2 Knit Lit Chicks

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Book Talk starts at 54:27

Recorded on April 27, 2016

Our Vest KAL/CAL is continuing until May 15, 2016.  Please see the Chatter thread for more information...


If you are participating in the 2 Knit Lit Chicks Swap, you should have received your package.  Thank you again to SandraMaz for organizing and moderating the swap.


Tracie will be at Spinning at the Winery on Saturday,  June 4 at the Retzlaff Winery in Livermore, CA.  Barb may be there too!  This is a fun, relaxed fiber event with a vendor fair, raffle, wine and a great potluck lunch.  Come and join us!

Tracie recommends a new podcast, Destined2Knit with Marcy and Kim.  Give it a listen! 

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

*  Really Fits Top Down Cardigan for All Seasons by Kathy Cairns Hendershott, using Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima in the Periwinkle colorway.

*  2 Knitted Knockers

*  Mother Bears #73

*  Blossom Gradient Socks, using Knitting Rose Yarns Blossom Sock in a purple gradient colorway.

 

Tracie has finished:

*  Her Longstreet shawl by Nancy Totten, using Abstract Fiber Temptation in The Gorge colorway.

*  Vanilla socks using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, using Canon Hand Dyes Charles Merino Sport  You can see them here.

Barb is working on:

NoCKRs 2016 Frankensocks, using Knit Picks Strol Kettle Dyed Sock in a navy color for the cuffs, heels and toes.  The body of the sock is being knit in mini-skeins traded for at the 2016 NoCKRs retreat.  You can see the Clasp Weft Join she is using for the mini-skeins here.

*  Vanilla Socks for grandson Will, using Berroco Comfort Sock in a Gray and White colorway.

*  The Crackerjack cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke, using 4 colors of Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash.

*  Forest Foliage shawl by Alana Dakos, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Jasper colorway.

*  Schknit Happens Scratch Cap #3 by Myra Wood, using leftover Fishknits Warm Heart 2-ply in the Cadillac colorway.

Tracie is working on:

*  Sedona Baby Dress by Erin Harper in Knit Picks Brava Sport in the Freesia colorway.

*  The Crooked Ewe Cowl by Paula Emons-Fuessie, using Quare Fibers Gradient Sock in the Iced Melon colorway.

*  The Atoll Cowl by Jenn Emerson, using Knitting Rose Yarns Silk Petals in the Belle colorway.

*  The Ecuador cardigan by Joji Locatelli, using Oasis Yarn Aussi Sock in the Sage colorway.

*  Tracie has put the Rodeo Drive Poncho into hibernation.

Tracie and Barb reviewed the following books by Joanna Johnson and illustrated by her husband, Eric Johnson:

*  Phoebe's Sweater

*  Freddie's Blanket

*  Henry's Hat

*  Phoebe's Birthday

Tracie and Barb also reviewed Joanna's book, Green Gables Knits

To win one of these children's books, please go to our Phoebe's Sweater thread.    The Green Gables Knits book will be offered as a prize in our upcoming Mother Bear KAL/CAL.

BOOKS

Barb has finished:

Miss Tonks Turns to Crime by Marion Chesney.  Barb recommends it, and the entire "Poor Relations" series.

Disappearing in Plain Sight by Francis Guenette.  It was...OK...

Tracie has finished:

*  After Anna by Alex Lake - Tracie recommends it

*  A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore - Tracie recommends it

*  Dumplin' by Julie Murphy - it wasn't her favorite...

Barb is currently reading:

*  The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

*  Two in the Far North by Margaret E. Murie

 

Tracie is currently reading:

*  Longbourn by Jo Baker

*  One Step Too Far by Tina Seskadis

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Recorded on April 14, 2016


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Our Vest KAL/CAL is continuing until May 15, 2016.  Please see the Chatter thread for more information...


If you are participating in the 2 Knit Lit Chicks Swap, you should have or will be receiving your package very soon.

 

Tracie will be at Spinning at the Winery on Saturday,  June 4 at the Retzlaff Winery in Livermore, CA.  Barb may be there too!  This is a fun, relaxed fiber event with a vendor fair, raffle, wine and a great potluck lunch.  Come and join us!


KNITTING


Barb has finished:

Knitted Knockers, using Cascade Ultra Pima

 

The Poppy Poncho by Cathy Donnabella, using Mrs. Crosby Satchel in the Port Vintage colorway.


Schknit Happens #2 hat using Duren Dyeworks Love in the Witchy Woo-Woo colorway

 

Hannah's Courage Hat by MelSki, using Lane Borgosesia in a teal color way

 

Tracie has finished

 

 

Vanilla socks (Fish Lips Kiss Heel) in Invictus Reward in Linear XL Black Rainbow Splash.  Ryan is wearing them!

 

 

 

Barb is continuing to knit on:

Vanilla Socks using a gradient set of Knitting Rose Blossom Sock

 

Really Fits Top-Down Cardigan for All Seasons by Kathy Cairns Hendershott, using Cascade Ultra Pima in the Periwinkle colorway.  Loving this knit!


