Episode 124: She's Gonna Do What She Wants to Do


Book Talk starts at 33:00
Recorded on November 11, 2016

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 - be sure to check out the Bundles of pattern suggestions!

Amplitude pattern by Greg Cohoon – listen to the end of this episode to find out who won.

Current Giveaways:

1.  The givaway for an ebook copy of Grown by Kate Oates will run until December 1st.  Enter to win a copy of the ebook here.
2.  Giveaway for Helen Stewart's Curious Handmade Knitvent 2016 will run until December 1st.  Helen has kindly given us 5 copies to gift to the lucky recipients!
3.  Barb is giving away a Chinook Shawl Kit from Knit Picks in the white-to-black gradient color way.  The kit has never been opened:

And this is what the finished product looks like:

This giveaway will last until December 15th.

Tracie has finished:
For Good Hat by Megan Williams in Berocco Vintage
Stashbusting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose

Barb’s FOs
Jayla's Christmas Bear using scraps of yarn
Intergalactic Shawl by Jan Heibert, using Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Pansy and Heartfelt colorways, and Knit Picks Stroll Sock Yarn in the Peapod colorway
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose, using 3 different colors of Encore Tweed Worsted
Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts by Lisa Beamer, using Malabrigo Rios in the Azules colorway
Maize Mitts #3 by Tin Can Knits, using Malabrigo Rios in the Azules colorway
Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B. Anderson, using Noro Kureyon in the 381 colorway

Tracie has Cast-On

Terribly Simple shawl by Caitlin ffrench, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Cosmos colorway

Tracie is continuing to work on:

Water and Sky by Veera Valimaki in Tracie Too in the Quail colorway
Skykomish by Lee Meredith in Ella Rae Silkience
Vanilla Socks using Araucania Ranco Sock

Barb has cast-on:
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose, using scraps of worsted weight yarn
The Tupshin Socks, using leftover Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Pansy and Heartfelt colorways
Another pair of Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B. Anderson, using leftover Cascade Eco Plus in a brown colorway
Sweet-ish Fish (by Susan B. Anderson) ornament using leftover DK yarn

Barb is continuing to work on:
Grenadine by Amy Christoffers using Plymouth Mushishi
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi 

Tracie Finished: 
Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue by Marion Chesney
A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee
Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith

Barb Finished:
No One You Know by Michelle Richmond
Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James

Tracie is reading
Shirley by Susan Scarf Merrell
Pippi Longstocking byAstrid Lindgren

Barb is reading
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCrieght
Adnan’s Story by Rabia Choudry
Movies mentioned (Movie trailers linked):
Girl on the Train
A Man Called Ove

Barb talked about a new Netflix series, Doctor Foster
Barb and Tracie discussed the audio podcast, My Favorite Murder