Sunday, July 14, 2019

Episode 185: A Bunch of Wingnuts


Recorded July 13, 2019
Book Talk Begins at 15:00



Our annual Mother Bear KAL is ongoing!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry.  Come join the Chatter thread here!

We have new prizes donated by PattyB, CraftBuzz, Heidi Wulfraat, KDunne and super sock designer Becky Greene.  Please message alittleposy or knittybarb if you have a prize you’d like to contribute.

Want to start your Mother Bear-making journey?  Check out the Mother Bear Project website to buy a pattern, make a donation, or see the gallery of children and their new bears, and the MBP Ravelry group for great ideas and community with other bear makers.



KNITTING

Tracie has finished:
Octopus #2 by Susan B. Anderson in Universal Yarns Uptown DK



Barb has finished:



Tracie continues to work on:
 1.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways
2.  Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway
3.  Fiddly Bits #9 by Jane Pihota
4.  Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop

Still working on
1.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways
2.  Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway
3.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

Cast-on
 July DVD Socks - Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the RadioActive Zombody color way
Nightshift  by Andrea Mowry using a kit from Dragonfly Fibers

BOOKS
Tracie has finished:
Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov thumbs up if you can stomach the subject matter
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut - enh



Barb says thumbs up to all her finished books:
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Alien III by William Gibson - Audible Original
Atomic Marriage by Curtis Sittenfeld
Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton



Tracie is reading:
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh

Barb is reading
The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette
Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher


Barb gives The Man in the Window podcast a thumbs up

Monday, July 1, 2019

Episode 184: It Was Just a Dump

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Recorded on June 27, 2019
Book Talk starts at 28:38




Our annual Mother Bear KAL has begun!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry.  Come join the Chatter thread here!

We have new prizes donated by hikeknitcamp (designer Cheryl Beckerich).  Please message alittleposy or knittybarb if you have a prize you’d like to contribute.

Want to start your Mother Bear-making journey?  Check out the Mother Bear Project website to buy a pattern, make a donation, or see the gallery of children and their new bears, and the MBP Ravelry group for great ideas and community with other bear makers.

KNITTING

Barb's Mother Bears #166 - #169

Barb’s FOs
1.  Mother Bears #166 - #169
2.  Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway
3.  DVD June socks -  Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in Zombody is Like a Writing Desk

Tracie's Mother Bear and Nina West, the fabulous queen she was modeled after! 

Tracie’s FOs

1.  Mother Bears #185 - #192.  These included a Drag Queen bear!
2.  Two Never Not Gnoming by Sarah Schira gnomes
3.  Vanilla Socks, using Lollipop Yarn Quintessential in the Wide Awake colorway


Barb is still working on

1.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways
2.  Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway
3.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

Tracie continues working on
 1.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways
2.  Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway
3.  Fiddly Bits #9 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns
4.  Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop



BOOKS

Barb read
1.  Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict and Armand Keteyian.  Thumbs WAY up!
2.  Confidential by Ellie Monago.  Thumbs up.




Tracie read: 




Barb is reading
2.  The Lost Man by Jane Harper


Tracie is reading

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Episode 183: To Cover Her Non-Existent Bosom

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Recorded on June 13, 2019
Book Talk starts at 21:19


Our annual Mother Bear KAL has begun!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry.  Come join the Chatter thread here!

We have new prizes donated by Erin Gordon, Catmujer (Trish), TMY in HNL (Betty), Leaner (Eileen), Celia Cahill, and Sue of Invictus Yarns.  Please message alittleposy or knittybarb if you have a prize you’d like to contribute.

Want to start your Mother Bear-making journey?  Check out the Mother Bear Project website to buy a pattern, make a donation, or see the gallery of children and their new bears, and the MBP Ravelry group for great ideas and community with other bear makers.

KNITTING


Barb’s FOs
Mother Bears #162, #163, #164, #165
Zephyr by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the Teal Feather color way

Tracie’s FOs
Never Not Gnoming #17 by Sarah Schira - Large in sport weight purple and grey
Octopus by Susan B. Anderson in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted


Barb is still working on
Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway
ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways
Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway
Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

She cast on
DVD June socks -  Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in Zombody is Like a Writing Desk

Tracie continues working on
 ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways
Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway
Fiddly Bits #9 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns
Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop
Vanilla Socks, using Lollipop Yarn Quintessential in the Wide Awake colorway


BOOKS

Barb read
The Silence of the North by Olive R. Fredrickson - thumbs up


Tracie read: 
In the Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2) by Cara Hunter - thumbs up
Bad Monkey (Andrew Yancy, #1) by Carl Hiaasen - thumbs up
The Past is Never by Tiffany Quay Tyson - enh




Barb is reading
Confidential by Ellie Monago


Tracie is reading
And The Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Episode 182: My Whole Instagram Feed is Yarn and Drag Queens

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Recorded on Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Book Talk starts at 32:07

Our next Knit-Along will be our annual Mother Bear KAL!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post pictures of in our FO thread (which will be started after June 1, 2019).  Come join the Chatter thread here!

What?  You say that you have never knitted or crocheted a Mother Bear but would like to join the fun?  All the information to get you started is in the first post of  The Chatter ThreadThe rules for the KAL and all the information to get 
The winners of the 2 new sock patterns by Jenn Sheelen (Dragon Toes and Hint of Sophistication) will be announced at the end of the podcast.

Barb and Tracie attended the annual Spinning at the Winery event a Retzlaff Winery in Livermore, CA.  A good time was had by all!

Tracie recommends the audio podcast Craft Cook Read Repeat



KNITTING

Barb’s finished objects:
1.  Mother Bears #160 and #161
2.   If They Kill Daryl Socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the If They Kill Daryl colorway
Barb's completed "If They Kill Daryl" socks


Tracie’s Finished Objects:
1.  Mother Bears #167 - #172
2.  Confetti by Veera Valimaki in Anzula Nebula in Lottie and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Rockaway

Barb continues to work on:
1.  Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway
2.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways
3.  Zephyr Cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the Teal Feather color way
4.  Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway

She has cast on:
1.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

Barb has frogged:
1.  Poulia cowl by Hilary Smith Callis, using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway


Tracie has cast on:
1. Another Never Not Gnoming gnome in the large size
2.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways

She continues to work on:
1.  Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway
2.  Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns
3. Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop
4.  Vanilla Socks, using Lollipop Yarn Quintessential in the Wide Awake colorway

Tracie has put in to Hibernation:
1.   Jewel Box Cowl in Stunning String Studios Stunning Superwash in Jewel Box minis colorway

BOOKS

Barb has finished:
1.   The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough (Thumbs Up)
2.  To The Bridge by Nancy Rommelman.(Thumbs Up)


Tracie has finished:
1.  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Thumbs Up)
2.   Death on the River: A Fiancee's Dark Secrets and a Kayak Trip Turned Deadly by Diane Fanning (Thumbs Down)
3.  The Mystery of Alice (Audible Original) (Thumbs Sideways)


Barb is currently reading:


Tracie is currently reading:
1. In the Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2) by Cara Hunter
2. Bad Monkey (Andrew Yancy, #1) by Carl Hiaasen







Sunday, May 19, 2019

Episode 181: We Hate These People

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Recorded on Wednesday May 15, 2019
Book Talk Begins at 27:30

Our 2019 Colorwork KAL is over!   Be sure to listen until the end of the podcast to hear the prize winners!


Dragon Toes Socks by Jenn Sheelen
Hint of Sophistication Socks by Jenn Sheelen

Our current Giveaway!  We have 2 new sock patterns from Jenn Sheelan: Dragon Toes Socks and Hit of Suspicion.  Comment on this thread for a chance to win.  This contest will close June 30.

The Spinning at the Winery date has been changed from 5/18/19, to Saturday, May 25 at Retzlaff Winery.  



Our next Knit-Along will be our annual Mother Bear KAL!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post pictures of in our FO thread (which will be started after June 1, 2019).  Come join the Chatter thread here!

KNITTING

Barb’s finished objects:
1.  Mother Bears #157, #158 & #159
Barb's latest Mother Bears


Tracie’s Finished Objects:
1.  Gnome #15 (Never Not Gnoming) by Sarah Schira
2.  Annie Bear for niece Jayla
3.  Mother Bears # 156 - 166,
Tracie's "Annie Bear"



Barb continues to work on:
1.  Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway
2.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways
3.  Zephyr Cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the Teal Feather color way
Barb's ZickZack Scarf


She has cast on:
1.  If They Kill Daryl Socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the If They Kill Daryl colorway
2.  Poulia cowl by Hilary Smith Callis, using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

Barb has frogged:
Fire Bird Hat Test Knit for Carson of Rage Knit for Choice moderator Carson, using Alpenglow yarn and Madelinetosh Tosh DK in the grasshopper color way


Tracie has cast on:
1.  Another Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway

She continues to work on:
1.  Confetti by Veera Valimaki in Anzula Nebula in Lottie and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Rockaway
2.  Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns
3.  Jewel Box Cowl in Stunning String Studios Stunning Superwash in Jewel Box minis colorway
4.  Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop



BOOKS


Barb has finished:
1.  Black Water Rising (Jay Porter #1) by Attica Locke - recommend
2.  Greyhound by Steffan Piper - recommends
3.  The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon - recommend
4.  A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean - so-so
5.  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - recommend
6.  Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar - this is the Audible Original - recommend!

Barb is currently reading:
1.  The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough 

Tracie has finished:
1.  Tell Me by Lisa Jackson - thumbs down
2.  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - Tracie thinks "meh"
3.  Deadly Greed: The Riveting True Story of the Stuart Murder Case the Rocked Boston and Shocked the Nation by Joe Sharkey - thumbs up
4.  The Silent Sister by Shalini Boland - thumbs down
5.  What We Kill by Howard Odentz - Thumbs up

Tracie is currently reading:
1.  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
2.  Death on the River: A Fiancee's Dark Secrets and a Kayak Trip Turned Deadly by Diane Fanning

Tracie's Thumbs Up:
Tracie's new linen closet doors!