2 Knit Lit Chicks

Book Talk Starts at 43:14

Recorded on October 30, 2015


Our Sweater KAL is still going strong!  You have until January 15, 2016 to compete a sweater, enter it into our Sweater FO Thread to win a prize.


We have 2 project bags to give away from Art Institchtute of Chicago.  Go here to enter!  This contest will end on November 15, 2015.


New giveaway!  Thank you to BostonJen for donating a copy of her new shawl pattern,  View from the Charles.  To enter, please go to the thread on our Ravelry forum and comment on:

  1.  Your favorite handknit shawl
  2.  Any shawl knitting adventure
  3.  If you have never knitted a shawl, tell us that!


This contest will end on November 15th.

Barb and Tracie recommend the Wild Plum Etsy Shoppe for cute handmade children's gifts - bandana dresses, pacifier clips, tote bags, crayon and coloring bags, etc.


Tracie and Barb will be at Stitches West  - February 18-21, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  Come join us in the bar on Saturday afternoon for our meet-up with the Yarniacs and lots of other fun people!


Tracie and Barb will also be at 2 NoCKRs - the 2016 Northern California Knitting Retreat!  Open registration for a limited number of spots is open October 15-November 15.  Send an email to us at 2knitlitchicks@gmail.com for information and applications.



Barb has finished:


*  Her Helvetica Cardigan by Elizabeth Doherty.  She used Berroco Indigo yarn (recycled cotton) in the Cut-Offs colorway.  She is very happy with the way this cardigan stays on her shoulders!


*  The Perpendicular Cowl by Brenda Castiel, using Knit Picks Swish DK in the Orange and Coal colorways.


*  Barley Hat #1 and Maize Mits #1 by Tin Can Knits, both using Dancing Dog Dyeworks Waltz Worsted in the Sugar Skulls colorway.

Tracie has finished:

*  Wanda Estelle poncho by Debbie Stone, using Kollage Yarns Fantastic in Slate Green (pictured at left) and she loves it!

*  Endearment cardigan by Hanna Maciejewska, using Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus in the Sapphire colorway.

*  A pair of vanilla socks in Knitting Rose Budding Tracks Sock Set in Good Will Hunting Ombre.

*  Full-Tilt hat by Laura Wilson-MartosCascade Yarns Elysian in a purple colorway.

*  Beetle Cap (Lippapipo on Ravelry) by Veera Valimaki, using Newton’s Yarn Country DK Superwash Merino Nylon.

Barb is working on:

*  Zigzagular Socks by Susie White, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Zombody Loves the 2 Knit Lit Chicks colorway.


*  Over & Over Cowl & Infinity Loop by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, using Duren DyeWorks Love Fingering in the Witchy Woo Woo colorway.


*  Nordic Trail Vest by Elizabeth Smith, using Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool in the Latte colorway.


*  A secret test knit for Elizabeth Doherty.


Tracie is working on:

*  Perpendicular Cowl by Brenda Castiel, using Cascade Elysian in the 08 colorway and Jojoland Splatter Dash in the 002 colorway.

*  Longstreet by Nancy Totten (Front Range Bags), using Abstract Fiber Temptations in The Gorge colorway

*  Saddleback Cardigan by Jennifer Hagan, using Valley Yarns Goshen.



Barb has finished:

*  A Deadly Game: The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation by Catherine Crier - she heartily recommends this book for fans of the True Crime genre.


*  Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout - she recommends this book.


Tracie did not finish:  I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson


Tracie has finished:

*  I Hated Hated Hated This Movie by Roger Ebert - she recommends it!


*  The King of Pain: A Novel with Stories by Seth Kaufman


*  The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol.


*  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin - highly recommended!


Barb is continuing to read:

*  Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, listening to it through the excellent CraftLit Podcast.


*  The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James - Barb says that it's a good read for Halloween!


*  People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman by Richard Lloyd Perry.


Tracie is currently reading:

*  Don't Try to Find Me by Holly Brown.


In Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down, Tracie talked about a new character on Sesame Street named Julia.  Julia has autism, and becomes Elmo's friend.  Thumbs Up to you, Sesame Street!

Direct download: Episode101.mp3
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