Friday, July 25, 2014

Episode 72: There's Always a Lame One

Episode72.mp3

We have a new hosting site for the 2 KNIT LIT CHICKS podcast!  There are 3 ways to listen:

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3.  If you listen through this blog, no changes are necessary!

Our Poncho Comeback KAL is ongoing.  Think about knitting a poncho for the fall; there are lots of good patterns and ideas on our Poncho thread!

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL is continuing.  Get your photos up on our Mother Bear FO thread; any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2014 are eligible for some great prizes!  Newest prize donations are from:
1.  Paula Emmons-Fuessle of the Knitting Pipeline Podcast, is donating 3 of her patterns
2.  PrairiePoppins is donating a Woolly Wormhead pattern of the winner's choice
3.  Steve of the Dramatic Knits Videocast is donating a skein of yarn from his Leading Men Fiber Arts Shop - a skein of Dramatug DK in the Fuzzy Navel color way:

Barb recommends a new video podcast:  The Knitting Room

KNITTING

Tracie has finished:
Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde, using Suri-Al Fibers Surreal Dream in the Helena colorway

Nymphalidea by Melinda VerMeer using Knit Picks Chroma Fingering and Katia Luna


Barb has finished:
Mother Bear #44


Mrs. Bakery Bear by Kay F. Jones

















Mystic Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the In the Cauldron colorway
















Quaker Ridge Shawlette by Susan B. Anderson, using Plymouth Kudo in colorway 42


Tracie has cast-on:
Ripples shawl by Annelie Wallbom, using Becoming Art Cielo Fingering in the True Love colorway.  Tracie recommends this pattern!

Tracie is still working on:
Drifting cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald, using Rumplestilskin Sock Weight Superwash

Cleito by Susan Mills, using Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton DK in yellow and Mirasol Yarns Illaris in a plum colorway

Coachella by Fathom Harvill, using Tess Designer Yarns Microfiber Ribbon

Barb has cast-on:
A pair of vanilla socks using Patons Kroy Socks in the Striped Blue Ragg colorway

TGV (High Speed Knitting) shawl, using FishKnits Divine, in the Tea Rose Hybrid Full Grandient colorway

Vonica cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Highland Handmades Butternut Dk in the Charcoal colorway

Barb is still working on:
Stitch Surfers #2 by Louise Roberts, using GnomeAcres Doppleganger Set in the Little Bunny Foo-Foo and Violet colorways


BOOKS
Louis Zamperini died this week at age 97.  If you haven't read the non-fiction book about this man's extraordinary life, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, it's a good one!  Barb and Tracie highly recommend the book.

A movie based on the book, directed by Angelina Jolie, will be released on December 25, 2014.














The long anticipated movie, Gone Girl, will be released on October 3, 2014.














Tracie has finished:
I'm Down  by Mishka Wolff

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Local Girls by Alice Hoffman


Barb has finished:
Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods by Christine Byl

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter


Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.  Barb highly recommends this book.















Tracie is currently reading:
The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

















Barb is currently reading:
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell via the Craft-Lit Podcast

The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon










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