2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded on March 12 and March 15, 2015

Book Talk starts at 25:00

 

Barb is joined by her sister Ann (Graeagleknitter on Revelry) for this episode, as they record from the Big Island of Hawaii!

 

The ending date for our Alana-Along KAL has been extended until May 1, 2015!  Come join in the fun.

 


KNITTING

Barb's lone FO:

 

Barb's Neon Now Socks, using Plymouth Yarn Neon Now

 

 

Ann's Current Projects:

 

Donatella Multidirectional Tee by Irina Poludneko and Takhi Stacy Charles, using Filatura Di Crosa Tempo

 

Entangled Vines cardigan by Alana Dakos, using Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed

 

Sock Yarn Scarf, using sock yarn scraps

 

 

Barb and Ann are both planning on casting on the Crackerjack Cowl when the SF Giants season starts!  They are both really excited about this project.  Ann will be using all worsted weight yarns: Cascade 220 and Lambs Pride Shepherd Worsted.  Barb will be using Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash.

 

 

Barb's Current Projects:

Gnarled Oak cardigan by Alana Dakos, using Wollmeise Merino DK in a deep bright green colorway.

 

Rivercat #2 Socks by Brenda Patipa, using Invictus Yarns Unafraid in the Traquility colorway.

 

Vanilla Socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Zombody DeComp colorway.

 

Alder Wrap by Kaffe Fasset, using 13 different colors of Rowan Kidsilk Haze

 

BOOKS

Ann's Finished Books (and she recommends all of them):

 

The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chlaverini

 

Wheat Belly: Lose the Weat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis

 

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

 

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

 

Barb's Finished Books:

 

If I Can't Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris - if you are a fan of a good True Crime book, Barb recommends this one.

 

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, listened via the CraftLit Podcast.  Recommended, but Barb hated the ending.

 

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica - Barb recommends it.

 

W is For Wasted by Sue Grafton.  Barb says "yes" to another fun romp with Kinsey Milhone, the PI of the "A is for Alibi" series.

 

New Year Island by Paula Draker - thumbs up!

 

 

Ann is currently reading:

 

Persuasion by Jane Austen

 

Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

 

Ann talked about the great customer service at Fitbit!

 

The winner of the Infinite Twist Shawl Kit is lifeandyarn (Lydia).

 

The winner of the Orange, CA Yarn Store Kickstarter prize is Nomennescio1840 (Julia).

 

 

NoCKRs Retreat News:

 

Make sure you have joined the Northern California Knitting Retreat Ravelry Group to keep up with the latest news.

 

We will have a massage therapist at the retreat!  Go here to find out all about it.  You can make your appointment ahead of time, if you like.

 

We have threads started on Social Media linksthe Stitch Marker Workshop, and carpooling/airport rides on the forum. 

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_87.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm PST

It's a crazy episode, without regular segments.  Links are in order as they appear in the episode.

 

Margaret Fisher

 

Kellie Nuss

 

Invictus Yarns

 

Jill Draper Makes Stuff

 

Oasis Yarns/D J International

 

Joji Locatelli

 

Ecuador

 

NannyKnitter AKA Nancy Totten AKA Front Range Knits

 

Longstreet

 

Becoming Art Yarns

 

Abstract Fiber

 

Knitting Rose Yarns

 

Win an Infinite Twist Shawl Kit!

 

Fiberlicious Yarn Shop Kickstarter Page - go take a look at the Kickstarter page and tell us which prize you like in the thread on our Ravelry Group.  The winner (contest closes on March 15) will win a project bag and a skein of yarn from abingham.

 

Michelle Hunter, AKA Knit Purl Hunter

 

Webs

 

Madelinetosh Feather

 

Knits That Breathe by Julie Turjomen

 

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu

 

Richmond Hat by Brenda Castiel

 

Knitting Rose Budding Tracks Socks Yarn

 

Desert Vista Dyeworks

 

Valley Yarns Goshen

 

Dizzy Blonde Studios

 

Newtons Yarn Country

 

Prism Yarns Radiant Petite Madison Layers

 

Fiesta Linnette

 

Gilda Scarf by Twisted Sisters

 

 

Carrie Sundra, the genius hand dyer behind Alpenglow Yarn

 

and, The SkeinMinder!

 

 

Read all about the SkeinMinder here on the Kickstarter page!

 

 

Alana Dakos, knitwear designer, podcaster and author of the really great blog, Never Not Knitting

 

 

Check out Kitterly.com to see Alana's latest design, the Cabled Leaf Pullover.  You can get the pattern through Kitterly, plus order all the yarn you need to knit up this project!

 

 

All of Alana's patterns that we discussed during our interview with Alana are here:

 

Wee Wildflower Cardigan

 

Shawl-Collared Cowl

 

Playful Stripes Cardigan

 

Gnarled Oak Cardigan

 

Entangled Vines Cardigan

 

Twigs and Willows Cardigan

 

Sprig Cardigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_86.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm PST

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