Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Episode 127: They've Clawed Their Way to the Top of the Social Heap in High School

Recorded December 22, 2016
Book Talk starts at: 30:58


Fall is long gone, but our annual Sweater KAL is ongoing until January 31!  All entries to our FOs thread will need to be an adult-size sweater with sleeves (short is okay!), cardigan or pullover.  Be sure to check out the Bundles of pattern suggestions.  You still have time!

The Chicks will be at Stitches West 2017  - February 23-26, 2017 at the 
Santa Clara Convention Center/Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, CA.  We will be having our regular meet-up in the Hyatt bar on Saturday afternoon - come see us!

Tracie’s FOs:
Stashbusting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose
One-Cable Mitts by Valerie Teppo in Classic Elite Yarns Water Lily


Barb’s FOs: 
Tupshin Socks by Erin Birnel in Knit Picks Tonal Fingering 
Toasty Texters fingerless mitts by Betsy Stuyvesant, in Dizzy Blond Studios Bombshell Superwash Worsted
Fast and Easy Fingerless Mitts by Lisa Beamer in Malabrigo Rios 
Sweet-ish Fish by Susan B. Anderson in Dizzy Blonde Studios Superwash Worsted 
Two Pussyhats in Joanne Fabrics Big Twist


Tracie has cast on:
forest park cowl by Liz Abinante (free) in Noro Cash Aroha colorway 100
Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in KnitPicks Full Circle Worsted in the Passion colorway
or
Sylvia Cardigan by Meghan Jones in Cascade Hollywood in the Walnut colorway
Sprig Cloche by Alana Dakos in Cascade 220 Sport Superwash

And continues working on:
A pair of Vanilla socks in Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock
Terribly Simple shawl by Caitlin ffrench, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Cosmos colorway

Barb has cast on:
Vanilla Socks using Gale’s Art Double Secret Sock Blank in the Rockstar Rainbow colorway

And continues to work on
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi
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
Project Peace cowl by Christina Campbell, using Madelinetosh Dandelion in the Magic colorway
Antler Cardigan by TinCan Knits using Cloudborn Wool Worsted Twist in the Natural colorway

Tracie finished reading:
The Widow by Fiona Barton
Tease by Amanda Maciel
Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster


Barb finished:
Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen
Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman

Tracie is  reading
Ill Wind by Nevada Barr
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix


Barb is reading:
Find Her by Lisa Gardner



Sunday, December 11, 2016

Episode 126: So That's Not a Recommendation

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Recorded on December 9, 2016
Book Talk starts at 37:00



Our annual fall Sweater KAL is running 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!

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.


The Knitted Knockers Organization needs your help!  They are in urgent need of as many Knitted Knockers as possible.  Please send your Knockers (unstuffed is fine) to:
Knitted Knockers Support Foundation
1780 Iowa St.
Bellingham, WA 98229


Knitting
Barb’s has finished:
Grenadine by Amy Christoffers using Plymouth Mushishi - it fits well and she loves it!
Café au Lait hat by Kathryn C. (free pattern on Rav) using Knit Picks Swish DK in the Hollyberry colorway
Another Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose
Nemo Mittens by Siguarlaug Eva Stephansdottir, using Knit Picks Brava Sport in the Orange, Black and White color ways
Another Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay, using some leftover Lion Brand Amazing

Tracie has finished:
Her Zuzu's Petals by Carina Spencer, using Mini Mochi in the Jungle colorway
Her Water and Stone cardigan by Veera Valimaki, using Imperial Yarn Tracie Too in the Cosmos colorway

Barb is working on:
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
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi
Tupshin Socks, using leftover Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Pansy and Heartfelt colorways

Barb has cast on:
Another pair of Toasty Texters fingerless mitts, using Dizzy Blond Studios Bombshell Superwash Worsted in the Phoebe colorway
The Project Peace cowl, using Madelinetosh Dandelion in the Magic Colorway

Tracie is continuing to work on:
A pair of Vanilla socks in Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock
Terribly Simple shawl by Caitlin ffrench, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Cosmos colorway

Tracie has cast on:
Another Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose

Barb and Tracie Reviewed:
Double or Nothing: Reversible Knitting for the Adventurous by Alasdair Post-Quinn.  If you would like to win a copy of this book, please go over to our Ravelry Forum and look for the "Double or Nothing" thread.  This contest will close on January 15th.


BOOKS

Barb has finished:
Adnan’s Story by Rabia Choudry
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger

Tracie has finished:
The Crime of the Century: Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation by Dennis L. Breo and William J. Martin

The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene


Barb is currently reading:

Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen


Tracie is currently reading:



The Widow by Fiona Barton



Tracie mentioned an article on charities that are pro-women, earth-friendly and anti- bigotry from the Jezebel.com site: