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The Yarniacs: A Knitting Podcast

Sep 18, 2015

I often think that Gayle and I talk too much about the weather. Really, on a knitting podcast, who wants to hear about the California drought? But it is undeniable, the weather, the drought and other external factors affect the items we knit. September and October are often the warmest months of the year for us, with temps peaking at 100°F but dipping at night into the 40s. This past summer was so hot and winter is an unknown. Whether El Niño brings us needed precipitation, or even cold temperatures remains to be seen. But for now, the occasional foggy day or brief rain shower brings smiles to our faces. Stangers comment to each other about how wonderful it feels to have a chill and some moisture in the air. It's a common thread in all our lives. 

But Gayle and I? We just keep right on knitting. We are adapting our knitting plans, our yarns, and the sweaters we stalk. The thought of not knitting? No, that doesn't enter our minds. With apologies to Elizabeth Zimmermann, we knit on with confidence and hope through all types of weather. We hope you will join us!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Inner Peace by Joji Locatelli
Armande by Andi Satterlund

What are we stalking?
Mithral by Carol Feller
Bonbon Shawlette by Fluffy Fibers
Lila Light by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Little Skein in the Big Wool
The Secret Garden shawl sneak peak
If you want to do a read-a-long, the book is available on Amazon in the Kindle edition for free.

What are we knitting?
Polaris by Hiroko Fukatsu
Whippet by Ankestrick
Coast by Holst Garn
Seacoast by Joji Locatelli
Rothko yarn by Abstract Fibers
Therapy by Laura Aylor

What have we finished?
Mia by Jennifer Wood
Armande by Andi Satterlund
Top Down by Elizabeth Doherty

Thanks to Lion Brand for the lovely blog post!

Some publications we mention:
Knit Edge Magazine, Issue 7 from Cooperative Press
Color Wheel Knits by Veera Valimaki
Knit, Wear, Love by Amy Herzog