Episode 186: Some Fiber Physicist Could Explain It to Us

Recorded on July 24, 2019
Book Talk Starts at 29:12

Our annual Mother Bear KAL is ongoing!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry.  Come join the Chatter thread here!

Please message alittleposy or knittybarb if you have a prize you’d like to contribute.

Want to start your Mother Bear-making journey?  Check out the Mother Bear Project website to buy a pattern, make a donation, or see the gallery of children and their new bears, and the MBP Ravelry group for great ideas and community with other bear makers.


Tracie has finished:
1.  Mother Bears 202-204
2.  Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway
Tracie's Mother Bear #204

Barb has finished:
1.  Mother Bears #175 & #176
2.  Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway
Barb's Mother Bear #175

Tracie continues to work on:
 1.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways
2.  Fiddly Bits #9 by Jane Pihota
3.  Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop

Tracie has cast-on:
1.  Mint Chip vanilla Socks in Anzula Nebula and KnitPicks Hawthorne
2.  Kick Up Your Heels by Sarah Shoo, using Western Sky Knits Magnolia DK in the Isabella color way

Barb is still working on:
1.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways
2.  Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway
3.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway
4.  July DVD Socks - Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the RadioActive Zombody color way
5.  Nightshift  by Andrea Mowry using a kit from Dragonfly Fibers

Barb and Tracie talked about their ZickZack scarves and how different they were from each other because of the yarns used:
On the left is Barb's scarf using 2 different colorway of Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby.  On the right is Tracie's scarf using 2 colors of Louisa Harding Amitla

Tracie has finished:
1.  Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Deman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.  Thumbs Up!
2.  My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh. Thumbs sideways!

Barb has finished:
1.  The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette.  Thumbs Up...sort of...

Tracie is reading:
Barb recommends following BurraBears on Instagram and Facebook.

Barb is reading
1.  Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher

Barb and Tracie discussed going to visit Western Sky Knits in Montana.

Tracie dying yarn at WSK

Eileen getting expert advice from Kim, of Western Sky Knits
Kim, our host and the owner of WSK!