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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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    • 4.5 • 36 Ratings

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 257: Happy Thanksgiving from the Chicks and Family!

    Episode 257: Happy Thanksgiving from the Chicks and Family!

    Recorded on November 24, 2022
    Book Talk starts at 22:00
     
    Sweater KAL Chatter - rules are at the top of each page
    12 in 22 Chatter Thread
    Virtual get-together Zoom
     
    2 Giveaways
     1.  The Little Pine Tree's Wish by Diane M. Howard 

     2.  3 skeins of Tracie's handspun
    Prize winners will be announced towards the end of the podcast, right before family Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down segment
     
    KNITTING
    Barb finished:
    1.  Mother Bear # 271
    2.  Barb's Irish Hiking Hat by Blackhorse, using Plymouth Encore Tweed in the Red colorway
    3.  Barb's Irish Hiking Scarf #3 by Adrian Bazilia, also using Plymouth Encore Tweed in the Red colorway
    3. Will's Party Time socks using Berroco Comfort Sock in the Party Time colorway
     
    Tracie has finished:
    NOTHING!  You will hear why in the "Working On" segment...
    Barb is working on:
    1.  Zephyr Mark ll by Celia McAdam Cahill using Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok in the Red Rock colorway
     
    Barb has cast on:
    1.  Collage Socks by Helen Stewart using Olgle Design Fiber Arts Coloration Fingering in the 827 colorway
    2.  Colorwheel DK 1 Ball Scarf, using Sirdar a Clourwheel in the Perfectly Pretty colorway.
    3.  Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Leader
     
    Tracie is working on:
    1.  Vanilla Sock in Canon Hand Dyes William Merino in Waterworld Sock Set
    2.  Moon of My Life (AKA This F@&^ Sweater) by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne adapted by Celia McAdam Cahill for a man in worsted weight yarn - in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted in Granite and Berroco Vintage in Cotton Candy
     
    Tracie has cast on:
    1.  Guantes Jota DK Fingerless Mitts by Paola Aguirre using Newton's Yarn Country Superwash DK 
    2.  Light Trails by SuviKnits using Anzula Haiku in the Madam colorway
    3.  Darling Darby by Jean Clement in Berroco Vintage in Cotton Candy and Uptown Worsted
     
    READING 
    Barb has finished:
    1.  Missing Daughter by Rick Molina - 4 stars
    2.  A Sharp Solitude by Christine Carbo - 4 stars
    3.  Lucy By the Sea by Elizabeth Strout - 4 stars
    4.  She Lies Close by Sharon Dowering - 3 stars
    5.  Missing...and Presumed Dead by Michael Fleeman - 3 stars
    Tracie has finished reading:
    1.  On the Beach by Nevil Shute - 3.5 stars
    2.  Murder in the Family:Inside the Story of the Jersey Murders by Jeremy Josephs - 3 stars
    3.  The Fiancee by Kate White - 3 stars
    4.  The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon - 3.5 stars
    5.  Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro - 4.5 stars
    6.  Passing On by Penelope Lively - 2 stars

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 256: Interview with Sarah Fain!

    Episode 256: Interview with Sarah Fain!

    Recorded on November 16, 2022
    Barb and Tracie spend some time with Sarah Fain, one of the co-hosts of the Happier in Hollywood Podcast.  She is also a TV writer, currently writing for the Fantasy Island reboot, available on Fox TV.  Oh - and she is a knitter and a spinner!
    We get a peek into Sarah's very busy life, and learn lots about what it takes to be a writer in Hollywood today.  And there an abundance of laughter!  We hope you enjoy our time with Sarah as much as we did.  
     

    • 50 min
    Episode 255: They Sang Like Canaries

    Episode 255: They Sang Like Canaries

    Book Talk starts at 22:00
    Recorded on October 28, 2022
    Sweater KAL - 9/1/22 - 1/15/23!
    Sweater KAL Chatter - rules are at the top of each page
    12 in 22 Chatter Thread
    Virtual get-together Zoom
    2 New Giveaways!
    1.  The Little Pine Tree's Wish by Diane M. Howard (dinaripper on Ravelry) - a lovely children's book about a little pine tree who's wish is to become a Christmas tree! If you have a special child in your life that would enjoy this book, enter our giveaway to win an autographed copy.
    If you don't want to wait for the giveaway, you can order the Little Pine Tree's Wish through Amazon, Barnes and Noble or BookBaby!
    The winner will be announced when we record on U.S. Thanksgiving!
    2.  Tracie's Handspun!
    I have 3 skeins of my handspun to give away:
    Quillen Fiber Arts Romney Top in the Queen of Tarts colorway, approximately 110 yds Greenwood Fiberworks Merino/Silk? in the Calypso colorway, approximately 192 yds Three Waters Farm 100% Rambouillet in the Racing Green colorway, approximately 161 yards Please leave a comment in the appropriate thread on our Ravelry page to enter either of these drawings!
     
