S2:E1 A New Season


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

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Tamara, co-host, knitter, knitwear designer, hiker, mom.
You can find Tamara as
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A New Season

Sherri and Tamara take a little time to talk about switching over to a new season and slightly different format to accommodate the realities of continuing to record remotely during the ongoing pandemic and to reintroduce themselves. 

Projects: Current, Finished and Fantasy

Sherri:
Finished Malachite Cowl by Tamara. Sherri's Malachite Cowl  
Fantasy Knitting Blanche by Cleonis

Tamara:
Picking back up sweater designs for the Fall and Winter! DK Weight top-dowl cabled sweater. Knitting the sample sweater out of Knit Picks Gloss DK in a beautiful deep, dark teal. 
Started a fingering weight shawl design. Knitting the sample shawl out of Wichita Woolery SW Merino 4-ly Fingering in a deep red named Cranberry. 
Released the Astrid tee pattern.
Finally opened her Etsy Shop Tallgrass Knitting.

Mulligan

Sherri:
Went through all of her WIPs and ripped out 7!

Tamara:
Knit a very nice cowl. Put it away to work on the written pattern later. Pulled it back and realized that she didn't take good enough notes as she worked to actually write the pattern. Ripped the whole thing back out and started all the way back over. The good news is that the sample cowl yarn of Nuna by Mirasol Yarn held up amazingly well to being knit, washed, blocked, frogged and reknit. 

Review: Knitting Needle Storage

Sherri and Tamara talk about using bait binders (sometimes called worm binders) for knitting needle storage. These binders are sold with fishing supplies for serious fisherman and work great for knitting needle storage and organization! Sherri uses a Plano Guide Series 3.0 Blade Bag and loves it. Tamara uses a  Bass Pro Extreme Double Worm Binder (no link available at the time of writing the show notes.....we really hope this doesn't mean that they are discontinuing it) and it provides excellent protection from the Tiny Cat (officially named Blargnarf Destroyer of Worlds) plus is a great compact way to travel with all of her knitting needles. 

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That's Entertainment (what we're watching, reading, eating and playing while we knit)

Sherri:

Tamara:
Finished our epic rewatch of all the Marvel movies in release order.
Now watching Agents of Shield Season 7 and Agent Carter episodes.
Socially distanced movies in the backyard!!! Princess Bride and Spirited Away
Buffalo Chicken in the Instant Pot!

Local Trivia

Operation See Local Things (because we aren't going on a road trip this year) #7
Monument Rocks National Monument (70 feet tall Niobrara Chalk formations in the middle of cattle grazing),  Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park (brand new shiny state park that looks quite a bit like the painted desert) and the furthest northern and eastern Pueblo Ruins (I had no idea there were Pueblo ruins in Kansas) at Lake Scott State Park. This was our furthest out local 3 things to see so we clumped them all together into one trip and made a day out of it. 4 hours from home....calling it a Day Trip since we aren't going on a road trip this year. 

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