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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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Sep 15, 2022

Introductions

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

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits 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 - I have an Exploration Station on the needles, and a Cumulus in mohair and gold glitter yarn. A pair of slipped seedling socks by Jocelyn Shuman in a cascade self striping

 

Karla - 

Cobblestone Cowl by Kaye Adolphson

Fleegle’s Toe Up Socks 

Twofold Cowl by Carina Spencer

Nurture Bralette by Celine Feyten



FO’s -

Emily -Turtle purl purple stripes (Twillight)

 

Karla 

Slipped Seedling Socks by Jocelyn Shuman - Test knit and tech editing

A bulky cowl out of Sugarbush Chill in blush and gray

 

Design features - 

Emily- made my sock bigger by the toe.

Karla - should’ve swatched for the cowl but nbd, sock knitting machine is a dud.

 

Spinning

Emily - super fine yellow something. Started a new thing to chain ply. Small bird workshop.. 

Karla  -  I finished a fingering weight 3 ply 100% merino and now I’m teaching my neighbor!

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - I drew that F*cking horse

Karla - I really want to sew but I need to find someone to co-parent my loom

 

Stash Enhancement

By Emily- got new sock yarn - Gauge seconds, rose hill yarns (gave that to my mom), fibre, scissors and stitch markers from fibrations. Looms galore.

Karla - some cute knitting stickers from Crafty Jacks and some second hand yarn for Sadie’s Christmas gift.

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Knit birthday socks in this pattern, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol.  this point who really knows. Envelopes are stuffed and addressed. Just need to be mailed. 

Karla -KAL! #colderthanawitchsKAL

With colder weather coming as well as Halloween we thought we would host a Knit Along (or crochet) to keep those tatas warm. The #colderthatawitchsKAL will run from now until October 31st on Ravelry. Hashtag your projects #colderthanawitchsKAL and tag @relentlessknits to promote the KAL and post your FOs in this thread! Knit as many wooly over-the-shoulder boulder holders as you can before October 31st as you can for more entries!

Prizes will be drawn at 12pm PST on October 31st, 2022!

Here are some boob warmer ideas to knit or crochet but we’re not choose-y! You know your bod! Knit something that will work for you!

https://ravel.me/K-Rae/c1

 

Talky Talk

Emily -Knit City!

Karla - Classes are starting at Kelowna Yarn and Needlecrafts and I’m on Saturday mornings for a variety of classes.

 

Adventures in Mommyhood 

Emily- Kindy Back to school

Karla - Screaming + earplugs = :)

Jul 10, 2022



Introductions
Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest
Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits 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 - I have an Exploration Station on the needles, and a Cumulus in mohair and gold glitter yarn. A pair of vanilla socks in Turtle purl purple stripes (not the actual colour way) and a pair of slipped seedling socks by Jocelyn Shuman in a cascade self striping

Karla - 
Cobblestone Cowl by Kaye Adolphson
Slipped Seedling Socks by Jocelyn Shuman - Test knit and tech editingFleegle’s Toe Up Socks 

FO’s -
Emily - I must have finished those handspun socks
Karla - Baby Clayoquot by Tin Can Knits in Estelle Merino DK

Design features - 
Emily- I’ve mised a few slipped stitches along the way
Karla - too much contrast on the cowl so picked another fingering weight yarn, knitting swatches for heel turns

Spinning
Emily - I have not
Karla  -  been thinking about it but no

Crafternoon/Sew-what
Emily - I’m making a magnet with my library take and make craft kit
Karla - Sock Knitting machine!!!

Stash Enhancement
By Emily- I got an extra of addi tips in 4 and 4.5mm 
Karla - nope

Best laid plans
Emily - Knit birthday socks in this pattern, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol.  this point who really knows. One day I’ll stuff envelopes - we are doing a thourugh overhaul of the loom room right now so this may actually happen.
Karla -summer of socks? I dunno, just do what I want :D

Talky Talk
Emily -Knit City!
Karla - Small Bird Workshop at Kelowna Yarn and Needlecraft on Saturday, July 16th

Adventures in Mommyhood 
Emily- Ains is looming. The dog likes yarn. Lizzy is throwing down in public 
Karla - Summah Time!

Intro and outro audio

Jun 9, 2022

Introductions

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

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits 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 - I have an Exploration Station on the needles, and a Cumulus in mohair and gold glitter yarn. A pair of vanilla socks in Turtle purl purple stripes (not the actual colour way) and a pair of vanilla socks in hand spun from last episode.

 

Karla - 

Aros by Petit Knit in Zealana Rimu

Baby Clayoquot by Tin Can Knits in Estelle Merino DK

Ghita Cowl by Helga Isager

Fleegle’s Toe Up Socks 

 

FO’s -

Emily - None

Karla - not today!

 

Design features - 

Emily- None, I haven’t done enough knitting

Karla - carrying mohair in intarsia

 

Spinning

Emily - I have not

Karla  -  drop spindling

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Embroidered 3 hexagons - trying with no hoop

Karla - nada

 

Stash Enhancement

By Emily- I did not

Karla - Sugar Bush Chill potential Pilot Pullover

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Knit birthday socks in this pattern, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol.  this point who really knows. One day I’ll stuff envelopes. 

Karla -plans are out the window, the latest development is the sock knitting machine

 

Talky Talk

Emily -I may stuff envelopes today - this was a lie. Olann released a pattern 

Karla - Sign up for a retreat

 

Adventures in Mommyhood 

Emily- We’re sick again. Got to teach at Ainsleys school. 

Karla - haircut fixed-ish, riding bikes to school

May 23, 2022

Introductions

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

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits 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 - I have an Exploration Station on the needles, and a Cumulus in mohair and gold glitter yarn. A pair of vanilla socks in Turtle purl purple stripes (not the actual colour way) and a pair of vanilla socks in hand spun from last episode.

 

Karla - 

Aros by Petit Knit in Zealana Rimu

Baby Clayoquot by Tin Can Knits in Estelle Merino DK

 

FO’s -

Emily - None

Karla - Two at a time Toe Up Socks with a fleegle heel by Happeeknits

 

Design features - 

Emily- None, I haven’t done enough knitting

Karla - knit night increase debacle on Aros

 

Spinning

Emily - spinning some yellow stuff Smith and Ewe Started to ply, but broke a single…. 

Karla  -  drop spindling

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Nothing

Karla - nada

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- nope

Karla - mini skein sets in the sale bin

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Knit birthday socks in this pattern, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol. Beach Daydreams shawl https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beach-daydreams

 

Karla -Seaglass Sweater KAL with knitmore girls and lady dye yarns.  finish the monster pants, write up the design and start another. Wip bins. Crystal Fragments Shawl by Stephen West

 

Talky Talk

Emily -I may stuff envelopes today.  

Karla - retreat is this weekend! Tea Cozies - Susan Cowper

 

Adventures in Mommyhood 

Emily- Not much. We’re always sick

Karla - haircut

May 12, 2022

Introductions

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

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits 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 - I have an Exploration Station on the needles, and a Cumulus in mohair and gold glitter yarn. A pair of vanilla socks in Turtle purl purple stripes (not the actual colour way) and a pair of vanilla socks in hand spun from last episode.

 

Karla - 

Aros by Petit Knit in Zealana Rimu

Fougasse by Bristol Ivy in gift yarn from Ireland

Toe up Socks

 

FO’s -

Emily - None

Karla - Bulky toque

 

Design features - 

Emily- Forgot how many stitches I cast on for socks, but I’m sticking to it. 

Karla - none

 

Spinning

Emily - spinning some yellow stuff Smith and Ewe Started to ply, but broke a single…. 

Karla  -  none

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Finished my frames - I think I said that last week. 

Karla - pressed flowers

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Midknit cravings in a harvest colour way, and a beauty braid of Sweet Georgia BFL in farm to table, an enamel pin that says, “Knit fast, die warm.”

Karla - none - what?! Bought an ipad

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Knit birthday socks in this pattern, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol

Karla -Tossed the stash! Seaglass Sweater KAL with knitmore girls and lady dye yarns.  finish the monster pants, write up the design and start another. Wip bins.

 

Talky Talk

Emily - I bought envelopes!!!! I’m making progress on this and I have everyone’s address. I just need to stuff them, and pay for shipping.  

