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2 Knit Lit Chicks

English, Literature, 12 seasons, 117 episodes, 5 days 10 hours 53 minutes
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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!
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Episode 281: A Talk with Kim McBrien Evans of Indigodragonfly

 Recorded Thursday, February 8, 2024     We are so excited to have Kim
11/02/20241 hour 25 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 280: Ain't Nobody Got Time for That

Recorded on January 24, 2024 Book Talk starts at 19:28 Our Fall Sweater KAL has ended!  Please stayed tuned to the end of the episode to find out if you won a prize.  We had 107 completed sweaters - way to go! Our Summer Tops KAL will run February 1 to June 1, 2024.  It needs to be an adult-sized top that you consider to be appropriate for use in the summer, and we will the parameters of that to you.  Come chat with us about summer tops on our KAL thread, and check out our Summer Tops bundle for pattern ideas!   Events Tracie and Barb will </st
28/01/20241 hour 15 minutes 36 seconds
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Episode 279: It's Definitely a Cake

Recorded on January 7, 2024 Book talk starts at 13:26 Our annual Fall Sweater KAL is almost over!  Stay tuned for our next KAL which will be announced in Episode 280. Virtual Knitting Group via Zoom EVENTS Tracie and Barb will be at: <span style="
12/01/202453 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 277: These Are Anne Tyler Situations

 Recorded on November 25, 2023 Book talk begins at 25:40     Our annual Fall Sweater KAL has
28/11/20231 hour 13 minutes 32 seconds
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Episode 275: Of Course I Think He's a Big Jerk Now

Recorded Friday, October 13, 2023 Book talk begins at 27:00 Our annual Fall Sweater KAL has started!  Knit or crochet a sweater for yourself or another adult.   Here are the rules: Dates - 9/1/2023 - 1/15/24. That’s 4 months…plenty of time to knit or crochet an adult-size sweater…or two! We have bundles for inspiration! Beginner sweaters are here. Adventurous Beginners to Advanced sweaters are <a href="#" data-original-attrs= "{"data-original-href":"https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/sweaters-for-adventurous-beginners-to-advanced","st
15/10/20231 hour 5 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode 274: But... It's a Fruitcake

Recorded Friday, September 22, 2023 Book talk begins at 27:50   Our annual Fall Sweater KAL has started!  Knit or crochet a sweater for yourself or another adult.   Here are the rules: Dates - 9/1/2023 - 1/15/24. That’s 4 months…plenty of time to knit or crochet an adult-size sweater…or two! We have bundles for inspiration! Beginner sweaters are here. Adventurous Beginners to Advanced sweaters are here Crocheters! Your sweaters are here ANYONE can add sweaters to the bundles! There will be prizes - just post a picture of your lovely finished sweater in our FOs thread. Do you have some sweaters in progress? WIPs count as long as the sweater is less than 50% done on S
24/09/20231 hour 6 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 273: I'm Calling It

Recorded on September 6, 2023 Book Talk starts at: 26:50 Our Mother Bear KAL has ended!  Prizes will be announced during our next podcast, Episode 224.  Counting the bears that Tracie and Barb completed, there will be about 135 bears heading to Africa to make some children really happy.  THANK YOU to all that participated by knitting or crocheting bears and making donations to the Mother Bear organization.   Our annual Fall Sweater KAL has started!  Knit or crochet a sweater for yourself or another adult.   Here are the rules: <li data-original-attrs="{
10/09/20231 hour 11 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 270: A Colorful Cast of Characters at the Bunkhouse

Recorded on June 28 & July 5, 2023 Our annual Mother Bear KAL began June 1, 2023, but any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2023 are eligible as entries for prizes.  To find out all about this wonderful charity, please go to Mother Bear Project website.  Talk bears with us in the Mother Bear Chatter thread and post your finished bears in the FOs thread. We have a listener who has come up with 3 incentive prizes for increasing your bear count!  For more info, please check out the <a href="#" data-original-attrs= "{"data-original-href":"
09/07/20231 hour 10 minutes 38 seconds
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Episode 267: Somewhere in Washington

Recorded on May 8, 2023 Book Talk starts at: 25:30 Our Cables KAL is almost over... May 15th is the last day you can post pictures of your finished cable-y goodness projects.   Prizes will be announced during Episode 268.   Our next KAL will be our annual Mother Bear KAL!  It will officially start on June 1, 2023, but any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2023 are eligible as entries for prizes.  To find out all about this wonderful charity, please go to Mother Bear Project website.  More info to come...
11/05/20231 hour 2 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 264: So This Situation Is Dumb in Every Species

