2 Knit Lit Chicks

Book Talk starts at 33:45

Recorded on July 22, 2015

Our Cardi, Tank or Tee-Along is almost over – get those last few items off the needles and up on our FOs thread by August 1.

 

Mother Bear KAL – Any bear knit in 2015 will qualify!  We have 220 bears in the FOs thread – wow!!  Let us know if you would like to donate a prize.

 

Tracie and Barb will be at the CogKnitive Fiber Retreat – Oct 10, 2015 – La Quinta Inn, Tehachapi

 

Tracie has finished Mother Bears 565758 and 59, (all crocheted), and her Gilda by Twisted Sisters in Fiesta Yarns Linnette in the Clematis colorway. 

 

Barb got a lot done on her Alaska trip!  She finished:

Mother Bear #58, #59, #60, #61#62, #63, #64. #65, #66

Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart using Highland Handmades Mountain Laurel Lace in the White Brook colorway

Autism Awareness Socks using Undead Yarn Vampyre in the Autism Awareness colorway

 

Tracie is still working on:

se[ven]circle by Kristin Johnstone in Universal Yarn Classic Shades Sequins Lite

 

Longstreet by Nancy Totten (of Front Range Bagsin Abstract Fiber Temptations in The Gorge colorway

 

Endearment (not Enchantment!) by Hanna Maciejewska in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus in the Sapphire Colorway

 

Wanda Estelle by Debbi Stone in Kollage Yarns Fantastic in Slate Green

 

Two pairs of vanilla socks – one in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock in the Flahriddah colorway, and one for Will in Berocco Sox

 

Barb is working on:

Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke – using Plymouth Select Merino DK in orange, black, white and gray.

 Woodfords Cardigan by Elizabeth Doherty using Cascade Heritage Sock in a camel brown colorway

Classic Cardigan by Sandi Prosser, using Noro Maiko (a silk, wool and mohair blend that feels like a cotton/linen blend) in a crème color.

 

And she has cast on:

Last Frost Scarf by Julia Trice, using BeeMiceElf in the Apple a Day colorway

Socks using Fishknits Strong Heart yarn in the Kitty Whiskers colorway

Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner using leftover Undead Yarn Vampyre sock in the Autism Awareness colorway.

 

 

REVIEW: Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design by Elizabeth Doherty 

 

Enter to Win a Copy here

 

Tracie recommends:

Nutcracker: Money, Madness, Murder: A Family Album by Shana Alexander

 

Barb recommends

 A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow

They Never Came Home by Lois Duncan

 The Hollow Ground by Natalie Harnett

A Man Called Ove by Frederik Bakman

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Manson:  The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

 

Barb does not recommend Second Glance by Jodi Piccoult

 

Tracie thought the following books were decent, not great:

Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

 

Tracie is reading

Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life by Trevor Cole

Bitter Almonds: The True Story of Mothers, Daughters, and the Seattle Cyanide Murders by Gregg Olsen

 

Barb is reading:

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow

The All -Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

 

Direct download: 2KLC_Ep_95.mp3
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Book Talk Begins at 21:11

 

Recorded July 10, 2015

 

Our Cardi, Tank or Tee-Along deadline has been extended to August 1, so keep going!  Post finished objects here!

 

Our Mother Bear KAL began July 1, so start making those bears if you haven’t already!  Any bear knit in 2015 will qualify.  Be sure and make a separate post in the FOs thread for each bear you make.    We already have 50 bears– way to go!   Please let us know if you would like to donate a prize.

 

Tracie and Barb will be at the CogKnitive Fiber Retreat – Oct 10, 2015 – location TBA.

 

Tracie has finished:

Mother Bears 5354 and 55

 

Pause by Norah Gaughan in Berocco Mixer.  At last!  After another major mishap, I put this in timeout for a few days and then got through it.  Much happier with the way it turned out the second time!

 

Soubrette by Mary Annarella in madelinetosh lace (discontinued).  This was all I worked on during my week at the beach and a couple of days afterward.  Probably put in 15 hours on it but got it finished!

 

She has cast-on

se[ven]circle by Kristin Johnstone in Universal Yarn Classic Shades Sequins Lite

 

Longstreet by Nancy Totten (of Front Range BagsinAbstract Fiber Temptations in The Gorge colorway

 

Enchantment by Hanna Maciejewska in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus in the Sapphire Colorway

 

She continues to work on:

Gilda by Twisted Sisters in Fiesta Yarns Linnette in the Clematis (cleh-mat-is) colorway.  

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Wanda Estelle by Debbi Stone in Kollage Yarns Fantastic in Slate Green

 

Two pairs of vanilla socks – one in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock in the Flahriddah colorway, and one for Will in Berocco Sox

 

 

Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Nutcracker: Money, Madness, Murder: A Family Album by Shana Alexander

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

 

 

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