2 Knit Lit Chicks
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Book Talk starts at 35:05

All-Natural Lip Balm by Wolfe Farms 
Shorty’s Sutures 
Snappy Stitches 
The Mother Bear Project 
Please check out our Mother Bear KAL sponsors:

Ravelympics Team Sasquatch

Brenda Castiel contest

Tracie’s Rainbow Summer Bear

Tracie’s Vitamin D Cardigan

Tracie’s Lydia Crescent Lace Shawl

Aegean Mitts by Amy Polcyn

Milk Run Shawl by Cat Wong

Madelinetosh Vintage

Tracie’s Tote

Signature circular needles

Chinook Scarf by Ali Green ay

Kollage Milky Whey

Defending Jacob Read-Along

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

The Rope by Nevada Barr

The Volunteer by Barbara Taylor Sissel

Book Rooster – free books for the Kindle if you write a review on Amazon

The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by 
Douglas Starr

Barb recommends: 
• 11-22-63 by Stephen King 
The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell

Tracie recommends Island of the Sequinned Love Nun by Christopher Moore

Tracie does not recommend Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

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Fiber at the Winery at Retzlaff Winery 
Retzlaff Winery 
Tracie’s Vitamin D Cardigan 
Knit Picks Cotlin 
Cascade Ultra Pima 
Nashua Creative Focus Cotton DK 
Barb’s Helena Baby Sweater 
Barb’s Lydia Crescent Shawl 
Becoming Art Agave Fingering 
Knit Picks Felici Sock Yarn 
Blue Heron Rayon Metallic 
Hit by a Farm by Catherine Friend 
Dog Ear Audio 
Defending Jacob by William Landay 
Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore 
Mother Bear Project 
Black Diamond Alpacas 
Shaggy Bear Farms is not online  
Nebo Rock Textiles

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60 More Quick Knits:20 Hats20 Scarves20 Mittens in Cascade 220 Sport 
Spinning at the Winery – Retzlaff Winery on June 2 
Draw Something 
Wolfe Farms products – allergy-free 
Tracie’s Bears: Let’s Get PhysicalLittle Bear Blue & Lucky 
Mother Bear Project 
James C. Brett Monsoon 
InSpinity Wires 
Barb’s Baby Bear 
Layout Tank (free pattern from Berocco) 
Tess Designer Yarns Microfiber Ribbon 
Helena by Allison Green Will 
Cascade Kaleidoscope Cherub DK 
Garden Cardigan by Jennifer Thompson 
Our 2nd Read-Along begins June 1! We are reading Defending Jacob* .
Tracie does not recommend Therese Raquin  

Started Early, Took My Dog (Jackson Brodie #4) by Kate Atkinson 
Desperate Passage: The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West by Ethan Rarick 
When Will There be Good News? (Jackson Brodie #3) By Kate Atkinson 
Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx 
Crash Diet by Jill McCorkle 
Skeleton Crew by Stephen King 
Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King 
Nightmares and Dreamscapes 2 by Stephen King 
Nightmares and Dreamscapes 3 by Stephen King 
Fully Loaded Thrillers by Blake Crouch 
“Friday Night Lights” TV Series 
Free Knitting Magazine: Yarn Market News
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Ravelympics – Team Sasquatch 
Jane and Jen Knit Funny 
Stephen West 
Brenda Castiel Patterns 
Tracie’s Quinn Cabled Bag by Yvonne Kao 
Barb’s Mother Bear #15. 
Barb’s Rainbow Baby Cardigan 
Barb’s Traveling Sweater 
Barb’s Walnut Grove Shawlette 
Barb’s Holden Shawlette 
Taygete by Romi Hill 
Studio June Super Cash Sock 
Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Uemura 
Lydia shawl by Brenda Castiel 
Becoming Art Agave Fingering 
Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere 
Defending Jacob by William Landay 
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith 
The Puppetmaker’s Bones by Alisa Tangredi 
A Death on the Wolf by G.M. Frazier 
Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn by Catherine Friend 
Therese Raquin by Emil Zola 
The ExPats by Chris Pavone 
11-22-63 by Stephen King 
Don’t You Forget About Me by Suzanne Jenkins 
The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt 
Knit Companion

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Purl Soho

Knitty City

Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Never Not Knitting Podcast is back!

