2 Knit Lit Chicks

Book Talk starts at 38:27

 

This episode was recorded on December 19, 2014.

 

The Sweater KAL is ongoing!  Get your sweaters finished and post your FO picture here to be eligible to win one of three great prize packages.

 

Our Next KAL – the Alana-Along!  You can knit any accessory or garment pattern by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, starting February 1, 2015 and finishing by April 1 (we may extend the deadline if we have lots of people knitting sweaters).  You can knit multiple NNK designs, but we will be allowing only one entry per knitter for this KAL.  Start thinking about what you’d like to make, and gathering your materials!


Barb recommends the Stitch Party Podcast (audio), with host flyingmuse.


She also recommends the video podcast The Knitting Den with Denise.


Events:

Barb will be attending the South Bay Knitting Retreat January 2-4, 2015 in San Juan Bautista.

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

The Northern California Knitting Retreat, in San Juan Bautista, California April 17 - 19, 2015.  We still have 1 spot open!  Email Tracie at 2knitlitchicks@gmail.com for a registration form.

 

For those of you attending The Northern California Knitting Retreat, please join the NorCal Knitting Retreat Ravelry Group to stay up-to-date on all the information.

 

KNITTING

 

Barb has finished:

 

 

Tracie has finished:

                Subversive Socks from Cooperative Press

                Fornicating Deer Chart by Ann Rutten

                And The Horse You Rode In On fingerless mittens by Karin Aida

                Beer Lovers’ Mitts by Natalia Moreva

 

 

 

Tracie is currently working on:

 

Tracie has cast on:

Brenda Castiel's Hanging Gauge Swatch tutorial 

 

Barb is currently knitting:

 

Barb has cast-on:

 

 

Barb will be frogging her Custom-Fit Featherweight cardigan.

 

BOOKS

 

Barb has finished:

 

Apple Tree Yard by Louisa Doughty.  She heartily recommends this book!

 

Barb is reading:

Tracie is reading:

 

You can see the bladder-related commercials that Tracie talked about in her "Thumbs Down" section here:

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Book Talk starts at 48:00

Our Next KAL – the Alana-Along!  You can knit any accessory or garment pattern by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, starting February 1, 2015 and finishing by April 1 (we may extend the deadline if we have lots of people knitting sweaters).  You can knit multiple NNK designs, but we will be allowing only one entry per knitter for this KAL.  Start thinking about what you’d like to make, and gathering your materials!

 

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The Yarnit – coming soon to the Leading Men Fiber Arts store

 

Barb has finished

·      The Irish Hiking Scarf by Adrian Bizilla using Cascade 220 worsted in a dark gray colorway

·      Malabrigo Hand Thingies by Anne Sahakian, using leftover Malabrigo Rios in the lotus colorway – a free pattern on Ravelry.  Theses were supposed to be for her granddaughter Rachel, but they came out very small so she gave them to her manicurist instead.

·      Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts by Lisa Beamer, using Malabrigo Rios in the Lotus colorway –a free pattern on Ravelry.  These are for Rachel, but Barb likes them so much that she plans to make a pair for herself!

·      A Raspberry hat, using the 0-966 Sweet Pumpkin by DROPS design

 

Tracie has finished her Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane, made from Araucania Tepa in the 1788 colorway.  It fit perfectly, but then it grew!  So she will have to frog and reknit it in the original small/medium size.

 

Barb cast on a pair of socks using Fishknits MCN Opulence in the Weathered colorway.

 

She continues to work on:

·      Rivercat Socks by Brenda Patipa in some really old yarn that I won at the first CFR I went to – Knit Fit Knitting Jazzy in a Sea Blue colorway.

·      CustomFit Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, using Must Stash Yarns Helluva Skein (750 – 822 yards) light fingering in the Pauo’le colorway.

·      Jet Set Cowl by Paulina Popiolek using Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply in the Deep Sea Jellyfish colorway. 

·      Eilonwy Junior by Carol Feller using Berroco Weekend DK in 2 colors – a light blue and a pink.  $5.95 download on Rav.

 

Tracie has cast on:

Two pairs of socks, using Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist for both

For her friend Sue’s birthday, in Color Notes Claremont Sock in the Green stone colorway.  One sock done!

For niece Lexi, who requested a pair of pink sparkly socks, in Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in the  Runway colorway.  One sock almost done.

 

Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty in Ella Rae Silkience in brown

 

She continues to work on:

For her brother-in-law’s Christmas gift, a set of 4 Garter Coaster Beer Cozies by Jessica Landers with help from

Subversive Socks from Cooperative Press

Fornicating Deer Chart by Ann Rutten

And The Horse You Rode In On fingerless mittens by Karin Aida

Beer Lovers’ Mitts by Natalia Moreva

She is using Knitting Rose Yarns Blossom Sock in the Girl on Fire colorway and Knit Picks Chroma in Grey, both leftover from other projects.  Three of four beer cozies completed!

and

Canyonlands Shawl by verybusymonkey/Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in the Deep Blue Sea colorway

 

Knitvent 2014 by Helen Stewart

4 patterns in the ebook, available on Ravelry for 9.80 GBP (about $15). 

Enter to win a copy here

 

Tracie liked

The Position by Meg Wolitzer

and

The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness or Murder by  Charles Graber

but did not finish

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

 

She is currently listening to

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

and reading

What Matters In Jane Austen?  Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved by John Mullan

 

Barb highly recommends In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

 

She has finished

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCrieght

The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

 

She is currently reading

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Last Life by Claire Messud

A Life in Stitches:  Knitting My Way through Love, Loss, and Laughter by Rachael Herron

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

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