Karla - 

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Another plague. Books, bookmarks. Really, everyone has been good. 

Karla - karate

Apr 27, 2022

Introductions

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

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits 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 - I have an Exploration Station on the needles, and a Cumulus in mohair and gold glitter yarn.

 

Karla - 

Aros by Petit Knit in Zealana Rimu

Fougasse by Bristol Ivy in gift yarn from Ireland

Bulky toque

Toe up Socks

 

FO’s -

Emily - None

 

Design features - 

Emily- Exploration Station gauge

Karla - saga of the bulky toque

 

Spinning

Emily - spinning some yellow stuff Smith and Ewe (?). Started my second singles

Karla  -  did some drop spindling and ordered spindles for the retreat!

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Embroidery progress

Karla - Abi needed a zipper

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Nothing, I’ve been so good. 

Karla - Garage sale yarn and wips! All the mohair, knit picks shadow, lang yarns neon

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Knit birthday socks in this pattern, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol. Cast on a set of socks for work.

Karla - finish the monster pants, write up the design and start another. Wip bins.

 

Talky Talk

Emily -Still have commit to knit prizes in the back of my head. I had the plague.  

Karla - Funny story about Kelowna events

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- The plague.

Karla - sass & demands

Apr 10, 2022
Introductions

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

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits 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 - I have an Exploration Station on the needles, and I cast on Cumulus Blouse by Petit Knit

Karla - Fougasse by Bristol Ivy!

Toe up Socks

 

FO’s -

Emily -I didn’t finish anything but I put pom-poms on my hats

Karla

 

Design features - 

Emily- I didn’t knit enough to make mistakes - can’t find the cord for my sewing machine

Karla - braining to figure out where I was

 

Spinning

Emily - haven’t touched it

Karla  -  Drop spinning!

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - paper mache pigs, finished the tables. Ains wants to learn to sew

Karla - not this time

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- nada

Karla - Rimu for Edith

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Knit birthday socks  in this pattern, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol. Maybe cast on a Cumulus in white mohair and gold sparkle yarn? 

Karla - Aros Sweater by Petit Knit, toss the stash for Seaglass

 

Talky Talk

Emily - I have 4 of 5 addresses. 

Karla - Retreat registration

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Lizzy rides a bike

Karla - Bike to school

Mar 31, 2022

Introductions

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

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits 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 - I have an Exploration Station on the needles. 

 

Karla - 

New design is coming soon!

Toe up Socks

 

FO’s -

Emily -spiral socks in the Barn Owl Yarn by Rose Hill Yarns

Karla - Aeon Vest by Hilary Smith Callis

 

Design features - 

Emily- Brioche blunder. Bugs

Karla - dropped stitch, design process

 

Spinning

Emily - spinning some yellow stuff. Almost done my first singles

Karla  -  nada, going to try out some drop spindles

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Fence, tables

Karla - Needle felting!

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- 52 Weeks of socks

Karla - went back for the Rimu, also picked up at Loop Kensington in Calgary a new project bag and 3 half skeins of house dyed sock yarn.

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Knit birthday socks  in this pattern, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol. Finish the WIPS. Maybe cast on a Cumulus in white mohair and gold sparkle yarn? 

Karla - Aros Sweater by Petit Knit

 

Talky Talk

Emily -Still have commit to knit prizes in the back of my head. I will package them TODAY.

Karla - Retreat registration

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Fuse beads

Karla - bike to school! Family Trip!

Mar 13, 2022

Introductions

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

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits 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 - spiral socks in the Barn Owl Yarn by Rose Hill Yarns, and I have an Exploration Station on the needles. 

 

Karla - 

Aeon Vest by Hilary Smith Callis

Dinosaurs to Crochet!

 

FO’s -

Emily - I finished my 5th Hex for my Embroidery kit.

Karla - sample for the mending class

 

Design features - 

Emily- Second spiral sock mind bender

Karla - at the same time...

 

Spinning

Emily - I finished a braid of Sweet Georgia. I can’t find the tag but I think its BFL. Fractal spin fingering weight

Karla  -  nada, going to try out some drop spindles

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - puzzles

Karla - modeling clay

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- gold sparkle yarn

Karla - might go back for some Rimu

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Knit birthday socks  in this pattern, prepped for the retreat, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol. Finish the WIPS. Maybe cast on a Cumulus in white mohair and gold sparkle yarn? 

