Episode 82: Happy Holidays From the Chicks


Book Talk starts at 38:27

This episode was recorded on December 19, 2014.

The Sweater KAL is ongoing!  Get your sweaters finished and post your FO picture here to be eligible to win one of three great prize packages.

Our Next KAL – the Alana-Along!  You can knit any accessory or garment pattern by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, starting February 1, 2015 and finishing by April 1 (we may extend the deadline if we have lots of people knitting sweaters).  You can knit multiple NNK designs, but we will be allowing only one entry per knitter for this KAL.  Start thinking about what you’d like to make, and gathering your materials!

Barb recommends the Stitch Party Podcast (audio), with host flyingmuse.

She also recommends the video podcast The Knitting Den with Denise.

Barb will be attending the South Bay Knitting Retreat January 2-4, 2015 in San Juan Bautista.
Stitches West 2015, in Santa Clara California February 19 - 22, 2015.
The Northern California Knitting Retreat, in San Juan Bautista, California April 17 - 19, 2015.  We still have 1 spot open!  Email Tracie at 2knitlitchicks@gmail.com for a registration form.

For those of you attending The Northern California Knitting Retreat, please join the NorCal Knitting Retreat Ravelry Group to stay up-to-date on all the information.


Barb has finished:

Tracie has finished:

                Subversive Socks from Cooperative Press
                Fornicating Deer Chart by Ann Rutten
                And The Horse You Rode In On fingerless mittens by Karin Aida
                Beer Lovers’ Mitts by Natalia Moreva

Tracie is currently working on:

Tracie has cast on:
Brenda Castiel's Hanging Gauge Swatch tutorial 

Barb is currently knitting:

Barb has cast-on:

Barb will be frogging her Custom-Fit Featherweight cardigan.


Barb has finished:
Apple Tree Yard by Louisa Doughty.  She heartily recommends this book!

Barb is reading:

Tracie is reading:

You can see the bladder-related commercials that Tracie talked about in her "Thumbs Down" section here: