Thursday, October 15, 2015

Episode 100: In the Reflection of a Microwave


Book Talk Starts at 34:30

Recorded October 10, 2015 at the CogKnitive Fiber Retreat in Tehachapi, CA.  A great time was had by all, of course – great job to GemmaDW and loretta1031 for organizing such a fun event!


Our Fall Sweater 2015 KAL will be running from September 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016.  Come and join us.  Knit or crochet an adult-size cardigan or pullover - any style, any weight yarn.


New giveaway – Daisy of Art Institchtute of Chicago has given us 2 of her project bags to give away.  1 in a Day of the Dead fabric, and 1 in a Raven fabric.  To enter, please go over to Art Institchtute of Chicago Etsy shop and tell us your favorite fabric in the thread.

 Tracie & Ryan welcome you to the Palace at Versailles
Tracie went many wonderful places, saw many wonderful things, ate many wonderful foods, and just all around had a wonderful time on her 15-day trip to France!  A few of the yarniest highlights…

Her yarn crawl with Barbara of Stitching Up Paris Needlecraft Tours was so much fun!  Barbara is a knitter and seamstress from New Zealand who puts what she’s learned from her 30 years living in Paris to take you to shop for whatever strikes your fancy: yarn, fabric, notions, etc.  She took Tracie to 8 yarn stores, finishing up with lunch here at L'OisiveThé, which doubles as a café.

On the night of September 30, Sacha Laurin’s Kombucha Couture collection showed at the Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris – including Tracie’s knit Kombucha dress:


The collection got lots of great feedback, and it was a thrilling night!


Tracie also got to meet Laurence (Rav name: Lolacha), a listener and fellow podcaster!  They had a great afternoon talking over lunch about knitting, podcasting, learning languages, parenting and all sort of other things!  Laurence is the host of Maille Podcast.

  
Tracie and Barb will be at Stitches West  - February 18-21, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  Come join us in the bar on Saturday afternoon for our meet-up with the Yarniacs and lots of other fun people!

Tracie and Barb will also be at 2 NoCKRs - the 2016 Northern California Knitting Retreat!  Open registration for a limited number of spots is open October 15-November 15.  Send an email to us at 2knitlitchicks@gmail.com for information and applications.

Barb’s FOs:
Irish Hiking Hat #1 by Blackhorse for SIL using Duren Dyeworks Kindness Aran in a purple colorway.  Followed pattern exactly.
Irish Hiking Hat #2 , also for a gift  – modified by using 1x1 ribbing for the brim, and also added a pom pom.
Wild Goose  Shawlette by Paula Emmons-Fuesle, using GnomeAcres Fancy Gnome (MCN blend) in the Aurora Gnomealis colorway
Dodgson #2 by the Berroco Design Team, using Berroco Boboli in the Strawberry Jam colorway
Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke – using Plymouth Select Merino DK in orange, black, white and gray.


Tracie didn’t get much knitting done in France, but she did work on her
Vanilla socks in Knitting Rose Budding Tracks Sock Set in Good Will Hunting Ombre and  Endearment cardigan by Hanna Maciejewska, using Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus in the Sapphire colorway.Her other projects got no love.

Barb is working on:
Perpendicular Cowl by Brenda Castiel, using Knit Picks Swish Worsted in 2 colors – Orange and Coal
Helvetica cardigan by Elizabeth Doherty, using Berroco Indigo in the Cut-Offs colorway
Zigzagular Socks by  Susie White, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Zombody Loves the 2 Knit Lit Chicks colorway
She also cast on the Maize Mitts by Tin Can Knits, using Dancing Dog Dyeworks Worsted in the Sugar Skulls colorway

Barb’s Books:
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Tracie’s Books