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Episode 82: Happy Holidays From the Chicks

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Book Talk starts at 38:27

This episode was recorded on December 19, 2014.


The Sweater KAL is ongoing!  Get your sweaters finished and post your FO picture here to be eligible to win one of three great prize packages.

Our Next KAL – the Alana-Along!You can knit any accessory or garment pattern by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, starting February 1, 2015 and finishing by April 1 (we may extend the deadline if we have lots of people knitting sweaters).You can knit multiple NNK designs, but we will be allowing only one entry per knitter for this KAL.Start thinking about what you’d like to make, and gathering your materials!

Barb recommends the Stitch Party Podcast (audio), with host flyingmuse.

She also recommends the video podcast The Knitting Den with Denise.

Events:
Barb will be attending the South Bay Knitting Retreat January 2-4, 2015 in San Juan Bautista.
Stitches West 2015, in Santa Clara California February 19 - 22, 2015.
The Northern California Knitting Retreat, in San Juan Ba…

Episode 81: A Podcast About a Podcast?

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Our Next KAL – the Alana-Along!You can knit any accessory or garment pattern by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, starting February 1, 2015 and finishing by April 1 (we may extend the deadline if we have lots of people knitting sweaters).You can knit multiple NNK designs, but we will be allowing only one entry per knitter for this KAL.Start thinking about what you’d like to make, and gathering your materials!
Can’t get enough of the Serial podcast?Check out Slate’s Serial Spoilers Specials – a podcast about a podcast!
The Yarnit – coming soon to the Leading Men Fiber Arts store
Barb has finished A Raspberry hat, using the 0-966 Sweet Pumpkin by DROPS design
The Irish Hiking Scarf by Adrian Bizilla using Cascade 220 worsted in a dark gray colorway
Malabrigo Hand Thingies by Anne Sahakian, using leftover Malabrigo Rios in the lotus colorway – a free pattern on Ravelry.Theses were supposed to be for her granddaughter Rachel, but they came out very small so she …

Episode 80: Most of the Stuff Was Really Immature

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Book Talk starts at 36:45

This episode was recorded on November 20, 2014

Barb and Tracie were guests on the Yarn Thing with Marly Bird podcast on November 20th.

Our Sweater KAL/CAL is ongoing until January 15, 2015.  We currently have over 30 sweaters completely in our Sweater KAL FO thread.  Come on in and join us!

Thank you for your iTunes Reviews!

Win an autographed copy of The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.  Enter to win via this thread on our Ravelry Forum.  Contest ends on December 1st.  Thank you to JanaNav for this donated prize!

Win this project bag, generously donated by Daisy50 of the Art Institchtute of Chicago etsy shop.  Be sure to check out her shop now for her Halloween/ Day of the Dead project bag sale!

Go to our blog to enter.  This contest will end on December 1, 2014.




Barb recommends 3 podcasts:
1.  The Minerva Turkey video podcast, hosted by minervaturkey (Shannon).  Available on YouTube and iTunes
2.  The Two Ewes Fiber Adventures audio podcast, hosted by 

Pop-Up Contest to Win a Christmas Project Bag!

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We received this super-cute project bag from Daisy at Art Institchtute of Chicago:
Would you like to win it?

1.  Post a comment on this blog to enter.
2.  Make sure you include your RAVELRY NAME or some other way for us to contact you if you win.
3.  This contest will end on December 1, 2014.

Good Luck!

Episode 79: Mini-Thumbs Down Is the Theme of the Day

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Book Talk begins at 35:05

Recorded on October 27, 2014

Our Sweater KAL/CAL is ongoing until January 15, 2015.  Information can be found here.  You can post pictures of your finished sweater here.

Lambtown vendors that were mentioned:
Invictus Yarns
Fishknits
DurenDyeWorks

Barb and Tracie have been asked to be on The Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird on November 20, 2014.  If you listen live (9 am Mountain Time 11/20/14) you can participate in a live give-away!







New Contest!  We are giving away a signed copy of the book, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.  Please go to our Ravelry Group and answer the question in the contest thread.

Thank you to JanaNav for donating this book to the podcast!











Barb recommends the video podcast Undead Yarn with KnittyGirl (Heidi).
Barb also recommends the audio podcast Kitchen Stitches, with Someryarns (Somer).

Upcoming Events:
Stitches West, February19 - 22, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA.  We will be hosting an informal meetup in the Lobby Bar, on Saturd…

Episode 78: She's So Fancy!

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Our Sweater KAL/CAL is continuing until January 15, 2015, so get busy!  Please check out the chatter thread for all the information you need to participate, and post your finished sweaters in our FOs thread for a chance to win one of our prize packages!
The Northern California Knitting Retreat (NoCKRs!) will be held April 17 - 19, 2015 in San Juan Bautista, CA.  If you are interested in attending, please go here for all the information. $265 per person.  
Tracie has finished: Mother Bear #50 - crocheted
Propeller by Woolly Wormhead for her niece Lauren

Her second Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier
Tracie has cast on: Ethan The Aviator by Gabrielle Danskknit in Cascade Bentley for little cousin Isaac

Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane in Araucania Tepa in the 1788 colorway, a beautiful sky blue/green variegated
She continues to work on: Canyonlands Shawl by verybusymonkey using Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in the Deep Blue Sea colorway
Cleito sleeveless top by Susan Mill…

Episode 77: I Might Do Math, OMG

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Book Talk starts at 33:55

This episode was recorded on September 30, 2014.

The Northern California Knitting Retreat (NoCKRs!) will be held April 17 - 19, 2015 in San Juan Bautista, CA.  If you are interested in attending, please go here for all the information.

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL is over and all the prizes have been claimed.


Our Sweater KAL/CAL is continuing until January 15, 2015, so get busy!  Please check out the chatter thread for all the information you need to participate.





The winner of the Hallowe'en project bag from the Art Institchtute etsy shop is announced at the end of this podcast.










You have until October 15th to enter the drawing for the ebook Sock Architecture by Lara Neel.  Go here to enter.

Barb highly recommends the Badass Survivors Podcast hosted by Melanie.  This is a podcast about dealing with breast cancer.  Melanie hopes to make it a gathering place for women with breast cancer, survivors of the disease, and those with loved ones going through t…