Sunday, October 30, 2016

Episode 123: I Never Gave Him A Bottom

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Book Talk Begins at 47:09

Recorded October 26, 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!

Win a copy of the Amplitude pattern by Greg Cohoon – will end on Halloween.  

KNITTING
Tracie has finished:
Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas in Malabrigo Sock in Aguas colorway
Meret by Woolly Wormhead in Coffee Beenz in gray
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson in Plymouth Encore in Denim
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose in Anzula For Better or Worsted, Universal Yarn Uptown DK and Cascade Cherub Aran


Barb’s FOs
Toasty Texters Mitts by Betsy Stuyvesant, using Dizzy Blonde Studios Dirty Blonde DK in the Phoebe colorway.
Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke using 4 colors of Plymouth Merino Select DK
Watershed Hat by Chrissy Graham, using Plymouth Yarn Tweed in a raspberry colorway
Whippet Cardigan by ANKESTRICK using Knit Picks Lindy Chain


Tracie has cast-on:
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose
For Good Hat by Megan Williams in Berocco Vintage

And is working on:
Water and Sky by Veera Valimaki in Tracie Too in the Quail colorway
Skykomish by Lee Meredith in Ella Rae Silkience
Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton

Barb has cast on:
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose, using 3 different colors of Encore Tweed Worsted
Grenadine by Amy Christoffers using Plymouth Mushishi

And is working on: 
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi Intergalactic Shawl by Jen Hiebert – using Knit Picks Stroll Fingering


REVIEW: Grown by Kate Oates
Enter to win a copy of the ebook here.


BOOKS
Tracie Finished: 
Practical Jean by Trevor Cole
I Let You Go by Claire McIntosh

Barb Finished:
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica


Tracie is reading
A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee


Barb is reading
Adnan’s Story by Rabia Choudry

No One You Know by Michelle Richmond

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Episode 122: Sometimes People Do

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Recorded on October 12, 2016

Book Talk starts at 30:42

Our Fall 2016 Sweater KAL is going strong!  The FO thread is up now, so be sure to post a picture of your sweater when you get it done.  This KAL will end on January 31, 2017.

If you want to win a copy of the Amplitude Shawl pattern by Greg Cohoon, please go to the Ravelry thread to follow the prompt and enter before October 31st.

Tracie gave information on the Northern California Knitting Retreat (NoCKRs) in April 2017.  Please  join the Ravelry Group to find out the latest information!

KNITTING


Barb has finished another Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay, using Lion Brand Amazing

Tracie has finished:
*Her second Rainbow Sprinkles by Kristy Harrison 

Barb is currently working on:
*Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke in Plymouth Merino Select DK
*Whippet Cardigan by ANKESTRICK using Knit Picks Lindy Chain 
*Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi 
While recording this podcast, Barb finished this pair of vanilla socks, using Regia Arne and Carlos Design Series yarn in the Summer Nights colorway (along with scrap yarn for the contrasting cuffs, heels and toes)

Tracie is currently working on:
*Skykomish by Lee Meredith in Ella Rae Silkience
*Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton
*Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas in Malabrigo Sock

She has also cast on the Water and Stone Cardigan by Veera Valimaki, using Imperial Yarn Tracie Too in the Quail colorway


BOOKS

Barb has finished:
*My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
*The Girls by Emma Cline
Tracie has finished:
*The End of Everything by Megan Abbott
*Savage Son by Corey Mitchell
*The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Barb and Tracie are both reading I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Barb is also currently reading Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
Tracie is currently reading:
*Practical Jean by Trevor Cole