Episode 105: The Voice of a Cartoon Taxi

Recorded December 30, 2015

Our Sweater KAL is ongoing  until January 15, 2016.  Complete an adult sweater and post it in the FOs thread to be eligible a great prize package that will include:
  • A 2015 NoCKRs retreat bag
  • A package of Yarn Cozies
  • A sweater’s quantity of yarn (thank you to SandyKnitsSocks!)
  • And more!

Tracie and Barb will be at Stitches West  - February 18-21, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  Come join us in the bar on Saturday afternoon for our meet-up with the Yarniacs and lots of other fun people!

Tracie and Barb will also be at 2 NoCKRs - the 2016 Northern California Knitting Retreat - registration is full.

Thanks to SandraMaz, the proprietress of the SweetSerendipity37 shop on Easy and friend to our podcast, there will be a 2 Knit Lit Chicks Swap!  You have until January 10th to sign up.  Go to the swap thread on our boards and follow the instructions in the first post.  Both Tracie and Barb will be participating - this will be fun!

Would you like to see your pattern in the next Madame Defarge book,  A Madame and a Detective Walked Into a Bar… Defarge Does Sherlock?  If so, please click here to get all the info on submission from Erica Hernandez.

Be sure to enter the contest to win a KC pattern package from Knit Companion, here.  We will announce the winners on the next podcast.

Barb has no FOs.  How weird is that?

Tracie has finished:

Leap! fingerless gloves by Brooke Ramos (free pattern) in FishKnits Boot Strap in Fat Tuesday colorway for Rachel.  Fingers part was very fiddly but fun!

Deep Fork Hat by Heather Brumbelow-Scott in Lion Brand Alpine Wool (Black) and Schachenmayr SMC Boston in Orange - quick Giants hat for Chad for Christmas

Barb has cast on:
Vanilla Socks using Fishknits Warm Heart 2-ply in the Cadillac colorway
Winter Wander Shawl by Helen Stewart, using Invictus Yarns Victorious in the Exotic colorway.
Geometry Scarf by Knitculture.com, using Universal Yarns Classic Shades in a fall-colors colorway.

And she continues to work on:
Etched Rio Wrap by Sarah Smuland, using Cascade 220 Sport in a dark gray colorway ($9)
Grandpa Cardigan by Joji Locatelli, using Cascade Cash Vero DK (a cashmere, (a merino, microfiber, and cashmere blend) in a royal blue colorway (a $6.50 pattern).  

Tracie has cast on:
Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane in Araucania Tepa (bulky, wool/mohair/silk).  Second try!
Vanilla socks with Fish Lips Kiss Heel in Knit Picks Felici (Baker Street colorway) for Will
Fletcher hat by Elizabeth Doherty in Universal Yarn Uptown DK Anti Pilling Acrylic in the Granite colorway - for Kevin

And she continues working on:
 The Starshower cowl by Hilary Smith Callis, using La Bien Aimee MCN Light in the Jon Snow colorway.
The Meditate cowl by Elizabeth Doherty, using Redfish Dyeworks Silk Sock.
 The Longstreet shawl by Nancy Totten using Abstract Fibers Temptation in The Gorge colorway.

Lars Rains.  To win a copy of the ebook, leave a comment here.

Barb really enjoyed I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

She has also finished reading:
The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore
The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft

Tracie highly recommends The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson and The Forgotten Ones by Brian McGilloway

She also finished reading:
The Family by Marissa Kennerson
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

Barb is very much enjoying both Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life by Trevor Cole and Ferris Beach by Jill McCorkle

Tracie is enjoying Miss Tonks Turns to Crime by M.C. Beaton writing as Marian Chesney and The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle