2 Knit Lit Chicks

Book Talk starts at 42:05

Recorded on August 24, 2016

Just a few more days to participate in our Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  You have until August 31st to post a picture of any bear you have knit or crocheted in 2016 in our FO thread.  Lots of prizes, but your best reward is knowing you have given a child comfort.

Many thanks to our latest donor:

Kathleen (SweeTart77) has donated a project bag from her shop MakeThisFromThat.

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!

Knit Companion for Android is at last a thing!

 

EVENTS

Tracie will be at Lambtown - October 1 & 2 at the Dixon May Fair Grounds in Dixon, CA (9-6 on Saturday, 9-4 on Sunday)

Tracie and Barb will be at the Cogknitive Fiber Retreat - Saturday October 8, 2016 at the LaQuinta in Tehachapi, CA

 

KNITTING

Barb’s FOs

Mother Bear #93, 94, 95, 96

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

PastelMix Shortie Socks using Cascade Heritage in the PastelMix colorway

 

Tracie’s FOs

Mother Bears 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 & 100!

Just Autumn Cowl by Janina Böttger in Becoming Art Agave fingering in the Nebula colorway

Simple Striped Baby Hat by Sascha van Wagtendonk in Frog Tree Pediboo Sock in Tan and Red Heart Baby TLC Multis in Chocolate Mint

 

Barb has cast on:

Zigzagular Socks #2 by Susie White, using Fishknits Opulence MCN in the Shades of TPK colorway

 

And she is working on:

Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke using 4 colors of Plymouth Merino Select DK

Molto Bella Shawl by Brenda Castiel, using my NoCKRs yarn from this year – Duren Dyeworks Luscious Fingering (silk/merino blend) in the Quietude and Forest Floor colorways.

Whippet Cardigan by ANKESTRICK using Knit Picks Lindy Chain

Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in a green/blue/purple colorway

 

Tracie has cast on:

Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas in Malabrigo Sock in Aguas colorway

Summer Fringe Shawlette by Sarah Keller in Chevel Blanc Official Comete in the Cendre colorway

 

And she is working on:

Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton

Meris by Elizabeth Doherty in Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in the Carmen colorway

 

REVIEW - Stranded Magazine, Mild Weather 2016

To win a copy of this e-magazine, leave a comment here.

 

BOOKS

Tracie has finished:

Vertical by Rex Pickett

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

Woman with A Secret (UK title: The Telling Error) by Sophie Hannah

 

Barb has finished:

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

By Their Father's Hand: The True Story of the Wesson Family Massacre

by Monte Francis

 

Tracie is reading

Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders by Dick Lehr

North Korea Undercover: Inside the World's Most Secret State by John Sweeney

 

Barb is reading:

Nature Girl by Carl Hiasson

Joyland by Stephen King

 

Stranger Things on Netflix

 

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep119.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm PST

Book Talk Begins at 30:15

Recorded on August 5, 2016

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL is ongoing!  You have until August 31st to post a picture of any bear you have knit or crocheted in 2016 in our FO thread.  Lots of prizes, but your best reward is knowing you have given a child comfort.

Thank you to new prize donors:  DCAlaneKnitsredsknitsBostonJentmkr, and dptemple.

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!  Soon we will start a chatter thread, and create a Ravelry Bundle of patters.


Knit Companion for Android is coming soon!  Please go to Knit Companion for Android thread to find out all about it - and to join in the fun with weekly puzzles/games.  Anyone can play - both IOS and Android users.  


EVENTS:

Lambtown at the Dixon Fairgrounds, Dixon, CA is October 1 & 2, 2017.  Tracie will be attending.


Cogknitive Fiber Retreat in Tehachapi, CA on OctoberOctober 8th.  Both Barb and Tracie will be attending.


KNITTING

Tracie has finished:


* Mother Bears #88 - 94

Rodeo Drive Poncho by Staci Perry, using Fonty BB Merino in Brun Scooby Doo.

 

Barb has finished:


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

*Christmas Vanilla socks using Wisdom Yarn Saki Bamboo Multis in the Crayon Box colorway

Declan Hat by Samantha Kirby using Vanna's Choice in the Colonial Blue colorway

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

 

Tracie is currently knitting:

*Meris cardigan by Elizabeth Doherty, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock 

*Just Autumn Cowl by Janina Bottger in Becoming Art Fingering

Allegra Cami by Svetlana Volkova, using Euro Baby Cotton 


Barb is currently knitting:

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

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

Whippet by Ankestrick, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blush colorway

Wingspan by Mayan Tri'Coterie Designs, using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi

 

READING

Tracie has finished:

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

*  You Must Remember This Podcast by Karina Spencer - Charles Manson's Hollywood.  12 episodes, starting with episode 37.

Barb has finished:

*  Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell. 

*  Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

*  Something Missing by Matthew DicksBear in the Back Seat I: *  Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Carolyn Jourdon & Kim DeLozer

*   Missoula: Rape and Justice in a College Town by Jon Krakauer

Tracie is currently reading:

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer & Susan Dworkin

Vertical: The Follow-Up to Sideways by Rex Pickett

Barb is currently reading:

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

 

Direct download: Episode_118.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am PST

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