Saturday, April 29, 2017

Episode 135: She May be a Bubble off Plumb...

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Recorded April 26, 2017
Book Talk Begins at 42:35

Our Colorwork KAL is almost finished, so get knitting and post those FOs!

2KLC Swap is moving along.  Please check in frequently!
April 30th: Check-In #2 
May 15th: Check-In #3 
May 31st check in #4 
JUNE 15th: Mail-By Date

Tracie has finished
Retreat Bath Mitt by Elizabeth Doherty in Quince & Co Sparrow
Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns Desert Dream in the Deep colorway
Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton


Barb has finished:
Skew Socks by Lana Holden using 
Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Asphalt Jungle colorway


Tracie has cast on:
Arena by Norah Gaughan in Juniper Moon Farms Zooey DK 

And she continues to work on:
2nd Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota from a fingering-weight “magic cake”
Vanilla socks in Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge  colorway

Barb is working on:
Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
*  Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in a green/blue/purple colorway
*  Test knit - Scallop Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar (the Giving Flower) using 2 skeins of Candy Skein Yummy Fingering in the Blue Bubblegum and Boysenberry Jam colorways. Edin cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Raven Frog Sheepless in the Captain's Blue colorway
Retreat Bath Mitt by Elizabeth Doherty, using Quince & Co. Sparrow in the Sans colorway

And cast on:
A project she can’t talk about it because it’s a project for her swap partner!
Nuvem by Martina Behm, using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the 13 A1 colorway.

Win an ecopy of Framework: Ten Architectural Knits by Norah Gaughan!
To enter the drawing, leave a comment on the contest thread, which will close May 31.

Tracie has finished reading
Mommy Deadliest by Michael Benson

Barb has finished:
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Tracie is reading:
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica



Barb is reading
The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante




Barb recommends the Very Pink Podcast

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Episode 134: I'll Never Stop Reading About Bad People

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Recorded on April 13, 2017

Book Talk starts at 26.50




Our Colorwork KAL started March 1 and will go until May 1.  Challenge yourself!  The FOs thread is open.  You still have time!

The 2 Knit Lit Chicks Spring Fling Swap has started!  You should have received your swap partner by now.  If you are participating, be sure and check the Swap thread a couple of times a week to keep up.








We had a fabulous time at the NoCKRs 2017 retreat!  



KNITTING

Tracie has finished:

*  Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using leftovers from stash!
*  3 Knitted Knockers
Barb has finished: 
Smorgasbord Cowl by Cindy Garland, using a kit bought at the Stunning String Studio booth at Stitches West (pictured above
*  5 Knitted Knockers

Barb has cast on:
*  Edin cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, using Raven Frog Sheepless in the Captain's Blue colorway
*  Fiddly Bits Cowl by Jana Pihota, using fingering weight scraps

Barb is working on:
*  Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
*  Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in a green/blue/purple colorway
*  Test knit - Scallop Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar (the Giving Flower) using 2 skeins of Candy Skein Yummy Fingering in the Blue Bubblegum and Boysenberry Jam colorways.
*  Skew socks by Lana Holden using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Asphalt Jungle colorway

Tracie has cast on:
*  Retreat Bath Mitt by Elizabeth Doherty, using Quince & Co Sparrow 

Tracie is working on:
* Vanilla socks in Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge  colorway
* Test knit: Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns Desert Dream in the Deep colorway
Iðunn by Ragga Eiríksdóttir in Istex Lettlopi
* Her Allegra tank top by Svetlana Volkova in Euro Baby Kid Cotton has come out of hibernation

Tracie has frogged:  Coloring cardigan by Katrin Schneider, using  Anzula Nebula in the Lottie colorway

Discussion of the Magic Knot (Double Knot):
Jane Richmond - The Double Knot YouTube Video
How to Remember the Double Knot by Paula Emons-Fuesle YouTube video


BOOKS



Tracie has finished:
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple














 Barb has finished:
Breaking Wild by Diane les Becquets



Tracie is currently reading:
*  Mommy Deadliest by Michael Benson


Barb is currently reading:
*  The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead



















Saturday, April 1, 2017

Episode 133: Boy The Fashion Was Ugly Then...


Recorded March 29, 2017
Book Talk starts at 24:20

Our Colorwork KAL started March 1 and will go until May 1.  Challenge yourself!  The FOs thread is open.

Barb has finished: 
3 Knitted  Knockers
My Rainbow Heart by Stephanie Lotven, using Valley Yarns Huntington

That Easy Guernsey Hat by Christine Roy, using leftover aran weight yarns
Vanilla socks using Knit Picks Felici in the Baker Street colorway

Tracie has finished:
5 knitted knockers
All That Jazz by TheTwistedYarn blog in Greenwood Fibers Star Dust mini-skeins in Earthen Hues


Barb has cast on:
Test knit - Scallop Shell Shawl by Kimberly Gintar (the Giving Flower) using 2 skeins of Candy Skein Yummy Fingering in the Blue Bubblegum and Boysenberry Jam colorways.
Skew socks by Lana Holden using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Asphalt Jungle colorway

Barb is working on:
Beagle pullover sweater by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in a green/blue/purple colorway
Smorgasbord Cowl by Cindy Garland, using a kit bought at the Stunning String Studio booth at Stitches West

Tracie has cast on:
Vanilla socks in Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in the Garnet Ridge  colorway
Test knit: Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns Desert Dream in the Deep colorway

Tracie is working on:
Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota, using leftovers from stash!
Coloring cardigan by Katrin Schneider, using  Anzula Nebula in the Lottie colorway

Barb finished
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
The Last September by Nina de Gramont


Tracie has finished
Evidence of Love by John Bloom & Jim Atkinson
No One Needs to Know by Kevin O’Brien


Barb is reading:
Breaking Wild by Diane les Becquets

Tracie is reading:
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple