2 Knit Lit Chicks

Book talk starts at 25:05

Recorded on December 21, 2018

 

 

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.  Our very lively Chatter thread is here.  And you can post pictures of your gorgeous finished sweaters here!  You have until January 15, 2019 to post your FO picture.



 

 

Barb and Tracie discussed the book,  The Shawl Society Season 1 by Helen Stewart.   It is a beautiful book.  You can win an autographed copy of this book by going to our Ravelry group here and entering the contest.  It is available on Amazon in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia.  Here in the U.S., it is $13.88 - you can buy it here!  The contest ends on January 15, 2019.

 

 

KNITTING

 

 

 

Tracie finished:

1.  Gnome Pun Intended by Sarah Schira in James C. Brett Twinkle in the gold color way

2.  3 more Never Not Gnoming gnomes by Sarah Schira - 1 large in worsted weight Istex Lettlopi in Heather Lagoon.

3.  Ponytail Hat by Knikki Knits using Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted in the Caberet colorway.

4.  Golden Gate Bridge Hat by Sophie Kurnik in orange and grey Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted.

Tracie's Gnome Pun Intended!

Barb finished:

1.  Rose City Rollers socks by Mara Catherine Bryner, using Loopy Legends in the Leah's Hot Stuff colorway

2.  The Done by Halloween Harry Potter House Scarf by Abby Tohline using 2 colors of Cloudborn Sprightly Acrylic Worsted in a Black color way and a dark orange colorway.

3.  Frost at Midnight cowl by Helen Stewart, using Misti Alpaca Chunky in the Pewter colorway

 

4.  Mother Bear #150 !!!

Barb's Done-By-Halloween Harry Potter House Scarf - Hufflepuff  modeled by Jayla!

 

Tracie continues to work on:

1.  Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

2.  Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54

3.  Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, using Fiberspates Scrumptious 4-ply Sport in the Amethyst colorway

4.  Another Zephyr cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Elemental Effects Cormo Sport in the Cypress colorway

 

 Barb continues to work on:

1.   Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli, using Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock and Hu made Made Twist

2.  Big Sister cardigan by Hinterm Stein, using Cascade Pacific in the Dark Blue colorway

Elizabeth Doherty's Provisional Cast-On Video

 

Barb cast on:

1.  Hopcott Mitts test knit for Chrissy Graham, using Berroco Vintage in a blue-green colorway.

2.  Mother Bear #151

One Hopcott Mitt done!

BOOKS 


Tracie finished:

1.  The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer

2.  Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters

3.  Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4) by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)

4.  The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland

 



Barb finished:

1.  Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brandt




Tracie is reading

1.  Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

2. Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present by Hank Stuever

 

 

Barb is reading:

1.  Ohio by Stephen Markley

2.  Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

 

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_173_-_12_27_18_12.44_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am PST

Recorded on December 10, 2018

Book talk starts at 34:03

 

There is no Episode 171!  We recorded it twice...both times with technical difficulties.  We took it as a sign that the universe doesn't want us to put out an Episode 171.

 

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.  Our very lively Chatter thread is here.  And you can post pictures of your gorgeous finished sweaters here!



 

 

Barb and Tracie discussed the book,  The Shawl Society Season 1 by Helen Stewart.   It is a beautiful book.  You can win an autographed copy of this book by going to our Ravelry group and entering the contest.

 

 

KNITTING

Barb finished:

1.  Here We Gnome Again, worsted weight Gnomes with cabled details) by Sarah Schira, using Plymouth Galway Worsted in a raspberry color way

2.  Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits using Malabrigo Rios in the Cirrus Gray color way

3.  Barb's Giants' Rib-A-Roni hat by Jane Tanner, using Cloudborn Fibers Sprightly Acrylic Worsted

4.  Added Elegance #2 Socks for Ann - using Pairfect Regia Arne & Carlos Design Line in the Star Night color way

5.  Thank You Sarah socks by Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer( MCN) in the London Fog colorway.

Barb's Here We Gnome Again gnomes!

 

 

Tracie finished:

1.  Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Color in Delete and Shaggy Bear Farms Merino with Superwash and Tussah Silk LF in cornflower blue 

2.  Galactic Hat by Julianna Puccini in the newborn size

3.  Never Not Gnoming gnome by Sarah Schira 

4.  2nd Katia Cat Scarf in Katia Cat Scarf

5.  Shining Star Cowl by Allison Isaacs, using Katia Air Lux in the #69 colorway, and Universal Yarn Universe in the Bronze colorway

6.  Galactic Hat #4 in Knitting Fever Painted Mist

7.  Maine Baby Hat by Fiber of Maine, using Plymouth Rainbow Toybox

Tracie made this Never Not Gnoming gnome for Ryan, representing one of his favorite LA Dodger players.


Barb continues to work on:

1.   Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli, using Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock and Hu made Made Twist

2.  Big Sister cardigan by Hinterm Stein, using Cascade Pacific in the Dark Blue colorway

Elizabeth Doherty's Provisional Cast-On Video

 

Barb cast on:

1.  Rose City Rollers socks by Mara Catherine Bryner, using Loopy Legends in the Leah's Hot Stuff colorway

2.  The Done by Halloween Harry Potter House Scarf by Abby Tohline using 2 colors of Cloudborn Sprightly Acrylic Worsted in a Black color way and a dark orange colorway.

