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!

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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

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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. :)