2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded on December 23, 2017

Book Talk starts at 31:15

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread.

Listen until the end of the podcast to find out who won the gorgeous skein of Duren Dyeworks Barbie Time!

Frog Peak Creations - offering 25% off all merchandise until January 7th with the code HOHOHO2017.  Get yours now!

We have 2 Knit Lit Chicks merchandise!  Please go here to see all the choices available.

 

EVENTS:

Sacramento Knitting Guild, February 1, 2018 - Barb and Tracie will be the featured speakers.

Stitches West 2018 - February 25-28, 2018

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Mother Bear #124

Another Whinstone hat by Chrissy Graham, using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorway

The Medaki Cardigan by Kristen Johnstone, using Duren Dyeworks Joy DK in the Royalty colorway

Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet  

Thunderstorm Toque by AbbyeKnits using Duren Dyeworks Joy DK in the Royalty color way

Will's Christmas Socks, a vanilla sock with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel, using Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Clover colorway

 

Tracie has finished:

Maize Mitts in Hufflepuff colors by Tin Can Knits

Hive Hat by Tanya Patterson

 

Barb is currently working on:

Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways

Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway

Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway


Barb has cast-on:

Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry, using Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering in the Magical Dyepot D3, D5 and D6 color ways.  And many thanks to Zen Yarn Garden for gifting the yarn to Barb for review!


Tracie is working on:

Rachel by Jose Paquin in Alexandra’s Crafts Timberline Ice in the Ruby colorway

Her 5th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota

Redford pullover by Julie Hoover, using Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino in the Monteverde colorway

Peer Pressure shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Miss Babs Hot Shot in the Hot to Trot color way

 

BOOKS

Tracie has finished:

Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Crowing Up Cult by Jayant Tamm - Tracie liked it a lot

The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner - meh!

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Ann Quindlen - Tracie recommends it!

 

Barb has finished:

When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery by Frank Vertosick - Barb loved it

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness by Paula Poundstone - thumbs up!

Don't Look Back by Greg Hurwitz - good, don't read it at night by yourself!

 

Barb and Tracie both reviewed:

The Child by Fiona Barton - thumbs up from both Chicks!

 

Tracie is reading:

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

 

Barb is reading:

Murder in Room 305  by Gary King

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

 

Other podcasts mentioned:

Heaven's Gate audio podcast

Skein Enable audio podcast

Direct download: Episode_150_-_12_26_17_2.29_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm PST

Recorded on December 6, 2017

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread.

Giveaway Time!  

Enter to win a skein of Duren Dyeworks Self-Control Fingering (100% BFL SW) in the Barbie Time colorway by leaving a comment here.  The thread will close December 15.


Thank you to Diane of Dinaripper Creations for sending Pussyhat project bags to Barb and Tracie!   Check out her shop for cute project bags, handknit items and other good things

 

We have 2 Knit Lit Chicks merchandise!  Please go here to see all the choices available!

 

EVENTS:

Sacramento Knitting Guild, February 1, 2018 - Barb and Tracie will be the featured speakers.

Stitches West 2018 - February 25-28, 2018

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Added Elegance Socks for Ann, using Knit Picks Felici in the Nassau colorway

Mother Bear #123

Whinstone hat by Chrissy Graham, using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorwa

Tracie has finished the Top This Puppy Hat, using a DMC Creative World Top This Kit

Barb is currently working on:

Will's Christmas Socks, a vanilla sock with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel, using Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Clover colorway

The Medaki Cardigan by Kristen Johnstone, using Duren Dyeworks Joy DK in the Royalty colorway

Barb didn't work on, but hopes to get back to:

Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways

Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway

Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway

Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet  

 

Tracie is working on:

Rachel by Jose Paquin in Alexandra’s Crafts Timberline Ice in the Ruby colorway

Her 5th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota


She didn't work on but hopes to get back to:

Redford pullover by Julie Hoover, using Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino in the Monteverde colorway

Peer Pressure shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Miss Babs Hot Shot in the Hot to Trot color way

BOOKS

Barb has finished:

How My Book Club Got Arrested by Leslie O’Kane

River Road by Carol Goodman

Tracie is reading:

Both Barb and Tracie are reading The Child by Fiona Barton and will discuss it together in Episode 150.

Barb is reading:

Other podcasts mentioned:

Done Disappeared

Young Charlie

Direct download: Episode_149_with_add-ons_-_12_8_17_2.00_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm PST

Recorded on November 23, 2017

Book Talk starts at 25:31

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread.

Giveaway Time! 
Enter to win a skein of Duren Dyeworks Self-Control Fingering (100% BFL SW) in the Barbie Time colorway by leaving a comment here. The thread will close December 15.
Want to win an copy of Helen Stewart’s Knitvent 2017? Leave a comment on knittybarb’s Instagram post to enter. This contest will close November 30.

Barb completely enjoyed the Authors Luncheon benefiting the National Kidney Foundation: authors Joyce Maynard, Lee Child, Lisa See, Christine Carter, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and Lisa Brown, Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski

Tracie has finished:
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose
Purl Rib hat by me in Plymouth Encore
Purl Rib hat by me in Naturally Nazareth

Barb has finished:
Mother Bear #122
Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Cherry Swirl colorway
2 pair of child-size Maize mitts using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorway
Mitts for Your Little Paws by Holly Marie using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorway
Jayla’s Birthday Socks using Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Patterns and Fishknits Boot Strap yarn in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway
Rachel’s Christmas Shortie Socks, using the BFF Shortie Socks pattern by Ashlynn Alexander
Germinate Mitts by Hannah Colbert using Dascade 220 Superwash in the 1910 (Blue-Green) colorway
Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington, using GnomeAcres Sparkle Gnome in the Wuv Twue Wuv colorway

Tracie is not working on anything, but she did cast on:
Rachel by Jose Paquin in Alexandra’s Crafts Timberline Ice in the Ruby colorway

Barb is working on:
Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway
Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet 

And she has cast on:
Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas, using Knit Picks Felici in the Nassau colorway
Will’s Christmas Socks, using Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity in an Olive Green colorway and Patons Kroy FX in the Clover colorway.
Whinstone Hat by Chrissy Graham (test knit) using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorway.

Tracie has finished:
Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron
The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dick
The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

Barb has finished:
Capture by Roger Smith
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil
Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
The Girl Who was Taken by Charlie Donlea

Tracie is reading:
Serpentine: The True Story of a Serial Killer's Reign of Terror from Europe to South Asia by Thomas Thompson
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Barb is reading:
How My Book Club Got Arrested by Leslie O’Kane
River Road by Carol Goodman

Barb says thumbs up to podcasts Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Happier in Hollywood with Liz Craft and Sarah Fain

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm PST

Recorded on November 1, 2017

Book Talk starts at 40:01

 

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread (coming soon!).

 

New Giveaway!  Duren Dyeworks Self-Control Fingering (100% BFL SW) in the Barbie Time colorway

 

Tracie has finished:

Top This! snowflake hat in DMC Creative World Top This for Audrey

Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose for charity

Cardigan for Arwen in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in the Pining for Ewe 

colorway

Ruby’s Hat by Caroline Spillane in Plymouth Toybox Rainbow

Barb has finished:

Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Black Pepper Swirl colorway

Another Ridge Runner Hat by Chrissy Graham, using leftover Plymouth Galway Worsted

Tracie has cast on:

Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose

And has continued to work on:

5th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake

Redford by Julie Hoover in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Hardtwist in the Monteverde colorway

Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Miss Babs Hot Shot in Hot to Trot

She is anxious to cast on:

Rachel by Jose Paquin in Alexandra’s Crafts Timberline Ice

Barb is working on:

Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways

Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway

Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway

Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet 

And has cast on:

Socks for Jayla using  the Basic Sock Pattern from Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Patterns with Fishknits Bootstrap yarn in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway.

