Saturday, August 18, 2018

Episode 165: Meatless Meat Mash

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Recorded on August 15, 2018
Book Talk starts at 30:50

2 Knit Lit Chicks Summer Swap!
Important Dates 
July 30th: Partner Assignments Sent, check-in #1 
August 15th: Check-In #2 
August 31st: Check-In #3 
September 14th check in #4 
September 28th: final check in 
October 5th: Mail-By Date


We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL, and it’s almost done!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes. If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make by the end of the day on August 31!  And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.

Barb will be in Paris September 11-19.  Tracie will be in the Munich area September 26-October 4.  If you are in either of those areas and want to meet up, PM us on Ravelry!

Congratulations to Sequoiashelley for 3 blue ribbons at the Nevada County Fair! 



The Tracie’s Cakeride by Undead Yarn giveaway thread has closed - we will pick a winner on the next episode.

KNITTING
Tracie has finished
Mother Bears 146147148 and HSU bear for Allyn



Barb has finished:
Mystik Spiral Socksby Josh Ryks, using Matte Sock by Valkryie Fibers in the Baby in a Trenchcoat colorway
Juniata Park Cowlby Erika Flory, using a Craftsy kit.

Tracie has cast on:
zoe cardi by Cheri Christian in Tahki Cotton Classic in Spruce
for my swap partner: Glam Cowl by Jacqui Harding in Fiberspates Scrumptious Lacein the Jen S Green colorway
test knit: One Perfect Skein by frediknits in Dragonfly Fibers Pixiein the Low Tide colorway

And she continues working on:
Fiddly Bits#6 by Jane Pihota
Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways
Welcome Blanket in 3 colors of Cascade Bentley - welcomeblanket.org

Barb continues to work on:
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway.
Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea, using Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in the 305 (a very pale blush pink) colorway
Bear And a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson, using Plymouth Encore Worsted Solids In the Neon Green and Oatmeal color ways

And she has cast on:
Thank You Sarah socksby Heidi Nick, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstealer( MCN) in the London Fog colorway.
Mother Bear #145
Secret project for swap partner 

BOOKS

Tracie finished reading:
The Twelve Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson
In-Between Days by Andrew Porter
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Under Cover of the Night: a True Story of Sex, Greed & Murder by Diane Fanning - narrated by John Miller

Barb has finished:
The Surgeon’s Wife by Kieran Crowley
Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family by Emily Jane Fox
Testimony by Anita Shreve
Force of Nature  by Jane Harper (Aaron Falk #2)


Tracie is reading:
Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh
The Twilight Wife by AJ Banner

Barb is reading:
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Outsider by Stephen King  
A Case of Need by Michael Crichton (written as Jeffrey Hudson in 1968)  

Thumbs Up: Life Below Zero on Netflix

Friday, August 3, 2018

Episode 164: Kinda Bonkers, But You Enjoy It Anyway

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Recorded on August 1, 2018
Book Talk starts: 25:40



Important Dates 
July 30th: Partner Assignments Sent, check-in #1 
August 15th: Check-In #2 
August 31st: Check-In #3 
September 14th check in #4 
September 28th: final check in 
October 5th: Mail-By Date

We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018.  Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes. If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here.  Don't have a pattern?  Please go here to order a pattern!  It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time.  Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make!  And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.


Prison’s not supposed to be a cakeride - but your knitting can! Heidi of Undead Yarn took up the challenge to create a colorway based on my slip of the tongue, and she’s giving away a skein of this beautiful fingering weight yarn!  The base in Vamphyri, Undead’s lovely 75% Merino/25% Nylon sock yarn with 462 yards per skein. To enter the drawing, please leave a comment on this thread telling us about a favorite colorway name you’ve seen or worked with, or a colorway name you’ve thought up yourself. The thread will close August 15, and we will draw for a winner in the next podcast.

KNITTING

Barb has finished:
Mother Bears #143144


Tracie has finished:
Mother Bears #143144145
Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway
Knitting at the Library Cowl, using Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Mini Set In the Forest colorway
Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway
Lake Effect cardigan by Amy Miller, using Baah La Jolla In the California Poppy colorway
Tracie in her Lake Effect cardigan



Barb is working on:
Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryk-Robinsky, using Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock In the Baby in a Trenchcoat colorway
Juniata Park Cowl by Erika Flory, using a kit bought from Craftsy.
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway.
Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea, using Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in the 305 (a very pale blush pink) colorway

She has cast on:
Bear And a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson, using Plymouth Encore Worsted Solids In the Neon Green and Oatmeal color ways

Tracie is working on:
Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways
Welcome Blanket in 3 colors of Cascade Bentley - welcomeblanket.org

She has cast on:
Another Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota

BOOKS

Barb has finished:
Out by Natsuo Kirin

Tracie has finished:
The Crow Trap by Ann Cleves
Neighborly by Ellie Monago

Barb is reading:
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family by Emily Jane Fox 
The Surgeon's Wife by Kieran Crowley

Tracie is reading
The Twelve Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson

Barb recommends the following podcasts:
30 For 30, Bikram series
Inside Jaws
Inside The Exorcist
Inside Psycho