Episode 164: Kinda Bonkers, But You Enjoy It Anyway


Recorded on August 1, 2018
Book Talk starts: 25:40

Important Dates 
July 30th: Partner Assignments Sent, check-in #1 
August 15th: Check-In #2 
August 31st: Check-In #3 
September 14th check in #4 
September 28th: final check in 
October 5th: Mail-By Date

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.

Prison’s not supposed to be a cakeride - but your knitting can! Heidi of Undead Yarn took up the challenge to create a colorway based on my slip of the tongue, and she’s giving away a skein of this beautiful fingering weight yarn!  The base in Vamphyri, Undead’s lovely 75% Merino/25% Nylon sock yarn with 462 yards per skein. To enter the drawing, please leave a comment on this thread telling us about a favorite colorway name you’ve seen or worked with, or a colorway name you’ve thought up yourself. The thread will close August 15, and we will draw for a winner in the next podcast.


Barb has finished:
Mother Bears #143144

Tracie has finished:
Mother Bears #143144145
Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway
Knitting at the Library Cowl, using Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Mini Set In the Forest colorway
Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway
Lake Effect cardigan by Amy Miller, using Baah La Jolla In the California Poppy colorway
Tracie in her Lake Effect cardigan

Barb is working on:
Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryk-Robinsky, using Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock In the Baby in a Trenchcoat colorway
Juniata Park Cowl by Erika Flory, using a kit bought from Craftsy.
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway.
Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea, using Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in the 305 (a very pale blush pink) colorway

She has cast on:
Bear And a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson, using Plymouth Encore Worsted Solids In the Neon Green and Oatmeal color ways

Tracie is working on:
Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways
Welcome Blanket in 3 colors of Cascade Bentley - welcomeblanket.org

She has cast on:
Another Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota


Barb has finished:
Out by Natsuo Kirin

Tracie has finished:
The Crow Trap by Ann Cleves
Neighborly by Ellie Monago

Barb is reading:
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family by Emily Jane Fox 
The Surgeon's Wife by Kieran Crowley

Tracie is reading
The Twelve Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson

Barb recommends the following podcasts:
30 For 30, Bikram series
Inside Jaws
Inside The Exorcist
Inside Psycho