2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded on June 13, 2019

Book Talk starts at 21:19

Our annual Mother Bear KAL has begun!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry.  Come join the Chatter thread here!

 

We have new prizes donated by Erin Gordon, Catmujer (Trish), TMY in HNL (Betty), Leaner (Eileen), Celia Cahill, and Sue of Invictus Yarns.  Please message alittleposy or knittybarb if you have a prize you’d like to contribute.

 

Want to start your Mother Bear-making journey?  Check out the Mother Bear Project website to buy a pattern, make a donation, or see the gallery of children and their new bears, and the MBP Ravelry group for great ideas and community with other bear makers.

 

KNITTING

 

Barb’s FOs

Mother Bears #162, #163, #164, #165

Zephyr by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the Teal Feather color way

 

Tracie’s FOs

Mother Bears 173-184

Never Not Gnoming #17 by Sarah Schira - Large in sport weight purple and grey

Octopus by Susan B. Anderson in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted

 

Barb is still working on

Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway

ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways

Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway

Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

 

She cast on

DVD June socks -  Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in Zombody is Like a Writing Desk

 

Tracie continues working on

 ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways

Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway

Fiddly Bits #9 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop

Vanilla Socks, using Lollipop Yarn Quintessential in the Wide Awake colorway

 

 

BOOKS

 

Barb read

The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder and an Unlikely Investigator by Joakim Palmkvist thumbs up

The Silence of the North by Olive R. Fredrickson - thumbs up

 

Tracie read: 

In the Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2) by Cara Hunter - thumbs up

Bad Monkey (Andrew Yancy, #1) by Carl Hiaasen - thumbs up

The Past is Never by Tiffany Quay Tyson - enh

 

Barb and Tracie both enthusiastically recommend Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-to Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark 

 

Barb is reading

Little Shoes: The Sensational Depression-Era Murders that Became My Family’s Secret by Pamela Everett

Confidential by Ellie Monago

 

 

Tracie is reading

And The Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi

Sex, Love and Money: Revenge and Ruin in the World of High-Stakes Divorce by Gerald Nissenbaum

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Recorded on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Book Talk starts at 32:07

Our next Knit-Along will be our annual Mother Bear KAL!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post pictures of in our FO thread (which will be started after June 1, 2019).  Come join the Chatter thread here! 

 

What?  You say that you have never knitted or crocheted a Mother Bear but would like to join the fun?  All the information to get you started is in the first post of  The Chatter ThreadThe rules for the KAL and all the information to get 

 

The winners of the 2 new sock patterns by Jenn Sheelen (Dragon Toes and Hint of Sophistication) will be announced at the end of the podcast.

 

Barb and Tracie attended the annual Spinning at the Winery event a Retzlaff Winery in Livermore, CA.  A good time was had by all!


Tracie recommends the audio podcast Craft Cook Read Repeat

 

 

 

KNITTING

 

Barb’s finished objects:

1.  Mother Bears #160 and #161

2.   If They Kill Daryl Socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the If They Kill Daryl colorway


 

Tracie’s Finished Objects:

1.  Mother Bears #167 - #172

2.  Confetti by Veera Valimaki in Anzula Nebula in Lottie and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Rockaway

 

Barb continues to work on:

1.  Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway

2.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways

3.  Zephyr Cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the Teal Feather color way

4.  Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway

 


She has cast on:

1.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway


Barb has frogged:

1.  Poulia cowl by Hilary Smith Callis, using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

 


Tracie has cast on:

1. Another Never Not Gnoming gnome in the large size

2.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways


She continues to work on:

1.  Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway

2.  Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

3. Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop

4.  Vanilla Socks, using Lollipop Yarn Quintessential in the Wide Awake colorway


Tracie has put in to Hibernation:

1.   Jewel Box Cowl in Stunning String Studios Stunning Superwash in Jewel Box minis colorway

 

BOOKS

 

Barb has finished:

1.   The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough (Thumbs Up)

2.  To The Bridge by Nancy Rommelman.(Thumbs Up)

 

Tracie has finished:

1.  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Thumbs Up)

2.   Death on the River: A Fiancee's Dark Secrets and a Kayak Trip Turned Deadly by Diane Fanning (Thumbs Down)

3.  The Mystery of Alice (Audible Original) (Thumbs Sideways)

 

Barb is currently reading:



Tracie is currently reading:

1. In the Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2) by Cara Hunter

2. Bad Monkey (Andrew Yancy, #1) by Carl Hiaasen

 

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Book Talk Begins at 27:30

Recorded on Wednesday May 15, 2019

Our 2019 Colorwork KAL is over!   Be sure to listen until the end of the podcast to hear the prize winners!

