Podcast Episode 216: Building Up a Spontaneity Stash

Having an organized stash where your yarns all have planned projects assigned can be both a blessing and a curse:  you feel good because there is a definite plan for all that yarn, but it can dampen those moments when inspiration strikes and you just have to cast on right away! Kelley’s solution? A spontaneity stash!

Yes, this means that Kelley’s yarn stash is now divided into sub-categories but it makes for fun knitting when you come across that must-make project. Hear all about how Kelley plans out her spontaneity stash and what yarns make the cut.

Next, Kelley talks about what is on her needles and her plans for summer knitting. Always craving a good sweater, Kelley finally embraces summer and gives in to lighter weight projects. And to make all of this summer planning a bit easier, Kelley shares her list of favorite audiobook recommendations.

And for those of you who are looking to add a new book or two (or three!) to your summer listening and reading list, Kelley has compiled a list of her favorites for you to peruse.

Winds of War by Herman Wouk
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Death Comes As Epiphany by Sharan Newman
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Brown.
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson
To Shield the Queen by Fiona Buckley
Martyr by Rory Clements
Blind Justice by Bruce Alexander
Louisa and the Missing Heiress by Anna Maclean
The Alchemy of Murder by C. A. McCleary
Death at Bishop’s Keep by Robin Paige

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  1. Sabrina / June 6, 2013

    Kelley, sometimes it seems like we’re book sisters, albeit ones that have never met lol
    I had read “Winds of War” when I was in high school and had completely forgotten the title, but thanks to the podcast I’ll be getting the audio version pronto! I enjoyed a few of the audio books on the list but I’ll be sure to check the others on audible. Thanks for the suggestions!

  2. bridget / June 6, 2013

    Love your podcast…I have a suggestion for your audible listening-i don’t know if you’ve found the Maisie Dobbs series. Detective set in post ww1 london by J Winspear..loved them all