Episode 79: Mini-Thumbs Down Is the Theme of the Day


Book Talk begins at 35:05

Recorded on October 27, 2014

Our Sweater KAL/CAL is ongoing until January 15, 2015.  Information can be found here.  You can post pictures of your finished sweater here.

Lambtown vendors that were mentioned:
Invictus Yarns

Barb and Tracie have been asked to be on The Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird on November 20, 2014.  If you listen live (9 am Mountain Time 11/20/14) you can participate in a live give-away!

New Contest!  We are giving away a signed copy of the book, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.  Please go to our Ravelry Group and answer the question in the contest thread.

Thank you to JanaNav for donating this book to the podcast!

Barb recommends the video podcast Undead Yarn with KnittyGirl (Heidi).
Barb also recommends the audio podcast Kitchen Stitches, with Someryarns (Somer).

Upcoming Events:
Stitches West, February19 - 22, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA.  We will be hosting an informal meetup in the Lobby Bar, on Saturday, February 21 from 2-5 p.m.  Come join us if you can!
Northern California Knitting Retreat (NoCKrs), April 17 - 19, 2015 in San Juan Bautista, CA.


Tracie has finished:

Ethan the Aviator hat by Gabrielle Danskknit, using Cascade Bentley yarn

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks, using Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in the Aradia Self-Striping colorway.

Barb has finished:

The Hitofude cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Jasper colorway.

Tracie has Cast-On:

The Doodie hat by Woolly Wormhead, using Ella Rae Pompe in the pink color way.  Check out this yarn - it's pretty wild!

Tracie continues to work on:
The Shalom Cardigan by Medgan McFarlan, using araucania Tepa in the 1788 colorway.
Canyonlands Shawl by verybusymonkey, using Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in the Deep Blue Sea colorway.
The Cleito by Susan Mills, using Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton DK in yellow, and Mirasol Yan Illaris in 111 (plum).  She is happy to report that this project is almost done!

Barb has Cast-On:

Rivercat Socks by Brenda Patipa, using VERY OLD STASH yarn, Knit Fit Knitting Jazzy in the Sea Blue colorway.
The Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, which is now available using Amy Herzog's CustomFit program!  She is using Must Stash yarns Helluva Skein in the Pauo'le colorway.

Barb is continuing to work on:
Brooke's Column of Leaves Scarf by Brooke Nelson, using Cascade 220 Worsted in the Mystic Purple colorway.
Bootstrap Socks by Lara Neel (from the Sock Architecture book), using GnomeAcres House Gnome in the Betelguise colorway.


Barb mentions the discussion on book groups on the  Books on the Nightstand podcast, Episode 301.

Tracie has finished:

600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster - she gives it an enthusiastic thumbs up!

The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are by Kevin Lehman

Barb has finished:

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith

He's Gone by Deb Caletti

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Tracie has given up on, and will not finish These Things Hidden by Heather Dudenkauf

Tracie is currently reading:
Bitch in a Bonnet: Recaliming Jane Austen From the Stiffs, the Snobs, the Simps and the Saps, Volume 2 by Robert Rodi

Barb and Tracie are both currently reading:

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell and are both really enjoying it!

Barb is currently reading:
Don't Look Now and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Tracie would like your help in figuring out some kind of a knit gift for her brother-in law.  It must be 1. Obnoxious and/or sarcastic, and 2.  quick to knit!


  1. This works a treat...http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fk-you
    I replaced the YOU with an OFF as it was more appropriate. Turned out VERY big with worsted, would suggest sport or DK.

  2. Show me the Project Bag!! (leilacarolinedes on Rav)

    Also you look great in your Hitofude, Barb!! And Tracie there are lots of Willy Warmer patterns on Rav - this one is even in Christmas colours - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wee-willie-warmer-patterns.


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