Episode 160: I Didn't Want Leg-Sized Arms on My Bear


Recorded on June 6, 2018
Book Talk starts at 28:20

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

We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes.  If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.  Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make!  And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.

Tracie talked about the Knitting on the Run podcast and thanked Monique for her mention of the Mother Bear Project on her podcast and encouraging people to knit or crochet bears!


Barb in her Welcome Spring cowl

Barb has finished:
1.  Welcome Spring Cowl by Diane L. Augustin, using Stitch Together Dreamy DK in the This Pussy Grabs Back colorway
2.  Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lucas, using Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock Blank 
3.  Mother Bears #132, 133, 134

Tracie in her Leaf Press Shawl

Tracie has finished:
1.  Mother Bears 125-130
2.  Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways
3. Maine Baby Hat by Fiber of Maine in Juniper Moon Farms Cumulus Dappled in the Coral Coast colorway

Barb continues to work on:
1.  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
2.  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.
3.  Fragment Tee by Clare Mountain using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blue Bell colorway

Gilda scarf

Barb has cast on:
1.  Gilda scarf by Twisted Sisters using Fiesta Yarns Linette in the Tourmaline colorway
2.  Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Byner, using leftover Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Yarn in the Cosmic Speckle colorway

Tracie continues to work on:
1.  Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway
2.  Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway
3.  Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways
4.  Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway


Barb finished:
1.  Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
2.  Knitlandia by Clara Parkes
3.  The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson
4.  Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
5.  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Tracie has finished:
1.  Light in August by William Faulkner
2.  Beyond Obsession: The Shocking True Story of a Teenage Love Affair Turned Deadly by Richard Hammer

Barb is currently reading:
The House by the River by Lena Manta

Tracie is currently reading:
2.  The Hot House: Life inside Leavenworth Prison by Pete Earley
2.  The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Podcasts recommended by Barb in Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down:  Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Happier in Hollywood - both are audio podcasts

Tracie recommends the podcast Little House on the Podcast.