Episode 173: Don't Sugarcoat It


Recorded on December 21, 2018
Book talk starts at 25:05

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!  You have until January 15, 2019 to post your FO picture.

Barb and Tracie discussed the book,  The Shawl Society Season 1 by Helen Stewart.   It is a beautiful book.  You can win an autographed copy of this book by going to our Ravelry group here and entering the contest.  It is available on Amazon in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia.  Here in the U.S., it is $13.88 - you can buy it here!  The contest ends on January 15, 2019.


Tracie finished:
1.  Gnome Pun Intended by Sarah Schira in James C. Brett Twinkle in the gold color way
2.  3 more Never Not Gnoming gnomes by Sarah Schira - 1 large in worsted weight Istex Lettlopi in Heather Lagoon.
3.  Ponytail Hat by Knikki Knits using Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted in the Caberet colorway.
4.  Golden Gate Bridge Hat by Sophie Kurnik in orange and grey Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted.
Tracie's Gnome Pun Intended!
Barb finished:
1.  Rose City Rollers socks by Mara Catherine Bryner, using Loopy Legends in the Leah's Hot Stuff colorway
2.  The Done by Halloween Harry Potter House Scarf by Abby Tohline using 2 colors of Cloudborn Sprightly Acrylic Worsted in a Black color way and a dark orange colorway.
3.  Frost at Midnight cowl by Helen Stewart, using Misti Alpaca Chunky in the Pewter colorway

4.  Mother Bear #150 !!!
Barb's Done-By-Halloween Harry Potter House Scarf - Hufflepuff  modeled by Jayla!

Tracie continues to work on:
1.  Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns
2.  Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54
3.  Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, using Fiberspates Scrumptious 4-ply Sport in the Amethyst colorway
4.  Another Zephyr cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Elemental Effects Cormo Sport in the Cypress colorway

 Barb continues to work on:
1.   Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli, using Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock and Hu made Made Twist
2.  Big Sister cardigan by Hinterm Stein, using Cascade Pacific in the Dark Blue colorway
Elizabeth Doherty's Provisional Cast-On Video

Barb cast on:
1.  Hopcott Mitts test knit for Chrissy Graham, using Berroco Vintage in a blue-green colorway.
2.  Mother Bear #151
One Hopcott Mitt done!

Tracie finished:
1.  The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer
2.  Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters
3.  Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4) by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)
4.  The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland

Barb finished:
1.  Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brandt.  Barb's thoughts - it's OK, not a real strong recommendation, but a good solid 3 stars.

Tracie is reading
1.  Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
2. Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present by Hank Stuever

Barb is reading:
1.  Ohio by Stephen Markley - EXCELLENT - heartily recommend!
2.  Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman - a slow start but when it gets going - WOW!