Thursday, September 29, 2016

Episode 121: Extra Chicken Burrito


Recorded September 26, 2016
Book Talk starts at 30:01

Our annual fall Sweater KAL will run from October 1 to January 31.  All entries to our FOs thread will need to be an adult-size sweater with sleeves (short is okay!), cardigan or pullover.  Challenge yourself - be sure to check out the Bundles of pattern suggestions!

Win a copy of the Amplitude pattern by Greg Cohoon – will end on Halloween.  


EVENTS:
Tracie will be at Lambtown - October 1 & 2 at the Dixon May Fair Grounds in Dixon, CA (9-6 on Saturday, 9-4 on Sunday)

Barb will be at  the Cogknitive Fiber Retreat - Saturday October 8, 2016 at the LaQuinta in Tehachapi, CA


Barb’s FOs
Be Kind Hat by Melissa Simpson, using Vannas Choice
Directional Scarf by Lion Brand, using Lion Brand Amazing.
Mata Shawl by Chrissy Graham, using Gnomeacres Scruffy Gnome DK
The Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay, usling Plymouth  yarn Coffee Beenz
Zigzagular Socks #2 by Susie White, using Fishknits Opulence MCN 


Tracie’s FOs
Meris by Elizabeth Doherty in Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock (photo)
Rainbow Sprinkles by Kristy Harrison

Barb has cast on

Barb continues to work on
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi 

Tracie has cast on
Skykomish by Lee Meredith in Ella Rae Silkience
Rainbow Sprinkles by Kristy Harrison 

Tracie continues to work on
Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton
Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas in Malabrigo Sock

Barb’s Finished Books 
Follow You Home by Mark Edwards
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Heads or Tails by Leslie A. Gordon 


Tracie’s Finished Books 
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
The Hunt Club Bret Lot
The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley 


Barb’s Current Books
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
The Girls by Emma Cline

Tracie’s Current Books
Savage Son by Corey Mitchell
The End of Everything by Megan Abbott


Barb likes the good customer service from Crate & Barrel 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Episode 120: #firstworldproblems

Listen
Book Talk begins at 26.53
Recorded on September 9, 2016

It's the 5-year Podiversary for the 2 Knit Lit Chicks Podcast!  Thank you all for making this journey a fun one.

Our Mother Bear KAL/CAL is finished.  Be sure and listen to the podcast to find out what you won.  If you put a bear in the Mother Bear FO thread and didn't hear your name called, please let us know!

Our contest to win a copy of the latest Stranded Magazine will continue until October 1st.

Next up is our Fall Sweater 2016 KAL/CAL.  You have between October 1st and January 31st to complete an adult-sized sweater.  While you may not want to make the sweater picutred here (!), there are lots of other patterns to choose from.  Take a look at our Bundles Page to see Beginner Sweaters, Adventurous Beginners to Advanced Sweaters and Crochet Sweaters.

WIPs count too!  And as with all of our KALs, you may double-dip into other contests with the same project.










EVENTS
Tracie will be at Lambtown - October 1 & 2 at the Dixon May Fair Grounds in Dixon, CA (9-6 on Saturday, 9-4 on Sunday)



Barb will be at the Cogknitive Fiber Retreat - Saturday October 8, 2016 at the LaQuinta in Tehachapi, CA

Barb has about 35 knitting books for sale here!

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Molto Bella Shawl by Brenda Castiel, using her NoCKRs yarn from this year – Duren Dyeworks Luscious Fingering (silk/merino blend) in the Quietude and Forest Floor colorways.
* She has also finished Mother Bears 97, 98 & 99

Tracie has finished:
*her Mr. Cowl by Dani Sunshine.  She used Lion Brand Kion's Pride Woolspun
Suture Hat by Alex Tinsley, using Plymouth Encorein Charcoal
Quick and Easy Slouchy Hat by Jessica Gutoski in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick - Charcoal
I Was a Teenage Mutant Hat in Lion Brand Wool-ease in Green

Barb is working on: 
Crackerjack Cowl by Stacy Simpson Duke using 4 colors of Plymouth Merino Select DK
*Zigzagular Socks #2 by Susie White, using Fishknits Opulence MCN in the Shades of TPK colorway