3.  Frost at Midnight cowl by Helen Stewart, using Misti Alpaca Chunky in the Pewter colorway

 

 

Tracie continues to work on:

1.  Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

3.  Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54


Tracie has cast-on:

1.  Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, using Fiberspates Scrumptious 4-ply Sport in the Amethyst colorway

2.  Zephyr cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Elemental Effects Cormo Sport in the Cypress colorway

 

 

BOOKS 


Barb finished:

1.  Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

2.  The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

3.  The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Stephen Finkel

4.  All Happy Families by Jeanne McCullough

 

 


Tracie finished:

1.  In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

2.  The Rabbi and the Hitman by Arthur J. Majida

3.   You'll Never Know, Dear by Hattie Ephron

4.  Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3) by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

 

Barb is reading

1.  Ohio by Stephen Markley

2. Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brandt

 

 

 

Tracie is reading:

1.  The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer

2.  Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters

 

Podcasts mentioned on Barb's Thumbs Up:

1.  The Dream

2.  Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football

3.  Unerased

 

In Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down, Tracie talked about her very special Christmas Light Affixing Gadget that she invented:

 

 
Direct download: Episode_172_-_12_15_18_12.14_PM.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27pm PST

Recorded on November 22, 2018

Book Talk Starts at 29:30

 

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.  Our very lively Chatter thread is here.  And you can post pictures of your gorgeous finished sweaters here!

New bundle - bulky/chunky hats!  We also have a bundle for Quick/Easy gift patterns.

Northern California Knitting Retreat: the deadline for registrations (for both returning and hopeful newbies) is November 30

KNITTING

Barb finished:

Here We Gnome Again, worsted weight Gnomes with cabled details) by Sarah Schira, using Plymouth Galway Worsted in a teal color way

Hopcott Cowl by Chrissy Graham (test knit) using Knitting Rose Merry Blossom (single ply worsted weight) in the That’s Why They Call it the Blues color way

Tracie finished:

Golden Gate Bridge Hat by in Sophie Kurnik in Plymouth Encore

Barb continues to work on:

Thank You Sarah socks by Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer( MCN) in the London Fog colorway.

Added Elegance #2 Socks for Ann - using Pairfect Regia Arne & Carlos Design Line in the Star Night color way

Barb cast on:

Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits using Malabrigo Rios in the Cirrus Gray color way

Another Here We Gnome Again by Sarah Schira, using Plymouth Galway Worsted in a Raspberry color way.

Tracie continues to work on:

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Color in Delete and Shaggy Bear Farms Merino with Superwash and Tussah Silk LF in cornflower blue

2nd Katia Cat Scarf in Katia Cat Scarf

Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54

 

 BOOKS

Tracie finished:

Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne

Close to Home by Cara Hunter

 

Barb is reading

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

 

Tracie is reading:

 

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Direct download: 2KLC_ep170.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm PST

Recorded on November 14, 2018

Book Talk starts at 40:02

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.  Our very lively Chatter thread is here.  And you can post pictures of your gorgeous finished sweaters here!

New bundle - bulky/chunky hats!  We also have a bundle for Quick/Easy gift patterns.

Northern California Knitting Retreat: the deadline for registrations (for both returning and hopeful newbies) is November 30

One Perfect Skein by Fredi Baker - We are giving away 3 copies, and will draw for winners at the end of this episode

KNITTING

Barb finished:

4 Never Not Gnoming gnomes by Sarah Schira (who is Imagined Landscapes on Rav and has a podcast.  I also bought her other gnome pattern - Here We Gnome Again, worsted weight Gnomes with cabled details)

Mother Bear #149

2 Knitted Knockers

Will’s Christmas Socks 2018

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway.

Gather hat by tincanknits using Duren Dyeworks Joy DK in the Stone Washed color way.

Tracie finished:

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Knitting Fever Painted Mist in Venice Carnival

1st Katia Cat Scarf in Katia Cat Scarf

Zephyr by Celia McAdams Cahill in Cascade Hollywood in the Walnut colorway

Galactic Hat by Julianna Puccini - a newborn size and an adult size in blue and charcoal gray for BIL and expected baby boy

Never Not Gnoming by Sarah Schira in blue and yellow

Here We Gnome Again by Sarah Schira in Debbie Bliss Andes (baby alpaca/mulberry silk) in 37009 colorway (sage green) and Cascade 220 Sport

Barb continues to work on:

Thank You Sarah socks by Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer( MCN) in the London Fog colorway.

Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli, using Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock and Hu made Made Twist

Barb has cast on:

Added Elegance #2 Socks for Ann - using Pairfect Regia Arne & Carlos Design Line in the Star Night color way

Hopcott Cowl by Chrissy Graham (test knit) using Knitting Rose Yarns Merry Blossom (single ply worsted weight) in the That’s Why They Call it the Blues color way

Barb frogged:

Wild Dandelion Hat by Thea Coleman, using Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight in the Folkstone colorway

Tracie has cast on:

2nd Katia Cat Scarf in Katia Cat Scarf

Fiddly Bits #7 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

Vanilla Socks in Urth Uneek Sock, color #54

Tracie put into hibernation:

Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby in Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Thicket and Harbor

Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium

Tracie continues to work on:

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Color in Delete and Shaggy Bear Farms Merino with Superwash and Tussah Silk LF in cornflower blue

 

BOOKS

Barb finished:

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner

Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

When Will There be Good News? By Kate Atkinson

No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

Tracie finished:

Look For Me by Lisa Gardner

Poisoned Blood: A True Story of Murder, Passion and an Astonishing Hoax by Philip E. Ginsburg

My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Hi, Bob! by Bob Newhart

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_169.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am PST

Recorded October 16, 2018

Book Talk starts at 36:10

Our Summer Swap is over!  If you haven't received your package yet, it is on it's way!

 

Our Fall Sweater KAL has begun!  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.  Our very lively Chatter thread is here.  And you can post pictures of your gorgeous finished sweaters here!

 

 

 

The One Perfect Skein pattern by Fredi Baker has been released, and we are giving away 3 copies!  Please leave a comment on the prize thread telling us what yarn you would use to knit it to be entered to win.  This contest will end on October 31st.

 

KNITTING

Barb finished:

1.  4 Never Not Gnoming gnomes by Sarah Schira

Jayla in her new birthday poncho!

2.  Jayla's F829 Girls Poncho, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Pixie Pop colorway.  This was knit for granddaughter/niece Jayla 10th birthday!

