2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded December 22, 2016

Book Talk starts at: 30:58

Fall is long gone, but our annual Sweater KAL is ongoing until January 3!  All entries to our FOs thread will need to be an adult-size sweater with sleeves (short is okay!), cardigan or pullover.  Be sure to check out the Bundles of pattern suggestions.  You still have time!

The Chicks will be at Stitches West 2017  - February 23-26, 2017 at the 

Santa Clara Convention Center/Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, CA.  We will be having our regular meet-up in the Hyatt bar on Saturday afternoon - come see us!

Tracie’s FOs:

Finished:

2 Stashbusting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose

One-Cable Mitts by Valerie Teppo in Classic Elite Yarns Water Lily

Barb’s FOs: 

Tupshin Socks by Erin Birnel in Knit Picks Tonal Fingering 

Toasty Texters fingerless mitts by Betsy Stuyvesant, in Dizzy Blond Studios Bombshell Superwash Worsted

Fast and Easy Fingerless Mitts by Lisa Beamer in Malabrigo Rios 

Sweet-ish Fish by Susan B. Anderson in Dizzy Blonde Studios Superwash Worsted 

Two Pussyhats in Joanne Fabrics Big Twist

Tracie has cast on:

forest park cowl by Liz Abinante (free) in Noro Cash Aroha colorway 100

Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in KnitPicks Full Circle Worsted in the Passion colorway

or

Sylvia Cardigan by Meghan Jones in Cascade Hollywood in the Walnut colorway

Sprig Cloche by Alana Dakos in Cascade 220 Sport Superwash

And continues working on:

A pair of Vanilla socks in Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock

Terribly Simple shawl by Caitlin ffrench, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Cosmos colorway

Barb has cast on:

Vanilla Socks using Gale’s Art Double Secret Sock Blank in the Rockstar Rainbow colorway

And continues to work on

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

Tilbury Mittens – by Chrissy Graham (yes, another test knit! so no Ravelry page yet) using Cattail Knits Nugget’s Girlfriend DK in the Sexy Eyes colorway

Project Peace cowl by Christina Campbell, using Madelinetosh Dandelion in the Magic colorway

Antler Cardigan by TinCan Knits using Cloudborn Wool Worsted Twist in the Natural colorway

Tracie finished reading:

The Widow by Fiona Barton

Tease by Amanda Maciel

Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster

Barb finished:

Dead Mountain:  The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eicher

Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen

Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman

Journal of the Dead: A Story of Friendship and Murder in the New Mexico Desert by Jason Kersten

Tracie is  reading

Ill Wind by Nevada Barr

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Barb is reading:

Find Her by Lisa Gardner

Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony by Jeff Ashton

 

 

 

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_127.mp3
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Recorded on December 9, 2016

Book Talk starts at 37:00

 

 

 

Our annual fall Sweater KAL is running 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!

 

Barb is giving away an unopened Chinook Shawl Kit from Knit Picks in the white-to-black gradient color way.  This giveaway will last until December 15th.


The Knitted Knockers Organization needs your help!  They are in urgent need of as many Knitted Knockers as possible.  Please send your Knockers (unstuffed is fine) to:

Knitted Knockers Support Foundation

1780 Iowa St.

Bellingham, WA 98229

 

 

Knitting

Barb’s has finished:

Grenadine by Amy Christoffers using Plymouth Mushishi - it fits well and she loves it!

Café au Lait hat by Kathryn C. (free pattern on Rav) using Knit Picks Swish DK in the Hollyberry colorway

Another Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose

Nemo Mittens by Siguarlaug Eva Stephansdottir, using Knit Picks Brava Sport in the Orange, Black and White color ways

Another Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay, using some leftover Lion Brand Amazing


Tracie has finished:

 

Her Zuzu's Petals by Carina Spencer, using Mini Mochi in the Jungle colorway

Her Water and Stone cardigan by Veera Valimaki, using Imperial Yarn Tracie Too in the Cosmos colorway


Barb is working on:

Tilbury Mittens – by Chrissy Graham (yes, another test knit! so no Ravelry page yet) using Cattail Knits Nugget’s Girlfriend DK in the Sexy Eyes colorway

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

Tupshin Socks, using leftover Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Pansy and Heartfelt colorways


Barb has cast on:

Another pair of Toasty Texters fingerless mitts, using Dizzy Blond Studios Bombshell Superwash Worsted in the Phoebe colorway

The Project Peace cowl, using Madelinetosh Dandelion in the Magic Colorway


Tracie is continuing to work on:

A pair of Vanilla socks in Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock

Terribly Simple shawl by Caitlin ffrench, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Cosmos colorway


Tracie has cast on:

Another Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose


Barb and Tracie Reviewed:

Double or Nothing: Reversible Knitting for the Adventurous by Alasdair Post-Quinn.  If you would like to win a copy of this book, please go over to our Ravelry Forum and look for the "Double or Nothing" thread.  This contest will close on January 15th.

 

 

BOOKS

 

Barb has finished:

Adnan’s Story by Rabia Choudry

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger


Tracie has finished:

The Crime of the Century: Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation by Dennis L. Breo and William J. Martin

The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

 

Barb is currently reading:

Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen

 

Tracie is currently reading:

The Widow by Fiona Barton

Tracie mentioned an article on charities that are pro-women, earth-friendly and anti- bigotry from the Jezebel.com site:

 

 

 

 

 

 
Direct download: Episode_126_-_12_11_16_12.18_PM.mp3
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