Friday, May 12, 2017

Episode 136: It Has a Little Nub

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Recorded May 10, 2017
Book Talk starts at 32:20


Our Colorwork KAL is finished!  Be sure and listen until the end to hear the winners.

2KLC Swap is moving along.  Please check in frequently!  It is so important...
May 15th: Check-In #3 
May 31st check in #4 
JUNE 15th: Mail-By Date

You still have time to win an ecopy of Framework: Ten Architectural Knits by Norah Gaughan!  To enter the drawing, leave a comment on the contest thread, which will close May 31.


It's time to get ready for our annual Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  Things to know:
1.  The KAL will run from July 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017
2.  Any bears knit or crocheted in 2017 are eligible for entry into the Mother Bear FO thread.
3.  Please go to the Mother Bear Pattern Page to order your pattern - they have patterns in "knit flat", "knit in the round" and "crochet".
4.  After July 1, post a separate picture of each bear in a separate post in the FO thread.

We need prizes for our Mother Bear KAL!  If you have a prize or prizes to donate, please contact either Tracie or Barb.



We have a new giveaway!  Barb and Tracie love the new shawl design, Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill!  Celia has kindly donated 3 copies of this shawl to give away to lucky listeners.  Please go to the contest thread in our Ravelry Group to enter to win.

This contest will end on June 15, 2017.











KNITTING
Barb has finished:
*  Her Scallop Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar, using 2 skeins of Candy Skein Yummy Fingering in the Blue Bubblegum and Boysenberry Jam colorways. 
* Mother Bear #105

Tracie has finished: Mother Bears #101 and #102
Barb has cast on:
The Peer Pressure Shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Abstract Fiber O'Keefe in the Huckleberry colorway

Barb is continuing to work on:
*  Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway.
*  Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in a green/blue/purple colorway.
*  A project she can’t talk about it because it’s a project for her swap partner!
*  Nuvem by Martina Behm, using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the 13 A1 colorway.
*  Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering scraps.

Barb has frogged the Edin cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Raven Frog Sheepless in the Captain's Blue colorway - she will start it over going down 2 sizes.

Tracie has cast on:
(Ho'onenea) Around the Island by Cindy Garland, using Stunning Strings Studio in Serenity in the Reflecting Pool colorway

Tracie is continuing to work on:
*  Arena by Norah Gaughan in Juniper Moon Farms Zooey DK 
*  2nd Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota from a fingering-weight “magic cake”
*  Vanilla socks in Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge  colorway

BOOKS


Barb has finished:
*  The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware - she gives it a "thumbs sideways"
The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante - again, a "thumbs sideways"


















Tracie has finished reading:
*  Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman - she recommends this book
*  Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica - she does not recommend this book
*  The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen








Barb is currently reading:
*  Bess of Hardwick: Empire Builder by Mary S. Lovell
*  The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr
Tracie is currently reading:
*  A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
*  Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner


Barb recommends the Prime Suspect series, starring Helen Mirren, available on Hulu







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