Friday, October 19, 2018

Episode 168: She's Got a Degree in Fabric

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Recorded on October 15, 2018

Book Talk starts at 36:10

Our Summer Swap is over!  If you haven't received your package yet, it is on it's way!

Our Fall Sweater KAL has begun!  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.  Our very lively Chatter thread is here.  And you can post pictures of your gorgeous finished sweaters here!


The One Perfect Skein pattern by Fredi Baker has been released, and we are giving away 3 copies!  Please leave a comment on the prize thread telling us what yarn you would use to knit it to be entered to win.  This contest will end on October 31st.

KNITTING
Barb finished:
1.  4 Never Not Gnoming gnomes by Sarah Schira
Jayla in her new birthday poncho!
2.  Jayla's F829 Girls Poncho, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Pixie Pop colorway.  This was knit for granddaughter/niece Jayla 10th birthday!
3.  Garter Bliss Shawl by Faith Schmidt, using Dizzy Blond Studios Lambie Toes in the I Aim to Misbehave colorway.  This was knit for Barb's swap partner, Angela.
4.  Mother Bear #148
5.  2 Knitted Knockers

Tracie has finished:
Tracie's Little Hipster Cardigan for an upcoming nephew

1.  Tracie's Little Hipster Cardigan by Kate Gondwana in Juniper Moon Cumulus in the Aquarium colorway
2.  Fiddly Bits #6 by Jane Pihota
3.  Rikke Hat #2 by Sarah Young in Knitting Fever Painted Mist in the Venice Carnival colorway


Barb is still working on:
1.  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.
One Thank You Sarah sock competed!

2.  Thank You Sarah socks by Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer( MCN) in the London Fog colorway.
3.  Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli, using Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock and Hu made Made Twist
4.  Socks for Will using Opal yarn. 

She has cast on:
1.  Wild Dandelion Hat by Thea Coleman, using Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight in the Folkstone colorway

Tracie is working on:
1.  Zephyr cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Cascade Hollywood In the Walnut colorway
2.  Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways
3.  Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium
4.  Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Color in Delete and Shaggy Bear Farms Merino with Superwash and Tussah Silk LF in cornflower blue


BOOKS
Barb has finished:
1.  A Town Like Alice by Nevil Schute
2.  Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
3.  Girls and Boys by Dennis Kelly
4.  The People vs Alex Cross by James Patterson
5.  The Ocean Liner by Marius Gabriel




Tracie has finished:
1.  To Die For by Joyce Maynard
2.  Trespassing by Brandi Reeds
3.  Deception by Jonathan Kellerman


Barb is currently reading
1.  Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
2.  A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
3.  Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout



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Thumbs Down:  SUTMM Wine Opener - Barb says "don't waste your money"

Friday, October 5, 2018

Episode 167: Lots of Mother Bear KAL Prizes!

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Recorded on September 25, 2018
Book Talk starts at 25:40

Our Summer Swap is coming to and end - the mail-by date was October 5!

Our Mother Bear KAL has ended - prizes are announced at the end of this episode.

Our Fall Sweater KAL has begun!  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.


The One Perfect Skein pattern by Fredi Baker has been released, and we are giving away 3 copies!  Please leave a comment on the prize thread telling us what yarn you would use to knit it to be entered to win.

KNITTING
Barb finished:
Never Not Gnoming by Sarah Schira


Tracie has finished:
2 more Never Not Gnoming gnomes - one for my friend Judy and one for my niece Jayla
for my swap partner: Glam Cowl by Jacqui Harding in Fiberspates Scrumptious Lace in the Jen S Green colorway
test knit: One Perfect Skein by frediknits in Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in the Low Tide colorway
Welcome Blanket in 3 colors of Cascade Bentley - welcomeblanket.org

Barb is still working on:
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.
Thank You Sarah socksby Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer( MCN) in the London Fog colorway.
F829 Girls' Poncho by Plymouth Yarns, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll In the Pixie Pop colorway.

She has cast on:
Socks for Will using Opal yarn. 

Tracie left at home:
Zephyr cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Cascade Hollywood In the Walnut colorway
Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

She has cast on:
Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Color in Delete and Shaggy Bear Farms Merino with Superwash and Tussah Silk LF in cornflower blue

She is still working on:
Fiddly Bits #6 by Jane Pihota

BOOKS
Barb has finished:
Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

Tracie has finished:
The Echo by Minette Walters
The Party by Elizabeth Day
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen
Where We Went Wrong by Andi Holloway

Barb is currently reading
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Schute
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Tracie is reading:
To Die For by Joyce Maynard


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