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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 237: I Think I Liked it More Than I Thought I Did

    Episode 237: I Think I Liked it More Than I Thought I Did

    Recorded Saturday November 27, 2021
    Book Talk starts at 26:25
    The 2021 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  All the info you need to know is here on the Sweater KAL Chatter Thread. Check out our Bundles for more inspiration!
     
    Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
     
    Tracie’s handspun giveaway! 3 skeins, 4 oz each:
    Lisa Souza Dyeworks Silk Merino - Pacific Greenwood Fiberworks 100% Merino Superfine - Arizona Greenwood Fiberworks Hand Dyed Roving Merino Superwash/Stellina - Puget Sound Giveaway thread will close December 1.
     
     
    KNITTING
    Barb finished
    Koko Bean Hat by JudithMarieKnits My Oasis Pullover by Ririko - successful sweater surgery!    
    Tracie finished
    Darling Darby by Jean Clement in Scheepjes Chunky Monkey in Deep Violet and Turquoise Murphy Bay hat by Jenny Wiebe  
    Barb continues to work on:
    That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend Show Stealer. Vanilla socks using Knit Circus Greatest of Ease in the Electric Mayhem colorway V-Back Tee by Jamie Hoffman, using The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Foxy Lady in Stagecoach Mary, Heartbreak Hotel, Missoula Saturday Night, and Honky Tonkin  
    And has cast on:
    Nagare pullover by Natsuko Iida using Valley Yarns Valley Superwash Sport in the Ice colorway  Tensfield hat by Martina Behm, using Elegant Yarns Kaleidoscope   
    Tracie has cast on:
    Cannon Bandana by Debbi Stone & Marcy Vandale in Western Sky Knits Aspen Silk in Downtown colorway, held double Dancing T-Rex Sweater by Natalie V in Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Dordrecht and Bergen  
    And continues working on:
    Swallowtail by Jamie Hoffman (see picture at right) using Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock in the Mrs. Peacock, Orange Sherbet and Painted Waters colorways, and Cloudborn Superwash Merino Sock Twist in the Ecru colorway Vanilla Socks in Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock in Bicolor Rose  
    BOOKS
    Barb read: 
    The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Kristi Lefteri - 4 stars  
     
    Tracie read:
    The Good Turn (Cormac Reilly #3) by Dervla McTiernan - 4.5 stars Someone’s Listening by Serafina Nova Glass - 2 stars

    • 50 min
    Episode 236: Did I Like It?

    Episode 236: Did I Like It?

    Recorded on Tuesday, November 7, 2021
    Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
    The 2021 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has begun!  All the info you need to know is here on the Sweater KAL Chatter Thread. Check out our Bundles for more inspiration.
     
    New giveaway - Tracie’s handspun!  She has 3 skeins of 4 oz each to give away:
    Shaggy Bear Farms Merino/Tussah Silk - Okay, this one is too ugly to give away.  My mother has given it a good home.  I will choose a different skein of handspun to replace this one.
    Greenwood Fiberworks 100% Merino Superfine - Arizona
    Greenwood Fiberworks Hand Dyed Roving Merino Superwash/Stellina - Puget Sound
    Please leave a comment in the contest thread to be entered to win.  Thread will close December 1, 2021.
    KNITTING
    Barb finished:
    Mother Bear #249 r. e. d. By Hinterm Stein, using Cloudborn Highland DK in the Silver Heather colorway Tracie finished
    Punchline by Hanna Maciejewska in Forbidden Fibers Co. Pride LF in Black Emerald Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Lazer Sheep Farms DK Superwash in Brave Sheep

