Saturday, July 25, 2015

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:
Mother Bear #58, #59, #60, #61, #62, #63, #64. #65, #66

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:




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:
Last Frost Scarf by Julia Trice, using BeeMiceElf in the Apple a Day colorway
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

Tracie recommends:

Barb recommends

Barb does not recommend Second Glance by Jodi Piccoult

Tracie thought the following books were decent, not great:


Tracie is reading

Barb is reading:

Guided Bear Viewing in Alaska

Friday, July 10, 2015

Episode 94: All By Myself


Book Talk Begins at 21:11

Recorded July 10, 2015

Our Cardi, Tank or Tee-Along deadline has been extended to August 1, so keep going!  Post finished objects here!

Our Mother Bear KAL began July 1, so start making those bears if you haven’t already!  Any bear knit in 2015 will qualify.  Be sure and make a separate post in the FOs thread for each bear you make.    We already have 50 bears– way to go!   Please let us know if you would like to donate a prize.

Tracie and Barb will be at the CogKnitive Fiber Retreat – Oct 10, 2015 – location TBA.

Tracie has finished:
Mother Bears 53, 54 and 55


Pause by Norah Gaughan in Berocco Mixer.  At last!  After another major mishap, I put this in timeout for a few days and then got through it.  Much happier with the way it turned out the second time!

Soubrette by Mary Annarella in madelinetosh lace (discontinued).  This was all I worked on during my week at the beach and a couple of days afterward.  Probably put in 15 hours on it but got it finished!

She has cast-on



She continues to work on:
Gilda by Twisted Sisters in Fiesta Yarns Linnette in the Clematis (cleh-mat-is) colorway. 
(photo)

Two pairs of vanilla socks – one in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock in the Flahriddah colorway, and one for Will in Berocco Sox





Tracie’s (and Will’s) Thumbs Up is Survivor on CBS