S2:E14 Swatch: Adding Beads to Knitting



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
Ravelry Designs: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tamara-moots
Etsy Shop (Knitwear Designs, Stitch Marker Sets and more): Tallgrass Knitting
Sign up for her newsletter here




Spinning Abstract Fiber
Knitting on Rainshine by Boo Knits out of Juniper Moon Farm Findley (this was the mystery yarn that Ryan removed the ball band from immediately upon entering the house so she's glad to have figured out which yarn it is). 
Knitting on Out of Darkness by Boo Knits out of Juniper Moon Farm Findley. 

Still on the Hot Chocolate Hat knitting jag. This time she's knitting a bright, bright yellow one with a sunflower stitch marker. The cables on this hat still make her happy both while she is knitting them and while she is wearing them. 

Swatch: Adding beads to knitting

Sherri and Tamara take a few minutes to record a short Swatch Episode. As we round into a new year and are still under lockdown, we'll be adding some of these shorter Swatches in between our longer normal episodes.  

In this Swatch, Sherri and Tamara talk about adding beads to knitting. Knitting that is dripping with beads is something Sherri really loves. This was Tamara's first time trying it - she kind of expected it not to be her thing but it turns out she loves it too. They took a little time to discuss how and why to add beads to knitting. They both enjoyed the Knitting with Beads Made Easy Craftsy class by Laura Nelkin. Tamara also found this short Very Pink Knits video a great first look at the process.

Podcast Announcements

Tag us on Instagram using #geminatepodcast 

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

  • Watched the movie Medicine Man (1992, Sean Connery in the Amazon rain forest) as part of the teen's "cultural heritage" project. This movie held up pretty well. 
  • The older teen spent a good chunk of a recent Saturday attending the Prairie Winds Festival. It was virtual this year so different. They still spent all day learning and playing music together. Then they each recorded their part separately and sent it off to be compiled into this concert. She's thrilled he was able to do this to fill the gap this last year has left in their normal. 


Popular posts from this blog

S4:E2. Swatch: Churro yarn from Tierra Wools.

S4:E3. Field Trip: Watkins Mill State Park

S4:E6. Swatch with FiberTerian: KC Historic Garment District Museum