Episode 83: Tracie Administers Some Tough Love

Book Talk Begins at 48:23

There’s less than a week to get those sweaters finished!  Post FOs in our Sweater FOs thread to be entered to win one of our three prize packages.  The FOs thread will close at the end of the day on January 15, and we will draw winners at the end of Episode 84.

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!

Let us know if you have any interest in a Read-Along of Persuasion by Jane Austen.

Barb’s Finished Objects
 Jet Set Cowl by Paulina Popiolek

Multidirectional Scarf by Karen Baumer

Tracie’s Finished Objects:
Earbud Pouch by Mary Keenan

Canyonlands Shawl by verybusymonkey

Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist

Barb has cast on:
Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart, using Highland Handmades Mountain Laurel Lace in the White Brook colorway.

Snicket Socks by Sabene Riefer, using Invictus Yarns Unafraid  in the Tranquility colorway

135-31 DROPS Tristan Hat, using Becoming Art DK in the Warm Spice colorway.  Manly hat!

And continues to work on:
Top-Down Icelandic Sweater by Ragga Eriksdotter with the Craftsy class, using Letllopi yarns.  It looked small to Tracie, so she gave Barb some tough love, much like this boy does to his little sister:

Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang – did many squares!

Tracie has cast on:
Cloud Bay by Justina Lorkowska/Ella Rae Silkience in brown

Mushishi Ruffled Scarf from Plymouth Yarns/Plymouth Mushishi in Stained Glass

Modicum Mitts by Rachel Roden/Sock Yarns from Invictus Yarns and Fishknits plus Knitted Wit Shine and KnitPicks Chroma

And continues to work on:
Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty in Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in Sage

It's the cat's pajamas!  Leave a comment telling us which pattern you’d like to knit here to be entered to win an ecopy!

Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen

The Magpies by Mark Edwards

BookBub newsletter – discount and free ebooks

The Back Road by Rachel Abbott

Death on Account by Margaret Yorke

The Last Life by Claire Messud

We Are Water by Wally Lamb

World War Z by Max Brooks

An 1952 Life article about "practice house" babies

My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

We are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon

LL Bean Comfort Jeans – thank you Marcha (teal on Ravelry)!