Pioneer Braid #4 using Premier Sweet Roll in the Sweet Cherry colorway

Finished Books: 

The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding

Mortal Fall by Christine Garbo

 

Finished:

Blood Games by Jerry Bledsoe

The Privileges by Jonathan Dee

 

Current Books

Capture by Roger Smith

Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

Reading:

Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron

 

 
Direct download: 2KLC_ep_147.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm PST

Recorded on October 11, 2017

Book Talk Starts at 22:40

We really appreciate your iTunes reviews!  And we also really appreciate you joining our Ravelry group.  Thank you so much.

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread (coming soon!).

Tracie & Barb will be at: 

Stitches West 2018 registration opened July 20 - rooms at the Hyatt and Hilton are long gone, but you can still register for classes!  Be sure and leave some free time on Saturday afternoon to come to our meet-up in the Hyatt bar.


Sacramento Knitting Guild February 1, 2018.  Tracie and & Barb will be the speakers at this meeting.

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Helix Hat #5 by Jessica Rose

Tracie has finished:

Twist Hat (Twisted Up Reversible Striped Hat by Nicole Gehrig in Kraemer Yarns Naturally Nazareth in the Winter colorway (see picture at left)

Slouchy Star-Crossed Beret by Natalie Larson in Kraemer Yarns Naturally Nazereth in the Winter colorway

4th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake

Agathis Hat by Agata Smektala in Rowan Pure Woll Superwash Worsted 

 

Barb continues to work on:

*Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways

*  Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway

Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway

Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Black Pepper Swirl colorway

Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet 

 

Barb has cast on:

* Another Ridge Runner Hat by Chrissy Graham, using leftover scraps of two colors of Plymouth Galway Worsted

* Mother Bear #121

 

Tracie continues to work on:

Redford by Julie Hoover in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Hardtwist in the Monteverde colorway

Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Miss Babs Hot Shot in Hot to Trot

Cardigan for Arwen in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in the Pining for Ewe colorway

 

BOOKS

 

Barb finished reading: 

The Whistler by John Grisham

Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker

 

Tracie has finished:

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Inside-Out Girl by Tish Cohen

* This is Not Over by Holly Brown

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West

 

Barb is currently reading:

The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

Mortal Fall: Glacier Mystery #2 by Christine Carbo

 

Tracie is currently reading:

The Privileges by Jonathan Dee

Blood Games by Jerry Bledsoe

 

 

Barb recommended the Dirty John Podcast (link goes to the first episode)

 

 

 
Direct download: Episode_146_-_10_14_17_1.00_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm PST

Recorded September 27, 2017

Book Talk Starts at 30:25

 

We would really appreciate some new iTunes reviews!  

We are so close to 3000 members - please come join our Ravelry group!

 

Our sweater KAL is coming right up - October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread (coming soon!)

 

Tracie & Barb will be at: 

Lambtown 2017  - Dixon May Fair Grounds, October 7-8.  We will be attending on Saturday, October 7th.

 

Stitches West 2018 registration opened July 20 - rooms at the Hyatt and Hilton are long gone, but you can still register for classes!  Be sure and leave some free time on Saturday afternoon to come to our meet-up in the Hyatt bar.

 

Barb has finished:

Mother Bear #119

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

Thundertwist by Greg Cohoon, using Plymouth Galway in the 121 colorway (light green)

 

Tracie finished:

2nd Puppy Pullover by Kitterly (free pattern) for Posy

Basic Peanut Body with rabbit ears from 50 Yards of Fun by Rebecca Danger

Crumpet Beret by Maura Kirk for Mano Del Uruguay (free pattern) in Dizzy Blonde Studios Dirty Blonde Superwash DK in the Mae colorway

 

Barb continues to work on:

Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways

Out of hibernation – Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway

 

And she has cast on:

Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway

Stashbusting Helix Hat#5 by Jessica Rose

Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Black Pepper Swirl colorway

Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet 

 

She frogged

Basic Brioche Hat using Plymouth Galway Worsted in the 116 colorway

 

 

Tracie frogged:

Smoky Mountain Moebius Cowl by Leedra Scott in Malabrigo Rueca in the Indicita Colorway

 

She has cast on: 

Slouchy Star-Crossed Beret by Natalie Larson in Kraemer Yarns Naturally Nazereth in the Winter colorway

 

And continues to work on:

Redford by Julie Hoover in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Hardtwist in the Monteverde colorway

Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Miss Babs Hot Shot in Hot to Trot

4th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake

Cardigan for Arwen in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in the Pining for Ewe 

colorway

 

Barb finished reading: 

Vanished: Cold-Blooded Murder in Steeltown by Jon Wells

The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle

 

Tracie finished:

The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho" by Harold Schechter

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin

Just Like Other Daughters by Colleen Faulkner

 

Barb is reading:

The Whistler by John Grisham

Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love by David Talbot

 

Tracie is reading:

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_145.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm PST

Recorded September 14, 2017

Book Talk Begins at 39:40

 

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL has ended!  We will give the winners another week to hear their names and contact us before we PM them.

 

Tracie & Barb will be at 

Lambtown 2017  - Dixon May Fair Grounds, October 7-8.  We will be attending on Saturday, October 7th.

 

Stitches West 2018 registration opened July 20 - rooms at the Hyatt and Hilton are long gone, but you can still register for classes!  Be sure and leave some free time on Saturday afternoon to come to our meet-up in the Hyatt bar.

 

KNITTING


Barb has finished:

*  Mother Bear #118

*  Her 2nd Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering scraps

*  Blenheim Hat by Chrissy Graham, using Vanna’s Choice in the Colonial Blue colorway

*  Ridge Runner Hat by Chrissy Graham, using Lane Boroesia in a turquoise color way

*  Stashbusting Helix Hat #4 by Jessica Rose, using worsted weight scraps

*  Candy Jar Socks (Vanilla Bean by Emily O’Grady) using Knit Picks Felici in the Candy Jar colorway.

*  Hitofude cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu, using madelinetosh Feather in the Oddessy colorway

 

 

Tracie has finished

 

Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in Istex Lettlopii (shown here on the recipient!)

 

*  Puppy Pullover for Sally, designed by Bitterly in Universal Uptown Worsted and Cascade Anthem


Barb has cast on:

*  Thundertwist (a hat) by Greg Cohoon, using Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted in the 121 colorway

*  Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock Multi in the Voyager color way, along with Lorna's Laces String Quintet in the Voyager colorways.

 

Barb is continuing to work on:

*  Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in a green/blue/purple colorway.  She is determined to have this finished by the time Episode 145 is recorded!

*  Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways

 

Tracie has cast on:

*  Her 2nd Puppy Pullover by Kitterly Kits

*  The Redford pullover by Julie Hoover, using Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino in the Monteverde color way

 

Tracie continues to work on:

Cardigan for Arwen in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in the Pining for Ewe 

colorway

*  Smoky Mountain Moebius Cowl by Leedra Scott in Malabrigo Rueca in the Indicita Colorway

*  Peer Pressure shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Miss Babs Hot Shot in the Hot to Trot colorway

*  Fiddly Bits #4 by Jane Pihota


PRODUCT REVIEW

Barb and Tracie reviewed Knitter's Pride Royale Knitting Needles.  Thumbs up from both of them!