    Barb continues to work on:
    That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend Show Stealer. Vanilla socks using Knit Circus Greatest of Ease in the Electric Mayhem colorway Mimosa by Boo Knits, using Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the Giddy Up colorway Architexture Cowl by Jennifer Weismann, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office in the Blue Ink colorway Gnome MKAL All Work, Gnome Play, using fingering leftovers from my stash V-Back Tee by Jamie Hoffman, using The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Foxy Lady in Stagecoach Mary, Heartbreak Hotel, Missoula Saturday Night, and Honky Tonkin Into Hibernation:
    Mimosa by Boo Knits, using Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the Giddy Up colorway And has cast on:
    Koko Bean Hat (#3) by Judithmarieknits using random worsted scraps Barb is doing doing surgery on her My Oasis pullover.  She is lengthening the back.
    Tracie cast on:
    Darling Darby dog sweater by Jean Celment, using Scheepjes Chunky Monkey in Deep Violet and Turquoise And continues to work on:
    Swallowtail by Jamie Hoffman (see picture at right) using Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock in th Mrs. Peacock, Orange Sherbet and Painted Waters colorways, and Cloudborn Superwash Merino Sock Twist in the Ecru colorway Vanilla Socks in Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock in Bicolor Rose BOOKS
    Barb and Tracie both read:
    Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell - Barb gave it 3 stars, Tracie has not yet rated it Barb read:
    Sins of the Mother by Maria Eftimiades - 4 stars Why Cats are A******s by Liz Miele - 3 stars Man with the Silver Saab (Detective Varg #3) by Alexander Smith McCall - 4 stars Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher - 3 stars Tracie read:
    When You See Me by Lisa Gardner - 4 stars

    Close Her Eyes by Dorothy Simpson - 3 stars

    • 58 min
    Episode 235: Tracie Will Find a Way to Carry On

    Episode 235: Tracie Will Find a Way to Carry On

    Recorded Wednesday October 27, 2021
    Book talk starts at 27:12
    Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
    The 2021 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has begun!  All the info you need to know is here on the Sweater KAL Chatter Thread. Check out our Bundles for more inspiration.  
    New giveaway - Tracie’s handspun! I have 3 skeins of 4 oz each to give away:
    Shaggy Bear Farms Merino/Tussah Silk
    Greenwood Fiberworks 100% Merino Superfine - Arizona
    Greenwood Fiberworks Hand Dyed Roving Merino Superwash/Stellina - Puget Sound
    Please leave a comment in the contest thread to be entered to win.  Thread will close December 1, 2021.
     
    KNITTING
    Barb finished:
    Mother Bear #248  
    Tracie finished
    All Work, Gnome Play MKAL by Sarah Schira in Apple Fiber Studio McIntosh, Plucky Knitter Sophisticate, and Wool Addicts Love by Lang Yarns Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose Kaiya Mei hat #3 by Jamie Hoffman in Manos del Uruguay Maxima in Speeding Ticket and Universal Uptown Worsted in grey Never Not Gnoming #23 by Sarah Schira in yarns by Leading Men Fiber Arts 3rd Darling Darby for Ruby in Red Heart With Love Metallic in Red Bunny Blanket Buddy #3 by Lion Brand in Rowan Calmer Sea Monkey Baby Hat by Kelly McClure in Rowan Calmer  
    Barb continues to work on:
    That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend Show Stealer. Vanilla socks using Knit Circus Greatest of Ease in the Electric Mayhem colorway Mimosa by Boo Knits, using Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the Giddy Up colorway Architexture Cowl by Jennifer Weismann, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office in the Blue Ink colorway Gnome MKAL All Work, Gnome Play, using fingering leftovers from my stash V-Back Tee by Jamie Hoffman, using The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Foxy Lady in Stagecoach Mary, Heartbreak Hotel, Missoula Saturday Night, and Honky Tonkin r. e. d. By Hinterm Stein, using Cloudborn Highland DK in the Silver Heather colorway And has cast on:
    Mother Bear #249  
    Tracie cast on:
    Vanilla Socks in Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock in Bicolor Rose Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Lazer Sheep Farms DK Superwash in Brave Sheep  
    And continues to work on:
    Swallowtail by Jamie Hoffman (see picture at right) using Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock in th Mrs. Peacock, Orange Sherbet and Painted Waters colorways, and Cloudborn Superwash Merino Sock Twist in the Ecru colorway Punchline by Hanna Maciejewska in Forbidden Fibers Co. Pride LF in Black Emerald  
    BOOKS
    Barb read
    The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2 by Jennifer Jordan - 4 stars
    Raft of Stars by Andrew J. Graff - 4 stars
     
