Monday, November 28, 2016

Episode 125: Ear Worm Courtesy of Mom


Recorded on November 24, 2016
Book Talk starts at 17:45


Our annual fall Sweater KAL will run from October 1 to January 31.  All entries to our FOs thread will need to be an adult-size sweater with sleeves (short is okay!), cardigan or pullover.  Challenge yourself - be sure to check out the Bundles of pattern suggestions!

So Many Giveaways!
Enter to win a copy of the ebook Grown by Kate Oakley here.  This thread will close December 1.
Giveaway for Helen Stewart's Curious Handmade Knitvent 2016 will run until December 1st.  Helen has kindly given us 5 copies to gift to the lucky recipients!
Barb is giving away an unopened Chinook Shawl Kit from Knit Picks in the white-to-black gradient color way.  This giveaway will last until December 15th.

Knitting
Barb’s FO’s:
Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B Anderson using leftover Cascade Eco Plus in the brown colorway.
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose


Tracie’s FOs
Skykomish by Lee Meredith in Ella Rae Silkience
Vanilla Socks in Araucania Ranco Sock
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose

Barb has cast on:
CafĂ© ua Lait hat by Kathryn C. (free pattern on Rav) using Knit Picks Swish DK in the Hollyberry colorway
Tilbury Mittens – by Chrissy Graham (yes, another test knit! so no Ravelry page yet) using Cattail Knits Nugget’s Girlfriend DK in the Sexy Eyes colorway.
And continues working on:
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi Grenadine by Amy Christoffers using Plymouth Mushishi
Tupshin Socks, using leftover Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Pansy and Heartfelt colorways

Tracie has cast on:
Vanilla socks in Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock
And continues working on:
Terribly Simple shawl by Caitlin ffrench, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Cosmos colorway
Water and Sky by Veera Valimaki in Tracie Too in the Quail colorway



Books:
Barb Finished:
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCrieght
Tracie Finished: 
Shirley by Susan Scarf Merrell
Pippi Longstocking byAstrid Lindgren
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson


Barb is reading:
Adnan’s Story by Rabia Choudry
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger



Tracie is Reading:
The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Episode 124: She's Gonna Do What She Wants to Do

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Book Talk starts at 33:00
Recorded on November 11, 2016

Our annual fall Sweater KAL will run from October 1 to January 31.  All entries to our FOs thread will need to be an adult-size sweater with sleeves (short is okay!), cardigan or pullover.  Challenge yourself - be sure to check out the Bundles of pattern suggestions!

Amplitude pattern by Greg Cohoon – listen to the end of this episode to find out who won.

Current Giveaways:

1.  The givaway for an ebook copy of Grown by Kate Oates will run until December 1st.  Enter to win a copy of the ebook here.
2.  Giveaway for Helen Stewart's Curious Handmade Knitvent 2016 will run until December 1st.  Helen has kindly given us 5 copies to gift to the lucky recipients!
3.  Barb is giving away a Chinook Shawl Kit from Knit Picks in the white-to-black gradient color way.  The kit has never been opened:

And this is what the finished product looks like:

This giveaway will last until December 15th.

KNITTING
Tracie has finished:
For Good Hat by Megan Williams in Berocco Vintage
Stashbusting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose

Barb’s FOs
Jayla's Christmas Bear using scraps of yarn
Intergalactic Shawl by Jan Heibert, using Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Pansy and Heartfelt colorways, and Knit Picks Stroll Sock Yarn in the Peapod colorway
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose, using 3 different colors of Encore Tweed Worsted
Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts by Lisa Beamer, using Malabrigo Rios in the Azules colorway
Maize Mitts #3 by Tin Can Knits, using Malabrigo Rios in the Azules colorway
Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B. Anderson, using Noro Kureyon in the 381 colorway

Tracie has Cast-On

Terribly Simple shawl by Caitlin ffrench, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Cosmos colorway

Tracie is continuing to work on:

Water and Sky by Veera Valimaki in Tracie Too in the Quail colorway
Skykomish by Lee Meredith in Ella Rae Silkience
Vanilla Socks using Araucania Ranco Sock

Barb has cast-on:
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose, using scraps of worsted weight yarn
The Tupshin Socks, using leftover Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Pansy and Heartfelt colorways
Another pair of Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B. Anderson, using leftover Cascade Eco Plus in a brown colorway
Sweet-ish Fish (by Susan B. Anderson) ornament using leftover DK yarn

Barb is continuing to work on:
Grenadine by Amy Christoffers using Plymouth Mushishi
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi 


BOOKS
Tracie Finished: 
Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue by Marion Chesney
A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee
Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith


Barb Finished:
No One You Know by Michelle Richmond
Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James


Tracie is reading
Shirley by Susan Scarf Merrell
Pippi Longstocking byAstrid Lindgren



Barb is reading
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCrieght
Adnan’s Story by Rabia Choudry
Movies mentioned (Movie trailers linked):
Girl on the Train
A Man Called Ove

Barb talked about a new Netflix series, Doctor Foster
Barb and Tracie discussed the audio podcast, My Favorite Murder

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Episode 123: I Never Gave Him A Bottom

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Book Talk Begins at 47:09

Recorded October 26, 2016



Our annual fall Sweater KAL will run from October 1 to January 31.  All entries to our FOs thread will need to be an adult-size sweater with sleeves (short is okay!), cardigan or pullover.  Challenge yourself - be sure to check out the Bundles of pattern suggestions!