BOOKS

Barb is reading:

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

And Tracie is reading:

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick

 

 
Direct download: Episode_144_-_9_16_17_11.40_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am PST

Recorded on September 2, 2017.

Book Talk starts at 28:14

Casual Hitofude KAL

Mother Bear KAL!  

 

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL has ended!  Thank you to everyone who has participated and/or donated prizes.  Listen to the end to hear the list of winners!

 

Tracie & Barb will be at 

Lambtown 2017  - Dixon May Fair Grounds, October 7-8.  We will let you know which day we’ll be attending closer to the event.

 

Stitches West 2018 registration opened July 20 - rooms at the Hyatt and Hilton are long gone, but you can still register for classes!  Be sure and leave some free time on Saturday afternoon to come to our meet-up in the Hyatt bar.

 

Barb has finished:

 Mother Bears #116 & 117

Nuvem by Martina Behm, using Wollmeise Lacegarn in the 13 A1 colorway.

Vanilla Socks for Will’s birthday using Knit Picks Chroma Twisted in the Fog Bank colorway

Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan in Premier Yarns Sweet Roll

 

Tracie has finished

Mother Bears 117, 118 & 119

Fingering/sport-weight Stashbusing Helix Hat by Jessica Rose (with slip stitch!) hat in SF State colors

 

Barb continues to work on:

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

Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering scraps

Brioche Knitting Made Easy (Mercedes Tarasoich-Clark) Craftsy class - Basic Brioche Hat using Plymouth Galway Worsted in the 116 colorway

Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu, using madelinetosh Feather in the Odessy colorway

 

And has cast on:

Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways

Candy Jar Socks (Vanilla Bean by Emily O’Grady) using Knit Picks Felici in the Candy Jar colorway.

Blenhieim hat by Chrissy Graham, using Vanna’s Choice in the Colonial Blue colorway.

 

Tracie has put into hibernation:

 New Wave Cardigan by Mary Annarella in Invictus Yarns Reward in Olive

 

She has cast on:

Cardigan for Arwen in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in the Pining for Ewe 

colorway

Smoky Mountain Moebius Cowl by Leedra Scott in Malabrigo Rueca in the Indicita Colorway

 

And continues to work on:

Fiddly Bits #4 by Jane Pihota

Peer Pressure shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Miss Babs Hot Shot in Hot to Trot

Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in Istex Lettlopii

 

Barb has finished reading:

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

Waiter to the Rich and Shameless: Confessions of a Five-Star Beverly Hills Server by Paul Hartford

 

Tracie has finished:

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robothom

Overkill by Lyn Riddle

Open Season (Joe Pickett, #1) by CJ Box

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

Perfect Husband: The True Story of a Trusting Bride Who Discovered Her Husband Was a Cold-Blooded Killer by Gary Provost

 

Barb is reading:

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede

 

And Tracie is reading:

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

Recorded August 12, 2017

Book Talk starts at 1:07:54

 

This episode features my special guest, Celia McAdam Cahill, aka PinotNoir on Ravelry!  Celia is the designer of the Peer Pressure shawlette and many other designs for Cast-On Magazine, as well as being certified as a Master Hand Knitter by the Knitting Guild Association.  Her most recent design is the Wayfarer cardigan. 

 

Come join our casual Hitofude KAL!

 

We hope you are participating in our Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  Things to know:

*The KAL will run until August 31, 2017

*Any bears knit or crocheted in 2017 are eligible for entry into the Mother Bear FO thread. 

*Please go to the Mother Bear Pattern Page to order your pattern - they have patterns in "knit flat", "knit in the round" and "crochet". 

*After July 1, post a separate picture of each bear in a separate post in the FO thread.

*We need prizes for our Mother Bear KAL!  If you have a prize or prizes to donate, please contact either Tracie or Barb.  

*Be sure to note in your FO post if this is your first Mother Bear.

 

Tracie & Barb will be at 

Lambtown 2017  - Dixon May Fair Grounds, October 7-8.  We will let you know which day we’ll be attending closer to the event.

 

Stitches West 2018 registration opened July 20 - rooms at the Hyatt and Hilton are long gone, but you can still register for classes!  Be sure and leave some free time on Saturday afternoon to come to our meet-up in the Hyatt bar.

 

Thank you so much to Jimmy Beans Wool - we had a fabulous time on the very first Biggest Little Bus Tour!  

 

Celia has finished:

Hey Teach by Helene Rush

Lotus Gradient, her own original design

 

 

Tracie has finished:

Mother Bears 114, 115 (Emerald Jade-Kelly), and 116 (Anne Elliot)  

3rd Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota

Scalloped Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar

 

 

Celia is working on:

Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes in Schachenmayr Regia Pairfect in the 7122 Black/Tan colorway

Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill in Neighborhood Fiber Rustic Fingering in Kalorama Circle

A new design for the Winter issue of a Cast On Magazine with the working name Caprice: a standard fitting pullover with confetti color lower arms and bodice, with chevron duplicate stitching in Invictus Yarns Beyond

 

Tracie has cast-on:

Fiddly Bits #4 by Jane Pihota

 

And continues to work on:

Peer Pressure shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Miss Babs Hot Shot in Hot to Trot

Sport-weight Stashbusting Helix Hat (now with slipped stitches!) by Jessica Rose in SF State colors

New Wave Cardigan by Mary Annarella in Invictus Yarns Reward in Olive

Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in Istex Lettlopii

 

Celia finished reading:

Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken

Return and Regret: A Novel Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion by Tracie Kluver Bezerra

 

She did not finish:

The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen by Mark Shaw

 

Tracie has finished:

In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Captain Wentworth’s Diary by Amanda Grange

Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone

Murder in Room 305 by Gary C. King

Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2003) by David Sedaris

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

 

Celia is reading:

Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard

 

Tracie is reading:

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robothom

 

Thumbs Up:  Freeway Service Patrol in California

Direct download: Episode_142_-_8_14_17_2.04_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm PST

Recorded on July 27, 2017

Book Talk starts at 25:55

Come join our casual Hitofude KAL!

 

We hope you are participating in our Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  Things to know:

*The KAL will run from now - August 31, 2017

*Any bears knit or crocheted in 2017 are eligible for entry into the Mother Bear FO thread. 

*Please go to the Mother Bear Pattern Page to order your pattern - they have patterns in "knit flat", "knit in the round" and "crochet". 

*After July 1, post a separate picture of each bear in a separate post in the FO thread.

*We need prizes for our Mother Bear KAL!  If you have a prize or prizes to donate, please contact either Tracie or Barb.  

*Be sure to note in your FO post if this is your first Mother Bear.

 

Stitches West 2018 registration opened July 20 - rooms at the Hyatt and Hilton are long gone, but you can still register for classes!  Be sure and leave some free time on Saturday afternoon to come to our meet-up in the Hyatt bar..

 

Tracie & Barb will be at 

Jimmy Beans Wool Biggest Little Bus Tour - the maiden voyage on August 5 is sold out, but stayed tuned on the JBW website for future dates

 

Lambtown 2017  - Dixon May Fair Grounds, October 7-8.  We will let you know which day we’ll be attending closer to the event.

