Episode 55: Fiber Fest

Episode 55: Listen Here

From our Ravelry Forum page
Shout Outs: 

Smithmks’Robot Hat by Jane Sharp
AprilShowers’ Therapy by Laura Aylor
Smithmks’ Candy Corn Hats #2 & #3 by Sarah Sagaser
MaggieH’s Mae Cardigan by Melissa Lebarre

Off The Needles:

Sal: Gray Rubens Hat

Kris: Furrow Hat by Jared Flood

Susan: Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli , Spring Fling by Nice and Knit

On the needles:

Sal: Ramona (On then Off, then Frogged, Then back on)

Kris: All About That Brioche by Lisa Hannes of Malhia designs

Susan: Bosco Sweater by Elizabeth Smith, Union Square Poncho/shawl by Melanie Falick, All About That Brioche, Breakwater by Cecily McGlowik MacDonald

In the queue:

Kris: Goldfinch shawl by Andrea Mowry

Susan: Goldfinch shawl, Mae tunic by Andrea Mowry, Interpretations I book: Make Space Vera Valimaki , Southbound Shawl/Cowl by Nice & Knit

Sally:Rays Coat by Nataliya Polyakov,Granito by Joji Locatelli,Annapolis Wrap by Little Church Knits, Crete by NellKnits, Niela Cowl by Julia Farwell-Clay, Inspira Cowl by Graphica

Added to the Stash:

Sal: 2 skeins of Valley Yarns Amherst for hats

Susan:  A visit to Ptown Purl , 1 skein Sueno by Hikou

Purchased at the Fiber Festival:

Sal: Recycled Wool Skirt by BH Upcycle Designs 2 skeins Fingering from Nice & Knit, Owl Buttons from Katrinkles, Short Knitters Pride interchangeable needle w/ 16″ cable

Susan: OntheRound Everyday Fingering in the Silver Lining Tweed colorway, Nice & Knit Fingering in the Beach colorway, Nice & Knit Sport in the Wellfleet colorway.

Kris: a Dirty Water Dyeworks Lucia Color Pack for On the Spice Market, a Nice & Knit Kit for their Maritime cowl, a skein of Ball and Skein Gallifrey in Silvery Moon, a skein of OntheRound Everyday Fingering in Grey Scale, a Koigu kit for fingerless mitts, and two beautiful bags — one from Third Floor Studio and the other from Madder Root.

On the bookshelf:

Sally Listened to: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple, The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Read: Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, Mercury by Margot Livesy

Kris: Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Susan: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, The Post Birthday World also by Lionel Shriver

Viewing Pleasure:

Poldark, Lilies (post WWI Liverpool) made for the BBC, The Fall, Black Mirror, This is Us

And just an added note — we are now on Instagram — please follow us at @ladiesoftheknit

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Episode 54: We are All About That Brioche!

Episode 54: We are all about That Brioche!

Sincere apologies for poor sound quality- I (Susan) forgot to change the audio input to external mic, so sound is coming from computer mic. Next episode will be better, we promise!

If you would still like to give a listen……

Shout outs:

Susanvknits: Roger Bear for Kloee

Smithmks: Baby Barley

jchant: Mad Men Colors of Fall

 

Off the needles:
Kris:
Pebble beach , shawl by Helen Stewart for Curious Handmade

Sal:
Hogwarts Express, by Susan Ashcroft
4 Rubens hats by Gudrun Johnston
Gully Gloves by Kelly McClure
Turn a Square hat, by Jared Flood, made with Play At Life gradient set purchased at NE fibre fest
Fried Chicken Mittens, by Ellen Mason

Susan:
Avana, by Annie Rowden, out of Nice and Knit sport weight
Notched Hem Tank by purl soho
Roger Bear  -Nice and Knit Berroco cotton
A Certain Darkness from Softsweater Knits
Midnight Tee Carrie Bostick Hoge
Pebble Beach, shawl by Helen Stewart, out of  Nice and Knit fingering

On The Needles
Kris:
Greta, by Elisa Contolini, in Quince and Co. Scarves, Etc. 2013
Sal:
Ramona Cardigan, by Elizabeth Smith
Sugared Violets, by Rose Beck

Susan:
Spring Fling Cowl lace — Nice and KNit
Pure Joy, by Joji Lacatelli
How I Make My Socks, by Susan B Anderson

In The Queue
Kris, Susan and Sal: All about that Brioche, shawl by Lisa Hannes

Kris:
Woolens by Jared Flood. new  book — starting with the Furrow Hat

Susan:
Bosco Pullover, by Elizabeth Smith  
Easy Peasy Yoga Pilates Socks-
Antrorse, by Shannon Cook
Breakwater, by Cecile Glowik Macdonald

Sal:
Viatori, hooded vest with pockets by Julia Farwell (knitty)
Uberib. Brioche slippers by Destiny’s Knits (knitty)

In The Stash
Kris: Shopping trip to The Mermaid’s Purl  in Wickford, RI
Dirty Water Dyeworks Gradient Bundle in Drizzle (blue/grey gradient)
Sparrow by Quince and Co. in the Moon colorway
Hilltop Handspun Angora/Merino

Susan: Knitpicks Felice sock yarn
Hilltop Handspun  Angora/Merino pale pink
Brooklyn Tweed Quarry in Lazulite
MadelineTosh

Sal:
Fingering weight Merino with Stellina in Starry Night , blue/purple by Hilltop Handspun
Knitting bag, handmade by Kris

Sewing
Kris: Stowe Bag from Grainline Studio

Kris:
Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) Mystery Series
A Great Reckoning, Louise Penny
Harmless as Doves, by PL Gaus Amish Country Mystery

Sal:
Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld
Pride And Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, by Chris Cleave
The Summer Before The War, by Helen simonson
Human Croquet, by Kate Atkinson

Susan:
A Man Called Ove, by Frederick Backman
Ordinary Life, Stories by Elizabeth Berg

Viewing pleasure

Stranger Things
Pride And Prejudice w/ Colin Firth (BBC TV mini series)
American Crime
Vera
Poldark

Upcoming Yarn Binge:   New England Fibre Festival November 5th and 6th! Are you in?

Love,

The Ladies Of The Knit

 

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Episode 53 : Finally back

Episode 53:
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Shout outs:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/smithmks/car-hat 
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Scitchr/dickensian-mice-outdoor 
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MaggieH/summer-affair gorgeous!
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MaggieH/stopover Beautiful Maryjane Mucklestone pattern out of lopi. Does it itch?
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jchant/purlish 
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Scitchr/citron-grand 
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/goldybear/mary-rebecca  Looks beautiful!
Off the Needles:
Sally: doll named Daisy — Mary by Susan B. Anderson (with two dresses, sweater, skirt, and shawl)
Duffers – felted slippers for a friend. — great pattern
Susan: Agnes by Melissa LaBarre; Socks using Susan B. Anderson’s “How I make my Socks” pattern and Regia Design line by Arne and Carlos;  Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis ; From Way Back , a cardigan designed by Hanna Maciejewska using Valley Yarns Superwash DK handdyed by Madelinetosh in the RainWater colorway.
On the needles:
Kris: Pebble Beach shawl
Sal: Hogwarts Express by Susan Ashcroft
Sugared Violets, by Rose Beck
Coming off the needles as in FROG: Scalloped Edge shawl
Susan: Miriam by Carrie Bostick Hoge (formerly a Fall Away cardi) using lovely Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Corsage colorway; Ashburn shawl by Melanie Berg; A Certain Darkness by Sylvia BoBilvia- this is the latest JP Knit & Stitch KAL;

In the Queue:
Kris: Busy B Socks, Balconet
Sally: Ramona cardigan sweater by Elizabeth Smith
Tree Shawl from Swoon by leila Raabe (might have to modify to use the yarn i want to use.)
Ben and Buddy by Susan B Anderson
Agnes by Melissa Labarre
Susan: Breakwater by Cecily Glowik MacDonald using Tosh Light in the Stovepipe colorway; Pure Joy, a big shawl by Joji Locatelli; Edie, a linen tank by Isabell Kraemer; and Spindrift by Helen Stewart.

In The Stash:
Sal: Notions bag
Susan: One lovely skein of Nice & Knit Fingering in the Driftwood colorway.

On The Bookshelf:
Sally: Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout, Funny Girl by Nick Hornby, A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Susan: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters; Women Crime Writers-4 Suspense Novels of the  50’s ed. by Sarah Weiman; The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne; The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse.

Onscreen:
Shetland
Hinterland
Grantchester? Not all thumbs went up
Learning to Drive with Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley;  The Lady in the Van with Maggie Smith , Alex Jennings.

 

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Episode 52: Winter Knitting At The Beach

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cape sunset

Susan and I retreated to the Cape for a weekend of knitting, beach walks (no swimming, Cozy Couch), shopping, food, and more knitting. It was divine! This is what we talked about.

