Tue, 17 March 2015
Recorded on March 12 and March 15, 2015
Book Talk starts at 25:00
Barb is joined by her sister Ann (Graeagleknitter on Revelry) for this episode, as they record from the Big Island of Hawaii!
The ending date for our Alana-Along KAL has been extended until May 1, 2015! Come join in the fun.
Barb's lone FO:
Ann's Current Projects:
Sock Yarn Scarf, using sock yarn scraps
Barb and Ann are both planning on casting on the Crackerjack Cowl when the SF Giants season starts! They are both really excited about this project. Ann will be using all worsted weight yarns: Cascade 220 and Lambs Pride Shepherd Worsted. Barb will be using Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash.
Barb's Current Projects:
Vanilla Socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Zombody DeComp colorway.
Ann's Finished Books (and she recommends all of them):
The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chlaverini
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Barb's Finished Books:
If I Can't Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris - if you are a fan of a good True Crime book, Barb recommends this one.
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, listened via the CraftLit Podcast. Recommended, but Barb hated the ending.
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica - Barb recommends it.
W is For Wasted by Sue Grafton. Barb says "yes" to another fun romp with Kinsey Milhone, the PI of the "A is for Alibi" series.
New Year Island by Paula Draker - thumbs up!
Ann is currently reading:
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Ann talked about the great customer service at Fitbit!
The winner of the Infinite Twist Shawl Kit is lifeandyarn (Lydia).
The winner of the Orange, CA Yarn Store Kickstarter prize is Nomennescio1840 (Julia).
NoCKRs Retreat News:
Make sure you have joined the Northern California Knitting Retreat Ravelry Group to keep up with the latest news.
We will have a massage therapist at the retreat! Go here to find out all about it. You can make your appointment ahead of time, if you like.
Sat, 28 February 2015
It's a crazy episode, without regular segments. Links are in order as they appear in the episode.
Fiberlicious Yarn Shop Kickstarter Page - go take a look at the Kickstarter page and tell us which prize you like in the thread on our Ravelry Group. The winner (contest closes on March 15) will win a project bag and a skein of yarn from abingham.
and, The SkeinMinder!
Check out Kitterly.com to see Alana's latest design, the Cabled Leaf Pullover. You can get the pattern through Kitterly, plus order all the yarn you need to knit up this project!
All of Alana's patterns that we discussed during our interview with Alana are here: