2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded on November 28, 2019

Book Talks starts at 27:24

 

Our annual 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing!  It runs September 15 all the way to January 15 to give you plenty of time to finish a garment.  Join the Chatter Thread, and check out our sweater bundles.  Challenge yourself!

 

Knitting

 

Barb has finished:

4  Never Not Gnoming Gnomes by Sarah Schira using fingering scraps

Mother Bear #187

Be Kind Hat #2 by Megan Williams using Knit Picks Felici Worsted in the Madrigal color way

Be Kind Hat #3 by Megan Williams using Berocco Vintage Worsted in the Black Cherry color way

Fair Isle Multidirectional Scarf by Karen Baumer using Euro Baby Fair Isle in the Atlantis color way

November DVD Socks in DVD Viso in the A Very Gradient Speckled Christmas

 

Tracie has finished:

Bulky Neck Down Pullover for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple in Valley Yarns Valley Superwash Bulky in Classic Navy

 

Barb contines to work on:

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

Trail Hoodie by Marly Bird, using Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp color way

The Great British Baking Shawl MKAL by Lyricalknits using Duren Dyeworks My Precious Fingering in the Fern colorway, Bella Hand Dyed Yarn Mendocino in the Imperial colorway, Auraucania Ranco Solid fingering in the 124Red colorway, and Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp colorway

 

And has cast on:

Bankhead Hat #8 by Susie Gorlay using Berocco Vintage in the Caribbean Sea colorway

 

Elizabeth Doherty’s Crochet Provisional Cast-on Tutorial Video

 

Tracie has cast on:

Plaidaptation by Aunt Ninny in Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash and Malabrigos Rios

My Oasis by Ririko in UnDead Yarn Vamphyri in Tracie’s Cakeride, Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock and Western Sky Knits Willow Superwash Sport

 

And continues to work on:

One Festive Skein by Fredi Baker, using Fiber Lady Midori in the New Southwest colorway

Seed Stitch scarf in Tess Designer yarns Superwash merino Worsted in tonal charcoal grey

BOOKS

 

Barb has finished:

A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton - thumbs down

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay - thumbs up

 

Tracie has finished

Clover Blue by Eldonna Edwards - thumbs up

In Plain Sight: The Kaufman County Prosecutor Murders by Kathryn Casey - thumbs up

 

Tracie talked about 

Sports Fans Aren't All Crazy: Lessons From Forty Years Of Sports Madness by Ryan Bezerra

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_194_-_11_30_19_11.33_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Recorded on November 15, 2019

Book Talk begins at 45:00

It's time for our annual 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL!  It is running September 15 all the way to January 15 to give you plenty of time to finish a garment.  Join the Chatter Thread, and check out our sweater bundles.  Challenge yourself!

Barb had information about knitting or crocheting Knitted Knockers:

1.  You must use the current patterns that are on the Knitted Knockers Website.  Please do not use the old patterns that had the opening on the side!  The opening should be in the back.

2.  Do not "cinch" or pull the knocker "closed" at the end.  The opening must remain open so the recipient can add or take out the polypill to fit properly.

3.  Please stuff with poly fill only!  Do not use yarn scraps, or quilt batting, etc.

4.  Please do not overstuff the knocker.


KNITTING

Barb has finished:

1.  Multidirectional Scarf #5 by Karen Baumer, using Caron Cake in the Faerie Cakes Colorway

2.  3 Never Not Gnoming Gnomes by Sarah Schira using fingering scraps

3.  Barb's Here We Gnome Again by Sarah Shira using Plymouth Galway Dark Coral Rose

4.  October Cheeky Cables Socks (pattern by Mary Lukas) using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Donkeys and Elephants color way

5.  Mother Bears #185 & #186

Tracie has finished

1.  Tutti Frutti by Miriam Pike in Rising Moon Farm in the Irish Splash colorway

2.  Keepsies by Hunter Hammersen in Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Locura Fluo

3.  Gridlines by Susanne Sommer in Cloudborn Fibers Merino Superwash Sock Twist in the Caribbean colorway

4.  Tracie's Heading North Hat by Rebecca Shepler

5.  Tracie's Kaiya Mei hat by Jamie Hoffman

6.  Tracie's Love the Winter hat by Emily Dormier

 
 

Barb contines to work on:

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

2.  Trail Hoodie by Marly Bird, using Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp color way

 

Barb has cast on:

1.  November Speckled Gradient Desert Vista Dyeworks socks, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the It's a Very Speckled Gradient Christmas colorway

2.  The Great British Baking Shawl MKAL by Lyricalknits using Duren Dyeworks My Precious Fingering in the Fern colorway, Bella Hand Dyed Yarn Mendocino in the Imperial colorway, Auraucania Ramco Solide fingering in the 124Red colorway, and Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp colorway.

3.  Declan's Hat#2 by Samantha Kirby, using Paton's Classic Wool in a denim colorway.

 

Tracie continues to work on:

1.  Bulky Top Down Pullover for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple

2.  One Festive Skein by Fredi Baker, using Fiber Lady Midori in the New Southwest colorway

 

And has Cast On:

Seed Stitch scarf in Tess Designer yarns Superwash merino Worsted in tonal charcoal grey


Tracie has put Into Hibernation:

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


BOOKS

Barb finished:

1.  The Guest Book by Sarah Blake - thumbs up

2.  The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty - thumbs up

3.  Boar Island (Anna Pigeon #19) by Nevada Barr - thumbs up

4.  The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne - thumbs up

5.  You Can Thank Me Later by Kelly Harms - thumbs up

 

Tracie finished: 

1.  A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay - thumbs up

2.  Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen - thumbs up

3.  The House on Cold Hill by Peter James - thumbs up

 

Direct download: Episode_193_-_11_17_19_12.24_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33pm PST

1