Win a copy of the Amplitude pattern by Greg Cohoon – will end on Halloween.  

KNITTING
Tracie has finished:
Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas in Malabrigo Sock in Aguas colorway
Meret by Woolly Wormhead in Coffee Beenz in gray
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson in Plymouth Encore in Denim
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose in Anzula For Better or Worsted, Universal Yarn Uptown DK and Cascade Cherub Aran


Barb’s FOs
Toasty Texters Mitts by Betsy Stuyvesant, using Dizzy Blonde Studios Dirty Blonde DK in the Phoebe colorway.
Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke using 4 colors of Plymouth Merino Select DK
Watershed Hat by Chrissy Graham, using Plymouth Yarn Tweed in a raspberry colorway
Whippet Cardigan by ANKESTRICK using Knit Picks Lindy Chain


Tracie has cast-on:
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose
For Good Hat by Megan Williams in Berocco Vintage

And is working on:
Water and Sky by Veera Valimaki in Tracie Too in the Quail colorway
Skykomish by Lee Meredith in Ella Rae Silkience
Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton

Barb has cast on:
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose, using 3 different colors of Encore Tweed Worsted
Grenadine by Amy Christoffers using Plymouth Mushishi

And is working on: 
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi Intergalactic Shawl by Jen Hiebert – using Knit Picks Stroll Fingering


REVIEW: Grown by Kate Oates
Enter to win a copy of the ebook here.


BOOKS
Tracie Finished: 
Practical Jean by Trevor Cole
I Let You Go by Claire McIntosh

Barb Finished:
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica


Tracie is reading
A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee


Barb is reading
Adnan’s Story by Rabia Choudry

No One You Know by Michelle Richmond

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Episode 122: Sometimes People Do

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Recorded on October 12, 2016

Book Talk starts at 30:42

Our Fall 2016 Sweater KAL is going strong!  The FO thread is up now, so be sure to post a picture of your sweater when you get it done.  This KAL will end on January 31, 2017.

If you want to win a copy of the Amplitude Shawl pattern by Greg Cohoon, please go to the Ravelry thread to follow the prompt and enter before October 31st.

Tracie gave information on the Northern California Knitting Retreat (NoCKRs) in April 2017.  Please  join the Ravelry Group to find out the latest information!

KNITTING


Barb has finished another Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay, using Lion Brand Amazing

Tracie has finished:
*Her second Rainbow Sprinkles by Kristy Harrison 

Barb is currently working on:
*Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke in Plymouth Merino Select DK
*Whippet Cardigan by ANKESTRICK using Knit Picks Lindy Chain 
*Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi 
While recording this podcast, Barb finished this pair of vanilla socks, using Regia Arne and Carlos Design Series yarn in the Summer Nights colorway (along with scrap yarn for the contrasting cuffs, heels and toes)

Tracie is currently working on:
*Skykomish by Lee Meredith in Ella Rae Silkience
*Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton
*Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas in Malabrigo Sock

She has also cast on the Water and Stone Cardigan by Veera Valimaki, using Imperial Yarn Tracie Too in the Quail colorway


BOOKS

Barb has finished:
*My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
*The Girls by Emma Cline
Tracie has finished:
*The End of Everything by Megan Abbott
*Savage Son by Corey Mitchell
*The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Barb and Tracie are both reading I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Barb is also currently reading Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
Tracie is currently reading:
*Practical Jean by Trevor Cole




Thursday, September 29, 2016

Episode 121: Extra Chicken Burrito


Recorded September 26, 2016
Book Talk starts at 30:01

Our annual fall Sweater KAL will run from October 1 to January 31.  All entries to our FOs thread will need to be an adult-size sweater with sleeves (short is okay!), cardigan or pullover.  Challenge yourself - be sure to check out the Bundles of pattern suggestions!

Win a copy of the Amplitude pattern by Greg Cohoon – will end on Halloween.  


EVENTS:
Tracie will be at Lambtown - October 1 & 2 at the Dixon May Fair Grounds in Dixon, CA (9-6 on Saturday, 9-4 on Sunday)

Barb will be at  the Cogknitive Fiber Retreat - Saturday October 8, 2016 at the LaQuinta in Tehachapi, CA


Barb’s FOs
Be Kind Hat by Melissa Simpson, using Vannas Choice
Directional Scarf by Lion Brand, using Lion Brand Amazing.
Mata Shawl by Chrissy Graham, using Gnomeacres Scruffy Gnome DK
The Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay, usling Plymouth  yarn Coffee Beenz
Zigzagular Socks #2 by Susie White, using Fishknits Opulence MCN 


Tracie’s FOs
Meris by Elizabeth Doherty in Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock (photo)
Rainbow Sprinkles by Kristy Harrison

Barb has cast on

Barb continues to work on
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi 

Tracie has cast on
Skykomish by Lee Meredith in Ella Rae Silkience
Rainbow Sprinkles by Kristy Harrison 

Tracie continues to work on
Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton
Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas in Malabrigo Sock

Barb’s Finished Books 
Follow You Home by Mark Edwards
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Heads or Tails by Leslie A. Gordon 


Tracie’s Finished Books 
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
The Hunt Club Bret Lot
The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley 


Barb’s Current Books
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
The Girls by Emma Cline

Tracie’s Current Books
Savage Son by Corey Mitchell
The End of Everything by Megan Abbott


Barb likes the good customer service from Crate & Barrel