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!






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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Episode 143 - Knitting with Helen Stewart

In this episode, Helen Stewart of the Curious Handmade Podcast, and designer of so many beautiful items on Ravelry, joins us for a chat.  It is no secret that Gayle and I are fans of Helen's beautiful shawls and accessories, and we are thrilled to welcome her as a guest on the podcast. We hope you enjoy hearing about Helen's design process, her patterns, and what we will see in the current Shawl Society 2 release. Thank-you Helen, for being a friend of The Yarniacs!
- Sharlene


What are we stalking?
Spindrift Shawl by Helen Stewart
Tegna by Caitlin Hunter
Sprite's Fen by Helen Stewart
Marina from Manos del Uruguay

What are we knitting?
Holey Comfort by Jutta von Hinterm Stein
Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli
Starting Point by Joji Locatelli
Painted Pixels Blanket by Susan Carlson


Thank-you to Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!


















The Shawl Society 2 by Helen Stewart

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Episode 142 - Stalking all the shawls

This week Gayle and I record outside again. It was too gorgeous of a day to sit indoors, so there is some ambient wind noises as we sit at the harbor. It was a beautiful day and a lovely setting to start the discussion about our annual Pantone Colors of Fall Knit-a-long. This is our most popular KAL and so fun to see everyone's Fall looks, garments, and accessories. We also continue our discussion of knitting and wearing shawls in the summer. If you want to participate in the discussion, join us in our Ravelry group here.
- Sharlene


What are we wearing?
Whippet by Ankestrick
Sharlene's Whippet
Confetti by Veera Valimaki
Gayle's Confetti

What are we stalking?
Fancy Mee by Fritzi Creativ
Arlequin Shawl by Peggy Maxheim
Mini Madness Shawl by Angie Kimel
Sugar Sprinkles by Sharyn Anhalt
Little Black Shawl by Laura Aylor
On the Contrary by Amanda Woeger

What are we knitting?
Holey Comfort by Jutta von Hinterm Stein
Divvy by JumperCables
Painted Pixels by Susan Carlson
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry

Thank-you to Dragonfly Fibers for sponsoring this episode!


















What have we finished?
Kline by Jennifer Dassau
Color Field by Kemper Wray
Gayle's Color Field
Speargrass by Susie Gourlay

We are starting the Colors of Fall Knit-a-long on the Summer Solstice, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The KAL will go through the Autumnal equinox, on Friday, September 22, 2017. (Times are based on  PST.)

Gayle is considering knitting Marklee by Elizaeth Doherty and Veronika by Cocoknits. 
Sharlene is considering knitting Hood on the Moon by Katrin Schneider.
Sharlene is also looking for a project for a sweater quantity of Dragonfly Fiber's Pixie.