Gnome Acres Etsy Shop – 10% off from 4/28 –
5/12 – code 2KNITLITCHICKS

Just One More Row Podcast
– Episode 34 about indie dyers

Buffy Anne Designs

Chocolate Mints in a Jar

Malabrigo Sock

Tracie’s Irving the Ice Box Monster

Tracie’s Sunnyside Cardigan

Tracie’s Sleeveheart Shawl

Barb’s Traveling Sweater

Barb’s Jillian shawl

Barb’s preemie hats for Remembering Remy

Barb’s first pair of toe up socks

Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted

Holden Shawlette by Mindy Wilkes

Classic Elite Alpaca Sox yarn

Walnut Grove Shawl by Karrie Steinmetz

Wollmeise 80/20 Twin

11-22-63 by Stephen King 

The ExPats by Chris Pavon 

Don’t You Forget About Me by Suzanne Jenkins 

Therese Raquin by Emil Zola 

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

Barb and Tracie recommend The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen 

Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen 

Never Enough by Joe McGuiness 

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper 

Getting Stoned With Savages by J. Maarten Troost 

The Chicks Book Club #2 



Twisted Sistahs Beads

Grandma’s Hand Knitting

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The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton - Barb does NOT recommend the Audible version narrated by Anna Fields
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Mother Bear Project

Tess Designer Yarns Supersock and Baby

Annelena Mattison Designs KAL

Bubbles Shawl 


The Yarniacs Podcast

The Yarn Tamer

Tracie’s 2nd Socks

Frog Tree Pediboo

Pemberley Slippers from Jane Austen Knits

madelinetosh DK

Tracie’s Molly Beret

Dale Baby Ull

Katia Luna

Tracie’s Lurleen the Laundry Room Monster

Caron Simply Soft Paints

Rowan Calmer

Irving the Ice Box Monster

Sunnyside Cardigan from Tanis Fiber Arts

Panel Jacket by Carol Lapin

Berocco Vintage

Tess Designer Yarns Superwash Merino

Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier in

Wagtail Yarns 5-ply

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Rachel with Big Time Rush on the best day of her life

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Ellen’s Wooly Wonders
Becoming Art
Alana Dakos – Never Not Knitting
Blue Heron Yarns
A Verb For Keeping Warm
Alpenglow Yarn
The Yarn Boutique
The Knitmore Girls
Miss Babs
Miss Purl
Knitting Iceland Knitting Tours
Tess Designer Yarn
Kollage Yarn
Erin Lane Bags
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Knit Picks Classic Lines Cardigan
Lopi yarn
Malabrigo Silky Merino
CogKNITive Podcast
Charts Made Simple by JC Briar
Stitch Red
Halos of Hope
Warn Up America
Knitting for Peace
Lotus Bag by Jennifer Tallapeneni from Stitch and Bitch Superstar Knitting
Berroco Boboli
Dodgson cardigan
Knit Swirl by Sandra McIver
Knit Knit Cafe

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Mommy Needs Yarn 

Knittin’ On the Fly 

Books on the Nightstand 

Wexford Knits Video Podcast 

The Yarniacs 

Stitches West 

We will be collecting Mother Bears at
Stitches West at Booth 941 - Ellen’s Woolly Wonders - thanks,
Ellen!  Limit 5 bears per person, $3 per bear – bags and envelopes
will be there for you to use.  


Knit Naturally 

SockBunny Knit & Fit 


Knit Me Happy 

The Yarn-Tamer 

Barb’s Quixote Scarf 

Tracie’s Escargot by Veronica Parsons 

Trendsetter Victory Yarns 

Barb’s Serrated Shawl by Megan William (justrunknit) 

Dyelot Yarns BAM! 

Piper’s Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle 

Rowan Tapestry 

Stockinette Zombies 

Stitch Markers by MSotherdenArtGlass - Coupon Code for our Listeners: YARNLOVER

Designs by jessyz 

Yarn Cozies by Buffy Anne Designs 

Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd 

Sock Innovation by Cookie A 

2-At-A-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan Oaks 

Frog Tree Pediboo 

Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey 

The Monkeys’ Raincoat (Elvis Cole #1) by Robert Crais 

Downton Abbey

Barb’s LaPorte Ave Tote

Free Range Kids website book 

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Stitches West

Correction –  The price of Shepherd’s Wool at the Yarn Boutique in Lafayette, CA is $13.50, NOT $15! 

Knitting Blogcast – Lisa’s (jamlknitter) weekly blog

Knit Me Happy  with Rachel (TinyGeekCrafter)

Watcha Swatchin with Emily (oohfancypants)

Tracie’s Baby Jester Hat by Wooly Wormhead

Tracie’s Jester Hat by Wooly Wormhead

Tracie’s Frontier Blues Jacket by Wendy Bernard

Tracie’s Mother Bear

Cascade Heritage 150 Sock Yarn 

Knit Picks Chroma Fingering (Mix Tape colorway)

Barb’s 3-Hour-Cowl by Ijeoma Oluo

Barb’s Quixote Scarf by Brenda Castiel

Barb’s Stock Socks

Swans Island Certified Organic Fingering

No More Tears - All proceeds from the sale of this pattern (less fees) will be donated to Autism Speaks in conjunction with the designer’s family’s annual participation in Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

BMFA Socks that Rock lightweight – Clare de Lune colorway

Online Craftsy course with Donna Drucanas

Cria by Ysolda Teague

Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Oxblood colorway

Pipers Journey Shawl by Paula of Knitting Pipeline available soon!

Knitting Pipeline KAL

Stitch Light from Buffy Ann Designs

Knit Light

Tracie Recommends


Getting Stoned With Savages by J. Maarten Troost

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiassen

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Barb does not recommend The Killing Edge by Heather Graham

At Home: a Short History of a Private Life by Bill Bryson

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  Non-fiction.

Polio: an American Story by David Ochinsky

The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story by Richard Preston

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated by Alison Arngrim

Try-it-on Tubing by Machine Knitting to Dye For

Lily Chin Park Avenue

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Stitches West is just 5 weeks away!  Let us know if you’re going to be there – we’d love to meet you!

We will be collecting Mother Bears at Stitches West at Booth 941 - Ellen’s Woolly Wonders - thanks, Ellen!  Limit 5 bears per person, $3 per bear – bags and envelopes will be there for you to use.  

Vote for our first Chicks Book Club selection.  The poll will close February 1st, and we will begin reading/discussing February 15.

Cast-On Podcast

is still plenty of time to join the Spectra KAL!!  We will begin on February 1st.


Exclusive For Our Listeners: 20% Desert Vista Dyeworks!


  • Coupon code 2KNITLIT20 
  • Valid January 7 – February 7

Contest: What Would You Do With 500 Yards of Shepherd’s Wool?  Sponsored by The Yarn Boutique in Lafayette, CA.   Contest will end on 2/1 – thread will be
locked.  Must be a member of the

Tracie’s Sweater for Ryan

Tracie’s Twist and Flounce by Sharon Dreifuss

Quinn Cabled Bag by Yvonne Kao

Cascade Ultra Pima

Frontier Blues Jacket by Wendy Bernard

Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted

Barb’s Shalom by Meghan McFarlane

Barb’s Lava Flow Cowl by Dixie Norton

Barb’s BonBons mitts by Susanna IC

Barb’s Bedsocks for Nanny

Socks for the Wolfe Farms Knit Together

Deborah Norville Premier Yarns Serenity Garden

Knitting Book Review: The Knitter’s Book of Wool by Clara Parkes

does not recommend: 
Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay (Dexter #3 – but she
does recommend #1#2 & #5 in the series)

One Mississippi by Mark Childress



Zodiac: the Shocking True Story of the Nation’s most Bizarre Mass Murderer – by Robert Graysmith



does not recommend: The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits by Les Standiford

The Killing Edge by Heather Graham

The Rope by Nevada Barr!  First chapter available now on Audible – FREE!

The Sweet Potato Queens books by Jill Connor Browne

The Sweet Potato Queen’s Official Website

BuffyAnn Designs

The Yarn Tamer 

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Mother Bear  

Stitches West 2012  

Vonica by Bonne Marie Burns
– Thanks, thumperina! 

Magrathea by Martina Behm – Thanks, fibernymph!

Walnut Grove Shawlette by Karrie Steinmetz – Thanks, knitpurlgurl!

Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart – Thanks, hellsbells!

Seaside Shawlette by WendyKnits – Thanks, fibernymph!

