Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ep 16: Fiber Friends and Feathered Co-Hosts

In this episode Marsha and Kelly talk about the fun they had at the Northern California Knitters Retreat (#NoCKRs on Instagram for more photos). The retreat was held at the St. Francis Retreat Center.  We had such a great time!  Thank you to the organizers, and thanks to Duren Dyeworks and Kicks and Giggles for donating the door prizes that we won.  Thanks also to Dizzy Blonde Studios, Miss Babs,
Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, Buffy Ann Designs, and Gnome Acres for all the goodies in our NoCKRs bags.

We had fun knitting and meeting new friends. We also found treasures in the destash room and made some stitch markers.
Our treasures from the destash room!

The charity for the retreat was Knitted Knockers.  Participants donated over 90 of them for women who have had mastectomies.

There was a show and tell of knitwear that led us to yet another discussion of fit!  We know we said we wouldn't discuss it again for awhile, but we learned some interesting things by looking at all those sweaters. 

After the retreat we enjoyed fabulous burgers at JJ's in San Juan Bautista.

After our  conversation about the retreat, I podcast with some feathered co-hosts about some of my upcoming adventures.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ep 15: Fits about Fit

In this episode we have a phone conversation about what Marsha has finished, what both of us are currently working on, and the ever-perplexing topic of fit.  The Custom Fit patterns are a huge breakthrough and  have taught us a lot, but there are other components of how a sweater fits.  For example, the texture of the yarn and what we feel comfortable wearing. 

Marsha's Custom Fit version of the Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig.

Marsha's Wisteria Shawl made with the Eidolon pattern by Lisa Mutch

In Progress for Awhile
Marsha's Tricolor and Pismo Beach Socks
Kelly has set aside her Frosty Mint Julep socks (Hoar Frost pattern by Louise Tilbrook) and the Niebling doily for the moment

Newly Cast On
Marsha's Blue Juno, in the Juno pattern by Yellowcosmo
We both started Crackerjack Cowls in honor of baseball season.  Kelly's cowl follows the SF Giants and Marsha's will be a scarf that follows the Seattle Mariners.

Warmth of Summer KAL Projects
Kelly is working on a cardigan in the Cherry Vanilla pattern by Thea Coleman in cotton, linen and silk threads held together.  She is also using this sweater for the Baby Cocktails KAL that Sarah and Kristi of the In a Sknit podcast are hosting.   And in order to continue with the Yarniacs "Love the Yarn you Have" challenge from the for the second quarter, she is also using coned yarn to make another Featherweight in cotton and linen.

Marsha is working on the Neskowin shell by Kay Hopkins.  This light shell is also in a summery cotton yarn.

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