Episode 203: Some People Can't Handle It


Book Talk starts at: 29.15
Recorded on April 21, 2020

Our Poncho Knit Along is humming right along!  Join the Chatter thread and post your finished poncho in the FOs thread.   This KAL will run until May 1, 2020.

We have 2 new giveaways!

1.  Our own Dinaripper has made 25 knitting-themed face masks!  They will be given away to the first 25 people that comment on the giveaway thread that will go up on APRIL 28, 2020.  
2.  For fans of the My Favorite Murder Podcast only!  We are giving away 3 Stay Out of the Forest hat patterns by the fabulous Jennifer Lassonde.  Please comment in the thread in Ravelry.  This contest will end on May 20, 2020.
Jennifer Lassonde's Stay Out of the Forest hat pattern!

Spring Swap - If you are participating, please visit the 2020 Swap Thread to keep up with questions at least once a week.


Barb has finished
1.  Mother Bears #203 & #204
2.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway
3.   Fibonacci Waves Scarf by Carolyn Greenwood, using a Simply Sock Mini set in the Speckled colorway  
4.  1-Color Brioche Scarf (no pattern) using a Caron Cake
5.  Bankhead Hat #11 by Susie Gourlay
Barb's Sunnydale Cowl

Tracie has finished:
1.  Vanilla socks in Mountain Colors Crazyfoot - Chinook colorway
2.  25 Knitted Knockers

3.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll in Marianated Yarns Practicality 75/25 in Melted Box of Crayons
4  Mother Bears #205, #206#207, #208
Tracie's Healthcare Worker Bears

Barb is still working on:
1.  Zweig pullover by Caitlin Hunter, using the yarn from my frogged Trail Hoodie, Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp colorway, and in the Sage colorway.

And has cast-on:
1.  Stoa scarf by Anne Ginger, using Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in the Denim color way
2.  Mother Bear #205
3.  Super-secret hand knit for my swap partner!
Barb's Stoa Scarf - unfortunately, the sparkle isn't showing up in this picture!

Tracie is continuing to work on:
1.  Effortless Cardigan by Zabeth (Lion Brand) in my SpinJones Merino/Mulberry Silk orange handspun
2.  80-26 Poncho Air Lux in Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Wind Chill

Tracie has cast on:

1.  That's My Jam shawl/wrap by Steven Fegert, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue in the London Fog colorway, and LunaPurl Una Merino Mini Skeins in the Drops of Jupiter colorway.
2.  Vanilla socks  in a Fish Knits sock gradient in greens


Barb read:
1.  The Deep Deep Snow by Brian Freeman - 3.5 stars
2.  Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting - 3 stars
3.  Wild Game: My Mother, her Lover and Me by Adrienne Brodeur - 5 stars

Tracie read:
1.  The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell - 5 stars
2.  She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge - 4 stars
3.  This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel - 4 stars
4.  Degrees of Guilt by HS Chandler - 2 stars
5.  Alice and Gerald: A Homicidal Love Story by Ran Franscell - 3.5 stars


  1. Aloha from Hawaii! Did I make the list for a knit-themed mask? I’m an avid knitter, a new fan of your podcast...6 months AND it’s my birthday today. I’ll be listening while I donate blood to give back.

    1. Yes, you did! Watch your mail - should be arriving sometime soon - and happy belated birthday! 😀


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