3.  Garter Bliss Shawl by Faith Schmidt, using Dizzy Blond Studios Lambie Toes in the I Aim to Misbehave colorway.  This was knit for Barb's swap partner, Angela.

4.  Mother Bear #148

5.  2 Knitted Knockers

 

Tracie has finished:

Tracie's Little Hipster Cardigan for an upcoming nephew

 

1.  Tracie's Little Hipster Cardigan by Kate Gondwana in Juniper Moon Cumulus in the Aquarium colorway

2.  Fiddly Bits #6 by Jane Pihota

3.  Rikke Hat #2 by Sarah Young in Knitting Fever Painted Mist in the Venice Carnival colorway



Barb is still working on:

1.  Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway.

One Thank You Sarah sock competed!


2.  Thank You Sarah socks by Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer( MCN) in the London Fog colorway.

3.  Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli, using Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock and Hu made Made Twist

4.  Socks for Will using Opal yarn. 


She has cast on:

1.  Wild Dandelion Hat by Thea Coleman, using Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight in the Folkstone colorway

 

Tracie is working on:

1.  Zephyr cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Cascade Hollywood In the Walnut colorway

2.  Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

3.  Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium

4.  Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Color in Delete and Shaggy Bear Farms Merino with Superwash and Tussah Silk LF in cornflower blue

 

 

BOOKS

Barb has finished:

1.  A Town Like Alice by Nevil Schute

2.  Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

3.  Girls and Boys by Dennis Kelly

4.  The People vs Alex Cross by James Patterson

5.  The Ocean Liner by Marius Gabriel

 

 



Tracie has finished:

1.  To Die For by Joyce Maynard

2.  Trespassing by Brandi Reeds

3.  Deception by Jonathan Kellerman



Barb is currently reading

1.  Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

2.  A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner

3.  Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout

 

 

 

Thumbs Up:  

1.  Bear Brook Podcast

2.  American Scandal podcast

3.  Fraulein Maria's Bicycle Tour of Salzburg, Austria

 

Thumbs Down:  SUTMM Wine Opener - Barb says "don't waste your money"

 

Direct download: Episode_168_-_10_19_18_12.20_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm PST

Recorded on September 25, 2018

Book Talk starts at 25:40

Our Summer Swap is coming to and end - the mail-by date was October 5!

 

Our Mother Bear KAL has ended - prizes are announced at the end of this episode.

 

Our Fall Sweater KAL has begun!  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.

 

The One Perfect Skein pattern by Fredi Baker has been released, and we are giving away 3 copies!  Please leave a comment on the prize thread telling us what yarn you would use to knit it to be entered to win.

 

KNITTING

Barb finished:

Never Not Gnoming by Sarah Schira

 

Tracie has finished:

2 more Never Not Gnoming gnomes - one for my friend Judy and one for my niece Jayla

for my swap partner: Glam Cowl by Jacqui Harding in Fiberspates Scrumptious Lace in the Jen S Green colorway

test knit: One Perfect Skein by frediknits in Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in the Low Tide colorway

Welcome Blanket in 3 colors of Cascade Bentley - welcomeblanket.org

 

Barb is still working on:

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway.

Thank You Sarah socksby Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer( MCN) in the London Fog colorway.

F829 Girls' Poncho by Plymouth Yarns, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll In the Pixie Pop colorway.

 

She has cast on:

Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli, using Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock and Hu made Made Twist

Socks for Will using Opal yarn. 

 

Tracie left at home:

Zephyr cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Cascade Hollywood In the Walnut colorway

Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

 

She has cast on:

Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes in January Yarns Staple Sock in Lucky and Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in Acapandemonium

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Color in Delete and Shaggy Bear Farms Merino with Superwash and Tussah Silk LF in cornflower blue

 

She is still working on:

Fiddly Bits #6 by Jane Pihota

 

BOOKS

Barb has finished:

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

 

Tracie has finished:

The Echo by Minette Walters

The Party by Elizabeth Day

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F***: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do by Sarah Knight

Where We Went Wrong by Andi Holloway

 

Barb is currently reading

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Schute

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

 

Tracie is reading:

To Die For by Joyce Maynard

 

Thumbs Up: Dr. Death podcast

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am PST

Recorded on August 29, 2018

 

2 Knit Lit Chicks Summer Swap!

Important Dates 

August 31st: Check-In #3 

September 14th check in #4 

September 28th: final check in 

October 5th: Mail-By Date

 

Our Mother Bear KAL is ending on August 31, 2018.  Winners and prizes will be announced during Episode 167, which will not be airing until the end of September, 2018!  Thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.

 

It's time to think about our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Annual 2018 Fall Sweater KAL!  Go here to find out all about it and to chat about your plans.  


Barb will be in Paris September 11-19.  Tracie will be in the Munich area September 26-October 4.  If you are in either of those areas and want to meet up, PM us on Ravelry!


The Tracie’s Cakeride by Undead Yarn giveaway thread has closed - we will pick a winner at the end of the episode!

Recorded August 29, 2018

Book Talk starts at 30:50

There is still one spot available at the Studio 49 Retreat put on by the Motherlode Spinners and Weavers at Tuolomne Trails outside Groveland, CA.  The retreat is September 28-30, and you can find out all about it by clicking here.

Emily of the video podcast Andersmill Knits is doing an Advent Calendar Swap!  


