2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded on June 10, 2022

Book talk begins at 28:00

Mother Bear Chatter Thread

Mother Bear FO Thread

12 in 22 Chatter Thread

Lambtown 2022

Virtual get-together Zoom

 

KNITTING

Barb’s Finished Objects:

  1. Mother Bear #248
  2. Forager Lite

Tracie’s Finished Objects

  1. Mother Bears #277, 278, 274
  2. Never Not Gnoming Gnomes #25 & 26
  3. Great Falls

Barb is working on:

  1. That's My Jam
  2. Ribs and Wave Poncho
  3. Venturer's Vest
  4. Irma Hat

Barb cast on:

  1.   Mother Bear #255

Tracie is working on:

  1. Ciara
  2. Moon of My Life

Tracie has cast on:

  1. Hoodie Shawl Cardigan
  2. Leave Gnome Stone Unturned

 

BOOKS

Barb has finished:

  1. The Other Husband - 3 stars
  2. Cold Blooded: A True Story about Love, Lies, Greed and Murder - 3 stars
  3. The Night She Went Missing - 3 stars
  4. The Night Always Comes

Tracie has finished:

  1. No One is Talking About This - 3.5 Stars
  2. Everybody’s Best Friend: The True Story of a Marriage that Ended in Murder - 4 stars
  3. How to Raise and Elephant - 4 stars
  4. Never Saw Me Coming - 4.5 stars
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Recorded on may 23, 2022

Book Talk starts at 24:00

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

 

Our annual Mother Bear KAL begins June 1!  Any Mother Bear that you have knit or crocheted in 2021 is eligible to post in our FO Thread.  One post per bear please.  Please see all the rules and participate in the Chatter Thread!  #2022MBKAL2KLC

 

12 in 22 - Unofficial KAL/challenge to knit 12 (or however many you want) sweaters in 2022. Details here!

KNITTING

Barb finished:

Hipster shawl by Joji Locatelli, using Malabrigo Rios in the 880 Hojas colorway.

Mother Bears 251, 252, 253

 

Tracie finished

Mother Bears 272, 273, 275 and 276

 

Barb continues working on:

Ribs and Wave Poncho by Great Yarns! Using Cascade Superwash Wave in the 106 Blue colorway

That's My Jam shawl by Steve Fegert using a kit she bought from Leading Men Fiber Arts

forager lite by Isabel Kraemer, using Inner Yarn Zen Superwash Fingering in the Lupine colorway

 

She has cast on:

Venturer’s Vest by Knitwise Design in Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Merino Worsted Twist in the Taupe Heather colorway

Irma Hat by Aneta Gasiorowksa using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea Sport in the Falcon’s Eye colorway - left over from my May(be) Queen pullover

 

Tracie has cast on:

Great Falls by Nataliya Polyakov in Scheepjes Whirl in Jade Jim Jam

Ciara by Laura Aylor in Araucania Caña Ruca

 

She continues working on:

Moon of My Life by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne adapted by Celia McAdam Cahill for a man in worsted weight yarn - in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted  in Granite and Berroco Vintage in Cotton Candy

 

 

BOOKS

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner - 4 stars

Be Careful Who You Love: Inside the Michael Jackson Case by Diane Dimond - 4 stars

We Thought We Knew You: A Terrifying True Story of Secrets, Betrayal, Deception, and Murder by M. William Phelps - 3 stars

Let’s Not Do That Again by Grant Ginder - 4 stars

She Kills Me: True Stories of History’s Deadliest Women by Jennifer Wright - 2.5 stars

 

BOOKS

Caul Baby by Morgan Jenkins

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell

Finders Keepers by Belinda Bauer

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

Murder in St Augustine: The Mysterious Death of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley by Elizabeth Randall

Tracie recommends watching Jinxx Monsoon as Judy Garland on RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7.  NSFW or for those with delicate sensibilities!

