Thursday, February 8, 2018

Episode 153: Prizes Prizes Prizes!

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Recorded on February 2, 2018
Book Talk starts at 32:18

Our Fall Sweater KAL is over!  Winners will be announced at the end of the podcast.


The 2 Knit Lit Chicks Hoodie giveaway is over also - the winner will be announced at the end of the podcast.


Get ready for our next KAL – the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along which will run February 14 through May 15.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  

Tracie and Barb will be at:
Stitches West - February 22-25, 2018
NoCKRs 2018 - April 12-15

Knitting

Barb has finished:
Barb's Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry, using Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering in the Magical Dyepot D3, D5 and D6 color ways.  And many thanks to Zen Yarn Garden for gifting the yarn to Barb for review!

Barb's Brooklin Vest by Elizabeth Smith, using Berroco Vintage Chunky in the Smoke colorway

Mother Bear #127

Tracie has finished:
Redford pullover by Julie Hoover, using Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino in the Monteverde colorway

Barb is currently 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

Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Caron Cake in the Blueberry Kiwi colorway

High Woods Hat by Irini Pi, using leftover Barroco Vintage in the Dungaree and Forest Floor colorways

Royal Mile Cowl by Dami Hunter, using Delicious Yarns Frosting Chunky in the Currant colorway.  Thank you to Delicous Yarns and Stitchcraft Marketing for giving Barb the yarn to review!

Vanilla Socks using Knit Picks Felici in the Hopscotch color way

Misty Scarf by Kaffe Fassett, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (2 different skeins)


Tracie is working on:
5th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake

Levitate  Poncho by Yvonne Poon, using Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in the Kohl and Zebra color ways

Vanilla Socks in Fishknits Boot Strap Self-striping in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway
New Wave cardigan by Mary Annarella, using Invictus Yarns Reward in the Olive colorway



Books


Barb has finished:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

X by Sue Grafton

Two Old Women by Velma Wallis



Tracie has finished reading:
Tracie is currently reading:
Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito


Tracie has set aside The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #18) by Alexander McCall Smith








Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Episode 152: Goin' Loony

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Recorded on January 20, 2018
Book Talk starts at 35:50

Our Fall Sweater KAL is almost over - January 31st!  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.  Winners will be announced on Episode 152.

New Giveaway!  Win a 2 Knit Lit Chicks hooded sweatshirt, size L (unisex size, but it is a slim fit).  Leave a comment on the Ravelry group thread telling us about the best sweatshirt you’ve ever had.  This giveaway will close on January 31st also, and the winner will be announced on Episode 152.

Get ready for our next KAL – the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along which will run February 14 through May 15.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Please go to the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along Chatter thread to join the fun.  

Tracie and Barb will be at:
Sacramento Knitting Guild - February 1, 2018
Stitches West - Feb 22-25, 2018

Knitting

Tracie has finished: 
4 more pussycats, using the KitKat Hat by AndreSue
Most of the hats in this picture were knitted by Tracie!




Barb has finished: 
Mother Bear #126
Beagle pullover by Norah Gaughan, using Berroco Vintage in the Forest Floor colorway
Barb's husband Mark (and Tracie's Dad!) modeling his new sweater!
Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty, using Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash in the Magnolia Medium colorway

Pussyhat for Barb, using Zombie Yarns Shell Shock

Tracie is working on:
5th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake
Redford pullover by Julie Hoover, using Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino in the Monteverde colorway
Levitate  Poncho by Yvonne Poon, using Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in the Kohl and Zebra color ways
Vanilla Socks in Fishknits Boot Strap Self-striping in the NorCal Vernal Pools colorway

Barb is currently 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
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry, using Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering in the Magical Dyepot D3, D5 and D6 color ways.  And many thanks to Zen Yarn Garden for gifting the yarn to Barb for review!
Brooklin Vest by Elizabeth Smith, using Berroco Vintage Chunky in the Smoke colorway
Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Caron Cake in the Blueberry Kiwi colorway


Books

Tracie has finished reading:
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
Lit by Mary Karr


Barb has finished:
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica



Tracie is reading:
The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #18) by Alexander McCall Smith
The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

And Barb is reading:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
X by Sue Grafton

In Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down, Tracie discussed KB Shimmer nail polish




Thursday, January 11, 2018

Episode 151: Tracie's Cold Black Heart

Recorded on January 7, 2018
Book Talk starts at 21:18

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.

