Veera Välimäki
So Faded by Andrea Mowry

Ride the bus to Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno!
Info here for the Saturday, September 9 bus trip.
Check our Ravelry group for more details. :)


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Friday, July 21, 2017

Episode 145 - Knitting friendships

We're baaaack! :) And so excited to be here. Thanks Helen Stewart and Andrea Mowry for helping hold down the fort during our summer activities and travels. We do hope you enjoyed episode 143 with Helen Stewart, and episode 144 with Andrea Mowry as much as we enjoyed recording them. (Hint: we had a lot of fun recording both!)

Gayle and I are finally back in the same room (okay, back in the same car for recording purposes) and we can't stop smiling. When we listened to the episode before releasing, we both commented that we sounded like we recorded the whole episode with smiles on our faces. Yes, we were that happy to be knitting and talking and sharing our knits with all of you once again.

Though our friendship started independent of knitting, it has been forged through the projects, the search for the perfect yarn for each project, our travels, and of course, through podcasting. This episode, we share the story of another friendship brought together by knitting that has taken another creative path. We share a fun friendship-inspired collection of patterns called Minnesota 52: 16 Knits inspired by the road. We hope you will enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it!

What are we wearing?
Divvy by JumperCables
Gayle's Divvy
Little Bird by Veera Välimäki
Sharlene's Little Bird

What are we stalking?
Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning
Maisie by Tori Gurbisz

What are we knitting?
Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider
Divvy by JumperCables
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
So Faded by Andrea Mowry
Pavement by Veera Välimäki
Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tøsti

Thank-you to our sponsor Neighborhood Fiber Company!





What have we finished?
Holey Comfort by Jutta Von Hinterm Stein
Sharlene's Ski Trio Hat 
(pattern by Nancy Ekvall, currently not listed in Ravelry database)
Karchen by Silke Hupka
Sharlene's Karchen
Entrechat by Lisa Chemery
Gayle's Entrechat
Elfbaby hat by Robynn Weldon
Veronika by Julie Weisenberger

Minnesota 52: 16 Knits inspired by the road
by Cori Eichelberger and Megan Williams
Nice-capades Sweater by Cori Eichelberger
Fall Come Back Now Shawl by Megan Williams
Beach Please Top by Megan Williams



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Friday, July 7, 2017

Episode 144 - Knitting with Andrea Mowry

Gayle and I were both out of town different times during the past two weeks and so we have a pre-recorded episode to share with you.  We think you will enjoy hearing from Andrea Mowry, designer of the popular and "hot right now" patterns Find Your Fade, So Faded, and Free Your Fade. Andrea is just a delight, and we spent a happy hour with her chatting about projects, inspirations, and yarn. What could be better? We hope you will enjoy this chat as much as we did!
- Sharlene

This week, we sit and knit with Andrea Mowry, designer of the currently hot-right-now fade patterns Find your Fade
Free Your Fade
So Faded
So Faded Pint Sized
Andrea has other designs including sweaters and accessories for head, neck, hands and feet!

What are we stalking?
Wolkig by Martina Behm
Kindred Red yarns
Republic of Wool yarns
Ronan by Andrea Mowry

What are we knitting?
Holey Comfort by Jutta von Hinterm Stein
Divvy by JumperCables
Veronika by Julie Weisenberger

Thank-you to our sponsor Neighborhood Fiber Company!