CORRECTIONS CORNER:  Barb had 2 corrections from the last episode

1.  When talking about the Netflix series Life Below Zero, the Native- American (Agnes Hailstone) woman is a member of the Inupiaq tribe

2.  Regarding the Thank You Sarah pattern: Sarah Josepha Hale Wikipedia page, and the  book Barb talked about - Thank You Sarah: the Woman who Saved Thanksgiving


KNITTING

 

Tracie has finished

1.  Mother Bears #149 & #150

2.  Never Not Gnoming Gnome #1 and Gnome #2 by Sarah Schira, using fingering weight scraps.

 

Barb has finished:

1.  Mother Bears #145#146, and #147

2.  Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns & Tea

3.  Bear And a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson, using Plymouth Encore Worsted Solids In the Neon Green and Oatmeal color ways

 

Tracie continues to work on:

1.  Fiddly Bits#6 by Jane Pihota

2.  Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

3.  Welcome Blanket in 3 colors of Cascade Bentley - welcomeblanket.org

4.  or my swap partner: Glam Cowl by Jacqui Harding in Fiberspates Scrumptious Lacein the Jen S Green colorway

5.  test knit: One Perfect Skein by frediknits in Dragonfly Fibers Pixiein the Low Tide colorway

 

Tracie has cast on:

1.  Zephyr cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Cascade Hollywood In the Walnut colorway

 

Tracie has put in hibernation:

zoe cardi by Cheri Christian in Tahki Cotton Classic in Spruce

 

 

Barb continues to work on:

1.  Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway.

 

2.  Thank You Sarah socksby Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer( MCN) in the London Fog colorway.

3.  Secret project for swap partner 


Barb has cast-on:

1.  F829 Girls' Poncho by Plymouth Yarns, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll In the Pixie Pop colorway.


BOOKS

 


Tracie finished reading:

1.  The Twilight Wife by AJ Banner

2.  Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh

3.  Lie with Me by Sabine Durrant

 


Barb has finished:

1.  The Outsider by Stephen King  

2.  A Case of Need by Michael Crichton (written as Jeffrey Hudson in 1968) 

3.  438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea by Jonathan Franklin (Barb LOVED this book!)


Tracie is reading:

1.  The Echo by Minette Walters

2.  Written in Blood by Diane Fanning

 

Tracie did-not-finish: The First fifteen Lives of Harry August by Clair North


Barb is reading:

1.  Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

2.  The Night Shift: Real Life in the Heart of the ER by Brian Goldman

3.  Written in Blood by Diane Fanning

Thumbs Up: REGISTER TO VOTE (U.S. Citizens). Rock the Vote Website: Register to Vote, Find Election Info, and more!

 

Direct download: _2KLC_Episode_166_-_9_1_18_12.50_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm PST

Recorded on August 15, 2018

Book Talk starts a 30:50

2 Knit Lit Chicks Summer Swap!

Important Dates 

July 30th: Partner Assignments Sent, check-in #1 

August 15th: Check-In #2 

August 31st: Check-In #3 

September 14th check in #4 

September 28th: final check in 

October 5th: Mail-By Date

We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL, and it’s almost done!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes. If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make by the end of the day on August 31!  And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.

Barb will be in Paris September 11-19.  Tracie will be in the Munich area September 26-October 4.  If you are in either of those areas and want to meet up, PM us on Ravelry!

Congratulations to Sequoiashelley for 3 blue ribbons at the Nevada County Fair! 

The Tracie’s Cakeride by Undead Yarn giveaway thread has closed - we will pick a winner on the next episode.

KNITTING

Tracie has finished

Mother Bears 146, 147, 148 and HSU bear for Allyn

Barb has finished:

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks, using Matte Sock by Valkryie Fibers in the Baby in a Trenchcoat colorway

Juniata Park Cowl by Erika Flory, using a Craftsy kit.

 

Tracie has cast on:

zoe cardi by Cheri Christian in Tahki Cotton Classic in Spruce

for my swap partner: Glam Cowl by Jacqui Harding in Fiberspates Scrumptious Lace in the Jen S Green colorway

test knit: One Perfect Skein by frediknits in Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in the Low Tide colorway

 

And she continues working on:

Fiddly Bits #6 by Jane Pihota

Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

Welcome Blanket in 3 colors of Cascade Bentley - welcomeblanket.org

 

Barb continues to work on:

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway.

Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea, using Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in the 305 (a very pale blush pink) colorway

Bear And a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson, using Plymouth Encore Worsted Solids In the Neon Green and Oatmeal color ways

 

And she has cast on:

Thank You Sarah socks by Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer (MCN) in the London Fog colorway.

Mother Bear #145

Secret project for swap partner 

BOOKS

Tracie finished reading:

The Twelve Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson

In-Between Days by Andrew Porter

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Under Cover of the Night: a True Story of Sex, Greed & Murder by Diane Fanning - narrated by John Miller

 

Barb has finished

The Surgeon’s Wife by Kieran Crowley

Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family by Emily Jane Fox

Testimony by Anita Shreve

Force of Nature by Jane Harper (Aaron Falk #2)

 

Tracie is reading:

Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh

The Twilight Wife by AJ Banner

 

Barb is reading:

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Outsider by Stephen King  

A Case of Need by Michael Crichton (written as Jeffrey Hudson in 1968)  

 

Thumbs Up: Life Below Zero - Netflix

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_165.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am PST

Recorded on August 1, 2018

Book Talk starts: 25:40

 

Important Dates 

July 30th: Partner Assignments Sent, check-in #1 

August 15th: Check-In #2 

August 31st: Check-In #3 

September 14th check in #4 

September 28th: final check in 

October 5th: Mail-By Date

 

We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes. If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.  Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make!  And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.

 

 

Prison’s not supposed to be a cakeride - but your knitting can! Heidi of Undead Yarn took up the challenge to create a colorway based on my slip of the tongue, and she’s giving away a skein of this beautiful fingering weight yarn!  The base in Vamphyri, Undead’s lovely 75% Merino/25% Nylon sock yarn with 462 yards per skein. To enter the drawing, please leave a comment on this thread telling us about a favorite colorway name you’ve seen or worked with, or a colorway name you’ve thought up yourself. The thread will close August 15, and we will draw for a winner in the next podcast.

