Episode 74: It's a Cute Little Stash

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Keep cranking out those bears!  The Mother Bear KAL FOs thread will close September 1.  Make as many bears as possible!  Remember to post each bear in a separate comment, as each comment = 1 entr
Donated by floridakelly – a whole bunch of super nice yarn, mostly Noro, and 11 books! 
Thank you, Kelly – you are amazing!

We will be having another Sweater KAL/CAL to get you ready for winter!  It will run from September 15 to December 15, and it must be an adult-sized sweater with some kind of sleeves to qualify for the prize drawing.  If you’ve never knit a sweater before, this is the time to give it a try!  We will have a list of some patterns that would work well for beginners on our Sweater KAL Chat thread.

Tracie and Barb will be at:
Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 6 – October 11 – Tehachapi, CA
Lambtown – October 4-5 – Dixon, CA
Stitches West – February 19-22 – Santa Clara, CA

Barb finished her second pair of Stitch Surfers.  She loves this pattern, but is ready to be done with it for a while.

Tracie finished her second Infamous Hobo Bag (but still needs to line it) and her Drifting cardigan.  She also crocheted two Mother Bears, #43 and#44.

Barb is continuing to work on:
The Vonica cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Highland Handmades Butternut DK in the Charcoal colorway.
Vanilla socks using Patons North America Kroy Socks Ragg Shades in the 1301 colorway.
The TGV (High Speed Knitting) shawl by Susan Ashcroft, using Fishknits Divine Full Grandient in the Tea Rose Hybrid colorway.

Tracie is excited to be casting on:
A second Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier in Knitting Rose Yarns Blossom Sock in the Girl on Fire colorway
Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks in Invictus Yarns Master of my Feet in the Aradia Self Striping colorway.  This pattern is named for the band on the MTV series “Daria,” which just makes Tracie love it even more.
When our tires are bald, we'll still be freakin' friends...

She continues to work on:
Far East of Eden bag by Myra Wood using many skeins of scrap yarn!
The Ripples shawl by Annelie Wallbom, using Becoming Art Cielo Fingering in the True Love colorway.
The Cleito sleeveless top, using Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton DK in yellow, and Mirasol Yarns Illaris in the 111 (Plum) colorway.

Tracie and Barb were intimidated by the beautiful patterns in

Cooperative Press. 
158 pages
$16.95, digital only, $26.95 for print and digital
14 designs

Enter to win an e-copy of this book by telling us about your most ambitious project here.



  1. I get the BEST ideas for projects from Pod-casters. Just finished Mystik Spiral Socks after hearing about them then seeing them on your page. Thank you so much for the entertainment and ideas!


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