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Recorded on August 8, 2021

Book talk starts at 26:30

Our annual Mother Bear KAL is on!  Any Mother Bear that you have knit or crocheted in 2021 is eligible to post in our www.ravelry.com/discuss/2-knit-lit-chicks-podcast/4132396/1-25#9","style":""}">FO Thread.  One post per bear please.  Please see all the rules and participate in the www.ravelry.com/discuss/2-knit-lit-chicks-podcast/4126567/1-25#15","style":""}">Chatter Thread. #2021MBKAL2KL

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details www.ravelry.com/discuss/2-knit-lit-chicks-podcast/4025632/1-25"}">here

  We are giving away 3 copies of Fredi Baker’s Let’s Shawl-a-Brate! pattern.  www.ravelry.com/discuss/2-knit-lit-chicks-podcast/topics/4139643","style":""}">Leave a comment on the prize thread telling us how you feel about putting colors together - love it, get intimidated, or always buy the kit?  Thread will close August 15.

Joining us on this podcast is our friend, Eileen, better known on Ravelry as Redsknits!  Eileen is a very accomplished knitter, spinner, quilter and wood Turner.  

KNITTING

Barb finished:

  • Mother Bear www.ravelry.com/projects/knittybarb/mother-bear-knitting-in-the-round-seamless-195"}">#244 & www.ravelry.com/projects/knittybarb/mother-bear-knitting-in-the-round-seamless-196"}">#245

 

Barb continues to work on:
  • Vanilla socks using Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock in the Concrete Sunset colorway
  • www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thats-my-jam"}"> That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/leading-men-fiber-arts-show-stealer"}">Show Stealer.
  • Another www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bankhead"}">Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay, using leftover worsted weight yarn.
  • www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-oasis"}"> My Oasis pullover by Ririko, using www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/neighborhood-fiber-co-rustic-fingering"}">Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering in the Conton colorway and www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/neighborhood-fiber-co-rustic-fingering-gradients"}">Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering Gradients in Shades of Emerald
Barb has Cast On:

 

  • www.ravelry.com/projects/knittybarb/mimosa"}"> Mimosa by Boo Knits, using www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/hazel-knits-artisan-sock"}">Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the Giddy Up colorway
  • www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/architexture-cowl"}"> Architexture Cowl by Jennifer Weismann, using www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/leading-men-fiber-arts-box-office"}">Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office in the Blue Ink colorway
  Eileen has finished:
  • www.ravelry.com/projects/redsknits/wildberry-shawl"}"> Wildberry Shawl by Andrea Mowry and Annie Rowden, using www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/western-sky-knits-merino-17-worsted"}">Western Sky Knits Merino 17 Worsted
Eileen  is working on:
  • www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stripes-32"}"> Stripes! by Andrea Mowry, using Jameson & Smith and Jameson and a Rowan yarn.
  • A beret modeld on the motifs from her www.ravelry.com/projects/redsknits/forestland"}">Forestland pullover by Jennifer Steingass
Tracie has finished:
  • 3 Mother Bears, #259 - #261
  • www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/calyx-4"}"> Calyx pullover by Elizabeth Doherty, using www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/calyx-4"}">Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Spring Green colorway

Tracie is working on:

  • Vanilla Socks in www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/lollipop-yarn-quintessential-gripes"}">Lollipop Quintessential Gripes Still Crazy
  • www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fiddly-bits"}"> Fiddly Bits Cowl by Jana Pihota, using Tracie's handspun from fiber by Woolgatherings Polwarth/silk

We discussed the our friend Shelley's cardigan, www.ravelry.com/projects/Sequoiashelley/stripes-forever","style":""}">her Desert Sunset using the www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stripes-forever","style":""}">Stripes Forever pattern by Heidimarie Kaiser.  Such a beautiful sweater, with an interesting shoulder detail, and Shelley added afterthought pockets.  The sweater and pictures are below:

 

BOOKS:

Tracie and Barb both read:

  • www.goodreads.com/book/show/58439098-peeps","style":""}"> PEEPS by Erin Gordon.  4 stars from Tracie, 5 stars from Barb!
  Eileen read:
  • www.goodreads.com/book/show/38389575-my-twenty-five-years-in-provence?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=mU2zQIHBeA&rank=1"}"> My 25 Years in Provance by Peter Maille - 4-5 stars
  • www.goodreads.com/book/show/38389575-my-twenty-five-years-in-provence?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=mU2zQIHBeA&rank=1"}"> Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn - 3.5 - 4 stars
  • www.goodreads.com/book/show/107300.Trustee_from_the_Toolroom?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=9WnpL3e3va&rank=1"}"> Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Schute - 5 stars (but she didn't like the narrator of the Audible version!).
  • www.goodreads.com/book/show/825508.A_Dangerous_Fortune?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=8KDKxIuvkn&rank=1"}"> A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follet - Eileen does NOT recommend it.

