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Relentless Knitting Podcast

Welcome to the Relentless Knitting Podcast! We’re so happy you've found us. We are two science teachers who knit based out of the beautiful Okanagan valley in British Columbia Canada. The goal of this podcast is to share our love of the fibre arts and foster community. Our focus will be knitting with flares of other hobbies and interests. We are both recent first time moms and we’ll be sharing some of our adventures in mommyhood. We own Relentless Knitting Company and are contracted by our local yarn store to teach knitting classes. Find us on facebook, twitter and the web at www.relentlessknitting.com and join our group on Ravelry - Relentless Knitting Company.
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Nov 7, 2019

EPISODE 58
Introductions
Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest
Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  Emily Tech Edits Ravelry. 

It’s been 198 days since our last podcast... where have we been?

Shout outs
KnitGirlWagner who is Christina from Sacramento. She’s learned at age 10 has been relentless for the past 15 years and is multicraftual. 
Ranuk who is @madeby_kasi on instagram and Karen in the face. She’s got little girls the same age as us, knits and crochets and was a test knitter for my Wine Bottle Sweater. 
AJBorthwick who is a grade 1 teacher in Port Moody and has been knitting for 35 years! She checked in with us on Facebook to make sure we were still alive ;) and has been binge listening to the podcast. Alison, did you have a favorite episode?

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com We’d also love to hear from you in our “Meet a Knitter” thread.

What's knitting now
Emily - A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold
Playdate by tin can knits in Black Cat custom decepticon for Lizzie
Gentlemans socks by Nancy Bush in Knitting Vintage socks. Knit in Sweet Georgia for Dan

Karla - 
Top down mittens of my own design for a shop sample in Halifax - Filtura di crosa wool polymide cotton (amazeballs)
Hat design

FO’s -
Emily - Llevant by isabelle kramer in cascade and Tofino Knit Co
Socks for me out of some Ancient Arts
Bunch of sock madness socks (inky and Canon)
Hat for Dan
Playdate Cardigan by Tin Can Knits in Flamingo Lounge colour way by TINK 

Karla -  
Chevron Cloud in The Fiber Co - Meadow and Drop Kid-Silk
Paulie Cowl by Lisa Hannes - Mosaic knitting class
Chunky Cable Slippers by KCN Design Team - repurposed an old leather jacket into soles
Short Row class butthole

Design features
Emily-  my socks are pretty snug
Karla - butthole dishcloth, no straight lines (knittin’ for thinkin’ vs knittin’ for drinkin’)


Knit-lit
None - back to podcasts. Loving Knitterviews by Vogue Knitting Magazine

Spinning
Emily -. I don’t even know why I own a wheel
Karla  - 200g of a two ply, washed soooooo much fleece from the farmer down the street, I took a weekend workshop on short forward draw with the Ponderosa Guild and it was perfect. (Kim McKenna)

Crafternoon/Sew-what
Emily - garden clean up. Hemmed a nightie for Lizzie
Karla - My craftroom!

Stash Enhancement
Emily- Mostly wool combs and a table loom. And maybe a few sweater bags (RIV creative, Ginger Snap) Probably a ton of yarn too, but don’t tell anyone. 

Karla - Crafty Jaks Colour Study Club, lots of sale yarn (lys, michaels and facebook)

Best laid plans
Emily - Zweig and humulus. Plus heel samples. I want to weave. 
Karla -store mittens, Santa hats, mom's socks, Ren's stocking

Podcast more...

KAL!
I raced Jocelyn
Fix it or Knix it with Two Ewes
#revelinknit2018/9 - keep up with your self care knitting! - ugh... not happening for me
Jan 1st - Humulus Cast on

Talky Talk
Emily -Sill have commit to knit prizes in the back of my head. One day I will send out prizes. coming up. Classes in Sooke Ewes to Yarns - It went really well, i’d love to tech it again
Karla - Yarn Okanagan June 6th, Retreat May 22
2020: In Focus

2020 In Focus
Looking to 2020 what do we want to focus on? What are you going to focus on?
Quarterly focus? Knitting, Spinning, FIbre Prep, Weaving. 
Specific Destash? I felt really successful after my commit to knit year. This year feels less productive. 

Adventures in Mommyhood
Emily- New routines for everyone. 
Karla - Kindie and a threenager

Inquiring minds
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Apr 22, 2019

EPISODE 57

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  Emily Tech Edits Ravelry.

 

Shout outs



Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com We’d also love to hear from you in our “Meet a Knitter” thread.

 

What's knitting now

Emily - Playdate Cardigan by Tin Can Knits in Flamingo Lounge colour way by TINK

A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

 

Karla -

1 more swatch

Mom’s cup of tea socks

Chevron Cloud by Espace Tricot

 

Hibernating

Woolly Lamb,

Aeon Vest by Hillary Smith-Calis,

Tulip bag,

Fougasse by Bristol Ivy - 2 sleeves & almost at raglan decreases.

Fintry - Knox Mountain Knit Co

Graphic Socks by Melissa Morgan Oakes

 

FO’s -

Emily -Friendship Shawl by Silivia McFadden out of Berocco Vintage chunky.

Smock Madness by elisabeth white in West Coast Colour sock yarn in an orange.

Demigorgons Lair by Dots Dabbles  socks in If sheep chewed bubble gum

Echos by liz harris socks in Black cat custom Fluorescent green and dark variegated grey



Karla -  Fidra - Gudrun Johnston

Copy.Cat C.C beanie by Emily Ingrid

Mini Cooper by Ginny Sturdy for my Dad

Harlow by Andrea Mowry

2 easter chicks, pattern adapted from Topsy Turvy Inside Out Toys - Susan B Anderson

Master Yoda





Design features

Emily-  Demogorgon - had to frog the leg twice - forgot to do the entire repeat around the leg. Echoes. Had to frong a leg - didn’t go up a needle size.

Karla - moving stitch markers

 

Knit-lit

Audiobook - Sally Goldenbaum

 

Talky Talk

Emily -Sill have commit to knit prizes in the back of my head. Life is soooo lifey right now. WWKIP day coming up. Classes in Sooke Ewes to Yarns

Karla -, yarn okanagan, cool arts collaborations, retreat lesson

 

KAL!

#revelinknit2018/9 - keep up with your selfcare knitting!

 

Signed up for the Wet Coast Wools year long bingo.

 

Spinning

Emily -. Finished a Endless Roving Merino/silk in  a great sunset orange. 2 ply short forward draw. Made rologs in a white-purple gradient. Just starting to spin those

Karla  - no spinning

 

Best laid plans

Emily - SOCK MADNESS, Canal Rings, Exploration Station. Play date for Lizzy. Sweater for me. Socks for Ains really, anything goes

Karla -retreat lesson

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - dug a garden, thinking of re threading my loom to plain weave instead of waffle.

Karla - finish weaving project

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Sweet Georgia, richard devries, black cat custom.. WHOOPS! Mohair

 

Karla - gift skein from pbfan65

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Sleep, and all the words. Bed times.

Karla - terrible 2s

 

Inquiring minds

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Mar 11, 2019

EPISODE 56

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  Emily Tech Edits Ravelry.

 

Shout outs

Kimberly sent us a sweet email telling us how much she loves the podcast! She has been loving the things she ordered from Sarah from RIV Creative and suggested we check out Sweet Skein O Mine in NS. We did, and the yarn looks AMAZING! Definitely worth a trip to the ole etsy store!

Also Hello to Ravelers Steph, Allison and Carla!

 

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com We’d also love to hear from you in our “Meet a Knitter” thread.

 

What's knitting now

Emily -  Smock Madness by elisabeth white in West Coast Colour sock yarn in an orange.

Playdate Cardigan by Tin Can Knits in Flamingo Lounge colour way by TINK

Friendship Shawl by Silivia McFadden out of Berocco Vintage chunky.

A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

 

Karla -

Fidra - Gudrun Johnston

Copy.Cat C.C beanie by Emily Ingrid

Mini Cooper by Ginny Sturdy for my Dad

Soooo many Swatches!

 

Hibernating

Woolly Lamb,

Aeon Vest by Hillary Smith-Calis,

Tulip bag,

Fougasse by Bristol Ivy - 2 sleeves & almost at raglan decreases.

My cup of tea socks - Robyn Lynn for my Mom

Fintry - Knox Mountain Knit Co

Harlow by Andrea Mowry

Graphic Socks by Melissa Morgan Oakes

 

FO’s -

Emily -Red Heart it’s a wrap knit for Edie by Isabell Kramer

Vanilla socks in Sweet Georgia with a FLK heel

Karla -  Casa Loma Vest as a shop sample for Kelowna Yarn, by Casa Loma Jacket by Sachiko Burgin, West Yorkshire Spinners Re:treat Chunky Roving



Design features

Emily-  Gauge smage! Playdate cardigan needs to restart. Forgot a few smocks in Smock madness. A joyful thread - Frog pond

Karla - moss stitch

 

Knit-lit

Audiobook - Sally Goldenbaum

 

Talky Talk

Emily - 5 winners for CommitToKnit so everyone will get something, they’ll just need to be patient… :D

Karla - Thinking a lot about my knitting to do list : write a gauge blog post to share with the guild, lesson plan for the sorrento retreat, tech editor course, yarn okanagan planning, cool arts collaborations.

 

Taught a coworker to knit!

 

KAL!

Thinking about 2019...

#committoknit2018 - I’ll close the thread on my birthday, jan 23. I’m done! I took an extra 3 days

#revelinknit2018/9 - keep up with your selfcare knitting!

 

Signed up for the Wet Coast Wools year long bingo.

 

Spinning

Emily -. Ordered 3D bobbins for my sweater spin.

Karla  -Finished the Rambouillet spin from knitmas 2019. Another spin for a shawl set ongoing.

 

Best laid plans

Emily - SOCK MADNESS, Canal Rings, Exploration Station.

Karla - get back to the hibernation list, last things to organize for YO

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - When warping goes wrong.

Karla - 4/6 project bags finished and a sock snake

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Vegas Yarn from Hubs.

Karla -

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Sleeping better. All the sicknesses.

Karla - bunkbed

 

Inquiring minds

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Jan 27, 2019

EPISODE 54

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  Emily Tech Edits Ravelry.