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_247_-_5_26_22_9.19_AM.mp3
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Recorded Monday, May 2, 2022

Book talk starts at 31:25

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

Our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Mini Skein KAL has ended.  Be sure to listen until the end to find out the prize winners!  Our three very generous prize donors for the KAL are:

Brenda Castiel, from her Ravelry store and Etsy shop

martaschmarta - her Pride and Toebeans pattern

Susan Cochran, from her stash

 

And now, it's almost time for our annual Mother Bear KAL!  Come join us by knitting or crocheting Mother Bears.  Our KAL runs from June 1 to September 1, 2022.  But...if you have knit or crocheted any bears in 2022, please plan on posting pictures of them in our FO thread.  The FO and chatter threads will be up after June 1st.  


Here is the Mother Bear Project website, where you can find out all about the charity, buy a pattern and overload on the picture gallery cuteness!

 

12 in 22 - Unofficial KAL/challenge to knit 12 (or however many you want) sweaters in 2022. Details here!

The 2KLC 2022 Swap is almost over!  

Important dates:  
May 1: final check in. 
May 15th: Mail By Date

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

1.   That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend Show Stealer

2.  A project for her swap partner

3.  May(be)Queen by La Maison Rililie, using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea in the Falcon’s Eye colorway

 

Tracie has Finished

1.  Colorful Geometry Sweater by Petra Machová Kouřilová in Invictus Yarns Reward in Olive, a gradient set of Koigu American Merino, and 2 Emma’s Yarn Practically Perfect Smalls

2.  Mother Bears 270 & 271

Barb continues working on:

1. Ribs and Wave Poncho by Great Yarns! Using Cascade Superwash Wave in the 106 Blue colorway

2.  That's My Jam shawl by Steve Fegert using a kit she bought from Leading Men Fiber Arts

3.  Hipster Shawl by Joji Locatelli, using Malabrigo Rios in the 880 Hojas colorway

 

Barb has cast on:

1.  forager lite by Isabel Kraemer, using Inner Yarn Zen Superwash Fingering in the Lupine colorway

 

Barb has frogged:

Brookdale Vest by Elizabeth Smith, using Berroco Ultra Wool  in the purple colorway

 

Tracie continues working on:

1.  Socks to match my Swallowtail pullover in Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock - using hem/cuff chart from Swallowtail by Jamie Hoffman

2.  Moon of My Life by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne adapted by Celia McAdam Cahill for a man in worsted weight yarn - in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted  in Granite and Berroco Vintage in Cotton Candy

 

BOOKS

Barb read:

1.  Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss - 5 stars

2.  The Surrogate by Toni Halleen - 4 stars

 
Tracie has read:

1.  Dying for Daddy: The True Story of a Family's Worst Nightmare by Carlton Smith - 4 stars

2.  The Wonder Test by Michelle Richmond - 4 stars

 

Websites mentioned:

 

Direct download: Episode_246_-_5_6_22_10.35_AM.mp3
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Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

 

Our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Mini Skein KAL goes until 5/1.  You can get all the details here!  Mini Skein Finished Object thread here.

 

12 in 22 - Unofficial KAL/challenge to knit 12 (or however many you want) sweaters in 2022. Details here!

 

The 2KLC 2022 Swap is almost over!  

Important dates:  
May 1: final check in. 
May 15th: Mail By Date

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Vanilla Socks using Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock

wurm by katushika, using Straightfork Farm 60/40 Sport Weight in the Purple Haze colorway

 

Tracie has Finished

1.  Tracie's Rock It Tee  by Tanis Lavillee in Anzula Breeze in Aspen and Garnet and Earl Grey Fiber Co. Rooibos Single in Bloom

2.  Tracie's Sedona Baby Dress by Erin Harper, using Lion Brand Mandala Ombre

3.  Wren Headband (free)

4.  Knitted Flower Tutorial by Julie Taylor (free)

5.  Mother Bears 266-269

6.  Secret Project for her Swapee in a very special yarn...

 

