Saturday, June 17, 2017

Episode 138: That Is Not An Act of God


Recorded on June 14, 2017
Book Talk Starts at 33:30
Tracie has a published novel available through Amazon on Kindle:  Regret & Return: A Novel Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion by Tracie Kluver Bezerra.  It is available for $2.99, or free as part of Kindle Unlimited.  Check it out!

2KLC Swap is almost over!  JUNE 15th: Mail-By Date.  When you get your swap package, please take pictures and post in the "THANK YOU" thread.

Framework: Ten Architectural Knits by Norah Gaughan!  The winner will be announced at the end of this podcast.

We hope you are participating in our Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  Things to know:
1.  The KAL will run from now - 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.

Listen to the end of the podcast to hear the 3 winners of the Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill!  This contest ended on June 15, 2017.

KNITTING
Tracie has finished:
Mother Bears #106 & #107
Her second Fiddly Bits Cowl by Jana Pihota from a fingering weight "Magic Cake"
Barb has finished:
*  her Edin Cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Raven Frog Sheepless in the Captain’s Blue Colorway.
*  Noro Woven Stitch Shawl by Zapasi, using a Caron Cake in the Blueberry Cheesecake colorway.
*  Mother Bears #106 & #107
Mother Bears #106 & #107 for both Tracie and Barb!
Tracie has cast on:
*  Her 3rd Fiddly Bits Cowl by Jane Pihota, again using a "Magic Cake" of fingering scraps.

Tracie continues to work on:
*  Scalloped Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar in Tosh Merino Light in Copper Penny and (Vi)laine Malicieuses (Malicious Wool) in the A La Peche Aux Coquillages (Shell-picking)
*  (Ho'onenea) Around the Island by Cindy Garland, using Stunning Strings Studio in Serenity in the Reflecting Pool colorway
*  Arena by Norah Gaughan in Juniper Moon Farms Zooey DK 
Barb has cast on:
*  Her 2nd Fiddly Bits Cowl by Jana Pihota 
*  A 2nd Hitofude cardigan by Hiroku Fukatso, using Madelinetosh Feather in the Odyssey colorway

Barb Continues to work on:
*  Vanilla Socks for Will’s birthday using Knit Picks Chroma Twist in the Fog Bank colorway.
*  Jungle Vines socks by Becky Greene (CraftBuzz) using Invictus Master of my Feet in the Storm Chaser colorway.  
*  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.
*  Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill in Abstract Fiber O’Keefe in the Huckleberry colorway
*  Nuvem by Martina Behm, using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the 13 A1 colorway.
*  Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering scraps.

BOOKS

Tracie has finished:
*  Lily & the Octopus by Steven Rowley
Barb has finished:
*  What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
*  Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith

Tracie is currently reading Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

Barb is currently reading:
*  The Green Road by Anne Enright