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Mother Bears #143144

Tracie has finished:

Mother Bears #143144145

Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway

Knitting at the Library Cowl, using Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Mini Set In the Forest colorway

Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway

Lake Effect cardigan by Amy Miller, using Baah La Jolla In the California Poppy colorway

Tracie in her Lake Effect cardigan

 

 

 

Barb is working on:

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryk-Robinsky, using Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock In the Baby in a Trenchcoat colorway

Juniata Park Cowl by Erika Flory, using a kit bought from Craftsy.

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway.

Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea, using Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in the 305 (a very pale blush pink) colorway

 

She has cast on:

Bear And a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson, using Plymouth Encore Worsted Solids In the Neon Green and Oatmeal color ways

 

Tracie is working on:

Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

Welcome Blanket in 3 colors of Cascade Bentley - welcomeblanket.org

 

She has cast on:

Another Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota

 

BOOKS


Barb has finished:

Out by Natsuo Kirin


Tracie has finished:

The Crow Trap by Ann Cleves

Neighborly by Ellie Monago

 

Barb is reading:

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Tracie is reading

The Twelve Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson

 

Barb recommends the following podcasts:

30 For 30, Bikram series

Inside Jaws

Inside The Exorcist

Inside Psycho

 

 

Direct download: Episode_164_-_8_3_18_10.49_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Important Dates 

July 20th: Partner Assignments Sent, check-in #1 

August 3rd: Check-In #2 

August 17th: Check-In #3 

August 31st check in #4 

September 5th: final check in 

September 28th: Mail-By Date

We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes. If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.  Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make!  And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.

Prison’s not supposed to be a cakeride - but your knitting can! Heidi of Undead Yarn took up the challenge to create a colorway based on my slip of the tongue, and she’s giving away a skein of this beautiful fingering weight yarn!  The base in Vamphyri, Undead’s lovely 75% Merino/25% Nylon sock yarn with 462 yards per skein. To enter the drawing, please leave a comment on this thread telling us about a favorite colorway name you’ve seen or worked with, or a colorway name you’ve thought up yourself. The thread will close August 15, and we will draw for a winner in the next podcast.

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Mother Bears 139, 140 , 141 and 142

Bankhead hat #5, using Patons Worsted in the Bird of Paradise colorway

Fragment Tee by Sister Mountain using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blue Bell colorway

 

Tracie has finished:

Maine Baby Hat by Fiber of Maine in Sirdir Snuggly Crofter Baby Fair Isle Effect 4ply in Archie (blues and grays)

Mother Bears 139, 140, 141 and 142

 

Barb is working on:

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryk-Robinsky, using Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock In the Baby in a Trenchcoat colorway

Juniata Park Cowl by Erika Flory, using a kit bought from Craftsy.

 

She has cast on:

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway.

Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea, using Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in the 305 (a very pale blush pink) colorway

Tracie continues to work on:

Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway

Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway

Welcome Blanket in 3 colors of Cascade Bentley - welcomeblanket.org

 

BOOKS

Barb has finished

Big Alma by Bernice Scharlach

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah

 

Tracie has finished:

The Stranger (Patrik Hedstrom #4) by Camilla Lackberg

The Good Samaritan by John Marrs

 

Barb is reading

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Out by Natsuo Kirin

 

Tracie is reading

Reading:

The Crow Trap by Ann Cleves

The Twelve Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson

 

Tracie and Barb recommend Anne With an “E” on Netflix

Tracie also recommends Whitechapel (Amazon Prime), The Sinner and Marcella on Netflix, and Harlots on Hulu

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_163_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am PST

Recorded on July 4, 2018

Book Talk starts at 29:00

We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes.  If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.  Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make!  And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.


2 Knit Lit Chicks Summer Swap!  Sign ups are going on NOW until July 11th.  Please see Post # 91 in this thread for the sign-up form and for all the rules.  In this same thread, please see Post # 94 for the questionairre that you need to fill out.  If you are joining us, you need to fill out the questionnaire - it's a start to helping your swap partner find out all about you.  

 

KNITTING

Tracie finished:

1.  Mother Bears 136, 137 and 138

 

Barb finished:

1.  Mother Bears 137 and 138

2.  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

3.  Gilda scarf by Twisted Sisters using Fiesta Yarns Linette in the Tourmaline colorway

4.  Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Byner, using leftover Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Yarn in the Cosmic Speckle colorway

 

Tracie continues to work on:

1.  Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

2.  Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway

3.  Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

4.  Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway.



Tracie has cast on:

1.  a blanket for the Welcome Blanket organization

 

Barb continues to work on:

1.  Fragment Tee by Clare Mountain using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blue Bell colorway

 

Barb has cast on:

1.  Bankhead Hat #5 by Susie Gorlay, using Paton's Classic Wool in the Bird of Paradise colorway

2.  Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryk-Robinsky, using Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock In the Baby in a Trenchcoat colorway

3.  Juanita Park Cowl by Erika Flory, using a kit bought from Craftsy.

 

Barb talked about the wonderful Craftsy.com Kits available. Check 'em out!

 

 

 

BOOKS

 

Tracie finished:

1.  Calypso by David Sedaris

2.  Fatal Vision by Joe McGuinness

3.  Flush by Carl Hiaasen

4.  Olive Kittridge by Elizabeth Street

 

Barb finished:

1.  Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

2.  Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

 

Tracie is reading:

1.  The Stranger (Patrik Hedstrom #4) by Camilla Lackberg

 

Barb is reading

1.  Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

2.  Big Alma by Bernice Scharlach

3.  The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Direct download: Mother_Bear_162_-_7_12_18_9.23_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am PST

Recorded on June 20, 2018

Book Talk starts at 18:30

Get ready for our summer swap (slated to begin in late June), hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.

 

We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes.  If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.  Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make!  And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.

 

KINITTING

Tracie finished:

Cumulus Bear - a Mother Bear in Juniper Moon Farms Cumulus to go with the baby hat for Tracie’s niece- or nephew-to-be

Mother Bears 131, 132, 133, 134 and 135

 

Barb finished:

Mother Bear 135 and 136

Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using 2 skeins of Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.

 

Tracie continues to work on:

Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway

Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 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

3.  Fragment Tee by Clare Mountain using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blue Bell colorway

1.  Gilda scarf by Twisted Sisters using Fiesta Yarns Linette in the Tourmaline colorway

2.  Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Byner, using leftover Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Yarn in the Cosmic Speckle colorway

 

 

 

BOOKS

 

Tracie finished:

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison by Pete Earley

 

Barb finished:

The House by the River by Lena Manta

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

 

Tracie is reading:

Calypso by David Sedaris

Fatal Vision by Joe McGuinness

 

Barb is reading

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

 

Tracie recommends The Office

 

Barb recommends Anne of Green Gables on Craftlit

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm PST

Recorded on June 6, 2018

 

Book Talk starts at 

 

Get ready for our summer swap (slated to begin in late June), hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes.  If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.  Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make!  And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.


Tracie talked about the Knitting on the Run podcast and thanked Monique for her mention of the Mother Bear Project on her podcast and encouraging people to knit or crochet bears!

 

KNITTING

 

 

Barb in her Welcome Spring cowl




















Barb has finished:

1.  Welcome Spring Cowl by Diane L. Augustin, using Stitch Together Dreamy DK in the This Pussy Grabs Back colorway

2.  Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lucas, using Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock Blank 

3.  Mother Bears #132, 133, 134

 

 

Tracie in her Leaf Press Shawl






















Tracie has finished:

1.  Mother Bears 125-130

2.  Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways

3. Maine Baby Hat by Fiber of Maine in Juniper Moon Farms Cumulus Dappled in the Coral Coast colorway


Barb continues to work on:

1.  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

2.  Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.

3.  Fragment Tee by Clare Mountain using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blue Bell colorway

 

Gilda scarf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barb has cast on:

1.  Gilda scarf by Twisted Sisters using Fiesta Yarns Linette in the Tourmaline colorway

2.  Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Byner, using leftover Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Yarn in the Cosmic Speckle colorway



Tracie continues to work on:

 

1.  Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

2.  Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway

3.  Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

4.  Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway

 

BOOKS

 

 

Barb finished:

1.  Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

2.  Knitlandia by Clara Parkes

3.  The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson

4.  Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

5.  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

 

 

Tracie has finished:

1.  Light in August by William Faulkner

2.  Beyond Obsession: The Shocking True Story of a Teenage Love Affair Turned Deadly by Richard Hammer

 

Barb is currently reading:

The House by the River by Lena Manta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracie is currently reading:

2.  The Hot House: Life inside Leavenworth Prison by Pete Earley

2.  The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcasts recommended by Barb in Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down:  Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Happier in Hollywood - both are audio podcasts

 

Tracie recommends the podcast Little House on the Podcast.  

 

Direct download: Episode_160_-_6_9_18_11.54_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm PST

Recorded on May 19, 2018

Book Talk starts at 26:35

Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along is over -  great job, everyone!  Listen until the end of the podcast to find out if you won a prize. 

 

Get ready for our summer swap (slated to begin in late June), hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.

 

Get ready for our next KAL!  We will be hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes.  If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.

 

KNITTING

 

Barb has finished:

Tailfeather cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Elemental Affects Cormo in a sage green color way

Malabrigo Hand Thingies by Anne Sahakian, using leftover worsted scraps

Gently Stirred Never Shaken shawl/scarf by Mac and Joe, using Baah La Jolla in 3 different colorways - Strawberry Shortcake, Deep Slate and Cotton Candy

Slable Hat by Woolly Wormhead using Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle in the Cosmic Speckle colorway.

Mother Bear #131

 

Tracie has finished:

6th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from magic cake all in shades of green

Mother Bears 122 & 123

 

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

Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.

Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lucas, using Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock Blank.  

 

And has cast on:

Welcome Spring Cowl by Diane L. Augustin, using Stitch Together Dreamy DK in the This Pussy Grabs Back colorway

Fragment by Clare Mountain using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blue Bell colorway

 

Tracie has cast on:

Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway

 

And continues to work on:

Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways

Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway

Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

 

 

BOOKS

 

Barb finished:

A Death in White Bear Lake: A True Chronicle of an All-American Town by Barry Siegel

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Last Thing She Ever Did by Gregg Olson

 

Tracie finished:

Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson

Family Album by Penelope Lively

 

Barb is reading:

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Knitlandia by Clara Parkes

 

Tracie is reading:

Light in August by William Faulkner

Beyond Obsession: The Shocking True Story of a Teenage Love Affair Turned Deadly by Richard Hammer

 

 

 

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm PST

Recorded on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Book Talk begins at 37:20

Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along is almost over. It will continue until May 15, 2018.   the fun.  Be sure to post your finished socks here.  

Get ready for our summer swap (slated to begin in late June), hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.

Get ready for our next KAL!  We will be hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  We will be starting a chatter thread on the Ravelry forum.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes.  If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.

 

EVENTS:

Spinning at the Winery, Saturday, May 19, 2018 10 am -4 pm.  Come join us!

 

KINITTING

Tracie’s finished projects:

F829 Girl's Poncho Pattern by Plymouth Yarn, using Plymouth Encore Colorspun Worsted in the 8098 colorway


Rikke Hat by Sarah Young, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in the South by Southwest colorway

Adjoin toe-up socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel in Knitting Rose Yarns Tinkytweet (aka) Sparkle Yarn sock blank

Toybox Wee Wrap by Susan Barstein using Plymouth Yarn Toybox Rainbow.  

Barb's finished projects:

Stashbusting Helix Hat #7 by Jessica Rose, using DK weight scraps.

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in the South by Southwest colorway

Mother Bear #130

Tracie is working on:

6th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake all in shades of green!

Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways

Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway


Tracie has cast-on:

Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway

Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

 

Barb is still 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

Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.