Barb has cast-on:
* The Be Kind hat using Vanna's Choice in a gray color
* The Directional Colors scarf, using Lion Brand Amazing

Tracie is working on:
Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton
Meris by Elizabeth Doherty in Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in the Carmen colorway
Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas in Malabrigo Sock in Aguas colorway
*Summer Fringe Shawlette by Sarah Keller in Chevel Blanc Official Comete in the Cendre colorway

She has cast-on:
* The Hermione Hearts Ron hat by Christy Aylesworth in Zara Merino Extra Fine in Creme

BOOKS

Barb has finished:
*  The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell - excellent book!
*  Nature Girl by Carl Hiasson - recommended
*  Joyland by Stephen King - recommended
*  Look Again by Lisa Scottoline


Tracie has finished:
North Korea Undercover: Inside the World's Most Secret State by John Sweeney  - she recommends it
Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders by Dick Lehr
The Unraveling of Mercy Lewis by Keija Parssinen
*  The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

Barb is currently reading:
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
Follow You Home by Mark Edwards
Tracie is currently reading:

Tracie recommends Schofferhofer Grapefruit

Mother Bear KAL prizes and winners:
1.  donated by LGordon555,an e-copy of the Heads or Tails by Leslie Gordon - emrubin
2.  donated by LGordon555 - any Ravelry pattern - moxymomma
3.  1 skein of yarn donated by the Happy Buffalo etsy shop - istop2knit
4.  1 skein of yarn donated by the Happy Buffalo easy shop - mimifan
5.  donated by Sandra Maz - a tote bag - nursecatknit
6.  donated by PrairiePiper - 3 copies of her Crooked Ewe pattern - punkconformity,  domicroche, and Dagger51
7.  2 skeins of yarn donated by Knitty Kitty Bags etsy shop - Sockmonkey628 and miek
8.  donated by Joanna Johnson - Green Gables Knits - jollypondknitter
9.  1 Fix-a-Stitch kit - 1hundredprojects
10.  donated by SSKnits - the Knit Figures app - meadowlarkknit
11.  donated by SSKnits - a pattern from her Ravelry store - Sutton36
12.  donated by knrisluvswool - a copy of her In Transit hat and cowl pattern - jcampo
13.  donated by Sweetart 77 - a project bag from her makethisfromthat etsy store - Brooksnana
14.  donated by Goodstuff - 3 patterns from her Ravelry store - pjpurls, smithMKS, janeos2000
15.  donated by Goodstuff - a project bag from her etsy story - DCAlaneKnits
16.  donated by k8erpillar - 5 sets of bear stitch markers from her etsy shop - Obenya, GailBN, maddiesmom, seestephyknit and jchant
17.  $20 gift certificate donated by Leading Men Fiber Arts  - MariKnits
18.  Halcyon37 donated a Ravelry pattern of the winner's choice -TiaandCat
19.  donated by Jamies900 - 3 gifts of 2skeins of yarn each - Jasdel, rozstitches,  and stella650
20.  donated by Jamies900 - a yarn valet - cobbieknits
21.  donated by Invictus Yarns - 2 skeins of her Captain SW Sweet Clementine - kannasoup and notprunes
22.  donated by Invictus Yarns - 1 skein of MCN Content -  humbledaisy
23.  a copy of Henry's Hat by Joanna Johnson - KnitAdmin
24.  donated by tmkr - a skein of her handspun - MimaB
25.  donated by dptemple - a Ravelry pattern of the winner's choice, up to $10 - Corrinesknits
26.  donated by BostonJen - a copy of the Riley Rose Shawl - Halcyon37
27.  donated by DCAlaneKnits - handmade project bag with DPN holder and stitch markers - WiscKnitter
28.  donated by RedsKnits - teddy bear project bag - KrissyVB
29.  donated by an anonymous donor - a skein of Wollmeise - purlpumpkin
30.  a NoCKRs 2016 wine glass sippy cup - cmillerwise
31.  a NoCKRs 2016 tote bag - farmwife99
32.  2 Knit Lit Chicks project bag, made by Tracie - Belle717
33.  donated by Poppy - single skeins of yarn - pennyforyourthoughts, K8erpillar, straightfork, MEKW and cwyneken