Karla - Chunky Magnolia is next on the to finish list, needle felted animals

 

Talky Talk

Emily -Still have commit to knit prizes in the back of my head. One day I will send out prizes. coming up. ← That. I’m going to put this on my spring break list. 

Karla - heading out to do pruning this morning

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- sick kids this week The great toy organization of 2022

Karla - throwing sand, show and tell

Feb 27, 2022

Introductions

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

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits Ravelry. 

 

Shout outs

Salo9979 From Seattle! New Grandma knitting for the babes!

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 - spiral socks in the Barn Owl Yarn by Rose Hill Yarns, and I have an Exploration Station on the needles. 

 

Karla - 

Aeon Vest by Hilary Smith Callis

Basic Toe Up Socks

 

FO’s -

Emily - I finished my 4th Hex for my Embroidery kit. I finished two of the sparkly hats (Magpie Darling). Also finished my vanilla socks. 

 

Karla Guess Who Gloves by Holli Yeo

 

Design features - 

Emily- none really. My embroidery floss keeps knotting… 

Karla - Fixed a student’s sweater

 

Spinning

Emily - No, but I’m hoping this bi monthly reminder will get me started again. ← I did look at my wheel fondly yesterday

.Karla  -  nada

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Cooking/Baking/puzzles

Karla - made focaccia bread yesterday! 100 day t-shirt, Abi sewing skirts



Stash Enhancement

Emily- Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Sage. 

Karla - sale sock yarn

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Knit birthday socks  in this pattern, prepped for the retreat, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol. Finish the WIPS. Maybe cast on a Cumulus in white mohair and gold sparkle yarn? 

Karla - Obsessed with the Yarnspiration Pretty Puzzle Points Blanket

 

Talky Talk

Emily -Still have commit to knit prizes in the back of my head. One day I will send out prizes. coming up. ← That. I’m going to put this on my spring break list. 

Karla - 

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- sick kids this week. 

Karla - Screen Free Fun Times

 

Feb 15, 2022
Introductions

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

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits 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 - Sparkly hat for the girls (Magpie Darling) One is done, the second… I ran out of glitter.    Socks x2 for me, and I have an Exploration Station on the needles. 

 

Karla - 

Guess Who Gloves by Holli Yeo

Aeon Vest by Hilary Smith Callis

 

FO’s -

Emily - I finished my dishcloths. And I finished my 3rd hex for my SAL (embroidery)

 

Karla -  

Crochet Rope Basket  Youtuber One Dog Woof

 

Design features - maybe instead of going through everything in the last month, pick one thing we’re really proud of that we were able to figure out?

Emily- I ran out of sparkle yarn. I did terrible travel knitting packing and ended up with no knitting.

Karla - stalling out on the Aeon Vest

 

Spinning

Emily - No, but I’m hoping this bi monthly reminder will get me started again. 

.Karla  -  nada but Max is a naughty dog 

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Cooking/Baking

Karla - Shashiko mended my jeans! Has me thinking about tons more projects, bought hats and shoes to embroider and pulled out a pair of jeans to decorate.



Stash Enhancement

Emily- Ancient Arts Yarn in Sunshine Coast colourway - Sock yarn - 437yds. Rose Hill yarns - Ice wine and Barn Owl colourways Sock yarn - 463yds each 

Karla - Nada but ordered some things!  Sock knitting machine part.

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Knit birthday socks  in this pattern, prepped for the retreat, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol. Finish the WIPS

Karla - I love the Sea Glass sweater by Wool and Pine and have decided to toss the stash, destash by selling and donation and put together some odd skeins for the sweater.

 

Talky Talk

Emily -Still have commit to knit prizes in the back of my head. One day I will send out prizes. coming up. ← That. I’m going to put this on my spring break list. 

Karla - Summer of Yarn and Fibre by Yarn Okanagan, Knitting Retreat

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Dance class… Other than that the Hoobs are good. 

Karla - Tired two weeks

 

Jan 31, 2022
Introductions Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Emily -  EmGemKnits, EmilyTheTechEditor - Instagram, and  EmilyTechEdits 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.

