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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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Dec 2, 2015

Introductions

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

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

 

Shouts outs

ADDcrafter?

Romperlust?

 

What's knitting now

Emily

Stocking Advent in Cascade vintage.

Stranger Cardigan by michiyo in Araucania Nature Wool Solids in a light denimish colour

Stovetop by TinCan Knits in Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca colour way Chartreuse

Reyna by Noora Laivola in Crystal Palace Yarns Sausalito



Karla-

Fish Kiss Lips heel pattern in Zauberball Starke 6 in the domino colourway. Vasama slipped cable.

Rosalie Ear Flap Hat Mary Maxim northland wool

 

FO’s -

On the fly shawl in Caterpilliargreen in the Beta colourway

 

Karla-Possum Zag toque - Stripy Ziggy Stripy Zaggy by Kate Bostwick. Zealana Rimu 60% New Zealand Merino, 40% Brustail Possum

Take Three Hats in Briggs and Little Country Roving

Two Izzy Dolls for refugees

 

Design features

Emily- dropped a stitch on an advent stocking.

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily-  All the books

 

Karla - Only gift purchases

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Christmas advent. Git R Dun

 

Karla - All the Christmas knitting! After socks for Mom, will be casting on Sleepy Snake and Mischievous Mouse, a pair of mittens for a friend’s daughter, Mark’s Bankhead hat, Magic Loop Teddy

 

Post Christmas Plans - Sweaters for me! Daelyn Pullover & Sand pullover

 

Talky Talk

Fair Isle and BYOP classes are going well. More classes coming.

Craft and Draught

Knitters advent 2016



Adventures in Mommyhood

Ladybug Hugs

Independence! (a little)

 

Inquiring minds

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Nov 13, 2015

Introductions

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

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

 

What's knitting now

Emily

Stocking Advent in Cascade vintage.

Stranger Cardigan by michiyo in Araucania Nature Wool Solids in a light denimish colour

On the fly shawl in Caterpilliargreen in the Beta colourway

 

Karla-

Fish Kiss Lips heel pattern in Zauberball Starke 6 in the domino colourway. Vasama slipped cable.

Crocheted snowflakes from 100 Snowflakes to Crochet

Possum Zag toque - Stripy Ziggy Stripy Zaggy by Kate Bostwick. Zealana Rimu 60% New Zealand Merino, 40% Brustail Possum

 

FO’s -

Emily -  Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee in Hat Trick’s Calgary colourway.

Flames Hat for Dan in Wool of the Andes (knit picks) in black, red and yellow.

 

Design features

Emily-

Karla - Foot of the socks aren’t exactly the same because I messed up the cable zig zag in one place.

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily-  Nada

Karla - Nada

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Christmas advent. Git R Dun

Gloves for me, socks and gloves for the bug.

 

Karla - All the Christmas knitting! After socks for Mom, will be casting on Sleepy Snake and Michevious Mouse, a pair of mittens for a friend’s daughter, Mark’s Bankhead hat.

 

Talky Talk

Classes are going wonderfully, the world has 9 new knitters from the learn to knit at Parkinson, Fair Isle and BYOP classes are going well.

Craft and Draught

We need to win the lottery!

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

We’ve got a walker! Teeth are in.

Sick again!

 

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Oct 25, 2015


​Introductions
Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest
Emily -  EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and Periscope EmGem on Pinterest

Shout Out!
ADDcrafter from Colorado! We're glad we could make you laugh!

What's knitting now

Emily
Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee in Hat Trick’s Calgary colourway.
Stranger Cardigan by michiyo in Araucania Nature Wool Solids in a light denimish colour
On the fly shawl in Caterpilliargreen in the Beta colourway

Karla-
Fish Kiss Lips heel pattern in Zauberball Starke 6 in the domino colourway. Vasama slipped cable.
Crocheted snowflakes from 100 Snowflakes to Crochet

FO’s -
Karla - Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham #foolproofKAL2015
Inland by Jane Richmond in Martha Stewart Alpaca
Emily -  Simple Lines by maanel 
Viajante

Design features
Emily- a bit of tinking on the Beta shawl. Dropped down and added a YO, k2tog along the top edging
Karla - Getting back into reading crochet charts

Stash Enhancement
Emily-  Nada
Karla - Picked up the “Learn to Fair Isle” Kit for the class I’ll be teaching at Kelowna Yarn and Needlecrafts

Best laid plans
Emily - Find something to use my handspun for… Maybe Wendy's Fern
by Princesse Grenouille
Gloves for me, socks and gloves for the bug. 

Karla - Socks for me out of Knit Picks Felici, cowl for Mom, hat for Mark etc etc Christmas knitting

Talky Talk
We’re teaching classes!
Learn to Knit at Parkinson Rec Centre
We need to win the lottery!

Adventures in Mommyhood
Babies barfing and scream/moaning.
Adjusting to work and getting into a routine with childcare.
Podcasts we're listening to : Nursing and Cursing, Knitter Punks, Knitting Pipeline, 

Inquiring minds
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Oct 9, 2015

Episode 17 - Knit City Recap with Special Guests!

