Episode 43: It's Bernadette, Not Clementine

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Book Talk Begins at 30:00

2KLC Kardigan KAL/CAL continues until 5/1/2013.
Join us for Fleeces Food and Fun (also known as "Wine and Wool" and "spinning at the Winery") at the Retzlaff Winery  in Livermore, CA on May 25, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Don't forget to bring:

  • a chair
  • sunblock
  • hat
  • a potluck dish to share
  • your spinning and/or knitting

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Barb won the Sparkle Gear/Webs Giveaway with a bag, needles pattern and the yarn to knit the Pelagic Shawl!

Knitting Talk

Finished Projects:

Tracie has finished 2 Mother Bears for the Mother Bear Project.

Barb has finished 18 preemie hats for the Remembering Remy Preemie Hat Drive.
She has also finished...
her Citron 2 by Hilary Smith Callis, out of Elegant Yarns Daphne.
her Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty in King Cole Riot DK.
her Twin Leaf Loop by Alana Dakos out of Berroco Lodge.
her Vesper Stripey Socks. out of Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn.
her Milanese Loop by tante ehm out of Plymouth Galway Worsted.

Current Knitting Projects:
Tracie has frogged the Burdock Cardigan and is now knitting the Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig.  She is using Knit Picks Full Circle yarn.
She is also making a pair of toe-up socks, using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Nodding Violet colorway.
She is also working on the Litchfirld Hat by Elizabeth Doherty out of Kollage Yarns Riviting in the Forest Denim colorway, and the TGV High-Speed Knitting shawl by Susan Ashcroft out of Desert Vista Dyeworks Mono Grandiant in the Aquamarine colorway.

Barb is making good progress on the Agatha Cardigan by Snowden Becker out of Knit Picks Andean Treasure in the Hot Rod Heather colorway.  She is also knitting the Pamuya Shawl by Alexandra Wiedmayer out of Wollmeise "Pure: 100% Superwash Merino in the Stella Polaris colorway.  She is making a SF Giants hat out of Vanna's Choice in black and orange - using the Pittsburgh Steelers Hat by Lorna Miser, and is also working on a pair of vanilla socks using Opal Cotton.

Book Talk

Tracie has finished:
3 Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitaian Hero, Lost His Way by Jon KrakauerI'm Not Myself These Days: a Memoir (P.S.) by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

 Josh Kilmer-Purcell - you may know him from the TV series, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, and as one of the winners of the 21st season of The Amazing Race.  But did you know that he also had a career as a drag queen?  Yes indeedy!

He can go from this....

To this!  His stage name was "Aquadesiac" and yes, those are live goldfish in the breasts of the costume.  PETA sent him a letter protesting his use of the goldfish.

Barb has finished:
Trustee From the Toolroom by Nevil Shute
What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love by Carole Radziwill
A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein
The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman

Tracie is currently reading:
11-22-63 by Stephen King
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend: A Novel by Matthew Dicks
Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple

Barb is currently reading:
The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte via The Craftlit Podcast
Mendocino and Other Stories by Ann Packer

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

Tracie - UP - her new leaf blower can suck and mulch too!
              DOWN - husband got the MLB Channel on DirectTV so now he can watch baseball 24/7 :>/

Barb - UP - T-Ball  granddaughter Jayla playing T-Ball - these tiny children are so much fun to watch.

Here she is ready to assume the catcher position!

DOWN - husband uplugging the TV before going on a 5-week vacation...leading to none of the programs set to DVR being recorded  :>(  


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