Episode 209: They Spontaneously Combust!


Recorded Thursday, August 27, 2020

Book Talk starts at 19:25

Our Mother Bear KAL is almost over!  Please join the discussion in the 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and post your finished bears in the Mother Bear FOs Thread by September 1.

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Barb finished

Mother Bears 222 through 224

Nice to Gnome You MKAL by Sarah Schira, using a kit from Leading Men Fiber Arts

Bull & Braids hat by Cheryl Breckerich, using Cascade Elysian in the Crimson colorway 

Tracie finished

Nice to Gnome You MKAL by Sarah Schira in Marianated Yarns, Duren Dyeworks, Greenwood Fiber Works, and Cascade 220 Superwash Sport

emPower People cowl by Casapinka in purple fingering weight scraps plied into a DK/worsted on my spinning wheel

Barb continues to work on

Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in blue and pink 

Holey Comfort Cardigan by Hinterm Stern using Holst Garn Coast Uul Bomuld in the Ice Sea colorway

Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns YakLux in the NoCKRs 2020 colorway

Tracie continues to work on

Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota

Ciara Shawl by Fredi Baker in Emma’s Yarn Super Silky (kit from Rumpelstiltskin) in Freshly Cut, Happily Ever After and Whisper

Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 


Barb read

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (5 stars)

Finding Grace by K.L. Slater (3 stars)

Barb and Tracie both highly recommend Nothing to See Here

Tracie read 

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (5 stars)

How to Be An AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi (4 stars)

Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle (4 stars)

Love’s Blood: The Shocking True Story of a Teenager Who Would Do Anything for the Older Man She Loved - Even Kill Her Whole Family by Clark Howard (3.5 stars)

Barb recommends the podcast Nice White Parents