Episode 245: I Thought I Would Be Further By Now


Recorded Monday, April 18

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

Our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Mini Skein KAL goes until 5/1.  You can get all the details here!  Mini Skein Finished Object thread here.

12 in 22 - Unofficial KAL/challenge to knit 12 (or however many you want) sweaters in 2022. Details here!

The 2KLC 2022 Swap is almost over!  

Important dates:  
May 1: final check in. 
May 15th: Mail By Date


Barb has finished:

Vanilla Socks using Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock

wurm by katushika, using Straightfork Farm 60/40 Sport Weight in the Purple Haze colorway

Tracie has Finished

1.  Tracie's Rock It Tee  by Tanis Lavillee in Anzula Breeze in Aspen and Garnet and Earl Grey Fiber Co. Rooibos Single in Bloom

2.  Tracie's Sedona Baby Dress by Erin Harper, using Lion Brand Mandala Ombre

3.  Wren Headband (free)

4.  Knitted Flower Tutorial by Julie Taylor (free)

5.  Mother Bears 266-269

6.  Secret Project for her Swapee in a very special yarn...

Barb continues working on:

1.  That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend Show Stealer

2.  May(be)Queen by La Maison Rililie, using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea in the Falcon’s Eye colorway

3.  Hipster Shawl by Joji Locatelli, using Malabrigo Rios in the 880 Hojas colorway.

Ribs and Wave Poncho by Great Yarns! Using Cascade Superwash Wave in the 106 Blue colorway

4.  A project for her swap partner

Barb has frogged:

Transition Slipover Vest by Aimee Sher, using Berroco Ultra Wool in the 33146 (purple) colorway

Tracie continues working on:

1.  Colorful Geometry Sweater by Petra Machová Kouřilová in Invictus Yarns Reward in Olive, a gradient set of Koigu American Merino, and 2 Emma’s Yarn Practically Perfect Smalls

2.  Socks to match my Swallowtail pullover in Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock - using hem/cuff chart from Swallowtail by Jamie Hoffman

3.  Moon of My Life by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne adapted by Celia McAdam Cahill for a man in worsted weight yarn - in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted  in Granite and Berroco Vintage in Cotton Candy

Tracie has frogged:

Lazy Days Romper and Pinafore Dress by marianna mel in Rowan Calmer


Barb read:

1.  After the Party (Ralph's Party #2) by Lisa Jewell - 3 stars

2.  How To Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith - 5 stars

3.  Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid - 4 stars

4.  Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Our - 4 stars

5.  Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson - 5 stars

Tracie has read:

1.  The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity by Axton Beta-Hamilton - 5 stars

2.  Above Suspicion (Anna Travis #1) by Linda LaPlante - 4 stars

3.   The Wrong One by Dervla McTiernan - 3 stars

Tracie talked about Naloxone, a medication that can treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation.  She also discussed Fentanyl Test Strips - to detect Fentanyl in street drugs.  

Barb discussed Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines in the United States.