2 Knit Lit Chicks

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

 

 

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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

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