Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Episode 152: Goin' Loony

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Recorded on January 20, 2018
Book Talk starts at 35:50

Our Fall Sweater KAL is almost over - January 31st!  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.  Winners will be announced on Episode 152.

New Giveaway!  Win a 2 Knit Lit Chicks hooded sweatshirt, size L (unisex size, but it is a slim fit).  Leave a comment on the Ravelry group thread telling us about the best sweatshirt you’ve ever had.  This giveaway will close on January 31st also, and the winner will be announced on Episode 152.

Get ready for our next KAL – the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along which will run February 14 through May 15.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  

Tracie and Barb will be at:
Sacramento Knitting Guild - February 1, 2018
Stitches West - Feb 22-25, 2018

Knitting

Tracie has finished: 
4 more pussycats, using the KitKat Hat by AndreSue
Most of the hats in this picture were knitted by Tracie!




Barb has finished: 
Mother Bear #126
Beagle pullover by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
Barb's husband Mark (and Tracie's Dad!) modeling his new sweater!
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash in the Magnolia Medium colorway

Pussyhat for Barb, using Zombie Yarns Shell Shock

Tracie is working on:
5th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake
Redford pullover by Julie Hoover, using Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino in the Monteverde colorway
Levitate  Poncho by Yvonne Poon, using Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in the Kohl and Zebra color ways
Vanilla Socks in Fishknits Boot Strap Self-striping in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway

Barb is currently 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
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry, using Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering in the Magical Dyepot D3, D5 and D6 color ways.  And many thanks to Zen Yarn Garden for gifting the yarn to Barb for review!
Brooklin Vest by Elizabeth Smith, using Berroco Vintage Chunky in the Smoke colorway
Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Caron Cake in the Blueberry Kiwi colorway


Books

Tracie has finished reading:
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
Lit by Mary Karr


Barb has finished:
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica



Tracie is reading:
The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #18) by Alexander McCall Smith
The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

And Barb is reading:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
X by Sue Grafton

In Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down, Tracie discussed KB Shimmer nail polish




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