Saturday, March 12, 2016

Episode 109: There Is No Driving Allowed in the Residential Area

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Book Talk Begins at 31:10
Recorded on March 9, 2016



Our Vest KAL/CAL is continuing until May 15, 2016.  Please see the Chatter thread for more information...













Our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Swap is ongoing.  If you are participating, please come over to the Chatter Thread to make sure you are up to date!



The winner of Spilly Jane Knits Mittens is announced at the end of this podcast.















If anyone would like to donate a prize for the Northern California Knitting Retreat (NoCKRs!), please contact either Barb or Tracie.

KNITTING

Barb's finished projects:


Barb's Grandpa Cardigan by Joji Locatelli, using Cascade Cash Vero DK.  After some "sweater surgery" was performed, she loves it!

Mother Bear #70

Knitted Knockers

Barb's Silverthorne Hat, using Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted in the Coral colorway (for charity)

Barb's Starshower Cowl, using Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in the NoCKRs 2015 colorway.

Vanilla Socks using Fishknits Warm Heart 2-ply in the Cadillac colorway.


Barb finished her Never Not Knitting Mystery KAL shawl, the Four Seasons Shawl, using Berroco Vintage in the 5194 colorway.  Deep stash for this yarn...2010!











Tracie has finished:

*Tracie's Yipes Strips Cowl, using Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted.  She has enough yarn leftover to make another one!
*2 Knitted Knockers, using Knitting Fever King Tut
*Tracie's Fair Winds Beanie, using Alpenglow Skinny Singular Corrie in the Mermaid Tail color way.
*Mother Bears #68 & #69
*Tracie's Blossom Tank by Lori Sternberg in Knitting Rose Blossom Sock in the Eye-Catching colorway.

Tracie's Because I Can Bunny Rabbit by Jane Hickman, using Cascade Cherub Baby in the Baby Pick colorway.

Vanilla socks for Will, using Knit Picks Felici in the Baker Street colorway.

Tracie's Vintage Sebasco vest in Berroco Vintage in the Neptune colorway.










Barb is currently knitting:

The Poppy Poncho by Cathy Donnabella, usingMrs. Crosby Satchel in the Port Vintage colorway.

The Jenny Vest by Andra Knight-Bowman, using Knit Picks City Tweed in the Marsh colorway.

Vanilla Socks using a gradient set of Knitting Rose Blossom Sock

Schknit Happens Hat by Myra Wood, using  Gnomeacres Fancy Gnome in the Aurora Gnomealis colorway.

Tracie is currently knitting:

The Ecuador cardigan by Joji Locatelli, using Oasis Yarn Aussi Sock in the Sage colorway.

Rodeo Drive Poncho by Stacy Perry in Fonty BB Merino in Brun Scooby Doo

The Longstreet shawl by Nancy Totten using Abstract Fibers Temptation in The Gorge colorway.

BOOKS

Barb and Tracie have both read Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan.  They both recommend this book!

They also both read Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias by Jane Velez- Mitchell.  If you like the true crime genre, they heartily recommend this book also.












Barb has finished:

In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on anAmerican Street, One Sleepover at a Time by Peter Lovenheim.  She recommends this book.

Survivors (Stranded #3) by Jeff Probst and Chris Tebbit.  Barb strongly recommends this trilogy for ages 8 - adult...maybe get the audio to listen to on a family car trip?

Girl in the Dark by Marion Pauw.  Thumbs up!

Still Life by Louise Penny.  Recommend.





Tracie has finished:

Alice + Freda: A Murder in Memphis by Alexis Coe.  Tracie recommends this book - interesting!

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - Tracie loved it.

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry.  Tracie was very "meh" about this book,









Barb is currently reading:

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Beckderf.  A graphic novel - very interesting so far.

The Mourning Hours by Paula Trieck DeBoard

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, with the CraftLit Podcast

Lady Fortescue Steps Out by Marian Chesney








Tracie is currently reading:

Me before You by Jojo Mayes

A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison
Tracie with her friends in Las Vegas!  What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right??