 

Our current Giveaway!  We have 2 new sock patterns from Jenn Sheelan: Dragon Toes Socks and Hit of Suspicion.  Comment on this thread for a chance to win.  This contest will close June 30.

 

The Spinning at the Winery date has been changed from 5/18/19, to Saturday, May 25 at Retzlaff Winery.  


Our next Knit-Along will be our annual Mother Bear KAL!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post pictures of in our FO thread (which will be started after June 1, 2019).  Come join the Chatter thread here!

 

KNITTING

Barb’s finished objects:

1.  Mother Bears #157, #158 & #159

 

Tracie’s Finished Objects:

1.  Gnome #15 (Never Not Gnoming) by Sarah Schira

2.  Annie Bear for niece Jayla

3.  Mother Bears # 156 - 166

Barb continues to work on:

1.  Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway

2.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways

3.  Zephyr Cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the Teal Feather color way


She has cast on:

1.  If They Kill Daryl Socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the If They Kill Daryl colorway

2.  Poulia cowl by Hilary Smith Callis, using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway


Barb has frogged:

Fire Bird Hat Test Knit for Carson of Rage Knit for Choice moderator Carson, using Alpenglow yarn and Madelinetosh Tosh DK in the grasshopper color way

 

 

Tracie has cast on:

1.  Another Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway

 

She continues to work on:

1.  Confetti by Veera Valimaki in Anzula Nebula in Lottie and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Rockaway

2.  Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

3.  Jewel Box Cowl in Stunning String Studios Stunning Superwash in Jewel Box minis colorway

4.  Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop



BOOKS

Barb has finished:

1.  Black Water Rising (Jay Porter #1) by Attica Locke - recommend

2.  Greyhound by Steffan Piper - recommends

3.  The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon - recommend

4.  A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean - so-so

5.  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - recommend

6.  Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar - this is the Audible Original - recommend!

 

Barb is currently reading:

1.  The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough 

 

Tracie has finished:

1.  Tell Me by Lisa Jackson - thumbs down

2.  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - Tracie thinks "meh"

3.  Deadly Greed: The Riveting True Story of the Stuart Murder Case the Rocked Boston and Shocked the Nation by Joe Sharkey - thumbs up

4.  The Silent Sister by Shalini Boland - thumbs down

5.  What We Kill by Howard Odentz - Thumbs up

Tracie is currently reading:

1.  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

2.  Death on the River: A Fiancee's Dark Secrets and a Kayak Trip Turned Deadly by Diane Fanning

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Recorded on April 24, 2019

Book Talk starts at 31:20

Our 2019 Colorwork KAL will continue until May 15, 2019.  Come join the conversation on the Chatter Thread, and post your finished objects on the FOs thread.

We draw the winner of  the Frost Heaves Cowl by Bronwyn the Brave at the end of this episode!  Coupon code for $2 off the Frost Heaves pattern: THELONGWINTER until April 30.

New Giveaway!  We have 2 new sock patterns from Jenn Sheelan: Dragon Toes Socks and Hit of Suspicion.  Comment on the context thread for a chance to win.  This contest will close June 30.

Tracie and Barb will be at Spinning at the Winery, Saturday, May 18 at Retzlaff Winery

 

KNITTING

Barb’s finished objects:

Helix Hat #8 by Jessica Rose

Vanilla socks using DVD Viso in Tea for Two color way

Gnome de Plume mystery gnome by Sarah Schira using scrap yarn

Fox Paws scarf by Xandy Peters, using the Craftsy kit in the Winter Night color palette.  Cloudborn Highland Sport in Black, Gray Heather, Lavender Heather, Dolphin Blue and White (photo)

Candy Hug Hat by Taiga Hillard Designs using yarn picked up at the NoCKRs destash table.

