9A: Shawlettes.


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

Current Projects

Taking spinning classes at home to make up for missing ply Away. Using Blueprint so I can support a platform that supported the teachers.
Ply to Knit: Spin the Yarn You Really Want by Jillian Moreno
Spinning Dyed Fiber by Felicia Lo
Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time by Clara Parks
Yarn Substitutions Made Easy by Kellie Nuss
Drafting from Worsted to Woolen by Jacey Boggs Faulkner 

Started the Rosalind Hat test knit.
The Prairie Rose Cowl test knit is ongoing.
Garden seeds are growing like crazy.
The offer for knitters to choose two of my currently available self-published Ravelrypatterns for “free”. The “free” is in quotation marks because I do ask knitters spend the money the patterns would have cost to safely support a local small business if possible. So far the response has been way higher than expected and I love the thought of all the support to local businesses it can generate. You can see the post in the promotion thread hereThe codes are STRONGERTOGETHER and FLATTENTHECURVE. 

Finished Projects

Handspun yarn!

Top down tunic out of Treasure Goddess DK Treasures in the color Ruby Daggers!
Malachite Cowl is finished. Working on pattern edits to get both the Malachite Cowl and Malachite Shaw ready for test knit. Out of Dream in Color Jilly in the color Green Lantern. 

What We've Been Wearing


Basic Mittens. On dog walks off and on as our spring weather gets warmer.
Judy Ponytail hat - great for a bad hair day!

Topic of the Show: Shawlettes

Sherri and Tamara talk about shawlettes in general plus which shawlettes they've knit and wear. They also touch on when and where and how to wear them. Shawlettes are great projects for that one skein of special fingering weight yarn in your stash.

Sherri's favorite shawlette projects are the Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark and Bad Oyster by Alex Tinsley. You can see Sherri's Swallowtail project here (named "OMG the best knit ever" because she liked it so much) and Sherri's Bad Oyster here.

Tamara's favorite shawlettes to knit and wear are Close to You by Justina Lorkowski, her Lavinia Shawlettes (she has two and is glad she can wear them now that the pattern is released) and the Malachite Shawl (but she can't wear that one out and about yet as the pattern hasn't been released for test knitting quite yet). She really enjoyed knitting the Triangular Scarf in Leaf Pattern from the Knitted Lace of Estonia book. You can see her project here.....before the cat chewed holes in it. Bad cat.

Podcast Announcements

Geminate Podcast group on Ravelry and follow us on Instagram at geminatepodcast.
Tag us on Instagram using #geminatepodcast and #gp20hats2020 and #gp20in2020

Ravelry board on the Geminate Podcast for "20 Hats in 2020".  Check out the Ravelry board for a thread about the episode. Tell us how you are supporting local in this Ravelry thread. Each post will be an entry to win one of two random drawings! A winner in the USA will receive a Treasure Goddess Yarn Sparkle Cowl Kit and an international winner will receive a Ravelry pattern download of their choice (with a cost of up to $10). The thread will close Friday, June 19th.


Sherri:  Do over. The wheel started spinning the wrong way during a Zoom Meeting and she didn't notice.

Tamara:  Mental space. Having a hard time making decisions

Showcase and Reviews

Sherri and Tamara talk about Wichita Woolery yarns - her yarns, her great colors and specifically her fingering weight yarn. The Wichita Woolery mainly sells at yarn events (Tamara found her booth at the Wamego WoolFest in January and 2020 would have been her first year selling the Estes Park Wool Market) and online through The Wool Market & DIY School in Hutchinson, Kansas right now.

Breaking News: Wichita Woolery has a new website.

That's Entertainment

Listing to the Dresden File books.
Taking at the Blueprint classes

Watched The Mandalorian on Disney Plus. Keeps saying "This is the way around" about stuff around the house now...the teens are not amused.
Watched Frozen on Disney Plus.
Watched Frozen II on Disney Plus.
Watched Onward on Disney Plus.
YouTube short Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self.
Reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for Book Club.
Working the New York Times Crossword Puzzles together as a family.

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)

Space AlertKnitability: 0 (There's just not time with everyone running around and the soundtrack playing in the background.) This is a game the younger teen picks. It is a cooperative team survival game where players become crew members of a small spaceship. The missions last just 10 real-time minutes. You make decisions ahead of time about who will take care of which kinds of tasks, who is the captain and so on. Then you press start and the mission runs on a soundtrack....it moves really fast with "intruder alerts", "incoming messages", "communications down" and so on. Everyone is running all over in real-time to defend the ship and hold it together. Fast. Fun. Hard to stay alive. 


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