 

  • Emily -
    Caterpillar Green Yarn in the Knit City 2015 colour Shorn this Way. I bought the pattern that goes with it too.
  • Addi FlipStix 8 inch in 2.25mm, 2.5mm, and 2.75mm I am liking them but I’m finding them a bit slow.
  • Hat Trick by River City Yarns in the Canucks and Calgary colour ways. 80/20 Superwash merino Nylon 510M Skeins
  • Rylie by HiKoo 50/25/25 Baby Alpaca, Mulberry Silk, Linen sport weight grey cream and pea soup green
  • Signed copy of the Yarn Whisperer by Clara Parks
  • Darning needle penant by Kristanmacintyre
  • K-Rae original If sheep chewed bubble gum 438yds 75/25 wool, nylon

 

Sarah -

  • From Sweet Fiber:
    - the fab cabin tote.  I like to have a new bag for each year of Knit City and for               2015, this was mine.
    - two skeins of Cashmerino 20 in the Vintage Lace colourway. These are already in use for a test knit for Sylvia McFadden.
    - two skeins of Cashmerino Worsted. One in Smoke, one in Marshland.  Both will be for hats to make winter tolerable.
    -two skeins of the new Canadian base. One is a beautiful goldenrod colour and the other a berry red, no idea what I’ll do with either.
    - Merino Big Twist in Spanish Coin for a cushy cowl.  Pattern to be determined.
    - some glow in the dark jelly stitch markers.  No more losing stitch markers under the couch!
  • From Valley Yarn:
    - some Tosh Merino Light - one skein of Great Grey Owl and one in Heartbeat.  Both neutrals that will be used in the future to temper some of the wild goodies in my stash.
    - Hedgehog Fibres’ Twist Sock in the elusive Teacup colourway.  I’ve wanted it for so long; I’m thrilled to have it!
    -other miscellaneous items for the knitterly advent calendar with Jocelyn.
  • From the Knit City merch booth:
    - the newly designed project bag
    - the Caterpillargreen custom colourway.
  • From the UandIKnit’s booth:
    - two skeins of Julie Asselin’s squooshy Fino base in Birch and Riverbed (one each).  So dreamy together, they will soon become a shawl.  Pattern to be determined.
  • From Caterpillargreen yarns:
    - The new Fade to Black colourway and the Get Happy! pattern by Kate Atherley.  Looking forward to knitting this combo!
  • From Kristan MacIntyre:
    - a beautiful shawl pin.  It looks like an island.  I love it so.
  • an assortment of other items for Jocelyn’s knitterly advent calendar that need to be kept on the QT.  

Karla -

  • Sapphire Label Fingering Weight 75% Superwash Merino Wool 25% Nylon 100g/423m

Colour : psychedelic Onyx by Stitch Please www.stitchesbeslippin.com These are into half skeins and are dyed identically so you get exact stripes up your sock. I’ll use my Sock Architecture and Custom Socks Book to knit these up.

 

Jocelyn -

  • Aquitaine cardigan pattern by Holli Yeoh
  • Bradway Shawl Pattern by Shannon Cooke
  • The Yarn Whisperer by Clara Parkes which she signed with a lovely and personalized inscription
  • Knit City project bag
  • Knit City custom colourway Shorn This Way dyed by Caterpillargreen Yarns, these sold out in 3 minutes on Saturday morning which totally made the 75 minute wait in line before the PNE opened totally worth it!
  • Two skeins of the new base from Sweet Fiber called Canadian, the dark grey skein will be a hat for my husband (he lost the first one I made him and he’s been begging for another) and the pumpkin orange skein will be a companion hat for myself (but don’t tell my husband, he hates matchy matchy stuff like that and I’m going to make them different enough that he won’t notice….I hope)
  • Three skeins of Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK in the Tea Leaves colourway to go with the three that I bought last year.  My plan is to use them for the Mezcal Cardigan by Thea Coleman.
  • The Cabin Tote Bag from the Sweet Fiber booth
  • One skein of Julie Asselin’s Fino base, same as one of Sarah’s but I can’t remember the name, she’ll know
  • Kristan MacIntyre’s Stacking Rings/Stitch Markers set made of sterling silver and a little bobble of gold on one of the rings. They were my major purchase this year and I’m absolutely smitten with them. So much so that when I took the picture of my “Knit City 2015 Haul” I forgot to include the rings because I haven’t taken them off since I bought them!
  • Also, I snagged a few special but secret items for my Ewe and Me Swap partner, she knows who she is and will probably have received the package by the time we record the podcast but I have to keep a few things close to my chest ;)
Sep 19, 2015

Episode 16
Introductions
Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on InstagramTwitter, Periscope and Pinterest
Emily -  EmGemKnits Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter EmGem on Pinterest

Shout Out 
Aithena from  Maple Ridge!

What's knitting now 

Emily  Simple Lines by maanel
Stranger Cardigan by michiyo

Karla- 
Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham #foolproofKAL2015
Golden Pear by Melissa Thompson knit for charity Period of Purple Crying

Karla's Area 51
Frogged - Lalylala Lupo the lamb by Lydia Tresselt
BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie
Norwegian Star Mittens by Rhonda Stovin in sport weight cascade 220
Tutti-Fruitti Socks by Janet Rehnfelt in Patons North America Stretch Socks in Fruit slices
Inland by Jane Richmond in Martha Stewart Alpaca
Ghost Dance by Beth Whipkey out of handspun Caliope's triple blended batt plied with 100% alpaca

FO’s - 
Karla - Golden PearDesign Feature Garter Ear Flap HatMagic Coffee Baby Hat knit for charity Period of Purple Crying

Spin me 'round!

Emily - Salmon Arm Sheep to Shawl - Winner!