Contest: What Would You Do With 500 Yards of Shepherd’s Wool?  Sponsored byThe Yarn Boutique in Lafayette, CA

Quixote Scarf by Brenda Castiel

A Yarn Less Raveled in Danville, CA

Audible Contest

Tracie’s Sustainable Bamboo Scarf

Tracie’s Rustling Leaves Beret by Alana Dakos

Tracie’s Enthusiastic socks 

Tracie’s 2nd Set of Autumnal Mitts by Jo Bangle

Tracie’s Darkside Cowl by Sarah Fama

Barb’s Tuck Shawl

A Verb For Keeping Warm Creating Fingering

Barb’s Lintella by Martina Behm 

Barb’s Twist & Flounce by She-Knits

Fiberspates Scrumptious Solid

Barb’s Watermelon Socks

Abi Grasso Self-Striping Watermelon with Seeds Fingering Weight

Barb’s Girl Bear for Jayla

Barb’s Molly Hat by Alana Dakos

Baby Jester Hat by Wooly Wormhead 

Caron Simply Soft 

Simple Baby Hat with a Touch of Lace by Ginny Schelling

Brown Sheep Nature Soft Sport

Cascade Venezia

Basket Hand Rib Towel by Traci Heiner

Lion Brand Cotton Ease

Cabled Hobo Bag by Amanda Reed

Quinn Cabled Bag By Yvonne Kao 

Lavender Messenger Bag from One Ball Knits: Purses by Fatema Habibur-Rahman, Khadija Habibur-Rahman, and Hajera Habibur-Rahman 

Lava Flow Cowl by Dixie Norton 

Malabrigo Silky Merino 

BonBons Fingerless Mitts by Susanna IC 

1st Official 2
Knit Lit Chicks KAL!
We are doing
the Spectra Shawl by Stephen West and will begin February 1. 
You will need:


  • Color A: 420 yds of
    fingering (solid color)
  • Color B: 230 yds of fingering (variegated, self-striping, etc)




Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen

Tracie Recommends the book
AND movie adaptations of

Dexter in the Dark

Zodiac: The Shocking True Story of the Nation’s Most Bizarre Mass Murderer by Robert Graysmith

The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits by Les Standiford

At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

 1st Official 2
Knit Lit Chicks Read-Along!
will be deciding by poll (you can vote here) from the following three books:


Fresh Produce clothes 

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Tracie’s 2nd Baby Doll Set from Itty Bitty Toys by Susan B.

Sustainable Bamboo Scarf from Knitting Green by Ann Budd

Autumnal Mitts by Jo Bangle

V Neck-Down Pullover for Men by Knitting Pure & Simple 

Tracie’s Rustling Leaves Beret by Alana Dakos from Coastal Knits

Craftsy Daily Deals

Barb’s Sweet Fern Mitts by Clara Parkes

Barb’s Multnomah by Kate

Barb’s Molly Hat

Tracie Recommends:


The Shark Net by Robert Drewe

Barb Recommends:


At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman

Handmade Jewelry by Dragonfly Charm

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Estelle by Melissa LeBarre

A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, CA

Little Red in the City by Ysolde Teague

Knit Picks Bare Fingering Weight

Barb’s Indigo Dyed Yarn

Tracie’s Oh Delilah scarf 

Autumnal Mitts by Jo Bangle

Tracie’s Autumnal Mitts

Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash

Tracie’s 2nd Baby Doll Set from Itty Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson

Barb’s Dreaming of Spring Mitts from More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson

Barb’s Kat Monsters by Rebecca Danger

Cria Sweater from Little Red in the City by Ysolde Teague

Madeleine Tosh Pashmina

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, narrated by Tim Robbins

Tracie Recommends: Connivance by Helen Baker

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Leenarrated by Sissy Spacek

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

The Language of Secrets by Dianne Dixon

Cool for Cats by Andrew Ordover

Pam of Babylon by Suzanne Jenkins (uzo on Ravelry)

Bedbugs by Ben Winters

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee

Speak by Laurie Halse-Anderson

Shelf Discoveries: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading by Lizzie Skurnick

Knitting Green by Anne Budd

A Yarn Less Raveled in Danville, CA

The Yarn Boutique in Lafayette, Calfornia

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A Verb For Keeping Warm’s Creating: Superwash Sock 
New Novel by a Raveler!  Pam of Babylon by Suzanne Jenkins (aka Uzo on Ravelry)
The Language of Secrets by Dianne Dixon 
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This week’s Drawing is sponsored by Alpenglow Yarns – thanks, Carrie!

