Sunday, April 28, 2019

Episode 180: She Picoulted All Over It

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Recorded on April 24, 2019
Book Talk starts at 31:20


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

We draw the winner of  the Frost Heaves Cowl by Bronwyn the Brave at the end of this episode!  Coupon code for $2 off the Frost Heaves pattern: THELONGWINTER until April 30.

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

Tracie and Barb will be at Spinning at the Winery, Saturday, May 18 at Retzlaff Winery

KNITTING

Barb’s finished objects:
Helix Hat #8 by Jessica Rose
Vanilla socks using DVD Viso in Tea for Two color way
Gnome de Plume mystery gnome by Sarah Schira using scrap yarn
Fox Paws scarf by Xandy Peters, using the Craftsy kit in the Winter Night color palette.  Cloudborn Highland Sport in Black, Gray Heather, Lavender Heather, Dolphin Blue and White

Candy Hug Hat by Taiga Hillard Designs using yarn picked up at the NoCKRs destash table.

Tracie’s Finished Objects:
16 Knitted Knockers  for 2019!
Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye King’s Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium
Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustenader in Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic in Spruce
Mother Bears 151-155


Barb continues to work on:
Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway

She has cast on:
ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways
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
Zephyr Cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the Teal Feather color way

Tracie has cast on:
Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop

She continues to work on:
Confetti by Veera Valimaki in Anzula Nebula in Lottie and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Rockaway
Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

BOOKS

Barb recommends: 
Beshert by Erin Gordon
Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon

She does not recommend: 
Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison

She is currently reading
Greyhound by Steffan Piper

Tracie recommends: 
Holding by Graham Norton
His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae by Graeme Macrae Burnet


She does not recommend:

She is currently reading
Tell Me by Lisa Jackson
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Episode 179: Embroidered Unicorn Nostrils

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Recorded on April 3, 2019
Book talk begins at 36:40


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


Frost Heaves Cowl

We are giving away a copy of the Frost Heaves Cowl by Bronwyn the Brave.  Comment on the thread to be entered to win.  The contest will end on April 20.  Bronwyn has also  set up a coupon code for $2 off the Frost Heaves pattern: THELONGWINTER, and says “It’s a nod to the Laura Ingalls Wilder book, not to mention this crazy winter we’ve had.”
  

KNITTING

Tracie has finished
1.  a few Knitted Knockers in Cascade Pima Cotton, CoBaSi and Fibra Natura Radiant Cotton
2.  Little Unicorn by Lorraine Pistorio in Berocco Elements in 4937 Bismuth, James C Brett Twinkle Fashion DK, etc
3.  Gnome de Plume MKAL

Barb has finished
1.  Donner by Elizabeth Doherty, using Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Twist Sock in the Grey Heather color way
2.  Sally Stripe Scarf by Tara Miller using Cloudborn Sprightly in the Black, Orange and Yellow color ways.
3.  Vanilla socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in Grunge
Barb's "Grunge" Socks

Tracie continues to work on:
1.  Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustenader in Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic in Spruce
2.  Confetti by Veera Valimaki in Anzula Nebula in Lottie and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Rockaway
3.  Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns
4.  Jewel Box Cowl in Stunning String Studios Stunning Superwash in Jewel Box minis colorway
5.  Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium
Tracie's Mint Chip Confetti

Barb is continuing to work 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.  Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway
4.  Gnome de Plume MKAL by Sarah Schira using scrap yarn
5.  Knitted Knockers, using Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK
6.  Her 8th Stashbusting Helix hat in DK yarn scraps
Barb's Stashbusting Helix Hat

She has cast on:
1.  April's socks for The Fifth Annual Desert Vista Dyeworks Monthly Sock Club, using  Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Tea for Two colorway

Tea for Two colorway - Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso




BOOKS

Tracie has finished:
1.  The View from Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman
2. Winterkill (Joe Pickett, #3) by C.J. Box


Barb has finished
1.  The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - she thought it was pretty good until the completely improbable ending.
2.  Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou - Barb HIGHLY recommends this book!
3.  The River by Peter Heller - Barb recommends this good book.
4.  The Blissfully Dead (Detective Patrick Lennon #2) by Mark Edwards and Louise Voss - a good quick read.

Tracie is currently reading:
1.  Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg
2.  Holding by Graham Norton

Barb is currently reading:
1.  Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison
2.  Beshert by Erin Gordon

Tracie discussed the effects of plastic trash on the environment and recycling.  2 websites she found interesting are:
1. Plastic recycling waste/ocean trash - National Geographic
2.  Recycling Crisis - The Week
Barb talked about a beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.  This is  a picture of that beach - Kamilo Point, Hawaii