Barb continues working on:

1.  That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend Show Stealer

2.  May(be)Queen by La Maison Rililie, using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea in the Falcon’s Eye colorway

3.  Hipster Shawl by Joji Locatelli, using Malabrigo Rios in the 880 Hojas colorway.

Ribs and Wave Poncho by Great Yarns! Using Cascade Superwash Wave in the 106 Blue colorway

4.  A project for her swap partner

 

Barb has frogged:

Transition Slipover Vest by Aimee Sher, using Berroco Ultra Wool in the 33146 (purple) colorway

 

Tracie continues working on:

1.  Colorful Geometry Sweater by Petra Machová Kouřilová in Invictus Yarns Reward in Olive, a gradient set of Koigu American Merino, and 2 Emma’s Yarn Practically Perfect Smalls

2.  Socks to match my Swallowtail pullover in Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock - using hem/cuff chart from Swallowtail by Jamie Hoffman

3.  Moon of My Life by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne adapted by Celia McAdam Cahill for a man in worsted weight yarn - in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted  in Granite and Berroco Vintage in Cotton Candy

 

Tracie has frogged:

Lazy Days Romper and Pinafore Dress by marianna mel in Rowan Calmer

 

BOOKS

Barb read:

1.  After the Party (Ralph's Party #2) by Lisa Jewell - 3 stars

2.  How To Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith - 5 stars

3.  Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid - 4 stars

4.  Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Our - 4 stars

5.  Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson - 5 stars

 

Tracie has read:

1.  The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity by Axton Beta-Hamilton - 5 stars

2.  Above Suspicion (Anna Travis #1) by Linda LaPlante - 4 stars

3.   The Wrong One by Dervla McTiernan - 3 stars

 
Tracie talked about Naloxone, a medication that can treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation.  She also discussed Fentanyl Test Strips - to detect Fentanyl in street drugs.  
 
Barb discussed Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines in the United States.
acie talked about Naloxone, a medication that can treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation.  She also discussed Fentanyl Test Strips - to detect Fentanyl in street drugs.  
 
Barb discussed Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines in the United States.

 

Direct download: Episode_245_-_4_21_22_12.11_PM.mp3
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Recorded on March 28, 2022

Book Talk starts at 33:48

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

Our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Mini Skein KAL goes until .  You can get all the details here!

Mini Skein Finished Object thread here.

Browse our Mini Skein Pattern Bundle here.

12 in 22 - Unofficial KAL/challenge to knit 12 (or however many you want) sweaters in 2022. Details here!

 

The 2KLC 2022 Swap has begun!  Important dates:  
April 1: Check in #4
April 15: check in #5
May 1: final check in.
May 15th: Mail By Date

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Delicious Simplicity hat by Knitsalotte, using Bulky scraps I had in my stash

Sublime Eden One-Ball Scarf in Sublime Eden DK in the Renee colorway

 

Finished

Chicory by Susan Moskwa in Scheepjes Colour Crafter

 

Barb continues working on:

That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend Show Stealer

Vanilla Socks using Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock

May(be)Queen by La Maison Rililie, using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea in the Falcon’s Eye colorway

 

She has cast on:

Transition Slipover Vest by Aimee Sher, using Berroco Ultra Wool in the 33146 (purple) colorway

wurm by katushika, using Straightfork Farm 60/40 Sport Weight in the Purple Haze colorway

Hipster Shawl by Joji Locatelli, using Malabrigo Rios in the 880 Hojas colorway.

