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

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

 

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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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