2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded on January 28, 2021

Book Talk starts at 23:29

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

Our Fall Sweater KAL has ended - listen to the end of the episode to find out if you are a prize winner!

Announcing our Anything-But-Wool KAL!  From February 15 to May 15, knit or crochet a project of at least 200 yards of any yarn that does not contain wool - that means cotton, linen, cashmere, silk, soy, steel, milk, corn - even acrylic!  The chatter thread has opened here.

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Multidirectional Scarf #10 by Karen Baumer using a Caron Cake

Create Your Own Adventure shawl by Fredi Baker, using an Invictus Yarns Beyond kit bought at Stitches 2019.

Tracie has finished

Vanilla socks in Western Sky Knits Smooth Sock in Concrete Sunset

Scintillation by Hunter Hammersen - just playing with this, making stars in different yarns and sizes

Barb continues to work on:

Sunset Highway pullover by Caitlin Hunter, using Brown Sheep Wildfoote Lusury Sock in the Vanilla colorway, Cloudborn Fibers Highland Superwash Sock Twist in the Magenta and the Ocean colorways

Hearten Cowl by Helen Stewart, using scraps and mini-skeins from her stash

Vindaloo shawl by Melissa Shaschwary, using Cloudborn Fibers Highland Worsted in the Winter Sky colorway 

And has cast on

Tan House Brook Hat by Jennifer Lassonde, using Caron Cake leftovers for a color blocking effect.  

Tracie has cast on:

Noble Hill by b. Woolens in Plucky Knitter Sophisticate in Sugar Ribbon

Vanilla Socks in Apple Fiber Studio McIntosh in Happy Hammock

And Continues to work on:

Girl Cat by Julie Williams in Alexandra The Art of Yarn Pendleton and Paintbox Yarns Simply DK

Table runner in my handspun (Chameleon Fiber Co Merino/Silk)

Snake River Poncho by Katy H. Carroll in Western Sky Knits Aspen Silk 600 in Downtown Colorway

BOOKS

Barb read:

Drowning with Others by Linda Keir - 3 stars

A Keeper by Graham Norton - 4 stars

Tracie read:

Lakewood by Megan Giddings - 4 1/2 stars

Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike #5) by Robert Galbraith - 4 stars

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Recorded on 1/13/2021
Book Talk starts at 34:34
 
The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL runs until January 15!  This episode was recorded on January 13th, so please plan on listening to Episode 219 to find out if you won a prize!
 
The Chicks are mulling over ideas for our next knit-along...stay tuned!
 
Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
 
KNITTING

 

 

 
Barb has finished:
1.  Dalki hat by Gillian Harkness, using leftover yarn from a Caron Cake

 

 
 
Tracie has finished:
1.  Moon of My Life pullover by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne in Invictus Yarns Reward in the Christmas Chaos colorway, and Serendipidye Silken Sock in the Papaya colorway

 

 
 

Barb has frogged:

Moondrip Swoncho by Dragon Hoard Designs, using Brown Sheep Wildfoote Lusury Sock in the Vanilla colorway, Cloudborn Fibers Highland Superwash Sock Twist in the Magenta and the Ocean colorways

 



 

Barb continues to work on:

1.  Multidirectional Scarf #9 by Karen Baumer, using a Caron Cake
2.  Create Your Own Adventure shawl, using a kit made up of Invictus Yarns Beyond yarn
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And has cast on:
1.  Sunset Highway pullover by Caitlin Hunter, using Brown Sheep Wildfoote Lusury Sock in the Vanilla colorway, Cloudborn Fibers Highland Superwash Sock Twist in the Magenta and the Ocean colorways
2.  Hearten Cowl by Helen Stewart, using scraps and mini-skeins from her stash
3.  Vindaloo shawl by Melissa Shaschwary, using Cloudborn Fibers Highland Worsted in the Winter Sky colorway
 
Tracie has cast on:
1.  Table runner in Tracie's handspun (Chameleon Fiber Co. Merino/Silk

                              

And continues to work on:
 
1.  Vanilla socks in Western Sky Knits Smooth Sock in Concrete Sunset
2.  Snake River Poncho by Katy H. Carroll in Western Sky Knits Aspen Silk 600 in Downtown Colorway
 
BOOKS

 

 

Barb read:

1.  Yard Work by David Koepp - 5 stars

2.  Love Lies: A True Story of Marriage and Murder in the Suburbs by Amanda Lamb - 3.5 stars

3.  Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere by Poe Ballantine - 5 stars

4.  Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump by Michael Cohen - 4 stars

5.  The Dinner by Herman Koch - 4 stars

 



 
Tracie read: 
 
1. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell - 5 stars
 
2.  One True Thing by Anna Quindlen - 4 stars
 
3.  Victim: The Other Side of Murder by Gary Kinder - 4 stars

 

 

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