Saturday, September 16, 2017

Episode 144: Fall Weater SKAL!

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Recorded September 14, 2017
Book Talk Begins at 39:40

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL has ended!  We will give the winners another week to hear their names and contact us before we PM them.

Our 2017 Fall Sweater KAL/CAL will be starting October 1, 2017 and go until January 31, 2018.  Come chat it up here and make your plans!
Tracie & Barb will be at: 
Lambtown 2017  - Dixon May Fair Grounds, October 7-8.  We will be attending on Saturday, October 7th.

Stitches West 2018 registration opened July 20 - rooms at the Hyatt and Hilton are long gone, but you can still register for classes!  Be sure and leave some free time on Saturday afternoon to come to our meet-up in the Hyatt bar.

KNITTING

Barb has finished:
*  Mother Bear #118
*  Her 2nd Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering scraps
*  Blenheim Hat by Chrissy Graham, using Vanna’s Choice in the Colonial Blue colorway
*  Ridge Runner Hat by Chrissy Graham, using Lane Boroesia in a turquoise color way
*  Stashbusting Helix Hat #4 by Jessica Rose, using worsted weight scraps
*  Candy Jar Socks (Vanilla Bean by Emily O’Grady) using Knit Picks Felici in the Candy Jar colorway.
*  Hitofude cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu, using madelinetosh Feather in the Oddessy colorway



Tracie has finished
Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in Istex Lettlopii (shown here on the recipient!)
*  Puppy Pullover for Sally, designed by Bitterly in Universal Uptown Worsted and Cascade Anthem

Barb has cast on:
*  Thundertwist (a hat) by Greg Cohoon, using Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted in the 121 colorway
*  Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock Multi in the Voyager color way, along with Lorna's Laces String Quintet in the Voyager colorways.

Barb is continuing to work on:
*  Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in a green/blue/purple colorway.  She is determined to have this finished by the time Episode 145 is recorded!
*  Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways

Tracie has cast on:
*  Her 2nd Puppy Pullover by Kitterly Kits
*  The Redford pullover by Julie Hoover, using Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino in the Monteverde color way
Tracie continues to work on:
Cardigan for Arwen in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in the Pining for Ewe 
colorway
*  Smoky Mountain Moebius Cowl by Leedra Scott in Malabrigo Rueca in the Indicita Colorway
*  Peer Pressure shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Miss Babs Hot Shot in the Hot to Trot colorway
*  Fiddly Bits #4 by Jane Pihota

PRODUCT REVIEW
Barb and Tracie reviewed Knitter's Pride Royale Knitting Needles.  Thumbs up from both of them!

BOOKS

Barb has finished:
Wreckage by Emily Bleeker - Barb and Tracie do NOT recommend this book
The Winter Over by Matthew Iden - Barb says "it was OK"
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck - Barb recommends it
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede - Barb recommends it highly

Tracie has finished:
Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick - Tracie does not recommend it
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute - Tracie recommends it

Barb is currently reading:
The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle



Tracie is currently reading:
The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen


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