2 Knit Lit Chicks


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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Book Talk Begins at 30:35

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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