Shoutouts
Scitchr’s Birkenbush, Smithmks’ Grammy’s hat #24 , Knitstersusan’s Hitchhiker by Martina Behm

Off The Needles
Susan: Therapy by Laura Aylortherapy How I make My Socks by Susan B. Anderson out of Arne and Carlos Regia Sock in the Summer night colorway
Sally: Camilla,camilla by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Comfy Cardi, by Susan B. Anderson out of Peaks Ferry Red Quince &Co.’s Chickadee,mini dolly clothes Headband to match Christmas cowlheadband

On The Needles
Susan: Starshower Cowl/Hybrid out of  The Periwinkle Sheep Wink in the Plum Crumble colorway
Sally: Sugared Violets by Rose Beck out of The Periwinkle Sheep in a periwinkle colorway, Pretty Dress by Susan B. Anderson, Scallop Shawl by Breean Elyse Miller, out of some Hilltop Handspun

In The Queue
Susan: From Way Back by Hanna Maciejenska out of Valley yarns Hand dyed DK in Rainwater colorway, Tubularity by Martina Behm, And Everything in Berroco Portfolio, Vol.1
Sally: Dolly by Susan B. Anderson, and an Owls cardigan by Kate Davies

In The Stash
Susan: The Fibre Company Meadow in Cosmos, Schachenmeyer Regia Design line by Arne &Carlos in Winter Night and Moor Night colorway, Frogtree sport alpacca
Sally: Frogtree Sport Alpacca seafoam, Cascade Sport , Schachenmayer fleece band

On The Bookshelf
Fall On Your Knees by Ann Maria Macdonald
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.

Viewing Pleasures
American Crime
Downton Abbey
Brooklyn
Room

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Episode 51: New Year’s Blitz, Happy To Be Together Again!

Episode 51: New Year’s Blitz

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Shout Outs (From our Forum page on Ravelry):
Tugsowner’s Incognito Cowl
MaggieH’s Holly Hat
MGCamacho’s Bean’s Baby blanket
AprilShower’s Stripey Sparkle Socks and Granny’s Favorite Peony
Smithmks’ Yoda/dobby hat
Goldybear’s Sheep hats

Off The Needles

Sally: 2 Lumberjack hatsCam's BeardMark's beard
1 shades of gray cowl inspired by Gray Street Cowl from Quince & Co.
Peerie Flooers by Kate Davies
Scrunchable Scarf
Hedgehog

Kris:

— Knitting Counterpaneslace

— I don’t know if the original Threads article is available but here is a similar edging pattern from Piecework – note the 00 needles!

Susan:

Purl Ridge Scarf in Malabrigo Rios; Maritime Cowl in Nice & Knit Dk;Drachenfels in Berroco Ultra light Alpaca, Tosh sport and Tosh Pashmina; Baby Duck Boots in D. Bliss Cashmerino and Sublime merino; Mountain Cowl in Malabrigo Rasta;

Really Quick Mitts in Malabrigo Rasta; 2 Simple Hats; Barley Hat in SW aran merino ; Father and Son Knit Ties; Made up Garter Scarf using 3 Bags Full Corriedale Merino Bulky.

On The Needles

Sally: Camilla by Carrie Bostick Hoge out of Nice and Knit worsted in the Capsize colorway

Kris: UFOs! — Checkerboard Mitts, Reversible Cable Neck Wrap and Scarf, Lace Back Fingerless Gloves, Color Chart Mitts, The Boyfriend Hat, and Greta

Susan :

Margo Poncho in Cascade Eco  and ‘How I make My Socks ‘ Socks in Aslan Trends Santa Fe.

In Our Queues

Sighted at the New England Fibre Festival:
Purpleplexy
In The Moment
Reversible Ewe
Braidsmaid by Martina Behm
Bohemian
Strands Of Pearls by Rose Beck
Lattice by Rose Beck
Millwater by Beth Kling
Mother’s Shawl by Greenwood Hill Farm
also: Mary, Millie, & Morgan by Susan B. Anderson and Everything in Swoon by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Susan: Broken Thyme Cowl in DWD Edna ; Avana in Nice & Knit Sport; Havra

Added To The Stash
Sally: The Periwinkle Sheep Merino & Silk fingering in the Rhinebeck 2015 colorway, Cherry Tree Hill, The Broad Band (gradient) in African Gray colorway

Susan: Shelter Loft in Blanket Fort; 3 Bags Full worsted

On The Bookshelf:
Sally: Euphoria by Lily King
Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell
Symphony For The City Of The Dead Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege Of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson

Kris: Banquet of Consequences, Entry Island

Susan: Sweet Caress by William Boyd; Human Croquet and Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson; The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham.

