Episode 270: A Colorful Cast of Characters at the Bunkhouse


Recorded on June 28 & July 5, 2023

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The next 2 segments were recorded at Eileen's Bunkhouse, in Lincoln, Montana. Eileen is

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June 28:


Tracie (alittleposy)

Barb (KnittyBarb)

Eileen (redsknits)

Celia (PinotNoir)

Eileen talked about:

1. Book - DC Smith and Kings Lake Investigation Series by Peter Grainger. "British murder mysteries with good plot lines and excellent character 

development over the series. And he's still writing!"

2. Knitting - starting the Davis pullover by Pam Allen, using Tracie's directions. She is knitting it 
using some vintage stash O-wool that has been dyed by Alpenglow.

3. Eileen talked about Alpenglow Industries, especially their Textile and Yarns Tools. Check out their cool

Celia talked about:
1. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

2.  Knitting - She talked about knitting the Beneath a Summer Sky shawl by Debra Gerhard in Ritual Dyes Fae  (mohair silk) and Maiden (merino fingering) in the Taurus colorway.

Tracie talked about:
1.  Book - Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay

2. Knitting - Marklee DK by Elizabeth Doherty in KnitPicks comfy in the Planetarium colorway.

Barb talked about:
     by Norma Cobb

2.  Knitting - Carley by Elizabeth Smith Knits, using Berroco Remix in the Mist colorway.

July 5

Susan (suscochran)

Shelley (SequoiaShelley)

Barb and Tracie

Susan talked about:

1.  Book - The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

2.  Knitting - Zephyr Mark II by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Farmer's Daughter Foxy Lady in the Harry Belafonte colorway

Shelley talked about:

2.  Knitting - she is currently working on a mitred square blanket, not following a pattern

Barb talked about:
Hungry Horse Hat by Aimee Alexander in Polka Dot Sheep Stumptown DK minis from a kit given to her by Susan

Tracie talked about:
Rock It tee by Tanis Lavallee in Alchemy: Yarns of Transformation Silken Straw in 7 different