Design features

Emily- that cable on Stranger Cardigan

Stash Enhancement
Emily-  Yarn makes me Happy- Finn Top

Best laid plans
Karla - Zauberball socks for Mom with the Fish Kiss Lips heel foot traced.
Carolina Fiber Girls - #Socktober

Talky Talk
Knit City Colourway and Catepillar Green unknown pattern

Adventures in Mommyhood
sleepover!!
Enquiring minds

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Sep 11, 2015

Episode 14
Introductions
Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on InstagramTwitter, Periscope and Pinterest
Emily -  EmGemKnits Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter EmGem on Pinterest

Shout Out 
Elise Dear for the review
Terry Tinsel for the review

What's knitting now 

Emily  Simple Lines by maanel
Stranger Cardigan by michiyo

Pom Pom Quarterly - Pomcast

Karla- 
Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham #foolproofKAL2015
Inland by Jane Richmond in Martha Stewart Alpaca
Ghost Dance by Beth Whipkey out of handspun Caliope's triple blended batt plied with 100% alpaca
Golden Pear by Melissa Thompson knit for charity Period of Purple Crying

Karla's Area 51
Frogged - Lalylala Lupo the lamb by Lydia Tresselt
BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie
Norwegian Star Mittens by Rhonda Stovin in sport weight cascade 220
Tutti-Fruitti Socks by Janet Rehnfelt in Patons North America Stretch Socks in Fruit slices

FO’s - 
Karla - Reyna byNoora Laivola - SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Wine Green
          Fiona Doll Hoodie by Susan Mills knit from stash ends of unknown 100% wool. 
Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf

Emily-  Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel Sock Architecture

Spin me 'round!

Emily - Nada - some worries about the Fall Fair sheep to shawl competition but we're confident Emily will be just fine!

Karla - Drop spindling fiber from Smith and Ewe for Christmas ornaments

Design features

Emily- missed the first 4 rows of cable chart. 6 times in a row on Stranger Cardigan
Karla- Foolproof forgetting to slip the first stitch.

Stash Enhancement

Karla - Red Gate Stitchery Cross stitch jewellery kit, Craftsy spinning classes and steeking class, lopi yarn in anticipation for Saturday night lecture at Knit City
Emily-  Baby wrap from Cloth of Kin

Best laid plans

Emily-  Spinning this weekend in Salmon Arm 
Karla - Zauberball socks for Mom with the Fish Kiss Lips heel and Modern Pillow in Knitting 24/7. Will shop for sport weight yarn for these at Knit City! Swants!

Knitliture
Knitting: Fashion, Industry, Craft by Sandy Black

Talky Talk
Karla started Moksha yoga and wants some swants for the walk home. 
Emily back to work 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla - Wrist update : Seeing acupuncturist next week. Baby is climbing and screaming!
Emily - daycare. Bug turned 1!!
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Aug 22, 2015

Episode 14
Introductions
Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram and Twitter and Pinterest
Emily -  EmGemKnits Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter EmGem on Pinterest

Shout Out
Marsha (aka - FairyLittle) introduced herself on our introductions thread. We sure do hope you come out to a knit night! 

What's knitting now 

Emily  -
Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel 
Simple Lines by maanel
Stranger Cardigan by michiyo

Karla- 
Reyna byNoora Laivola - SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Wine Green
Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham #foolproofKAL2015
Inland by Jane Richmond

Karla's Area 51
Frogged - Lalylala Lupo the lamb by Lydia Tresselt
BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie
Norwegian Star Mittens by Rhonda Stovin in sport weight cascade 220
Tutti-Fruitti Socks by Janet Rehnfelt in Patons North America Stretch Socks in Fruit slices

To Dye for!
4 skeins in a speckle dye experiment! More to come!

Spin me 'round!

Emily - Nada

Karla - Nada

Design features

Emily- Simple lines seems to be missing a stitch. Fork in the road have to redo heel. 
Karla- Lamb butt on the front confirmed, shifted center on my shawls, wrong number if stitches on Foolproof

Stash Enhancement

Karla - 100% Merino fingering weight blanks, 90/10 alpaca and merino sport blanks, Podcasting mic!
Emily-  Early Fall Vogue Knitting (Karla already has it) 
Levity Shawl by Kelly McClure (Via Twitter giveaway) from Bohoknit

Best laid plans

Emily- Finish the Knit City Cardi in time for Knit City. Finish FITR Socks. 
Karla - been thinking about starting Ghost Dance in my handspun and Zauberball socks for Mom with t he Fish Kiss Lips heel. 

FO’s - 
Karla - Sewing -  Elephant Stuff from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts
Emily-  Viajante by Martina Behm in  Juniper Moon Farm Findley colour CROCODILE #Behmalong
The Puzzle is done!!!

Talky Talk


Emily had a bug catastrophe. They ate her Anders sweater. It will be prepared. Info about pests at 
http://museumpests.net/

Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla - Wrist update : Seeing a chiropractor. Baby, sharing is caring!
Emily - Babies first steps. Headed towards 1 nap?
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Jul 29, 2015

Episode 13
Introductions
Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram and Twitter and Pinterest
Emily -  EmGemKnits Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter EmGem on Pinterest

Shout Out
Nickabopper Gave us a review on iTunes. Thanks! 

We are having issues with uploading the podcast so that you can download it. We are working on it!

