Sunday, February 15, 2015

Episode 85: Better Living Through Chemistry


Book Talk starts at 35:26

Join our Alana-Along, on going until April 1! You can knit any accessory or garment pattern by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting.  You can knit multiple NNK designs, but we will be allowing only one entry per knitter for this KAL.   Post your FO here to be entered to win!

Our Read-Along of Persuasion by Jane Austen will take place March 1-31

Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz is a wonderful children’s book about a little

boy who likes to knit and sew


Anne Lena Mattison is a knit designer and friend whose husband is very ill with cancer.  This FundMe site is collecting donations to cover the costs a very expensive but promising experimental drug.  Please help if you can.

New contest – win the Hayward Shawl Kit from Infinite Twist!  Leave us a comment here telling us about a knitted gift you made for someone in your life.  Contest ends on March 15th.

Barb’s Finished Projects :


Top-Down Icelandic Sweater by Ragga Eriksdotter



Tracie’s Finished Projects:

Mrs Bakery Bear by Kay F. Jones
1st Wee Wildflower by Alana Dakos

Barb is working on:
Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart, using Highland Handmades Mountain Laurel Lace in the White Brook colorway.
A pair of vanilla socks using Plymouth Neon Now Sock yarn in a neon greens, pinks and blue.
Gnarled Oak Cardigan by Alana Dakos, using Wollmeise DK in a deep green colorway.

Tracie is working on:
Mr Bakery Bear by Kay F. Jones in Red Heart

Yet another pair of vanilla socks using Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist – this pair in Dizzy Blonde Studios Lambie Toes in the Pretty Floral Bonnet colorway

Cloud Bay by Justina Lorkowska/Ella Rae Silkience in brown

Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty in Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in Sage

Barb’s Books:
Orphan Train by Kristina Baker Klein

Section 132 by Helga Zeiner




New Year Island by Paul Draker

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica




Tracie’s Books:

The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Also “Reflections of the Past - True Crime Documentary (Parker Hulme Murder Case) Alexander Roman Film”, available on YouTube for $1.99 rental, and “Heavenly Creatures” which can be streamed on Netflix

Edward Adrift by Craig Lancaster


The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars) by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

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