2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded on May 28, 2020

Book Talk starts at 22:34

Our Mother Bear KAL is starting on June 1, 2020!  I have started a 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and you can find everything you need to know over there.

Spring Swap - If you are participating, please visit the 2020 Swap Thread to keep up with questions at least once a week.

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

For fans of the My Favorite Murder Podcast only!  We announce the winners of the 3 Stay Out of the Forest hat patterns by the fabulous Jennifer Lassonde.  

Tracie made an announcement about the 2020 NoCKRs Retreat swag and refunds.

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

1.  Mother Bears #208 and #209

Tracie has finished:

1.  Mother Bears #213#214 and #215

2.  Gnome de Plume by Sarah Schira in purple and teal fingering weight scraps

Barb is working on

1. Stoa scarf by Anne Ginger, using Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in the Denim color way

2. Eco Duo Cabled Scarf by Shannon Dunbabin using a Caron Cake

3. Papillion /Butterfly by Marin Melchior, using Knit Picks Chroma in the Gray and the Pegasus colorways

4. Boyfriend Beanie by Expression Fiber Arts, using destash table yarn.

5.  Etude cardigan by Ririko, using Aussie Soxxi

Tracie is working on:

1. Hatteras Cardigan by Kate Saloman (Green Mountain Spinnery) in Western Sky Knits Merino 17 in bright sky blue

2. 80-26 Poncho Air Lux in Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Wind Chill

3. That's My Jam shawl/wrap by Steven Fegert, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue in the London Fog colorway, and LunaPurl Una Merino Mini Skeins in the Drops of Jupiter colorway.

4. Vanilla socks  in a Fish Knits sock gradient in greens

BOOKS

Barb has finished:

1.  Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of the El Faro by Rachel Slade.  5 stars!

2. My Lost Family by Ben-Moshe and Dasha Lisitsina - 4 stars

3. A Beautiful Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal by Jen Waite - 3 stars

4. The Deep Deep Snow by Brian Freeman - 3 stars

5. God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet - 5 stars

Tracie has finished:

1. When He Vanished by T.J. Brearton - 3 stars

2. Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler - 3.5 stars

3. Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting by Alanna Okun - 4 stars

Tracie talked about 2 shows she is enjoying:

1.  We're Here by HBO

2. Dragnificent on TLC

Barb talked about BluPrint Closing

 

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Recorded on May 15, 2020

Book Talk Starts at 29:00

Our Poncho Knit Along is done!  Prize winners are announced at the end of this episode

Spring Swap - If you are participating, please visit the 2020 Swap Thread to keep up with questions at least once a week.

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 1pm PST - Details here

For fans of the My Favorite Murder Podcast only!  We are giving away 3 Stay Out of the Forest hat patterns by the fabulous Jennifer Lassonde.  Please comment in the thread in Ravelry.  This contest will end on May 20, 2020.

Tracie’s son Will made a film about Tracie, her fiber addiction, her mom, the podcast, etc for his documentary film class.  There are two cuts, because Will’s professor liked the Knitted Knockers cut better but Tracie and Barb like the Mother Bear cut better!

https://youtu.be/83hlLeY1O4s

https://youtu.be/83hlLeY1O4s

KNITTING

Barb has finished

Mother Bears 205, 206, 207 & 208

Zweig pullover by Caitlin Hunter, using the yarn from my frogged Trail Hoodie, Western Sky Knits Magnolia sock in the Wisp colorway, and WSK Magnolia sock in the Sage color way

Jason’s Cashmere Hat by Melissa Tomson, using Lion Brand Heartland in the Hot Springs colorway.

Swap partner gift

 

Tracie has finished

Lucy Hat by Carina Spencer in Lisa Souza Blue Faced Leicester Worsted in Styx and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in Pining 4 Ewe

Mother Bears 209, 210, 211 & 212

Effortless Cardigan by Zabeth (Lion Brand) in my SpinJones Merino/Mulberry Silk orange handspun

 

Barb is working on

Stoa scarf by Anne Ginger, using Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in the Denim color way

 

and has cast on 

Eco Duo Cabled Scarf by Shannon Dunbabin using a Caron Cake

Papillion /Butterfly by Marin Melchior, using Knit Picks Chroma in the Gray and the Pegasus colorways

Boyfriend Beanie by Expression Fiber Arts, using destash table yarn.

Etude cardigan by Ririko, using Aussie Soxxi

 

Tracie has cast on

Hatteras Cardigan by Kate Saloman (Green Mountain Spinnery) in Western Sky Knits Merino 17 in bright sky blue

 

and continues to work on

80-26 Poncho Air Lux in Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Wind Chilll

That's My Jam shawl/wrap by Steven Fegert, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue in the London Fog colorway, and LunaPurl Una Merino Mini Skeins in the Drops of Jupiter colorway.

Vanilla socks in Fish Knits sock gradient in greens

BOOKS

Barb has finished

The Getaway by Greer Hendricks - 3 stars

Inside Jobs: Tales from a Time of Quarantine Ben H. Winters - 3.5 stars

BAD KARMA: The True Story of a Mexican Surf Trip From Hell by Paul Wilson - 4 stars

The Weight of Silence by Gregg Olsen - 4 stars

 

Tracie has finished:

Scat by Carl Hiaassen - 3 stars

The Suspects by Katharine Johnson - nah

Little by Edward Carey - 4 stars

The Weight of Silence by Greg Olson - 3 1/2 stars

Blood Mist by Mark Roberts - 4 stars

The Keeper by Graham Norton - 4 1/2 stars

Barb was attacked by a turkey!  There were no injuries.  It  looks a lot like the attack in this video: https://www.newsflare.com/video/279288/animals/turkey-attack-on-college-campus

 

Tracie loves her iRobot Roomba 960 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

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