What's knitting now 

Emily  -
Viajante by Martina Behm in  Juniper Moon Farm Findley colour CROCODILE #Behmalong

Area 51
Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel (Podcast: The Yarnthing Podcast with Marly Bird and Sweet Georgia Podcast)
Simple Lines by maanel

Karla- 
Lalylala Lupo the lamb by Lydia Tresselt
Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham #foolproofKAL2015

Karla's Area 51
Inland by Jane Richmond
BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie
Norwegian Star Mittens by Rhonda Stovin in sport weight cascade 220
Reyna byNoora Laivola - SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Wine Green
Tutti-Fruitti Socks by Janet Rehnfelt in Patons North America Stretch Socks in Fruit slices

Frogged Langfield although I LOVE this pattern!
Knitter's Pride Karbonz


Spin me 'round!

Emily - Tour De Fleece -Incomplete. 150g of 300g spun and plied
Salmon Arm Fall Fair

Tangent : Puzzle.... 

Karla - Drop spindling 150g of Bluefaced Leicester from Smith and Ewe in a white, magenta and greeny teal colours
Bakery Bears Podcast and Heart Ornament

Spinning on the ashford 100% merino from Homespun Haven in green,grey,blue,rush colours. 
Design features

Emily- NADA
Karla- Lamb butt on the front

Stash Enhancement

Karla -  Knitscene Fall 2015 and 200g each of multi colour, grey and green 100% merino rovings.
Emily-  Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time by Tanya Whelan

We heart Kate Atherley
Best laid plans

Emily- Finish Viajante and the puzzle
Karla - Foolproof KAL started! Finish the Lamb and design some dresses for it and spin for a baby sweater.

Busy quilts and busy books. 

Lever Knitting

FO’s - 
Karla - Child Winter Cardigan by Elena Maltseva in Berroco vintage
Knitting Toolkit App on Android
Emily-  NADA

Talky Talk
Knit City -We're registered!!! 
Yarn Harlot

Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla - wants to walk everywhere, back pain.
Emily - Teeth. So many teeth. Still not eating much


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Jul 11, 2015

Episode 12
Introductions
Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram and Twitter and Pinterest
Emily -  EmGemKnits - Intagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter EmGem on Pinterest

Shout Out
LovetheRue!

We are having issues with uploading the podcast so that you can download it. We are working on it!

What's knitting now 

Emily  -
Viajante by Martina Behm in  Juniper Moon Farm Findley colour CROCODILE

Karla- 
Child Winter Cardigan by Elena Maltseva in Berroco vintage
Norwegian Star Mittens by Rhonda Stovin in sport weight cascade 220
Reyna byNoora Laivola - SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Wine Green
Tutti-Fruitti Socks by Janet Rehnfelt in Patons North America Stretch Socks in Fruit slices

Karla's Area 51
Inland by Jane Richmond
BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie

Spin me 'round!

Emily - Tour De Fleece - Spinning a Romney storm. Flick carding and spinning from the lock.
I've joined Team Canada and Team Sasquatch
She missed some spinning time due to Ikea and Lee Valley Tools (here is the Wagon
She aquired these books Put 'Em Up by Sherri Brooks Vinton and Homegrown Tea by Cassie Liversidege

Karla - NADA

Design features

Emily- NADA
Karla- Child's cardigan sleeves, again. Norwegian Star mittens troubles with the thumb. 

Stash Enhancement

Karla -  Knitscene accessories and Vogue knitting magazine. She mentions Lightweight Pullover and Fringe Cardigan 
Emily-  Wine from La Frenze

Best laid plans

Emily- More canning. thinking about finding a quilting pattern. One day I'll sew myself a dress using  (Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time by Tanya Whelan). Back on the 4000 piece puzzle

The Koombotcha was knit up by Alittleposey from the 2 Knit Lit Chicks
We are going to Knit City in October 
Karla - Foolproof KAL starts July 12th! My plans are to knit all the things...

FO’s - 
Karla - Low Tide by Tin Can Knits in Patons Kroy Sock.

Emily-  Finished reading Adventures in Yarn Farming by Barbra Perry. She started reading Do No Harm by Henry Marsh 

Talky Talk
Karla moved!
The knitting tool kit android app
Knitting in the Park August@ 8 Parkinson Rec. 11:00-3:00
Decked out!

Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla - growing pains.
Emily - No Hands

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Jun 22, 2015

Episode 11
Introductions
Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry Karlacrafts on Intagram and Twitter and pinterest
Emily -  EmGemKnits - Intagram and Ravelry. EmKnits on Twitter

Shout Out
Billan87 on Ravelry
Fairy_llittle and scilla__p on Instagram of Twitch and Stitch podcast on youtube.

We are having issues with uploading the podcast so that you can download it. We are working on it!

What's knitting now 

Emily  -
Viajante by Martina Behm in  Juniper Moon Farm Findley colour CROCODILE

Karla- 
Colour Block Inland in Martha Stewart Alpaca
Langfield by Martina Behm in Trekking XXL
Child Winter Cardigan by Elena Maltseva in Berroco vintage
Low Tide by Tin Can Knits in Patons Kroy Sock.
Norwegian Star Mittens by Rhonda Stovin

Color work link for the Philosophers Wool

Spin me 'round!

Emily - Back on the Polwarth - done.(The Sunlight Shawl for Sad Peopleby Sylvia Bo Bilvia)
Flick carding and spinning Ramboulette. Preparing for Tour de Fleece. I've joined Team Canada and Team Sasquatch

Karla - NADA

Design features

Emily- NADA
Karla- Lace repeats in Low Tide

Stash Enhancement

Karla -  3 braids of teal corridale from Knotty by Nature and Sweet Fibre Super Sweet Sock in Hippolyta. 
Emily-  new hand-spun if that counts 

Best laid plans

Emily- Goals have been set for Tour De Fleece. I want to spin 350g in total about 15g (0.5oz) per day with a goal of 35g on the challenge day. My streatch goal would be to spin a full 500g
She also plans to do LOTS of canning this summer
perhaps make some Cowichan style sweaters for the kids and also make a larger Anders sweater for Christmas

Karla - Tour de fleece traditional 3-ply

FO’s - 
Karla - Langfield out of 100% Alpaca Swirl in a teal and light teal colour

Emily-  NADA 

Talky Talk
Creative Bug
The Artful Parent
Can all the things!!! Canning Season Podcast 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla - the witching hour, trying to eat and feed the babe at the same time is a struggle. 
Emily - Sleep training the Bug


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Jun 9, 2015

Intros
Karla K-Rae on Ravelry Karlacrafts on Intagram and Twitter
Emily -  EmGemKnit - Intagram and Ravelry. EmKnits on Twitter
What's knitting now 
Emily  -Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel in Patons North America Kroy Socks 4 Ply colour RAGG SHADES
Viajante by Martina Behm in  Juniper Moon Farm Findley colour CROCODILE
Simple Lines by maanel in Ella Rae Lace Merino colour MULTY

Karla- The Elder Tree Shawl out of handspun Smith and Ewe merino silk top in the Winter Sky colourway.
Colour Block Inland in Martha Stewart Alpaca
Langfield hats! I cast on 2 of these, one in  Trekking XXL (frogged my Fork in the Road Socks) and the other in Swizzle Alpaca. I'm loving the modular construction. 

Spin me 'round!
Emily - Back on the Polwarth about 0.5 oz
Karla - Finished plying Caliope's Fibre Triple batt with a single of black alpaca from Sierra Vista Alpacas. With the extra alpaca I experimented with a Navajo ply. She might use this to make ghost dance by beth whipkey. Thinking about spinning my Muse Fibre Works braids and plying them to maintain the gradient this way.
We mention how much we like Emily's Echo Flower Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen

Design features
Emily- did stockinette knitting on garter stitch sleeves on Top down garter stitch baby jacket. Frogged and restarted Schponcho because I know I forgot increases.
Karla- Frogged the Fork in the Road socks, would really like to knit this pattern in a self striping yarn. 

Best laid plans
Emily-  Viajante, spin and join tour de fleece (Team Sasquatch) might spin some Romney fleece, cloth diapers, maybe some new project bags
Karla - Busy/Quiet book for baby. Frogged Itineris then did a citric acid soak to set the dye. Tutorial compliments of the Knitmore Girls. Karla will run #FoolproofKAL Starting July 12 - October 12
Karla is thinking of doing some more designing. Keep your eyes peeled! 

FO’s
Karla - Owl Jar Cozy and the Elder Tree Shawl
Emily-  Top Down Garter Stitch Baby Jacket by Nancy Elizabeth Munroe - in 100% wool Violets Colourway (Handspun)
Old Growth by tincanknits in EnviroTextiles, LLC Hemp Wool Blend (curry)

Stash Enhancement

Karla - Birthday patterns (FoolproofBedford, and Sleepy Snake and Mischievous Mouse)
Emily- Ashford Traditional wheel with kate. 7 Skeins of Araucania Nature wool in a blue from Lynden Tree Yarns. The Handknitters Yarn Guide by Nikki Gabriel

Talky Talk
Karlas retreat is cancelled.Perhaps Knit Social has something in the works for the future though... They also host Knit City from October 3 & 4.

Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla - Standing up and falling down.
Emily -Teeth and sleep. Always teeth and sleep then vomit. 

Enquiring minds

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May 14, 2015

Episode 9

Shout Out
Thanks to vi0let for introducing herself in our introductions thread. 

Also thanks to Wendy (antigoneelectra) for the lovely iTunes review

What's knitting now 

Emily  -
Top Down Garter Stitch Baby Jacket by Nancy Elizabeth Munroe - in 100% wool Violets colourway (handspun)

Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel in Patons North America Kroy Socks 4 Ply colour RAGG SHADES
Viajante by Martina Behm in  Juniper Moon Farm Findley colour CROCODILE
Simple Lines by maanel in Ella Rae Lace Merino colour MULTY

Karla- The Elder Tree Shawl out of handspun Smith and Ewe merino silk top in the Winter Sky colourway.
Colour Block Inland in Martha Stewart Alpaca

Spin me 'round!

Emily - Back on the Polwarth about 0.5 oz
Karla - NADA

Design features

Emily- Made a mistake in Cladonia lace had to tink back a row
Karla- minor inland

Best laid plans

Emily-  May KAL Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur using Caterpillergreen yarn and making it larger We will talk about it on this thread  #catgreenKAL
2x baby cardigans

Karla - felted bag, Itineris Frog it good!

FO’s

Karla -  Here fishy fishy fishy in Lionbrand fisherman's wool that I dyed with Easter Egg dye
Salish toque Sylvia Olsen Philosopher's colourwork method 

Emily-  Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur in Olive Branch by CaterpillarGreen (who is actually Catherine and her sample project is here

Stash Enhancement

Karla - Sylvia Olsen books - Knitting Stories and Yetsa's Sweater she also got Working with wool signed, 
Emily- nada

Talky Talk
Knit Social Summer Knitting Retreat, O'keefe Ranch


Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla - Sick babies
Emily - rolling on the change table, climbing, sleep refusal--> through the night


Enquiring minds

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Apr 25, 2015

Episode 8

Shout Out

EmKnits on Twitter - OPPS

Knit Social & Yarn Harlot for an amazing retreat

What's knitting now 

Emily  -Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel in Patons North America Kroy Socks 4 Ply colour RAGG SHADES
Viajante by Martina Behm in  Juniper Moon Farm Findley colour CROCODILE
Simple Lines by maanel in Ella Rae Lace Merino colour MULTY
Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur in Olive Branch by CaterpillarGreen (who is actually Catherine and her sample project is here

Karla- The Elder Tree Shawl out of handspun Smith and Ewe merino silk top in the Winter Sky colourway.
Not so crazy stripes tee in  Sandnes Garn Mandarin Petit in four different colours
Here fishy fishy fishy in Lionbrand fisherman's wool that I dyed with Easter Egg dye
Colour Block Inland in Martha Stewart Alpaca

Spin me 'round!

Emily - NADA
Karla - NADA

Design features

Emily-  NADA
Karla- minor fish features, skipped increase, too few rows etc etc

Best laid plans

Emily-  May KAL Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur using Caterpillergreen yarn and making it larger We will talk about it on this thread

Karla -  start thinking about gift exchange designs. Scarves and hats in extra bulky

FO’s

Karla -  NADA

Emily-  ANTLER CARDIGAN
Combley Mitts by Jane Lithgow in Alpaca

Stash Enhancement

Karla - Caterpillar Green Yarns! Shawl:Skyline,Ocean sunset Socks:Peacock
Black Alpaca Fibre
Acorn stitch marker case by Amirisu

Emily- Caterppillargreen yarn - Shawl - Olive Branch x2, Concrete and tuilps x1 Beta (yellow) x1 Sock Concrete and Tulipsx1
I want to use the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West for the concrete and tulips colourway. 
Glitterati sock mini skein from Sweet Georgia
The fibre I talked about was Aurelia Wool

Talky Talk
Retreat - it was awesome.
Bodega Ridge Resort

Karla mentioned the Last Knitter Standing board game 

Knitting stretches

Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla - Sleeping through night! teeth...
Emily - clingy, life without mom This is the app we talked about Wonder Weeks

Enquiring minds

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Apr 12, 2015

Episode 7

Shout Out

Ros - AKA DanceNknit - Thanks for introducing yourself and commenting in our episode threads! 
Karen - AKA MrsOhh - Thanks for the rating on itunes and listening on your morning walks!

What's knitting now 

Emily  -Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel
Combley Mitts by Jane Lithgow
Antler Cardigan by tincanknits for the Knit Social retreat with the Yarn Harlot

Karla- The Elder Tree Shawl out of handspun Smith and Ewe merino silk top in the Winter Sky colourway. 

Spin me 'round!

Emily - 1 oz of Polwarth from Muse Fibre Works (website unavailable) Pinot Grigio colourway

Karla - Caliope's Fiber Triple blended batt 2-plied with black alpaca. 

Design features

Emily-  Sleeve on upside down. Forgot an increase in the cable 

Karla- Lonely tree shawl frogged

Best laid plans

Emily-  Finish Antler cardigan - then wristers. Figure out knitting to pack to retreat. Maybe Viajante by Martina Behm or Simple Lines by maanel Start spinning. 

Karla -  finish elder tree shawl.  KnittyWittyShelle's Elfe I love the contiguous sleeves and am going to knit the Not So Crazy Stripes Tee using a random stripe generator. 

FO’s

Karla -  sewing project bags, spinning and weaving (A beautiful mess tutorial)

Emily-  NADA

Stash Enhancement

Karla - patterns: Mini Cooper, Crazy Stripes Tee Trilogy, Elder Tree Shawl, Handbrake Cowl (All proceeds go towards cancer research)
Free scores! Business Casual, The Dijon Top, Dinosaur Jr, A River Runs Through Mitt, Ghost Dance

Emily- 14" straights. Antler buttons 
We also mentioned these patterns. 
Zaria by Shannon Squire
Diving in {recipe} by Mam'zelle Flo

Talky Talk
books
Sylvia Olsen
You can find more about the Coast Salish People here
wwkip
Tensor Women Slim Silhouette Wrist Support

Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla - Solid food

Emily - Teeth. Crawling

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Mar 28, 2015

Episode 6

What's knitting now 

Emily  -Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel
Combley Mitts by Jane Lithgow
Antler Cardigan by tincanknits for the Knit Social retreat with the Yarn Harlot

Karla- Itinieris Shawl
Moose Cardigan
Fork in the Road Socks
Lonely Tree Shawl

Spin me 'round!

Emily - finished a 2 ply 100 % wool in Violets. 13-14wpi (sport) approx 400 yds. Chain plied leftovers
Got old production wheel going. Acquired my friend Jody's Ashford wheel.
Will practice on Ramboulette then start on to Romney 

Karla - finished plying, 2 ply,  the merino silk top from Smith and Ewe 
Caliope's Fibre to ply with black alpaca. 

Design features

Emily-  nada

Karla- Reknitting the sleeves on the Moose Cardigan, tried to do them in the round and they're just not coming out right. Need more white yarn. 

Best laid plans

Emily-  Finish Antler cardigan. 

