Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Episode 157: I Don't Know How They Keep That Place in Business


Recorded April 12, 2018
Book Talk begins at 36:50


Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along will continue until May 15, 2018.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  Post your finished socks here.  

Get ready for our summer swap, hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.

KINITTING
Tracie’s FOs:
Wee Wrap by Susan Barstein in Plymouth Rainbow Toybox in colorway 69
13 Knitted Knockers in Cascade Ultra Pima and CoBaSi Plus by HiKoo

Barb’s FOs:
Peer Pressure Shawlette #2, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Whiskey Barrel colorway

Tracie has cast on: 
Girl’s Poncho by Plymouth Yarn in Plymouth Encore Colorspun in 8198 colorway
Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in South by Southwest

She is working on:
6th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake all in shades of green!
Adjoin toe-up socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel in Knitting Rose Yarns Tinkytweet (aka) Sparkle Yarn sock blank
Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways
Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

Barb is still working on:
Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.
Tailfeather cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Elemental Affects Cormo in a sage green color way
Gently Stirred Never Shaken shawl/scarf by Mac and Joe, using Baah La Jolla in 3 different colorways - Strawberry Shortcake, Deep Slate and Cotton Candy

She has cast on:
Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lucas, using Duren Dyeworks Awesome Sock Blank.  
Rikke Hat by Sarah Young, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain DK in the South by Southwest colorway

BOOKS
Finished:
The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer
The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts
The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle


Finished books
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
The Flight Attendant by Chris Boujalian


Reading:
Alice by Christina Henry
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Currently reading
Classic Krakauer by Jon Krakauer
Loner by Teddy Wayne

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Episode 156: A Cow Exploded?

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Recorded March 27, 2018
Book Talk begins at


Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along will continue until May 15, 2018.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  Post your finished socks here.  

Get ready for our summer swap, hosted by the wonderful Sandra (SweetSerendipity37).  Check out this thread and vote to let Sandra know you’d like to participate.

KNITTING

Finished:
3 Knitted Knockers in Cascade Ultra Pima
New Wave by Mary Annerella in Invictus Reward in Olive
Levitate poncho by Yvonne Poon in Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend in the Kohl colorway


FO’s
Knitted Knockers
Squircle Socks by General Hogbuffer, using Invictus yarns Unafraid in the Christmas Light Confetti colorway



Cast-on: 
6th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake all in shades of green!
Adjoin toe-up socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel in Knitting Rose Yarns Tinkytweet (aka) Sparkle Yarn sock blank
Leaf Press Shawl by Judy Marples, from a Craftsy Kit in Cloudborn Highland Sport in the Caribbean and Dolphin Blue colorways
Wee Wrap by Susan Barstein in Plymouth Toybox Rainbow in colorway 69
Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

Still working on
Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (now discontinued) in a pale blue and pale pink colorway and a darker blue, cranberry and hot pink colorway.
Knitted Knockers using Cloudborn Pima Cotton DK in the 30-016 colorway (light green)

Cast-on
Tailfeather cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Elemental Affects Cormo in a sage green color way
Gently Stirred Never Shaken shawl/scarf by Mac and Joe, using Baah La Jolla in 3 different colorways - Strawberry Shortcake, Deep Slate and Cotton Candy
Peer Pressure shawlette #2, using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Whiskey Barrel colorway

BOOKS
Finished:


Finished books
The Memory Watcher by Minka Kent
Colony of the Lost by Derik Cavagnano

Reading:
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer

Currently reading
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate


Friday, March 16, 2018

Episode 155: It's Going to Observe the International Date Line

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Recorded on March 13, 2018
Book Talk starts at 12:20



Our Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along will continue until May 15, 2018.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  Post your finished socks here.  


Knitting Rose Yarn Blossom Sock in the Girl on Fire colorway
Tracie is requesting that IF you won a skein of Knitting Rose Yarns Blossom Sock in the Girl on Fire color way on our podcast, and aren't planning on using it, please contact her.  She would like to lengthen the sweater she made with the yarn.  She will happily buy you a skein of yarn of your choice from Knitting Rose Yarns in a trade!









If you have any prizes you would like to donate to the NoCKRs retreat, please contact Barb (KnittyBarb on Rav) via a PM on Ravelry.

KNITTING


Mother Bear #129
Barb has finished:







Royal Mile Cowl in Delicious Yarns Frosting Chunky


Tracie's Vernal Vanilla Bean Socks
Tracie has finished:












BOOKS


Barb has finished:







Barb and Tracie both read The Party by Robyn Harding.  While they both agreed that the characters were thoroughly unlikeable and there were lots of problems with the plot...neither one could stop reading it!














Tracie has finished reading:



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Episode 154: Stitches West & NoCKRs News

We bought all the yarn at Stitches

Coupon Codes for 2KLC listeners!  
Brenda Castiel: (Goodstuff) Goodstuffcrafts KNITLIT: $5.00 off your order from goodstuffcrafts when you spend $10.
Frog Peak Creations: I have a new coupon code available for 15% off - 2KNITLIT15 - no time limit!!! I also, currently have a SALE!! section in the shop for 50% off - XMAS50 - til March 7th.


with our friend Susan B. Anderson

People:

with our friend Steve of Leading Men Fiber Arts

Vendors mentioned:

Gently stirred, Never Shaken shawl by Mac and Joe

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Episode 153: Prizes Prizes Prizes!

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Recorded on February 2, 2018
Book Talk starts at 32:18

Our Fall Sweater KAL is over!  Winners will be announced at the end of the podcast.


The 2 Knit Lit Chicks Hoodie giveaway is over also - the winner will be announced at the end of the podcast.


Get ready for our next KAL – the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along which will run February 14 through May 15.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  

Tracie and Barb will be at:
Stitches West - February 22-25, 2018
NoCKRs 2018 - April 12-15

Knitting

Barb has finished:
Barb's Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry, using Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering in the Magical Dyepot D3, D5 and D6 color ways.  And many thanks to Zen Yarn Garden for gifting the yarn to Barb for review!

Barb's Brooklin Vest by Elizabeth Smith, using Berroco Vintage Chunky in the Smoke colorway

Mother Bear #127

Tracie has finished:
Redford pullover by Julie Hoover, using Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino in the Monteverde colorway

Barb is currently working on:

Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways

Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Caron Cake in the Blueberry Kiwi colorway

High Woods Hat by Irini Pi, using leftover Barroco Vintage in the Dungaree and Forest Floor colorways

Royal Mile Cowl by Dami Hunter, using Delicious Yarns Frosting Chunky in the Currant colorway.  Thank you to Delicous Yarns and Stitchcraft Marketing for giving Barb the yarn to review!

Vanilla Socks using Knit Picks Felici in the Hopscotch color way

Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (2 different skeins)


Tracie is working on:
5th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake

Levitate  Poncho by Yvonne Poon, using Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in the Kohl and Zebra color ways

Vanilla Socks in Fishknits Boot Strap Self-striping in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway
New Wave cardigan by Mary Annarella, using Invictus Yarns Reward in the Olive colorway



Books


Barb has finished:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

X by Sue Grafton

Two Old Women by Velma Wallis



Tracie has finished reading:
Tracie is currently reading:
Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito


Tracie has set aside The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #18) by Alexander McCall Smith