Episode 118 – Ann has a problem

Episode 118

Life is a little crazy these days.  We are going to be going to an every-other-week recording schedule.

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Episode 117 – Almost Christmas

Episode 117

Join us as we chat about what is going on in our knitting and non-knitting lives!

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Episode 116 – Harry Potter Day

Episode 116

It’s Ann’s Harry Potter day — She lived!  

The Frolic was awesome!! We all have decided we need a Breathing Space sweater and we both may have yarn for it already.

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Episode 86 – Knitting Makes it Better

Episode 86

Ann is a little off her game today due to a tragic accident involving a student from her school.  Knitting is good for the soul, and so let’s talking about knitting.   

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Episode 80 – It’s Raining Stash!

Episode 80 – It’s Raining Stash!!

Ann is thankful for smart children and is still being intentional.  And  Janis’ husband is going to be MIA for about 6 months due to a big project at work.   Read More


Episode 51- Words and Science

We are two tired podcasters this week, but we promise some laughs to go with our knitting. Click the read more button for all of the show notes

Episode 51


Ann – Black Forest Cardigan test knit *2015 goal*

  • Yarn: Handspun sport weight wool/silk blend
  • Color: Greens, blues and khakis
  • Needles: Karbonz interchangeables
  • Needle Size: US 6
  • Notes: Finished on the deadline with the knitting but not blocked.

Janis is saving all her finishing for Stash Dash! – (Stash Dash will begin at 12:01am on May 22nd and will run through 11:59pm August 14th.)


Janis – Paulie by Isabell Kraemer *2015 goal*

Ann – Trillian by Martina Behme

Janis – swatch for next sweater – Atelier by Heidi Kirrmaier

Ann – I have a confession…blanket squares

Janis – Sock Mitten

Waiting for Stash Dash

Janis – Geek Socks by Wei S. Leong

  • Yarn: Nomadic Yarns
  • Color: Gumdrops
  • Needles: Karbonz
  • Needle Size: 1
  • Notes: Sport base using 60 stitches; got sock rockets to try them in U.S. 1

Janis- School of Stash Socks–  started the Swirl E. Socks by Susie White *2015 goal* Changed to the Vanilla Bean Striped Socks by Emily O’Grady

  • Yarn: Must Stash Yarn
  • Color: Everything is awesome
  • Needles: Karbonz DPNs
  • Needle Size: US 0
  • Notes: Doing the Double gusset heel. One sock is done. Second sock is at the heel flap.

Waiting WIPs

Janis- Brian’s First SweaterFlax by tincanknits *2015 goal*

Janis- Quicksilver by Melanie Berg *2015 goal*

Ann – Sock Yarn Blanket (mitered square) *2015 goal*

  • Yarn:  Sock Yarn Scraps – various
  • Needles: Karbonz Interchangeables
  • Needle Size: US 3

Round and round

I got inspired by MDSW and wanted to spin. I started on my Targee in the CFF colorway. I am planning on a fingering weight sweater quantity, probably a three ply. 4 oz done


World Wide Knit in Public day 2015 – We are teaming up with Michelle from Actually Knitting and having a co-meet up!!

What: World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKiP Day)

Where: Heist Brewery in Noda

2909 North Davidson Street

Charlotte, NC 28205

When: June 13th, 2015

Time: 11:00am-Until

More details in Michelle’s Rav group about RSVPing

JOIN US!!  It’s going to be fun!!!!  #flatJanis will be there

Other stuff we chatted about

PAL KAL Actually Knitting podcast– my pattern Fletcher’s Falling Leaves Socks – 50% off code PALKAL50 through June 30

Infinite twist affiliate code CFG. Use for extra goodies anytime

Things we bought

Ann – Handbrake cowl by Kay Jones of the Bakery Bears Podcast – it is only 1 pound sterling which is about 1.60 US.  All of the monies go toward cancer research.  I think it will be great for handspun.

Both of us got Kirbywirby BFL. Damn it feels good to be a gangster


Where to find us

You can email us at CarolinaFiberGirls@gmail.com

You can find us on Instagram, Twitter and Ravelry as

Janis — JanisFicker

Ann — EAnnRN

use #CarolinaFiberGirls to show us what you are working on.

We also have a Ravelry group and a website– come join us!

Janis’ Arbonne Site

Ann’s Etsy Site

**for pictures of our projects, please check out our Instagram feeds (both are in the left side bar) and our Ravelry pages.**