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 Sawya, Froot Loop Gloves by Natasha Sills in SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock, Child Winter Cardigan (Moose Cardigan) by Elena Maltseva in Berroco Vintage™ DK, Itineris by Hilary Smith Callis in Two Junipers Yarns and madelinetosh tosh merino light, Bluebird 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.