 

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com We’d also love to hear from you in our “Meet a Knitter” thread.

 

What's knitting now

Emily -  Red Heart it’s a wrap knit for Edie by Isabell Kramer

A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

 

Karla -Fougasse by Bristol Ivy - 2 sleeves & almost at raglan decreases.

My cup of tea socks - Robyn Lynn for my Mom

Fintry - Knox Mountain Knit Co

Harlow by Andrea Mowry

Graphic Socks by Melissa Morgan Oakes

 

Hibernating

Woolly Lamb, Aeon Vest by Hillary Smith-Calis, Tulip bag

 

FO’s -

Emily -Stephen West Speckle and Pop! Mystery KAL - out of all of the Sweet Georgia

Karla -  nothing finished, lots going on.

 

Design features

Emily-  Stitch count is off but, meh. And I missed some decreases and increases… Whoops!

Karla - forgotten button hole

 

Knit-lit

Audiobook - Death by Cashmere & Patterns in the Sand by Sally Goldenbaum

 

Talky Talk

Emily - Happy birthday to me. The thread is closed.

Karla - I HAVE mailed out prizes. Thinking a lot about my knitting to do list : write a gauge blog post to share with the guild, lesson plan for the sorrento retreat, tech editor course, yarn okanagan planning, cool arts collaborations.

 

KAL!

Thinking about 2019...

#committoknit2018 - I’ll close the thread on my birthday, jan 23. I’m done! I took an extra 3 days

#revelinknit2018/9 - keep up with your selfcare knitting!

 

Signed up for the Wett Coast Wools year long bingo.



Spinning

Emily -. Got my wheel back. But haven’t spun anything yet

Karla -1.5 bobbins in on the Rambouillet spin from knitmas 2019. Planning for a traditional 3ply.

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Finish the WIPS, Socks for my aunt, and a shawl for my SIL

Karla - my lesson planning list.

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Warping warping warping.

Karla - planned three project bags, fabric is washed and ironed, just needs pieces cut.

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Tussah silk from Knit NIght and a large quantity of Berroco Vintage Chunky

Karla - nope, pattern gifted to me and I may need one more skein to finish it. Sheltered by Andrea Mowry in Berroco Voyage

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Sleep. I just need sleep. ←- This.

Karla- freaking out about kindergarten registration

 

Inquiring minds

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Jan 6, 2019

EPISODE 54

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  Emily Tech Edits Ravelry.

 

Shout outs

QuietRiotGrrrl - Mary from Bloomington Indiana

Thisastridpurins - Astrid from Perth Australia

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com

We’ve had some great posts in both the KAL threads and a Meet the Knitter segment! Thank you!

 

What's knitting now

Emily -  Red Heart it’s a wrap knit for Edie by Isabell Kramer

A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Stephen West Speckle and Pop! Mystery KAL - out of all of the Sweet Georgia

 

Karla

Fougasse by Bristol Ivy - 2 sleeves, button band modification math and body cast on

My cup of tea socks - Robyn Lynn for my Mom

Fintry - Knox Mountain Knit Co

Harlow by Andrea Mowry

Graphic Socks by Melissa Morgan Oakes

 

Hibernating

Woolly Lamb, Aeon Vest by Hillary Smith-Calis, Tulip bag

 

FO’s -

Emily -FLK vanilla socks in turtle purl self striping sock yarn Mistletoe Kisses colour way. AND Apex shawl by Knox Mtn Knit Co in Gauge dye works Knox Fade colourway

Tea cup socks in Black Cat Custom BFL base

 

Karla -

Arne and Carlos Christmas Stocking for Locke

Forager Scarf - Nicola Hodges

Basic Classic Worsted Mittens - Jocelyn Tunney

Land of Leaves Hat - Marianne Bjerkman

 

Design features

Emily-  turning a stitch pattern did not work.

Karla - No charts ugh otherwise everyone is behaving, oh wait, frogged 3” of fougasse



Knit-lit

Fleece Navidad - Maggie Stefton

CBC - Trigger mitts Radi

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-december-16-2018-1.4928642/newfoundland-knitters-rescue-trigger-mitts-from-extinction-1.4928652

https://www.amazon.ca/Saltwater-Mittens-Newfoundland-Heritage-Designs/dp/1775234584/ref=asc_df_1775234584/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=292939055252&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2484274022866859667&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=20117&hvlocphy=9001523&hvtargid=pla-570754451258&psc=1



Talky Talk

Emily -

Karla - I have not mailed out prizes, planning for YO, Lesson plan for Sorrento retreat, tech editor course, 2019 aspirations #revelinknit continues, classes at kelowna yarn



KAL!

Thinking about 2019...

#committoknit2018 - I’ll close the thread on my birthday, jan 23. I’m done! I took an extra 3 days

#revelinknit2018 - keep up with your selfcare knitting!



Spinning

Emily -. None, but I’ve got big plans for 2019

Karla - Planned and organized my 2019 goal of spinning a sweater quantity. I have the braid Emily gave me for knitmas lined up first as a get to know you on the wheel.



Best laid plans

Emily - Finish all the WIPS and socks for my aunt.

 

Karla - Finish Wips (Fougasse, Aeon vest, harlow hat, graphic and tea socks) cleaned up the closet stash and left the things I really want to knit in the bin, everything else in storage. Shop the stash 2019

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily -It was christmas, we made cookies.

Karla - nuts and bolts

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Knitmas, 4 skeins of sweet Georgia sock yarn… An accidental sweater quantity from Beehive.   

Karla - Knitmas

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Sleep. I just need sleep.

Karla- kid

 

Inquiring minds

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Oct 25, 2018

EPISODE 53

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  Emily Tech Edits Ravelry.

 

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com

We’ve had some great posts in both the KAL threads and a Meet the Knitter segment! Thank you!

 

What's knitting now

Emily - FLK vanilla socks in turtle purl self striping sock yarn Mistletoe Kisses colour way. AND Apex shawl by Knox Mtn Knit Co in Gauge dye works Knox Fade colourway

 

Hibernation -A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Stephen West Speckle and Pop! Mystery KAL - out of all of the Sweet Georgia

 

Karla

Arne and Carlos Christmas Stocking

Harlow by Andrea Mowry

Graphic Socks by Melissa Morgan Oakes

 

Hibernating

Woolly Lamb, Aeon Vest by Hillary Smith-Calis, Fintry shawl, Tulip bag, Irish Fougasse

 

FO’s -

Emily - The doodler by Stephen West in green, gold and purple by Sweet Fibre. Vanilla socks with turtle purls self striping sock yarn on a sparkle base. They’re amazeballs. blanket for baby. Friendship Shawl by Sylvia McFadden in Hinterland Range Honey.

 

Karla - Mark’s hat

 

Design features

Emily-  Bad stitch count on Apex. Ripped back to add extra lace motif to Friendship

Karla - snowman hat had no buffer, blip in brioche

 

Talky Talk

Emily - I Mailed out prizes!!!! Still one waiting to get to kelowna, but it has made it to kelowna and should be delivered soon.

Karla - Summer Knitting Bingo Winners!  tech editing

 

Knit-lit

Casting Off - Nicole R Dickson

The Knitting Circle - Ann Hood

 

KAL!

New KALs for 2018! We’re 6 months in!

#committoknit2018 - Plus I”m going to make minis out of my handspun tidbits.

#revelinknit2018 - keep up with your selfcare knitting!

#Summerknittingbingo

 

Thinking about 2019...

Spinning

Emily -. Did wwsip, then lent my wheel to Sarah at my LYS I’ll get it back for the new year for all of my plans

Karla - Went to the Spin In - Enhanced the stash



Best laid plans

Emily - Commit to knit is almost in the bag. Apex, Vanilla socks and one more pair of socks Thinking about making them with a pattern to spice things up, but I’m worried about being able to knit them while visiting in Dec.. After that do the t shirt for a yarn review, and start spinning for a sweater. Promised Ains a cardigan with all the buttons we see at the LYS.

 

Karla - knitmas, stockings, secret santa, gift exchange

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily -Making halloween bags, put the handles on wrong, but got the button holes in for lights so it all works out. Also have started a knit night in Sooke and it’s taken off!

Karla -

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Nothing that I can think of…  

Karla - Knitscene, targee, wool/alpaca

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Will not pee. Walking, Abandonment for Chicago. Bedtime drama all the time.

Karla- Babes leveled up!

 

Inquiring minds

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Sep 5, 2018

EPISODE 52

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry.

 

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com

We’ve had some great posts in both the KAL threads and a Meet the Knitter segment! Thank you!

 

What's knitting now

Emily - The doodler by Stephen West in green, gold and purple by Sweet Fibre. Vanilla socks with turtle purls self striping sock yarn on a sparkle base. They’re amazeballs.

Sweater for Baby, blanket for baby.

 

Hibernation -A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Stephen West Speckle and Pop! Mystery KAL - out of all of the Sweet Georgia

Cast on socks for dan in Joma Yarn’s tofino colour way

 

Karla - Woolly Lamb, Aeon Vest by Hillary Smith-Calis, Mark’s hat

 

FO’s -

Emily - Dotted Rays, Flax for Ains

 

Karla -

Layer Cake by Knox Mountain Knit Co, Turtle Dove by Espace Tricot (Lisa Culow), Hiraeth hat by Caitlyn Ffrench, wooly lamb

 

Design features

Emily-  nada. I think I’ve got this

Karla - twisted rib, only one sheep

 

Talky Talk

Emily -  I’ll give away prizes before the end of the month. I swear. I’ll do it. * This is the same thing I said last month.

Karla - Summer Knitting Bingo, armstrong fair, knit-lit, tech editing!

 

KAL!

New KALs for 2018! We’re 6 months in!

#committoknit2018 - Plus I”m going to make minis out of my handspun tidbits.

#revelinknit2018 - keep up with your selfcare knitting!

#Summerknittingbingo

 

Spinning

Emily -. What’s spinning? WWSIP Sept 15

Karla - I wish but 2019 goals



Best laid plans

Emily - Stay on track for #committoknit2018 the keep a shawl and a pair of socks going for the rest of the year (4 of shawls, 3 pairs of socks) Maybe knit the kiddo a birthday sweater?

