Episode 207: Tracie Explains Covid "Points"?


Recorded July 20, 2020

Book Talk starts at 23.12

Our Mother Bear KAL runs until September 1, 2020.  Please join the discussion in the 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and post your finished bears in the Mother Bear FOs Thread

Tracie and Barb support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage you to add your voice to the fight for racial justice and police reform and demilitarization.  Please donate if you can:

Black Lives Matter

Southern Poverty Law Center

NAACP Legal Defense Fund


Giveaway - 3 copies of the Ciara Shawl by Fredi Baker - drawing at the end of the podcast

Barb's Stoa Scarf


Barb finished

Mother Bears 214-217

Stoa Scarf by Anne Ginger, using Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in the Denim color way. 

Papillion (butterfly) by Marin Melchior, using Knit Picks Chroma in the Gray and the Pegasus colorways

One-row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl McFee using a Premier Sweet Roll

Barb's Papillon

Tracie finished

Mother Bears 221-228

Green Vanilla Socks in Fish Knits Boot Strap Sock Gradient in Greens

Tracie's Posy Bear

Barb is working on

Etude cardigan by Ririko, using Aussie SoxxiCast-on 

Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in lilac and pink 

And has cast on

Mother Bear #218

Bull & Braids hat by Cheryl Breckerich, using Cascade Elysian in the Crimson colorway

Stillness MKAL by Helen Stewart, using Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp colorway, Tess Designer Yarns Super Socks and Baby in the Green colorway, Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye in the Purple colorway.

Tracie has frogged for now:

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

She cast on

Ciara Shawl by Fredi Baker in Emma’s Yarn Super Silky (kit from Rumpelstiltskin) in Freshly Cut, Happily Ever After and Whisper

Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 

And continues working 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


Barb read 

Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump

Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker

The Argument by Victoria Jenkins 

Tracie read

The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)

Big Cats: Stories by Holiday Reinhorn

Prime Suspect by Lynda LaPlante

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg

The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood

Barb recommends Knit Companion class on Vogue Knitting Live online.  Another session in August! 


  1. Thanks so much for mentioning and knitting the Bulls & Braids hat. I hope it brings you knitting fun!

    Cheryl Beckerich

    1. HI Cheryl! I love this hat so much. And it is especially gorgeous in the beautiful cranberry red that I used for it.

  2. Barb, the name of the woman who spoke about diversity on Knit Stars is Diane Ivey. Her business is called Lady Dye Yarns. She's in Boston and used to work at my LYS. (Her color palette comes from graffiti. She loves the colors you see in street art.) She often has limited edition kits with her yarn and patterns and notions from other BIPOC women in the knitting community. A sample: a kit to celebrate 100 years of having the vote. :)

    1. I just saw your comment! Thank you for the information...


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