Tailfeather cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Elemental Affects Cormo in a sage green color way

Gently Stirred Never Shaken shawl/scarf by Mac and Joe, using Baah La Jolla in 3 different colorways - Strawberry Shortcake, Deep Slate and Cotton Candy

Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lucas, using Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock Blank.  

 

She has cast on:

Slable hat by Wooly Wormhead, using Knit Picks Hawthorne Multi in the Cosmic Speckle colorway

 

BOOKS

Tracie has finished:

News of the World by Paulette Giles

The Wife by Alafair Burke

 

Barb has finished:

Classic Krakauer: After the Fall, Mark Foo's Last Ride, and Other Tales from the Vault by Jon Krakauer

Loner by Teddy Wayne

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones

Both Tracie and Barb finished I'll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara.  They discussed the book and the startling news that the alleged Golden State Killer was taken into custody this past week.

Tracie is currently reading The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson

Barb is currently reading:

A Death in White Bear Lake: The True Chronicle of an All-American Town by Barry Siegel

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Direct download: Episode_158_-_5_5_18_10.36_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am PST

Recorded on April 12 and April 15, 2018

Book Talk starts at 36:50

 

Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along will continue until May 15, 2018.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  Post your finished socks here.  

 

Get ready for our summer swap, hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.

 

KINITTING

Tracie’s FOs:

Wee Wrap by Susan Barstein in Plymouth Rainbow Toybox in colorway 69

13 Knitted Knockers in Cascade Ultra Pima and CoBaSi Plus by HiKoo

 

Barb’s FOs:

Knitted Knockers

Peer Pressure Shawlette #2, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Whiskey Barrel colorway

 

Tracie has cast on: 

Girl’s Poncho by Plymouth Yarn in Plymouth Encore Colorspun in 8198 colorway

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in South by Southwest

 

She is working on:

6th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake all in shades of green!

Adjoin toe-up socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel in Knitting Rose Yarns Tinkytweet (aka) Sparkle Yarn sock blank

Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways

Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

 

Barb is still 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

Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.

Tailfeather cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Elemental Affects Cormo in a sage green color way

Gently Stirred Never Shaken shawl/scarf by Mac and Joe, using Baah La Jolla in 3 different colorways - Strawberry Shortcake, Deep Slate and Cotton Candy

 

She has cast on:

Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lucas, using Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock Blank.  

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in the South by Southwest colorway

 

BOOKS

Finished:

The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer

The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts

The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle

 

Finished books

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

The Flight Attendant by Chris Boujalian

 

Reading:

The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

Alice by Christina Henry

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

 

Currently reading

Classic Krakauer by Jon Krakauer

Loner by Teddy Wayne

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm PST

Recorded March 27, 2018

Book Talk Starts at 40:45

Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along will continue until May 15, 2018.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  Post your finished socks here.  

Get ready for our summer swap, hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.

KNITTING

Finished:

New Wave by Mary Annerella in Invictus Reward in Olive

Levitate poncho by Yvonne Poon in Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend in the Kohl and Zebra colorways

3 Knitted Knockers in Cascade Ultra Pima

FO’s

Knitted Knockers

Squircle Socks by General Hogbuffer, using Invictus yarns Unafraid in the Christmas Light Confetti colorway

Cast-on: 

6th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake all in shades of green!

Adjoin toe-up socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel in Knitting Rose Yarns Tinkytweet (aka) Sparkle Yarn sock blank

Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways

Wee Wrap by Susan Barstein in Plymouth Toybox Rainbow in colorway 69

Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

Still 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

Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.

Knitted Knockers using Cloudborn Pima Cotton DK in the 30-016 colorway (light green)

Cast-on

Tailfeather cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Elemental Affects Cormo in a sage green color way

Gently Stirred Never Shaken shawl/scarf by Mac and Joe, using Baah La Jolla in 3 different colorways - Strawberry Shortcake, Deep Slate and Cotton Candy

Peer Pressure shawlette #2, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Whiskey Barrel colorway

BOOKS

Finished:

Savage Run by C.J. Box

Murder on Everest: A Summit Murder Mystery by Charles G. Irion

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Finished books

The Memory Watcher by Minka Kent

Colony of the Lost by Derik Cavagnano

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

Reading:

You Play the Girl: And Other Vexing Stories That Tell Women Who They Are by Carina Chocano

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer

Currently reading

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

Direct download: 2KLC_ep156.2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm PST

Recorded on March 13, 2018

Book Talk starts at 12:20

 

 

Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along will continue until May 15, 2018.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  Post your finished socks here.  

 

Knitting Rose Yarn Blossom Sock in the Girl on Fire colorway

Tracie is requesting that IF you won a skein of Knitting Rose Yarns Blossom Sock in the Girl on Fire color way on our podcast, and aren't planning on using it, please contact her.  She would like to lengthen the sweater she made with the yarn.  She will happily buy you a skein of yarn of your choice from Knitting Rose Yarns in a trade!


If you have any prizes you would like to donate to the NoCKRs retreat, please contact Barb (KnittyBarb on Rav) via a PM on Ravelry.

KNITTING

 

Mother Bear #129

Barb has finished:

Royal Mile Cowl in Delicious Yarns Frosting Chunky

 

Tracie's Vernal Vanilla Bean Socks

Tracie has finished:

 

 

BOOKS

 

Barb has finished:

 

 

Barb and Tracie both read The Party by Robyn Harding.  While they both agreed that the characters were thoroughly unlikeable and there were lots of problems with the plot...neither one could stop reading it!

 

Tracie has finished reading:

 

 

 
Direct download: Episode_155_-_3_16_18_12.00_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm PST

Coupon Codes for 2KLC listeners!  

Brenda Castiel: (Goodstuff) Goodstuffcrafts KNITLIT: $5.00 off your order from goodstuffcrafts when you spend $10.

