Thu, 16 October 2014
Book Talk begins at 25:42
Our Sweater KAL/CAL is continuing until January 15, 2015, so get busy! Please check out the chatter thread for all the information you need to participate, and post your finished sweaters in our FOs thread for a chance to win one of our prize packages!
The Northern California Knitting Retreat (NoCKRs!) will be held April 17 - 19, 2015 in San Juan Bautista, CA. If you are interested in attending, please go here for all the information. $265 per person.
Tracie has finished:
Mother Bear #50 - crocheted
Propeller by Woolly Wormhead for her niece Lauren
Her second Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier
Tracie has cast on:
She continues to work on:
Cleito sleeveless top by Susan Mills, using Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton DK in yellow, and Mirasol Yarn Illaris in 111 (plum)
And has been giving no love to:
Far East of Eden bag by Myra Wood, using way too many yarns to list!
Barb has finished:
She has been working on:
Barb is continuing to knit:
She is reading:
and 600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster, a novel about a Montana man who has severe OCD and Asperger’s Syndrome that she is finding delightful.
She is currently reading a trio of chillers:
and Night Film by Marisha Pessl, which she is reading in book-book form because of the cool, creepy visuals included.
Barb gives King of Siam Restaurant in Tehachapi, CA a thumbs-up, and Tracie seconds! The Chicks have enjoyed Thai food at King of Siam every year that they have attended the Cogknitive Fiber Retreat!
EBOLA: A CASE IN INEQUALITY
“As the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa shows, the importance of reducing inequality could not be more clear. The battle against the virus is a fight on many fronts -- human lives and health foremost among them. But the fight against Ebola is also a fight against inequality. The knowledge and infrastructure to treat the sick and contain the virus exists in high- and middle-income countries. However, over many years, we have failed to make these things accessible to low-income people in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. So now thousands of people in these countries are dying because, in the lottery of birth, they were born in the wrong place.”