Sunday, June 12, 2016

Episode 115: Mother Bears, Extra Boobs, and the Politics of Podcasting

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Recorded on June 10, 2016

Book Talk Starts at 29:50


 Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL starts on June 1!  Any Mother Bears that you have knit or crocheted in 2016 are eligible for prizes in our KAL.  Please go to the Mother Bear Project Homepage to request your pattern, under the tab "How to Help".  We hope you will join us!  

We have started a Mother Bear KAL/CAL 2016 Chatter Thread.  The FO thread will go up on July 1st, the official start of the KAL.  


Thank you to Kristin (LaterKnitter on Rav) for donating 3 patterns from her daughter's Ravelry pattern store Strawberie Blonde (Erin Harper) for Mother Bear KAL prizes.  And thank you to KrisLusWool for her donation of her In Transit Hat and Cowl pattern.


Barb recommends the Skein Enable audio podcast with Jill (notice on Rav) and Michele (photospice 0n Rav).


To win an autographed hardbound copy of Annetarsia Knits: a New Link to Intarsia, please go to our Ravelry Group thread, Win Annetarsia Knits! and tell us about any type of colorwork that you have done in the past.  This contest will close on June 31st.  You must be a member of the group to win.


Lifefulloflaugh (Lisa) who hosts the Sock Yarn Swappers Ravelry Group  is running the Summer of Squares KAL.  Join the group and have some fun with those mini skeins!


Tracie will be in New York City  June 20-24 - message her if you want to meet up at a yarn store, or for a cup of coffee, glass of wine, etc!


KNITTING

Barb has finished:





  • Mother Bears #76, #77, #78 & #79.



  • Her Scraptastic Hat by Jane Tanner, using leftover fingering weight yarn.






Tracie has finished:


Barb is continuing to work on:



  • Crackerjack Cowl by Stacie Simpson Duke in 4 colors of Plymouth Merino Select DK
  • Vanilla Socks for Will using Berroco Comfort Sock in a gray and white self-striping colorway.
  • Crooked Ewe Cowl by Paula Emons-Fuessle in Fish Knits Divine gradient Lotus colorway.
  • Summer of '16 by Nidhi Kansal using Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Skinny Cotton in the Sprout colorway


  • Barb has frogged her Forest Foliage by Alana Dakos from the Botanical Knits 2 Book, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Jasper colorway.


    Tracie is continuing to work on:

    Tracie has cast on:
    BOOKS


    Barb and Tracie both finished:
    • Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty.  They both loved this book!
    Barb also finished:
    Tracie did not finish Somethink Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury







    Tracie has finished:







    Barb is currently reading:













    Tracie is currently reading:












    At the end of this epsiode, we announce the four winners for the Joanna Johnson books!

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