 

Barb finished: 

Mother Bear #111, 112, 113, 114 & 115

Jungle Vines socks by Becky Greene using Invictus Master of my Feet in the Storm Chaser colorway

 

Tracie finished:

Mother Bears 111 & 112 

(Ho’onanea) Around the Island by Cindy Garland in Stunning Strings Studio Serenity in the Reflecting Pool Colorway

 

Barb continues to work on:

ScWiNoNa by Weezalana in Premier Sweet Roll in the Raspberry Swirl colorway

* Brioche Knitting Made Easy (Mercedes Tarasoich-Clark) Craftsy class - Basic Brioche Hat using Plymouth Galway Worsted in the 116 colorway

* Vanilla Socks for Will’s birthday using Knit Picks Chroma Twist in the Fog Bank colorway.

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

Nuvem by Martina Behm, using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the 13 A1 colorway.

Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering scraps.

*ScWiNoNa by Weezalana – using Premier Sweet Roll in the Raspberry Swirl colorway

*Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu, using madelinetosh Feather in the Odessy colorway.

Tracie has cast on:

Peer Pressure shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Miss Babs Hot Shot in Hot to Trot

 

And continues to work on:

* Fingering/sport-weight Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose in SF State colors

New Wave Cardigan by Mary Annarella in Invictus Yarns Reward in Olive

* 3rd Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota from a fingering-weight “magic cake”

Scalloped Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar in Tosh Merino Light in Copper Penny and * (Vi)laine Malicieuses (Malicious Wool) in the A La Peche Aux Coquillages (Shell-picking)

Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in Istex Lettlopii

 

Barb did not finish:

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

 

She did finish:

People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

Regret & Return by Tracie Kluver Bezerra

Theft by Finding Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

 

Tracie finished:

Murder at McDonalds: The Killers Next Door by Phonse Jessom

The Promise Girls by Marie Bostwick

Father of the Rain by Lily King

 

Barb is reading:

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

Waiter to the Rich and Shameless: Confessions of a Five-Star Beverly Hills Server by Paul Hartford

 

Tracie is reading:

In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Captain Wentworth’s Diary by Amanda Grange

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm PST

Tracie apologizes for all the ambient noise in this episode.  She shouldn't have been fiddling with stuff so much during recording!

Recorded on July 8, 2015

Book Talk Begins at 23:07

Come join our casual Hitofude KAL!

 

We hope you are participating in our Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  Things to know:

1.  The KAL will run from now - August 31, 2017

2.  Any bears knit or crocheted in 2017 are eligible for entry into the Mother Bear FO thread. 

3.  Please go to the Mother Bear Pattern Page to order your pattern - they have patterns in "knit flat", "knit in the round" and "crochet". 

4.  After July 1, post a separate picture of each bear in a separate post in the FO thread.

 

We need prizes for our Mother Bear KAL!  If you have a prize or prizes to donate, please contact either Tracie or Barb.  

5.  Be sure to note in your FO post if this is your first Mother Bear.

 

Thank you to everyone who has downloaded, read, and/or reviewed Tracie's novel Regret & Return: A Novel Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion by Tracie Kluver Bezerra is available for $2.99, or free as part of Kindle Unlimited.


KNITTING

Barb highly recommends Cloudborn Fibers Wool Worsted Twist, available from Craftsy.com


Barb has finished:

* Mother Bears #109 & #110

Peer Pressure Shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Abstract Fiber O'Keefe in the Huckleberry colorway

Tracie has finished

Mother Bears #110 and #111

 

Barb is currently working on:

ScWiNoNa by Weezalana in Premier Sweet Roll in the Raspberry Swirl colorway

* Brioche Knitting Made Easy (Mercedes Tarasoich-Clark) Craftsy class - Basic Brioche Hat using Plymouth Galway Worsted in the 116 colorway

Vanilla Socks for Will’s birthday using Knit Picks Chroma Twist in the Fog Bank colorway.

Jungle Vines socks by Becky Greene (CraftBuzz) using Invictus Master of my Feet in the Storm Chaser colorway.  

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

Nuvem by Martina Behm, using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the 13 A1 colorway.

Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering scraps.

 

Tracie is currently working on:

* Fingering/sport-weight Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose in SF State colors

New Wave Cardigan by Mary Annarella in Invictus Yarns Reward in Olive

* 3rd Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota from a fingering-weight “magic cake”

Scalloped Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar in Tosh Merino Light in Copper Penny and * (Vi)laine Malicieuses (Malicious Wool) in the A La Peche Aux Coquillages (Shell-picking)

(Ho'onenea) Around the Island by Cindy Garland, using Stunning Strings Studio in Serenity in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

BOOKS

 

Tracie has finished:

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mckenzie

Bad Blood (Lucy Black #4) by Brian McGilloway

 

Barb is reading:

People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

 

Tracie is reading:

Murder at McDonalds: The Killers Next Door by Phonse Jessom

The Promise Girls by Marie Bostwick


Barb recommends:

Ear Hustle podcast

Shetland TV Series (available on Netflix)

The Handmaid's Tale TV series (available on Hulu

Direct download: Episode_140_-_7_14_17_10.37_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am PST

Recorded June 28, 2017

Book Talk starts at 34:20

The 2 Knit Lit Chicks SWAP is done - thank you, SandraMaz!

Thank you to everyone who has downloaded, read, and/or reviewed my novel Regret & Return: A Novel Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion by Tracie Kluver Bezerra is available for $2.99, or free as part of Kindle Unlimited.

We hope you are participating in our Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  Things to know:

1.  The KAL will run from now - August 31, 2017

2.  Any bears knit or crocheted in 2017 are eligible for entry into the Mother Bear FO thread. 

3.  Please go to the Mother Bear Pattern Page to order your pattern - they have patterns in "knit flat", "knit in the round" and "crochet". 

4.  After July 1, post a separate picture of each bear in a separate post in the FO thread.

 

We need prizes for our Mother Bear KAL!  If you have a prize or prizes to donate, please contact either Tracie or Barb.   And thank you:

DCAlaneKnits – a mystery prize to a winner, and  a prize for people knitting or crocheting their first bear!

PattyB – pattern up to $8

An anonymous donor will gift a Ravelry pattern of the winner’s choice up to $7 

PinotNoir has donated a whole bunch of lovely yarn

LetsGoBows has made a $15 directly to the MBP

 

Barb has finished

Mother Bear #108

Slip and Swirl Socks by krisluvswool, using Ladybug Fibers Company Sparkly Sock Self-Striping in the Twinkle Toes colorway.

Noro Woven Stitch Shawl by Zapasi, using a Caron Cake in the Blueberry Cheesecake colorway.

Pioneer Braid Scarf using a Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Gelato Pop colorway

 

Tracie has finished

Mother Bears 107, 108 and 109 

Arena by Norah Gaughan in Juniper Moon Farms Zooey (linen & cotton)

 

Barb has cast on

ScWiNoNa by Weezalana in Premier Sweet Roll in the Raspberry Swirl colorway

Brioche Knitting Made Easy (Mercedes Tarasoich-Clark) Craftsy class - Basic Brioche Hat using Plymouth Galway Worsted in the 116 colorway

 

And continues to work on

Vanilla Socks for Will’s birthday using Knit Picks Chroma Twist in the Fog Bank colorway.

Jungle Vines socks by Becky Greene (CraftBuzz) using Invictus Master of my Feet in the Storm Chaser colorway.  

Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway.

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

Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill in Abstract Fiber O’Keefe in the Huckleberry colorway

Nuvem by Martina Behm, using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the 13 A1 colorway.

Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering scraps.

