Monday, November 28, 2016

Episode 125: Ear Worm Courtesy of Mom


Recorded on November 24, 2016
Book Talk starts at 17:45


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!

So Many Giveaways!
Enter to win a copy of the ebook Grown by Kate Oakley here.  This thread will close December 1.
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!
Barb is giving away an unopened Chinook Shawl Kit from Knit Picks in the white-to-black gradient color way.  This giveaway will last until December 15th.

Knitting
Barb’s FO’s:
Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B Anderson using leftover Cascade Eco Plus in the brown colorway.
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose


Tracie’s FOs
Skykomish by Lee Meredith in Ella Rae Silkience
Vanilla Socks in Araucania Ranco Sock
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose

Barb has cast on:
CafĂ© ua Lait hat by Kathryn C. (free pattern on Rav) using Knit Picks Swish DK in the Hollyberry colorway
Tilbury Mittens – by Chrissy Graham (yes, another test knit! so no Ravelry page yet) using Cattail Knits Nugget’s Girlfriend DK in the Sexy Eyes colorway.
And continues working on:
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi Grenadine by Amy Christoffers using Plymouth Mushishi
Tupshin Socks, using leftover Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Pansy and Heartfelt colorways

Tracie has cast on:
Vanilla socks in Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock
And continues working on:
Terribly Simple shawl by Caitlin ffrench, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Cosmos colorway
Water and Sky by Veera Valimaki in Tracie Too in the Quail colorway



Books:
Barb Finished:
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCrieght
Tracie Finished: 
Shirley by Susan Scarf Merrell
Pippi Longstocking byAstrid Lindgren
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson


Barb is reading:
Adnan’s Story by Rabia Choudry
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger



Tracie is Reading:
The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon

Sunday, November 13, 2016

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

Listen

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.

KNITTING
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 


BOOKS
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