Friday, May 1, 2015

Episode 90: Ain't Nobody Got Time for That

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Book Talk Starts at 37:20

Recorded on April 29, 2015

Our Alana-Along is a wrap (or a sweater or a pair of mitts…)  If you entered, stay tuned till the end of the podcast to find out if you won a prize!  Thanks to all who participated

Our new KAL has begun - the Cardi, Tank or Tee-Along will run May 1-July 1


Robin Wiest raised $1489 for Autism Speaks  with her Sprig of Hope pattern, and she helped her LYS, Twist Knitting and Spinning, raise over $5000 at  their Third Annual Sheep to Shawl Benefit for Autism Speaks.  Congratulations and many kudos to them all!


Click for Kiley – Kiley is a high school senior doing a project collecting hats for the Click for Babies project to help inform new parents about crying and Shaken Baby Syndrome.  If you’d like to help by making a purple baby hat, visit Kiley’s Ravelry page for details.

Tracie will be at:
Fleeces, Food & Fun – Retzlaff Winery in Livermore California - June 6, 10-4pm

Barb finished:
1 Ear Bud Pouch by Mary Keenen – and she’s planning to make another!
3 newborn hats for the Click for Kiley project  Three Textured Baby Hats by Heather Tucker


Tracie finished
1 Knitted Knocker (for a total of four, which she turned in at NoCKRs)
and
the Sprig of Hope shawl by Robin Wiest


Barb worked on:
Alder Wrap by Kaffe Fassett using many different colors of Rowan Kidsilk Haze.
Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart using Highland Handmades Mountain Laurel Lace in the White Brook colorway. 
Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig using Must Stash Yarns Helluva Skein in the Pauo’le colorway
Vanilla Socks using Opal Shafpate in the 8120 colorway
Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke – using Plymouth Select Merino DK in orange, black, white and gray.
Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer, Using Plymouth Gina in colorway 15
Yowza Weigh-it Shawl #1 by Susan B. Anderson, using Miss Babs Yowza in the Believable colorway.

Tracie worked on:
Soubrette by Mary Annarella/madelinetosh lace (discontinued) in Georgia O’Keeffe.  Coming along…

Wanda Estelle by Debbi Stone/Kollage Yarns Fantastic in Slate Green

Twigs & Willows Mitts by Alana Dakos/Unwind Yarn Company Twinkle Sock in Laboradite.  One done!

And cast-on:
Vanilla Socks with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel/Berocco Sox in colorway 1494

Barb highly recommends
The Orphan Masters’ Son by Adam Johnston
and
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Houseini


And found okay reads in
Aftershock: A Thriller by Andrew Vachss
His Other Life by Beth Thomas

She is currently reading:
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
As Far As You Can Go by Lesley Gaister
The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood

Tracie Did Not Finish

She recommends
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick  
The audiobook has excellent narration by Noah Galvin


She did not care for
The Carrier by Sophie Hannah (but if you’d like to read one of Hannah’s good thrillers, check out Hurting Distance, The Other Half Lives, or Kind of Cruel

And she found solid reads in
Lady Fortescue Steps Out by Marion Chesney.  First of the Poor Relations
series


She is currently listening to

King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman

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