Karla -  Work on the Blue Sands Cardigan (Coral Sands)
Made her Dad a vest.

FO’s

Karla -  Camp Out Fingerless Gloves and entered them into the #treatyoself15 KAL through In A Sknit

Emily- Nada

Stash Enhancement

Karla - Jane Richmond BOGO (sorry, it's over now) PalladeogeorgiaManda Ruthchilds classic reglan pullover

Emily Knit picks wool of the andes and brava. Mom & Me knits. A bunch of DPNs and notions. 


Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla - Preparing for summer, been looking for UV suits and hats at second hand stores

Emily - Got my handwoven wrap. Teeth!!! Scooting

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Mar 19, 2015

Episode 5

What's knitting now 

Emily -
Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel using Kroy sock yarn in Ragg Shades
Combley Mitts by Jane Lithgow - 2 ply alpaca
Antler Cardigan by tincanknits - Sweet Fibre Merino Twist Worsted in Sketchbook 
plying Louet 100% wool in violets
spinning orange/yellow polwarth its Muse Fibre Works (website unavailable) Pinot Grigio colourway.

Karla- 

Camp Out Fingerless Mitts by Tante Ehm in Noro Shiro (40% wool, 30% silk, 30% cashmere)
Spinning on Merino Silk Top from Smith and Ewe in Winter Sky (80% merino, 20% silk)
In celebrating National Crochet Month -  Big Girl Bonnet by Karla Rae- Berroco Vintage DK
Sewing drawstring project bags!

Design features

Emily- Combly mitts - did not provisional cast on for thumb
Socks - knot in yarn that disrupted the colour changes. 

Karla
Explorer vest I want to use all the lighter colour that are at the end of the skein in the body so I stopped knitting top down and cast on bottom up. I did a 3 needle bind off. 

Camp Out Fingerless mitts I wanted the teal colour for around my fingers and there's only one length of it in the ball so used the ball winder to find the middle of the green and split the ball in two. I'm knitting these two at a time. Not super happy with the thumb gusset. Feel it should be bigger but I'm just knitting as written. 

Best laid plans

Emily-   Wash/ flick card then spin that fleece then maybe make Pumpkin Ale by Ysolda Teague
practice on rambouillet

cloth diapers, curtains. 

Karla -  Would like to do a sweater. Currently have Blue Sand Cardigan by La Maision Rililie in hibernation. Would also like to do Inland by Jane Richmond.

Sewing plans include more project bags and a couple of gifts I can talk about on the next podcast. 

FO’s

Karla - Fruit Loops Gloves in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Berry Tart.
Explorer Vest by Julie Gilliver using a DK weight mill end I picked up in Hawaii at Island Yarn and Art Supplies 

Emily- NADA

Stash Enhancement

Karla - Vegan Yarn Deneb in the Logwood colourway and two rovings from Smith and Ewe. (Chrissy from Snappy Stitches likes Smith and Ewe too.)

Emily - white Romeny fleece from Tapestry farms (jehesla@shaw.ca)

Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla

Emily - no more liver 

Enquiring minds
Please introduce yourself and let us know where you're from on our introductions thread.

Feb 28, 2015

Episode 4


What's Knitting Now 
Emily-
Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel
Combley Mitts by Jane Lithgow
Antler Cardigan by tincanknits

Karla
Fruit Loops Gloves by Natasha Sills
Bluebird of Happiness by Sara Elizabeth
Teething toys 

Design Features

Emily- Troubles starting with spinning. No knitting design features. 

Karla- Time to knit?!

Best Laid Plans

Emily-
Top Down Garter Stitch Baby Jacket by Nancy Elizabeth Munroe - Going to try to find stashed yarn. I have a 2 baby baby shower coming up. 
Viajante by Martina Behm kadiam made one for show and tell at KnitSocials Springbrooke retreat last year.
Bonnie Birds by Barb Brown I have yarn from Dye Cauldron in the colour way Okanagan Lake and a blank.
#10 Sheer Stripe Raglan Pullover by Mari Lynn Patrick In the new Vogue Knitting. Keeping my eye out for yarn. We also mentioned how much we love this cloche pattern from Vogue Knitting 
Sewing stuff - curtains, high chair thingydiaper covers

Karla -  Mukluks by tincanknits
Homespun House Podcast - Mini Skein exchange

FO’s

Karla - HO Fuit Loops gloves and a couple of birds

Emily- mad Project bags using this tutorial


Stash Enhancement

Karla - Tin Can Knits BOGO - Sale on unit March 8th Exchange rate


Emily -New Vogue knitting magazine 


Life Long Learning

Karla - Nope.

Emily - Nope. 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla - Swimming Lessons, not sleeping

Emily - Baby led weaning. Please nap. Full baby roll overs - thankful for hardwood. 

Enquiring minds
Where are you listening from?

Feb 15, 2015

What's Knitting Now 

Emily - Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes

Karla - Working on fruit loops glovesitineris shawl, dishcloths crochet pattern of my own. Chain 31, *sc, dc, skip 1 Repeat from star to end chain 1 turn. Start again at *

Design Features

Emily- Heel flap on Vanilla Latte 3 times. miscounted stitches for the heel flap.

Karla- Zuzu's petals stop and restart three times, fruit loops gloves yarn vomit!

Best laid plans

Emily- Top Down Garter Stitch Baby Jacket by Nancy Elizabeth Munroe, Antler Cardigan by tincanknits using Sweet Fibre 
Combley Mitts by Jane Lithgow. She picked up a new to her sewing machine and wants to make suck pads for her Ergo carrier, and some knitting box bags.  