Mother Bear #157

 

Tracie’s Finished Objects:

16 Knitted Knockers  for 2019!

Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye King’s Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium

Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustenader in Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic in Spruce

Mother Bears 151-155

 

Barb continues to work on:

Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway

 

She has cast on:

ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways

Fire Bird Hat Test Knit for Carson of Rage Knit for Choice moderator Carson, using Alpenglow yarn and Madelinetosh Tosh DK in the grasshopper color way

Zephyr Cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the Teal Feather color way

 

Tracie has cast on:

Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop

 

She continues to work on:

Confetti by Veera Valimaki in Anzula Nebula in Lottie and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Rockaway

Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

Jewel Box Cowl in Stunning String Studios Stunning Superwash in Jewel Box minis colorway

 

BOOKS

Barb recommends: 

Beshert by Erin Gordon

Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon

 

She does not recommend: 

Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison

 

She is currently reading

Black Water Rising (Jay Porter #1) by Attica Locke

Greyhound by Steffan Piper

 

Tracie recommends: 

Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg

Holding by Graham Norton

His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae by Graeme Macrae Burnet

 

She does not recommend:

The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag (Flavia de Luce #2) by Alan Bradley American Appetites by Joyce Carol Oates

 

She is currently reading

Tell Me by Lisa Jackson

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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Recorded on April 3, 2019

Book Talk begins at 36.40

Our 2019 Colorwork KAL will continue until May 15, 2019.  Come join the conversation on the Chatter Thread, and post your finished objects on the FOs thread.

 

 

We are giving away a copy of the Frost Heaves Cowl by Bronwyn the Brave.  Comment on the thread to be entered to win.  The contest will end on April 20.  Bronwyn has also  set up a coupon code for $2 off the Frost Heaves pattern: THELONGWINTER, and says “It’s a nod to the Laura Ingalls Wilder book, not to mention this crazy winter we’ve had.”

 

KNITTING

Tracie has finished

1.  a few Knitted Knockers in Cascade Pima Cotton, CoBaSi and Fibra Natura Radiant Cotton

2.  Little Unicorn by Lorraine Pistorio in Berocco Elements in 4937 Bismuth, James C Brett Twinkle Fashion DK, etc

3.  Gnome de Plume MKAL

 

Barb has finished

1.  Donner by Elizabeth Doherty, using Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Twist Sock in the Grey Heather color way

2.  Sally Stripe Scarf by Tara Miller using Cloudborn Sprightly in the Black, Orange and Yellow color ways.

3.  Vanilla socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in Grunge

 

Tracie continues to work on:

1.  Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustenader in Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic in Spruce

2.  Confetti by Veera Valimaki in Anzula Nebula in Lottie and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Rockaway

3.  Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

4.  Jewel Box Cowl in Stunning String Studios Stunning Superwash in Jewel Box minis colorway

5.  Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium


Barb is continuing to work on

1.  Fox Paws by Xandy Peters, using a Craftsy Fox Paws Kit (utilizing Clouborn Highland Sport)  in the Winter Sky color combination.  

2. Shetland Peerie Mittens MKAL by Kathy Lewiniski, using Knit Picks Palette in the Pimento, Blush, Grey and White colorways

3.  Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway

4.  Gnome de Plume MKAL by Sarah Schira using scrap yarn

5.  Knitted Knockers, using Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK

6.  Her 8th Stashbusting Helix hat in DK yarn scraps

 

 

She has cast on:

1.  April's socks for The Fifth Annual Desert Vista Dyeworks Monthly Sock Club, using  Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Tea for Two colorway

 

BOOKS

 

Tracie has finished:

1.  The View from Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman

2. Winterkill (Joe Pickett, #3) by C.J. Box

 

Barb has finished

1.  The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - she thought it was pretty good until the completely improbable ending.

2.  Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou - Barb HIGHLY recommends this book!

3.  The River by Peter Heller - Barb recommends this good book.

4.  The Blissfully Dead (Detective Patrick Lennon #2) by Mark Edwards and Louise Voss - a good quick read.

 

Tracie is currently reading:

1.  Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg

2.  Holding by Graham Norton

 

Barb is currently reading:

1.  Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison

2.  Beshert by Erin Gordon

Tracie discussed the effects of plastic trash on the environment and recycling.  2 websites she found interesting are:

1. Plastic recycling waste/ocean trash - National Geographic

2.  Recycling Crisis - The Week

 
 

 

 

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Recorded on March 17, 2019

Book Starts at 35:30

Recorded Sunday, March 17, 2019

 

Our 2019 Colorwork KAL will continue until May 15, 2019.  Come join the conversation on the Chatter Thread, and post your finished objects on the FOs thread.

 

We announce the winner of BostonJen’s new shawl pattern, Go with the Flow, at the end of this episode.

 

We are giving away a copy of the Frost Heaves Cowl by Bronwyn the Brave.  Comment on the thread to be entered to win.  The contest will end on April 20.  Bronwyn has also  set up a coupon code for $2 off the Frost Heaves pattern: THELONGWINTER, and says “It’s a nod to the Laura Ingalls Wilder book, not to mention this crazy winter we’ve had.”