Ribs and Wave Poncho by Great Yarns! Using Cascade Superwash Wave in the 106 Blue colorway

A project for my swap partner

 

Tracie has cast on:

Socks to match my Swallowtail pullover in Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock - using hem/cuff chart from Swallowtail by Jamie Hoffman

Rock It Tee by Tanis Lavillee in Anzula Breeze in Aspen and Garnet and Earl Grey Fiber Co. Rooibos Single in Bloom

Secret project for my Swappee in very special yarn

Lazy Days Romper and Pinafore Dress by marianna mel in Rowan Calmer

Moon of My Life by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne adapted by Celia McAdam Cahill for a man in worsted weight yarn - in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted  in Granite and Berroco Vintage in Cotton Candy

 

And continues working on:

Colorful Geometry Sweater by Petra Machová Kouřilová in Invictus Yarns Reward in Olive, a gradient set of Koigu American Merino, and 2 Emma’s Yarn Practically Perfect Smalls

 

 

BOOKS

Barb read

The Widow by K.L. Slater - 3 stars

In the Shadow of the Mountain by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado - 5 stars

We Live Next Door by Laura Wolf - 3 stars

The Secrets We Left Behind by Susan Elliot Wright

Every Breath You Take by Ann Rule - 4 stars

Airliner Down by John Etzil - 2 stars

The Maid by Nita Prose - 5 stars

 

Tracie read:

The Quiet Child by John Burley - 3 stars

The Long Prison Journey of Leslie Van Houton: Life Beyond the Cult by Karlene Faith - 4.5 stars

Family Money by Chad Zunker - 3 stars

Playing With Fire: The True Story of a Nurse, Her Husband, and a Marriage Turned Fatal by John Glatt - 4 starts

The Maid by Nita Prose - 4.5 starts

Disturbed Ground by Carla Norton and 

 

Worst Roommate Ever series on Netflix - 5 stars

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_244_-_3_29_22_8.32_AM.mp3
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Recorded March 4-6, 2022

No book talk this episode

 

Thursday

Esther Rodgers - Jazz Turtle Creations

Greenwood Fiberworks

Front Range Bags

The Falafel Corner - Sacramento, CA

 

Friday

Knit Bah Purl

El Fuego Express - Sacramento, CA

Sew Happy Jane

Purls Before Wine

Firebird Yarns

Laneras

Babetta’s Yarn & Gifts

Malabrigo Rios

Desert Panda Fiber Arts

Brasserie du Monde - Sacramento, CA

 

Saturday

Harry Wells

Color Cables photos

Art and Alchemy Fiber Arts

A Needle Runs Through It

Anzula Luxury Fibers

Rock It Tee by Tanis Lavallee

Marie Green - Olive Knits

Serendipidye

Invictus Yarns

fade colors photos

Mod Yarns

Knitted Wit

Grange Restaurant and Bar - Sacramento, CA

Direct download: Episode_243_-_3_9_22_9.05_AM.mp3
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Recorded on February 23, 2022

Book Talk starts at 32:10

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 pm PST

Our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Mini Skein KAL goes until .  You can get all the details here!

Mini Skein Finished Object thread here.

Browse our Mini Skein Pattern Bundle here.

12 in 22 - Unofficial KAL/challenge to knit 12 (or however many you want) sweaters in 2022. Details here!

The 2KLC 2022 Swap has begun!  Important dates:  

March 1: Check-In #2
March 15: check in #3
April 1: Check in #4
April 15: check in #5
May 1: final check in.
May 15th: Mail By Date

 

Upcoming events: 

March 3-6, 2022 - Barb and Tracie will both be attending Stitches West in Sacramento, CA

April 7-10, 2022 - Tracie will be attending the Northern California Knitting Retreat in San Juan Bautista, CA

Correction Corner: Scheepjes yarn is a Dutch company, not a German company

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

She frogged:

Tracie has finished:

  • The JazzaGal by Mary Annerella in The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light in Kinego Bay
  • Mini Skein Magic Knit Chevron Cowl by Dana Freed Fiddes in fingering leftovers from my stash and beads from BeadBiz
  • Vanilla socks in Biscotte Yarns Bis-Sock in Ariel

Barb continues working on:

And she has cast on:

Tracie has cast on:

And continues working on:

 

BOOKS

Barb read:

The Forever Home by Sue Watson - 3 stars 

Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina by Georgina Pazcoguin - 5 stars

Tracie read:

The Night Before by Wendy Walker - 3.5 stars

Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool by Clara Parkes - 3 stars

You All Grow Up and Leave Me: a Memoir of Teenage Obsession by Piper Weiss - 4.5 stars

The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall by Ann O’Loughlin - 3 stars

Too Pretty to Live: the Catfishing Murders of East Tennessee by Dennis Brooks - 4 stars

 

Barb give thumbs up to good customer service from Hobbii Yarn in Copenhagen. 

