2 Knit Lit Chicks

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Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL is over!  We drew for prizes, and the winners are listed at the bottom of this post.  Thanks to all of you who generously knitted and crocheted bears for this wonderful organization.

 

You knit and crocheted 125 bears this year.  Thank you so much to tmkr who is donating $1 per bear to the Mother Bear Organization!

 

Be sure and mail your completed bears (along with $3 per bear to cover shipping to their final destination!) to the Mother Bear Organization to this address:

Mother Bear Organization

P.O. Box 62188

Minneapolis, MN 55426

 

Our upcoming Sweater KAL/CAL will be starting September 15, 2014 and will run until January 15, 2015.  Start thinking about what you want to knit!

 

New Giveaway!

Daisy, who sells everything from cool fabric to vintage ties to wonderful project bags in her Artinstitchtute etsy shop, will be sending this Alexander Henry fabric project bag (a $32 value) to one lucky winner!  Go over to our Ravelry group to enter to win.  And take a look at Daisy's shop; you can get a 15% discount using the coupon code endofsummer2014.

 

Barb recommends the new video podcast, Yarnder Woman, available on YouTube here!

 

Barb and Tracie will both be attending the following events:

Lambtown in Dixon, CA, October 4 & 5.  We will be attending on Sunday, the 4th.

CogKNITive Fiber Retreat in Tehachapi, CA, October 11.

Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA, February 19 - 22, 2015.

 

Barb and Tracie are both on Instagram now!  Barb is KnittyBarb, and Tracie is alittleposy.  Come follow us!

 

KNITTING

 

Barb has finished:

* Another Autumn Whirlpool with Earflaps Hat by Pelykh Natalie, using Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Summer Blooms color way

HGV (High Speed Knitting) shawl by Susan Ashcroft, using FishKnits Divine in the Tea Rose Hybrid Full Gradient color way

* Mother Bear #47

Vanilla Ragg Socks, using Patons Kroy in the Blue Stripe Ragg colorway

*Vonica cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Highland Handmades Butternut DK, in the charcoal colorway.

 

Tracie has finished:

* Mother Bears 45 & 46

 

Tracie has cast-on:

Autumn Whirlpool with Earflaps Hat by Pelykh Natalie, using GnomeAcres House Gnome in the Hulk Smash colorway

 

Tracie is still working on:

* Her second Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Knitting Rose Blossom Sock in the Girl on Fire colorway

Mystik Spiral socks, using Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in he Aradia Self-Striping colorway

Ripples shawl by Annelie Wallbom, using Becoming Art Cielo Fingering in the True Love colorway

Cleito sleeveless top by Susan Mills, using Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton DK in yellow, and Mirasol Yarn Illaris in 111 (plum)

Far East of Eden bag by Myra Wood, using way too many yarns to list!

 

Barb has cast-on:

Hitofude cardigan by Hirolu Fulatsu, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Jasper colorway

Rose Garden Shawl by Vera Sanon, using Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima in a teal colorway

Cabled Hot Water Bottle Cover/Cozy by Vivianne Kacal, using Plymouth Encore in the Hunter Green colorway

 

BOOKS

 

Barb has finished:

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

The Absence of Mercy by John Burley

The Magpies by John Burley

 

Tracie has finished:

*Endless Love by Scott Spencer

*Court TV Presents: Murder in Room 103 by Harriet Ryan

*Tilt-a-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein

 

Download the Akinator app, a 20-questions style game that is fun

for the whole family.  Unfortunately, Tracie was completely wrong - it is not free :-(

 

Here is what the CDC has to say about preventing mosquito bites and therefore avoiding the West Nile Virus

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