Episode 219: Who are We to Say No Cashmere?


Recorded Thursday January 28, 2021

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

Our Fall Sweater KAL has ended - listen to the end of the episode to find out if you are a prize winner!

Announcing our Anything-But-Wool KAL!  From February 15 to May 15, knit or crochet a project of at least 200 yards of any yarn that does not contain wool - that means cotton, linen, cashmere, silk, soy, steel, milk, corn - even acrylic!  The chatter thread has opened here.


Barb has finished:

Multidirectional Scarf #10 by Karen Baumer using a Caron Cake

Create Your Own Adventure shawl by Fredi Baker, using an Invictus Yarns Beyond kit bought at Stitches 2019.

Tracie has finished

Vanilla socks in Western Sky Knits Smooth Sock in Concrete Sunset

Scintillation by Hunter Hammersen - just playing with this, making stars in different yarns and sizes

Barb continues to work on:

Sunset Highway pullover by Caitlin Hunter, using Brown Sheep Wildfoote Lusury Sock in the Vanilla colorway, Cloudborn Fibers Highland Superwash Sock Twist in the Magenta and the Ocean colorways

Hearten Cowl by Helen Stewart, using scraps and mini-skeins from her stash

Vindaloo shawl by Melissa Shaschwary, using Cloudborn Fibers Highland Worsted in the Winter Sky colorway 

And has cast on

Tan House Brook Hat by Jennifer Lassonde, using Caron Cake leftovers for a color blocking effect.  

Tracie has cast on:

Noble Hill by b. Woolens in Plucky Knitter Sophisticate in Sugar Ribbon

Vanilla Socks in Apple Fiber Studio McIntosh in Happy Hammock

And Continues to work on:

Girl Cat by Julie Williams in Alexandra The Art of Yarn Pendleton and Paintbox Yarns Simply DK

Table runner in my handspun (Chameleon Fiber Co Merino/Silk)

Snake River Poncho by Katy H. Carroll in Western Sky Knits Aspen Silk 600 in Downtown Colorway


Barb read:

Drowning with Others by Linda Keir - 3 stars

A Keeper by Graham Norton - 4 stars

Tracie read:

Lakewood by Megan Giddings - 4 1/2 stars

Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike #5) by Robert Galbraith - 4 stars

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