Episode 14: Fave Books of 2014 (plus knitting, of course)

SHOW NOTES: (Book Talk at 42:07)

Opening

Very happy to be back recording!

Big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Yarn it Forward! project.  The thread will remain open if you still feel like donating yarn at any point this year.

Patterns I received in exchange for yarn:

Avery by Melissa LeBarre

Antarktis by Janina Kale

Laule’a by cabinfour

WIPs

Secret Gift Knitting

Palmyre Shawl by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne is chugging along.  Just about to start the 3rd (out of 5) skeins of Louise Harding Grace Hand Dyed.

Bellows Cardigan by Michele Wang in Cascade 220 Heathers in Sparrow.

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Fringe Association blog can be found here.

Thank you for the iTunes review from Barb of the 2knitlitchicks.

On Deck

Madder Anthology 2 by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Lila Top-Down There is a Lila KAL in the DreaRenee Ravelry Group if you’re interested.

Lucinda with my stash of Acadia yarn in Strawberry

Marshal by Norah Gaughan out of BT Winter 15 Collection, which reminds me a bit of a pattern by Erika Knight called Military Jacket out of the book Classic Knits

Favorite Books of 2014

Books that exceeded my expectations:

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

Books that I found disappointing:

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Recently Finished Books: Canada by Richard Ford

Currently Reading: Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

Oyster Books is the Netflix of Books – you can start a free trial here.

In the Kitchen

Lentil Vegetable Soup by Ina Garten

Coda

I think I will be at Stitches West in two weeks!! Not sure which day yet, but keep an eye on the blog and on Instagram for more updates.

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