Episode 73: The Word of the Day is "Cool"

Direct download: Episode_73.mp3
Book Talk Starts at 29:12

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Here are the 12 bears that Barb has knit since March!

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL is going until  September 1, 2014.  Any bears knit or crocheted in 2014 are eligible for great prizes!  Post a picture in our Mother Bear FO Thread to enter to win - a separate post for each bear you complete.

A big THANK YOU to SandraMaz for her donation of a project bag of the winner's choice up to $25 from her Etsy shop, Sweet Serendipity37.

Sandra is also offering 2 Knit Lit Chicks listeners a coupon code during the Mother Bear KAL/CAL to be used at her shop.  Enter the code bears10 for 10% off anything in the shop!

Win a copy of Knits That Breathe by Julie Turjoman!  Enter here by August 15th to win a copy of the ebook.

Barb recommends a non-knitting audio podcast,  the Spilled Milk Podcast.

Barb recommends the Knit Companion Tutorial by Tina of the Knitting Blooms Video Podcast.

Wild Plum Etsy Shoppe on Etsy.

Upcoming Events that Tracie and Barb will be attending:
Lambtown Festival in Dixon, CA, October 4,5 2014.  Please go here to find out all about it!
The CogKNITive Fiber Retreaat in Tehachapi, CA, October 11, 2014
Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA, February19 - 22, 2015.


Tracie has finished:
Simple Newborn Hat with a Touch of Lace by Ginny Sheller, using Cascade Cherub Baby.
Perfect Fit Baby Hat by Heidi Mikitish using "mystery acrylic" yarn.

Barb has finished:
Mother Bears #45 and #46.
This is the pattern picture…not the one that Barb knit!
She has almost finished Autumn Whirlpool with Earflaps Hat by Pelykh Natalie, using Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Fingering in the Blue Violet colorway.  This hat is a lot more difficult than it looks!

Tracie has cast-on:
Infamous Hobo Bag by Katie Rose, using Cascade Casablanca in the Peacock colorway.
Far East of Eden bag by Myra Wood using many skiens of scrap yarn!

Tracie is currently working on:
The Ripples shawl by Annelie Wallbom, using Becoming Art Cielo Fingering in the True Love colorway.
The Drifting cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald, using Rumpelstilskin Sock-Weight Superwash merino/Yak/ Silk blend.
The Cleito sleeveless top, using Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton DK in yellow, and Mirasol Yarns Illaris in the 111 (Plum) colorway.
Coachella sleeveless top by Fathom Harvill, using Tess Designer Yarns Microfiber Ribbon.

Barb is continuing to work on:
The Vonica cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Highland Handmades Butternut DK in the Charcoal colorway.
Vanilla socks using Patons North America Kroy Socks Ragg Shades in the 1301 colorway.
The TGV (High Speed Knitting) shawl by Susan Ashcroft, using Fishknits Divine Full Grandient in the Tea Rose Hybrid colorway.
Stitch Surfers #2 by Louise Rovert, using GnomeAcres House Gnome Doppleganger Socks Set in the Bunny Foo-Foo colorway.


Tracie has finished:
I'm Down by Mishna Wolff
The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee by Sarah Silverman
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

Barb has finished:
The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon
Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

Tracie is currently reading:
Court TV Presents: Murder in Room 103 by Harriet Ryan

Endless Love by Scott Spencer

Barb is currently reading:
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell through the CraftLit Podcast
Bittersweet by Nevada Barr

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Tracie's Thumbs-Down is an article in Slate Magazine about how the word "novel" is increasingly used to mean any book, fiction or non-fiction.  You can read it here.