Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Episode 87: She's Almost Down to the End of the Alphabet

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Recorded on March 12 and March 15, 2015

Book Talk starts at 25:00

Barb is joined by her sister Ann (Graeagleknitter on Revelry) for this episode, as they record from the Big Island of Hawaii!

The ending date for our Alana-Along KAL has been extended until May 1, 2015!  Come join in the fun.


KNITTING
Barb's lone FO:

Barb's Neon Now Socks, using Plymouth Yarn Neon Now.














Ann's Current Projects:

Donatella Multidirectional Tee by Irina Poludneko and Takhi Stacy Charles, using Filatura Di Crosa Tempo

Entangled Vines cardigan by Alana Dakos, using Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed

Sock Yarn Scarf, using sock yarn scraps



Barb and Ann are both planning on casting on the Crackerjack Cowl when the SF Giants season starts!  They are both really excited about this project.  Ann will be using all worsted weight yarns: Cascade 220 and Lambs Pride Shepherd Worsted.  Barb will be using Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash.











Barb's Current Projects:
Gnarled Oak cardigan by Alana Dakos, using Wollmeise Merino DK in a deep bright green colorway.

Rivercat #2 Socks by Brenda Patipa, using Invictus Yarns Unafraid in the Traquility colorway.

Vanilla Socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Zombody DeComp colorway.

Alder Wrap by Kaffe Fasset, using 13 different colors of Rowan Kidsilk Haze

BOOKS
Ann's Finished Books (and she recommends all of them):

The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chlaverini

Wheat Belly: Lose the Weat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand



Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
















Barb's Finished Books:

If I Can't Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris - if you are a fan of a good True Crime book, Barb recommends this one.

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, listened via the CraftLit Podcast.  Recommended, but Barb hated the ending.

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica - Barb recommends it.

W is For Wasted by Sue Grafton.  Barb says "yes" to another fun romp with Kinsey Milhone, the PI of the "A is for Alibi" series.








New Year Island by Paula Draker - thumbs up!

















Ann is currently reading:

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Ann talked about the great customer service at Fitbit!

The winner of the Infinite Twist Shawl Kit is lifeandyarn (Lydia).

The winner of the Orange, CA Yarn Store Kickstarter prize is Nomennescio1840 (Julia).



NoCKRs Retreat News:

Make sure you have joined the Northern California Knitting Retreat Ravelry Group to keep up with the latest news.

We will have a massage therapist at the retreat!  Go here to find out all about it.  You can make your appointment ahead of time, if you like.

We have threads started on Social Media linksthe Stitch Marker Workshop, and carpooling/airport rides on the forum.