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The Yarniacs: A Knitting Podcast

Jan 24, 2014

In our second episode of January, we remember and recognize that it is our second anniversary of producing this podcast. As we enter year 3 of podcasting, we have one small request. Would you give us an iTunes rating? You can do this in two ways, either by clicking to give us a "star" rating, or by writing a review. We hate to ask, really we do, but it would be nice to see our podcast appear in some of the lists and recommendations. If you feel so inclined, we would appreciate it.

Gayle and I end the podcast this week with a fun discussion about buttons and how to use buttons to enhance our garments as knitters and crocheters. It is fun and hopefully will inspire you to search for the perfect button for your fiber creations.

What are we wearing?
Bianca's Jacket by Michelle Rose Orne
Sharlene's jacket
Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Gayle's poncho

What are we stalking?
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
Owlie Socks by Julie Elswick Suchomel
Nightfall by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Barley hat by tincanknits
Braid Hills by Kate Davies
Lipstick by Joji Locatelli

What are we knitting?
Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu
Seamless Salomas Slippers by Megan Williams
Learn to Knit a Log Cabin Blanket by Staci Perry
Summer Festival by Georgie Hallam
Brickless by Martina Behm

What have we finished?
Hogwarts Express by Susan Ashcroft
Sharlene's Hogwarts
Sharlene hat for Halos of Hope
Solstice Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Gayle's Solstice
Tidal Sands by Anne Hanson
Gayle's Tidal Sands

We have a brief chat about buttons, our button choices, and how we personally choose buttons. We mention a few things to be aware of when button shopping. We hope you have something to add to the button discussion. Join us over on Ravelry!

The buttons pictured here are from my mom's button jar and particular favorites with which I loved to play as a child. I have memories of sorting by color, counting, and making up games with buttons. I had favorite buttons that I would search for again and again. The button jar was a favorite amusement of mine.
- Sharlene