Sunday, November 29, 2015

Episode 102 - Thankful knitting

What are we wearing?
Cupido Cowl by Hiroku Fukatsu
Sharlene's Cupido
See You There by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's See You There
Trickster by Elizabeth Doherty
Gayle's Trickster

What are we stalking?
Knit It Black by Alex Tinsley
Indie Gift-a-Long group on Ravelry
Trickster by Elizabeth Doherty
Mom's Favorite Color by Paige Reisenfeld
Zirkus by Lisa Hannes
Elf Baby Hat by Robin Weldon
Lilli Pilli by Ambah O'Brien
Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis

What are we knitting?
True by Joji Locatelli
Sharlene's True
Rothko by Abstract Fibers 
Secret Garden by Alana Dakos
Sharlene's Secret Garden
Ecuador by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Ecuador
Longfellow by Michele Wang
Gayle's Longfellow
Learn to Knit a Log Cabin Blanket by Staci Perry
Checkerboard Mitts by Helen Stewart

What have we finished?
Sharlene's basic hat 
Gayle's Log Cabin blanket

What are we swatching?
Shalimar Yarns Breathless Cush

We talk about new book: Mini Skein Knits
Head in the Clouds Hat by Jess Kallberg
Infinite Rainbow Cowl by Connie Santisteban
Jewel Box Shawl by Carol Sulcoski
Matrix Mitts by Jess Kallberg
Waffle Coasters by Claire Cromwell
Chevron Coffee Cozy by Claire Cromwell
Simple Sidewasy Mitts by Andi Smith
A Mermaid Darkly by Yelena Dasher

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NoCKRs 2016 - UPDATE!

All spaces for the 2016 have been filled. Thanks everyone for your interest! The hardest part of the whole process was telling folks who didn’t get in. :( If you are on the waiting list--don’t despair. Sometimes life happens and there is a possibility. I wish we could have you all join us! :) :) :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Episode 101 - If you're cold, you're cold

The beginning of November has finally brought us the beginning of sweater weather, and as we delightfully exclaim this episode "When you're cold, you're cold." No apologies for putting on sweaters as the thermometer dips below 68ยบ this episode! In fact, we are rather gleeful to pull our old friends out of storage and welcome them back into our wardrobe rotation. (In fact, though I didn't mention it on the podcast, this editor is planning on wearing her big oversized Traveling Sweater later on this evening at an event.) And can I just add how wonderful it is to have shawls to drape around myself when I feel a chill? It's our season knitters and crocheters and if I have one piece of advise to give, it is this. Wear those knits! Don't keep them tucked away for "someday," or wait for the perfect outfit, or keep them reserved "for good." You invested time and money, so if you've made something lovely for yourself, wear it with pride.

In episode 101 we return to our regular segments and catch up on what we have been wearing, stalking, knitting, and finishing. These are our comfort segments, and as we enter the busy holiday season, it is good to focus on simple things that bring us pleasure and delight. I hope this episode finds you wrapped in warmth, with hook or needles in hand, and listening to your friendly knitting podcast friends!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Sharlene's Foggy Coast Cardigan
Focus Dress by Meiju K-P
Gayle's Focus Dress
Pressed Leaves by Alana Dakos
Gayle's Pressed Leaves beret

What are we stalking?
Check Meowt by Lauren Riker
Koa by Jennifer Dassau
Oats by tincanknits
Gayle is stalking this unreleased sweater
 (group photo at bottom of post)
Lady Eavan by Monika Sirna
Avalyn by Vanessa Smith
Amanda Perkins' blanket designs

What are we knitting?
Secret Garden by by Alana Dakos, search #secretgardenalong on social media
Simple Mitts
Charity hats
Longfellow by Michele Wang
Ecuador by Joji Locatelli
Toe-Up Gusset Heel Socks by Wendy Johnson
Gayle's knee sock

What have we finished?
Meditate by Elizabeth Doherty 
Sharlene's Meditate
Simple Mitts
Newsom by Bristol Ivy

Amanda aka smiley50's Jamberry shop

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