Episode 56: Wear It Like Grace Kelly

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Happy Hallowe'en!  As promised in this episode, here is a picture of Tracie's son Will dressed up as a Hawaiian Tourist Zombie!

Our Sweater KAL/CAL is ongoing.  As of this recording, YOU have about 50 sweaters completed!  You have until December 1, 2013 to complete any adult sweater.

We mention our upcoming Read-Along which will start in January, 2014.  It will be a non-fiction book.  Details to come...

The Chicks will be attending Stitches West in Santa Clara, California - February 21 - 24, 2014.

BLIP TV and video podcasts hint:  If some of your favorite podcasts are no longer available on Blip TV but you still want to watch them on your home TV, do you have a Roku box?  If so, you can add the iTunes Channel to your list of Roku channels!


Barb's FOs

Completed the Woobie Puppy and the Woobie Giraffe from Kris Carlson's Woobie Pattern Collection Series 1.  Really fun to make, but check out my notes on the Puppy for a MUCH easier way to make the outside hem.  Thank you to Bronwyndp for her advice.

Fire Socks
Lycaena Socks
Hyla Brook
Podcast Throwdown Hat #1 for Halos of Hope - Team Knotty Girls

Vitamin D Cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier out of Cascade 220 Superwash Sport - LOVE IT!

Dreambird by Nadita Swings

Barb's current WIPs
Tenaya Cardigan by Elizabeth Doherty, using Malabrigo Arroyo in the Azules colorway
Another Chemo Hat for Team Knotty Girls
Sock Scrap Blanket

Tracie's FOs
Mother Bear #33
Downtown Cowl by Christy Becker
Buzzbee  hat by Woolly Wormhead

Tracie wearing her completed Featherweight Cardigan!

Tracie's WIPs
Shore Shawl by Derya Davenport
Charleston Tea hoodie by Thea Coleman
The Infamous Hobo Bag by Katie Rose

Review of Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock edited by Stephanie Tallent.  For a in-depth review of this book, please go to Knitting Blooms' video review of Hitch.  Also - go to the thread "Win Hitch" in our Ravelry group to win an e-book; contest closes on November 15, 2013.

Also mentioned: Another Cooperative Press book,  California Revival Knits by Stephanie Tallent.  Check it out!

Barb's Finished Books
Sybil Exposed: the Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case by Debbie Nathan
Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities by Richard Baer
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

Barb's Current Books
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton via the CraftLit Podcast
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
More Twisted: Collected Stories Vol. II by Jeffrey Deaver

Tracie's Finished Books
A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice & Fire: Book Two by George R.R. Martin
A Storm of Swords: A song of Ice 7 Fire: Book Three by George R.R. Martin
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

Tracie's Current Books
A Feast for Crows: A Song of ice & Fire: Book Four by George R.R. Martin
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Broadway Nights: A Romp of Life, Love & Musical Theatre by Seth Rudetsky

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

Tracie - Up: Hallowe'en
              Down:  Jury Duty

Barb:  Up:  Beverage Infusion Pitcher - I have been filling the center section with sliced lemons and cucumbers - love the flavored water!
            Down:  losing my FitBit on vacation :>(


  1. Barb, I am in awe of your Dreambird. It is perfection. You are one talented knitter! Don't save it for a special occasion, where it out soon!


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