Episode 1A: It's Like Germinate Without an R




Hosts

Sherri. Host, knitter, spinner, and fosters dogs.

You can find Sherri as
TangledThread on Ravelry
Instagram: geminatepodcast

Tamara. Co-host, knitter, knitwear designer, hiker, mom.

You can find Tamara as
tammo on Ravelry
Instagram: tamaramoots
Blog: www.tamaramoots.com
Knitwear Designs: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tamara-moots 

Introductions

Sherri and Tamara introduce themselves.
Sherri explains the podcast name Geminate.
Geminate - 1 : arranged in pairs : duplicate 2 : being a sequence of identical speech sounds (as in meanness or Italian notte \ˈnȯt-te\ "night") 

Current Projects

Sherri:
Bolero Cowl by Tamara Moots out of Treasure Goddess DK Treasures Ghost Ship.
Tea With Jam and Bread by Heidi Kirrmaier out of Mirasol Yarns Sisa.
Swing Cardigan by Sherri out of Kim Dyes Yarn

Tamara:
Salt River Sweater is almost done with edits and ready to call for testers.
Lavinia Shawlette is also just about ready to call for testers.

Finished Projects

Tamara:
Winter Birch Sweater! Final edits and tech editing is finished and it is ready to release soon!

What We've Been Wearing

Sherri:
Winterberry by Jennifer Wood out of Cascade Yarns Sunseeker.
Sherri's Winterberry


Tamara:
Five College Sweater by Kirsten Hipsky out of Lamb's Pride Worsted in the color Prairie Fire.
Basic Adult Mittens. 
Neve Cowl (short version) out of Treasure Goddess Treasured Warmth Worsted in the color Copper Cove. 
Not knitting but Holiday Earrings! Bells, metal ball tree ornaments, santas, tiny presents, candy canes. 

Topic of the Show: New Years Goals and Plans.

Sherri:
Learn 12 new techniques.
Knit 2 sweaters out of handspun.
Knit 20 hats.
Take a class with Judith MacKenzie.
Start a podcast. - One thing done!

Tamara:
Uses the Chalkboard Method from Being Boss Podcast #79 for quarterly goals. Normal quarterly goals are things like Pattern Releases, Submissions, Blog Posts, etc.
At least 12 new pattern designs in 2020.
Continue reformatting older patterns to bring them up to current standards.
Choosing the yearly word of "Community" and trying to show up in places where it will help build community. 

Something New: New Cast On.

Sherri tried the Alternating Knit/Purl Ribbed Cast On. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7MKMlzVNzM

Tamara tried the Cabled Cast On cast-on from page 36 of the book Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor. Easy to accomplish and it is a pretty cast on that is very, very solid without much stretch at all.

Podcast Announcements

Tamara is offering a 25% off coupon for all of  her cowl patterns using the code "geminatepodcast" from January 1, 2020 through midnight CST on January 15, 2020.

Ravelry board on the Geminate Podcast for "20 Hats in 2020".

That's Entertainment

Sherri:
Watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer for her yearly rewatch.
Reading Storm Front (Book 1 of the Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher.

Tamara:
Watching Grease. As part of her husband's "cultural heritage" movie list for her teen boys. Also on the list and already watched: Demolition Man, Soylent Green, the first Terminator and lots of others. 
Reading Book 1 of the Maisie Dobbs series named Maisie Dobbs.
Read Night's Reckoning by Elizabeth Hunter.
She might have started a book club.

Board Games 

(with Knitability Rankings from 0 with no time to knit at all to 10 with time to finish half a sock during the game)

Terra MysticaKnittability: 3 or 4 (could go higher if we played more often).
Legendary: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Knittability: 5 (as the time to get back around to your turn isn't fast). 
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game. Knittability: 2 (fast paced game with very little time to touch the knitting).  


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