Karla - K-Rae on Ravelry and Karlacrafts on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest
Emily - EmGemKnits - Instagram, and Ravelry . EmKnits on Twitter and EmGem on Pinterest
Crochetgeekgirl who is Jessica from Vancouver
Bobbilicious who is Bobbi from Illinois
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Meet a knitter
Hello ladies - I caught your most recent podcast (“Do Do That”) and thought I would come out of lurking and be a participant. It is not something I am used to be being - but here I am - re-entering the world … I loved hearing about your knitting - I remember your Michael’s days - and your adventures as new moms - I am no longer such a bright and shiny penny - I have some tarnish on me … Here goes …
Name: Janice (Jenise) Reilly
Raverly alias: Jahknees
Other Social media? Not really - I gave up on Facebook years ago when I found that I got tired of all the bragging (not everyone’s life is always that great, you know - or maybe it’s just that mine sucks??) Now I just lurk on my kids to see what they are up to - be careful what you ask - you may not like what you see!! Damn that Instagram it sucks you in and is a whole education in itself.
When and how did you first learn to knit? When I was 8ish in Brownies - Snowy Owl made us finish our swatches when all I really wanted to do was play on the playground with the rest of the younger kids - maybe that’s why I don’t swatch to this very day. I am still friends with Snowy Owl and she makes me dish clothes and slippers for my birthday. <3
What was your first project? I made a chunky cross over vest made with yarn from the Purple Door which was a fantastic 1970s wool shop in Kelowna - full of crochet granny squares and acrylic - it would be very hip today (!)
What is your biggest knitting disaster? Too many to name - mostly involving gauge issues - too small blankets, too large sweaters - wait! there was the most beautiful expensive Jo Sharp sweater I made with Jo Sharpe wool and promptly washed and felted (before I knew that hand knits could not be machine washed) - turned out alright - more fulled than felted and it fixed the gauge issue!
What are you most proud of as a knitter? My perseverance - technically I have frogged more than I have knit!
What are you favorite items to knit? Projects where gauge is not an issue - socks, hats and scarves/shawls/cowls
Are you a process knitter or a product knitter? Product - but mostly I just like to have something to do so I have an excuse to watch ridiculous amounts of Netflix (like seriously ridiculous amounts of Netflix - I cannot emphasize this point enough)
Do you have any knitting goals? Projects? Techniques? Master gauge so I can make things that actually fit and are not a surprise at the end
Why do you keep coming back to knitting? It is my relaxation and my sanity while raising 1 teen and 2 pre-teen girls - the hormones are killing me as they go through puberty and I enter perimenopause - my poor husband is a saint!
Do you do any other fiber arts other than knitting? Some small amounts of needle point, and I can crochet
Do you have any other super powers other than knitting? Being a mother to 3 girls. I am also incredibly logical and honest. Not always to my benefit. I can be a little bit blunt ;o) Also for an oldie, I have a reasonable knowledge of trendy things - I am stealth - I may look like a stogie middle age woman, but I know of what the youngun’s speak - oh yeah - and I thrift good! I am good at finding good things at Value Village.
Anything else you’d like to tell the world? (shameless self promotion!) Nope- self promotion is not some thing I am good at.
Good luck and I actually read your Podcast notes - they are incredibly detailed and well done!
What's knitting now
Emily - A Joyful Thread by Silvia McFadden (Softsweater) in Sweet Fiber Merino Lace rose gold, vanilla socks for Dan out of Meilenweit Lana Grossa, 2.75mm DPNs, Fly Away baby blanket by Tin Can knits in Cascade 220 Hudson Bay Colours
Advent calendar stockings (7 left)
Bridie for Bug in Sweet Fiber Canadian.
Bradway by Very Shannon in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, Stormcloud and Yellow
Karla- Going Graphic Blanket,Sunny Side [up!] by Isabell Kraemer
Emily Vanilla is the new black - CatGreen OMG you guys - Sock 2 started
Karla - First pair of Grandma’s socks!
Knox Mountain Knit Co
Chantal of Mudpunch
Jess of Haven Fiber Arts
Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman
Sylvia of Softsweater Knits
Jenni from the Lone Larch Podcast has offered money for shipping prizes!
Vanessa of Atelier 425
The Sexy Knitter!
Emily- F*ing bugs
Karla - 1 square not in pattern
Emily -. Finished the hand dyed corriedale, 2ply
Karla - Kinfolk Yarn and Fibre, spinning a 3ply merino/nylon for socks in the Tigerlilly colourway.
Best laid plans
Emily - Weave, baby blanket
Karla - Birthday Cast on! The Om Shawl in alpaca!
Emily- Yarn bowl, acrylic gifts
Karla - Kauni rainbow gradient, 100g corriedale batt
Denise of Sock Ruler
Brenda of Two Sticks and Ewe
Sara of Riv Creative
Sally of Yarn Friendly
Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram
For quarter 2 we are going to piggyback off the Wet Coast Wools KAL and if you knit for charity you’ll get an additional entry in the Q2 thread! That’s 3 possible entries. 1 for the gift knit, 1 for knitting from stash and 1 if it’s going to a charity! Wahoo!
The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!
It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop us a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!
Emily - Knit City 2017
Karla -Guild talk May 30th, WWKIP June 10, Baaad Anna’s at the Winery June 20
Emily - Learning to weave
Karla - Upcycled dream catcher
Adventures in Mommyhood
Karla- Sickness, toddler teeth
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