Tracie recommends the Sounds Like a Cult podcast

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_242_-_2_26_22_9.27_AM.mp3
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Recorded on Thursday, February 3, 2022 

Book Talk starts at 24:50

Mini Skein KAL!  Yes, we have started our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Mini Skein KAL.  You can get all the details here!

Mini Skein Finished Object thread here.

Browse our Mini Skein Pattern Bundle here.

Most of all...have fun!

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

12 in 22 - Unofficial KAL/challenge to knit 12 (or however many you want) sweaters in 2022. Details here!

The 2022 2KLC Swap is on!  Go to swap thread for all the info and to join (follow link to the sign up form AND post your answers to the questionnaire in the thread).  Sign ups close on February 10th.  

Upcoming events: 

  • March 3-6, 2022 - We will both be attending Stitches West in Sacramento, CA.
  • April 7-10, 2022 - Tracie will be attending the Northern California Knitting Retreat in San Juan Bautista, CA

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Delicious Simplicity hat by Knitsalotte using mystery bulky yarn found in stash

Tracie has finished:

Barb is working on:

And has cast on:

Tracie is working on:

And has cast on:

BOOKS

Barb read:

 

Tracie read:

Mentioned:

  • Barb and Tracie both loved The Wilds Season 1, Prime Video
  • Barb also recommends Yellowjackets on Netflix
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Recorded on January 16, 2022

Book Talk starts at 35:55

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

Our Fall Sweater KAL has ended.  Stay tuned till the end of the podcast to find out if you’ve won a prize, and thanks to everyone who participated!

Do you have all kinds of mini-skeins but don’t know what to do with them?  Join our Spring Mini-Skeins KAL!  We already have a bundle full of pattern ideas, and if I know this group, many more will be added.  The KAL will run February 1-May 1, 2022 - check out the thread in our Ravelry group for more info.

12 in 22 - Unofficial KAL/challenge to knit 12 (or however many you want) sweaters in 2022.

The 2022 2KLC Swap is on!  Go to swap thread for all the info and to join (follow link to the sign up form AND post your answers to the questionnaire in the thread).

Upcoming events: 

  • March 3-6, 2022 - We will both be attending Stitches West in Sacramento, CA.
  • April 7-10, 2022 - Tracie will be attending the Northern California Knitting Retreat in San Juan Bautista, CA

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

  • Multnomah Falls hat by Kay Hopkins, using Plymouth Encore Tweed in the Brick Red colorway
  • Frohlocke Hat by Katrine Schubert, using Malabrigo Rastita in the Archangel colorway 
  • Nagare by Natsuko Iida, using Valley Yarns Superwash Sport in the Ice colorway
  • Murphy Bay Hat by Jenny Weibe, using Malabrigo Rios in the Pines colorway

 

Tracie has finished:

  • Swallowtail by Jamie Hoffman in 3 colors of Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock (Mrs. Peacock, Orange Sherbet and Painted Waters) and Cloudborn Fibers Merino Superwash Sock Twist in Ecru
  • My first combo spin!  I used 5 braids of fiber and then I double-plied them.  Very excited to see how much I have and plan a project (hopefully a sweater)!

Barb is working on:

And has cast on:

Tracie has cast on:

And is working on:

 

BOOKS

Barb read:

Tracie read 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_240_-_1_18_22_12.41_PM.mp3
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