Saturday, December 9, 2017

Episode 149: There are Decorative Pillows!

Recorded on December 6, 2017

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread.


Giveaway Time!  
Enter to win a skein of Duren Dyeworks Self-Control Fingering (100% BFL SW) in the Barbie Time colorway by leaving a comment here.  The thread will close December 15.

We talk about the Netflix series, American Vandal.

Watch how Tracie knits with a broken wrist!

Thank you to Diane of  Dinaripper Creations for sending Pussyhat project bags to Barb and Tracie!   Check out her shop for cute project bags, handknit items and other good things

We have 2 Knit Lit Chicks merchandise!  Please go here to see all the choices available!

EVENTS:
Sacramento Knitting Guild, February 1, 2018 - Barb and Tracie will be the featured speakers.
Stitches West 2018 - February 25-28, 2018

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Added Elegance Socks for Ann, using Knit Picks Felici in the Nassau colorway

Mother Bear #123

Whinstone hat by Chrissy Graham, using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorwa


Tracie has finished the Top This Puppy Hat, using a DMC Creative World Top This Kit

Barb is currently working on:
Will's Christmas Socks, a vanilla sock with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel, using Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Clover colorway
The Medaki Cardigan by Kristen Johnstone, using Duren Dyeworks Joy DK in the Royalty colorway

Barb didn't work on, but hopes to get back to:
Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway
Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet  

Tracie is working on:
Rachel by Jose Paquin in Alexandra’s Crafts Timberline Ice in the Ruby colorway
Her 5th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota

She didn't work on but hopes to get back to:
Redford pullover by Julie Hoover, using Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino in the Monteverde colorway
Peer Pressure shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Miss Babs Hot Shot in the Hot to Trot color way
BOOKS



Barb has finished:
How My Book Club Got Arrested by Leslie O’Kane


River Road by Carol Goodman
Tracie is reading:


Both Barb and Tracie are reading The Child by Fiona Barton and will discuss it together in Episode 150.


Barb is reading:
Other podcasts mentioned:
Done Disappeared
Young Charlie

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Episode 148: I Can Flat-Iron My Hair with One Hand!


Recorded on November 23, 2017
Book Talk starts at 25:31


Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread.

Giveaway Time!  
Enter to win a skein of Duren Dyeworks Self-Control Fingering (100% BFL SW) in the Barbie Time colorway by leaving a comment here.  The thread will close December 15.
Want to win an copy of Helen Stewart’s Knitvent 2017?  Leave a comment on knittybarb’s Instagram post to enter.   This contest will close November 30.

Barb completely enjoyed the Authors Luncheon benefiting the National Kidney Foundation:  authors Joyce Maynard, Lee Child, Lisa See, Christine Carter, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and Lisa Brown, Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski

Tracie has finished:
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose
Purl Rib hat by me in Plymouth Encore
Purl Rib hat by me in Naturally Nazareth


Barb has finished:
Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Cherry Swirl colorway
2 pair of child-size Maize mitts using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorway
Mitts for Your Little Paws by Holly Marie using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorway
Jayla’s Birthday Socks using Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Patterns and Fishknits Boot Strap yarn in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway
Rachel’s Christmas Shortie Socks, using the BFF Shortie Socks pattern by Ashlynn Alexander
Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington, using GnomeAcres Sparkle Gnome in the Wuv Twue Wuv colorway
Germinate Mitts by Hannah Colbert using Dascade 220 Superwash in the 1910 (Blue-Green) colorway


Tracie is not working on anything, but she did cast on: 
Rachel by Jose Paquin in Alexandra’s Crafts Timberline Ice in the Ruby colorway

Barb is working on:
Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway
Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet  

And she has cast on:
Added Elegance Socks by Mary Lukas, using Knit Picks Felici in the Nassau colorway
Will’s Christmas Socks, using Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity in an Olive Green colorway and Patons Kroy FX in the Clover colorway.
Whinstone Hat by Chrissy Graham (test knit) using Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree colorway.

Tracie has finished:
Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron
The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

Barb has finished
Capture by Roger Smith
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil
Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
The Girl Who was Taken by Charlie Donlea



Tracie is reading:



Barb is reading:
How My Book Club Got Arrested by Leslie O’Kane
River Road by Carol Goodman



Saturday, November 4, 2017

Episode 147: There's Dung Everywhere


Recorded November 1, 2017
Book Talk Starts at 40:01

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread (coming soon!).

