Saturday, January 26, 2019

Episode 175: I Usually Take Pictures of Mine

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Recorded on January 24, 2019


Winners for our Sweater KAL are announced at the end of the podcast, after ThumbsUp/ThumbsDown.  The winner of Helen Stewart's book, The Shawl Society, Season 1 is announced also.


From the Ravelry Hiberkntting cowl pattern page  (Stephen West)

Our 2019 Colorwork KAL will start on February 1, 2019, and will go until May 15, 2019.  Come join the Chatter Thread and make your plans...


KNITTING
Barb's Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli

Barb’s FOs
1.  Mother Bear #152
3.  Big Sister cardigan by Hinterm Stein, using Cascade Pacific in the Dark Blue colorway
4.  Whinstone Hat #3 by Chrissy Graham, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor color way.


Tracie's Ponytail Hat by Knikki Knits
Tracie’s FOs
1.  Pinch Hat by Cecily Glowik-MacDonald in arkaik fibers swanky aran in Jealous Sea - she didn't like the finished product, so she ribbed it out and made a Pussyhat!
2.  Pony Tail Hat by Knikki Knits, using purple spirit Yarn
3.  Rib-a-Roni hat by Jane Tanner using spirit yarn in gold and purple
4.  Simonside Hat by Katya Frankle, using Big twist Yarns Premium Hombres
5.  Golden Gate Bridge Hat by Sophie Kurnik in blue and yellow for Will's friend

Barb is working on:
1.  Donner by Elizabeth Doherty, using Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Twist Sock in the Grey Heather color way
2.  Hazelnut Socks by Helen Stewart, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Freud’s Dream color way - 1st pair for the #fifthannualdesertvistadyeworksmonthlysockclub.
Barb's first row of the Fox Paws pattern!

Barb has cast on:
1.  Fox Paws by Xandy Peters, using a Craftsy Fox Paws Kit (utilizing Clouborn Highland Sport)  in the Winter Sky color combination.  
2.  Shetland Peerie Mittens MKAL by Kathy Lewiniski, using Knit Picks Palette in the Pimento, Blush, Grey and White colorways
3.  Winter Dreamer Hat by Whiletheyplay Designs, using Misti Alpaca Chunky in the Pewter colorway

Tracie is working on:
1.  Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium
2.  Zephyr cardigan #2 by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Elemental Effects Cormo Sport in the Cypress colorway
3. Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns
4.  Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54

Tracie has cast on:

1.  First Impressions Shawl by Brenda Castiel in Greenwood Fiberworks Simply Sock in the Arizona colorway
2.  Mermaid Dolls by Lorraine Pistorio using Berroco Elements in 4973 Bismuth, and other yarns

She hasn't touched:
1.  Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, using Fiberspates Scrumptious 4-ply Sport in the Amethyst colorway

BOOKS
Barb has finished:
1.  Into the Abyss:  How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed the Lives of a Pilot, a Politician, a Criminal and a Cop by Carol Shaben - Barb gives it a Thumbs Up!
2.  Under Cover of the Night by Diane Fanning - Thumbs sideways
3.  Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen = Thumbs Up!


Tracie has finished:
1.  Blind Faith by Joe McGuinness - Thumbs Up!
2.  The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld - Thumbs up
3.  The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson - Thumbs Up


Barb is currently reading:
1.  The House of Unexpected Sisters (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agancy #18) by Alexander McCall Smith
1.  A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

Tracie is reading:
1.  Pretend I'm Dead by Jen Beagin







Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Episode 174: She Starts with a Bikini Wax

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Recorded on January 5, 2019

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.

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You can enter to win an autographed copy of The Shawl Society Season 1 by Helen Stewart 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.


KNITTING

Barb’s FOs
Hopcott Mitts test knit for Chrissy Graham, using Berroco Vintage in a blue-green colorway
Bankhead Hat #7 by Susie Gorlay, using leftover Berroco Vintage - teal blue and forest brown

Tracie’s FOs
3 More Never Not Gnomings
Rib-a-Roni in Classic Elite Yarns Water Lily in the Woodbine colorway
1 Knitted Knocker in CoBaSi Plus



Barb is working on:
Big Sister cardigan by Hinterm Stein, using Cascade Pacific in the Dark Blue colorway

And has cast on:
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty, using Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Twist Sock in the Grey Heather color way
Hazelnut Socks by Helen Stewart, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Freud’s Dream color way - 1st pair for the #fifthannualdesertvistadyeworksmonthlysockclub.
Whinstone Hat #3 by Chrissy Graham, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor color way.

Tracie has cast on:
Pinch Hat by Cecily Glowik-MacDonald in arkaik fibers swanky aran in Jealous Sea

And is working On:
Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium
Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns
Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54
Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, using Fiberspates Scrumptious 4-ply Sport in the Amethyst colorway
Zephyr cardigan #2 by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Elemental Effects Cormo Sport in the Cypress colorway


BOOKS
Barb highly recommends:
Ohio by Stephen Markley
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman 
Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan 



Barb is currently reading
Under Cover of the Night by Diane Fanning

Tracie highly recommends:
Eleanor Olyphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - 5 stars!



She does not recommend:
Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah

Tracie is reading:

Blind Faith by Joe McGuinness