Episode 81: A Podcast About a Podcast?

Book Talk starts at 48:00

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!

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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 gave them to her manicurist instead.

  •       Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts by Lisa Beamer, using Malabrigo Rios in the Lotus colorway –a free pattern on Ravelry.  These are for Rachel, but Barb likes them so much that she plans to make a pair for herself!

Tracie has finished her Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane, made from Araucania Tepa in the 1788 colorway.  It fit perfectly, but then it grew!  So she will have to frog and reknit it in the original small/medium size.

Barb cast on a pair of socks using Fishknits MCN Opulence in the Weathered colorway.

She continues to work on:
Tracie has cast on:

She continues to work on:
                Subversive Socks from Cooperative Press
                Fornicating Deer Chart by Ann Rutten
                And The Horse You Rode In On fingerless mittens by Karin Aida
                Beer Lovers’ Mitts by Natalia Moreva
Three of four beer cozies completed!

4 patterns in the ebook, available on Ravelry for 9.80 GBP (about $15). 
Enter to win a copy here

Tracie liked
The Position by Meg Wolitzer
but did not finish
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige because it was too annoying
Barb highly recommends In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

She has also finished
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCrieght
The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Tracie is currently listening to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
and reading

Barb is currently reading
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Last Life by Claire Messud

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty


  1. I just found your podcast from someone's recommendation, wish I could remember who. I just randomly picked the November one and will be listening from there forward. You are turning me onto books, that I would never have read! Thank you so much and I love listening to the knitting bits as well.


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