Episode 95: Top Down, Watchman and Grizzly Bears
Book Talk starts at 33:45
Recorded on July 22, 2015
Our Cardi, Tank or Tee-Along is almost over – get those last few items off the needles and up on our FOs thread by August 1.
Mother Bear KAL – Any bear knit in 2015 will qualify! We have 220 bears in the FOs thread – wow!! Let us know if you would like to donate a prize.
Tracie and Barb will be at the CogKnitive Fiber Retreat – Oct 10, 2015 – La Quinta Inn, Tehachapi
Tracie has finished Mother Bears 56, 57, 58 and 59, (all crocheted), and her Gilda by Twisted Sisters in Fiesta Yarns Linnette in the Clematis colorway.
Barb got a lot done on her Alaska trip! She finished:
Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart using Highland Handmades Mountain Laurel Lace in the White Brook colorway
Autism Awareness Socks using Undead Yarn Vampyre in the Autism Awareness colorway
Tracie is still working on:
Longstreet by Nancy Totten (of Front Range Bags) in Abstract Fiber Temptations in The Gorge colorway
Endearment (not Enchantment!) by Hanna Maciejewska in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus in the Sapphire Colorway
Two pairs of vanilla socks – one in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock in the Flahriddah colorway, and one for Will in Berocco Sox
Barb is working on:
Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke – using Plymouth Select Merino DK in orange, black, white and gray.
Classic Cardigan by Sandi Prosser, using Noro Maiko (a silk, wool and mohair blend that feels like a cotton/linen blend) in a crème color.
And she has cast on:
Socks using Fishknits Strong Heart yarn in the Kitty Whiskers colorway
Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner using leftover Undead Yarn Vampyre sock in the Autism Awareness colorway.
Review: Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design by Elizabeth Doherty
Enter to Win a Copy here
Barb does not recommend Second Glance by Jodi Piccoult
Tracie thought the following books were decent, not great:
Tracie is reading
Bitter Almonds: The True Story of Mothers, Daughters, and the Seattle Cyanide Murders by Gregg Olsen
Barb is reading:
Guided Bear Viewing in Alaska