Episode 69: Through the Magic of Technology
Book Talk Starts at 35.25
We still have some unclaimed prizes from our Prize-A-Palooza giveaway (to celebrate 2000 members in our Ravelry Group). Please check our Episode 66 Blogpost to see if you won.
Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL will officially begin July 1. You will have until August 31 to post pictures of any bears completed in 2014 to our FO thread to be eligible to win some great prizes. Please go to the Mother Bear Website to purchase your knitted or crocheted bear pattern.
- A big THANK-YOU to tmkr for her planned generous donation of $1 per bear to the Mother Bear Project for each bear completed for our KAL!
- Jan in British Columbia, Canada gifted a Mother Bear pattern to an 83-year-old knitter friend. This friend has since knitted 55 bears since January! Wow.
- We have received prize donations from Brenda Castiel (goodstuff on Ravelry) Designs and Estella Haines (onemorerowplease on Ravelry) designs for the KAL.
You have until June 15th to enter to win this skein of Dream in Color Jilly. You can enter here.
Tracie will be attending Spinning at the Winery at the Retzlaff Winery in Livermore, CA on June 7th. Rumor has it that DH Ryan will be attending this event with her.
Afternoon Tea shawl by Helen Stewart, using Dream in Color Jilly in the Shy colorway
Stitch Surfers #1 by Louise Roberts, using Becoming Art Cielo Fingering in the Midnight Mountain colorway and Becoming Art Jolie Sport in the Looking Glass colorway.
Simple Skyp Socks #2 by Adrianne Ku, using Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Fantasy Sock Yarn.
Mother Bear #36
Knitted Knockers #2 & #3
Flash Air Tote (the Plein Air Tote by Amanda Schuezger), using Newton's Yarn Country Flash in the Green colorway
Jilly Millrace by Elizabeth Doherty, using Dream in Color Jilly in the Cloudy colorway
Barb is working on:
Foolproof cowl by Louise Zass Bangham, using Forbidden Woolery Wrath in the Lump of Coal color way and Forbidden Woolery Pride in the Darkest Emerald colorway
Rhombi Cardigan by Terri Kruse, using Neighborhood Fiber Company's Studio Sport in the Columbus Circle colorway
Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman, using Gnome Acres House Gnome in the Tonto colorway
Tracie is working on:
Twisted Rib Neck Warmer by Michelle Johnstone, using Anzula Nebula in the Kale colorway
Coachella by Fathom Harvill, using Microfiber Ribbon by Tess Designer Yarns
Spring Showers by Joji Locatelli, using DK Superwash Merino/Nylon by Newton's Yarn Country
Victorian Birdcage Socks by Cat Bordhi, using Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet
Symbiotic Cowl by Hanna Maciejewska, using Baa! Sonoma in the Mystique and Blue Sapphire colorways
Tracie is setting aside the Knitting Rose Blossom Sock yarn in the Girl on Fire colorway until she decides for sure which cardigan she wants to knit!
Tracie is stalking the Hitofude Cardigan - she wants to make it in a silvery-gray color as a summer cardigan. Coincidentally, Barb is also planning to knit this cardigan out of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light that she has in stash.
Barb has finished:
Criminal Damage by Margaret York
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (Barb was very lukewarm about this book)
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon (LOVED this book!)
Tracie has finished:
Little Girl Lost by Brian McGilloway
Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (a big thank you to Pinneguri for the link to the YouTube narration!)
Barb is currently reading:
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
A Good and Useful Hurt by Aric Davis
Tracie is currently reading:
Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah
I'm Down by Mishna Wolff
Two Sisters by Mary Hogan (family secrets and everything…Tracie says to check it out!)