Karla -  vestuary - Stash and Burn podcast. Something for L. Asked Mom for knitting requests and she'd like socks and a short cowl. Cowl will be my own design with a basket weave stitch from Basketweave Scarf by Ann Budd out of Happy Feet DK and she requested black socks and I offered up the sport weight Zauberball in the domino colourway. I'm going to use the Fish Lips Kiss Heel tutorial and the slipped stitch pattern form Vasama by Anna Johanna.

FO’s 

Karla - Zuzu's petals (Rose petals) and mojo socks

Emily- Baby surprise jacket, She also mentions finishing the Antler Mitts b

Stash Enhancement

Karla - Nicole C. Mendez nicolecmendez.etsy.com two skeins stripy sock, lionbrand woolease thick and quick. A Homespun House exchange. icord knitting machine. 

Emily. - Kroy sock yarn from tofino in Ragg Shades, malabrigo sock in eggplant, fleece artist woolie in undyed from mad about ewe fine yarns in Nanaimo

Life long learning

Karla - On Mom's cowl I plan to do an icord cast on and bind off. 

Emily - mastering the sewing machine its a Bernina Record 730

Adventures in Mommyhood

Both babes have had roll overs. We talked about the challenges of sleep for both baby and mommy with no clear solution in sight. Karla is struggling with sleeping through the night and afternoon naps. Emily is struggling with naps. Both of us are struggling with entertaining the babes all day long.

Enquiring minds

What kind of other hobbies do our listeners do? 

Jan 25, 2015

What's Knitting Now (0:33)

Karla has joined the 88 Stitches 2015 UFO-Off KAL the Things and is currently knitting the Mojo by Donyale Grant in Patons North America Kroy Socks FX, the Zuzu's Petals by Carina Spencer in Mirasol Yarn SawyaFroot Loop Gloves by Natasha Sills in SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love SockChild Winter Cardigan (Moose Cardigan) by Elena Maltseva in Berroco Vintage™ DKItineris by Hilary Smith Callis in Two Junipers Yarns and madelinetosh tosh merino lightBluebird of Happiness by Sara Elizabeth (Karla is making it into a mobile).  She also just cast on Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel.

Emily is currently knitting the  Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes in   Done roving yarns Frolicking Feet in Wine Country and Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann in Sidar Denim Tweed.

Design features (19:05)

Emily had some trouble with her Vanilla Latte socks. She accidentally shifted on of the ribs over one stitch. She was able to drop down and fix them with a crochet hook.  

Karla is not convinced that the sleeves on the Moose cardigan are going to fit in the armholes. She (almost) promises to update us next episode. 

Best Laid Plans (21:15)

Emily has big plans to knit the Antler Cardigan by tincanknits with Sweet Fibre She is going to use her Knit to Flatter Craftsy class to make sure it turns out amazing. She also wants to make a pair of the Combley Mitts by Jane Lithgow

Karla would like to try out the Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist to make her Lover the perfect pair of socks. She is planning on taking part in #OperationSockDrawer this year and have some more hand knit socks for herself. She also wants to make turban headband and top down fingerless mitts. 

FO’s

Karla recently completed Henry's Sweater by Sara Elizabeth Kellner for her Lil’ man. She also finished Siena Mittens by Annie Watts for her SIL.

Emily just finished the Speckled Shrug by Lion Brand Yarn using cascade Ecos+ in burgundy she upped the needle size to a 6mm/us10.


Stash Enhancement

Karla picked up some yarn at knit and chat and  7 skeins of Arautania. She also talked about some of the yarn she recently stashed on Ravelry it was a lot. Check out her stash here

Emily got some Lornas Laces, Shepard Sock in grape gastby for Christmas from Karla


Life Long Learning

Karla would like to learn Briioche and double knitting this year. She really likes Stephen West's Syncopation Adoration. She just read Cast On and it was a full issue about Brioche. She was inspired to learn double knitting when she bought a copy of Wilson's Mitts

Emily would like to try brioche this year. She would love to make the Champagn Bubbles Brioche Lace Scarf. She picked up the Knitting Brioche book by Nancy Marchant from the library. Went to spinning today want to participate in their workshops and try to do more spinning. 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Karla is working on getting a consistant nap out of her son. 

Emily is struggling trying to get her daughter on to a bottle. 

Enquiring minds

We want to know what you want to know!

Jan 25, 2015

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. 

Intros 

Emily -I teach math and science at a local high school. I have been knitting since 2007. I taught myself to knit mostly using YouTube. I took a quick mitten class at my lys and have been unstoppable since.  I have been learning to spin for about a year on a wheel I salvaged from the attic at my school. I can crochet if I absolutely have to but I'm not very proficient. Aside from the fibre arts I enjoy cooking, baking, gardening and wine. I married my husband in 2013 and we had a daughter in the fall of 2014.  You can find me on Ravelry and instagram as EmGemKnits. 



Karla- I'm a French immersion middle school math and science teacher. I’ve been knitting since 2009 and spinning since 2013. My maternal grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 5 and had me making butterfly fridge magnets for her ladies church bazaar. I was inspired to knit after meeting Emily in my practicum. I took a class at my local yarn store and haven’t looked back since. My son was born in the fall of 2014. I enjoy all things crafty and consider myself a maker. I can be found on Ravelry as K-Rae and on instagram and pinterest as Karlacrafts.



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