2 Knit Lit Chicks

Book talk starts at 36:55

Recorded July 18, 2016

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL has started! 

 

The Mother Bear FO thread is open and awaiting your FO pictures.  Please post a separate picture for each bear.  Let's see if we can beat last year's total of 313 bears!

 

We can always use more prizes!  If you have anything you want to donate, please contact us at 2knitlitchicks@gmail.com.

 

Many thanks to

Halcyon37 – Ravelry pattern of the winner’s choice

From Jamies900 (Jaime) – 4 yarn gifts and a yarn bowl

K8erpillar – set of bear stitch markers

Sue of Invictus Yarns - 3 skeins - 2 worsted and 1 sock

Stephanie of The Happy Buffalo for donating 2 skeins of her sport weight yarn

 

Start thinking about sweaters!  Our annual fall Sweater KAL will run from October 1 to January 31.  All entries to our FOs thread will need to be an adult-size sweater with sleeves (short is okay!), cardigan or pullover.  Challenge yourself!

 

Knitting

Barb’s FOs

Mother Bear #83, 84, 85 & 86

In Transit Hat by Krisluvswool using Cascade Heritage in the PastelMix colorway

 

Tracie’s FOs

4 Kitty Capes!

Hermione Loves Ron beanie by Christy Aylsworth (cable and lace beanie) in Mirasol Yarn Nuna

 

Mother Bears 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86 & 87

 

Barb’s WIPS 

Summer of ’16 tee by Nidhi Kansel using Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Skinny Cotton has been frogged - did not work out!

Added Elegance socks by Mary Lukas, using Unwind Yarn Twinkle Sock Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke using 4 colors of Plymouth Merino Select DK

Christmas Vanilla socks using Wisdom Yarn Saki Bamboo Multis 

 

Barbs Cast-Ons

Molto Bella Shawl by Brenda Castiel, using NoCKRs yarn - Duren Dyeworks Luscious Fingering 

Hurricane Hat by Andrea Guldin in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Solids, Heathers and Twists

 

Tracie’s WIPs

Just Autumn Cowl by Janina Bottger in Becoming Art Fingering

Rodeo Drive Poncho by Stacy Perry in Fonty BB Merino

Meris cardigan by Elizabeth Doherty, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock 

 

Barb’s Finished Books: 

Wish You Well by David Baldacci

The Drowning Game by L.S. Hawker

Sphere by Michael Crichton

Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver

 

Tracie’s Finished Books

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler (author) and Maira Kalman (illustrator)

The Girls by Emma Cline

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

 

Barb’s Current Books

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

Something Missing by Matthew Dicks

 

Tracie’s Current Books

Give a Boy a Gun: The True Story of Law and Disorder in the American West by Jack Olsen

The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust

by Edith Hahn Beer

 

Barb’s Thumbs Up - Loopy Ewe and their Loopy Rewards program!

 

Tracie’s Thumbs Up - Neutrogena Beach Defense Water + Sun Protection Sunscreen Stick

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Book Talk Starts at 30.15

Recorded on July 1, 2016

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL has started! 

The Mother Bear FO thread is open and awaiting your FO pictures.  Please post a separate picture for each bear.  Let's see if we can beat last year's total of 313 bears!

We can always use more prizes!  If you have anything you want to donate, please contact us at 2knitlitchicks@gmail.com.

Thank you to Lalatricoter (Melissa) for donating her copy of Henry's Hat for a Mother Bear Prize.  Also, thank you to Steve of Leading Men Fiber Arts,  SweeTart77 (Kathleen) of MakeThisFromThat etsy shop, and Goodstuff (Brenda) of

Good Stuff Crafts etsy shop for their donations of prizes for the Mother Bear KAL/CAL.

The Annetarsia Knits book giveaway is done.  The winner will be announced at the end of this podcast.

Tracie had a great time in New York City!  She mentioned Knitty CityAnnie & Co. Needlepoint & Knitting and House of Needlepoint (Darien, CT).  She also spent time with her nieces (pictured at left). they were most interested in playing with her knitting notions.

Tracie also thanked jchant (Julie) for sending her a beautiful skein of HazelKnits yarn, and rozstitches (Rozanne) for the box of Knit Picks needles.

Tracie and Barb reviewed the Fix-A-Stitch.  They have 2 packs to give away.  Please go to the 2 Knit Lit Chicks Ravelry Group to enter the contest!

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

*  KnittyBarb's Monkey Socks #3 by Cookie A., using Knit Picks Stroll Handpainted in the Pacific Tonal colorway

KnittyBarb's Socks for Will, using Berroco Comfort Sock in the Dunedin colorway

KnittyBarb's Crooked Ewe Cowl by Paula Feussle, using FishKnits Divine in the Lotus colorway

* Mother Bears #79, #80, #81 and #82

Spring Foliage Mitts by Alana Dakos, using Bungalow Farms Silver Blizzard

Tracie has finished:

*  alittleposy's Schnit Happens Scratch Hat #2 by Myra Wood, in Lisa Souza Deluxe Sock! in the Flahrida colorway (pictured above)

*  Capelet Tank by Cathy Carrron in LanaKnits Hemp for Knitting in Aubergine colorway.  She thinks this one is a fail :>(  

*  Mother Bears #77, #78 & #79

Barb is continuing to knit on:

* her Summer of 16 by Nidhi Kansel, using Blue Sky Fibers Skinny Cotton in the Sprout colorway  (pictured above)

* her In Transit hat by KrisLuvsWool, using Cascade Yarns Heritage Paints in the Pastel Mix colorway

* the Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas, using Unwind Yarn Company Twinkle Sock in the Faded Graffiti colorway

Tracie is working on:

*  Just Autumn Cowl by Janina Bottger in Becoming Art Fingering

*  Vanilla socks in Araucania Ranco Multy

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

*  The Meris cardigan by Elizabeth Doherty, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in the Carmen colorway

Tracie has cast on:

*  Hermione Hearts Ron hat by Christy Aylsworth in Mirasol Yarn Nuna in a royal blue color

* stuffed kitty capes for niece Lexi

BOOKS

Tracie has finished:

*  Missoula: Rape and Justice in a College Town by Jon Krakauer.  Thumbs Up for a book that exposes this subject.

*  Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse - a good solid read

*  Binds That Tie by Kate Moratti

*  Sir Phillip's Folly (Poor Relation #4) by Marion Chesney - another good one in the Poor Relations series

Barb has finished:

*  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.  She enjoyed the book.

*  The Good House by Anne Leary - she recommends it.* 

*  The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney - this book has received a lot of hype.  She didn't love it as much as others have.

*  No One Knows by J.T. Ellison.  A very good suspense book.

Tracie is currently reading Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler (author) and Maira Kalman (illustrator)

Barb is currently reading:

*  Wish You Well by David Baldacci

*  The Drowning Game by L.S. Hawker

Barb recommends the book podcast What Should I Read Next?; Book Talk/Reading Recommendations/ Literary Matchmaking by Anne Bogel (Modern Mrs. Darcy).

 

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