 

Tracie has cast on

Fingering/sport-weight Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose in SF State colors

New Wave Cardigan by Mary Annarella in Invictus Yarns Reward in Olive

 

And continues to work

3rd Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota from a fingering-weight “magic cake”

Scalloped Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar in Tosh Merino Light in Copper Penny and (Vi)laine Malicieuses (Malicious Wool) in the A La Peche Aux Coquillages (Shell-picking)

(Ho'onenea) Around the Island by Cindy Garland, using Stunning Strings Studio in Serenity in the Reflecting Pool colorway

Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in Istex Lettlopii

 

Barb has finished

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

The Green Road by Anne Enright

Ask Him Why by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Celine by Peter Heller

 

Tracie has finished

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

How It All Began by Penelope Lively

Jane-Emily by Patricia Clapp

Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

 

Barb is reading

Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris

People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

 

Tracie is reading

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mckenzie

Bad Blood (Lucy Black #4) by Brian McGilloway

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm PST

Recorded on June 14, 2017

Book Talk Starts at 33:30

Tracie has a published novel available through Amazon on Kindle:  Regret & Return: A Novel Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion by Tracie Kluver Bezerra.  It is available for $2.99, or free as part of Kindle Unlimited.  Check it out!

 

2KLC Swap is almost over!  JUNE 15th: Mail-By Date.  When you get your swap package, please take pictures and post in the "THANK YOU" thread.

 

Framework: Ten Architectural Knits by Norah Gaughan!  The winner will be announced at the end of this podcast.

 

We hope you are participating in our Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  Things to know:

1.  The KAL will run from now - August 31, 2017

2.  Any bears knit or crocheted in 2017 are eligible for entry into the Mother Bear FO thread. 

3.  Please go to the Mother Bear Pattern Page to order your pattern - they have patterns in "knit flat", "knit in the round" and "crochet". 

4.  After July 1, post a separate picture of each bear in a separate post in the FO thread.

 

We need prizes for our Mother Bear KAL!  If you have a prize or prizes to donate, please contact either Tracie or Barb.

 

Listen to the end of the podcast to hear the 3 winners of the Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill!  This contest ended on June 15, 2017.

 

 

KNITTING

Tracie has finished:

Mother Bears #106 & #107

Her second Fiddly Bits Cowl by Jana Pihota from a fingering weight "Magic Cake"

 

Barb has finished:

*  her Edin Cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Raven Frog Sheepless in the Captain’s Blue Colorway.

*  Noro Woven Stitch Shawl by Zapasi, using a Caron Cake in the Blueberry Cheesecake colorway.

*  Mother Bears #106 & #107

 

Tracie has cast on:

*  Her 3rd Fiddly Bits Cowl by Jane Pihota, again using a "Magic Cake" of fingering scraps.

 

Tracie continues to work on:

*  Scalloped Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar in Tosh Merino Light in Copper Penny and (Vi)laine Malicieuses (Malicious Wool) in the A La Peche Aux Coquillages (Shell-picking)

*  (Ho'onenea) Around the Island by Cindy Garland, using Stunning Strings Studio in Serenity in the Reflecting Pool colorway

*  Arena by Norah Gaughan in Juniper Moon Farms Zooey DK 

 

Barb has cast on:

*  Her 2nd Fiddly Bits Cowl by Jana Pihota 

*  A 2nd Hitofude cardigan by Hiroku Fukatso, using Madelinetosh Feather in the Odyssey colorway

 

Barb Continues to work on:

*  Vanilla Socks for Will’s birthday using Knit Picks Chroma Twist in the Fog Bank colorway.

*  Jungle Vines socks by Becky Greene (CraftBuzz) using Invictus Master of my Feet in the Storm Chaser colorway.  

*  Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway.

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

*  Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill in Abstract Fiber O’Keefe in the Huckleberry colorway

*  Nuvem by Martina Behm, using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the 13 A1 colorway.

*  Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering scraps.

 

BOOKS

 

 

Tracie has finished:

*  Murder of Innocence: The Tragic Life & Final Rampage of Laurie Dann by Joel Kaplan

*  Lily & the Octopus by Steven Rowley

 

Barb has finished:

*  What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan

*  Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith

 

Tracie is currently reading Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

 

Barb is currently reading:

*  The Green Road by Anne Enright

Direct download: Episode_138_-_6_17_17_12.22_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm PST

Book Talk starts at 28:45

 

2KLC Swap is moving along.  Please check in frequently!  It is so important...

May 31st check in #4 

JUNE 15th: Mail-By Date

 

You still have time to win an ecopy of Framework: Ten Architectural Knits by Norah Gaughan!  To enter the drawing, leave a comment on the contest thread, which will close May 31.

 

It's time to get ready for our annual Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  Things to know:

1.  The KAL will run from July 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017

2.  Any bears knit or crocheted in 2017 are eligible for entry into the Mother Bear FO thread. 

3.  Please go to the Mother Bear Pattern Page to order your pattern - they have patterns in "knit flat", "knit in the round" and "crochet". 

4.  After July 1, post a separate picture of each bear in a separate post in the FO thread.

 

We need prizes for our Mother Bear KAL!  If you have a prize or prizes to donate, please contact either Tracie or Barb.

 

Barb and Tracie love the new shawl design, Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill!  Celia has kindly donated 3 copies of this shawl to give away to lucky listeners.  Please go to the contest thread in our Ravelry Group to enter to win. 

This contest will end on June 15, 2017.

 

Tracie and Barb will both be at Spinning at the Winery on June 3!  The event will run from 10am to 4pm at Retzlaff Vineyards in Livermore, California.  Enjoy some wine, bring a dish to share in the excellent potluck lunch, pick up some yarn or spinning supplies in the vendor’s market, and don't forget your knitting, drop spindle or spinning wheel!  This is the 20th annual event put on by the Treadles to Threads Spinning Guild.

 

KNITTING

Tracie has finished:

Mother Bears 103 (knit) and 104 (crochet)

Vanilla socks in Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge colorway

 

Barb has cast on:

Edin Cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Raven Frog Sheepless in the Captain’s Blue Colorway.

Vanilla Socks for Will’s birthday using Knit Picks Chroma Twist in the Fog Bank colorway.

Jungle Vines socks by Becky Greene (CraftBuzz) using Invictus Master of my Feet in the Storm Chaser colorway.  

Noro Woven Stitch Shawl by Zapasi, using a Caron Cake in the Blueberry Cheesecake colorway.

And continues to work on:

*  Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway.

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

*  Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill in Abstract Fiber O’Keefe in the Huckleberry colorway

*  Nuvem by Martina Behm, using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the 13 A1 colorway.

*  Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering scraps.

 

Tracie has cast on:

Scalloped Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar in Tosh Merino Light in Copper Penny and (Vi)laine Malicieuses (Malicious Wool) in the A La Peche Aux Coquillages (Shell-picking)

 

And continues to work on:

(Ho'onenea) Around the Island by Cindy Garland, using Stunning Strings Studio in Serenity in the Reflecting Pool colorway

Arena by Norah Gaughan in Juniper Moon Farms Zooey DK 

2nd Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota from a fingering-weight “magic cake”

Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in Istex Lettlopi

 

BOOKS

Barb finished;

Bess of Hardwick: First Lady of Chatsworth, 1527-1608 by Mary S. Lovell

The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

 

Tracie didn’t finish Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

 

She did finish:

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

@ The Crystal Lake: Revisiting Walden from the Digital Age by James Bezerra 

 

Barb is reading:

What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan

Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith

 

And Tracie is reading:

Lily & the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Murder of Innocence: The Tragic Life & Final Rampage of Laurie Dann by Joel Kaplan

 

Thumbs Up – Dos Coyotes Border Cafe.  There are now 10 locations in the Sacramento Area and the East Bay.