Barb has cast on:

A pair of vanilla socks for grandson Will, using Berroco Comfort Sock in a white and gray self-striping colorway


Another Crackerjack Cowl by Stacey Simpson Duke, using 4 colors of Plymouth DK Merino Superwash

 

Tracie has cast on: 

Vanilla socks (Fish Lips Kiss Heel, of course) in Canon Hand Dyes Charles Merino Sport Self-Striping sock set in the Mallard colorway

 

 

Atoll Cowl by Jenn Emerson in Knitting Rose Yarns Silk Petals

 

She continues to work on:

The Ecuador cardigan by Joji Locatelli, using Oasis Yarn Aussi Sock in the Sage colorway.

 

 

The Longstreet shawl by Nancy Totten using Abstract Fibers Temptation in The Gorge colorway.

 

 

BOOKS

 

Barb has finished:

 

The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian.  Barb gives it a "thumbs up"

 

Desire Lines by Christina Baker Kline - recommended

 

The Longest Night by Andria Williams - recommended

 

 

Tracie did not finish Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin.  She got bored and did not care what happened.

 

She finished:

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

 

 

Disposable Income A True Story of Sex, Greed and Im-purr-fect Murder by Tammy Mal

 

 

 

 

 Barb is currently reading:

 

Disappearing in Plain Sight by Francis Guenette

 

Miss Tonks Turns to Crime (Poor Relation #2) by Marion Chesney

 

 

Tracie is reading:

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

 

 

After Anna by Alex Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True Crime Podcasts recommended by Barb:

 

Someone Knows Something - a CBC broadcast about a 5-year-old boy who disappeared in 1972 - still unsolved

 

Serial

 

Truth and Justice - a listener-driven podcast that originally focused on the Adnan Syed case from Serial, and now is focusing on other cases of the wrongly convicted

 

Crime Writers On...a podcast about a podcast and Serial, Journalism, True Crime, and Pop Culture

 

Real Crime Profile -im Clemente (former FBI profiler), Laura Richards (formerly of New Scotland Yards, Founder and Director of Paladin, National Stalking Advocacy Service) and Lisa Zambetti (Casting director for CBS' Criminal Minds) as they profile behavior from real criminal cases.


Generation Why - 2 friends discuss unsolved mysteries, true crime, etc.


Sword and Scale

 

Tracie is very disappointed in the people running her alma mater, UC Davis

 

 
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Book Talk Starts at 43:45

Recorded March 30, 2016

Our Vest KAL/CAL is continuing until May 15, 2016.  Please see the Chatter thread for more information...

If you are participating in 2 Knit Lit Chicks Swap, the day to mail your package is coming up on April 10!  Many thanks to Sandramaz for organizing this fun swap.

Barb has finished:

Mother Bear #71 & 72.

Knitted Knockers 

The Jenny Vest by Andra Knight-Bowman, using Knit Picks City Tweed in the Marsh colorway - but it needs some surgery on the shoulders

Schknit Happens Hat by Myra Wood, using  Gnomeacres Fancy Gnome in the Aurora Gnomealis colorway.

Tracie has finished:

Sugar Pop by Gabrielle Danskknit in Knit Picks Brava Sport

Mother Bears 70 and 71

4 Knitted Knockers - 1 in Valley Yarns Goshen and 3 in Rauma Helårsgarn

A New Sock Monkey by Susan B. Anderson in Bernat Satin Ombres

Barb has cast on:

Really Fits Top-Down Cardigan for All Seasons by Kathy Cairns Hendershott, using Cascade Ultra Pima in the Periwinkle colorway.  Loving this knit!

Schknit Happens #2 hat using Duren Dyeworks Love in the Witchy Woo-Woo colorway

Starshower Cowl #2 by Hillary Smith Callis using Unwind Yarn Twinkle Sock in the Faded Graffiti colorway

She continues to work on:

The Poppy Poncho by Cathy Donnabella, using Mrs. Crosby Satchel in the Port Vintage colorway.

Vanilla Socks using a gradient set of Knitting Rose Blossom Sock

Tracie has cast on:

Vanilla socks using the fabulous Fish Lips Kiss Heel (of course!) in Invictus Reward in Linear XL Black Rainbow Splash

#23 Girl's Tank by Lori Steinberg in Southwest Trading Company Tofutsies

She continues to work on:

The Ecuador cardigan by Joji Locatelli, using Oasis Yarn Aussi Sock in the Sage colorway.

Rodeo Drive Poncho by Stacy Perry in Fonty BB Merino in Brun Scooby Doo

The Longstreet shawl by Nancy Totten using Abstract Fibers Temptation in The Gorge colorway.

Review: Dragonfly Fibers Presents: Masterpiece Knits: The Modern Collection

Leave a comment on this thread to be entered to win an e-copy of the book.  The thread will close April 20.

Barb has finished reading:

Tracie & Barb both finished reading The Mourning Hours by Paula Trieck DeBoard.  Barb loved it and Tracie thought it was okay/good.

Barb has finished:

Lady Fortescue Steps Out by Marion Chesney

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

The Widow by Fiona Barton

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Squall by Sean Costello

Tracie has finished:

A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison

Girl in a Maze by R.K. Jackson

Cruel Death by M. William Phelps

Barb in reading

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Desire Lines by Christina Baker Kline

The Longest Night by Andria Willaims

Tracie is reading

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin

Barb’s  thumbs-up - Watch bald eagles Mr. President and The First Lady with their two babies on the DC Eagle Cam

Tracie’s thumbs-up - Better Call Saul on AMC.  Stream Season 1 on Netflix, and Season 2 is currently showing on AMC and On Demand.

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