2 Knit Lit Chicks

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
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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

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