New Giveaway!  Win a 2 Knit Lit Chicks hooded sweatshirt, size L (unisex size).  Leave a comment on the Ravelry group thread telling us about the best sweatshirt you’ve ever had. 

Get ready for our next KAL – the Never-Have-I-Ever Sock-along which will run February 14 through May 15.  Make socks like you’ve never made before - try a new heel, using a pattern if you usually stick with vanilla, knit from a sock blank for the first time, do color work - or maybe try socks for the very first time!  Stay tuned at our Ravelry group for more details.

Tracie and Barb will be at:
Sacramento Knitting Guild - February 1, 2018
Stitches West - Feb 25-28, 2018

Knitting

Tracie has finished: 
Peer Pressure shawlette by Celia McAdam Cahill in Miss Babs Hot Shot in Hot to Trot colorway
KitKat Hat by Andre Sue
Rachel by Jose Paquin in Alexandra’s Crafts Timberline Ice in the Ruby colorway


Barb has finished: 
Mother Bear #125


Tracie is working on:
KitKat Hat by Andre Sue - making as many of these as I can before January 20
5th Fiddly Bits cowl by Jane Pihota from fingering weight magic cake
Redford pullover by Julie Hoover, using Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino in the Monteverde colorway

Barb is currently 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
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry, using Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering in the Magical Dyepot D3, D5 and D6 color ways.  And many thanks to Zen Yarn Garden for gifting the yarn to Barb for review!
Cast on
Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose - Barb’s 6th in dk

Books

Tracie finished reading
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
Catch Me by Lisa Gardner


Barb has finished:
Murder in Room 305 by Gary King
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough


Tracie is reading:
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
Lit by Mary Karr

And Barb is reading:
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Episode 150: Look At Me, Doing Math!

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Recorded on December 23, 2017
Book Talk starts at 31:15

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.


Listen until the end of the podcast to find out who won the gorgeous skein of Duren Dyeworks Barbie Time!

Frog Peak Creations - offering 25% off all merchandise until January 7th with the code HOHOHO2017.  Get yours now!

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:

Mother Bear #124

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

The Medaki Cardigan by Kristen Johnstone, using Duren Dyeworks Joy DK in the Royalty colorway

Voyager MKAL by Rachel Roden, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in the Voyager colorway, and Lorna’s Laces Mini-Skein Voyager Quintet  

Thunderstorm Toque by AbbyeKnits using Duren Dyeworks Joy DK in the Royalty color way

Will's Christmas Socks, a vanilla sock with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel, using Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Clover colorway

Tracie has finished:
Maize Mitts in Hufflepuff colors by Tin Can Knits

Hive Hat by Tanya Patterson


Barb is currently 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

Barb has cast-on:


Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry, using Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering in the Magical Dyepot D3, D5 and D6 color ways.  And many thanks to Zen Yarn Garden for gifting the yarn to Barb for review!



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

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

Tracie has finished:
Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Crowing Up Cult by Jayant Tamm - Tracie liked it a lot

The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner - meh!

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Ann Quindlen - Tracie recommends it!
Barb has finished:

When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery by Frank Vertosick - Barb loved it

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness by Paula Poundstone - thumbs up!

Don't Look Back by Greg Hurwitz - good, don't read it at night by yourself!




Barb and Tracie both reviewed:
The Child by Fiona Barton - thumbs up from both Chicks!

Tracie is reading:
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon



Barb is reading:
Murder in Room 305  by Gary King

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix



Other podcasts mentioned:
Heaven's Gate audio podcast
Skein Enable audio podcast

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