Friday, January 24, 2014

Episode 61: KnittyBarb Will Not Be Climbing Mt. Everest in 2016


Download | Duration: 00:59:30
Book Talk Begins at 36:15


Come join our Ravelry group!  When we reach 2,000 members, we're planning a PRIZE-A-PALOOZA!!

Subversive Socks eBook Giveaway ends on January 31st - get your entry in now

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!

Ravellenic Games Ravelry Group.  Team Sasquatch Ravelry Group

Stitches West 2014 is coming right up!  The dates are February 20 - 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA.  Barb and Tracie will be attending.



Colorwork KAL/CAL will start March 1, 2014 and run until May 1, 2014.  Pick a project and join us.  You can knit any colorwork project you like - stripes, stranded or Fair Isle, intarsia.  Our only rules are that your project must be bigger than a coffee cozy, and you must be a member of the group to win.  There will be PRIZES!!  If you would like to donate a prize, please let us know.





Our Read-Along Book is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that just can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.  The discussion has been going very well!

KNITTING

Barb's FOs:
Halos of Hope hats:  The Gridiron Hat by Johnny Vasquez, and Robin's Egg Blue Hat by Robin Iufer.  Both were knit out of Ella Rae Seasons
GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley out of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed

Tracie's FOs:
Echo Reversible Drop-Stitch Moebius caplet by Kristin Omdahl out of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande
Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington out of Baby Ull
It's My Party Hat by Emily Williams, using Red Heart Baby TLC Multies
Marian Cowl by Jane Richmond out of Sirdar Big Softie

Barb's WIPs:



Zebra Woobie by Kris Carlson, using various colors of Knit Picks Brava Sport





Vanilla Socks out of Gnome Acres House Gnome fingering weight in the Gnome of the Lake color way
Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea using Anzula Cricket
Woodstove Season Cardigan by Alicia Plummer out of Plymouth Encore Tweed
Greenwillow Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty, using Becoming Art Agave Sport (new blend)

Tracie's WIPs:
TGV (High-Speed Knitting) shawl by Susan Ashcraft out of Gnome Acres Sparkle Gnome  fingering Sock in the Gnome of the Lake colorway
Socks for Will:  Using Paton's Kroy Socks and doing a Sweet Tomato Heel by Cat Bordhi
Owlie Mitts byJulie Elswick, using Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer
Entangled Vines Cardigan by Alana Dakos, using Invictus Yarns Captain SW in the "Beth" colorway
Tracie is performing major surgery on her Charleston Tea Hoodie!

BOOKS
Barb is currently reading:
A Widow's Story by Joyce Carol Oates
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Tracie is currely reading:
A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro, #1) by Dennis Lehane
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Quiet by Susan Cain

Barb has finished:
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season by Nick Heil
The Age of Miracles by Karen Walker Thompson

Tracie has finished:
Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois



Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem and Other Things That Have Happened by Allie Brosh













Barb recommends Everest: Beyond the Limit, available on Netflix Watch Instantly

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Episode 60: We Think Chad Took It



Download | Duration: 01:12:25
Book Talk starts at 45:20


Stitches West 2014 – Feb 20-23, 2014 – Santa Clara, CA

Tracie’s FOs
Tapestry Petals: Zuzu’s Petals by Carina Spencer in Rowan Tapestry

Lustra Garland: Garland Cowl by Galzanne Knits in Berocco Lustra

Those Blue Mitts: Those Mitts by Leslie Friend/Miss Babs Yowza Whatta Skein in Blue Ridge

Shore shawl by Derya Davenport
out of
Desert Vista Dyeworks Voir in Spring Dragon


Barb’s FOs
My Tenaya Cadigan: pattern by Elizabeth Doherty out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the Azules colorway using size 4 needles

Mark’s Farm Beanie: pattern by Allison Britt out of Alpenglow Silver Lining and Ranch of the Oaks Alpaca

Steps to Recovery Socks: test knit of a pattern by Elspeth Campbell out of Unwind Yarn Journey Sock in the Tealtember colorway. 


pattern by Jo Bangles out of King Cole Riot DK yarn



Enter to win an e-copy of this rude collection of sock patterns here!