Friday, May 17, 2013

Episode 45: I Want to Learn to Play Vaccination


Download | Duration: 01:08:01


We have 1700 members in our Ravelry Group!

Check out That Clever Clementine  Etsy Shop!   She has project bags, project bowls and so much more.  She is offering a coupon code for 2 Knit Lit Chicks listeners for 10% off any purchase over $20.  The code is 2KnitLitChicks and is good 5/18/13 - 6/18/13.

And that's not all!  Enter to win this project bag featuring Nancy Drew fabric:
Answer the question on the "Win a Project Bag" thread on our Ravelry Forum.  The contest will be over on June 30, 2013.

Mother Bear KAL/CAL will have an FO thread starting on 7/1/13.  You may enter any bears completed in 2013 to be eligible for prizes.

Spinning at the Winery will take place on 5/25/13, 10am - 4pm.  Be sure to bring:

  • a chair
  • your knitting or spinning
  • $5 for parking
  • sunscreen
  • hat 
  • water
  • potluck dish to share
Barb met up with Missy (marynvoigt) at A Verb For Keeping Warm in Oakland, CA.  See those lovely bins of yarn to the left of Missy?  Those might be Quince & Co. Puffin!
Barb recommends the audio podcast, Tapgurl On the Go.

KNITTING TALK

Finished Objects
Barb has finished:
Playful Stripes Cardigan by Alana Dakos
The Jade Cashmere One-Skein Shawl by Michelle Miller using Sweet Georgia Yarns CashSilk Lace




The Tehachapi Project shawl by Michelle Miller, using the beautifully dyed Desert Vista Dyeworks VOIR fingering in the CFR 2012 colorway












Tracie has finished her  Toe Up Socks with a Difference  in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Nodding Violet colorway

WIPS
Barb is working on:


    * Tina, of the Knitting Blooms Podcast has done 2 tutorials on the Sock Yarn Blanket.  They are not on her Tutorials tab yet, but will be soon.

Tracie is working on:



Barb and Tracie are both planning on casting on The Old Man and the Sea by Mel Ski as part of her "Old Man and the Sea KAL and Read-along".

BOOK TALK
Tracie has finished and does NOT recommend Broken Harbor by Tana French.

Barb has finished and DOES recommend Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Barb gave up on and does NOT recommend Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

Tracie is currently reading:

Barb is currently reading:

SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR
Anne Tyler has written 19 novels.  We have been reading her books for years, starting with The Accidental Tourist.  After discovering her, we both read all of her previous books.  She won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons in 1988.  Her latest book is The Beginner's Goodbye.  The Chicks recommend her books highly!

THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
Tracie: 
up...avocados
down...end-of-the-school-year activities

Barb:
down...doing such a good job of weaving in ends that it took her 3 days to unravel a sweater.  The upside of this was discovering Jane Richmond's You Tube video of the "magic knot" to join 2 ends of yarn.


The Hiya Hiya Interchangable Needle Grips will help you tighten all brands of "screw-in" interchangable needles.  They are only $.89 for a pair!  Barb has been using them for several months and has found them far superior to using the "tool".

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Episode 44: She Works at the Pet Library





Download | Duration: 01:15:12
Book Talk starts at 39:00



We will be at Fleeces, Food & Fun
Retzlaff Winery, May 25 from 10-4 pm
     
Add some fiber and you've got a fun day!


New audio podcast – JABAK with TopHat

 



Tracie recommends:



Barb's tip about helping to ease dry, cracked skin on your heels using Eucerin Creme.