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished

Mother Bear #155 & 156

Helix Hat #8 by Jessica Rose

Vanilla Socks using DVD Viso in Rainbow Pantsuit.  

Frost Heaves Cowl by Bronwyn the Brave, using Malabrigo Rios in the Azures color way

 

Tracie has finished

a few Knitted Knockers in Cascade Pima Cotton, CoBaSi and Fibra Natura Radiant Cotton

Knit Mermaid Doll by Lorraine Pistorio in Berocco Elements in 4937 Bismuth, James C Brett Twinkle Fashion DK, etc

Zephyr #2 by Celia McAdam Cahill in Elemental Affects Cormo Sport in Cypress

Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54

Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig in Fyberspates Scrumptious 4-ply Sport in Amethyst

Frost Heaves Cowl by Bronwyn Hahn in Cedar House Yarns Old Growth Worsted in the Rhododendron colorway

Eole by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne in Sirdar Snuggly Crofter Baby Fair Isle Effect DK

 

Barb is continuing to work on

Donner by Elizabeth Doherty, using Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Twist Sock in the Grey Heather color way

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters, using a Craftsy Fox Paws Kit (utilizing Clouborn Highland Sport)  in the Winter Sky color combination.  

Shetland Peerie Mittens MKAL by Kathy Lewiniski, using Knit Picks Palette in the Pimento, Blush, Grey and White colorways

Vanilla Socks using DVD Viso in Rainbow Pantsuit.

 

She has cast on

Vanilla socks using DVD Viso in Grunge

Sally Stripe Scarf by Tara Miller using Cloudborn Sprightly in the Black, Orange and Yellow color ways.

Gnome de Plume MKAL by Sarah Schira using scrap yarn

Knockers

 

Tracie has cast on

Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustenader in Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic in Spruce

Little Unicorn by Lorraine Pistorio in Berocco Elements in 4937 Bismuth, James C Brett Twinkle Fashion DK, etc

Confetti by Veera Valimaki in Anzula Nebula in Lottie and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Rockaway

Gnome de Plume MKAL

 

She continues to work on

Jewel Box Cowl in Stunning String Studios Stunning Superwash in Jewel Box minis colorway

Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium

Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54

 

BOOKS

Tracie and Barb both recommend Duped:  Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married by Abby Ellin

 

Barb recommends:

Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild by James Campbell

Behind the Scenes at the Museum: a novel by Kate Atkinson

Educated by Tara Westover

Strong Ending: a Journey from Combat to Comedy by Audible Originals

 

Barb does not recommend Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

 

Tracie thought the following were just okay:

The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator by Joakim Palmkvist

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen

 

Tracie recommends:

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family by Jeffrey Melnick

 

Tracie recommends

Line of Duty on Acorn and Netflix

Bondi Rescue on Netflix

Leaving Neverland on HBO

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Recorded on February 22 & 23, 2019

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Laura Bryant - Prism Yarn

Patty Lyons

Leading Men Fiber Arts - Go Big or Go Gnome Hat and Mittens (by Sarah Schira)

The Go Big or Go Gnome Hat and Mittens

 

Dragonfly Fibers - Nightshift Shawl Kit (Andrea Mowry)

NightShift Shawl Kit from Dragonfly Fibers

 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Lily Chin  Tips and Tricks class

Stunning String Studio

Gateway to Fall Shawl Kit

 
 

 

 

Marinated Yarns - Sunnydale Cowl by Katinka Designs

Marianted Yarns

Apple Fiber Studio

 

Tracie talked about a discontinued yarn, Trendsetter Yarns Transition from discontinued yarns.com

 

handknitting.com - their Fibra Natura Radiant Cotton is a good affordable alternative to Cascade Ulta Pima for Knitted Knockers

 

Never Not Knitting Take-Along Tote kit

Lisa Souza Dyeworks

Serendipidye Dyeworks

Yarn Snobs

Bar-Maids

Invictus Yarns - Create Your Own Adventure by Fredi Baker

The Blue Brick

Alexandra's Crafts has become Alexandra: The Art of Yarn

Our dinner Friday night with (L to R) Andy and Steve (Leading Men Fiber Arts), designer Sarah Schira (Imagined Landscape) , designer Lisa Ross (Paper Daisy Creations)

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Bottle Rocket Sweater Design by Michelle Porter

 

 

Trends noticed at Stitches:  lots of color work patterns!  Especially the Nightshift Shawl and colorwork yoke sweaters.

