Friday, October 13, 2017

Episode 151 - Yarn on the Train

What are we wearing?
Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty

What are we stalking?
Spring To It Cowl by Kristin Finlay
Op Art Shawl by Sonja Bargielowska
Painting by Katrin Schneider
Beloved Berlin by Isabell Kraemer
Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry
Birds of a Feather by Andrea Mowry
All Points South by Casapinka
Enchanted Forest Pool by Jenn Sheelen

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What are we knitting?
Little Black Shawl by Laura Aylor
Ginga Top by Yoko Johnston
Annulaire by Hilary Smith Callis
Yoga Shawl by Andrea Mowry

What have we finished?
Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure
Sharlene's Sockhead
Nube from Malabrigo
Purlbreak by Stephen West
Gayle's Purlbreak
Sleep Season Slouch by Rose Bloom
Gayle's Sleep Slouch
The Big Hat by Davina Choi
Gayle's Big Hats

We discuss yarn labels and how understanding yarn labels is the first step towards substituting yarns. If you have questions or want to discuss yarn labels, join us in the episode discussion thread on Ravelry.

Laundering and dry cleaning symbols
Craft Council's yarn weight system

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Episode 150 - Colors of fall 2017 wrap-up

In this episode we close the 2017 Colors of Fall KAL. Actually, we just award the prizes for those who have posted finished object photos, but the KAL continues until you are done. :) Please continue to share photos and projects and yarn and outfits! It is all inspirational and we love to see what you make.

What are we wearing?
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
Sharlene's Donner
Veronika by Julie Weisenberger
Gayle's Veronika

What are we stalking?
Myssoni by Susan Ashcroft
Branches and Buds by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Vila Wrap by Helen Stewart
Wildflower Hill Shawl by Helen Stewart
Bits and Bobs by Kay Jones
Wolkig by Martina Behm

What are we knitting?
Ginga Top by Yoko Johnston
Little Black Shawl by Laura Aylor
Yoga Shawl by Andrea Mowry
Annulaire by Hilary Smith Callis
Purlbreak by Stephen West
Daybreak by Stephen West
Sleep Season Slouch by Rose Bloom

What have we finished?
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
Sharlene's Confetti
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Marklee

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Episode 149 - Knitting in fashion

What is style? What is fashion? And why do we pick the garments we pick to knit and make? Gayle and I get the discussion going on this interesting subject. I feel like we barely scratch the surface and hope you will join in the discussion in our Ravelry group. The seasons are changing and soon many of us will be changing from warm weather to cool weather or cool weather to warm weather clothing. It might be time to assess items, replace items, and welcome back old favorites into the wardrobe rotation.  We hope you enjoy this episode!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Literally Over the Top by Megan Williams
Sharlene's Over the Top
Laar by Gudron Johnston
Gayle's Laar

What are we stalking?
Easy Peasy Fade Cowl by Heather Rhoads
Mini Stripe Cowl by Angie Kimel
French Macaroon by The Noble Thread
Summer Morning by Yulia Tkachenko
Ginga Top by Yoko Johnston
Ginga Top - winter sky by Yoko Johnston
Naima by Ankestrick
Frenchman's Bay Cape by Gayle Clow

What are we knitting?
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
Divvy by JumperCables
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty
Annulaire by Hillary Smith Callis

What have we finished?
Dodging Rain Drops Cowl by Vanessa Ewing
Sharlene's Dodging Rain
Sharlene's Western Sky Knits Superwash chunky spin
Sharlene's Malabrigo Nube in Plomo
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson
Gayle's Pixels Blanket
Cherry Bloom by Lene Tøsti
Gayle's Cherry Bloom (frogged)

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Episode 148 - Stalked by squirrels

What are we wearing?
Little Bird by Veera Välimäki
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry

What are we stalking?
Sporadic Stripes by Stephanie Shiman
By the Ocean by Nordic Stitches
Touchstone by Laura Aylor
Ginga Top by Yoko Johnston
Sharlene is looking for fiber suggestions! Chat here.
Share the Joy by Christina Hayes
Sidekick Boot Socks by Kate Atherly
Peppermint Leaves by Clare Devine

What are we knitting?
Dodging Rain Drops Cowl by Vanessa Ewing
Corgi Hill Farm aubergine fiber
Confetti by Veera Välimäki
Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill
Dharma from Dragonfly Fibers
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty

What have we finished?
Standing Rock Hat by Lavanya Patricella
Phantomwise Fiber by Frabjous Fiber
Outing Shawl by Irene Lin
Gayle's Outing Shawl

Webcam from the Santa Cruz harbor--squirrels not pictured!