Episode 255: They Sang Like Canaries


Book Talk starts at 22:00

Recorded on October 28, 2022

Sweater KAL - 9/1/22 - 1/15/23!

Sweater KAL Chatter - rules are at the top of each page

12 in 22 Chatter Thread

Virtual get-together Zoom

2 New Giveaways!

1.  The Little Pine Tree's Wish by Diane M. Howard (dinaripper on Ravelry) - a lovely children's book about a little pine tree who's wish is to become a Christmas tree! If you have a special child in your life that would enjoy this book, enter our giveaway to win an autographed copy.

If you don't want to wait for the giveaway, you can order the Little Pine Tree's Wish through Amazon, Barnes and Noble or BookBaby!

The winner will be announced when we record on U.S. Thanksgiving!

2.  Tracie's Handspun!

I have 3 skeins of my handspun to give away:

  • Quillen Fiber Arts Romney Top in the Queen of Tarts colorway, approximately 110 yds
  • Greenwood Fiberworks Merino/Silk? in the Calypso colorway, approximately 192 yds
  • Three Waters Farm 100% Rambouillet in the Racing Green colorway, approximately 161 yards
Please leave a comment in the appropriate thread on our Ravelry page to enter either of these drawings!


Barb finished:

1.  Mother Bears  268, 269, and 270

2.  Helix Hat #11 by Jessica Rose, using leftover Plymouth Encore yarns

Barb's Mother Bears, #269 & #270

Tracie finished:

1.  Archer in Blue by Elizabeth Doherty, having redone the bottom in Lisa Souza Deluxe Sock! in Cornflower

2.  Mother Bear #300, using Tracie's very first handspun!

3.  Kaiya Mei  hat for Emily, in gray and yellow acrylic

Tracie's 300th Mother Bear!

Barb is working on:

1,  Irish Hiking Scarf by Adrian Bazilia, using Plymouth Encore Tweed in Red

2.  Socks for Will, using Berroco Comfort Sock in the Party Time colorway 

And has cast on:

1.  Zephyr Mark ll by Celia McAdam Cahill (pattern not released to the public yet!) using Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok in the Red Rock colorway

Tracie continues to work on:

1.  Vanilla Sock in Canon Hand Dyes William Merino in Waterworld Sock Set

2.  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

Into Hibernation:

Cinna Top by Ksenia Naidyon, in 5 colors of Alchemy Silken Straw


Barb has finished:
1.  These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant - 3.5 stars

Tracie read:

1.  If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin - 4 stars

2.  The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6) by Tana French - 4 stars

3.  A Family Business: A Chilling Tale of Greed as One Family Commits Unspeakable Crimes Agains the Dead by Ken England - 3 stars