 

Discussion about:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Recorded February 7, 2019

Book Talk starts at 35:45

Our 2019 Colorwork KAL has begun and will continue until May 15, 2019.  Come join the conversation on the Chatter Thread, and post your finished objects on the FOs thread.

We are giving away a copy of BostonJen’s new shawl pattern, Go with the Flow - comment on the thread to be entered to win.  The contest will end March 15.

We talked a little bit about inclusiveness in the Fiber Community.  Me and White Supremacy workbook by Laaya Saad 

If you’d like to follow Paula Emmons-Fuessle’s updates about her battle with ovarian cancer and leave her a message,  you can do so here.

We will be at Stitches West - February 21-24, Santa Clara Convention Center.  If you see us around the marketplace or bar area, come say hi!  Or come to the meet-up at Hyatt Bar Saturday afternoon.

KNITTING

Tracie has finished

1 Knitted Knocker, plus retro-fitted all my 2019 knockers so far with Cascade Ultra Pima rainbow yarn on the backs

First Impressions Shawl by Brenda Castiel in Greenwood Fiberworks Simply Sock in the Arizona colorway

 

Barb has finished:

Mother Bear #153 & 154

Winter Dreamer hat by whiletheyplay designs, using MistiAlpace Chunky in the Pewter colorway

Hazelnut Socks by Helen Stewart, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Freud’s Dream color way - 1st pair for the #fifthannualdesertvistadyeworksmonthlysockclub.

 

Tracie cast on:

Jewel Box Cowl in Stunning String Studios Stunning Superwash in Jewel Box minis colorway

 

Tracie is working on:

Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium

Zephyr cardigan #2 by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Elemental Effects Cormo Sport in the Cypress colorway

Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54

Mermaid Dolls by Lorraine Pistorio using Berroco Elements in 4973 Bismuth, and other yarns

 

Barb is working on:

Donner by Elizabeth Doherty, using Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Twist Sock in the Grey Heather color way

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters, using a Craftsy Fox Paws Kit (utilizing Clouborn Highland Sport)  in the Winter Sky color combination.  

Shetland Peerie Mittens MKAL by Kathy Lewiniski, using Knit Picks Palette in the Pimento, Blush, Grey and White colorways

 

Cast-on

Helix Hat #8 by Jessica Rose

Vanilla Socks using DVD Viso in Rainbow Pantsuit.  

 

BOOKS

Tracie has finished: 

Pretend I'm Dead by Jen Beagin - this one was okay

Friends Like These by Sarah Alderson - juicy little thriller!

The Stranger in Our Home by Sophie Draper - thumbs down

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - excellent!  Tracie and Barb will discuss this book on the next episode

 

Barb has finished:

The House of Unexpected Sisters (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agancy #18) by Alexander McCall Smith - Barb recommends

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley - Barb highly recommends

 

Tracie is reading: 

The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator by Joakim Palmkvist

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

 

Barb is currently reading:

Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

Nine Perfect Lives by Liane Moriarty

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Recorded on January 24, 2019

Winners for our Sweater KAL are announced at the end of the podcast, after ThumbsUp/ThumbsDown.  The winner of Helen Stewart's book, The Shawl Society, Season 1 is announced also.


Our 2019 Colorwork KAL will start on February 1, 2019, and will go until May 15, 2019.  Come join the Chatter Thread and make your plans...

KNITTING

Barb’s FOs

1.  Mother Bear #152

2.  Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli, using Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock and Hu made Made Twist

3.  Big Sister cardigan by Hinterm Stein, using Cascade Pacific in the Dark Blue colorway

4.  Whinstone Hat #3 by Chrissy Graham, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor color way.

 

Tracie’s FOs

1.  Pinch Hat by Cecily Glowik-MacDonald in arkaik fibers swanky aran in Jealous Sea - she didn't like the finished product, so she ribbed it out and made a Pussyhat!

2.  Pony Tail Hat by Knikki Knits, using purple spirit Yarn

3.  Rib-a-Roni hat by Jane Tanner using spirit yarn in gold and purple

4.  Simonside Hat by Katya Frankle, using Big twist Yarns Premium Hombres

5.  Golden Gate Bridge Hat by Sophie Kurnik in blue and yellow for Will's friend

 

Barb is working on:

1.  Donner by Elizabeth Doherty, using Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Twist Sock in the Grey Heather color way

2.  Hazelnut Socks by Helen Stewart, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Freud’s Dream color way - 1st pair for the #fifthannualdesertvistadyeworksmonthlysockclub.


 

Barb has cast on:

1.  Fox Paws by Xandy Peters, using a Craftsy Fox Paws Kit (utilizing Clouborn Highland Sport)  in the Winter Sky color combination.  

2.  Shetland Peerie Mittens MKAL by Kathy Lewiniski, using Knit Picks Palette in the Pimento, Blush, Grey and White colorways

3.  Winter Dreamer Hat by Whiletheyplay Designs, using Misti Alpaca Chunky in the Pewter colorway

 

Tracie is working on:

1.  Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium

2.  Zephyr cardigan #2 by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Elemental Effects Cormo Sport in the Cypress colorway

3. Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

4.  Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54


Tracie has cast on:

1.  First Impressions Shawl by Brenda Castiel in Greenwood Fiberworks Simply Sock in the Arizona colorway

2.  Mermaid Dolls by Lorraine Pistorio using Berroco Elements in 4973 Bismuth, and other yarns


She hasn't touched:

1.  Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, using Fiberspates Scrumptious 4-ply Sport in the Amethyst colorway

 

BOOKS

Barb has finished:

1.  Into the Abyss:  How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed the Lives of a Pilot, a Politician, a Criminal and a Cop by Carol Shaben - Barb gives it a Thumbs Up!

2.  Under Cover of the Night by Diane Fanning - Thumbs sideways

3.  Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen = Thumbs Up!

 

 

Tracie has finished:

1.  Blind Faith by Joe McGuinness - Thumbs Up!

2.  The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld - Thumbs up

3.  The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson - Thumbs Up

 

Barb is currently reading:

1.  The House of Unexpected Sisters (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agancy #18) by Alexander McCall Smith

1.  A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

 

Tracie is reading:

1.  Pretend I'm Dead by Jen Beagin

Direct download: Episode_175_-_1_26_19_11.31_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am PDT

Recorded on January 5, 2019

 

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.  Our very lively Chatter thread is here.  And you can post pictures of your gorgeous finished sweaters here!  You have until January 15, 2019 to post your FO picture.

You can enter to win an autographed copy of The Shawl Society Season 1 by Helen Stewart by going to our Ravelry group here and entering the contest.  It is available on Amazon in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia.  Here in the U.S., it is $13.88 - you can buy it here!  The contest ends on January 15, 2019.

 

 

KNITTING

 

Barb’s FOs

Mother Bear #151

Hopcott Mitts test knit for Chrissy Graham, using Berroco Vintage in a blue-green colorway

Bankhead Hat #7 by Susie Gorlay, using leftover Berroco Vintage - teal blue and forest brown

 

Tracie’s FOs

3 More Never Not Gnomings

Rib-a-Roni in Classic Elite Yarns Water Lily in the Woodbine colorway

1 Knitted Knocker in CoBaSi Plus

Galactic Hat/Rikke Hat

Barb is working on:

Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli, using Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock and Hu made Made Twist

Big Sister cardigan by Hinterm Stein, using Cascade Pacific in the Dark Blue colorway

Elizabeth Doherty's Provisional Cast-On Video

 

And has cast on:

Donner by Elizabeth Doherty, using Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Twist Sock in the Grey Heather color way

Hazelnut Socks by Helen Stewart, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Freud’s Dream color way - 1st pair for the #fifthannualdesertvistadyeworksmonthlysockclub.

Whinstone Hat #3 by Chrissy Graham, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor color way.

 

Tracie has cast on:

Pinch Hat by Cecily Glowik-MacDonald in arkaik fibers swanky aran in Jealous Sea

 

And is working On:

Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium

Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54

Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, using Fiberspates Scrumptious 4-ply Sport in the Amethyst colorway

Zephyr cardigan #2 by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Elemental Effects Cormo Sport in the Cypress colorway

 

 

BOOKS

Barb highly recommends:

Ohio by Stephen Markley

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman 

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan 

North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both by Cea Sunshine Person

Barb is currently reading

Into the Abyss:  How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed the Lives of a Pilot, a Politician, a Criminal and a Cop by Carol Shaben

Under Cover of the Night by Diane Fanning

Tracie highly recommends:

Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present by Hank Stuever

Eleanor Olyphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - 5 stars!

To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder by Nancy Rommelman

 

She does not recommend:

Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah

 

Tracie is reading:

Blind Faith by Joe McGuinness

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_174.mp3
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