Thursday, June 18, 2015

Episode 93: We've Never Spent a Night in a Walmart Parking Lot

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Book Talk starts at: 34:25

This episode was recorded on June 15, 2015.

Come participate in our Cardi/Tank or Tee KAL/CAL!  You have until August 1st to complete your garment.



MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Our annual Mother Bear KAL/CAL is coming right up.  All the information is here.  It will run July 1 - August 30.  Any bears you have made in 2015 are eligible to enter.  Be sure and make a separate post for every bear you knit or crochet.  And we will have PRIZES of course (cause that's just how we roll).


Barb gave a brief update on her current RV trip to Alaska.  She is a fan of the British Columbia, Canada Provincial Parks and the Yukon Territorial Parks.

Upcoming Event:
The Cognitive Fiber Retreat, October 10th.  All the information is here.

KNITTING

Tracie has finished:

A special project for her friend Sahcha "Kombubucha Couture collection, which she will be showing at Paris Fashion Week in the fall!  This is a picture of the "yarn" knitted up.


Barb has finished:
* Her Yowza Weigh-It Shawl #1 by Susan B. Anderson, using Miss Babs Yowza - Whatta Skein! in the Believable colorway.
* Mother Bears #54, #55, #56 &#57
Woobie Monkey by Kris Carlson, using 2 colors of Knit Picks Brava Sport in brown and white.
Antler Hat by Tin Can Knits, using Plymouth Galway Worsted










Tracie is currently knitting:
*  Sev[en]circle necklace by Kristen Johnstone, using handspun by Redfish Dyeworks
*  Pause by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Mixer (Tracie has had quite a time with this garment - for full details, listen to the episode!)
*  Gilda by Twisted Sisters, using Fiesta Yarns Linnette in the Clematis colorway.
*  Vanilla socks, using Lisa Souza Deluxe Sock! in the Flahriddah colorway.
*  Soubrette by Mary Annarella, using Madelinetosh Lace in the Georgia O'Keefe colorway.
*  Wanda Estelle by Debbi Stone, using Kollage Yarns Fantastic in Slate Green.
*  Vanilla socks in Berroco Sox

Barb is currently knitting:
*  #21 Classic Cardigan by Sandi Prosser, using Noro Maiko in a Creme colorway.
*  Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart, using Highland Handmades Mountain Laurel Lace in the White Brook colorway/
*  Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke, using 4 different colors of Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash in orange, black, gray and white.
*  Vanilla Socks using Undead Yarn Vampyre in the Autism Awareness colorway.
*  Woodfords cardigan, using Cascade Yarns Heritage Sock in a Camel colorway.

BOOKS

Tracie has finished:
*  Someone You Know by Brian McGilloway - Thumbs Up from Tracie!
*  The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon - Tracie agrees with Barb - Thumbs Up!
*  Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn - Thumbs Up from Tracie!
*  True Porn Clerk Stories by Ali Davis - Yes - another Thumbs Up from Tracie!
*  I Love You More by Jennifer Murphy - Tracie doesn't really recommend this one.

Both Tracie and Barb finished:
*  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark - Barb says Thumbs Up, Tracie doesn't agree.

Barb has finished:
*  Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Eric Larson - Barb says Thumbs Up!
*  The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, Volume 1 by Kim Fields - Barb recommends it if you were a fan of the original Twilight Zone TV Series
*  Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio - Barb doesn't recommend it.
*  The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer - Barb says Thumbs Up!
*  Finding Jake by Brian Reardon - anothe Thumbs Up from Barb

Tracie did not finish Black & White by Dani Shapiro

Tracie is currently reading:
Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith (so far, she is less than impressed)

Barb is currently reading:
*  Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
*  Fire and Ice (Liam Campbell #1) by Dana Stabenow
*  Second Glance by Jodi Picoult
*  A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Tracie recommends the TV Show @midnight with Chris Hardwick.
Barb recommends the Netflix TV Series Grace and Frankie.





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