Sunday, November 26, 2017

Episode 148: I Can Flat-Iron My Hair with One Hand!


Recorded on November 23, 2017
Book Talk starts at 25:31


Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread.

Giveaway Time!  
Enter to win a skein of Duren Dyeworks Self-Control Fingering (100% BFL SW) in the Barbie Time colorway by leaving a comment here.  The thread will close December 15.
Want to win an copy of Helen Stewart’s Knitvent 2017?  Leave a comment on knittybarb’s Instagram post to enter.   This contest will close November 30.

Barb completely enjoyed the Authors Luncheon benefiting the National Kidney Foundation:  authors Joyce Maynard, Lee Child, Lisa See, Christine Carter, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and Lisa Brown, Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski

Tracie has finished:
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose
Purl Rib hat by me in Plymouth Encore
Purl Rib hat by me in Naturally Nazareth


Barb has finished:
Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Cherry Swirl colorway
2 pair of child-size Maize mitts using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorway
Mitts for Your Little Paws by Holly Marie using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorway
Jayla’s Birthday Socks using Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Patterns and Fishknits Boot Strap yarn in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway
Rachel’s Christmas Shortie Socks, using the BFF Shortie Socks pattern by Ashlynn Alexander
Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington, using GnomeAcres Sparkle Gnome in the Wuv Twue Wuv colorway
Germinate Mitts by Hannah Colbert using Dascade 220 Superwash in the 1910 (Blue-Green) colorway


Tracie is not working on anything, but she did cast on: 
Rachel by Jose Paquin in Alexandra’s Crafts Timberline Ice in the Ruby colorway

Barb is working on:
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
Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway
Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet  

And she has cast on:
Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas, using Knit Picks Felici in the Nassau colorway
Will’s Christmas Socks, using Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity in an Olive Green colorway and Patons Kroy FX in the Clover colorway.
Whinstone Hat by Chrissy Graham (test knit) using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorway.

Tracie has finished:
Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron
The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

Barb has finished
Capture by Roger Smith
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil
Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
The Girl Who was Taken by Charlie Donlea



Tracie is reading:



Barb is reading:
How My Book Club Got Arrested by Leslie O’Kane
River Road by Carol Goodman



Saturday, November 4, 2017

Episode 147: There's Dung Everywhere


Recorded November 1, 2017
Book Talk Starts at 40:01

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread (coming soon!).

New Giveaway!  Duren Dyeworks Self-Control Fingering (100% BFL SW) in the Barbie Time colorway

Tracie has finished:
Top This! snowflake hat in DMC Creative World Top This for Audrey
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose for charity
Cardigan for Arwen in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in the Pining for Ewe 
colorway
Ruby’s Hat by Caroline Spillane in Plymouth Toybox Rainbow


Barb has finished:
Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Black Pepper Swirl colorway
Another Ridge Runner Hat by Chrissy Graham, using leftover Plymouth Galway Worsted



Tracie has cast on:
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose

And has continued to work on:
5th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake
Redford by Julie Hoover in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Hardtwist in the Monteverde colorway
Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Miss Babs Hot Shot in Hot to Trot

She is anxious to cast on:
Rachel by Jose Paquin in Alexandra’s Crafts Timberline Ice

Barb is working on:
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
Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway
Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet 

And has cast on:
Socks for Jayla using  the Basic Sock Pattern from Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Patterns with Fishknits Bootstrap yarn in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway.
Pioneer Braid #4 using Premier Sweet Roll in the Sweet Cherry colorway


Finished Books: 
The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding
Mortal Fall by Christine Garbo

Finished:
Blood Games by Jerry Bledsoe
The Privileges by Jonathan Dee


Current Books
Capture by Roger Smith
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil



Reading:
Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron