Episode 221: My Thighs Absorb the Cold


Recorded on March 3, 2021

Book Talk starts at 36:43

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

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!  Join our very active chatter thread here, and post your FOs here.

Our friend Fredi Baker has released the latest pattern in her one-skein shawl series!  The One Splendid Shawl is now available on Ravelry, and we have 3 copies to giveaway.  Post here to be entered to win.

Would you like to win a copy of the Abington Mitts by BostonJen? This lovely pattern is designed for DK weight yarn and would be a beautiful addition to anyone’s winter wardrobe.  Post on the giveaway thread to be entered to win!


Barb has finished

Hearten Cowl by Helen Stewart, using random mini skeins and Knit Picks Palette from my stash

Heart Scarf by Jacques Cartier Clothiers, using 100% Quiviut (217 yds. Lace weight) in a deep purple/blue color

Tracie has finished

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

Cannon Bandana by Adventure du Jour Designs in Louisa Harding Mulberry Hand Beaded in the Rocket colorway

Cannon Bandana in Trendsetter Yarn Victory in copper

Cannon Bandana in Grandma’s Hand Dyed Merino/Cashmere dyed for Grandma’s Spinning Wheel in Tucson, AZ

Vanilla Socks in Apple Fiber Studio McIntosh in Happy Hammock

Barb is working on:

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

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

And has cast on:

River Ripples by Yumiko Alexander, using Hemp for Knitting Allhemp 3 in the Green colorway

Mother Bear #234

Tracie has has cast:

Color Stacking Cowl by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee in Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in the Mossy Place colorway

Out of Hibernation!

Jewel Box Cowl by Cindy Garland in Stunning String Studio Stunning Superwash (kit)

Continues working on:

 4 Cats by Kath Dalmeny using Alexandra The Art of Yarn Pendleton and Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, etc. 

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

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


Barb read:

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty - 4 stars

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker - 3 stars

Tracie read:

Dead Reckoning by Caitlin Rother - 4 stars

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, Age 83 1/4 by Hendrik Groen (Peter de Smet)

Tracie recommends Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer


  1. If you look up Angora goat in Wikipedia, you will see that “angora” comes from the Turkish word “Ankara”. They were domesticated in Turkey and they produce Mohair.


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