Episode 50: Visiting the Frog Pond

Come join our Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  You can purchase the pattern from Mother Bear, and knit or crochet a bear to be eligible to win some fabulous prizes.  You have until August 31st to complete and post a picture of your finished bear.  We have a new prize donation:
tmkr is donating $20 in Ravelry patterns or an ebook available from Ravelry for one lucky listener!

Start making plans for our upcoming Sweater KAL/CAL!  Any adult-size sweater (cardigan or pullover) - starting on August 15th and will end on December 1st.  Get a jump on winter.

Give the Knotty Girls Knit Cast (an audio podcast) a listen.

Knitting Talk

Barb's finished projects:
 - Elly's Colvert Cowl knitted out of Arucania Pomair in a
lovely purple colorway

 - Babushka Cable Socks out of Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Babuska colorway
 - Jayla's Hulk Smash Mitts out of Gnome Acres Merino Nylon Fingering in the Hulk Smash colorway

Barb's Works-in-Progress:
 - Lycaena Socks by Hunter Hammerson (from the Knitters' Curiosity Cabinet, Vol II.  Using Cakewalk Yarns Footsie in the Edisto colorway
 - Cloud Chaser by Amy Swenson, using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (sadly, the yarn is discontinued)
 - Villane cardigan by Suvi Simola out of Plymouth Encore in the Hunter colorway - HAS BEEN FROGGED :>(
 - Belgique Infinity Cowl out of BFL Sportweight from Shaggy Bear Farms
 - Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang
 - Reversible Scarf by Bruce Weinstein (from the Knits Men Want book), using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Fig colorway

Barb has cast on the Dreambird shawl, using Spud & Cloe Fine in the Sidewalk colorway, and Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic Degrade in a purple and blue colorway.  Someday it will look like this (hopefully!).

Have you seen the new Woobie Pattern Collection Series 1 by Kris Carlson?  So cute!  Great gifts for babies...

Review of Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round by Margaret Radcliffe.  An excellent book - check it out!

Book Talk

Barb's Current Books:
 - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - listening to this book via the CraftLit Podcast
 - The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
 - The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
 - The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier

Walt Disney Family Museum, located in the Presidio, San Francisco, CA.