Tracie read:

  • www.goodreads.com/book/show/50066788-the-war-between-the-tates"}"> The War Between the Tates by Alison Lurie - 3.5 stars
  • www.goodreads.com/book/show/49529589-the-argument"}"> The Argument by Victoria Jenkins - 3 stars

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    Recorded on June 6, 2021 Book Talk starts at:  Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here Our Anything But Wool KAL has ended - 142 FOs!  Good job, everyone!  We will announce the prize winners in at the end of this podcast! Our annual Mother Bear KAL has started!     Any Mother Bear that you have knit or crocheted in 2021 is eligible to post in our FO Thread.  One post per bear please. Please see all the rules and participate in the Chatter Thread. #2021MBKAL2KL Let's turn out a record number of bears!   KNITTING Barb finished: Mother Bears #237 & #238 Bankhead Hat #15 One Splendid Skein shawl by Fredi Baker, using Hedgehog Fibers Sock in the Budgie colorway Purl Strings tee by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton (Skinny) in the Sprout colorway Snow Day hat by Jerry Burch using Noro Furisode in 23 colorway Gnot Just Another Gnome MKAL by Sarah Schira Tracie finished: Mother Bears 240-247 Gnot Another Gnome MKAL by Sarah Schira in various acrylic worsted yarns from the Bear bin   BOOKS   Barb finished 3 books: The Riddle of Emmon Bodfish by Paul Holes - 4 stars You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories About Racism by Amber Ruffin - 3.5 stars Three Hours in Paris by Cara Black - 3 stars     Tracie finished 2 books: The Ramona Quimby Audio Collection by Beverly Cleary, narrated by Stockard Channing - 5 stars Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman - 3.5 stars  Interview with Joyce White Vance.  Joyce was a Federal Prosecutor for the Northern District of       Alabama, nominated by President Barack Obama.  She is  currently a Professor of Law at the University of Alabama and an MSNBC Correspondent on legal issues.  She is also an avid knitter!  Barb and Tracie talk to her about a myriad of subjects including the law, her work on MSNBC, her chickens, podcasting, but most of all, her knitting.  She also participates in our Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down segment.    She is one of the hosts of the podcast #SistersInLaw, in    addition to being a co-host of the Cafe Insider Podcast with         Preet Bahara.     Joyce talked about her current knitting project, her Livia Cardigan.   It was so fun to interview Joyce - please enjoy!   Tracie talked about the Blue's Clues Pride Parade video " />
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    Episode 225: Don't Look to Me for Exact Facts

    1:03:39

    Recorded on May 12, 2021 Book Talk starts at 30:15 Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here Our Anything But Wool KAL has ended - 142 FOs!  Good job, everyone!  We will announce the prize winners in Episode 226. Up next, Mother Bear KAL!   The FO thread will be open June 1 -September 1, but any bear made in 2021 is eligible.  Join the chatter here. The winner of The Office project bag by Tracie is announced at the end of this episode. Knitting Barb finished: Chunky Cabled Hat by by Christy Kay Morse, using Noro Furisode in 23 colorway. Snow Day hat by Jerry Burch, using Noro Furisode in 23 colorway Zephyr cardigan by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Malabrigo Rios in the Solis colorway. Mother Bear # 236 Tracie finished: Color Stacking Cowl by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee in Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in the Mossy Place colorway Mother Bears 229 and 232-238 Confetti by Veera Välimäki in Kellbourne Woolens Mojave - Sky Blue Barb had a request from a listener to talk in detail about how she applies the grosgrain ribbon to the inside of her button bands to provide more stability.  She learned the technique from this very detailed video made by the Knitmore Girls, and the photos below show Barb's own examples. Barb continues to work on: One Splendid Skein shawl by Fredi Baker, using Hedgehog Fibers Sock in the Budgie colorway Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan, using Elegant Yarns Kaleidoscope in color 27  Purl Strings tee by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton (Skinny) in the Sprout colorway And has cast on: Snow Day hat by Jerry Burch using Noro Furisode in 23 colorway Vanilla socks using Western Sky Knits Smooth Sock in the Concrete Sunset colorway Gnot Just Another Gnome MKAL by Sarah Schira Tracie has cast on: Gnot Another Gnome MKAL by Sarah Schira in various acrylic worsted yarns from the Bear bin She continues to work on: Snake River Poncho by Katy H. Carroll in Western Sky Knits Aspen Silk 600 in Downtown Colorway Fiddly Bits cowl by Jana Pihota in blues and greens BOOKS Barb read: Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods by Cary J. Griffith - 5 stars The Dry (Aaron Falk #1) by Jane Harper - 4 stars To Have and To Kill by John Glatt - 4 stars Into the Water by Paula Hawkins - 3 stars Tracie read: Carrie by Stephen King - 5 stars Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose and the Fight for a Fair America by Stacy Abrams - 4 stars To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith - 4 stars

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