Saturday, September 28, 2019

Episode 190: I Don't Feel Good About That

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Recorded on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Book Talk starts at 29:00


And on to our Fall Sweater KAL!  It is running September 15 all the way to January 15 to give you plenty of time to finish a garment.  Join the Chatter Thread, and check out our sweater bundles.  Challenge yourselF! 

Events
Lambtown - October 5-6 in Dixon, California
Studio 49 Retreat - October 18-19 at Tuolomne Trails family camp

KNITTING

Barb finished:
1.  Mother Bear #181
2.  Multidirectional Scarf #3 by Karen Baumer using Caron Cake in the Rainbow Sprinkles colorway
Barb's Mother Bear #181


Tracie Finished
1.  Maine Baby Hat by Fiber of Main in Miss Babs Yowza - rolled brim and umbilical cord top
2.  Ramble Hat by Shreen Nadir (The Blue Brick) in Madelinetosh Silk/Merino
3.  Tracie's Sparkling Moon Hat by SKEINO Llc, using SKEINO Venice in the don Carlos Colorway
4.  Fiddly Bits #9 by Jane Pihota.
Tracie's Sparkling Moon Hat


Barb continues to work on:
1.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway
2.  Trail Hoodie by Marly Bird, using Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp color way
3.  September DVD socks using DVD Zien No Soggy Bottoms colorway
4.  Oh Gnome You Didn’t MKAL gnomes by Sarah Schira
5.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and 52 color ways 


Barb's September DVD Monthly Sock Club  socks in the No Soggy Bottoms colorway


Barb has Cast-on

1.  Another Multidirectional Diagnoal Scarf by Karen Baumer using a Caron Cake in the Rainbow Sprinkles color way


Tracie continues to work on:
1.  Bulky Top Down Pullover for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple
2.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways
3.  Gridlines by Susanne Sommer in Cloudborn Fibers Merino Superwash Sock Twist in the Caribbean colorway
4.  Oh Gnome You Didn’t MKAL by Sarah Schira

BOOKS

Barb finished:
1.  The Apartment by K.L. Slater.  Thumbs sideways.
2.  Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata.  Thumbs up!



Tracie finished:
1.  The High Season by Judy Blundell
2.  The Silent Ones by K.L. Slater
3.  Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg by Barry Williams.  Thumbs up!

Barb is currently reading:
1.  Poisoned Blood by Phillip Ginsberg
2.  Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Tracie is currently reading:
1.  The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day
2.  The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher by Rob Stennett

Tracie also talked about the TV show:  HGTV A Very Brady Renovation

Barb talked about the Alabama Hills in the Eastern Sierras of California



Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Episode 189: Mother Bear Prizes and Soggy Bottoms!


Recorded September 12, 2019
Book Talk starts at 26:15

Welcome to our new moderator, Sandi aka CakeAndFibre!

Our annual Mother Bear KAL has finished!  If you put a picture of a finished bear on our FO thread, you won a prize!  Prizes announced at the end of the podcast.




And on to our Fall Sweater KAL!  It will run September 15 all the way to January 15 to give you plenty of time to finish a garment.  Join the Chatter Thread, and check out our sweater bundles.  Challenge yourselF! 

Stitches West registration?  The Catalogue is here, and registration began September 3rd.

Events
Lambtown - October 5-6 in Dixon, California
Studio 49 Retreat - October 18-19 at Tuolomne Trails family camp

KNITTING

Barb finished:

Tracie Finished
Ilse Sock Set Cowl by Heather Boos (Yellow Ribbon Knits) in Invictus Yarns Reward in Olive and Greenwood Fiberworks Star Dust in Earthen Hues gradient set
Daddy & Me Poor Boy Caps by Irene Johnston in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted
Keepsies by Hunter Hammersen in Manos del Uruguay Allegria in the Locuro Fluo




Barb continues to work on:
Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway
Trail Hoodie by Marly Bird, using Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp color way
ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and 52 color ways - and using stitch holders to keep it manageable



Cast-on
September DVD socks using DVD Zien No Soggy Bottoms colorway
2 Oh Gnome You Didn’t MKAL gnomes by Sarah Schira
Multidirectional Diagnoal Scarf by Karen Baumer using a Caron Cake in the Rainbow Sprinkles color way

Tracie cast on:
Oh Gnome You Didn’t MKAL by Sarah Schira

And continues to work on:
Bulky Top Down Pullover for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple
ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways
Fiddly Bits #9 by Jane Pihota
Gridlines by Susanne Sommer in Cloudborn Fibers Merino Superwash Sock Twist in the Caribbean colorway

BOOKS

Barb finished and recommends:
Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone


Tracie finished:
A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean (okay not my thing)
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
Dead by Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer? by Ann Rule (5-star true crime!)
Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton (thumbs down)