Episode 157: I Don't Know How They Keep That Place in Business

Recorded April 12, 2018
Book Talk begins at 36:50

Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along will continue until May 15, 2018.  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.  Post your finished socks here.  

Get ready for our summer swap, hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.

Tracie’s FOs:
Wee Wrap by Susan Barstein in Plymouth Rainbow Toybox in colorway 69
13 Knitted Knockers in Cascade Ultra Pima and CoBaSi Plus by HiKoo

Barb’s FOs:
Peer Pressure Shawlette #2, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Whiskey Barrel colorway

Tracie has cast on: 
Girl’s Poncho by Plymouth Yarn in Plymouth Encore Colorspun in 8198 colorway
Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in South by Southwest

She is working on:
6th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake all in shades of green!
Adjoin toe-up socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel in Knitting Rose Yarns Tinkytweet (aka) Sparkle Yarn sock blank
Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways
Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

Barb is still 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
Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.
Tailfeather cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Elemental Affects Cormo in a sage green color way
Gently Stirred Never Shaken shawl/scarf by Mac and Joe, using Baah La Jolla in 3 different colorways - Strawberry Shortcake, Deep Slate and Cotton Candy

She has cast on:
Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lucas, using Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock Blank.  
Rikke Hat by Sarah Young, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in the South by Southwest colorway

The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer
The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts
The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle

Finished books
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
The Flight Attendant by Chris Boujalian

Alice by Christina Henry
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Currently reading
Classic Krakauer by Jon Krakauer
Loner by Teddy Wayne

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances