Friday, May 29, 2015

Episode 92: It's Kind of About Ghosts and Stuff

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Book Talk starts at 27:50

Recorded on May 27, 2015

Come join us in the Cardi, Tank or Tee KAL/CAL!  You have until July 1 to complete your project.

Barb recommends listening to Teaching Your Brain to Knit: Episode 16: Knitting and the Need for Novelty to find out more about why most of us have multiple projects on the needles at any one time and why we feel the need to switch projects.

Tracie will be attending Spinning at the Winery June 6, 2015 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

KNITTING

Barb has finished:
Her Alder Wrap by Kaffe Fassett using 12 colors of Rowan Kidsilk Haze.


Her Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, using Must Stash Yarns Helluva Skein in the Pau'ole colorway.
Mother Bear #53


Tracie has finished her spinning her Redfish Dyeworks Fiber that she has had on the spindle for 2 years!

Barb is currently working on:
The Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart, using Highland Handmades Mountain Laurel Lace in the White Brook colorway.
Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke, using 4 colors of Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash.
Yowza Weigh-It Shawl #1 by Susan B. Anderson, using 1 skein of Miss Babs Yowza - Whatta Skein! in the Believable color way.
Vanilla Socks using Undead Yarns Vamphyri in the Autism Awareness colorway.

Barb has frogged the Vesper Tee.

Tracie is currently working on:
Pause by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Mixer.
The Gilda scarf by Twisted Sisters, using Fiesta Yarns Linnette in the Clematis colorway.  She had to order more beads for this project and was very impressed with the customer service at Bead Biz!
Vanilla socks using Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Socks in the Flahrida color way.
The Soubrette cardigan by Mary Annarella, using Madelinetosh Lace in the Georgia O'Keefe colorway.
Vanilla Socks for Will using Berroco Sox.
The Wanda Estelle poncho using Kollage Yarns Fantastic.

Barb has cast-on:
The Woodfords cardigan by Elizabeth Doherty, using Cascade Yarns Heritage Sock in a camel colorway.
Woobie Monkey by Kris Carlson, using Knit Picks Brava Sport in both brown and white colorways.


Tracie talked about a very special project that she is currently knitting for her friend Sacha Laurin's Kombucha Couture Collection, which she will be debuting at Paris Fashion Week this coming fall.  You can contribute to her Indiegogo campaign here.

BOOKS

Barb has finished:
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas.  Barb does NOT recommend this book, unless you enjoy in-depth descriptions of male genetalia in your in-the-bedroom scenes.
Unintended Consequences by Marti Green - Barb recommends this as a good solid mystery read.
The Borden Tragedy: A Memoir of the Infamous Double Murder at Falls River, Mass  by Rick Geary - this was Barb's first graphic novel and she enjoyed it!


Tracie has finished:
King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman - Tracie recommends the first book in this series, King Dork over this one.
Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik - Tracie does NOT recommend this book.  Don't believe the hype.
And Then She Was Gone by Rosalind Noonan - Tracie felt this story was obviously based on the Jaycee Dugard case.
The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nexbit - Tracie recommends this book as a glimpse into a little-known portion of American history.

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz - Tracie recommends it!
Isabel Spellman's Guide to Etiquette: What is Wrong with you People? by Lisa Lutz - more of a short story...

Barb is currently reading:
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen through the Craftlit Podcast.
The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to DeClutter, Organize and Complify Your Life by Francine Joy
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Eric Larson
Second Glance by Jodi Piccolt

Tracie is currently reading:
Someone You Know: Part Three by Brian McGilloway

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon










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