    Tracie read
    Frozen Tears: The Fort Leonard Wood MP Murders by J.B. King - 2.5 stars
    Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Andrea Montell - 5 stars
    Behind the Horror: True Stories that Inspired Horror Movies by Lee Mellor - 4 stars
    Barb recommends the Murdaugh Murders Podcast

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 234: My Usual Half-A*&ed Buttonhole

    Episode 234: My Usual Half-A*&ed Buttonhole

    Recorded on October 8, 2021
    Book Talk starts at: 29:00
    The 2021 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has begun!  All the info you need to know is here on the Sweater KAL Chatter Thread. Check out our Bundles for more inspiration.  
    Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
    KNITTING
    Tracie finished:
    Octave by Dee O’Keeffe in Invictus Yarns Adventure Double Sock Blank in Hermie Oak Segue Vanilla Hat using Araucania Löwen Be Loving Hat by Melissa Simpson, using Hayfield Baby Blossom Chunky a hat modified from the Bankhead hat pattern by Susie Gourley. Tracie calls it her "Bankhead Swirl".

    Barb finished:
    Be Kind #7 by Melissa Simpson, using worsted weight scraps  
    Tracie cast on:
     
    Swallowtail by Jamie Hoffman using Psych Ward Yarns Joy Sock in th Mrs. Peacock, Orange Sherbet and Painted Waters colorways, and Cloudborn Superwash Merino Sock Twist in the Ecru colorway

    Darling Darby #3 dog sweater for Ruby in Red Heart with Love Metallic in red And continues to work on:
    Punchline by Hanna Maciejewska in Forbidden Fibers Co. Pride LF in Black Emerald All Work, Gnome Play MKAL by Sarah Schira in Apple Fiber Studio McIntosh in Happy Hammock, Plucky Knitter Sophisticate in Sugar Ribbon, and Wool Addicts Love by Lang Yarns in Creme
    Barb continues to work on:
    That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend Show Stealer. Vanilla socks using Knit Circus Greatest of Ease in the Electric Mayhem colorway Mimosa by Boo Knits, using Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the Giddy Up colorway Architexture Cowl by Jennifer Weismann, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office in the Blue Ink colorway Gnome MKAL All Work, Gnome Play, using fingering leftovers from my stash V-Back Tee by Jamie Hoffman, using The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Foxy Lady in Stagecoach Mary, Heartbreak Hotel, Missoula Saturday Night, and Honky Tonkin r. e. d. By Hinterm Stein, using Cloudborn Highland DK in the Silver Heather colorway  
    BOOKS 
    Tracie read:
    Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day  by Peter Zuckerman - 3.5 stars In Cold Blood (D.I. Isabel Blood #1) by Jane Bettany - 4 stars Abducted (Lizzy Gardner, #1)  by T.R. Ragan - 2.5 stars Cease to Exist  vy Charles "Tex" Watson - 4.5 stars Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst - 4 stars The Stranger's Wife by Anna-Lou Weatherley - 3 stars  
    Barb read:
    Men to Avoid in Art and Life by Nicole Tersigni - 4 stars The Last Flight by Julie Clark - 3 stars The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed  by Sara Gay Forden - 4 stars Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell - 4.5 stars  
    Tracie talked about the Netflix series Britney Vs. Spears.  Here is the Trailer for it!
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 233: We Love Our Weater SKAL!

    Episode 233: We Love Our Weater SKAL!

    Recorded on September 22, 2021
    Book Talk starts at 28:01
    The 2021 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has begun!  All the info you need to know is here on the Sweater KAL Chatter Thread. 
    Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
     