 

TV Viewing Pleasure:

River, Homefires, Broadchurch 2 (looking forward to Broadchurch 3)

Doll and Em,

Fargo-Season 2

 

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Episode 50: A Winner And A Great Fall Line Up!

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Winner!
Amy’s the winner of our 3rd floor studio bags giveaway! We chose our winner by counting the number of entries  both on our ravelry group and comments to our show notes, and asked Siri to pick a random number- Congratulations to Amy and thanks to all who entered.
Shout outs

Tugsowner’s Sparkly Starshower Wrap

Tugsowners Zippered Jacket , 16 zipped jacket by Debbie Bliss

Scitcher’s John’s Freestyle Cap

Velvet Owl’s Pond Cove

 

Off the needles
Susan: finished Freedom Trail Shawl  by Cobbletone designs ,  in Malabrigo sock Lotus colorway

One Baby Sweater by  Erica Flory, designer of the Portfolio scarf that we love!

 

On the needles
Susan: Sibella Cardigan  from Madder Anthology  I by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Therapy Shawl by Laura Aylor

 

Sally : Peerie Flooers, by Kate Davies out of Bartletts yarns Sport weight and Jamieson’s Shetland in my stash for twenty some odd years.

Hedgehog

Scrunchable Scarf

 

In The Queue
Susan: Eddy by Elizabeth Doherty

Maritime Cowl by Nice and Knit

Campside Cardi by Alicia Plummer

Breakwater by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Margo Poncho by Elizabeth Smith

 

 

SC:

Owligan by Kate Davies

Vitamin D

Thrummed Mittens!

 

In The Stash
Spud and Chloe Outer in a  pale blush pink

Nice and Knit  DK in driftwood , sailor’s sky

Linaza  by Plymouth Yarns 

 

On The Bookshelf
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

God In The Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Thin Air: A Shetland Mystery by  Anne Cleeves

Where’d You Go Bernadette?  by Maria Semple

Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins by James Runcie

A Stitch In Crime by Ann Yost (A Hatti Lehtinen Mystery — Hatti owns a fishing/knitting store called Bait And Stitch)

The Modern Natural Dyer by Kristine Vejar

 

See You At:
New England Fiber Festival At  Eastern States Expo November 7&8, 2015

Have fun and Knit on!
Love, The Ladies Of The Knit

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Forgot to mention our giveaway!

Hi everyone — We forgot to mention on the podcast that Christine — also known as pinkblanket on Ravelry — has given us one of her Third Floor Studio project bags to give away!

Just comment on this post by August 31 and tell us what project you would store in the project bag and we’ll randomly pick a winner.

You can see examples of the bags at the Third Floor Studio site.

Good luck!
Kris

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Episode 49: We’re back!

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We are so pleased to be able to offer our listeners a 20% discount through August 31st on Third Floor Studio project bags — please use the discount code LOTK2015 when ordering….

Shout Outs:

Off The Needles: 

Susan: Pretty Basic in Louet Euroflax Sport Weight Linen and another Portfolio Scarf in Euroflax in the French Blue colorway.

Portfolio

Portfolio

 

 

 

 

 

Kris: Off the (Sewing) Needles: AVFKW’s Endless SummerTunic and Liesl Gibson’s Everyday Skirt

OnThe Needles:

Kris: Still working on Screen Door from Plucky Knitter with MadTosh Twist Light and just cast-on the Freedom Trail shawlette for the JPK&S KAL

Susan: Color Block Cardigan in 3 colors of Shibui Linen- love this yarn! Also on the needles , a soothing knit, Therapy ,with 2 colors of Tosh Merino Light( Smokestack and Ms. Taylor) and one color of The Fibre Co. Meadow in Larkspur. Also- Freedom Trail Shawlette, designed for the upcoming Greater Boston Yarn Crawl-chosen  for the JP Knit and Stitch KAL .

In The Queue:

Susan:2 Cardigans: Campside and Fleur Cardi.

In The stash:

Susan: Tosh Merino Light in Smokestack- purchased at Imagine in Bemus Point, NY.

Events:

Susan and Sally attended the Fiber Revival at the Spencer Pierce Little Farm in Newbury, MA

Susan got 2 souvenirs:

cable necklace

Cable needle necklace from Leslie Wind

tag

tag from leafcutterdesigns.com

Bucket Bag from Woolen Rabbit!

Bucket Bag from Woolen Rabbit!

Books:

Kris: New Tana French/new A.D. Scott/new Ann Cleeves/new Ely Griffiths

Susan: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch , and The Italian Wife by Ann Hood.

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Episode 48: Shawls galore and a bike seat cover!

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Shout Outs:
Annie1970’s Tropicalsocks (Rye by Tincan Knits)
Spinningrails Damson Shawl
KnittinCarri’s Another Monster
Smithmks’ Yowza Weigh It shawl

Off The Needles
Susan:

Sally:
Another Bike Seat Cover!

OnThe Needles:

Kris: Screen Door – Plucky knitter – Mad Tosh
Pebble Beach by Helen Stewart out of  Ivey Brambles Cashmere fingering
Susan:
Mara, a Mad Tosh Free Pattern (shawl) Aran yarn
Adams Multi Way Wrap – Free Pattern Linen/Merino
JP knit and Stitch KAL FunFunFun Shawl
Sally:
The Age Of Brass And Steam, out of some lovely Claudia Handpaints fingering in my stash
In The Queue
Kris: Purl Bee Notched Hem Tank Top
Church Mouse—Over and over infinity loop
Ily by Melanie Berg Lostsrun

Susan:
Grace by Jane Richmond
Billowing Cecile Glowik Mac Donald
Mine Hill Cardigan by Amy Herzog
Plucky Knitter Spring Forward Collection:

Fresh Air Cardigan by Amy Miller- sport weight
Screen Door & Porch Swing
Interlude by Janina Kallio

Sally:
Hitofude Cardigan (Laura suggested and we love it)

In The stash
Kris: Plucky Knitter Mystery Bag
Susan: two skeins of  Nice and Knit dk

Events:
Lisa, aka Jammy Knitter alerted us to the Boston KIP (Knit In Public Day) June 13 Christopher Columbus Park 11:30- on
June 6: Christine from 3rd floor studio Boston.com– will be selling her awesome bags at Squam Lake
Books:
Sally:
The Red Queen Dies & What The Fly Saw by Frankie Y Bailey

The Extrodinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas

Kris: The Troubles Quartet
Thin Air – Anne Cleeves

That’s all for now. Thanks for listening, and knit on! Maybe we’ll see you at the Boston KIP day.

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Episode 47: April Fiber Madness

 

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Shout outs:

MGCamacho’s Uncle Joe’s Hat
Victoriablue’s Pop Of Cherries Mitts

Off The Needles:

Susan:
Deep End Shawl  by  Heidi Kirmaier
Blanket Beast: Ta Da! Only 20 years in the making!

 

Blanket beast!

Blanket beast!

Bluebird of Happiness

Bluebird of Happiness

Blue Bird Of Happiness, free pattern by Sarah Elizabeth Kellner
Woollily by Sarah Kraley

 

Sally:
Muh-Muhmuh-muh
On The Needles
Sally:
Scrunchable Scarf &
Bike Seat Cover

Susan:
Vinyarnsa by Shelley Brander
Porphura  by Amy Miller
Silkenstraw Summer Sweater by Purl Soho

In the Queue

Kris:
Hey Little Songbird – Bristol Ivy 
Orbit and Melodia Shawls – Janina Calio
Morning Glory – Pam Allen
1,000 Tulips – Martina Behm

Susan:
Zephyr Cove – Shawl by Romi Hill
Morning Glory by Pam Allen
Nori , boxy cardigan by Pam Allen
Simple Pleasures, A Collection from Carrie Bostick Hoge

Autumn Blush by Joji Locatelli, using newly-stashed sundara yarn,

 

Sally:
Baby bear hats
Harriet’s Jacket

Added To The Stash

Sally:
Malabigo Arroyo– Marte
Malabrigo Worsted–Tiger Lily
Huckleberry Knits – Cascara Fingering– There’s no place like home

Susan:

Rustic Yarn (cascade)
Montera
Ultra Alpaca light
Bittersweet Yarns
Cherry Tree Hill Sockitome Wild Cherry
Sundara Yarn (will use for Autumn Blush)
Tangerine Guava Twist
Manos or Malbrigo multi colorway
 
Skeinny Dipping:
Penelope Sock/favorite eraser
Silk/Linen/Lace  in the Magic  Carpet colorway..for Billowing by Celily Glowik MacDonald

Stitch House:
Pashmina -Gilded colorway
Cascade 220 for cardigan from Madder Two Louise Topdown

Kris:

MadTosh Crafts — Fort Worth, TX

madtosh_crafts

Heaven!

Mad Tosh Twist Light in Cosmic Silver

Christine’s bags at Third Floor Studios

 On The Bookshelf
Sally: The Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust

Kris: Adrian McKinty’s Troubles Trilogy (though there’s now a fourth!)

 Viewing Pleasure

Sheltand

Hinterland

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