Episode 204: Turkeys Observe Social Distance


Recorded on May 15, 2020
Book Talk Starts at 29:00

Our Poncho Knit Along is done!  Prize winners are announced at the end of this episode

Spring Swap - If you are participating, please visit the 2020 Swap Thread to keep up with questions at least once a week.

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 1pm PST - Details here

For fans of the My Favorite Murder Podcast only!  We are giving away 3 Stay Out of the Forest hat patterns by the fabulous Jennifer Lassonde.  Please comment in the thread in Ravelry.  This contest will end on May 20, 2020.

Tracie’s son Will made a film about Tracie, her fiber addiction, her mom, the podcast, etc for his documentary film class.  There are two cuts, because Will’s professor liked the Knitted Knockers cut better but Tracie and Barb like the Mother Bear cut better.  Hopefully he got a good grade on it!

The Mother Bear Cut

The Knitted Knockers Cut


Barb has finished
Mother Bears 205, 206, 207 & 208
Zweig pullover by Caitlin Hunter, using the yarn from my frogged Trail Hoodie, Western Sky Knits Magnolia sock in the Wisp colorway, and WSK Magnolia sock in the Sage color way
Jason’s Cashmere Hat by Melissa Tomson, using Lion Brand Heartland in the Hot Springs colorway.
Swap partner gift

Tracie has finished
Lucy Hat by Carina Spencer in Lisa Souza Blue Faced Leicester Worsted in Styx and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in Pining 4 Ewe
Mother Bears 209, 210, 211 & 212
Effortless Cardigan by Zabeth (Lion Brand) in my SpinJones Merino/Mulberry Silk orange handspun

Barb is working on
Stoa scarf by Anne Ginger, using Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in the Denim color way

and has cast on 
Eco Duo Cabled Scarf by Shannon Dunbabin using a Caron Cake
Papillion /Butterfly by Marin Melchior, using Knit Picks Chroma in the Gray and the Pegasus colorways
Boyfriend Beanie by Expression Fiber Arts, using destash table yarn.
Etude cardigan by Ririko, using Aussie Soxxi

Tracie has cast on
Hatteras Cardigan by Kate Saloman (Green Mountain Spinnery) in Western Sky Knits Merino 17 in bright sky blue

and continues to work on
That's My Jam shawl/wrap by Steven Fegert, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue in the London Fog colorway, and LunaPurl Una Merino Mini Skeins in the Drops of Jupiter colorway.
Vanilla socks  in a Fish Knits sock gradient in greens


Barb has finished
The Getaway by Greer Hendricks - 3 stars
Inside Jobs: Tales from a Time of Quarantine by Ben H. Winters - 3.5 stars
The Weight of Silence by Gregg Olsen - 4 stars

Barb talked about the Ross Harris hot car (true crime) case when she and Tracie were discussing The Weight of Silence.  You can listen to the excellent podcast about this case on Breakdown, season 2.  Barb highly recommends this podcast.

Tracie has finished:
Scat by Carl Hiaassen - 3 stars
The Suspects by Katharine Johnson - nah
Little by Edward Carey - 4 stars
The Weight of Silence by Greg Olson - 3 1/2 stars
Blood Mist by Mark Roberts - 4 stars
The Keeper by Graham Norton - 4 1/2 stars

Barb was attacked by a turkey!  There were no injuries.  It  looks a lot like the attack in this video: https://www.newsflare.com/video/279288/animals/turkey-attack-on-college-campus