2 Knit Lit Chicks

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

 

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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

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