2 Knit Lit Chicks

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

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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

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