 

Karla - knitmas

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily -Took my mug rugs off the loom. They’re ok. Have a warp measured for tea towels. Making Kombucha. Lots of baking. Bought supplies to make halloween bags.

Karla -

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Allllll the knitmas.

Karla - Vogue Knitting Book

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- She’s 4. And 1. Bikes. Work.

Karla- Preschool!

 

Inquiring minds

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Jul 11, 2018

EPISODE 51

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry.

 

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com

We’ve had some great posts in both the KAL threads and a Meet the Knitter segment! Thank you!

 

NinnyKnitter for the amazing review on iTunes.

 

Design features

Emily-  I frogged dotted rays because clearly I can’t read or follow directions.

Karla - missing stitches, nothing serious

 

What's knitting now

Emily - Dotted Rays V2.0

 

Hibernation -A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Stephen West Speckle and Pop! Mystery KAL - out of all of the Sweet Georgia

Cast on socks for dan in Joma Yarn’s tofino colour way

 

Karla - Woolly Lamb, Layer Cake, Harlow (brioche hat) by Andrea Mowry in koigu

 

FO’s -

Emily - Messaline

 

Karla -

Goldfinch Shawl by Andrea Mowry

 

Talky Talk

Emily -  I’ll give away prizes before the end of the month. I swear. I’ll do it.

Karla - Yarn Okanagan YAY! Summer Knitting Bingo, armstrong fair, Yarned and Dangerous



KAL!

New KALs for 2018! We’re 6 months in!

#committoknit2018 - Shipped prizes, got some more in stash now. Plus I”m going to make minis out of my handspun tidbits.

#revelinknit2018 - keep up with your selfcare knitting!

#Summerknittingbingo

 

Spinning

Emily -. What’s spinning?

Karla - I wish



Best laid plans

Emily - Stay on track for #committoknit2018 the keep a shawl and a pair of socks going for the rest of the year (4 of shawls, 3 pairs of socks) Maybe knit the kiddo a birthday sweater?

 

Karla - finish the advent pattern, waiting to hear if I got the tech editor bursary

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Carry on Bag. Still need to do some finishing on it. Made my dress for the wedding. I just need to hem it. Super happy.

Karla - backpack

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Sweater quantity for Ains’ birthday sweater.

 

Karla - nada, well sorta, Espace Tricot

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Night time potty training. Nap dropping. EAT YER DINNER!!!!!

 

Karla- Off for the summer, always sick, full time Momming, swimming, the never ending saga of shows.

 

Inquiring minds

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Jun 5, 2018

EPISODE 50 - Nifty nifty look who’s 50!

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry.

 

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com

We’ve had some great posts in both the KAL threads and a Meet the Knitter segment! Thank you!

 

What's knitting now

Emily -  Messaline by Bristol Ivy in Bumblebirch Heartwood base Shadow colour.

 

Hibernation -A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Stephen West Speckle and Pop! Mystery KAL - out of all of the Sweet Georgia

Cast on socks for dan in Joma Yarn’s tofino colour way

 

Karla - beach bag with knitting club, Goldfinch Shawl by Andrea Mowry in Paintbox cotton, Harlow (brioche hat) by Andrea Mowry in koigu

 

FO’s -

Emily -Mister invested by the unapologetic knitter in black cat custom demonhunter colourway.

Rose City Rollers in Round Mountain Fibers 100% merino base in the Succulent colourway. With Contrasting Sweet Georgia heels and toes.

 

Karla -

Baby kimonos and matching garter stitch earflap hats!

 

Talky Talk

Emily -  Sponsor our KAL’s! Thank you to Seaside Yarn and Button for their generous donation. WWKIP And thank you to creative collette for the HUGE bag of prizes to give away!

Karla - Sorrento Knitting Retreat, Yarn Okanagan, O’Keefe Ranch - interview with Kathleen of A Twisted Purl

 

Interview with Kathleen of A Twisted Purl in Armstrong BC

 

KAL!

New KALs for 2018! We’re 6 months in!

#committoknit2018 - Shipped prizes, got some more in stash now. Plus I”m going to make minis out of my handspun tidbits.

#revelinknit2018 - keep up with your selfcare knitting!

 

Design features

Emily-  Messaline doesn’t line up with a chart. I think I can fudge it. Dropped a stitch on the sleeve cuff but didn’t change stitch count. Stitch is looped on a stitch marker

Karla - goldfinch lace



Spinning

Emily -. Chain plied my corriedale singles. Finished the 100% superwash merino by Vivid Yarn Studio. Made it a worsted spun traditional 2 ply. Started a Merino Silk by Endless Roving I’ll call the colour sunset orange. I’m going for a worsted spun fingering weight 2 ply.

Karla - nada, although I gifted some handspun and it was very well received.

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Stay on track for #committoknit2018 finish Messaline by the end of May the keep a shawl and a pair of socks going for the rest of the year (4 of shawls, 3 pairs of socks)

 

Karla - finish the advent pattern, layer cake by knox mountain knit co out of fino, finish my cotton tee

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - I made a dress muslin. Made a tote bag, got my real fabric cut for my dress. Still need to make the carry on bag but found super cute stockinette fabric.

Karla - nada

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Review yarn from Round Mountain Fibers - corriedale fleece, spinning wheel, 100% wool

 

Karla - Sorrento retreat/birthday haul

 

Meet the Knitter - Amy

Name: Amy McKay

Raverly alias: amyelisha

Other Social media? @amyelisha on instagram (my account is private to protect pictures of my daughter, but I do love connecting with other knitters so don’t be shy about sending me a follow request!)

When and how did you first learn to knit? I think it was in 2014, and I learned by watching YouTube videos. Every time I encountered a new stitch or technique I would just watch videos and practice until I figured it out. My own grandmothers had long since stopped knitting by the time I had an interest, but I’m hoping to teach my daughter in a few more years.

What was your first project? A cotton dishcloth. I knit 3 of them on some terrible plastic needles from Michael’s, but despite some dropped stitches and random yarn overs, they are still workhorses stashed away with my cleaning supplies!

What is your biggest knitting disaster? Hmm. Nothing comes to mind really. I tend to stop long before something ends disastrously (in knitting..not necessarily in life!). I knit a Gaptastic Cowl as one of my earliest projects, before I knew what gauge was, and it was monstrously huge. I’m talking, could-have-clothed-a-linebacker big. Needless to say, it got frogged!

What are you most proud of as a knitter? I’m proud to create beautiful, useful, long lasting items that can be tangible examples for my loved ones of how much I care about them (because it’s a big time & energy investment!). And, when I knit for myself, I’m proud to engage in an activity that is a powerful act of self care both in the actual making of the thing, and then in the wearing of it. It really feels like I’m nurturing myself when I cast on something lovely with only myself in mind. We should really call it self-love knitting, rather than selfish knitting!

What are you favorite items to knit? Stuffed toys for the important tiny humans in my life, and shawls for myself

Are you a process knitter or a product knitter? I’m both! I used to be more of a product knitter but the more time goes on the more I’ve found that the act of knitting has become incredibly important to my well being. I’m a stay-at-home parent now, and it is hands down the most difficult job I’ve ever had (and I used to literally save babies for a living as an NICU nurse). Knitting allows me to satisfy so many of own needs: for mental stimulation, quiet alone time, and creative expression, all of which are hard to come by at this stage of my life. So, process has become extremely important to me as well. That said, I can’t fully engage in a project unless the finished object is something I’m excited to gift or wear. What it will be definitely still matters.

Do you have any knitting goals? Projects? Techniques? I’d love to learn brioche, dive into sweater making, and eventually learn enough of the math involved to begin tech editing. Math doesn’t come easily to me, but I love editing. I can learn, right?

Do you do any other fiber arts other than knitting? Not yet, but I have grand plans to learn embroidery, weaving, sewing, and rug punching. I want to learn it all! Especially sewing, I am most excited about eventually being able to make my own clothes and stop relying on fast fashion, which isn’t in line with my values and not the example for resource stewardship that I want to set for my daughter. But because she is so little, and free time is so scarse, new hobbies have to wait a while.

Do you have any other super powers other than knitting? Momming. Thats a super power right?? I never really felt that i had a “true calling” until my child was born. Mothering, while certainly not all unicorns and rainbows, is really a natural aptitude for me. I’m good at it, and I love it (most days). I used to be a pretty good writer too, back in the day, and I can pick up new languages easily. I’m also a PADI Divemaster, which means I can teach some scuba diving courses and guide other divers around sites. I’m an excellent shark spotter! If there is one to be found or spotted in the distance, I promise i’ll see it.

Anything else you’d like to tell the world? (shameless self promotion!) I’m incredibly passionate about feminism (intersectional or bust), and birth and the myriad of ways the two intersect. And I’ll happily chat about either with anyone, anytime!

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Tooth pop!! Nap schedule has been terrible! THREENAGER temper tantrums.

Karla- So stoked and so bummed

 

Inquiring minds

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Apr 22, 2018

EPISODE 49

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry.

 

Shout outs

SKuehnel - Sharilyn in Kelowna! @weekdaysfromscratch

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com

 

What's knitting now

Emily -  Messaline by Bristol Ivy in Bumblebirch Heartwood base Shadow colour.

Mister invested by the unapologetic knitter in black cat custom demonhunter colourway.

Hibernation -A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Stephen West Speckle and Pop! Mystery KAL - out of all of the Sweet Georgia

Cast on socks for dan in Joma Yarn’s tofino colour way

 

Karla - Graphic Socks, Afterthought everything socks, baby sweater and advent design, beach bag, fougasse by bristol ivy

 

FO’s -

Emily -Tin Can Knits Flax for Me in Custom Woolen mills Mule Spun 2 ply in Teal

Coquihalla Hat by Knox Mt Knit Co in Black Cat customs Lets get Worsted base

Mood of March hat by Katrin Schubert in Willow and Lark Woodland by LoveKnitting.com

 

Karla -

Halloween Socks

Constellate by Hunter Hammerson - Willow and Lark Plume held double with Lorna’s Lace’s

Cornflower Mittens

Weekender Pullover



KAL!

#stashtogiftknit2017 - still haven’t sent our prizes, will happen this week.

 

New KALs for 2018!

