2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded on June 27, 2019

Book Talk starts at 28:38

 

 

 

 

Our annual Mother Bear KAL has begun!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry.  Come join the Chatter thread here!

 

We have new prizes donated by hikeknitcamp (designer Cheryl Beckerich).  Please message alittleposy or knittybarb if you have a prize you’d like to contribute.

 

Want to start your Mother Bear-making journey?  Check out the Mother Bear Project website to buy a pattern, make a donation, or see the gallery of children and their new bears, and the MBP Ravelry group for great ideas and community with other bear makers.

 

KNITTING

 

 

 

Barb's Mother Bears #166 - #169

 

Barb’s FOs

1.  Mother Bears #166 - #169

2.  Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway

3.  DVD June socks -  Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in Zombody is Like a Writing Desk

 


Tracie’s FOs

1.  Mother Bears #185 - #192.  These included a Drag Queen bear!

2.  Two Never Not Gnoming by Sarah Schira gnomes

3.  Vanilla Socks, using Lollipop Yarn Quintessential in the Wide Awake colorway

 

 

Barb is still working on

 

1.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways

2.  Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway

3.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

 

 

Tracie continues working on

 1.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways

2.  Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway

3.  Fiddly Bits #9 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

4.  Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop

 

 

 

BOOKS

 

Barb read

1.  Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict and Armand Keteyian.  Thumbs WAY up!

2.  Confidential by Ellie Monago.  Thumbs up.

 

 

 

 

Tracie read: 

 

 

 

 

 

Barb is reading

2.  The Lost Man by Jane Harper

 

 

Tracie is reading

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Recorded on June 13, 2019

Book Talk starts at 21:19

Our annual Mother Bear KAL has begun!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry.  Come join the Chatter thread here!

 

We have new prizes donated by Erin Gordon, Catmujer (Trish), TMY in HNL (Betty), Leaner (Eileen), Celia Cahill, and Sue of Invictus Yarns.  Please message alittleposy or knittybarb if you have a prize you’d like to contribute.

 

Want to start your Mother Bear-making journey?  Check out the Mother Bear Project website to buy a pattern, make a donation, or see the gallery of children and their new bears, and the MBP Ravelry group for great ideas and community with other bear makers.

 

KNITTING

 

Barb’s FOs

Mother Bears #162, #163, #164, #165

Zephyr by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the Teal Feather color way

 

Tracie’s FOs

Mother Bears 173-184

Never Not Gnoming #17 by Sarah Schira - Large in sport weight purple and grey

Octopus by Susan B. Anderson in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted

 

Barb is still working on

Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway

ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways

Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway

Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

 

She cast on

DVD June socks -  Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in Zombody is Like a Writing Desk

 

Tracie continues working on

 ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways

Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway

Fiddly Bits #9 by Jane Pihota in sport weight yarns

Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop

Vanilla Socks, using Lollipop Yarn Quintessential in the Wide Awake colorway

 

 

BOOKS

 

Barb read

The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder and an Unlikely Investigator by Joakim Palmkvist thumbs up

The Silence of the North by Olive R. Fredrickson - thumbs up

 

Tracie read: 

In the Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2) by Cara Hunter - thumbs up

Bad Monkey (Andrew Yancy, #1) by Carl Hiaasen - thumbs up

The Past is Never by Tiffany Quay Tyson - enh

 

Barb and Tracie both enthusiastically recommend Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-to Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark 

 

Barb is reading

Little Shoes: The Sensational Depression-Era Murders that Became My Family’s Secret by Pamela Everett

Confidential by Ellie Monago

 

 

Tracie is reading

And The Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi

Sex, Love and Money: Revenge and Ruin in the World of High-Stakes Divorce by Gerald Nissenbaum

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Recorded on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Book Talk starts at 32:07

Our next Knit-Along will be our annual Mother Bear KAL!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post pictures of in our FO thread (which will be started after June 1, 2019).  Come join the Chatter thread here! 

 

What?  You say that you have never knitted or crocheted a Mother Bear but would like to join the fun?  All the information to get you started is in the first post of  The Chatter ThreadThe rules for the KAL and all the information to get 

 

The winners of the 2 new sock patterns by Jenn Sheelen (Dragon Toes and Hint of Sophistication) will be announced at the end of the podcast.

 

Barb and Tracie attended the annual Spinning at the Winery event a Retzlaff Winery in Livermore, CA.  A good time was had by all!


Tracie recommends the audio podcast Craft Cook Read Repeat

 

 

 

KNITTING

 

Barb’s finished objects:

1.  Mother Bears #160 and #161

2.   If They Kill Daryl Socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the If They Kill Daryl colorway


 

Tracie’s Finished Objects:

1.  Mother Bears #167 - #172

2.  Confetti by Veera Valimaki in Anzula Nebula in Lottie and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Rockaway

 

Barb continues to work on:

1.  Christmas Vanilla Socks, using The Yarn Jar Shop sock yarn in The Grinch colorway

2.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects!  Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways

3.  Zephyr Cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the Teal Feather color way

4.  Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway

 


She has cast on:

1.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway


Barb has frogged:

1.  Poulia cowl by Hilary Smith Callis, using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

 


Tracie has cast on:

1. Another Never Not Gnoming gnome in the large size

2.  ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways


She continues to work on:

1.  Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway

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

3. Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop

4.  Vanilla Socks, using Lollipop Yarn Quintessential in the Wide Awake colorway


Tracie has put in to Hibernation:

1.   Jewel Box Cowl in Stunning String Studios Stunning Superwash in Jewel Box minis colorway

 

BOOKS

 

Barb has finished:

1.   The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough (Thumbs Up)

2.  To The Bridge by Nancy Rommelman.(Thumbs Up)

 

Tracie has finished:

1.  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Thumbs Up)

2.   Death on the River: A Fiancee's Dark Secrets and a Kayak Trip Turned Deadly by Diane Fanning (Thumbs Down)

3.  The Mystery of Alice (Audible Original) (Thumbs Sideways)

 

Barb is currently reading:



Tracie is currently reading:

1. In the Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2) by Cara Hunter

2. Bad Monkey (Andrew Yancy, #1) by Carl Hiaasen

 

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