Episode 47: The Chicks Talk Sticks


Rachel's High School Graduation in Davis, California.  It was the hottest day of the year, but she got it done anyway!

The Mother Bear KAL/CAL thread for chatter and FO's will run 7/1 - 8/31/13.  Get your pattern here and start your bears!  You may post ANY BEARS YOU HAVE FINISHED IN 2013 in the FO thread to be eligible to win a prize.

Tracie would love to meet up with UK listener Chicks when she travels to the UK this summer.  All the details and dates are here, so let her know if you want to meet up.

Barb will be in the Washington DC area 9/23 - 9/27/13 and would also like to arrange to meet any listener Chicks at that time.  Share any ideas you might have!

Episode 30 of the Literary Disco podcast - listen to it if you would enjoy a humerous discussion on V.C. Andrews Flowers in the Attic.  Warning:  language!

Podcast Shout Outs:
Tapgurl On the Go podcast

Ellys knit (in')sanity podcast


Barb's FOs:
The Old Man and the Sea by Mel Ski out of Blue Moon fiber Arts Woobu in the Neptune colorway:

Dunes shawl by Rose Beck out of Becoming Art Cielo Sport in the New Moon colorway
The Breezy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig out of Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the Stonewashed colorway

Tracie's FOs:
Freeform Purse - started by Tracie in her class with Myra Wood at Stitches West, 2013:

Barb's Current Projects:
Daybreak by Stephen West using Knit Picks Chroma Fingering in the Fossil colorway, and Knit Picks Pallete in the Verdent Heather colorway.  She is copying afreespirit's Daybreak!
Cloud Chaser vest by Amy Swenson, using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in a gray colorway.  Thanks Knittinwolf for the inspiration
Aurora Borealis Socks by Kimberly Pacini (Sockbunny)
Belgique Infinity Scarf by Brenda Lavell

Tracie's Current Projects:
The Old Man and the Sea by Mel Ski out of Universal Yarn Pace Step in the Coral colorway
Hatfield Scarf by Lauren Sanchez, using Forbidden Woolery Wrath in the Plum Lovin' colorway
TGV High Speed Knitting by Susan Ashcroft, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Vista in the Aquamarine colorway
Holden Shawlette by Mindy Wilkes out of Malabrigo Lace Silkpaca  in the Arco Iris colorway

Knitting Needles Discussed:
Knit Picks Interchangables and Fixed Circulars
Chia Goo Interchangables and Fixed Circulars
Hiya Hiya Interchangables and Fixed Circulars
Denise Interchangable Needles
Signature Needle Arts
Clover (Takumi) Needles

Hiya Hiya Interchangable Needle Grips


Tracie has finished and HIGHLY recommends:  Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Barb has finished:
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay - recommended!
Strange Fits of Passion by Anita Shreve - recommended for a good summer read
Cheer by Leslie Gordon - recommended!
Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway's 1923 passport photo!  Now, we can all understand why Hadley was smitten....

Tracie is currently reading:
Farewell Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister
A Game of Thrones Book 1, by George R.R. Martin

Barb is currently reading:
The Storyteller by Jodi Piccoult
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Escaping the Arroyo by Joyce Nance

Tracie recommends the following HGTV programs - Property BrothersI Hate My Kitchen, and Renovation Raiders


  1. Hi - I love your podcast. The last episode you discussed knitting needles, I agree with your assessments. I was wondering if in a future episode you could reveal what is in each of your notions bags you have with projects and how you would alter them if you were attending a class (other than just to say you would bring what is on the class list). Perhaps it is a tool you needed but did not bring with you. Also what notions do you keep around your knitting chair. Thank you for considering my request. TMYinHNL (Too Much Yarn in Honolulu) Betty

  2. Such a great episode and so great to see your pics!

  3. Still lovin' the 'cast, my dears! Barb, it was awesome seeing you in Carsland Memorial week. I was in small voice at the time, but delighted to see your lovely face.

  4. Desi - it was delightful to see you too! No way to talk, but waving worked, and so did your sign language! See you in October.


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