#committoknit2018 - Draw is happening ASAP

#revelinknit2018 - Thank you @porthardy1 for donating a prize

 

Design features

Emily-  Dropped a few stitches in the 2 colour brioche. Fun times. - leveled up

Karla - twisted purl stitch, worried about the hardiness of yarn on weekender

 

Spinning

Emily -. Finished Smith and Ewe Merino/silk in a 3 ply

Finished a 3 ply BFL by Totally Inked yarn

finished a bobbin of corriedale singles to Chain ply soon.

 

Karla - Spinning was awesome for about the first 2 weeks of March and then it didn’t happen.



Best laid plans

Emily - Stay on track for #committoknit2018 finish Messaline by the end of May the keep a shawl and a pair of socks going for the rest of the year (4 of each!!)

Karla - aeon vest

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Tough love sock in pistachio. Whoops! Braids by Endless Roving and fibrecraft.Won some yarn the pop up shop at the Victoria public market.

 

Karla - knit crate, loveknitting.com

 

Review

Loveknitting.com Willow and Lark - Woodland & Plume http://www.relentlessknitting.com/blog/loveknittingcom-review



Talky Talk

Emily -  Sponsor our KAL’s! Thank you to Seaside Yarn and Button for their generous donation. WWKIP

Karla - pub night knitting, sorrento retreat, Kelowna Yarn and Needlecraft fire, tapestry weaving, new car, spring break, fibres west

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Weaving Mug rugs… Sewing project bags for gifts. Easter egg dyeing roving. Rologs

Karla - Mr Maker, needle felting, easter egg dye roving

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- 2 in 1 room. Crawling so soon

Karla- go go go!

 

Inquiring minds

Tell us about you! Join us on Ravelry or our Facebook page

 

Feb 19, 2018

EPISODE 47A3 Balls Deep

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com

What's knitting now

Emily -  My own Flax out of custom woolen mills in a teal colour.

Hibernation -A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Stephen West Speckle and Pop! Mystery KAL - out of all of the Sweet Georgia

Cast on socks for dan in Joma Yarn’s tofino colour way

 

Karla - Graphic Socks, Cornflower Mittens, Weekender Pullover, Halloween Socks, Afterthought everything socks

 

FO’s -

Emily -Tin Can Knits Flax for Dan in Custom Woolen mills Mule Spun 2 ply black (it’s love)

Barley hats for the girls in hand spun hand dyed corriedale

Classic cuffed hat by Purl Soho in hand spun corriedale for Larry

Gramps trifecta for baby Schramm

 

Karla -

Thistle by Julie Partie out of old stash handspun, my first traditional 3ply, my gauge is not going to work for the pattern so not a lot of progress has been made on in because I’m having to figure out the numbers myself and using it as a construction guide. Cutest sweater though.

Myra Cowl in gradient handspun dyed by muse fibreworks

Montreal Hat

Spirit Bear Hat

Decemberist



KAL!

#stashtogiftknit2017 WINNERS!

Congratulations to @irylknits @blondewithbrains @neets_knits @knittywittyshelle @vcomba5302 @collette_beyer for Q4 entries!

 

The Grand Prize winner is @bonniegoespublic with 30 gifts knit in 2017!

 

New KALs for 2018!

#committoknit2018

#revelinknit2018

 

Design features

Emily-  nada

Karla - cornflower mitts require too much brain. Slipper socks too small. Stolen hat.



Spinning

Emily -. Finished 2 ply of Murkey Waters 80/20 merino mulberry silk by totally inked yarn.

Made a 2 play woolen yarn for the Classic cuffed hat.

Did my first singles of Merino Silk by Smith and Ewe for a traditional 3 ply.

 

Karla - nope but devoting March to spinning



Best laid plans

Emily - Matching family sweaters.Stay on track for #committoknit2018  cast on Black cat custom yarn. Bristol Ivy Messaline in bumblebirch

Karla - I need a vest (mielie nope aeon vest), and a cabled sweater (raspberry delight nope fougasse)

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Weaving Bench, 2 boat shuttles, weaving stuffs.. Mini Skeins, Mug rugs, house broach.+Knitmas

 

Karla - Spirit yarn from guild meeting, knit crate +Knitmas



Talky Talk

Emily -  Sponsor our KAL’s (Thank you Joanne aka @porthardy1), Stash.

Karla - Yarn Okanagan classes, Sorento retreat, knit club at school, wine along, Tattoos

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Weaving Mug rugs… hope to sew soon.

Karla - Nada

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- sick baby, SAHM

Karla- moving homes

 

Inquiring minds

Tell us about you! Join us on Ravelry or our Facebook page

 

Dec 7, 2017

RadiKAL knitting

 

#stashtogiftknit2017 Wrap it up!

Please have all entries in by January 8th, 2018! In the year long thread, please put a total of gifts knit in bold at the top of your list! I hope all the recipients love their gifts!

 

#committoknit2018

 

Post your original photo of 12 skeins (or 12 projects worth) of yarn. As you complete each project post EDIT your original post to add the photo of your FO.

You will get an entry for each FO you post. FO projects MUST be in your original #committoknit2018 photo. Anyone who completes all 12 project before December 31, 2018 will be entered into a grand prize draw.

I’ll put up a project back for each quarter and a TATT sock bag for the grand prize.

We are still looking for sponsors for this KAL. If you have something you would like to contribute please contact emily@relentlessknitting.com or via instagram or ravelry.

 

#revelinknit2018

 

This year our focus is self care knitting and knitting the things you want for yourself! #revelinknit2018 is to encourage you to knit less for others and more for you! You heard me! Knit for yourself!

We’re keeping it simple, post FOs here, post WIPS here, heck chatter away here! Prizes will be drawn quarterly and everyone and anyone who is participating in this thread qualifies! Additional prizes will be drawn for participants on instagram!

We’re here to encourage and be uplifting to our fellow knitters so revel in knit!

Nov 22, 2017

EPISODE 47

A Big ball of Knit

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com

What's knitting now

Emily - Tin Can Knits Flax for Dan in Custom Woolen mills Mule Spun 2 ply black (it’s love)

Cast on socks for dan in Joma Yarn’s tofino colour way

Stephen West Speckle and Pop! Mystery KAL - out of all of the Sweet Georgia

Hibernation -A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Karla-  

Thistle by Julie Partie out of old stash handspun, my first traditional 3ply, my gauge is not going to work for the pattern so not a lot of progress has been made on in because I’m having to figure out the numbers myself and using it as a construction guide. Cutest sweater though.

Myra Cowl in gradient handspun dyed by muse fibreworks

Halloween socks

FO’s -

Emily -No.

Karla -

Crosshatch by Benjamin Mathews is a for a store sample at Kelowna Yarn and Needlecrafts knit our of Cascade Eco Duo and Poems.

Added length to the brioche scarf

Handspun hat for my sister in law out of Vivid dyeworks.

 

KAL!

#stashtogiftknit2017

The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!

It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop us a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!

What’s coming in Q4.... Winter

Basic rules apply this quarter, 1. Must be a gift 2. Knit from stash predating 2017 gets you a second entry. Start updating the year-long thread, grand prizes will be drawn from that thread.

Design features

Emily-  made my yarn go weird doing magic loop sleeves. Had to cut it and rejoin. .

Karla - knitting angels

Spinning

Emily -. Finished the first single of a braid Murkey Waters 80/20 merino mulberry silk by totally inked yarn. Started the second single. Will be a 2 ply.

Karla - Corridale something in yellow on the wheel

Sponsors!

Caitlyn Ffrench

Knox Mountain Knit Co

Chantal of Mudpunch

Jess of Haven Fiber Arts

Vanessa of Atelier 425

Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman

Sylvia of Softsweater Knits

Jenni from the Lone Larch Podcast has offered money for shipping prizes!

Best laid plans

Emily - Matching family sweaters. Gramps for our friends that are expecting. Finish all the WIPS

Karla - I need a vest (mielie), and a cabled sweater (raspberry delight)

Stash Enhancement

Emily-cascade 220 in grey and blue for gramps, Nancy’s Knit Knacks ball winder (love), sock set of chao goo dpns. 3 skeins of turtle purl sock yarn are on their way to me (thank you instagram) I have a RIV creative custom sweater bag and notions pouch with a progress keeper that says will trade husband for yarn. It’s being muled down the island for me.

Karla - Koigu from the Fibre Nook, knit picks sport,

Sponsors!

Denise of Sock Ruler

Brenda of Two Sticks and Ewe

Sara of Riv Creative

Sally of Yarn Friendly

Kristan McIntyre

Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram

Talky Talk

Emily - Knit and chat, Yarn review!! Red Heart Scrubby Cotton

Karla -Yarn and beer tasting, secret santa, Kel Yarn KAL, Caitlin Ffrench, Yarn Okanagan

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - nope, but I need to hem dans pants and I want to make some project bags

Karla - sewing bags

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- new bed, bottles, Go the F*ck to sleep, bad back!

Karla- No more nursing, toddler exercise, tickle tickle, jabber box, deep in thought(s)

Inquiring minds

Tell us about you! Join us on Ravelry or our Facebook page

 

Oct 19, 2017

EPISODE 46 -

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music or send us an email with feedback at mail@relentlessknitting.com

What's knitting now

Emily - Tin Can Knits Flax for Dan in Custom Wollen milles Mule Spun 2 ply black (its llove)

Stephen West Speckle and Popl Mystery KAL - out of all of the Sweet Georgia

 

Hibernation -A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Karla-  Weird knitting vibe lately....

Thistle by Julie Partie out of old stash handspun, my first traditional 3ply, my gauge is not going to work for the pattern so not a lot of progress has been made on in because I’m having to figure out the numbers myself and using it as a construction guide. Cutest sweater though.

Crosshatch by Benjamin Mathews is coming along nicely for a store sample at Kelowna Yarn and Needlecrafts

Hibernation

Halloween Short Socks (almost done one and will give michelle her needle back), Regn Mittens-frogged- need to figure out what to do with the boucle yarn, and Sunny Side Up Tee (It’ll come back out in the new year, I’d like it for spring)

 

FO’s -

Emily - Flax for Bug and Lizzy in Berocco Vintage DK dark purple. Using smaller needles and not worried about gauge.