    KNITTING
    Barb finished:
    1.  Mother Bears  268, 269, and 270
    2.  Helix Hat #11 by Jessica Rose, using leftover Plymouth Encore yarns
     
    Tracie finished:
    1.  Archer in Blue by Elizabeth Doherty, having redone the bottom in Lisa Souza Deluxe Sock! in Cornflower
    2.  Mother Bear #300, using Tracie's very first handspun!
    3.  Kaiya Mei  hat for Emily, in gray and yellow acrylic


    Barb is working on:
    1,  Irish Hiking Scarf by Adrian Bazilia, using Plymouth Encore Tweed in Red
    2.  Socks for Will, using Berroco Comfort Sock in the Party Time colorway 
     
    And has cast on:
    1.  Zephyr Mark ll by Celia McAdam Cahill (pattern not released to the public yet!) using Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok in the Red Rock colorway
     
    Tracie continues to work on:
    1.  Vanilla Sock in Canon Hand Dyes William Merino in Waterworld Sock Set
    2.  Moon of My Life by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne adapted by Celia McAdam Cahill for a man in worsted weight yarn - in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted in Granite and Berroco Vintage in Cotton Candy
     
    BOOKS
    Barb has finished:
    1.  These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant - 3.5 stars
    2.  The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics after 2020 by Jonathan Lemire - 5 stars
     
    Tracie read:
    1.  If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin - 4 stars
    2.  The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6) by Tana French - 4 stars
    3.  A Family Business: A Chilling Tale of Greed as One Family Commits Unspeakable Crimes Agains the Dead by Ken England - 3 stars

    • 51 min
    Episode 254: Barb Will Not be Skydiving or Bungee Jumping

    Episode 254: Barb Will Not be Skydiving or Bungee Jumping

    Recorded Wednesday, 12, 2022
    Book talk begins at 25:30
    Sweater KAL - 9/1/22 - 1/15/23!
    Sweater KAL Chatter - rules are at the top of each page
    12 in 22 Chatter Thread
    Virtual get-together Zoom
     
    KNITTING
    Barb finished:
    Mother Bear #267
    Choose Your Gnome Adventure by Sarah Schira
    Cristollo by Knitting for Breakfast
     
    Tracie finished:
    Choose Your Gnome Adventure by Sarah Schira
    Davis Sweater by Pam Allen
    Mother Bears 298 and 299
     
    Barb is working on:
    Irish Hiking Scarf by Adrian Bazilia, using Plymouth Encore Tweed in Red
    Socks for Will, using Berroco Comfort Sock in the Party Time colorway 
     
    And has cast on:
    Stashbusting Helix Hat by Jessica Rose in the same yarns (all Plymouth Encore) I used for my Choose Your Gnome Adventure
    Mother Bear #268
     
    Tracie once again started working on:
    Archer by Elizabeth Doherty - redoing the bottom in Lisa Souza Deluxe Sock! in Cornflower
     
    She continues to work on:
    Vanilla Sock in Canon Hand Dyes William Merino in Waterworld Sock Set
    Moon of My Life by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne adapted by Celia McAdam Cahill for a man in worsted weight yarn - in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted in Granite and Berroco Vintage in Cotton Candy
    Cinna Top by Ksenia Naidyon, in 5 colors of Alchemy Silken Straw
     
     
    BOOKS
    Barb read:
    On a Quiet Street by Seraphina Nova Glass - 4 stars
    Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout - 5 stars
    Fly Girl by Ann Hood - 4 stars
    Mishap or Murder?: True tales of mysterious deaths and disappearances by Eileen Ormsby - 3 stars
     
    Tracie read:
    A Taste for Murder by Burl Barer and Frank C. Garadot - 3 stars
    The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith - 4 stars
     
    Tracie recommends the Murdaugh Murders Podcast
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 253: It'll Be in the Show Notes

    Episode 253: It'll Be in the Show Notes

    Recorded Thursday, September 22, 2022
    Book talk begins at 18:55
    Sweater KAL - 9/1/22 - 1/15/23!
    Sweater KAL Chatter - rules are at the top of each page
    12 in 22 Chatter Thread
    Lambtown 2022
    Virtual get-together Zoom
    KNITTING
    Barb finished:
    Mother Bears 264, 265, 266
    Polobello by Josee Paquin, using Juniper Moon Zooey in the Sloop colorway Bankhead Hat #20 by Susie Gourley, using scrap yarn Tracie finished
    Mother Bears 292 - 297 Barb continues to work on:
    Irish Hiking Scarf by Adrian Bazilia, using Plymouth Encore Tweed in the Red colorway
    And has cast on:
    Socks for Will, using Berroco Comfort Sock in the Party Time colorway Choose Your Gnome Adventure MKAL by Sarah Schira, using Plymouth Encore in the Red, Blue, and Cream colorways Cristallo pullover sweater by Knitting for Breakfast, using Valley Yarns Granville, in the Neutral and Mineral Green color ways
    Tracie continues to work on:
    Moon of My Life by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne adapted by Celia McAdam Cahill for a man in worsted weight yarn - in Universal Yarns Uptown Worsted in Granite and Berroco Vintage in Cotton Candy Cinna Top by Ksenia Naidyon, in 5 colors of Alchemy Silken Straw Tracie has Cast On:
    Davis pullover by Pam Allen, using Berroco Remix Chunky in the Pepper colorway Choose Your Gnome Adventure MKAL in Serendipidye, The Dye Project, and Madelinetosh Silk/Merino Vanilla Sock in Canon Hand Dyes in the William Merino Waterworld Sock Set  
    BOOKS
    Barb read:
    The Weight of Night (Glacier Park Mystery #3) by Christine Carbo - 4.5 stars An Almost Perfect Murder by Gary C. King - 3 stars The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille - 3 stars Tracie read:
    The English Teacher by Lily King - 3 stars The Murderer's Son by Joy Ellis by Joy Ellis - 3 starts The Writing Class by Jincy Willitt - 3.5 stars A Carnival of Snackery (Diaries 2003 - 2020) by David Sedaris - 3.5 stars  
     
     

    • 48 min
    MINISODE! Mother Bear Winners!!

    MINISODE! Mother Bear Winners!!

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

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2knitlitchicks

Great conversation about knitting and books

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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.

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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”.

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