Episode 176: That Doesn't Sound Healthy

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Recorded February 7, 2019

Book Talk starts at 35:45

Our 2019 Colorwork KAL has begun and will continue until May 15, 2019. Come join the conversation on the Chatter Thread, and post your finished objects on the FOs thread.

We are giving away a copy of BostonJen’s new shawl pattern, Go with the Flow - comment on the thread to be entered to win. The contest will end March 15.

We talked a little bit about inclusiveness in the Fiber Community. Me and White Supremacy workbook by Laaya Saad

If you’d like to follow Paula Emmons-Fuessle’s updates about her battle with ovarian cancer and leave her a message, you can do so here.

We will be at Stitches West - February 21-24, Santa Clara Convention Center. If you see us around the marketplace or bar area, come say hi! Or come to the meet-up at Hyatt Bar Saturday afternoon.

KNITTING

Tracie has finished

1 Knitted Knocker, plus retro-fitted all my 2019 knockers so far with Cascade Ultra Pima rainbow yarn on the backs

First Impressions Shawl by Brenda Castiel in Greenwood Fiberworks Simply Sock in the Arizona colorway

Barb has finished:

Mother Bear #153 & 154

Winter Dreamer hat by whiletheyplay designs, using MistiAlpace Chunky in the Pewter colorway

Hazelnut Socks by Helen Stewart, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Freud’s Dream color way - 1st pair for the #fifthannualdesertvistadyeworksmonthlysockclub.

Tracie cast on:

Jewel Box Cowl in Stunning String Studios Stunning Superwash in Jewel Box minis colorway

Tracie is working on:

Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium

Zephyr cardigan #2 by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Elemental Effects Cormo Sport in the Cypress colorway

Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54

Mermaid Dolls by Lorraine Pistorio using Berroco Elements in 4973 Bismuth, and other yarns

Barb is working on:

Donner by Elizabeth Doherty, using Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Twist Sock in the Grey Heather color way

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters, using a Craftsy Fox Paws Kit (utilizing Clouborn Highland Sport) in the Winter Sky color combination.

Shetland Peerie Mittens MKAL by Kathy Lewiniski, using Knit Picks Palette in the Pimento, Blush, Grey and White colorways

Cast-on

Helix Hat #8 by Jessica Rose

Vanilla Socks using DVD Viso in Rainbow Pantsuit.

BOOKS

Tracie has finished:

Pretend I'm Dead by Jen Beagin - this one was okay

Friends Like These by Sarah Alderson - juicy little thriller!

The Stranger in Our Home by Sophie Draper - thumbs down

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - excellent! Tracie and Barb will discuss this book on the next episode

Barb has finished:

The House of Unexpected Sisters (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agancy #18) by Alexander McCall Smith - Barb recommends

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley - Barb highly recommends

Tracie is reading:

The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator by Joakim Palmkvist

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Barb is currently reading:

Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

Nine Perfect Lives by Liane Moriarty

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