Karla -

Modified Yellow Tail Shawl by Taiga Hillard - all the feels

Bird! By Arne & Carlos

Tea pot and mug rug ($3.50 on rav) out of new yarns from Kelowna Yarn and Needlecrafts for Beer and Yarn tasting night November 6th, tickets $35 before October 31st.

KAL!

WINNERS!

Amyelisha, wapiticreek, irylknits, neets_knits, madebyjessb, bonniegoespublic

#stashtogiftknit2017

The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!

It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop us a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!

What’s coming in Q4.... Winter

Basic rules apply this quarter, 1. Must be a gift 2. Knit from stash predating 2017 gets you a second entry. Start updating the year-long thread, grand prizes will be drawn from that thread.

Design features

Emily-  mystery shawl dropped and shifted the stitch pattern nobody will ever know.

Karla - hard to tell C1 from C2 in the crosshatch shawl sometimes

Spinning

Emily -. Started a braid Murkey Waters 80/20 merino mulberry silk by totally inked yarn. Will be a 2 ply.

Karla - Ponderosa Guild Spin in tomorrow and I don’t know what I’m spinning yet. I have a bag of different fibres I might just bring to play with but also thinking a two ply is something I have sitting in stash for a new hat.

Sponsors!

Caitlyn Ffrench

Knox Mountain Knit Co

Chantal of Mudpunch

Jess of Haven Fiber Arts

Vanessa of Atelier 425

Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman

Sylvia of Softsweater Knits

Jenni from the Lone Larch Podcast has offered money for shipping prizes!

Best laid plans

MATCHING FAMILY SWEATERS!!! All the hats for winter, all the shawls from Knit City

Karla - I need a vest (mielie), and a cabled sweater (raspberry delight)

Stash Enhancement

Emily- 2 craftsy classes. Felicia low  spinning colour and JC boggs from worsted to woolen (?) Felcia low - dying to knit and spin. Yarnitecture. Best Knits Volume 1. Gentle Armour by Silvia McFadden. Apex kit from Knox Mt. Knit Co. Black Cat custom yarn Workhorse sock in ‘in the navy’. Firestone in the Lets get worsted base. 3x hinterland range in Honey. Sweet Fiber super sweet sock in chartruse, spanish coin, alizarin. Merino DK twist in driftwood and Bruin. Stitch markers from RIV Creative. 2 sweater quantities of Custom Wollen mills in soft black and magenta. Stacking stitch marker rings from Kristn Mcintyre.

Karla - Thrummed mitten kit from Stashandknit, new tin can knits pattern, knit city bag, spinning tools, mittens book and yarn for boston terrier mittens, BALL WINDER!

Sponsors!

Denise of Sock Ruler

Brenda of Two Sticks and Ewe

Sara of Riv Creative

Sally of Yarn Friendly

Kristan McIntyre

Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram

Talky Talk

Emily - slowing down, bridie swap, new shirt from selene

Karla -Knit Om, Knit City and Arne and Carlos, and yarn and beer tasting!

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily -made a blanket ladder

Karla - pulled off the socks in stereo bag! I love tapestry weaving! Need to sew more and some toys for the boys for christmas.

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- new bed, bottles,

Karla- The baby is walking! The toddler is getting time outs and it’s working!

Inquiring minds

Tell us about you! Join us on Ravelry or our Facebook page

Sep 6, 2017

EPISODE 45 -

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

Shout outs

Penny4yourthought introduced herself in the Rav group, so did Ninnyknitter

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music.

What's knitting now

Emily - A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Flax for Bug and Lizzy in Berocco Vintage DK dark purple. Using smaller needles and not worried about gauge.

Hibernation - NADA!

Karla- Halloween Short Socks, Regn Mittens, Thistle Sweater and Sunny Side Up Tee (although, I think I’m going to hibernate that until the new year)

FO’s -

Emily -  Advent socks (still need to block and weave in ends)

Bradway by Very Shannon in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, Stormcloud and Yellow

Karla -

GRANDMA’S SOCKS! - pattern, my own, Kroy Stretch Sock Yarn

Christmas Gift Hat (shhhh, she may be listening)

Gift exchange game mittens, Bella’s Mittens by Marielle Henault and Brioche Scarf



KAL!

#stashtogiftknit2017

The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!

It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop us a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!

What’s coming in Q3...

Christmas in July! Knit Christmas gifts in the third quarter and receive an extra entry!

Entry #1 - It’s a gift

Entry#2 - it’s old stash (2016 or older)

Entry #3 - it’s a gift for Christmas 2017!

Design features

Emily-  Forgot a reglan increase on Flax. Did something weird on the last lace row on A Joyful Thread - haven’t tackled it yet. Worst case tink back 2 rows.

Karla - Tried to do my own design with the mitts using ‘The Worlds Simplest Mitts” by Tin Can Knits but it was going to be too much work.

Spinning

Emily -. None Also knitom..

Karla - None but Knitom goals

 

Sponsors!

Caitlyn Ffrench

Knox Mountain Knit Co

Chantal of Mudpunch

Jess of Haven Fiber Arts

Vanessa of Atelier 425

Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman

Sylvia of Softsweater Knits

Jenni from the Lone Larch Podcast has offered money for shipping prizes!

Best laid plans

Emily -Me sweater, maybe a flax for Dan = MATCHING FAMILY SWEATERS!!! All the hats for winter

Karla - New Hat for Locke, Graphic by Melissa Morgan-Oakes out of the sock blank that Joanne gifted to me, Swants (Swants-along! September 17th, in person or virtual!), Something by Arne & Carlos

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Ashford blending board, Diz, Gauge dyeworks MCN classic in River rock and a tiny skein for A for a barbie dress., Peachy coloured fiber that is beautiful.

Karla - needles, Colour Adventures in Aran Jeans 75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk,, Alpaca gradient from the IPE

Sponsors!

Denise of Sock Ruler

Brenda of Two Sticks and Ewe

Sara of Riv Creative

Sally of Yarn Friendly

Kristan McIntyre

Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram

Talky Talk

Emily - Excited for knit city, Fibrations was awesome.

Karla - IPE submissions, swantsy crafternoon, knitmas, knit city, Arne & Carlos

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily -Acid dye on batts to use on the blending board to make rolags.

Karla - nada but am thinking about a socks in stereo bag and Halloween costumes/christmas gifts

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Life with 2.

Karla- Free standing, impulsive toddler with too much energy and loves shows

Inquiring minds

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Jul 11, 2017

EPISODE 44 -

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

Shout outs

Kelly from Two Ewes Fibre Adventures! 1hundredprojets on Ravelry.

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music.

What's knitting now

Emily - .Advent calendar stockings (4 left)

Hibernation

A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Bradway by Very Shannon in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, Stormcloud and Yellow

Karla- Two custom socks for Grandma, Sunny Side [up!] by Isabell Kraemer

FO’s -

Emily -  Vanilla socks for dan ChaiGoo SS DPNS 2.75 out of the same yellow yarn.

Bridie for Bug in Sweet Fiber Canadian

Moose 4 blanket - Fly away by TinCanKnits using Cascade 220 in some Hudson’s Bay colours

Karla - Nada




KAL!

Q2 Prizes!

And the winners are;

Irylknits - Yarn Friendly Bag and swag

Crochetgeekgirl - Polkadot bag and sock ruler

RosieL - Silver buttons from Kristian McIntyre

Colletteknits - riv creative stitch markers and lucy neatby book

#stashtogiftknit2017

The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!

It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop us a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!

What’s coming in Q3...

Christmas in July! Knit Christmas gifts in the third quarter and receive an extra entry!

Entry #1 - It’s a gift

Entry#2 - it’s old stash (2016 or older)

Entry #3 - it’s a gift for Christmas 2017!

Design features

Emily-  a bit of a flair to the edging on Bug’s Bridie but i’m not concerned.

Karla - Sunnyside Up shortrow blunder



Spinning

Emily -. Haven’t been spinning.

Karla - Tour de fleece - Muse Fibreworks Pinot Grigio 2x 100% polwarth gradient dyed combed top into a two ply

Knifolk Yarn and Fibre 85% 15% merino/nylon into chain plied sock yarn

Sponsors!

Caitlyn Ffrench

Knox Mountain Knit Co

Chantal of Mudpunch

Jess of Haven Fiber Arts

Vanessa of Atelier 425

Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman

Sylvia of Softsweater Knits

Jenni from the Lone Larch Podcast has offered money for shipping prizes!

Best laid plans

Emily -Advent, Bradway, the a Joyful Thread. Want to cast on Messaline by Bristol Ivy once my WIPS are cleared.

Karla -  Holiday by Eri in Manos Milo, Thistle by Julie Partie for Locke out of handspun,  Knit City Shawl and Swants (Swants-along?)

Stash Enhancement

Emily- The Ashford Book - weaving tea towels

Karla - Nada

Sponsors!

Denise of Sock Ruler

Brenda of Two Sticks and Ewe

Sara of Riv Creative

Sally of Yarn Friendly

Kristan McIntyre

Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram

Talky Talk

Emily - Impending doom, I mean, baby is about to arrive. Mention on Knitmore Girls *Swoon*

Karla - IPE submissions, macrame class, light sensitive ink

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily -just all of the baking and food prep

Karla - nada but am thinking about a socks in stereo bag

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- no more naps, struggling with sleep and violence

Karla- Walker baby, clapping hands, potty training

Inquiring minds

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Jun 22, 2017

EPISODE 41 -

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music.

Meet a knitter

Hi!

I am Circusbear on Ravelry, and lareefinnsson on Instagram.

When I was about 13, I wanted to learn how to knit. My mother is left handed so I couldn’t learn from her. So my aunt taught my dad the basic knit stitch so he could teach me! And someone taught me how to purl along the road, lol. I knitted for a few years, and then forgot about it for 20 years! A friend of mine talked about it a few years ago and I have been HOOKED ever since!

My first big project was a sweater when I was about 20! I still can’t believe I have made a sweater! It had a graph to do the color work & everything! And I did it! So I know I will do it again!

My biggest Knitting disaster? Socks I so proudly knit for my son, making sure they were long enough…but they were far too narrow and he cannot even get them on his feet. So I need to figure out how to adjust socks to fit.

What am I most proud of? That I am continuing both of my grandmothers heritage. They were both great needle work gals, and I have inherited stuff from them both to do with their love of needle work. And I feel honored.

My favorite item to knit at the moment seem to be cowls! Lol. I am on my 3rd in a row!

I am definitely a project knitter. I cannot have too many things on the go at the moment, or it bugs me, lol.

My goals? A sweater! And figure out how to knit socks to feet size!

I love Knitting because it keeps me mindful, and allows me to use the other side of my brain, and put down technology, (for the most part, as I use it for patterns, I do not do paper patterns usually). I can knit ANYWHERE.

I do not do any other needle work. I do not really want to learn to crochet, as I love to knit! And crochet is so fast, that I may never knit again! Lol. I do though, want to learn some felting so I can make some felted gifts for Christmas!

What are my other super powers? A have raised a son, I have a 16 year old daughter, I love horses but also have a fear of riding, so I need to work through that fear. My daughter is very tiny and handles her big horse just fine, so she proves to me all the time that I can do it when I make that step!

I work full time, and also do project work (everything from bookkeeping, to advertising, to communications, to consulting) for other small business. That pays for the horse, & lessons, and my daughter’s math tutor!

I guess that’s a bit of shameless advertising right there!

LaRee

 

What's knitting now

Emily -  Vanilla socks for dan ChaiGoo SS DPNS 2.75 out of the same yellow yarn. One is done, fits WAY better than the other ones.

Moose 4 blanket - Fly away by TinCanKnits using Cascade 220 in some Hudson’s Bay colours.

Hibernation

A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold

Advent calendar stockings (7 left)

Bridie for Bug in Sweet Fiber Canadian.

Bradway by Very Shannon in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, Stormcloud and Yellow

Karla- Two custom socks for Grandma, Sunny Side [up!] by Isabell Kraemer

FO’s -

Emily - Barbie got a dress - Joma sample + #1112 pink dress by

Karla - Going Graphic Blanket,

KAL!

Q2 Prizes!

Sock Ruler

Riv Creative Stitch Markers by RivCreative

Yarn Friendly Project Bag by yarnfriendly

3 Sterling buttons by Kristan McIntyre

Cool Knitters Finish in Style by Lucy Neatby

#stashtogiftknit2017

For quarter 2 we are going to piggyback off the Wet Coast Wools KAL and if you knit for charity you’ll get an additional entry in the Q2 thread! That’s 3 possible entries. 1 for the gift knit, 1 for knitting from stash and 1 if it’s going to a charity! Wahoo!

The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!

It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop us a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!

What’s coming in Q3...

Christmas in July! Knit Christmas gifts in the third quarter and receive an extra entry!

Entry #1 - It’s a gift

Entry#2 - it’s old stash (2016 or older)

Entry #3 - it’s a gift for Christmas 2017!

Design features

Emily-  dropped stitch on one blanket block.

Karla - Running low on yarn on the baby blanket but determined not to buy more!

Spinning

Emily -. Still spinning some singles from the pin drafted batt we got back. I think I’ll do 3 full bobbins then measure it out and dye it for sock yarn.

Karla - Kinfolk Yarn and Fibre, spinning a 3ply merino/nylon for socks in the Tigerlilly colourway. Finished!

Tour de fleece plans - Team Wool n’ Spinning - Muse Fibreworks Pinot Grigio 2x 100% polwarth gradient dyed combed top into a two ply & Knifolk Yarn and Fibre 85% 15% merino/nylon into chain plied sock yarn

Sponsors!

Caitlyn Ffrench

Knox Mountain Knit Co

Chantal of Mudpunch

Jess of Haven Fiber Arts

Vanessa of Atelier 425

Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman

Sylvia of Softsweater Knits

Jenni from the Lone Larch Podcast has offered money for shipping prizes!

Best laid plans

Emily - Finish the the blanket

Karla -  Knit City Shawl and Swants (Swants-along?)

Stash Enhancement

Emily- JOMA sock o rin5 5o yarn WWKIP day colours - razzle dazzle and tofino . Plain skein solar dyed from a wwkip kit - royal blue.  . Vogue knitting

Karla - Plucky Knitter, Ireland yarn, Georgian Bay Fibre Co, West Coast Color fibre

Sponsors!

Denise of Sock Ruler

Brenda of Two Sticks and Ewe

Sara of Riv Creative

Sally of Yarn Friendly

Kristan McIntyre

Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram

Talky Talk

Emily - The BIG Move

Karla - WWKIP, Knitting at the winery

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - I wove a thing!

Karla - 3 project bags for the raffle, dream catchers, washing fleece

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- We’re a family! Potty training regression. Home birth

Karla- Baby Gorilla, testy toddler

Inquiring minds

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May 18, 2017

EPISODE 41 - Introductions

 

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

 

Shout outs

Crochetgeekgirl who is Jessica from Vancouver

Bobbilicious who is Bobbi from Illinois

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music.

 

Meet a knitter

Hello ladies - I caught your most recent podcast (“Do Do That”) and thought I would come out of lurking and be a participant. It is not something I am used to be being - but here I am - re-entering the world … I loved hearing about your knitting - I remember your Michael’s days - and your adventures as new moms - I am no longer such a bright and shiny penny - I have some tarnish on me … Here goes …

Name: Janice (Jenise) Reilly

Raverly alias: Jahknees

Other Social media? Not really - I gave up on Facebook years ago when I found that I got tired of all the bragging (not everyone’s life is always that great, you know - or maybe it’s just that mine sucks??) Now I just lurk on my kids to see what they are up to - be careful what you ask - you may not like what you see!! Damn that Instagram it sucks you in and is a whole education in itself.

When and how did you first learn to knit? When I was 8ish in Brownies - Snowy Owl made us finish our swatches when all I really wanted to do was play on the playground with the rest of the younger kids - maybe that’s why I don’t swatch to this very day. I am still friends with Snowy Owl and she makes me dish clothes and slippers for my birthday. <3

What was your first project? I made a chunky cross over vest made with yarn from the Purple Door which was a fantastic 1970s wool shop in Kelowna - full of crochet granny squares and acrylic - it would be very hip today (!)

What is your biggest knitting disaster? Too many to name - mostly involving gauge issues - too small blankets, too large sweaters - wait! there was the most beautiful expensive Jo Sharp sweater I made with Jo Sharpe wool and promptly washed and felted (before I knew that hand knits could not be machine washed) - turned out alright - more fulled than felted and it fixed the gauge issue!

What are you most proud of as a knitter? My perseverance - technically I have frogged more than I have knit!

What are you favorite items to knit? Projects where gauge is not an issue - socks, hats and scarves/shawls/cowls

Are you a process knitter or a product knitter? Product - but mostly I just like to have something to do so I have an excuse to watch ridiculous amounts of Netflix (like seriously ridiculous amounts of Netflix - I cannot emphasize this point enough)

Do you have any knitting goals? Projects? Techniques? Master gauge so I can make things that actually fit and are not a surprise at the end

Why do you keep coming back to knitting? It is my relaxation and my sanity while raising 1 teen and 2 pre-teen girls - the hormones are killing me as they go through puberty and I enter perimenopause - my poor husband is a saint!

Do you do any other fiber arts other than knitting? Some small amounts of needle point, and I can crochet

Do you have any other super powers other than knitting? Being a mother to 3 girls. I am also incredibly logical and honest. Not always to my benefit. I can be a little bit blunt ;o) Also for an oldie, I have a reasonable knowledge of trendy things - I am stealth - I may look like a stogie middle age woman, but I know of what the youngun’s speak - oh yeah - and I thrift good! I am good at finding good things at Value Village.

Anything else you’d like to tell the world? (shameless self promotion!) Nope- self promotion is not some thing I am good at.

Good luck and I actually read your Podcast notes - they are incredibly detailed and well done!

What's knitting now

Emily -  A Joyful Thread by Silvia McFadden (Softsweater) in Sweet Fiber Merino Lace rose gold, vanilla socks for Dan out of Meilenweit Lana Grossa, 2.75mm DPNs, Fly Away baby blanket by Tin Can knits in Cascade 220 Hudson Bay Colours

 

Hibernation

Advent calendar stockings (7 left)

Bridie for Bug in Sweet Fiber Canadian.

Bradway by Very Shannon in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, Stormcloud and Yellow

 

Karla- Going Graphic Blanket,Sunny Side [up!] by Isabell Kraemer

 

FO’s -

Emily Vanilla is the new black - CatGreen OMG you guys - Sock 2 started

Karla - First pair of Grandma’s socks!

 

Sponsors!

Caitlyn Ffrench

Knox Mountain Knit Co

Chantal of Mudpunch

Jess of Haven Fiber Arts

Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman

Sylvia of Softsweater Knits

Jenni from the Lone Larch Podcast has offered money for shipping prizes!

Vanessa of Atelier 425

The Sexy Knitter!

 

Design features

Emily-  F*ing bugs

 

Karla - 1 square not in pattern

 

Spinning

Emily -. Finished the hand dyed corriedale, 2ply

Karla - Kinfolk Yarn and Fibre, spinning a 3ply merino/nylon for socks in the Tigerlilly colourway.

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Weave, baby blanket

Karla -  Birthday Cast on! The Om Shawl in alpaca!

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Yarn bowl, acrylic gifts

Karla - Kauni rainbow gradient, 100g corriedale batt

 

Sponsors!

Denise of Sock Ruler

Brenda of Two Sticks and Ewe

Sara of Riv Creative

Sally of Yarn Friendly

Kristan McIntyre

Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram

 

KAL!

#stashtogiftknit2017

For quarter 2 we are going to piggyback off the Wet Coast Wools KAL and if you knit for charity you’ll get an additional entry in the Q2 thread! That’s 3 possible entries. 1 for the gift knit, 1 for knitting from stash and 1 if it’s going to a charity! Wahoo!

The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!

It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop us a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!

 

Talky Talk

Emily - Knit City 2017

Karla -Guild talk May 30th,  WWKIP June 10, Baaad Anna’s at the Winery June 20

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Learning to weave

Karla - Upcycled dream catcher

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Moving

Karla- Sickness, toddler teeth

 

Inquiring minds

Tell us about you! Join us on Ravelry or our Facebook page

 

Apr 22, 2017

 

EPISODE 41 -

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

Shout outs

Kerri who is elmvalleyknits on Ravelry!

