2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded September 26, 2016

Book Talk starts at 30:01

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 - be sure to check out the Bundles of pattern suggestions!

Win a copy of the Amplitude pattern by Greg Cohoon – will end on Halloween. 


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)

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


Barb’s FOs

Mother Bear #100 

Be Kind Hat by Melissa Simpson, using Vannas Choice

Directional Scarf by Lion Brand, using Lion Brand Amazing.

Mata Shawl by Chrissy Graham, using Gnomeacres Scruffy Gnome DK

The Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay, usling Plymouth  yarn Coffee Beenz

Zigzagular Socks #2 by Susie White, using Fishknits Opulence MCN


Tracie’s FOs

Meris by Elizabeth Doherty in Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock 

Rainbow Sprinkles by Kristy Harrison

Mr. Cowl by Dani Sunshine in Lion Brand Lion’s Pride Woolspun


Barb has cast on

Intergalactic Shawl by Jen Hiebert – using Knit Picks Stroll Fingering

Another Bankhead Hat using Lion Brand Amazing


Barb continues to work on

Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke in Plymouth Merino Select DK

Whippet Cardigan by ANKESTRICK using Knit Picks Lindy Chain

Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi


Tracie has cast on

Skykomish by Lee Meredith in Ella Rae Silkience

Rainbow Sprinkles by Kristy Harrison


Tracie continues to work on

Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton

Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas in Malabrigo Sock

Summer Fringe Shawlette by Sarah Keller in Chevel Blanc Official Comete


Barb’s Finished Books

Follow You Home by Mark Edwards

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Heads or Tails by Leslie A. Gordon 


Tracie’s Finished Books

There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me by Brooke Shields

Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder by Ann Rule

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

The Hunt Club Bret Lot

The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley 


Barb’s Current Books

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

The Girls by Emma Cline


Tracie’s Current Books

Savage Son by Corey Mitchell

The End of Everything by Megan Abbott


Barb likes the good customer service from Crate & Barrel 

Tracie recommends Vanishing Edge Panties from Soma

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Book Talk begins at 26.53

Recorded on September 9, 2016

It's the 5-year Podiversary for the 2 Knit Lit Chicks Podcast!  Thank you all for making this journey a fun one.

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL is finished.  Be sure and listen to the podcast to find out what you won.  If you put a bear in the Mother Bear FO thread and didn't hear your name called, please let us know!

Our contest to win a copy of the latest Stranded Magazine will continue until October 1st.

Next up is our Fall Sweater 2016 KAL/CAL.  You have between October 1st and January 31st to complete an adult-sized sweater.  While you may not want to make the sweater picutred here (!), there are lots of other patterns to choose from.  Take a look at our Bundles Page to see Beginner Sweaters, Adventurous Beginners to Advanced Sweaters and Crochet Sweaters.

WIPs count too!  And as with all of our KALs, you may double-dip into other contests with the same project.


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)

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

Barb has about 35 knitting books for sale here!


Barb has finished:

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

* She has also finished Mother Bears 97, 98 & 99

Tracie has finished:

*her Mr. Cowl by Dani Sunshine.  She used Lion Brand Kion's Pride Woolspun

Suture Hat by Alex Tinsley, using Plymouth Encorein Charcoal

Quick and Easy Slouchy Hat by Jessica Gutoski in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick - Charcoal

I Was a Teenage Mutant Hat in Lion Brand Wool-ease in Green

Barb is working on: 

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

Whippet Cardigan by ANKESTRICK using Knit Picks Lindy Chain

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

Barb has cast-on:

* The Be Kind hat using Vanna's Choice in a gray color

* The Directional Colors scarf, using Lion Brand Amazing

Tracie 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

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

She has cast-on:

* The Hermione Hearts Ron hat by Christy Aylesworth in Zara Merino Extra Fine in Creme


Barb has finished:

*  The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell - excellent book!

*  Nature Girl by Carl Hiasson - recommended

*  Joyland by Stephen King - recommended

*  Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

Tracie has finished:

North Korea Undercover: Inside the World's Most Secret State by John Sweeney  - she recommends it

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

The Unraveling of Mercy Lewis by Keija Parssinen

*  The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

Barb is currently reading:

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

Follow You Home by Mark Edwards

Tracie is currently reading:

*  There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me by Brooke Shields

*  Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder by Ann Rule

Tracie recommends Schofferhofer Grapefruit

Mother Bear KAL prizes and winners:

1.  donated by LGordon555, an e-copy of the Heads or Tails by Leslie Gordon - emrubin

2.  donated by LGordon555 - any Ravelry pattern - moxymomma

3.  1 skein of yarn donated by the Happy Buffalo etsy shop - istop2knit

4.  1 skein of yarn donated by the Happy Buffalo easy shop - mimifan

5.  donated by Sandra Maz - a tote bag - nursecatknit

6.  donated by PrairiePiper - 3 copies of her Crooked Ewe pattern - punkconformity,  domicroche, and Dagger51

7.  2 skeins of yarn donated by Knitty Kitty Bags etsy shop - Sockmonkey628 and miek

8.  donated by Joanna Johnson - Green Gables Knits - jollypondknitter

9.  1 Fix-a-Stitch kit - 1hundredprojects

10.  donated by SSKnits - the Knit Figures app - meadowlarkknit

11.  donated by SSKnits - a pattern from her Ravelry store - Sutton36

12.  donated by knrisluvswool - a copy of her In Transit hat and cowl pattern - jcampo

13.  donated by Sweetart 77 - a project bag from her makethisfromthat etsy store - Brooksnana

14.  donated by Goodstuff - 3 patterns from her Ravelry store - pjpurls, smithMKS, janeos2000

15.  donated by Goodstuff - a project bag from her etsy story - DCAlaneKnits

16.  donated by k8erpillar - 5 sets of bear stitch markers from her etsy shop - Obenya, GailBN, maddiesmom, seestephyknit and jchant

17.  $20 gift certificate donated by Leading Men Fiber Arts  - MariKnits

18.  Halcyon37 donated a Ravelry pattern of the winner's choice -TiaandCat

19.  donated by Jamies900 - 3 gifts of 2skeins of yarn each - Jasdel, rozstitches,  and stella650

20.  donated by Jamies900 - a yarn valet - cobbieknits

21.  donated by Invictus Yarns - 2 skeins of her Captain SW Sweet Clementine - kannasoup and notprunes

22.  donated by Invictus Yarns - 1 skein of MCN Content -  humbledaisy

23.  a copy of Henry's Hat by Joanna Johnson - KnitAdmin

24.  donated by tmkr - a skein of her handspun - MimaB

25.  donated by dptemple - a Ravelry pattern of the winner's choice, up to $10 - Corrinesknits

26.  donated by BostonJen - a copy of the Riley Rose Shawl - Halcyon37

27.  donated by DCAlaneKnits - handmade project bag with DPN holder and stitch markers - WiscKnitter

28.  donated by RedsKnits - teddy bear project bag - KrissyVB

29.  donated by an anonymous donor - a skein of Wollmeise - purlpumpkin

30.  a NoCKRs 2016 wine glass sippy cup - cmillerwise

31.  a NoCKRs 2016 tote bag - farmwife99

32.  2 Knit Lit Chicks project bag, made by Tracie - Belle717

33.  donated by Poppy - single skeins of yarn - pennyforyourthoughts, K8erpillar, straightfork, MEKW and cwyneken




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