Sunday, August 7, 2016

Episode 118: It's the Condos That Are Concerning Me

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Book Talk Begins at 30:15

Recorded on August 5, 2016

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL is ongoing!  You have until August 31st to post a picture of any bear you have knit or crocheted in 2016 in our FO thread.  Lots of prizes, but your best reward is knowing you have given a child comfort.

Thank you to new prize donors:  DCAlaneKnitsredsknitsBostonJentmkr, and dptemple.

Our annual fall Sweater KAL will run from October 1 to January 31.  All entries to our FOs thread will need to be an adult-size sweater with sleeves (short is okay!), cardigan or pullover.  Challenge yourself!  Soon we will start a chatter thread, and create a Ravelry Bundle of patters.

Knit Companion for Android is coming soon!  Please go to the  Knit Companion for Android thread to find out all about it - and to join in the fun with weekly puzzles/games.  Anyone can play - both IOS and Android users.  

EVENTS:
Lambtown at the Dixon Fairgrounds, Dixon, CA is October 1 & 2, 2017.  Tracie will be attending.

Cogknitive Fiber Retreat in Tehachapi, CA on OctoberOctober 8th.  Both Barb and Tracie will be attending.

KNITTING



Tracie has finished:

* Mother Bears #88 - 94
Rodeo Drive Poncho by Staci Perry, using Fonty BB Merino in Brun Scooby Doo.














Barb has finished:

* Her Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas, using Unwind Yarn Company Twinkle Sock in the Graffiti colorway
*Christmas Vanilla socks using Wisdom Yarn Saki Bamboo Multis in the Crayon Box colorway
Declan Hat by Samantha Kirby using Vanna's Choice in the Colonial Blue colorway
*Hurricane Hat by Andrea Guldin in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Solids, Heathers and Twists


Tracie is currently knitting:
*Meris cardigan by Elizabeth Doherty, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock 
*Just Autumn Cowl by Janina Bottger in Becoming Art Fingering
Allegra Cami by Svetlana Volkova, using Euro Baby Cotton 

Barb is currently knitting:
Crackerjack Cowl by Stacey Simpson Duke, using 4 colors of Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash
Molto Bella Shawl by Brenda Castiel, using NoCKRs yarn - Duren Dyeworks Luscious Fingering 
Whippet by Ankestrick, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blush colorway
Wingspan by Mayan Tri'Coterie Designs, using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi

READING

Tracie has finished:

*  Give a Boy a Gun: The True Story of Law and Disorder in the American West by Jack Olsen
*  You Must Remember This Podcast by Karina Spencer - Charles Manson's Hollywood.  12 episodes, starting with episode 37.



Barb has finished:

*  Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell.
*  Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
*  Something Missing by Matthew DicksBear in the Back Seat I: *  Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Carolyn Jourdon & Kim DeLozer
*   Missoula: Rape and Justice in a College Town by Jon Krakauer









Tracie is currently reading:

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer & Susan Dworkin
Vertical: The Follow-Up to Sideways by Rex Pickett












Barb is currently reading:

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

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