DianeBold from New Zealand!

Mslizca2 in Winnipeg

Ejdanyluk who is our friend Emily!

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music.

Meet a knitter

Name: Lyndsey

Raverly alias: Lyndseyp

Other Social media? Instagram I can be found as ellekbee or BBknitworks

When and how did you first learn to knit? I first learned to knit when I was 8. My mom is an incredible knitter and I bugged and bugged her until she showed me how to cast on my first project. I made scarves for all my teddy bears. Once I got bored with scarves I wanted to learn how to make sweaters. She kindly told me I needed more practice before a sweater projects. So I gave up knitting until I graduated University and didn’t have a job…I picked up knitting again and have been obsessed ever since.

What was your first project? I learned to read a pattern and cast on a hat for my then boyfriend now husband. It is a bright red acrylic ribbed fishermen style touque. It is very wonky but made with so much love.

What is your biggest knitting disaster? I knit my husband a cardigan for his 30th birthday. I knit it as a surprise, so I was not able to take his measurements. It turned out the body is too short and the sleeves are too long. To make matters worse, the yarn I used for the button band felted so there is no saving this thing…

What are you most proud of as a knitter? My first venture into colour work was the North Shore Sweater by Tin can knits. It is the most gorgeous piece of knitting I have in my possession and always get a ton of compliments on it!

What are you favorite items to knit? Im a huge fan of knitting socks. Most of my friends and family have a pair of socks I have knit for them. Im so proud of my handiwork when they wear a pair of hand knit socks! It brings me so much joy!

Are you a process knitter or a product knitter? Depends on the project. Socks or a projects I really get into Im a process knitter. When I need to hammer out a gift or around Christmas time I’m a product knitter.

Do you have any knitting goals? Projects? Techniques? Eventually, I would like to teach myself to be a continental knitter as well as learning how to brioche. It seems like every lovely pattern has brioche and it is a bit daunting.

Why do you keep coming back to knitting? Knitting is my happy place. Knitting is my creative outlet as well as a way to create community in my neighbourhood and city. I have met so many friends though knitting and I wouldn’t give it up for the world!

Do you do any other fiber arts other than knitting? unfortunately, no. I tried crochet, but it doesn’t make sense to my A-type brain.

Do you have any other super powers other than knitting? I’m a teacher and I teach pre-K. Some days it feels like I have superpowers.

Anything else you’d like to tell the world? (shameless self promotion!) I live in Edmonton and have started a business B&B Knitworks. We are creating patterns and teaching knitting classes. Look for us on Facebook B&B Knitworks and Instagram BBKnitworks.

What's knitting now

Emily -  A Joyful Thread by Silvia McFadden (Softsweater) in Sweet Fiber Merino Lace rose gold

Vanilla is the new black - CatGreen OMG you guys - Sock 2 started

Hibernation

Advent calendar stockings (7 left)

Bridie for Bug in Sweet Fiber Canadian.

Bradway by Very Shannon in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, Stormcloud and Yellow

Karla- Two custom socks for Grandma, Going Graphic Blanket,

FO’s -

Emily Vanilla socks for dan in  using my new ChiaGoo Stainless Steel DPN’s 2.25mm

Karla - Bonnie Wee Mouse by Susan Claudino

Sponsors!

Caitlyn Ffrench

Knox Mountain Knit Co

Chantal of Mudpunch

Jess of Haven Fiber Arts

Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman

Sylvia of Softsweater Knits

Jenni from the Lone Larch Podcast has offered money for shipping prizes!

Vanessa of Atelier 425

Design features

Emily-  Nothing! WEEEEEE

Karla - Frogged second custom sock (Hermione’s everyday sock) for 2 at a time 3x1 rib with mini guesset and afterthough heel.

Spinning

Emily -. Spun the first single from my batt that Ainsley and I dyed

Karla - Kinfolk Yarn and Fibre, spinning a 3ply merino/nylon for socks in the Tigerlilly colourway.

Best laid plans

Emily - Keep the mojo on A Joyfuly Thread. Start baby blanket. Weave

Karla -  finish the gifts. Start the tee shirt - Sunny Side [up!] by Isabell Kraemer

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Another ball of yellow sock yarn. A loom. Cascade 220 for a blanket for the baby. Midknit craving sweet sock in juice box. Yarn Inc Tough sock in flamingo. Lichen and Lace 80/20 sock in orchid

Karla - Ella Rae 100% Merino Dk in colours 78 and 66

Sponsors!

Denise of Sock Ruler

Brenda of Two Sticks and Ewe

Sara of Riv Creative

Sally of Yarn Friendly

Kristan McIntyre

Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram

KAL!

#stashtogiftknit2017

And the winners are!!!!!!

1.Post 144 frawkins

2.Post 128 Irylknits

3.Post 166 amyhansen1222

For quarter 2 we are going to piggyback off the Wet Coast Wools KAL and if you knit for charity you’ll get an additional entry in the Q2 thread! That’s 3 possible entries. 1 for the gift knit, 1 for knitting from stash and 1 if it’s going to a charity! Wahoo!

The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!

It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop us a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!


Talky Talk

Emily -

Karla -

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Learning to weave

Karla - Two project bags for Emily D

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Daddy visit. Vomit face

Karla- Lots of singing and climbing, baby starting solids and crawling.

Inquiring minds

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Mar 31, 2017

 

EPISODE 40 - Do do that.


Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google play music

What's knitting now

Emily -  Advent calendar stockings (7 left)

Vanilla is the new black - CatGreen OMG you guys - one sock done. Enough for #2!!

Vanilla socks for dan in  using my new ChiaGoo Stainless Steel DPN’s 2.25mm

Hibernation

A Joyful Thread by Silvia McFadden (Softsweater) in Sweet Fiber Merino Lace rose gold

Bridie for Bug in Sweet Fiber Canadian.

Hand spun Love and Light by softsweater

Bradway by Very Shannon in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, Stormcloud and Yellow

Master Knitter Program in Cascade 220

Karla- Two custom socks for Grandma, Going Graphic Blanket, Bonnie Wee Mouse by Susan Claudino

FO’s -

Emily -Socks for Bug in river city yarns - Hat trick calgary flames Genevieve's tube socks - knitmoregirls

Karla - West Coast Cardigan, From the Thaw Hat


Sponsors!

Denise of Sock Ruler

Brenda of Two Sticks and Ewe

Sara of Riv Creative

Sally of Yarn Friendly

Kristan McIntyre

Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram

Design features

Emily-  Made my Vanilla socks too long and ripped back about a half inch then did the toe.

Karla - wrong decreases first on the hat

Spinning

Emily -. Finished spinning and plying the 3 ply alpaca for Mom’s hat. Spun one single the wrong way. Spun Malabrigo Nube into a 2 ply. Love it. Not as saturated as I thought it would be.

Karla - Kinfolk Yarn and Fibre, spinning a 3ply merino/nylon for socks in the Tigerlilly colourway.

Best laid plans

Emily - Work on the WIP pile. Fleeces and fleeces.

Karla -  Grandma’s Socks!!!!

Stash Enhancement

Emily- 4 Braids from Smith and Ewe 2 yellow one grapefruit and one pin-drafted gold. . 2 Shawl Pins from BeeHive - one twig one ram. 2 carded fleeces from Birkland Bro’s. 4 Raw fleeces from this weekend. 2 sets of ChaiGoo DPN’s 3 balls of Meilenweit Lana Grossa sock yarn. Joma Cash-a-rino in Belatto. Joma Baby Blue Face in Magnatude. Vogue Knitting Late Winter Sirena Nicole Yarn 100% Highland wool in Crystalline Knowledge. 3 skeins of  in a purple for a Bug Sweater.

Karla - Crafty Jaks braid of polwarth/silk, braid of corriedale, merino batt and 6oz of romni/mohair roving, Smith and you pencil roving, 2 braids of bfl one in purple one in cloud grey

Sponsors!

Caitlyn Ffrench

Knox Mountain Knit Co

Chantal of Mudpunch

Jess of Haven Fiber Arts

Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman

Sylvia of Softsweater Knits

Jenni from the Lone Larch Podcast has offered money for shipping prizes!

Vanessa of Atelier 425

KAL!

#stashtogiftknit2017

Q1 closes midnight tomorrow! (March 31st!)

For quarter 2 we are going to piggyback off the Wet Coast Wools KAL and if you knit for charity you’ll get an additional entry in the Q2 thread! That’s 3 possible entries. 1 for the gift knit, 1 for knitting from stash and 1 if it’s going to a charity! Wahoo!

The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!

It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop us a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!


Talky Talk

Emily - Victoria Knitters and Yarn shops. Shearing day. Bullet Journal.

Karla - 3D printer!

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - nope

Karla - Alphabet magnets, lots of cooking

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Spring Break shenanigans. Visiting Daddy. All went well. .

Karla- To nap or not to nap. You are my sunshine.

Inquiring minds

Tell us about you! Join us on Ravelry or our Facebook page

 

Feb 16, 2017

Episode 39

 

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

 

Shout outs

Irylknits - Nana in Norway

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google music


What's knitting now

Emily -  A Joyful Thread by Silvia McFadden (Softsweater) in Sweet Fiber Merino Lace rose gold

Socks for Bug in river city yarns - Hat trick calgary flames Genevieves tube socks - knitmoregirls

Vanilla is the new black - CatGreen OMG you guys

Hibernation

Bridie for Bug in Sweet Fiber Canadian.

Hand spun Love and Light by softsweater

Bradway by Very Shannon in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, Stormcloud and Yellow

Advent calendar stockings (I finished one)

Master Knitter Program in Cascade 220


Karla- Two custom socks for Grandma

West Coast Cardigan

 

FO’s -

Emily -Nada

Karla - Relativity, from the frost hat

 

Sponsors!

 

Denise of Sock Ruler

Brenda of Two Sticks and Ewe

Sara of Riv Creative

Sally of Yarn Friendly

Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram

 

Design features

Emily-  Did one of my panels in garter instead of stockinette, dropped down to fix it.