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm PST

Recorded May 10, 2017

Book Talk starts at: 32:2)

 

Our Colorwork KAL is finished!  Be sure and listen until the end to hear the winners.

 

2KLC Swap is moving along.  Please check in frequently!  It is so important...

May 15th: Check-In #3 

May 31st check in #4 

JUNE 15th: Mail-By Date


You still have time to win an ecopy of Framework: Ten Architectural Knits by Norah Gaughan!  To enter the drawing, leave a comment on the contest thread, which will close May 31.

 

It's time to get ready for our annual Mother Bear KAL/CAL!  Things to know:

1.  The KAL will run from July 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017

2.  Any bears knit or crocheted in 2017 are eligible for entry into the Mother Bear FO thread.

3.  Please go to the Mother Bear Pattern Page to order your pattern - they have patterns in "knit flat", "knit in the round" and "crochet".

4.  After July 1, post a separate picture of each bear in a separate post in the FO thread.

 

We need prizes for our Mother Bear KAL!  If you have a prize or prizes to donate, please contact either Tracie or Barb.

 

We have a new giveaway!  Barb and Tracie love the new shawl design, Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill!  Celia has kindly donated 3 copies of this shawl to give away to lucky listeners.  Please go to the contest thread in our Ravelry Group to enter to win.

This contest will end on June 15, 2017.

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

*  Her Scallop Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar, using 2 skeins of Candy Skein Yummy Fingering in the Blue Bubblegum and Boysenberry Jam colorways. 

* Mother Bear #105

 

Tracie has finished: Mother Bears #101 and #102

Barb has cast on:

The Peer Pressure Shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Abstract Fiber O'Keefe in the Huckleberry colorway

 

Barb is continuing to work on:

*  Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway.

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

*  A project she can’t talk about it because it’s a project for her swap partner!

*  Nuvem by Martina Behm, using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the 13 A1 colorway.

*  Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering scraps.

 

Barb has frogged the Edin cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Raven Frog Sheepless in the Captain's Blue colorway - she will start it over going down 2 sizes.

 

Tracie has cast on:

(Ho'onenea) Around the Island by Dindy Carland, using Stunning Strings Studio in Serenity in the Reflecting Pool colorway


Tracie is continuing to work on:

*  Arena by Norah Gaughan in Juniper Moon Farms Zooey DK 

*  2nd Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota from a fingering-weight “magic cake”

*  Vanilla socks in Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge  colorway

 

BOOKS

 

Barb has finished:

*  The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware - she gives it a "thumbs sideways"

The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante - again, a "thumbs sideways"

Tracie has finished reading:

*  Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman - she recommends this book

*  Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica - she does not recommend this book

*  The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

Barb is currently reading:

*  Bess of Hardwick: Empire Builder by Mary S. Lovell

*  The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

Tracie is currently reading:

*  A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

*  Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

Barb recommends the Prime Suspect series, starring Helen Mirren, available on Hulu

 
Direct download: Episode_136_-_5_12_17_11.43_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am PST

Recorded April 26, 2017

Book Talk Begins at 42:35

 

Our Colorwork KAL is almost finished, so get knitting and post those FOs!

 

2KLC Swap is moving along.  Please check in frequently!

April 30th: Check-In #2 

May 15th: Check-In #3 

May 31st check in #4 

JUNE 15th: Mail-By Date

 

Tracie has finished

Retreat Bath Mitt by Elizabeth Doherty in Quince & Co Sparrow

Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns Desert Dream in the Deep colorway

Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton

(photo)

 

Barb has finished:

Skew Socks by Lana Holden using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Asphalt Jungle colorway.

 

Tracie has cast on:

Arena by Norah Gaughan in Juniper Moon Farms Zooey DK 

 

And she continues to work on:

2nd Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota from a fingering-weight “magic cake”

Vanilla socks in Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge  colorway

Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in Istex Lettlopi

 

Barb is working on:

Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway

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

*  Test knit - Scallop Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar (the Giving Flower) using 2 skeins of Candy Skein Yummy Fingering in the Blue Bubblegum and Boysenberry Jam colorways. Edin cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Raven Frog Sheepless in the Captain's Blue colorway

Retreat Bath Mitt by Elizabeth Doherty, using Quince & Co. Sparrow in the Sans colorway

 

And cast on:

A project she can’t talk about it because it’s a project for her swap partner!

Nuvem by Martina Behm, using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the 13 A1 colorway.

 

Win an ecopy of Framework: Ten Architectural Knits by Norah Gaughan!

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To enter the drawing, leave a comment on the contest thread, which will close May 31.

 

Tracie has finished reading

Mommy Deadliest by Michael Benson

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn

 

Barb has finished:

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

American Heiress:  The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin

 

Tracie is reading:

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

 

Barb is reading

The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante

Bess of Hardwick: Empire Builder by Mary S. Lovell

 

Barb recommends the Very Pink Podcast

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm PST

Recorded on April 13, 2017

Book Talk starts at 26:50

Our Colorwork KAL started March 1 and will go until May 1.  Challenge yourself!  The FOs thread is open.  You still have time!

The 2 Knit Lit Chicks Spring Fling Swap has started!  You should have received your swap partner by now.  If you are participating, be sure and check the Swap thread a couple of times a week to keep up.

 

KNITTING

Tracie has finished:

*  Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using leftovers from stash!

*  3 Knitted Knockers

Barb has finished: 

Smorgasbord Cowl by Cindy Garland, using a kit bought at the Stunning String Studio booth at Stitches West (pictured above

*  5 Knitted Knockers

Barb has cast on:

*  Edin cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Raven Frog Sheepless in the Captain's Blue colorway

*  Fiddly Bits Cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering weight scraps

Barb is working on:

*  Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway

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

*  Test knit - Scallop Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar (the Giving Flower) using 2 skeins of Candy Skein Yummy Fingering in the Blue Bubblegum and Boysenberry Jam colorways. 

*  Skew socks by Lana Holden using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Asphalt Jungle colorway


Tracie has cast on:

*  Retreat Bath Mitt by Elizabeth Doherty, using Quince & Co Sparrow 

Tracie is working on:

* Vanilla socks in Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge  colorway

* Test knit: Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns Desert Dream in the Deep colorway

Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in Istex Lettlopi

* Her Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton has come out of hibernation


Tracie has frogged:  Coloring cardigan by Katrin Schneider, using  Anzula Nebula in the Lottie colorway


Discussion of the Magic Knot (Double Knot):

Jane Richmond - The Double Knot YouTube Video

How to Remember the Double Knot by Paula Emons-Fuesle YouTube video


BOOKS

Tracie has finished:

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

 Barb has finished:

Breaking Wild by Diane les Becquets

Tracie is currently reading:

*  The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn

*  Mommy Deadliest by Michael Benson

Barb is currently reading:

*  The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

 
Direct download: Episode_134_-_4_16_17_10.48_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am PST

Recorded March 29, 2017

Book Talk starts at 24:20

 

Our Colorwork KAL started March 1 and will go until May 1.  Challenge yourself!  The FOs thread is open.