Frog Peak Creations: I have a new coupon code available for 15% off - 2KNITLIT15 - no time limit!!! I also, currently have a SALE!! section in the shop for 50% off - XMAS50 - til March 7th.

People:

Gwen Bortner

Patty Lyons

Alana Dakos

Susan B. Anderson

Elizabeth Doherty

Myra Wood

Carson Demers

 

Vendors mentioned:

Miss Babs

Barrett Wool Co.

Bead Biz

Leading Men Fiber Arts

Adela’s

Great Yarns

Imagiknit

Western Sky Knits

Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Mother Bear Project

Bar-Maids

WEBS

Duren Dyeworks

Lazer Sheep Yarns

Wool & Wire

Invictus Yarns

Lisa Souza Dyeworks

Honey Girl Farms

Serendipidye

Miss Purl 

Knit Picks

Craftsy

Farmers’ Daughter Fibers

Baah Yarn

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm PST

Recorded on February 2, 2018

Book Talk starts at 32:18


Our Fall Sweater KAL is over!  Winners will be announced at the end of the podcast.


The 2 Knit Lit Chicks Hoodie giveaway is over also - the winner will be announced at the end of the podcast.

Get ready for our next KAL – the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along which will run February 14 through May 15.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  

 

Tracie and Barb will be at:

Stitches West - February 22-25, 2018

NoCKRs 2018 - April 12-15

Knitting

Barb has finished:

Barb's 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!

 

Barb's Brooklin Vest by Elizabeth Smith, using Berroco Vintage Chunky in the Smoke colorway

 

Mother Bear #127

 

 

Tracie has finished:

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

 

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

 

Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Caron Cake in the Blueberry Kiwi colorway

 

High Woods Hat by Irini Pi, using leftover Barroco Vintage in the Dungaree and Forest Floor colorways

 

Royal Mile Cowl by Dami Hunter, using Delicious Yarns Frosting Chunky in the Currant colorway.  Thank you to Delicous Yarns and Stitchcraft Marketing for giving Barb the yarn to review!

 

Vanilla Socks using Knit Picks Felici in the Hopscotch color way

 

Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (2 different skeins)

 

 

Tracie is working on:

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

 

Levitate  Poncho by Yvonne Poon, using Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in the Kohl and Zebra color ways


Vanilla Socks in Fishknits Boot Strap Self-striping in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway

New Wave cardigan by Mary Annarella, using Invictus Yarns Reward in the Olive colorway

 

 

 

Books

 

Barb has finished:

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

 

X by Sue Grafton


Two Old Women by Velma Wallis

 

 

 

 

Tracie has finished reading:

Tracie is currently reading:

 

Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito

 

 

 

Tracie has set aside The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #18) by Alexander McCall Smith

Direct download: Episode_153_-_2_7_18_12.31_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm PST

Recorded on January 20, 2018

Book Talk starts at 35:50


Our Fall Sweater KAL is almost over - January 31st!  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.  Winners will be announced on Episode 152.

 

New Giveaway!  Win a 2 Knit Lit Chicks hooded sweatshirt, size L (unisex size, but it is a slim fit).  Leave a comment on the Ravelry group thread telling us about the best sweatshirt you’ve ever had.  This giveaway will close on January 31st also, and the winner will be announced on Episode 152.

 

 

Get ready for our next KAL – the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along which will run February 14 through May 15.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  

 

Tracie and Barb will be at:

Sacramento Knitting Guild - February 1, 2018

Stitches West - Feb 25-28, 2018

 

Knitting

 

Tracie has finished: 

4 more pussycats, using the KitKat Hat by AndreSue

Most of the hats in this picture were knitted by Tracie!

 

 

 

 

 

Barb has finished: 

Mother Bear #126

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

Barb's husband Mark (and Tracie's Dad!) modeling his new sweater!

Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash in the Magnolia Medium colorway

 

Stashbusting Helix Hat #6 DK by Jessica Rose

Pussyhat for Barb, using Zombie Yarns Shell Shock

 

Tracie is working on:

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

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

Levitate  Poncho by Yvonne Poon, using Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in the Kohl and Zebra color ways

Vanilla Socks in Fishknits Boot Strap Self-striping in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway

 

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

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!

Brooklin Vest by Elizabeth Smith, using Berroco Vintage Chunky in the Smoke colorway

Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Caron Cake in the Blueberry Kiwi colorway

 

 

Books

 

Tracie has finished reading:

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Lit by Mary Karr

 

 

Barb has finished:

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

 

 

 

Tracie is reading:

The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #18) by Alexander McCall Smith

The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

 

And Barb is reading:

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

X by Sue Grafton

 

In Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down, Tracie discussed KB Shimmer nail polish

 

 

 
 

 

 
Direct download: Episode_152_-_1_24_18_8.30_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44am PST

Recorded on January 7, 2018

Book Talk starts at 21:18

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.

New Giveaway!  Win a 2 Knit Lit Chicks hooded sweatshirt, size L.  Leave a comment on the Ravelry group thread telling us about the best sweatshirt you’ve ever had.

Get ready for our next KAL – the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along which will run February 14 through May 15.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Stay tuned at our Ravelry group for more details.

 

Tracie and Barb will be at:

Sacramento Knitting Guild - February 1, 2018

Stitches West - Feb 25-28, 2018

 

Knitting

Tracie has finished:

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

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

KitKat Hat by Andre Sue

 

Barb has finished: 

Mother Bear #125

 

Tracie is working on:

KitKat Hat by Andre Sue - making as many of these as I can before January 20

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

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

 

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

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!

And she has cast on:

Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose - Barb’s 6th in dk

 

Books

Tracie finished reading

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner

The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love by Jill Connor Browne

 

Barb has finished:

Murder in Room 305 by Gary King

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

 

Tracie is reading:

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Lit by Mary Karr

 

And Barb is reading:

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_151.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am PST

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