Karla - The saga that is the WCC

 

Spinning

Emily -. Finally tried out 3D bobbin. LOVE it. It knocks a little but it’s good. Spun one single of Alpaca

 

Karla - Kinfolk Yarn and Fibre Superwash BFL - Cirque du Soleil 2ply

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Work on the WIP pile, do some mending, Spin in

Karla -  Finish WCC, finish Grandma’s socks, finish baby blanket, go shopping, weave

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Birthday yarn!!

Ancient Arts Superwash Merino Sparkle in  Frolic

Sweet Georgia tough love sock in rogue and grouse  and a mini skein set in English Bay

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor in Tincture

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Medieval

5 Braids of Corredale from Knotty by Nature in Victoria

2 amazing project bags from TwoSticks and Ewe in West Kelowna

Heart on my Sleeve - TinCanKnits

Pumpkin Spice by Ysolda Teague

 

Karla - Lydia Yarn I won on Unraveling with Greg and Joey in Harvest, progress keepers into necklace from Riv Creative, tin can knits book

 

Sponsors!

Caitlyn Ffrench

Knox Mountain Knit Co

Chantal of Mudpunch

Jess of Haven Fiber Arts

Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman

Sylvia of Softsweater Knits

Jenni from the Lone Larch Podcast has offered money for shipping prizes!

 

KAL!

 

#stashtogiftknit2017

The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!

It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop as a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!

 

Art of Yarn

Art of Yarns Knit-a-long to start the year off! We are teaming up with BC locals Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond to explore the Knits from their latest book Within Knits and the the amazing Westcoast Cardigan (stand alone pattern). To coincide with the KAL, we will have the complete trunk show for the book and Cardigan at the shop. If you are in the area please stop by and check it out. Prizes will be randomly awarded at the end of the KAL to participants. There are a few ways to join sand enter in the fun….

Posting your photos on instagram and tagging us in the photo @artofyarn

Joining our ravelry group Art of Yarn Kal 2017 and sharing your project with us

Tagging us on Facebook @artofyarn with your project

For our locals too we will be hosting a small knit social to show off your FO’s

Check us out on our website artofyarn.com if you would like to order the book and feel free to contact us if you need help in choosing a Yarn that is right for your project.

Happy knitting and looking forward to seeing everyone’s progress!

Melissa

 

Talky Talk (Chatter?)

Emily - Baby!! Kelowna Yarn knitted knockers

Karla - Classes! WWKIP! Cup Cozy!

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - nope

Karla - paper crafts for the win! bracelet

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- SIngle momming - I think we’ve hit our stride. I’ll second that Plague.

Karla- Genius Mom win = sleep, found feet, no nice things and the plague

 

Inquiring minds

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Jan 7, 2017

Episode 38

 

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

 

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google music

 

Circusbear! Rosberrycrafts! Stashandknit! bonjimac! HereIKnit!

 

KAL!

 

#stashtogiftknit2017

The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!

Thank you to the following prize sponsors!

Denise of Sock Ruler

Brenda of Two Sticks and Ewe

Sara of Riv Creative

Sally of Yarn Friendly

Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram

Caitlyn Ffrench

Okanagan Knit Co

Chantal of Mudpunch

Jess of Haven Fiber Arts

Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman

Sylvia of Softsweater Knits

It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop as a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!

Ok! Here are THE RULES!

  1. Any and all gift knits will be accepted, there’s no minimum yardage, if it’s a gift it counts.
  2. Gifts knit from yarn acquired in 2016 or before get two entries, so post those FOs twice for more chances to win. (Please be honest, there’s no way for me to actually track this so I’m holding out on good knitting karma that there will be no cheating). If you knit a gift from yarn from 2017, you get one entry.
  3. Entries are quarterly, Jan - Mar, Apr - Jun, Jul - Sept, Oct - Dec. You cannot enter something finished in March in the July quarter etc.
  4. Year long FO thread is where you will open one post and keep a running tally of ALL the gifts knit in the year. Go back and edit this post as many times as you need to include all gifts.
  5. This really should be rule #1 but HAVE FUN! Post pictures of what you’re knitting on instagram with the hashtag #stashtogiftknit2017 so we can see all your projects!

All prizes will be drawn with random number generator except the full year thread winner will be the one with the most gifts knit.

 

Art of Yarn

Art of Yarns Knit-a-long to start the year off! We are teaming up with BC locals Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond to explore the Knits from their latest book Within Knits and the the amazing Westcoast Cardigan (stand alone pattern). To coincide with the KAL, we will have the complete trunk show for the book and Cardigan at the shop. If you are in the area please stop by and check it out. Prizes will be randomly awarded at the end of the KAL to participants. There are a few ways to join sand enter in the fun….

Posting your photos on instagram and tagging us in the photo @artofyarn

Joining our ravelry group Art of Yarn Kal 2017 and sharing your project with us

Tagging us on Facebook @artofyarn with your project

For our locals too we will be hosting a small knit social to show off your FO’s

Check us out on our website artofyarn.com if you would like to order the book and feel free to contact us if you need help in choosing a Yarn that is right for your project.

Happy knitting and looking forward to seeing everyone’s progress!

Melissa


What's knitting now

Emily - Socks for Bug in river city yarns - Hat trick calgary flames Genevieves tube socks - knitmoregirls

Vanilla is the new black - CatGreen OMG you guys

Hibernation

Bridie for Bug in Sweet Fiber Canadian.

Hand spun Love and Light by softsweater

Bradway by Very Shannon in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, Stormcloud and Yellow

Advent calendar stockings (I finished one)

Master Knitter Program in Cascade 220

 

Karla- Two custom socks for Grandma, Baby Boy Watson & Relativity

 

FO’s -

Emily

Karla - Brioso by Heather Zoppetti in 100% merino I dyed a dusty pink colour - stalled a little bit, on to second repeat

 

Design features

Emily-  Not enough knitting to make mistakes

Karla - reading charts on Relativity...

 

Spinning

Emily -. none

Karla - none but I want to so bad!

Best laid plans

Emily - Get out of the no knitting Rut.

Karla -  Knit as much as I can!

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- 12days of knitmas - Vogue Knitting Holiday

Karla - GC for Christmas! 12 days of knitmas!


Talky Talk (Chatter?)

Emily - The Big Move

Karla - Michelle’s help with stash sorting

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - nope

Karla - nope, but found CaliFayeCollection

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Christmas holidays - single momming

Karla- Renan is smiling and giggling and getting more use to being in his bed! Locke’s language skills are incredible and he’s all about the toys!

 

Inquiring minds

Tell us about you! Join us on Ravelry or our Facebook page




Dec 16, 2016

Episode 37

 

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

 

Shout outs

Introduce yourself in the Ravelry group or leave us a review on itunes or google music

 

What's knitting now

Emily - Bridie for Bug in Sweet Fiber Canadian.

Hand spun Love and Light by softsweater

Bradway by Very Shannon in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, Stormcloud and Yellow

Advent calendar stockings (I finished one)

Master Knitter Program in Cascade 220



Karla-  

Brioso by Heather Zoppetti in 100% merino I dyed a dusty pink colour - stalled a little bit, on to second repeat

 

Yellow Tail by Taiga Hillard in Caterpillar Green Skyline Colourway



FO’s -

Emily - Vanilla is the new black socks for Dan in Madelinetosh twist. Birch grey

 

Karla - 38 snowflakes from 100 snowflakes to crochet by Caitlin Sainio

Darned socks! Mine and Mark’s

 

Design features

Emily-  Not enough knitting to make mistakes

Karla - reading charts is a problem again in both knitting and crochet

 

Spinning

Emily -. none

 

Karla - none but I want to so bad!

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Get out of the no knitting Rut.

Karla -  Mom’s cowl, sew a robot for Locke, New Years yarn sort! Michelle is coming over to help me get it under control!

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- 2 sweaters quantities of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in Saffron and Currant Won a pattern from BohoKnits - Meander Hat. New 3D bobbin!

Karla - Plucky Knitter needle gauge and stitch markers from Chantel of Mud Punch, knit picks order

 

Talky Talk (Chatter?)

Emily -

Karla -

 

Knit Alongs

Art of Yarn - Jane Richmond KAL January & February

Relentless Gift Knit KAL - Year long kal to knit gifts with the goal of having a bin/basket of knits you can pull from for last minute gifts. Extra entry for yarn that was stashed in 2016 or earlier.

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Super Secret sewing SHHHHHH

Karla - nope

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- She’s been pretty darn good. Grandma and Grandpaw kidnapped her for the week.

Karla- sick baby.

 

Inquiring minds

Tell us about you! Join us on Ravelry or our Facebook page

 

Nov 5, 2016

Episode 35 - Keep fit and have fun

Introductions

Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest

 

Shout outs

Here I knit - Congrats to Karla’s new arrival!

 

What's knitting now

Emily - Bridie for Bug in Sweet Fiber Canadian.

Vanilla is the new black socks for Dan in Madelinetosh twist. Birch grey

Hibernation

Advent calendar stockings (I finished one)

Master Knitter Program in Cascade 220

 
 

Karla-  

Brioso by Heather Zoppetti in 100% merino I dyed a dusty pink colour

 

Yellow Tail by Taiga Hillard in Caterpillar Green Skyline Colourway

 
 

FO’s -

Emily - Spotlight by TinCanKnits in SweetGeorgia Superwash worsted colour work will be in Sweet Georgia party of 5 in Royals Still needs blocking

 

Karla - Toy Workshop Bear by Susan B Anderson

 

Design features

Emily-  I think my heel stitches were a bit sideways…

Karla - reading charts is a problem

 

Spinning

Emily -. none

 

Karla -

 

Best laid plans

Emily - toddler sweaters, advent, master knitter and Caterpillar green socks.

Karla -  Mom’s cowl, sew a robot for Locke, darn them socks!

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Vanilla is the new black. Fish lips Kiss

Karla - Pom Pom, heart stitch markers

 

Talky Talk (Chatter?)

Emily -

Karla -

 

Knit Alongs

Art of Yarn

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - nope

Karla - nope

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Bug’s been pretty good. Lots of snuggles. Kidnapping by grandma next week.

Karla- halloween

 

Inquiring minds

Tell us about you! Join us on Ravelry or our Facebook page

 
 
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