Episode 273: I'm Calling It


Recorded on September 6, 2023

Book Talk starts at: 26:50

Our Mother Bear KAL has ended!  Prizes will be announced during our next podcast, Episode 224.  Counting the bears that Tracie and Barb completed, there will be about 135 bears heading to Africa to make some children really happy.  THANK YOU to all that participated by knitting or crocheting bears and making donations to the Mother Bear organization.

Our annual Fall Sweater KAL has started!  Knit or crochet a sweater for yourself or another adult.  

Here are the rules:

  1. Dates - 9/1/2023 - 1/15/24. That’s 4 months…plenty of time to knit or crochet an adult-size sweater…or two!
  2. We have bundles for inspiration! Beginner sweaters are here.
  3. Adventurous Beginners to Advanced sweaters are here
  4. Crocheters! Your sweaters are here
  5. ANYONE can add sweaters to the bundles!
  6. There will be prizes - just post a picture of your lovely finished sweater in our FOs thread.
  7. Do you have some sweaters in progress? WIPs count as long as the sweater is less than 50% done on September 1st. Less than 50% done is your call. We don’t have to “approve” your project.
  8. It must be an adult-sized sweater, and it must have sleeves. Short sleeves are fine.
You must be a member of our Ravelry group to win a prize.

Virtual Knitting Group via Zoom


Tracie and Barb will be at:

  • Lambtown - October 7-8, 2023 at the Dixon May Fairgrounds in Dixon, CA
  • The TKGA Retreat 2023 - November 2-5, 2023 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina

Barb finished

Tracie Finished
  •   Mother Bear #318

Barb is working on:

And has cast on:

  • Vanilla Socks for Will, using Patons Kroy Socks Jacquard
  • Coco Cardigan by Claudia Quintanilla, using some leftover Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle-Dye in the Springfield colorway.
  • Barley Hat #7 by Tin Can Knits in handspun from Tracie 

Barb has frogged:

  • Miles Tee by Ozetta: Hailey Smedley in Universal Yarns Bamboo Pop Sock

Tracie has cast on:

  • Pixelated Pullover  by Jennifer Beaumont using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK and Madelinetosh Tosh Sport and Duren Dyeworks Love Sport

And continues working on:


Barb read:

Tracie read: