Episode 126: So That's Not a Recommendation

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Recorded on December 9, 2016

Book Talk starts at 37:00

Our annual fall Sweater KAL is running 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!

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.

The Knitted Knockers Organization needs your help! They are in urgent need of as many Knitted Knockers as possible. Please send your Knockers (unstuffed is fine) to:

Knitted Knockers Support Foundation

1780 Iowa St.

Bellingham, WA 98229

Knitting

Barb’s has finished:

Grenadine by Amy Christoffers using Plymouth Mushishi - it fits well and she loves it!

Café au Lait hat by Kathryn C. (free pattern on Rav) using Knit Picks Swish DK in the Hollyberry colorway

Another Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose

Nemo Mittens by Siguarlaug Eva Stephansdottir, using Knit Picks Brava Sport in the Orange, Black and White color ways

Another Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay, using some leftover Lion Brand Amazing

Tracie has finished:

Her Zuzu's Petals by Carina Spencer, using Mini Mochi in the Jungle colorway

Her Water and Stone cardigan by Veera Valimaki, using Imperial Yarn Tracie Too in the Cosmos colorway

Barb is working on:

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

Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi

Tupshin Socks, using leftover Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Pansy and Heartfelt colorways

Barb has cast on:

Another pair of Toasty Texters fingerless mitts, using Dizzy Blond Studios Bombshell Superwash Worsted in the Phoebe colorway

The Project Peace cowl, using Madelinetosh Dandelion in the Magic Colorway

Tracie is continuing to work on:

A pair of Vanilla socks in Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock

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

Tracie has cast on:

Another Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose

Barb and Tracie Reviewed:

Double or Nothing: Reversible Knitting for the Adventurous by Alasdair Post-Quinn. If you would like to win a copy of this book, please go over to our Ravelry Forum and look for the "Double or Nothing" thread. This contest will close on January 15th.

BOOKS

Barb has finished:

Adnan’s Story by Rabia Choudry

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger

Tracie has finished:

The Crime of the Century: Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation by Dennis L. Breo and William J. Martin

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet: A Pride & Prejudice Novel by Pamela Mingle

The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Barb is currently reading:

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eicher

Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen

Tracie is currently reading:

The Widow by Fiona Barton

Tracie mentioned an article on charities that are pro-women, earth-friendly and anti- bigotry from the Jezebel.com site:

http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078

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