Episode 244: Mediocrity is a Constant Theme


Recorded Wednesday, March 28, 2022

Book talk starts at 33:48

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

Our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Mini Skein KAL goes until 5/1.  You can get all the details here!

Mini Skein Finished Object thread here.

Browse our Mini Skein Pattern Bundle here.

12 in 22 - Unofficial KAL/challenge to knit 12 (or however many you want) sweaters in 2022. Details here!

The 2KLC 2022 Swap has begun!  Important dates:  
April 1: Check in #4
April 15: check in #5
May 1: final check in.
May 15th: Mail By Date


Barb has finished:

Delicious Simplicity hat by Knitsalotte, using Bulky scraps I had in my stash

Sublime Eden One-Ball Scarf in Sublime Eden DK in the Renee colorway


Chicory by Susan Moskwa in Scheepjes Colour Crafter

Barb continues working on:

That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend Show Stealer

Vanilla Socks using Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock

May(be)Queen by La Maison Rililie, using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea in the Falcon’s Eye colorway

She has cast on:

Transition Slipover Vest by Aimee Sher, using Berroco Ultra Wool in the 33146 (purple) colorway

wurm by katushika, using Straightfork Farm 60/40 Sport Weight in the Purple Haze colorway

Hipster Shawl by Joji Locatelli, using Malabrigo Rios in the 880 Hojas colorway.

Ribs and Wave Poncho by Great Yarns! Using Cascade Superwash Wave in the 106 Blue colorway

A project for my swap partner

Tracie has cast on:

Socks to match my Swallowtail pullover in Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock - using hem/cuff chart from Swallowtail by Jamie Hoffman

Rock It Tee by Tanis Lavillee in Anzula Breeze in Aspen and Garnet and Earl Grey Fiber Co. Rooibos Single in Bloom

Secret project for my Swappee in very special yarn

Lazy Days Romper and Pinafore Dress by marianna mel in Rowan Calmer

Moon of My Life by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne adapted by Celia McAdam Cahill for a man in worsted weight yarn - in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted  in Granite and Berroco Vintage in Cotton Candy

And continues working on:

Colorful Geometry Sweater by Petra Machová Kouřilová in Invictus Yarns Reward in Olive, a gradient set of Koigu American Merino, and 2 Emma’s Yarn Practically Perfect Smalls


Barb read

The Widow by K.L. Slater - 3 stars

In the Shadow of the Mountain by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado - 5 stars

We Live Next Door by Laura Wolf - 3 stars

The Secrets We Left Behind by Susan Elliot Wright

Every Breath You Take by Ann Rule - 4 stars

Airliner Down by John Etzil - 2 stars

The Maid by Nita Prose - 5 stars

Tracie read:

The Quiet Child by John Burley - 3 stars

The Long Prison Journey of Leslie Van Houton: Life Beyond the Cult by Karlene Faith - 4.5 stars

Family Money by Chad Zunker - 3 stars

Playing With Fire: The True Story of a Nurse, Her Husband, and a Marriage Turned Fatal by John Glatt - 4 starts

The Maid by Nita Prose - 4.5 starts

Disturbed Ground by Carla Norton 

Barb and Tracie recommend:

Worst Roommate Ever series on Netflix - 5 stars