Friday, August 26, 2016

Episode 119: What About Barb?


Book Talk starts at 42:05
Recorded on August 24, 2016


Just a few more days to participate in our Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  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.

Many thanks to our latest donor:
Kathleen (SweeTart77) has donated a project bag from her shop MakeThisFromThat.

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! 

Knit Companion for Android is at last a thing!

EVENTS
Tracie will be at Lambtown - October 1 & 2 at the Dixon May Fair Grounds in Dixon, CA (9-6 on Saturday, 9-4 on Sunday)

Tracie and Barb will be at the Cogknitive Fiber Retreat - Saturday October 8, 2016 at the LaQuinta in Tehachapi, CA

KNITTING
Barb’s FOs
Mother Bear #93, 94, 95, 96
Added Elegance socks by Mary Lukas, using Unwind Yarn Twinkle Sock in the Faded Graffiti colorway


PastelMix Shortie Socks using Cascade Heritage in the PastelMix colorway

Tracie’s FOs
Mother Bears 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 & 100!
Just Autumn Cowl by Janina Böttger in Becoming Art Agave fingering in the Nebula colorway

Simple Striped Baby Hat by Sascha van Wagtendonk in Frog Tree Pediboo Sock in Tan and Red Heart Baby TLC Multis in Chocolate Mint

Barb has cast on:
Zigzagular Socks #2 by Susie White, using Fishknits Opulence MCN in the Shades of TPK colorway

And she is working on:
Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke using 4 colors of Plymouth Merino Select DK
Molto Bella Shawl by Brenda Castiel, using my NoCKRs yarn from this year – Duren Dyeworks Luscious Fingering (silk/merino blend) in the Quietude and Forest Floor colorways.
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in a green/blue/purple colorway

Tracie has cast on:
Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas in Malabrigo Sock in Aguas colorway
Summer Fringe Shawlette by Sarah Keller in Chevel Blanc Official Comete in the Cendre colorway

And she is working on:
Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton
Meris by Elizabeth Doherty in Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in the Carmen colorway

REVIEW - Stranded Magazine, Mild Weather 2016
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BOOKS
Tracie has finished:
Vertical by Rex Pickett
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
Woman with A Secret (UK title: The Telling Error) by Sophie Hannah

Barb has finished:
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
by Monte Francis

Tracie is reading

Barb is reading:
Nature Girl by Carl Hiasson
Joyland by Stephen King



Stranger Things on Netflix

Sunday, August 7, 2016

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

Listen
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