Saturday, March 29, 2014

Episode 65: I put it in backwards 5 times!


Barb is recording from sunny Punalu'u on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Joining her is her sister Ann, GraeagleKnitter, on Ravelry.

The Poncho Comeback KAL  continues.

The PRIZE-A-PALOOZA continues until April 1st.  Be sure to listen to Episode 66 when we announce all the winners!

The Colorwork KAL is continuing…you have until May 1st to post a picture of your FO to be eligible to win one of 3 prize packages which will include:

New audio podcast to check out:  Midnight Fiber and Fabric Podcast

New video podcast to check out:  Dark Matter Knits


Ann's Current Knitting Projects:
Silver and Bold Cowl by Irish Girlie Knits, using Anzula Nebula

A dishcloth from Dishcloth Diva by Deb Buckingham

Pop-Top Mittens by Cynthia Spence using Cascade 220 Worsted

Barb's Current Knitting Projects:
Bristlecone Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty using Quince & Co. Osprey

Gnome Mittens by Spilly Jane using various colors of Knit Picks Palette

Breaking Hearts Socks by Christi Brockway using Knitting Rose Yarns Budding Sock in the Stormy color way

Whispers pullover by Veera Valimaki using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

Barb's FOs:

Woodstove Season cardigan by Alicia Plummer.  Epic fail - just don't like the fit!  To be donated…
Weekend Wrap by CocoKnits out of Quince & Co. Sparrow.  The jury is still out - need to do a little work on it…
Click for Babies hats (charity) using the following patterns:

Tealtember Socks using Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock in the Tealtember color way

A Knitted Piece - LYS in Littleton, Colorado

Discount Fabric Warehouse  in Hilo, HI - where Ann bought this fun fabric!

The Yarn Basket in Hilo, HI


Ann's book recommendations:
Firestorm (Anna Pigeon #4) by Nevada Barr
Gone by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers
Death and Judement (Commissario Brunetti) by Donna Leon

Barb has finished:
Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2) by Stephen King
Skeleton Crew by Stephen King (short stories)
The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio: or How my Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan
Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen

Barb is currently reading:
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that just can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
After I'm Gone by Laura Lippmann
Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing by Chas Smith

The State Bird of Hawaii - the Hawaiian Goose - the Nene

And of course, Barb's "thumbs down"…the hated Asian Mongoose!  Read all about 'em here.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Episode 64: The Chick Who Is Not at the Beach

Download | Duration: 00:42:38
Book Talk Begins at 19:57

Enter our Prize-a-palooza!  Prizes include yarn by Alpenglow and Knitting Rose, stitch markers from k8erpillar, and patterns from Elizabeth Doherty.  To enter the drawing, post a comment in the Prize-a-palooza thread telling us either what your favorite moment from the podcast has been or a pattern/yarn or gadget/book you have been inspired/enabled by the Chicks to do/buy/read.  If you haven’t joined our Ravelry group yet, do it now, because you must be a member of the group to win!

KNITTING PLANET EARTH: The Global Knitting Community Speaks is Deborah’s upcoming ebook.  Want to participate?  Cut and paste this questionnaire into an email, fill it out and send it to

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Join our Colorwork KAL!  Challenge yourself, have fun, ask questions!  We will close the FOs thread May 1, and will have some great prizes to give away!

Tracie’s Finished Objects:
2 Mother Bears (35 & 36) and hats for Halos of Hope

Tracie recommends:

Tracie does NOT recommend: