Saturday, June 9, 2018

Episode 160: I Didn't Want Leg-Sized Arms on My Bear

Listen

Recorded on June 6, 2018
Book Talk starts at 28:20

Get ready for our summer swap (slated to begin in late June), hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.



We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes.  If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.  Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make!  And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.

Tracie talked about the Knitting on the Run podcast and thanked Monique for her mention of the Mother Bear Project on her podcast and encouraging people to knit or crochet bears!

KNITTING



Barb in her Welcome Spring cowl



















Barb has finished:
1.  Welcome Spring Cowl by Diane L. Augustin, using Stitch Together Dreamy DK in the This Pussy Grabs Back colorway
2.  Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lucas, using Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock Blank 
3.  Mother Bears #132, 133, 134

Tracie in her Leaf Press Shawl





















Tracie has finished:
1.  Mother Bears 125-130
2.  Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways
3. Maine Baby Hat by Fiber of Maine in Juniper Moon Farms Cumulus Dappled in the Coral Coast colorway

Barb continues to work on:
1.  Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
2.  Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.
3.  Fragment Tee by Clare Mountain using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blue Bell colorway

Gilda scarf




















Barb has cast on:
1.  Gilda scarf by Twisted Sisters using Fiesta Yarns Linette in the Tourmaline colorway
2.  Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Byner, using leftover Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Yarn in the Cosmic Speckle colorway


Tracie continues to work on:
1.  Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway
2.  Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway
3.  Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways
4.  Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway

BOOKS

Barb finished:
1.  Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
2.  Knitlandia by Clara Parkes
3.  The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson
4.  Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
5.  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See




Tracie has finished:
1.  Light in August by William Faulkner
2.  Beyond Obsession: The Shocking True Story of a Teenage Love Affair Turned Deadly by Richard Hammer

Barb is currently reading:
The House by the River by Lena Manta
















Tracie is currently reading:
2.  The Hot House: Life inside Leavenworth Prison by Pete Earley
2.  The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling













Podcasts recommended by Barb in Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down:  Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Happier in Hollywood - both are audio podcasts

Tracie recommends the podcast Little House on the Podcast.  


Monday, May 21, 2018

Episode 159: You Should Have One!


Recorded May 19, 2018
Book Talk begins at

Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along is over -  great job, everyone!  Listen until the end of the podcast to find out if you won a prize. 

Get ready for our summer swap (slated to begin in late June), hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.


Get ready for our next KAL!  We will be hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes.  If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.

KNITTING

Barb has finished:
Tailfeather cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Elemental Affects Cormo in a sage green color way
Gently Stirred Never Shaken shawl/scarf by Mac and Joe, using Baah La Jolla in 3 different colorways - Strawberry Shortcake, Deep Slate and Cotton Candy
Slable Hat by Woolly Wormhead using Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle in the Cosmic Speckle colorway.
Malabrigo Hand Thingies by Anne Sahakian, using leftover worsted scraps


Tracie has finished:
6th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from magic cake all in shades of green
Mother Bears 122 & 123


Barb continues to work on:
Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.
Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lucas, using Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock Blank.  

And has cast on:
Welcome Spring Cowl by Diane L. Augustin, using Stitch Together Dreamy DK in the This Pussy Grabs Back colorway
Fragment by Clare Mountain using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blue Bell colorway

Tracie has cast on:
Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway

And continues to work on:
Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways
Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway
Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway
Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways


BOOKS

Barb finished:
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
News of the World by Paulette Jiles


Tracie finished:
Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson
Family Album by Penelope Lively

Barb is reading:
Knitlandia by Clara Parkes

Tracie is reading:


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Episode 158: Again, I Didn't Want to Put It Down

Listen

Recorded on Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Book Talk begins at 37:20



Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along is almost over. It will continue until May 15, 2018.   the fun.  Be sure to post your finished socks here.  

Get ready for our summer swap (slated to begin in late June), hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.


Get ready for our next KAL!  We will be hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  We will be starting a chatter thread on the Ravelry forum.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes.  If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.

EVENTS:
Spinning at the Winery, Saturday, May 19, 2018 10 am -4 pm.  Come join us!

KINITTING
Tracie’s finished projects:
F829 Girl's Poncho Pattern by Plymouth Yarn, using Plymouth Encore Colorspun Worsted in the 8098 colorway, beautifully modeled here by niece Lexi!

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in the South by Southwest colorway


Adjoin toe-up socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel in Knitting Rose Yarns Tinkytweet (aka) Sparkle Yarn sock blank








Toybox Wee Wrap by Susan Barstein using Plymouth Yarn Toybox Rainbow.  Modeled here by the recipient, niece Lauren!

Barb's finished projects:
Stashbusting Helix Hat #7 by Jessica Rose, using DK weight scraps.
Rikke Hat by Sarah Young, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in the South by Southwest colorway
Mother Bear #130

Tracie is working on:
6th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake all in shades of green!
Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways
Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

Tracie has cast-on:

Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway
Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

Barb is still working on:
Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.
Tailfeather cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Elemental Affects Cormo in a sage green color way
Gently Stirred Never Shaken shawl/scarf by Mac and Joe, using Baah La Jolla in 3 different colorways - Strawberry Shortcake, Deep Slate and Cotton Candy
Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lucas, using Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock Blank.  

She has cast on:
Slable hat by Wooly Wormhead, using Knit Picks Hawthorne Multi in the Cosmic Speckle colorway

BOOKS

Tracie has finished:
News of the World by Paulette Giles
The Wife by Alafair Burke














Barb has finished:
Classic Krakauer: After the Fall, Mark Foo's Last Ride, and Other Tales from the Vault by Jon Krakauer
Loner by Teddy Wayne
The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances
The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones









Both Tracie and Barb finished I'll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara.  They discussed the book and the startling news that the alleged Golden State Killer was taken into custody this past week.

Tracie is currently reading The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson


Barb is currently reading:
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Episode 157: I Don't Know How They Keep That Place in Business


Recorded April 12, 2018
Book Talk begins at 36:50


Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along will continue until May 15, 2018.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  Post your finished socks here.  

Get ready for our summer swap, hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.

KINITTING
Tracie’s FOs:
Wee Wrap by Susan Barstein in Plymouth Rainbow Toybox in colorway 69
13 Knitted Knockers in Cascade Ultra Pima and CoBaSi Plus by HiKoo

Barb’s FOs:
Peer Pressure Shawlette #2, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Whiskey Barrel colorway

Tracie has cast on: 
Girl’s Poncho by Plymouth Yarn in Plymouth Encore Colorspun in 8198 colorway
Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in South by Southwest

She is working on:
6th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake all in shades of green!
Adjoin toe-up socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel in Knitting Rose Yarns Tinkytweet (aka) Sparkle Yarn sock blank
Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways
Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

Barb is still working on:
Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.
Tailfeather cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Elemental Affects Cormo in a sage green color way
Gently Stirred Never Shaken shawl/scarf by Mac and Joe, using Baah La Jolla in 3 different colorways - Strawberry Shortcake, Deep Slate and Cotton Candy

She has cast on:
Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lucas, using Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock Blank.  
Rikke Hat by Sarah Young, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in the South by Southwest colorway

BOOKS
Finished:
The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer
The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts
The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle


Finished books
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
The Flight Attendant by Chris Boujalian


Reading:
Alice by Christina Henry
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Currently reading
Classic Krakauer by Jon Krakauer
Loner by Teddy Wayne

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances