Sunday, July 28, 2019

Episode 186: Some Fiber Physicist Could Explain It to Us

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Recorded on July 24, 2019
Book Talk Starts at 29:12


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!

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:
1.  Mother Bears 202-204
2.  Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway
Tracie's Mother Bear #204


Barb has finished:
1.  Mother Bears #175 & #176
2.  Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway
Barb's Mother Bear #175


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

Tracie has cast-on:
1.  Mint Chip vanilla Socks in Anzula Nebula and KnitPicks Hawthorne
2.  Kick Up Your Heels by Sarah Shoo, using Western Sky Knits Magnolia DK in the Isabella color way

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

Barb and Tracie talked about their ZickZack scarves and how different they were from each other because of the yarns used:
On the left is Barb's scarf using 2 different colorway of Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby.  On the right is Tracie's scarf using 2 colors of Louisa Harding Amitla

 BOOKS
Tracie has finished:
1.  Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Deman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.  Thumbs Up!
2.  My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh. Thumbs sideways!

Barb has finished:
1.  The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette.  Thumbs Up...sort of...

Tracie is reading:
Barb recommends following BurraBears on Instagram and Facebook.


Barb is reading
1.  Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher

Barb and Tracie discussed going to visit Western Sky Knits in Montana.

Tracie dying yarn at WSK


Eileen getting expert advice from Kim, of Western Sky Knits
Kim, our host and the owner of WSK!

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