Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Episode 177: Stitches West 2019 - Plus a Book Review!

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Recorded on February 22 & 23, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Laura Bryant - Prism Yarn
Patty Lyons
Leading Men Fiber Arts - Go Big or Go Gnome Hat and Mittens (by Sarah Schira)
The Go Big or Go Gnome Hat and Mittens

Dragonfly Fibers - Nightshift Shawl Kit (Andrea Mowry)
NightShift Shawl Kit from Dragonfly Fibers

Friday, February 22, 2019
Lily Chin  Tips and Tricks class
Stunning String Studio
Gateway to Fall Shawl Kit


Marinated Yarns - Sunnydale Cowl by Katinka Designs
Marianted Yarns
Apple Fiber Studio

Tracie talked about a discontinued yarn, Trendsetter Yarns Transition from discontinued yarns.com

handknitting.com - their Fibra Natura Radiant Cotton is a good affordable alternative to Cascade Ulta Pima for Knitted Knockers

Never Not Knitting Take-Along Tote kit
Lisa Souza Dyeworks
Serendipidye Dyeworks
Yarn Snobs
Bar-Maids
Invictus Yarns - Create Your Own Adventure by Fredi Baker
The Blue Brick
Alexandra's Crafts has become Alexandra: The Art of Yarn

Our dinner Friday night with (L to R) Andy and Steve (Leading Men Fiber Arts), designer Sarah Schira (Imagined Landscape) , designer Lisa Ross (Paper Daisy Creations)


Saturday, February 23, 2019
Bottle Rocket Sweater Design by Michelle Porter



Trends noticed at Stitches:  lots of color work patterns!  Especially the Nightshift Shawl and colorwork yoke sweaters.

Discussion about:







Sunday, February 10, 2019

Episode 176: That Doesn't Sound Healthy


Recorded February 7, 2019

Book Talk starts at 35:45


Our 2019 Colorwork KAL has begun and will continue until May 15, 2019.  Come join the conversation on the Chatter Thread, and post your finished objects on the FOs thread.


We are giving away a copy of BostonJen’s new shawl pattern, Go with the Flow - comment on the thread to be entered to win.  The contest will end March 15.

We talked a little bit about inclusiveness in the Fiber Community.  Me and White Supremacy workbook by Laaya Saad 

If you’d like to follow Paula Emmons-Fuessle’s updates about her battle with ovarian cancer and leave her a message,  you can do so here.

We will be at Stitches West - February 21-24, Santa Clara Convention Center.  If you see us around the marketplace or bar area, come say hi!  Or come to the meet-up at Hyatt Bar Saturday afternoon.



KNITTING
Tracie has finished
1 Knitted Knocker, plus retro-fitted all my 2019 knockers so far with Cascade Ultra Pima rainbow yarn on the backs
First Impressions Shawl by Brenda Castiel in Greenwood Fiberworks Simply Sock in the Arizona colorway

Barb has finished:
Mother Bear #153 & 154
Winter Dreamer hat by whiletheyplay designs, using MistiAlpace Chunky in the Pewter colorway
Hazelnut Socks by Helen Stewart, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Freud’s Dream color way - 1st pair for the #fifthannualdesertvistadyeworksmonthlysockclub.



Tracie cast on:

Tracie is working on:
Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium
Zephyr cardigan #2 by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Elemental Effects Cormo Sport in the Cypress colorway
Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns
Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54
Mermaid Dolls by Lorraine Pistorio using Berroco Elements in 4973 Bismuth, and other yarns

Barb is working on:
Donner by Elizabeth Doherty, using Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Twist Sock in the Grey Heather color way
Fox Paws by Xandy Peters, using a Craftsy Fox Paws Kit (utilizing Clouborn Highland Sport)  in the Winter Sky color combination.  
Shetland Peerie Mittens MKAL by Kathy Lewiniski, using Knit Picks Palette in the Pimento, Blush, Grey and White colorways

Cast-on
Helix Hat #8 by Jessica Rose
Vanilla Socks using DVD Viso in Rainbow Pantsuit.  

BOOKS

Tracie has finished: 
Pretend I'm Dead by Jen Beagin - this one was okay
Friends Like These by Sarah Alderson - juicy little thriller!
The Stranger in Our Home by Sophie Draper - thumbs down
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - excellent!  Tracie and Barb will discuss this book on the next episode


Barb has finished:
A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley - Barb highly recommends



Tracie is reading: 
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Barb is currently reading:
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

Nine Perfect Lives by Liane Moriarty

Tracie KonMari'd all her knitted objects - her friends were happy to take them off her hands!