2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded September 27, 2017

Book Talk Starts at 30:25

 

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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

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