 

Barb has finished: 

3 Knitted  Knockers

My Rainbow Heart by Stephanie Lotven, using Valley Yarns Huntington in the Sea Gull colorway

That Easy Guernsey Hat by Christine Roy, using leftover aran weight yarns

Vanilla socks using Knit Picks Felici in the Baker Street colorway

 

Tracie has finished:

5 knitted knockers

Sprig Cloche by Alana Dakos in Cascade 220 Superwash Sport

All That Jazz by TheTwistedYarn blog in Greenwood Fibers Star Dust mini-skeins in Earthen Hues

Mini-Landing Cardi by Vera Sanon in Fishknits Panache in the 42 Degrees Opposite the Sun for my niece Lexi’s 8th birthday

 

Barb has cast on:

Test knit - Scallop Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar (the Giving Flower) using 2 skeins of Candy Skein Yummy Fingering in the Blue Bubblegum and Boysenberry Jam colorways.

Skew socks by Lana Holden using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Asphalt Jungle colorway

 

Barb is working on:

Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway

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

Smorgasbord Cowl by Cindy Garland, using a kit bought at the Stunning String Studio booth at Stitches West

 

Tracie has cast on:

Vanilla socks in Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge  colorway

Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in Istex Lettlopi

Test knit: Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns Desert Dream in the Deep colorway

 

Tracie is working on:

Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using leftovers from stash!

Coloring cardigan by Katrin Schneider, using  Anzula Nebula in the Lottie colorway

 

 

 

Barb finished

Some Luck by Jane Smiley

The Last September by Nina de Gramont

I Know I Am but What Are You? By Samantha Bee

The Shift:  One Nurse, Twelve hours, Four Patients Lives by Theresa Brown

 

Tracie has finished

Evidence of Love by John Bloom & Jim Atkinson

No One Needs to Know by Kevin O’Brien

Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood & Scientology by Leah Remini

 

Barb is reading:

American Heiress:  The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin

Breaking Wild by Diane les Becquets

 

Tracie is reading:

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

 

“Feud: Bette & Joan” on FX

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am PST

Book Talk Begins at 34:20

Recorded on March 15, 2017

 

We are hosting a Colorwork KAL starting on March 1, and ending on May 1, 2017. 

 

Chat it up and make plans in our Colorwork KAL Chatter Thread

 

Browse our Colorwork Bundle for inspiration. 

 

Knit anything with colorwork - that means intarsia, stranded colorwork, stripes, brioch, double knitting, or slipped stitches.  We encourage you to challenge yourself. 

 

Pick a project larger than a mug cozy and you're good to go!

 

Be sure and listen until the end of the podcast for the winners of the Namaste Bag Giveaway, and to hear the latest news for the NoCKRs Retreat.

 

2 Knit Lit Chicks 2017 SWAP!  Yes, we are doing it again.  And once again, our leader is the indomitable SandraMaz.  Do you want to join us?  If so, please read all about it and follow the instructions  to enter here.  The deadline to enter the swap is March 20, 2017, so hop to it!!

 

We would love it if you would join our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Ravelry Group.  We have a lot of fun over there!!  

 

KNITTING

 Barb has finished:

 

* Her Levitate Poncho by Yvonne Poon, using Noro Kureopatora in the 2015 colorway 

 Endless Spring Cardigan by Anna Rauf using GnomeAcres Sparkle Gnome in the Wuv Twue Wuv colorway

*  Knotted Rib hat by Cheryl Beckerich, using Vanna's Choice in the Cranberry colorway

* Her My Garter Slipped! Scarf by Bereni New, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Raspberry Swirl colorway

*  Vanilla is the New Black Socks by Anneh Fletcher, using Leading Men Fiber Arts ShowStopper in the 911 Butterfly colorway

*  Brain Hat for Science by Kristen McDonnell, using Lion Brand Heartland in colorway 103

*  3 Knitted Knockers

Ponchos" in the wild at" Stitches West!  Left to right - JChant, 1HundredProjects,  xchorse,  BetterinMotion, Barb, and Thumperina!

 

Tracie has finished:

 

*  School's Out child's cardigan by Katya Frankel in Shaggy Bear Farms merino with Superwash and Tussah Silk

 

*  Kallisti Cowl by Hillary Smith Callis in Caron Cake int the Blueberry Kiwi colorway

*  2 PussyHats - 1 in Plymouth Toybox Collection Rainbow, and 1 in stripes of many different pink yarns

Barb is working on:

 

*  Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway

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

 

*  Vanilla Socks, using Knit Picks Felici in the Baker Street colorway

*  My Rainbow Heart mitts by Stephanie Lotven, using Valley Yarns Huntington as the base color and fingering scraps from stash.

Smorgasbord Cowl by Cindy Garland, using a kit bought at the Stunning String Studio booth at Stitches West

 

Barb has frogged the Sabine Cardigan by Coco Knits, using Indigodragonfly Merino Single Lace in the 20,000 Lawyers Under the Sea.  She just wasn't feeling it.

 

Tracie is working on:

 

*  Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using leftovers from stash!

*  Coloring cardigan by Katrin Schneider, using  Anzula Nebula in the Lottie colorway

*  All That Jazz cowl by TheTwistedYarn Blog, using Greenwood Fibers Star Dust mini-skeins, scraps, bits & leftovers

Mini-Landing Cardi by Vera Sanon, using FishKnits Panache in the 42 Degrees Opposite the Sun colorway

 

BOOKS

 

Barb has finished:

 

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Runaway by Alice Munroe

The Last One: A Novel by Alexandra Oliva 

 

 

Tracie has finished:

 

*  The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

 The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty

*  Wilde Lake by Laura Lipman

Silent Witness: The Karla Brown Murder Case by Don W. Weber and Charles Bosworth

The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai

Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr

Barb is currently reading:

 

The Last September by Nina de Garment

Tracie is currently reading:

 

No One Needs to Know by Kevin O'Brien

Evidence of Love by John Bloom & Jim Atkinson

 

Tracie talked about the HBO series, Big Little Lies

 

Barb talked about the new podcast The 45th, available on iTunes now

Direct download: Episode_132_-_3_18_17_12.52_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm PST

Recorded at Stitches West February 23 - 26, 2017

No Book Talk

Waze app

Franklin Habit’s blog,  The Panopticon

His column on the Skacel website, Fridays with Franklin

Barry Klein

Trendsetter Yarns

Front Range Bags 

The Altered Stitch

Planned Parenthood

Alexandra’s Crafts

The FiberLady

Newton’s Yarn Country

Bar-Maids

Anne Berk

Annetarsia

Mother Bear 

Halos of Hope

Inner Yarn Zen 

Meris by Elizabeth Doherty 

Franklin Habit’s I Dream of Yarn

Dragonfly Fibers 

Lisa Souza Dyeworks 

Luiseach by Handiworks Ltd

Knitting Rose Yarns Buffboo 

Lang Merino+ Color

Myra Wood

Bead Biz

Stunning String Studio

Smorgasbord Cowl

Ho’onanea Shawl 

Knitting Rose Yarns

Fishknits

Dizzy Blonde Studios

2 Guys Yarn Company 

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm PST

Recorded on February 8, 2017

Book Talk starts at: 32:03

The 2017 Sweater KAL is over!  The Winners are announced at the end of the podcast.

Get ready for our next Knit-along!  We will be hosting a Colorwork KAL starting on March 1, and ending on May 1, 2017. 

Chat it up and make plans in our Colorwork KAL Chatter Thread

Browse our Colorwork Bundle for inspiration. 

Knit anything with colorwork - that means intarsia, stranded colorwork, stripes, brioch, double knitting, or slipped stitches.  We encourage you to challenge yourself. 

Pick a project larger than a mug cozy and you're good to go!

