By Starjay Knits
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Meet Stariel and MJ, two friends who knit together, despite living 2000 miles apart.
||CleanEpisode 34 - Oh the Places You'll Knit||This week MJ and Ariel are joined by Steph to talk about knitting on the go. How do we choose the knitting we bring when we travel? What types of projects are best? How much knitting do you need to bring?||1/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: Goodbye Old, Hello New!||2014 is over, and 2015 has begun! This episode Ariel and MJ discuss their knitting goals for the past year and how they fared. They also reveal their crafting (and other!) goals for 2015!||1/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Pattern Problems||This week, Kate Atherly joins Ariel and MJ to talk about knitting patterns. Her new book, Pattern Writing for Knit Designers, is a great resource for designers looking to write clear and complete patterns. We talk about a few topics relevant to...||12/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: If you're gonna buy me a present...||This week Ariel and MJ talk about gifts to give to knitters. From large to small, here are some gifts that most knitters would probably appreciate.||12/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Quick Knits for Quick Gifts||The holidays are coming, and people are thinking about knitted gifts. This means chunky yarn and fast knits - Ariel and MJ have some suggestions for you!||12/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: My First Sweater||This week (actually several weeks ago) Ariel and MJ talk to you about their first sweaters, their favorite sweaters, and some other sweaters that they've knit.||11/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Birds of a Feather Knit Together||This week Ariel and MJ are joined by Mia of the Stitches 'n YOs podcast to talk about knitting groups. Ariel and Mia met years ago at a knitting group in Oregon, and they share their experiences there and with other knitting groups.||9/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Podcastiversary||In this episode, recorded on the one year anniversary of the first Starjay Knits Podcast, Ariel and MJ talk about the past year. What have they liked best about the podcast and what do they hope to do in the future? They also discuss some thoughts on...||7/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - A Long Time Coming||In this episode, Ariel and MJ talk about their project timelines. MJ works on one project monogamously and generally gets done quickly, while Ariel likes to work on many things at a time and finishes after a little while... or maybe years.||6/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: I want to knit that!||This week we discuss how we choose projects. Sometimes it's a yarn we want to use, sometimes a type of item, and sometimes a specific pattern.What inspires you to knit a particular project?||5/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Blog or Bust||This week Ariel's friend Andi joins the podcast to talk about blogging. How did we start our blogs? Some thoughts on platforms, topics, and keeping the blog interesting. And the most important question - what to write about?||4/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Home Is Where the Knitting Is||This episode Ariel and MJ talk about where they like to knit, and some of the weird locations or situations that they've knit in.||4/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Three Ply||This episode, Ariel and MJ are joined by a special guest... Ariel's friend Cathy who is visiting from the Boston area! They talk about their knitting adventures in Seattle, as well as a topic that is near and dear to them (but not as much to MJ):...||3/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - Let's Ravel It||Ravelry has tons of great uses and features, something to suit everyone! This week Ariel and MJ talk about their favorite uses of Ravelry, and how it has changed their knitting.||3/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: The STASH!||This episode Ariel and MJ talk about their stashes, which vary greatly in size. Learn about stash philosophies, strategies for using stash yarn and preventing stash growth, and how they feel about their yarn.||3/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: The Best Yarn Store Ever!||This episode, Ariel and MJ talk about their ideal yarn store. It's a fantastic place which stocks a variety of indie hand-dyed semi-solid sock yarn, and is staffed by a hot animal-loving barista / knitting expert guy who makes free whale-sized mochas!...||2/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Come Knit With Us!||What could be better than knitting? Well, how about knitting with other people? This week Ariel and MJ talk about knitalongs, from broad themes to specific patterns to mystery KALs, knitting is more fun when you do it together... or is it? Hear about...||1/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - The Beginning of the End||Ah, the new year, it must be the time to prepare for Doomsday! Ariel and MJ talk about the essential things to watch, listen, and read in preparation for the end of all things, including a new book, Doomsday Knits. Get yourself ready, you never know...||1/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - 2013 In Review||The year is ending! This week Ariel and MJ talk about the big events of the year, like starting this podcast, knitting milestones, and a roundup of what they knit and designed. Plus a few patterns they fell in love with this year, even if they're not...||12/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: While You Were Knitting||Wondering what to listen to or watch while knitting (or not knitting)? Ariel and MJ talk about stuff they do while they knit, other than knitting. From books to TV shows to podcasts, they've got it covered. This episode's guest supervising producer is...||12/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - All I Want for Christmas Is Yarn||The season is approaching! Ariel and MJ discuss Thanksgiving and gifty desires (both knitting and not) for the upcoming holidays. Plus Ariel's sweater dilemma - to modify a pattern for a different gauge, or choose a new pattern entirely? You can weigh...||11/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - (Don't) Move to Seattle!||Ah the pacific northwest! Ariel talks about the awesomeness that is life in Seattle, from knitting culture, to heavy traffic, and the love for Cameron Crowe movies! Then the conversation goes further up north to British Columbia to review a new book,...||11/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Starjay Knits Plus One||It's time for a very special episode - guest-starring Cory of Indie Knits! Ariel and Cory talk about their Rastita Design Challenge, currently in progress on their blogs. The three of us also get into the details of pattern writing, including the...||11/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Wrap up that knit!||It's getting pretty chilly - it must be gift knitting season! Ariel and MJ talk about knitted gifts they've made, not only for Christmas but also babies, birthdays, and everything else in between. And Thanksgivakah is coming. Time to pull out that...||10/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: I choose you, yarn!||A wild Malabrigo appears! Ariel and MJ attempt to make Pokemon references while discussing how they choose yarn - both for a specific project and in general. There are many important things to consider, including fiber content, color, and squishy...||10/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Tools, Notions, and Beyond!||This week Ariel and MJ discuss their favorite knitting tools besides needles and yarn. From stitch markers to chapstick, cats to needle gauges... they use it all. Also, darning needle preference is a topic of hot debate! Bend or no bend?||9/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - I Know What You Knit This Summer||Ariel & MJ talk about what they did this summer - knitting and otherwise. From books and movies to gardening and coffee, this episode covers it all!||9/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Weapon of Choice||From circular to straight, from dull to super pointy, from metal to bamboo and everything else in between, Ariel and MJ talk about knitting needles along with not-an-age-old debate: maga-log or catal-zine? And possible future episode: attack of...||8/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: In the Knitting Library||Must have books! Ariel and MJ share some of the favorites from their knitting library: from stitch dictionaries, to how-to guides, to pattern books. And you heard it here - the boyfriend sweater curse is out and “the ultimate i-cord curse”...||8/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - The Turning Point||Today Ariel & MJ talk about their favorite thing to knit... socks (or maybe cats) and what type of heels are they like best. Also, there's a contest for episode 5 at starjayknits.com!||7/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Leftovers Anyone?||Ariel and MJ talk about what they're knitting, and some cool patterns and ideas for using up leftover yarn.||7/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - The Tale of Twin Socks||Ariel and MJ talk about what they're knitting, the twin socks they've knit and plan to knit in the future, their stashes. Also, what to do about yarn in the event of a zombie apocalypse.||7/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - When Knitting Attacks!||Ariel & MJ discuss their knitting disasters and successes in the second episode.||6/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Getting to know you||Meet Ariel & MJ and hear about how they met, how they learned to knit, and a bit about their knitting styles||6/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
I love the conversations that these two amazing ladies have with each other. It's like being. A fly on the wall I the room.
I find the stero recording hard to handle. I would love to hear a recording that isn't one in one ear and the other in the other. They never talk over each other so I'm unsure why it's done.
But fantastic and makes me happy to listen to.