    KNITTING
    Tracie finished:
    Ice River Hat by Helen Stewart in Skeino Venice (Don Carlo cw) ribbed beanie (no pattern) in Euro Baby Kaleidoscope Bankhead Hat #5 Susie Gourlay Vanilla Socks in Lollipop Quintessential Gripes Still Crazy Fiddly Bits-style cowl in my handspun from fiber by Woolgatherings Polwarth/Silk Barb finished:
    Mother Bear 248 Tracie cast on:
    Punchline by Hanna Maciejewska in Forbidden Fibers Co. Pride LF in Black Emerald All Work, Gnome Play MKAL by Sarah Schira in Apple Fiber Studio McIntosh in Happy Hammock, Plucky Knitter Sophisticate in Sugar Ribbon, and Wool Addicts Love by Lang Yarns in Creme And continues to work on:
    Octave by Dee O’Keeffe in Invictus Yarns Adventure Double Sock Blank in Hermie Oak Segue Barb continues to work on:
    That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend Show Stealer. Vanilla socks using Knit Circus Greatest of Ease in the Electric Mayhem colorway Mimosa by Boo Knits, using Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the Giddy Up colorway Architexture Cowl by Jennifer Weismann, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office in the Blue Ink colorway Be Kind Hat #7 by Melissa Simpson, using worsted scraps She has cast on:
    Gnome MKAL All Work, Gnome Play, using fingering leftovers from my stash V-Back Tee by Jamie Hoffman, using The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Foxy Lady in Stagecoach Mary, Heartbreak Hotel, Missoula Saturday Night, and Honky Tonkin r. e. d. By Hinterm Stein, using Cloudborn Highland DK in the Silver Heather colorway BOOKS 
    Tracie read:
    The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan - 4 stars Minding Miss Manners: In An Era of Fake Etiquette by Judith Martin - 5 stars Cold Heart: The Great Unsolved Mystery of Turn of the Century Buffalo by Kimberly Tilley - 3 stars I Know Your Secret by Ruth Heald - 2 stars Barb read:
    The Mountain of my Fear/Deborah: a Wilderness Narrative by David Roberts - 4 stars The Watergate Girl by Jill Wine-Banks - 5 stars

    • 1 hr
    Episode 232: It Boggles the Mind

    Episode 232: It Boggles the Mind

    Recorded on Tuesday, September 7, 2021
     
    Announcing the start of the 2021 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL!  All the info you need to know is here on the Sweater KAL Chatter Thread.  
    Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
    We will draw for Mother Bear prizes at the end of this episode!
     
    KNITTING
    Barb finished:
    Mother Bear #247
    From Where You were Plucked baby hat by Corrie Willard My Oasis pullover by Ririko, using Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering in the Conton colorway and Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering Gradients in Shades of Emerald Tracie finished:
     
    Her last 4 4 Mother Bears of the summer - #262 - 265 Party of 8 by Christie Archer in Leading Men Fiber Arts Diva in Blue Steel and Rowan Fine Art in Lapwing Barb is working On:
    That's My Jam by Steven Fegert, using a kit bought from Learning Men Fiber Arts, using their MCN blend Show Stealer. Vanilla socks using Knit Circus Greatest of Ease in the Electric Mayhem colorway Mimosa by Boo Knits, using Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the Giddy Up colorway Architexture Cowl by Jennifer Weismann, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office in the Blue Ink colorway Vanilla socks using Knit Circus Greatest of Ease in the Electric Mayhem colorway She cast on:
    Be Kind Hat #7 by Melissa Simpson, using worsted scraps Tracie has cast on:
    Ice River Hat by Helen Stewart, using SKEINO Venice in Blue Steele, and Rowan Fine Art in the Lapwing colorway
    And she continues to work on:
    Vanilla Socks in Lollipop Quintessential Gripes Still Crazy Fiddly Bits Cowl by Jana Pihota, using Tracie's handspun from fiber by Woolgatherings Polwarth/silk Octave by Dee O’Keeffe in Invictus Yarns Adventure Double Sock Blank in Hermie Oak Segue BOOKS 
    Barb finished: 
    Marilgold: An Investigation of an American Haunting - an Audible Original podcast by Sara Gruen - 4 stars
    Broken (Will Trent #4) by Karin Slaughter - 4 stars
    I'll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie - 3 stars
    Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis.  Barb says it is the best book she has read all year! - 5 star
     
    Tracie Finished
    The Ruin (Cormac Reilly #1)  by Dervla McTiernan - 4 stars
    Go With Me by Castle Freeman Jr. - 2 stars
    Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore - 3 stars
    Miracle Creek by Angie Kim - 2 stars
    The Invited by Jennifer McMahon - 2 stars

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

35 Ratings

hazelpurls ,

Always enjoyable

Listen to the podcast regularly- enjoy the knitting and book talk as both of these are top interests of mine. Lots of excellent book recommendations.

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

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