New Giveaway!  Duren Dyeworks Self-Control Fingering (100% BFL SW) in the Barbie Time colorway

Tracie has finished:
Top This! snowflake hat in DMC Creative World Top This for Audrey
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose for charity
Cardigan for Arwen in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in the Pining for Ewe 
colorway
Ruby’s Hat by Caroline Spillane in Plymouth Toybox Rainbow


Barb has finished:
Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Black Pepper Swirl colorway
Another Ridge Runner Hat by Chrissy Graham, using leftover Plymouth Galway Worsted



Tracie has cast on:
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose

And has continued to work on:
5th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake
Redford by Julie Hoover in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Hardtwist in the Monteverde colorway
Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Miss Babs Hot Shot in Hot to Trot

She is anxious to cast on:
Rachel by Jose Paquin in Alexandra’s Crafts Timberline Ice

Barb is working on:
Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway
Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet 

And has cast on:
Socks for Jayla using  the Basic Sock Pattern from Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Patterns with Fishknits Bootstrap yarn in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway.
Pioneer Braid #4 using Premier Sweet Roll in the Sweet Cherry colorway


Finished Books: 
The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding
Mortal Fall by Christine Garbo

Finished:
Blood Games by Jerry Bledsoe
The Privileges by Jonathan Dee


Current Books
Capture by Roger Smith
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil



Reading:
Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Episode 146: Stay Safe Out There

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Recorded on October 11, 2017
Book Talk Starts at 22:40

We really appreciate your iTunes reviews!  And we also really appreciate you joining our Ravelry group.  Thank you so much.

Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread (coming soon!).


Tracie & Barb will be at: 
Stitches West 2018 registration opened July 20 - rooms at the Hyatt and Hilton are long gone, but you can still register for classes!  Be sure and leave some free time on Saturday afternoon to come to our meet-up in the Hyatt bar.

Sacramento Knitting Guild February 1, 2018.  Tracie and & Barb will be the speakers at this meeting.

KNITTING
Barb has finished:
Helix Hat #5 by Jessica Rose















Tracie has finished:
Twist Hat (Twisted Up Reversible Striped Hat by Nicole Gehrig in Kraemer Yarns Naturally Nazareth in the Winter colorway (see picture at left)
Slouchy Star-Crossed Beret by Natalie Larson in Kraemer Yarns Naturally Nazereth in the Winter colorway
4th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake
Agathis Hat by Agata Smektala in Rowan Pure Woll Superwash Worsted 

Barb continues to work on:
*Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
*  Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway
Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Black Pepper Swirl colorway
Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet 

Barb has cast on:
* Another Ridge Runner Hat by Chrissy Graham, using leftover scraps of two colors of Plymouth Galway Worsted
* Mother Bear #121

Tracie continues to work on:
Redford by Julie Hoover in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Hardtwist in the Monteverde colorway
Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Miss Babs Hot Shot in Hot to Trot
Cardigan for Arwen in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in the Pining for Ewe 

colorway

BOOKS

Barb finished reading: 
The Whistler by John Grisham
Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker
Tracie has finished:
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
Inside-Out Girl by Tish Cohen
* This is Not Over by Holly Brown

Barb is currently reading:
The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
Mortal Fall: Glacier Mystery #2 by Christine Carbo
Tracie is currently reading:
The Privileges by Jonathan Dee
Blood Games by Jerry Bledsoe

Barb recommended the Dirty John Podcast (link goes to the first episode)


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Episode 145: You Know I Love a Good Tonal...


Recorded September 27, 2017
Book Talk Starts at 30:25

We would really appreciate some new iTunes reviews!  
We are so close to 3000 members - please come join our Ravelry group!

Our sweater KAL is coming right up - October 1-January 31!  To enter to win a prize, complete an adult sweater with sleeves - start a new one or continue with one less than 50% done, and post in the FOs thread (coming soon!)

Tracie & Barb will be at: 
Lambtown 2017  - Dixon May Fair Grounds, October 7-8.  We will be attending on Saturday, October 7th.

Stitches West 2018 registration opened July 20 - rooms at the Hyatt and Hilton are long gone, but you can still register for classes!  Be sure and leave some free time on Saturday afternoon to come to our meet-up in the Hyatt bar.

Barb has finished:
Wing Span by maylin Tri-Coterie Designs using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in a green/blue/purple colorway
Thundertwist by Greg Cohoon, using Plymouth Galway in the 121 colorway (light green)


Tracie finished:
2nd Puppy Pullover by Kitterly (free pattern) for Posy
Crumpet Beret by Maura Kirk for Mano Del Uruguay (free pattern) in Dizzy Blonde Studios Dirty Blonde Superwash DK in the Mae colorway


Barb continues to work on:
Tale as Old as Time Cowl by Anne Vally, using Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self-Striping Sock in the Beauty and the Beast colorways
Out of hibernation – Beagle by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway

And she has cast on:
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Wollmeise Pure in the Magnolia Medium colorway
Stashbusting Helix Hat#5 by Jessica Rose
Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in the Black Pepper Swirl colorway

She frogged
Basic Brioche Hat using Plymouth Galway Worsted in the 116 colorway

Tracie frogged:

She has cast on: 
Slouchy Star-Crossed Beret by Natalie Larson in Kraemer Yarns Naturally Nazereth in the Winter colorway

And continues to work on:
Redford by Julie Hoover in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Hardtwist in the Monteverde colorway
Peer Pressure Shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Miss Babs Hot Shot in Hot to Trot
4th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake
colorway

Barb finished reading: 
The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle

Tracie finished:
The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
Just Like Other Daughters by Colleen Faulkner

Barb is reading:
The Whistler by John Grisham


Tracie is reading:

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart