Monday, November 26, 2018

Episode 170: Tracie Gives Barb Her Marching Orders!

Recorded on November 22, 2018




Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  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!

New bundle - bulky/chunky hats!  We also have a bundle for Quick/Easy gift patterns.

Northern California Knitting Retreat: the deadline for registrations (for both returning and hopeful newbies) is November 30


KNITTING
Barb finished:
Here We Gnome Again, worsted weight Gnomes with cabled details) by Sarah Schira, using Plymouth Galway Worsted in a teal color way
Hopcott Cowl by Chrissy Graham (test knit) using Knitting Rose Merry Blossom (single ply worsted weight) in the That’s Why They Call it the Blues color way

Tracie finished:
Golden Gate Bridge Hat by in Sophie Kurnik in Plymouth Encore


Barb continues to work on:
Thank You Sarah socks by Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer( MCN) in the London Fog colorway.
Added Elegance #2 Socks for Ann - using Pairfect Regia Arne & Carlos Design Line in the Star Night color way

Barb cast on:
Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits using Malabrigo Rios in the Cirrus Gray color way
Another Here We Gnome Again by Sarah Schira, using Plymouth Galway Worsted in a Raspberry color way.

Tracie continues to work on:
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
2nd Katia Cat Scarf in Katia Cat Scarf
Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns
Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54


BOOKS
Tracie finished:
Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne
Close to Home by Cara Hunter

Barb is reading
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


Tracie is reading:

Friday, November 16, 2018

Episode 169: A Second-Tier Women's College

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Recorded on November 14, 2018
Book Talk starts at 40:02


Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  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!

New bundle - bulky/chunky hats!  We also have a bundle for Quick/Easy gift patterns.

Northern California Knitting Retreat: the deadline for registrations (for both returning and hopeful newbies) is November 30

One Perfect Skein by Fredi Baker - We are giving away 3 copies, and will draw for winners at the end of this episode


KNITTING
Barb finished:
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
4 Never Not Gnoming gnomes by Sarah Schira (who is Imagined Landscapes on Rav and has a podcast.  I also bought her other gnome pattern - Here We Gnome Again, worsted weight Gnomes with cabled details)
Gather hat by tincanknits using Duren Dyeworks Joy DK in the Stone Washed color way



Tracie finished:
Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Knitting Fever Painted Mist in Venice Carnival
1st Katia Cat Scarf in Katia Cat Scarf
Zephyr by Celia McAdams Cahill in Cascade Hollywood in the Walnut colorway
Galactic Hat by Julianna Puccini - a newborn size and an adult size in blue and charcoal gray for BIL and expected baby boy
Never Not Gnoming by Sarah Schira in blue and yellow
Here We Gnome Again by Sarah Schira in Debbie Bliss Andes (baby alpaca/mulberry silk) in 37009 colorway (sage green) and Cascade 220 Sport



Barb continues to work on:
Thank You Sarah socks by Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer( MCN) in the London Fog colorway.

Barb has cast on:
Added Elegance #2 Socks for Ann - using Pairfect Regia Arne & Carlos Design Line in the Star Night color way
Hopcott Cowl by Chrissy Graham (test knit) using Knitting Rose Yarns Merry Blossom (single ply worsted weight) in the That’s Why They Call it the Blues color way

Barb frogged:
Wild Dandelion Hat by Thea Coleman, using Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight in the Folkstone colorway

Tracie has cast on:
2nd Katia Cat Scarf in Katia Cat Scarf
Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns
Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54

Tracie put into hibernation:
Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby in Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Thicket and Harbor
Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium

Tracie continues to work on:
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 finished:
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

Tracie finished:
Look For Me by Lisa Gardner
My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Hi, Bob! by Bob Newhart