2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded on February 15, 2021

Book talk starts at 25:00

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

Announcing our Anything-But-Wool KAL!  From February 15 to May 15, knit or crochet a project of at least 200 yards of any yarn that does not contain wool - that means cotton, linen, cashmere, silk, soy, steel, milk, corn - even acrylic!  The chatter thread has opened here.
 
 
Katy H. Carroll aka Katinka Designs will be hosting a KAL for her cowl designs!  Use the promo code COWLABUNGA to receive 50% off any of her cowl designs for the next few weeks, and then plan to knit along in March.  Check out Katy's cowl designs here, and look for details in her Ravelry group here.
 
 
Our friend Fredi Baker has released the latest pattern in her one-skein shawl series!  The One Splendid Shawl is now available on Ravelry, and we have 3 copies to giveaway.  Post here to be entered to win.

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished:  

1.  Mother Bear #233

2.  Ran House Book Hat by Jennifer Lassonde, using scraps of leftover Caron Cakes

3.  Bankhead Hat #14

 

Tracie has finished:

Vanilla Socks in Apple Fiber Studio McIntosh in Happy Hammock
 

Barb continues to work on:

1.  Sunset Highway pullover by Caitlin Hunter, using Brown Sheep Wildfoote Lusury Sock in the Vanilla colorway, Cloudborn Fibers Highland Superwash Sock Twist in the Magenta and the Ocean colorways

2.  Hearten Cowl by Helen Stewart, using scraps and mini-skeins from her stash

3.  Vindaloo shawl by Melissa Shaschwary, using Cloudborn Fibers Highland Worsted in the Winter Sky colorway 

 

Barb has cast on

1.  Heart Scarf by Jacques Cartier Clothiers, using 100% Qiviut (217 yards of lace weight) in a blue-purple colorway

 

Tracie has cast on:

1.  4 Cats by Kath Dalmeny using Alexandra The Art of Yarn Pendleton and Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, etc.

And continues to work on:  

1.  Table runner in my handspun (Chameleon Fiber Co Merino/Silk)

2.  Snake River Poncho by Katy H. Carroll in Western Sky Knits Aspen Silk 600 in Downtown Colorway

3.  Noble Hill by b. Woolens in Plucky Knitter Sophisticate in Sugar Ribbon

 

BOOKS

Barb read:

1.   The Widow's House by Carol Goodman -  2.5 stars

2.  Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Eduardo Strauch Urioste - 4 stars

 

Tracie read:

1.  The Playground Murders (The Detective's Daughter #7 by Lesley Thomsen - 2.5 stars

2.  Squeeze Me (Skink #8) by Carl Hiaasen - 4 stars

3.  Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder by Kathryn Casey - 4 stars

4.  Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - 4 stars

5.   Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman - 4 stars

 
Tracie recommends the Easy View Anti-fog Cloth - it really works to keep your glasses from fogging up when you wear a mask!
 
 

Direct download: Episode_220_-_2_16_21_1.21_PM.mp3
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