 

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!  Also, check out the booths (and consider knitting or crocheting projects) for two of our favorite knitting charities: the Mother Bear Project will be at booth 704, and Knitted Knockers will be at in Booth 745.  Also, Halos of Hope will be in Booths 7545 & 1003.

NAMASTE BAG GIVEAWAY:  We have 2 Namaste Bags to give away!  The first one (the larger one above) is the Harlow Bag, donated by Barb.  The second one is the Poppins Bag (the smaller one below), donated by Stella650.  They are both gently used...but in truth, they look brand new!  Namaste is no longer in business, so if you always wanted a Namaste bag, now is your chance.

Go to our Ravelry Group and look for the Namaste Bag Giveaway and follow the prompt. 

You must be a member of the group to win.

Contest ends on March 15th.

KNITTING

Tracie has finished:

Pussyhat for her brother-in-law, using the Stashbusting Helix Hat pattern by Jessica Rose

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

* A set of C-cup Knitted Knockers, using Cascade Ultra-Pima in the Sage Colorway

 

Barb has finished:

* a KitKat Hat by Andre Sue Knits, using Big Twist in a light raspberry colorway.

Ex Boyfriends by Jennifer Beever using a Caron Cake in the Funfetti colorway


Tracie has cast-on:

* Another Pussycat in Plymouth Toybox Collection Rainbow

School's Out child's cardigan by Katya Frankel in Shaggy Bear Farms merino with Superwash and Tussah Silk

Kallisti Cowl by Hillary Smith Callis in Caron Cake int the Blueberry Kiwi colorway


Tracie is continuing to work on:

*Vanilla Socks in ONline Supersocke 100 Living Color

Joey Sweater by Kate Oates, using Cascade Hollywood in the Walnut colorway


Barb has cast-on:

Knotted Rib hat by Cheryl Beckerich, using Vanna's Choice in the Cranberry colorway

Levitate Poncho by Yvonne Poon, using Noro Kureopatora in the 2015 colorway


Barb is still working on:

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

Vanilla is the New Black by Anneh Fletcher

Endless Spring Cardigan by Anna Rauf using GnomeAcres Sparkle Gnome in the Wuv Twue Wuv colorway

Sabine Cardigan by Coco Knits, using Indigodragonfly Merino Single Lace in the 20,000 Lawyers Under the Sea


BOOKS

Tracie has finished:

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

Temple Secrets by Susan Gabriel


Barb has finished:

Pioneer Doctor: The Story of a Woman’s Work by Mari Grana

6oo Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster

*  The Sleeper by Emily Barr

*  Bitterweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

 

Tracie is currently reading:

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

The Hypnotist's Love Story


Barb is currently reading:

The Last One: A Novel by Alexandra Oliva

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Barb recommends the Book Cougars Podcast!













Direct download: Episode_130_-_2_9_17_3.43_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm PST

Recorded on January 25, 2017

Book Talk starts at: 39:45

Qur annual Sweater KAL is drawing to a close - the FOs thread will be locked at the end of the day on January 31!  Each entry must be an adult-size sweater with sleeves (short is okay!), cardigan or pullover. We will draw for the winners of our prize packages at the end of our next episdoe.

 

Gadgets We Love:

Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers

Lilly Brush for depilling sweaters

The Sock Ruler

 

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!  Also, check out the booths (and consider knitting or crocheting projects) for two of our favorite knitting charities: the Mother Bear Project will be at booth 704, and Knitted Knockers will be at in Booth 745.

 

Barb’s FOs 

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

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

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young using CatTail Knits Nugget’s Girlfriend DK in the Sexy colorway

Tilbury Mitts by Chrissy Graham using Alpenglow Bollistic Tweed in the Bruised Grapes colorway

Boreal Forest Cowl by Renee Callahan, using Malabrigo Rios in the Teal Feather and Sand Bank colorways, and Cascade 220 in the natural colorway

Adorable Kids’ Fingerless Mitts by Wei S. Leong, using leftover Gale’s Art Double Secret Sock Blank in the Rockstar Rainbow colorway

 

Tracie’s FOs:

3 Pussyhats, using the Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose for #5 and #7And a regular one with a rolled brim in Plymouth Toybox Collection Rainbow

Vanilla socks in Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock

 

Barb has cast on:

Vanilla is the New Black by Anneh Fletcher

Kitkat Hat by AndreSue Knits

Endless Spring Cardigan by Anna Rauf using GnomeAcres Sparkle Gnome in the Wuv Twue Wuv colorway

Sabine Cardigan by Coco Knits, using Indigodragonfly Merino Single Lace in the 20,000 Lawyers Under the Sea

 

And she continues to work on:

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

Ex Boyfriends by Jennifer Beever using a Caron Cake in the Funfetti colorway

 

Tracie has cast on:

Pussyhat for my brother-in-law

Vanilla Socks in ONline Supersocke 100 Living Color

 

Working On:

Joey Sweater by Kate Oates, using Cascade Hollywood in the Walnut colorway

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

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

 

Barb has finished:

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

The Other Queen by Phillipa Gregory

Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony by Jeff Ashton

The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly

 

Tracie has finished:

The Girl With all the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Act of Violence by Margaret Yorke

Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming

There Was An Old Woman by Hallie Ephron

 

Barb is reading:

Pioneer Doctor: The Story of a Woman’s Work by Mari Grana

6oo Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster

 

Tracie is reading:

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

Temple Secrets by Susan Gabriel

 

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_129.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22am PST

Recorded on January 8, 2017

 

Book Talk starts at: 21:20

 

Fall is long gone, but our annual Sweater KAL is ongoing until January 31!  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!


KNITTING


Barb's FOs:

*One Pussycat, using Joann Fabrics Big Twist

*Project Peace Cowl by Christina Campbell, using Madelinetosh Dandelion in the magic colorway


Tracie’s FOs:

*Sprig Cloche by Alana Dakos in Cascade 220 Sport Superwash

*4 Pussycats, in Plymouth Encore, Red Heart, Cascade 220 Superwash

*Quick and Easy Slouchy Hat by Jessica Gutoski, in Lion Brand Thick and Quick in a green colorway

*Instant Raspberry Hat by Tara Bogh, using Bernat Softee Chunky in hot pink

 

Barb continues to work on:

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

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

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


Barb has cast-on:

*Ex Boyfriends shawl/scarf, using Caron Cakes in the Funfetti colorway

*Boreal Forest Cowl by Renee Callahan, using Cascade 220 in the natural colorway, Malabrigo Yarn Ríos in the Teal Feather and Sand Bank colorwaysm, and Cascade 220 Superwash in a pale pink colorway

*Mother Bear #201


Tracie continues to work on:

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

*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 frogged:

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

and

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

 

Tracie has cast on:

*Joey Sweater by Kate Oates, using Cascade Hollywood in the Walnut colorway


BOOKS

 

 

Barb and Tracie have both finished Find Her by Lisa Gardner.  They both highly recommend this book!


Tracie has also finished:

 

Ill Wind by Nevada Barr

A Killer Among Us: A True Story of Murder and Justice by Charles Bosworth Jr.

 

Barb is currently reading:

Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony by Jeff Ashton

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross


Tracie did not finish:

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix


Tracie is currently reading:


Act of Violence by Margaret Yorke

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey


RIP George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds


Carrie Fisher's speech at the George Lucas AFI Lifetime Achievement Award

Direct download: Episode_128_-_1_10_17_11.54_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02pm PST

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