 

Where have we been since April 4th 2021?

HAPPY PODIVERSARY! Been working on this on/off since Jan 25th 2015

Karla - COVID and Family have been keeping me very busy, I’m on the JOHS committee at work and there’s been lots of reading and needing to pay attention to restrictions and protocols in schools that it’s taken up a lot of my time. 

I’ve also had an addition to my job description where I run a hydroponic farm on our school property. I’ve been busy with creating programs within the school to educate students around farming and food security. 

My kids are both in full-time school now and managing them and their adjustment to that has also taken a lot of bandwidth. 

I’ve also been doing a lot of designing and learning around fibre arts, I’ve taken a few classes with Knit City Virtual around Coast Salish Weaving, Spinning and Designing. I hosted a couple knit alongs over zoom with the local fibre artists guild and I’ve been teaching classes at Kelowna Yarn and Needlecraft since Sept 2021 and creating new classes for that. 

I’m currently in the process of designing two classes for the Okanagan Knitting Retreat in May and organizing Yarn Okanagan’s Summer of Fibre and Yarn Tour. 

 

Emily and I were able to visit each other early summer at her family’s cabin and will be seeing each other at the retreat in May.

 

Emily - Life has been lifey. I’ve accepted 2 positions in my school district working in Learning Support and Inclusion Support. The girls have transitioned back to school and daycare and we continue to stay busy with life. I’m looking forward to teaching a sock class at the Okanagan Knitting Retreat in May. 

 

I’ve waxed and waned in my knitting enthusiasm and picked up embroidery in the last few months, I LOVE it! 



What's knitting now

Emily - Sparkly hat for the girls (Magpie Darling - , socks (always) for me, and I have an Exploration Station on the needles. Dishcloths. 

 

Karla - 

Guess Who Gloves by Holli Yeo

Aeon Vest by Hilary Smith Callis

 

FO’s -

Emily - I don’t even know anymore. I finished Forsythian. A bunch of socks. Maybe a hat or two?

 

Karla -  

Autumn League Pullover by Alexandra Tavel

Winston Pullover by Jane Richmond

Stephanie Pearl Mcfee’s Patreon socks

Dino Hat

Skimmer Socks

Abi’s Hufflepuff scarf

Magpie Darling Hat

Granny Square Bag

 

Test Knits

 

New Published Designs

 

Design features - maybe instead of going through everything in the last month, pick one thing we’re really proud of that we were able to figure out?

Emily- I started my Blackwork Embroider SAL. I’m behind but I’m so proud of my progress. 

Karla - Abi’s Hufflepuff scarf, started out black with yellow stripes and had to restart, then right at the beginning had 1 stripe instead of two so without taking it off the machine I ripped out the 




Spinning

Emily -I did do some spinning, and I love it it’s just not my go to. I took an online course with Kim Mckenna about short backwards draw and learnt lots. 

Karla  -  Finished some handspun for Jocelyn, Intro to spinning class coming up at retreat. 

 

Crafternoon/Sew-what

Emily - Not much other than my standard fibre arts. 

Karla - Trick or Treat Bags and Sleepover/carry all bags for the boys

 

Stash Enhancement

Emily- Sugar and Candy Large project bag, SQ of Lettlopi, skein of cascade heritage sock in raspberry. My embroidery kit and SAL

Karla - Too much to list but the amazing ones that come to mind are KZip Advent, Gauge Dyeworks socks and hat planet distance self-striping. A couple of amazing facebook marketplace scores of sweater quantities. 

 

Best laid plans

Emily - Get my sample socks  in this pattern prepped for the retreat, cast on my birthday sweater - Vintersol

Karla - Working through wips, planning classes, more designs

 

Talky Talk

Emily -Still have commit to knit prizes in the back of my head. One day I will send out prizes. coming up. ← That. 

Karla - Steek This Cup Cozy by Rachel Molenaar I created an editable google sheets where you can format your own colours 

 

Adventures in Mommyhood

Emily- Everyone is doing pretty good. Bedtime has been ok. I despise Dance class. Watching Movies 

Karla - getting into a groove, screens is our biggest battle.

 

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