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Barb (the mom) and Tracie (the daughter) are obsessed knitters and avid readers. We love to talk about our current knitting projects and favorite books to read or listen to - we also review the occasional knitting book. Come join us!

2 Knit Lit Chicks Tracie & Barb

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Barb (the mom) and Tracie (the daughter) are obsessed knitters and avid readers. We love to talk about our current knitting projects and favorite books to read or listen to - we also review the occasional knitting book. Come join us!

    Episode 215: I Gave It Five Stars

    Episode 215: I Gave It Five Stars

    Recorded on November 29, 2020
    Book Talk starts at 32:41
    The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing until January 15, 2021.  You can find all the details here.  Need some ideas?  Check out our BUNDLES!
    👉 Beginner Knitted Sweaters
    👉 Knitted Sweaters for Adventurous Beginners to Advanced
    👉 Crocheted Sweaters
    Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
    New Giveaway - Tracie wants to send you a skein of her handspun!  She will be giving out these skeins to three lucky winners:
    149 yds Twisted Sunshine 50% Silk/50% Merino in bright coral 210 yds Malabrigo Nube 100% Pure Merino Wool in jade greens 252 yds Living Dreams Yarn 70% Merino/30% Tussah Silk in Midnight in Paris (periwinkle) Leave a comment here to be entered to win.  The contest thread will close December 15, 2020.
    KNITTING
    Barb has finished:
    Granito pullover by Joji Locatelli, using Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock in an unknown colorway Beautiscarful Cowl by Christina Hayes, using Leading Men Fiber Arts West End (a non-superwash wool, worsted weight) in the the Winter Shrubbery colorway Tracie has finished:
    Twisted Trails by Lisa K. Ross in Plymouth Encore in heathery light grey and denim blue in  Plymouth Encore Worsted Coldstream Hat by Katia Frankel (From Head to Toe: Kids' Knit Accessories in Plymouth Encore Worsted 2  Bankhead hats by Susie Gorley in Plymouth Encore Worsted  
    Barb continues working on:

    Frosted Leaves Cowl by Amitola Grande, using a Premier Sweet Roll  Yowza Weigh It Shawl #4 by Susan B. Anderson, using Feza Yarns Viva Glitz in a pink and green colorway Vanilla socks for Will, using Scheller + Stahl Fortissimo Socks Mexico Barb has cast on:
    Classic Ribbed Hat by Purl Soho, using Jojoland Tonic in the Gray colorway  
    Tracie continues to work on:
    Vanilla socks in Western Sky Knits Smooth Sock in Concrete Sunset Stark Baking Mad by Mary Annerella in Leading Men Fiber Arts Diva in Blue Steel, Serendipidye Kings Mountain Sock in California, and Marianated Scrumptious HT in Sunset on Tatooine Tracie has cast on:
     
    Moon of My Life pullover by Nadie Cretin-Lechenne in Invictus Yarns Reward in Christmas Chaos and Serendipidye Sausalite Silken Sock in Papaya BOOKS
    Barb and Tracie finished:
    Becoming by Michelle Obama - 5 stars from both! Barb also finished:
    The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood - 4 stars Tracie finished
    The Other Woman by Jane Isaac - 3 stars
    Call Me Crazy by Kelly Stone Gamble - 3 stars  
     
     
     
     

    • 57 min
    Episode 214: Like a Duck on a Junebug!

    Episode 214: Like a Duck on a Junebug!

    Recorded on November 11, 2020
    Book Talk starts at 32:45

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 213: A Special Box for Organizing Headbands

    Episode 213: A Special Box for Organizing Headbands

    Recorded on October 29, 2020
    Book Talk starts at 32:00
    The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has officially started!  You can find all the details here.  Need some ideas?  Check out our BUNDLES!
    👉 Beginner Knitted Sweaters
    👉 Knitted Sweaters for Adventurous Beginners to Advanced
    👉 Crocheted Sweaters
     
    Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
     
    Our friend Dinaripper is making wonderful 3D masks with adjustable elastic ear-loops!  They come in lots of fun prints and are really comfortable and well-made.  Check them out here.  For free shipping on masks and anything else you order from her online store until Christmas, use coupon code 2KLCSHIP.
     
    KNITTING
    Barb finished
    Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Invictus Yarns YakLux in the Nockers 2020 colorway
    Multidirectional Scarf #9, using a Caron Cake
    Bear and a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson, using 2 skeins of Plymouth Encore in an oatmeal and a turquoise
    Octopus by Susan B. Anderson, using Knitpicks Felici Worsted in the Lost Lakes colorway
     
    Tracie finished
    Eyelet Messy Bun Hat #2 by Miranda Riley in KFI Luxury Collection  Indulgence Hand Painted in Cirque Royale
    Little Unicorn by Lorraine Pistorio in Alexandra The Art of Yarn in Pendleton - Midnight colorway
    Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 
    Dog Sweater test-knit by Fredi Baker in Plymouth Encore
     
    Barb continues working on
    Granito pullover by Joji Locatelli, using Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock in an unknown colorway
    Union Table Runner by Joan Beebe, using Knit Picks Swish DK Bare
     
    And has cast on
     Yowza Weigh It Shawl #4 by Susan B. Anderson, using Feza Yarns Viva Glitz in a pink and green colorway
    Bankhead Hat  #12 by Karen Baumer
     
    Tracie pulled out of hybernation
    Bellefleur Cardigan by Valerie Hobbs in madelinetosh Silk/Merino in Mill Pond
     
    And cast on
    Kindling Hat by Helen Stewart in Alexandra the Art of Yarn Pendelton in Midnight
     
    Books
    Barb read
    The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline - 4 stars
    Snow Creek by Gregg Olsen - 3 stars
     
    Tracie read 
    In Her Skin by Alex Kiester
    The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
    Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
    Say It Louder: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy by Tiffany Cross
    The Couple Next Door by Shari LaPeña
     
    Barb recommends the Canary podcast
     
    Tracie recommends The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 212: I Want to Keep My Knuckle!

    Episode 212: I Want to Keep My Knuckle!

    Thursday, October 15, 2020
    If you are an American citizen, PLEASE VOTE!  
    Are you registered to vote?  You can check your voter registration HERE.  

    The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has officially started!  You can find all the details here.  Need some ideas?  Check out our BUNDLES!
    👉 Beginner Knitted Sweaters
    👉 Knitted Sweaters for Adventurous Beginners to Advanced
    👉 Crocheted Sweaters
     
    Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
     
    Our friend Dinaripper is making wonderful 3D masks with adjustable elastic ear-loops!  They come in lots of fun prints and are really comfortable and well-made.  Check them out here.
     
    Want a giggle and some fabulous yarn?  Check out Despondent Dyes, a duo of dyers whose tagline is "We Set Our Colors with the Acidity of our Bitter Tears..."  Their colorway names are hilarious, and their yarns are beautiful.
     
    KNITTING
    Tracie has finished:
    Eyelet Messy Bun Hat #1 by Miranda Riley in The Violet Valentine Winsome Worsted in  Coral Fixation
    Darling Darby Sweater by Jean Clement in tangerine acrylic
     
    Barb has finished:
    Mother Bears 230 & 231
    Lineate by Elizabeth Doherty, using 3 colors of Knit Picks Palette - cream, dark gray and a pinky red
    Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in blue and pink 
    Holey Comfort Cardigan by Hinterm Stein, using Holst Garn Coast Uul Bomuld in the Ice Sea colorway
     
    Tracie has cast on:
    Eyelet Messy Bun Hat by Miranda Riley in KFI Luxury Collection  Indulgence Hand Painted in Cirque Royale
     
    And continues to work on:
    Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota
    Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 
    Little Unicorn by Lorraine Pistorio in Alexandra The Art of Yarn Pendleton
     
    Barb is working on:
    Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns YakLux in the NoCKRs 2020 colorway
     Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer, using a Caron Cake
    And has cast on:
    Granito pullover by Joji Locatelli, using Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock in an unknown colorway
    Union Table Runner by Joan Beebe, using Knit Picks Swish DK Bare
    Bear and a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson, using 2 skeins of Plymouth Encore in an oatmeal and a turquoise 
     
    BOOKS 
    Tracie read:
    Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover & Me by Adrienne Brodeur - 5 stars
    The Golden Child by Wendy James - 3.5 stars
    Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers Finished Books - 2.5 stars
     
    Barb read:
    One Little Secret by Cate Holahan - 3 stars
    Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff - 4 stars
    Anxious People by Frederik Bachman - 5 stars

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 211: Then You're Just Hanging Out With People You Don't Like

    Episode 211: Then You're Just Hanging Out With People You Don't Like

    So sorry for all the barking dogs in the background of this episode!
    Recorded on Monday, September 27, 2020
    Book talk starts at 17:50
     
    The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has officially started!  You can find all the details here.  Need some ideas?  Check out our BUNDLES!
    👉 Beginner Knitted Sweaters
    👉 Knitted Sweaters for Adventurous Beginners to Advanced
    👉 Crocheted Sweaters
     
    Our Mother Bear KAL is over!  What did you win?  Listen until the end of the podcast to find out.
     
    Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
     
    If you are an American citizen, PLEASE VOTE!  
    Are you registered to vote?  You can check your voter registration HERE
     

    Tracie and Barb support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage you to add your voice to the fight for racial justice and police reform and demilitarization.  Please donate if you can:
     
    Black Lives Matter
    Southern Poverty Law Center
    NAACP Legal Defense Fund
    ACLU 
     
    KNITTING
    Barb finished
    Mother Bears 228 & 229
     
    Tracie has finished:
    1. Her Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarns, using Debbie Bliss Andes (baby alpaca and mulberry silk) and Mirasol Nuna (merino, silk, and bamboo)

     
    Barb continues to work on
    1.  Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in blue and pink 
    2.  Holey Comfort Cardigan by Hinterm Stern using Holst Garn Coast Uul Bomuld in the Ice Sea colorway
    3.  Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns YakLux in the NoCKRs 2020 colorway
    4.  Lineate by Elizabeth Doherty, using Knit Picks Palette in the Lipstick, Cream and Fog color ways
     
    Barb has Cast On:
    1.  Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer, using a Caron Cake
     
    Tracie continues to work on
    1.  Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota
    2.  Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 
    3.  Little Unicorn by Lorraine Pistorio in Alexandra The Art of Yarn Pendleton
     
    BOOKS
    Barb read:
    1.  How Quickly She Disapprears by Raymond Fleischman - 2 stars
    2.  Growing Up at Grossinger's by Tania Grossinger - 4 stars

     
    Tracie Read:
    1.  We Were Mothers by Katie Sise - 3 stars
    2.  Vince and Joy by Lisa Jewell - 3 stars
    3.  Mother by S.E. Lynes - 4 Stars
     
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 210: It Just Rolls Off My Tongue

    Episode 210: It Just Rolls Off My Tongue

    Recorded on September 15, 2020
    Book Talk starts at 28:05
    The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has officially started!  You can find all the details here.  Need some ideas?  Check out our BUNDLES!
    👉 Beginner Knitted Sweaters
    👉 Knitted Sweaters for Adventurous Beginners to Advanced
    👉 Crocheted Sweaters
     
    Our Mother Bear KAL is over!  Prizes will be announced in Episode 211.
     
    Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
     
    Tracie and Barb support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage you to add your voice to the fight for racial justice and police reform and demilitarization.  Please donate if you can:
    Black Lives Matter
    Southern Poverty Law Center
    NAACP Legal Defense Fund
    ACLU 
     
    KNITTING
    Barb finished
    Mother Bears 225 through 228
    Tracie has finished:
    Ciara Shawl by Fredi Baker in Emma’s Yarn Super Silky (kit from Rumpelstiltskin) in Freshly Cut, Happily Ever After and Whisper
     
     
    Barb continues to work on
    1.  Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in blue and pink 
    2.  Holey Comfort Cardigan by Hinterm Stern using Holst Garn Coast Uul Bomuld in the Ice Sea colorway
    3.  Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns YakLux in the NoCKRs 2020 colorway
     
    Barb has Cast On:
    1.  Mother Bear #229
    2.  Lineate by Elizabeth Doherty, using Knit Picks Palette in the Lipstick, Cream and Fog color ways
     
    Tracie continues to work on
    1.  Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota
    2.  Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 
     
    Tracie has Cast-On:
    1.  Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn in Debbie Bliss Andes and Mirasol Nuna
    2.  Little Unicorn by Lorraine Pistorio in Alexandra The Art of Yarn Pendleton
     
    BOOKS
    Barb read:
    1.  American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins - 5 stars
    2.  Death Sentence: The Inside Story of the John List Murders by Joe Sharkey - 3 stars
     
    Tracie Read:
    1.  Euphoria by Lily King - 3 stars
    2.  The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World by Nancy J. Sales - 4 stars
    3.  Squirm by Carl Hiaasen - 3 stars
    4.  Sourdough by Robin Sloan - 4 stars
    5.  Beautiful on the Outside by Adam Rippon - 5 stars

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

I want my CBC ,

Like long-time friends

I’ve been listening to Tracie and Barb right from the start. Each episode feels like a visit with long standing friends. Good conversation, laughs, knitting and books. All good things :) I always enjoy our “get-togethers”.

Collybears ,

Great podcast

Love listening to these ladies talk about knitting and books

uknielsen ,

Great listening

I have been a listener for about 3 years and I always enjoy the episodes, I’ve been known to laugh out loud at some of the things you two are up to. I’m a seasoned knitter (50+ years) but that has never stopped me from learning something new. Your book reworks are great and I have read many of your recommendations. Keep it coming and I’ll keep listening.

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