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.



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



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 PDT

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




NannyKnitter AKA Nancy Totten AKA Front Range Knits




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




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 PDT