Eugenia’s Mittens by Mollie Woodworth

Quince & Co. Lark

Barb’s My Wish Shawl

Barb’s Dancing Batty Shawl

BeeKeepers Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits

Tracie’s Bunny Blanket Buddy

Tracie’s Hippo from Itty Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson

Tracie’s Shawl Collared Cowl by Alana Dakos

Araucania Liwen

Tracie’s Oh Delilah scarf  by She-Knits

Blue Heron Rayon Metallic

Rustling Leaves Beret from Coastal Knits by Alana Dakos

Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn

Baby Doll Set from Itty Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson

Cascade Pacific

Barb recommends Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen


A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres


The Knitter’s Life List by Gwen Steege


Hard Truth by Nevada Barr


It Looked Different On the Model by Laurie Notaro 


Tracie & Barb Recommend: 

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett 

and Davis Sedaris

David Sedaris: “Six to Eight Black Men”


David Sedaris: “Stadium Pal”


Daily Special on Craftsy.com


Great Deals at The Dizzy Sheep


Arctic Lace: Knitting
Projects and Stories Inspired by Alaska’s Native Knitters
 by Donna


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Cogknitive Fiber Retreat

Lambtown Dixon

Knitting World Record!

Barb’s Textured Knots Afghan WIP

Traveling Sweater

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu

My Wish Shawl by Laura Linneman

KnitPicks Palatte

Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce

Walk Now Socks by Irish Girlie Knits Designs

KnitPicks Stroll Glimmer

Mother Bear Project Knit In the Round Pattern Now Available!

Barb’s Maia Shawl

Tracie’s Enthusiastic Sock

Tracie’s Cardigan for Arwen WIP

Trifecta of Awesome Yarn Club

Barb Does Not Recommend Love Me If You Must or Geek Love

A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain

The Last Child by John Hart – Good book, bad narrator

The Truth-Teller’s Lie by Sophie Hannah (UK Title: Hurting Distance

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

Carl Hiaasen

Michaelangelo’s David aka Tracie’s new boyfriend

Catalog Choice

Nuclear is pronounced “noo-clee-ar”

The Knitter’s Guide to Hand-dyed and Variegated Yarn by Lorna Miser

Malabrigo Silky Merino

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Barb: knittybarb on Ravelry or email – knittybarb@2knitlitchicks.com

Tracie: alittleposy on Ravelry or emai – tracie@2knitlitchicks.com

Learn to Knit a Scarf & Hat – KnitPicks

Sugar & Cream Cowl – Never Not Knitting

Wool Candy Meringue Merino Sock

She-Knits Cynthia Shawl

Studio June Cash

Chic Knits Cassidy Sweater

Cascade Venezia

Traveling Woman Shawl by Liz Abinante

Kollage Riveting

Clapotis by Kate Gilbert

Blue Heron Rayon Metallic

Cabled Carry-All by Deborah Newton

Knitting Fever King Tut

The Ruins by Scott Smith

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Jill McCorkle

Ann Rule

Laura Lippman

The Sweet Potato Queens

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Keep cranking out those bears!  The Mother Bear KAL FOs thread will close September 1.  Make as many bears as possible!  Remember to post each bear in a separate comment, as each comment = 1 entr

Donated by floridakelly – a whole bunch of super nice yarn, mostly Noro, and 11 books! 

Thank you, Kelly – you are amazing!


We will be having another Sweater KAL/CAL to get you ready for winter!  It will run from September 15 to December 15, and it must be an adult-sized sweater with some kind of sleeves to qualify for the prize drawing.  If you’ve never knit a sweater before, this is the time to give it a try!  We will have a list of some patterns that would work well for beginners on our Sweater KAL Chat thread.


Tracie and Barb will be at:

Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 6 – October 11 – Tehachapi, CA

Lambtown – October 4-5 – Dixon, CA

Stitches West – February 19-22 – Santa Clara, CA


Barb finished her second pair of Stitch Surfers.  She loves this pattern, but is ready to be done with it for a while.


Tracie finished her second Infamous Hobo Bag (but still needs to line it) and her Drifting cardigan.  She also crocheted two Mother Bears, #43 and#44.


Barb is continuing to work on:

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

Vanilla socks using Patons North America Kroy Socks Ragg Shades in the 1301 colorway.

The TGV (High Speed Knitting) shawl by Susan Ashcroft, using Fishknits Divine Full Grandient in the Tea Rose Hybrid colorway.


Tracie is excited to be casting on:

A second Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier in Knitting Rose Yarns Blossom Sock in the Girl on Fire colorway


Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks in Invictus Yarns Master of my Feet in the Aradia Self Striping colorway.  This pattern is named for the band on the MTV series “Daria,” which just makes Tracie love it even more.

When our tires are bald, we'll still be freakin' friends...


She continues to work on:

Far East of Eden bag by Myra Wood using many skeins of scrap yarn!

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

The Cleito sleeveless top, using Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton DK in yellow, and Mirasol Yarns Illaris in the 111 (Plum) colorway.


Tracie and Barb were intimidated by the beautiful patterns in

Mystic Shawls by  Anna Dalvi


Cooperative Press. 

158 pages

$16.95, digital only, $26.95 for print and digital

14 designs


Enter to win an e-copy of this book by telling us about your most ambitious project here.




Bittersweet by Nevada Barr

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

The Absence of Mercy by John Burley

Endless Love by Scott Spencer

Court TV Presents: Murder in Room 103 by Harriet Ryan

The Magicians by Lev Grossman


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Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL is going until  September 1, 2014.  Any bears knit or crocheted in 2014 are eligible for great prizes!  Post a picture in our Mother Bear FO Thread to enter to win - a separate post for each bear you complete.


A big THANK YOU to SandraMaz for her donation of a project bag of the winner's choice up to $25 from her Etsy shop, Sweet Serendipity37.


Sandra is also offering 2 Knit Lit Chicks listeners a coupon code during the Mother Bear KAL/CAL to be used at her shop.  Enter the code bears10 for 10% off anything in the shop!


Win a copy of Knits That Breathe by Julie Turjoman!  Enter here by August 15th to win a copy of the ebook.


Barb recommends a non-knitting audio podcast,  the Spilled Milk Podcast.


Barb recommends the Knit Companion Tutorial by Tina of the Knitting Blooms Video Podcast.


Wild Plum Etsy Shoppe on Etsy.


Upcoming Events that Tracie and Barb will be attending:

Lambtown Festival in Dixon, CA, October 4,5 2014.  Please go here to find out all about it!

The CogKNITive Fiber Retreaat in Tehachapi, CA, October 11, 2014

Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA, February19 - 22, 2015.




Tracie has finished:

Simple Newborn Hat with a Touch of Lace by Ginny Sheller, using Cascade Cherub Baby.

Perfect Fit Baby Hat by Heidi Mikitish using "mystery acrylic" yarn.


Barb has finished:

Mother Bears #45 and #46.

She has almost finished Autumn Whirlpool with Earflaps Hat by Pelykh Natalie, using Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Blue Violet colorway.  This hat is a lot more difficult than it looks!


Tracie has cast-on:

Infamous Hobo Bag by Katie Rose, using Cascade Casablanca in the Peacock colorway.

Far East of Eden bag by Myra Wood using many skiens of scrap yarn!


Tracie is currently working on:

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

The Drifting cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald, using Rumpelstilskin Sock-Weight Superwash merino/Yak/ Silk blend.

The Cleito sleeveless top, using Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton DK in yellow, and Mirasol Yarns Illaris in the 111 (Plum) colorway.

Coachella sleeveless top by Fathom Harvill, using Tess Designer Yarns Microfiber Ribbon.


Barb is continuing to work on:

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

Vanilla socks using Patons North America Kroy Socks Ragg Shades in the 1301 colorway.

The TGV (High Speed Knitting) shawl by Susan Ashcroft, using Fishknits Divine Full Grandient in the Tea Rose Hybrid colorway.


Stitch Surfers #2 by Louise Rovert, using GnomeAcres House Gnome Doppleganger Socks Set in the Bunny Foo-Foo colorway.





Tracie has finished:

I'm Down by Mishna Wolff

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee by Sarah Silverman

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh



Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little



Barb has finished:

The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon

Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch

Paris Trout by Pete Dexter


The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall



Tracie is currently reading:

Court TV Presents: Murder in Room 103 by Harriet Ryan

Endless Love by Scott Spencer



Barb is currently reading:

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell through the CraftLit Podcast

Bittersweet by Nevada Barr

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

















Tracie's Thumbs-Down is an article in Slate Magazine about how the word "novel" is increasingly used to mean any book, fiction or non-fiction.  You can read it here.

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