Fri, 5 December 2014
Book Talk starts at 48:00
Our Next KAL – the Alana-Along! You can knit any accessory or garment pattern by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, starting February 1, 2015 and finishing by April 1 (we may extend the deadline if we have lots of people knitting sweaters). You can knit multiple NNK designs, but we will be allowing only one entry per knitter for this KAL. Start thinking about what you’d like to make, and gathering your materials!
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Barb has finished
· The Irish Hiking Scarf by Adrian Bizilla using Cascade 220 worsted in a dark gray colorway
· Malabrigo Hand Thingies by Anne Sahakian, using leftover Malabrigo Rios in the lotus colorway – a free pattern on Ravelry. Theses were supposed to be for her granddaughter Rachel, but they came out very small so she gave them to her manicurist instead.
· Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts by Lisa Beamer, using Malabrigo Rios in the Lotus colorway –a free pattern on Ravelry. These are for Rachel, but Barb likes them so much that she plans to make a pair for herself!
· A Raspberry hat, using the 0-966 Sweet Pumpkin by DROPS design
Tracie has finished her Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane, made from Araucania Tepa in the 1788 colorway. It fit perfectly, but then it grew! So she will have to frog and reknit it in the original small/medium size.
Barb cast on a pair of socks using Fishknits MCN Opulence in the Weathered colorway.
She continues to work on:
Tracie has cast on:
Two pairs of socks, using Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist for both
For her friend Sue’s birthday, in Color Notes Claremont Sock in the Green stone colorway. One sock done!
For niece Lexi, who requested a pair of pink sparkly socks, in Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in the Runway colorway. One sock almost done.
She continues to work on:
For her brother-in-law’s Christmas gift, a set of 4 Garter Coaster Beer Cozies by Jessica Landers with help from
Subversive Socks from Cooperative Press
Fornicating Deer Chart by Ann Rutten
And The Horse You Rode In On fingerless mittens by Karin Aida
Beer Lovers’ Mitts by Natalia Moreva
4 patterns in the ebook, available on Ravelry for 9.80 GBP (about $15).
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The Position by Meg Wolitzer
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness or Murder by Charles Graber
but did not finish
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
She is currently listening to
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
What Matters In Jane Austen? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved by John Mullan
Barb highly recommends In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
She has finished
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCrieght
The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
She is currently reading
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Last Life by Claire Messud
A Life in Stitches: Knitting My Way through Love, Loss, and Laughter by Rachael Herron
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty