Thursday, February 27, 2014

Episode 63: Live From Stitches West 2014!

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No book talk this episode
The  keynote speaker was Myra Wood, author of the new book Knit in New Directions: A Journey Into Creativity.  Tracie and Barb are huge fans of Myra!

Barb took a class on photographing your knits with Kellie Nuss

Tracie took a class on knitting with beads with Betsy Hershberg , author of Betsy Beads: Confessions of a Left-Brained Knitter
Tracie's bead sample, created in Betsy's class

Hiya Hiya

Tracie and Barb both really missed Blue Moon Fiber Arts (because we wanted some Woobu and possibly some BFL Sport too) and Tess Designer Yarns (because we like to grope the Kitten and exclaim over their beautiful colors), who were not at Stitches this year :-(

Barb took a class on knitting socks in different stitch patterns with JC Briar, author of Charts Made Simple

Tracie took a class of special techniques with Anna Zilboorg, author of Magnificent Mittens and Knitting For Anarchists

Thank you to everyone who came to our Podcaster/Listener Meet-Up - it was great to see you all!
And of course, lots of wonderful listeners!

Did you think we were kidding about having Prize-A-Palooza when we passed 2000 members in our Ravelry group?  Well, think again!  
We’ve got books, patterns, stitch markers, yarn holders, pattern holders, and of course YARN YARN YARN!  Post in the Prizeapalooza thread to be entered to win!  And if you haven’t joined our Ravelry group yet – what are you waiting for?

California Revival Knits thread will close February 28!

Episode 64 will be just Tracie; Episode 65 will be Barb and her sister Ann; Tracie and Barb will be back recording together in Episode 66!

Our Colorwork KAL will begin March 1 – challenge yourself and join us!  Need some inspiration?  Check out the Tosh Tea Cakes set from Jimmy Beans Wool to make the Modicum Mitts by Rachel Roden

Friday, February 7, 2014

Episode 62: Tracie Will Not Be Climbing Mt. Everest Either.

Book Talk starts at 41:25
Join our Read-Along!  We are reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The "unofficial" Poncho Comeback KAL continues on…come join us!

Kickstarter Campaign to bring knitCompanion to Android!  To donate, click here.  To find out more about what knitCompanion is, click here.  Barb and Tracie use and love knitCompanion and want to spread the joy of this fabulous program to all knitters!

Our Colorwork KAL starts March 1 and goes till May 1!

Stripes, stranded, intarsia – challenge yourself!  Anything bigger than a coffee cozy will count in our prize thread.  And please let us know if you’d like to donate a prize.  

Shorty’s Sutures audio podcast – crochet-friendly!

We will be at Stitches West 2014 - Feb 20-23, 2014, in Santa Clara, CA!  Please join us in the hotel bar on Saturday afternoon for a fun, relaxed meet-up – bring your knitting and hang out!

Tracie’s Fo’s
Christian’s Hat by Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes.  Tracie has no idea why Ravelry posted this picture upside-down.
Spring Thaw cowl by Rebecca Hill

Barb’s FO’s
Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea

Close-Knit Waffle Hat by Leah Bandstra
Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington
Zebra Woobie from the Woobie ebook by Kris Carlson

Greenwillow Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty

Review: California Revival Knits by Stephanie Tallent

Click here to enter to win the ebook, courtesy of Cooperative Press

Barb is watching Breaking Bad

Tracie thinks the International Skating Union’s “new” system of scoring (instituted in the wake of the 2002 Pairs gold medal controversy) is actually helping!