Recorded on April 5, 2023 Book Talk starts at 33:00 Come join us knitting or crocheting your projects with CABLES! That's right, cables.  Come on over to the Cables KAL Chatter Thread to check out the rules and chat about your plans.  Dates are now until 5/15/23.   <a href="#" data-original-attrs= "{"data-original-href":"https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/2-knit-lit-chicks-podcast/4053244/1901-1925#1910"
08/04/20231 hour 10 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 263: Stitches West 2023 Recap

Stitches West episode!   Recorded on March 3 - 5 2023   Vendors mentioned in this episode Alpenglow Industries Pam Powers Knits Porter Wool Co. Fiber Lady Seattle Sky Dyeworks Knit Baah Purl Greenwood Fibers Anzula <a href="#" data-original-attrs= "
09/03/202345 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 261: So You Said No Thank You

Recorded on January 12, 2023 Book talk starts at 24:45 Sweater KAL - 9/1/22 - 1/15/23 - be sure to listen until the end of the podcast when the prize winners of the Sweater KAL are announced! NEW KAL!  Come join us knitting or crocheting your projects with CABLES!  That's right, cables.  Come on over to the <a style="co
30/01/20231 hour 11 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 259: Yellow Sneakers and a Voluminous Skirt

Recorded on December 28, 2022 Book talk starts at 24:10 Sweater KAL - 9/1/22 - 1/15/23   Sweater KAL Chatter - rules are at the top of each page 12 in 22 Chatter Thread   <a href="#" data-origin
30/12/20221 hour 13 minutes 5 seconds
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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 <a href="#" data-original-attrs= "{"data-original-href":"https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/2-knit-lit-ch
26/11/20221 hour 13 minutes 54 seconds
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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
30/10/202251 minutes 52 seconds
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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 <span style="font-family: georgia, palatino, serif;" data-keep-original-tag
25/09/202248 minutes 52 seconds
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Episode 251: Because We Can

Recorded Monday, August 15, 2022 Book talk begins at 20:00   2022 MOTHER BEAR KAL Mother Bear Chatter Thread Mother Bear FO Thread   <span data-keep-original-tag="false" data-original-attrs= "{"st
19/08/202258 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 250: But It's a Dry Heat

Recorded Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Book talk starts at 25:00   2022 MOTHER BEAR KAL   Mother Bear Chatter Thread Mother Bear FO Thread   12 in 22 Chatter Thread   Lambtown 2022   Virtual get-together Zoom   KNITTING Tracie finished: Leave Gnome Stone Unturned by Sarah Schira Mother Bears 279-286 <a href= "https://www.ravelry.com/projects/alitt
28/07/202259 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 249: Live from the Bunkhouse!

Recorded on July 5, 2022     While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S. We encourage you to SPEAK UP, TAKE CARE, and SPREAD THE WORD! Podvoices.help - <a hr
10/07/202256 minutes 45 seconds
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Episode 248: Sorry, Anita

Recorded on June 10, 2022 Book talk begins at 28:00 Mother Bear Chatter Thread Mother Bear FO Thread 12 in 22 Chatter Thread Lambtown 2022 Virtual get-together Zoom   KNITTING Barb’s Finished Objects: Mother Bear #248 Forager Lite Tracie’s Finished Objects Mother Bears #277, 278, 274 <a href= "https://www.rav
12/06/20221 hour 8 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 246: It's Happening in Soledad

Recorded Monday, May 2, 2022 Book talk starts at 31:25 Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here Our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Mini Skein KAL has ended.  Be sure to listen until the end to find out the prize winners!  Our three very generous priz
06/05/20221 hour 18 minutes 4 seconds
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Episode 245: I Thought I Would Be Further Along By Now

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here   Our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Mini Skein KAL goes until 5/1.  You can get all the details here!  Mini Skein Finished Object thread here. <div class="separator" data-original-attrs= "{"st
21/04/20221 hour 6 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 243: Stitches West 2022

Recorded March 4-6, 2022 No book talk this episode   Thursday Esther Rodgers - Jazz Turtle Creations Greenwood Fiberworks Front Range Bags The Falafel Corner - Sacramento, CA   Friday Knit Bah Purl El Fuego Express - Sacramento, CA Sew Happy Jane Purls Before Wine Firebird Yarns Laneras Babetta’s Yarn & Gifts <a href= "
09/03/20221 hour 4 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 242: They Have One About Trader Joes!

Recorded on February 23, 2022 Book Talk starts at 32:10 Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 pm PST Our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Mini Skein KAL goes until .  You can get all the details here! Mini Skein Finished Object thread here. Browse our Mini Skein Pattern Bundle here. 12 in 22 - Unofficial KAL/challenge to knit 12 (or however many you want) sweaters in 2022. Details here! The 2KLC 2022 Swap has begun!  Important dates:   Ma
26/02/20221 hour 12 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 241: She's One of Those People

Recorded on Thursday, February 3, 2022  Book Talk starts at 24:50 Mini Skein KAL!  Yes, we have started our 2 Knit Lit Chicks Mini Skein KAL.  You can get all the details here! Mini Skein Finished Object thread here. Browse our Mini Skein Pattern Bundle <a href="#" data-original-attrs= "{"data-original-href":"https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/mini-skein-pattern-id
05/02/20221 hour 12 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 239: The Chicks vs Drunk Uncles Egg Nog

Recorded on December 26, 2021 Book Talk begins at 26:04 Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing until January 15, 2022!  View the details here. Our next KAL will be announced on the next episode! Stay tuned... <span style="f
29/12/202159 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 238: We Don't Care

Recorded on December 14, 2021 Book talk starts at 22:55 Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing until January 15, 2022!  You still have time to knit a great sweater!  View the details here   Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here Tracie’s handspun giveaway! Winners are announced at the end of this podcast. Upcoming events:  January 7-9, 2022 - We will both be attending the New Year Fiber Retreat in San Juan Bau
17/12/20211 hour 8 minutes 5 seconds
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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<span style="color: #1
10/11/202158 minutes 2 seconds
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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</
31/10/20211 hour 1 minute 14 seconds
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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 <a href="#" data-original-attrs= "{"data-original-href":"ht
11/10/20211 hour 8 minutes 37 seconds
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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 <a href="#" data-original-attrs= "{"dat
11/09/20211 hour 1 minute 57 seconds
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Episode 231: Let's Never Speak of It Again

Recorded on August 22, 2021 Book Talk starts at 24:52 Our annual Mother Bear KAL is on!  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 Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here We will draw for the giveaway of Fredi Baker’s Let’s Shawl-a-Brate! pattern at the end of the episode. KNITTING Barb finished: <a href= "https://www.ravelry.com/proj
23/08/202153 minutes 45 seconds
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Episode 230: Live from Montana!

Listen  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 FO Thread.  One post per bear please.  Please see all the rules and participate in the Chatter Thread. #2021MBKAL2KL <span style="font-family: georgia, palatino, serif;" data-keep-original-tag="false" data-original-a
12/08/20211 hour 4 minutes 52 seconds
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Episode 229: It Looks Like a Seven-Year-Old-Girl's Dream

Recorded Thursday, July 22, 2021 Book talk begins at 25:06 Our annual Mother Bear KAL is on!  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 Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details <a href="#" data-original-attrs
25/07/202157 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 228: The Best Ice Cream in the Whole World

Recorded on July 7, 2021 Book Talk starts at 29:55 Our annual Mother Bear KAL is on!  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 Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here We are giving away 3 copies of Fredi Baker’s Let’s Shawl-a-Brate! pattern.  Leave a comment on the prize thread telling us how you feel about putting colors together - lov
09/07/202159 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 227: Tracie's Bookapalooza!

Recorded on June 23, 2021 Book Talk starts at: 23:40 Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here <img src= "https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HKDb_WDCGqo/YNdZi0V
26/06/20211 hour 13 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 226: With Our Very Special Guest, Joyce Vance

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! <span style= "color: #cc0000; font-size: large; fon
09/06/20211 hour 28 minutes 36 seconds
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Episode 223: The Ending Didn't Suck

Recorded on April 7, 2021 Book Talk starts at: 35:50 Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here Our Anything-But-Wool KAL is ongoing!  From February 15 to May 15, knit or crochet a project of at least 200 yards of any yarn that does not contain wool - that means cotton, linen, cashmere, silk, soy, steel, milk, corn - even acrylic!  Join our very active chatter thread here, and po
11/04/20211 hour 5 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 222: It has Tassels

Book Talk starts at 41:25 Recorded March 22, 2021   Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here   Our Anything-But-Wool KAL is ongoing!  From February 15 to May 15, knit or crochet a project of at least 200 yards of any yarn that does not contain wool - that means cotton, linen, cashmere, silk, soy, steel, milk, corn - even acrylic!  Join our very active chatter thread here, and post your FOs here.   Would you like to win a copy of the Abington Mitts by BostonJen? This lovely pattern is designed for DK weight yarn and would
25/03/20211 hour 11 minutes 36 seconds
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Episode 220: That Is Not A Recommendation

Recorded on February 15, 2021 Book talk starts at 25:00 Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here Announcing our Anything-But-Wool KAL!  From February 15 to May 15, knit or crochet a project of at least 200 yards of any yarn that does not contain wool - that means cotton, linen, cashmere, silk, soy, steel, milk, corn - even acrylic!  The chatter thread has opened <a href="#" data-original-attrs= "{"data-original-href":"https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/2-knit-lit-chicks-p
17/02/20211 hour 10 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 219: Who are We to Say No Cashmere?

Recorded on January 28, 2021 Book Talk starts at 23:29 Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here Our Fall Sweater KAL has ended - listen to the end of the episode to find out if you are a prize winner! Announcing our Anything-But-Wool KAL!  From February 15 to May 15, knit or crochet a project of at least 200 yards of any yarn that does not contain wool - that means cotton, linen, cashmere, silk, soy, steel, milk, corn - even acrylic!  The chatter thread has opened here. KNITTING Barb has finished: Multidirectional Scarf #10 by Karen Ba
31/01/20211 hour 3 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 218: My Butt Has Written the Check

Recorded on 1/13/2021 Book Talk starts at 34:34   The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL runs until January 15!  This episode was recorded on January 13th, so please plan on listening to Episode 219 to find out if you won a prize!   The Chicks are mulling over ideas for our next knit-along...stay tuned!   Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here   KNITTING   <img id= "m_565329459016451301005DFF3E9-6F34-4A9A-A647-2ED902C4CDE1" class= "CToWUd" src= "https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1?ui=2&ik=2d4bee70bb&attid=0.1.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1689159313004154977&th=1771197214a7d061&view=fimg&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ_m051sprTp4fYcDgwlX2zPqBAMZNqhCfbCN_Q6CvCvVG0MyyPdAHOwAYLOAnDh4
17/01/20211 hour 14 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 217: "Short-Wise" isn't a thing?

Recorded on December 28, 2020 Book Talk starts at 31:50 The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL runs until January 15!  You can find all the details here.   Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here   KNITTING   Barb finished: Frosted Leaves Cowl by Amitola Grande, using a Premier Sweet Roll. Classic Ribbed Hat by Purl Soho, using Jojoland Tonic in the Gray colorway Vanilla Socks using Scholler and Stahl Fortissima Socka Mexiko Color Working on: ADVE
31/12/20201 hour 12 minutes 51 seconds
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Episode 216: So Many Unicorns

Recorded on December 14, 2020 Book Talk begins at 33:30 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! 👉 Beginne
18/12/20201 hour 9 minutes 4 seconds
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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 👉 <a href="#" data-original-attrs= "{"data-original-href":"https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/sweate
30/11/202057 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 214: Like a Duck on a Junebug!

Recorded on November 11, 2020 Book Talk starts at 32:45
15/11/20201 hour 6 minutes 19 seconds
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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 lot
31/10/20201 hour 11 minutes 10 seconds
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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 👉 <a
30/09/20201 hour 4 minutes 19 seconds
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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 👉 <a href="#" data-original-attrs= "{"data-original-href":"https
19/09/20201 hour 5 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 208: She was Short on Looks

Recorded on August 15, 2020 Book Talk starts at 23:36 Recorded August 13, 2020 Our Mother Bear KAL runs until September 1, 2020.  Please join the discussion in the 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and post your finished bears in the Mother Bear FOs Thread 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 <a href= "https://o
15/08/20201 hour 8 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 207: Tracie Explains Covid "Points"?

Recorded on July 20, 2020 Book Talk starts at 23.12 Our Mother Bear KAL runs until September 1, 2020.  Please join the discussion in the 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and post your finished bears in the Mother Bear FOs Thread   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 <a href= "https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6857/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=16304&track=DUXXX1G&utm_source=2020searchgoogle&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=searchevergreen&gclid=CjwKCAjwlZf3BRABEiwA8Q0qq
24/07/20201 hour 24 seconds
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Episode 200 Part II: Ask Us Anything!

Recorded Wednesday 24 June 10, 2020 Our Mother Bear KAL runs until September 1, 2020.  Please join the discussion in the 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and post your finished bears in the Mother Bear FOs Thread   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 <a href= "https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6857/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=16304&track=DUXXX1G&utm_source=2020searchgoogle&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=searchevergreen&gclid=CjwKCAjwlZf3BRABEiwA8Q0qq4TprKxsZqhvJjRp4zexTORG
05/07/20201 hour 4 minutes 53 seconds
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Episode 200 Part 1: Ask Us Anything - At Last!

Recorded Wednesday, June 24, 2020   Our Mother Bear KAL is ongoing until September 1, 2020!  Check out 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread to find out everything you need to know.   Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here   We are giving away 3 copies of Fredi Baker’s new pattern, the Ciara Shawl!  Enter to win here by July 1, 2020.  You can buy <a
28/06/20201 hour 15 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 206: Just Because I Can, doesn't Mean I Should!

Recorded on June 10, 2020 Book Talk starts at 40:25 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   Our Mother Bear KAL is starting on June 1, 2020!  I have started a 2020 Mother Bea
14/06/20201 hour 10 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 205: Everybody Needed Enemas?

Recorded on May 28, 2020 Book Talk starts at 22:34 Our Mother Bear KAL is starting on June 1, 2020!  I have started a 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and you can find everything you need to know over there. Spring Swap - If you are participating, please visit the 2020 Swap Thread to keep up with questions at least once a week. Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details <a href= "https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/2-k
31/05/20201 hour 9 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 204: Turkeys Observe Social Distance!

Recorded on May 15, 2020 Book Talk Starts at 29:00 Our Poncho Knit Along is done!  Prize winners are announced at the end of this episode Spring Swap - If you are participating, please visit the 2020 Swap Thread to keep up with questions at least once a week. Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 1pm PST - Details here For fans of the My Favorite Murder Podcast only!  We are giving away 3 Stay Out of the Forest hat patterns by the fabulous Jennifer Lassonde.  Please comment in the thread in Ravelry.  This contest will end on May 20, 2020. Tracie’s son Will made a film about Tra
16/05/20201 hour 10 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 203: Some People Can't Handle It

Book Talk starts at: 29.15 Recorded on April 21, 2020 Our Poncho Knit Along is humming right along!  Join the Chatter thread and post your finished poncho in the <a href= "https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/2-knit-lit-chicks-podcast/4
25/04/20201 hour 4 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 202: Whatever's Keeping You Out of the Liquor Cabinet

Recorded on April 2, 2020 Book Talk Starts at 30:35 Our Poncho Knit Along is humming right along!  Join the Chatter thread and post your finished poncho in the FOs thread.   This KAL will run until May 1, 2020.   Sunnydale Cowl giveaway - we draw for winners at the end of the podcast   Spring Swap - If you are participating, please visit the Swap thread to keep up with questions at least once a week   KNITTING   Barb has finished Mother Bears 201 & <a href= "https://www.ravelry.com/projects/knittybarb/mother-bea
04/04/20201 hour 3 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 201: Not That People Aren't Tall Sometimes

YOU DID NOT MISS EPISODE 200!  We are just waiting until we can record together again to record our milestone episode.  Sorry for the sound quality issues in this episode.  We hate recording remotely and are bad at it. Book Talk starts at: 29:36 Recorded on March 18, 2020 <span style= "font-
19/03/20201 hour 2 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 199: I Had to Have It! Stitches West 2020

Gwen Bortner Jill Bigelow Suttell - The Bean Knits Stunning String Studios Knitted Knockers Miss Purl Western Sky Knits Serendipidye Dyeworks Marianated Yarns Greenwood Fiberworks WEBS Koigu Prism Yarns Blue Heron Shawl Faerie Knitting by Al
27/02/20201 hour 33 minutes 3 seconds
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Episode 198: Hanging Gloomily Over the Town...

Recorded on February 19, 2020 Book Talk starts at 32:15 Our Poncho Knit Along has started! Haven't picked a poncho to knit or crochet yet?  Get thee over to our Poncho Bundle already!  Join the Chatter thread to join in on the fun of planning!!  This KAL will run until May 1, 2020. Be sure to listen to the episode to find out who won in our Zephyr patter
25/02/20201 hour 13 minutes 1 second
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Episode 197: You Did the Math?

Recorded on January 29, 2020 Book Talk starts at 33:30 Our next KAL will be a Poncho Knit Along. Start thinking about what you want to knit or crochet now.  We have a Poncho Bundle already!  Join the Chatter thread to join in on the fun of planning!!  This KAL will run from February 1 to May 1, 2020 Celia McAdam Cahill has given us three cop
01/02/20201 hour 16 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 196: He Went Back to Being a Crappy Accountant

Recorded on January 16, 2020 Book Talk starts at 30:07 Our annual 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has finished.  Listen to the end to find out if you won one of our prize packages.  Thanks to everyone who participated!   Western Sky Knits giveaway - winner at the end of the podcast!   Poncho photo Our next KAL will be a Poncho Knit Along!  Start thinking about what you want to knit or crochet now.  We have a Poncho Bundle already!  This KAL will run from February 1 to May 1.   Celia McAdam Cahill has given us three copies of her Zephyr cardigan pattern to give away - and one of them includes the yarn to knit it!  Please post a comment in the thread to be entered to win.   KNITTING Barb h
18/01/20201 hour 12 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 195: If This Is Your Jam

Recorded on December 21, 2019 Book talk begins at 35:50 Our annual 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing!  It runs September 15 until January 15 wo we're getting very close to the finish line.  Post your completed sweaters in the FO thread to be eligible for one of our very excellent prizes. Our next KAL will b
26/12/20191 hour 8 minutes 52 seconds
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Episode 194: Stay Away from the Fetes in Small English Villages

Recorded on November 28, 2019 Book Talks starts at 27:24   Our annual 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing!  It runs September 15 all the way to January 15 to give you plenty of time to finish a garment.  Join the Chatter Thread, and check out our sweater bundles.  Challenge yourself!   Knitting   Barb has finished: 4  Never Not Gnoming Gnomes by Sarah Schira using fingering scraps Mother Bear #187 Be Kind Hat #2 by Megan Williams using Knit Picks Felici Worsted in the Madrigal color way <p
30/11/201956 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode 193: A Podcast of Many Tangents

Recorded on November 15, 2019 Book Talk begins at 45:00 It's time for our annual 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL!  It is running September 15 all the way to January 15 to give you plenty of time to finish a garment.  Join the Chatter Thread, and check out our sweater bundles.  Challenge yourself! Barb had information about knitting or crocheting Knitted Knockers: 1.  You must use the current patterns that are on the <a href= "https://
17/11/20191 hour 18 minutes 7 seconds
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Episode 192: Spent the Summer Not Building the Shelves

Recorded on October 23, 2019 Book Talk starts at 29:00 It's time for our annual 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL!  It is running September 15 all the way to January 15 to give you plenty of time to finish a garment.  Join the Chatter Thread, and check out our sweater bundles.  Challenge yourself!   KNITTING   Barb has finished: Multidirectional Scarf #5 by Karen Baumer, using Caron Cake in the Faerie Cakes Colorway 3 Never Not Gnoming Gnomes by Sarah Schira using fingering scraps   Tracie has finished Knitables Cow by Sarah G
26/10/20191 hour 9 minutes 26 seconds
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Episode 191: Why Not the Chuck E. Cheese?

Recorded on October 10, 2019 Book Talk starts at 32:00   It's time for our annual 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL!  It is running September 15 all the way
13/10/20191 hour 10 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 190: I Don't Feel Good About That

Book Talk Begins at 29:00 Recorded on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 And on to our Fall Sweater KAL!  It is running September 15 all the way to January 15 to give you plenty of time to finish a garment.  Join the Chatter Thread, and check out our sweater bundles.  Challenge yourselF!  Events <span data-blogger-escaped-style= "font-kerning: none; text-decor
25/09/20191 hour 14 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 189: Mother Bear Prizes and Soggy Bottoms!

Recorded September 12, 2019 Book Talk starts at 26:15 Welcome to our new moderator, Sandi aka CakeAndFibre! Our annual Mother Bear KAL has finished!  If you put a picture of a finished bear on our FO thread, you won a prize!  Prizes announced at the end of the podcast. And on to our Fall Sweater KAL!  It will run September 15 all the way to January 15 to give you plenty of time to finish a garment.  Join the Chatter Thread, and check out our sweater bundles.  Challenge yourselF!  Stitches West registration?  The Catalogue is here, and registration began September 3rd. Events Lambtown - October 5-6 in Dixon, California Studio 49
14/09/20191 hour 10 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 188: He Thinks He Can Do Stuff

Recorded on August 28, 2019 Book Talk Begins at 27:50   Our annual Mother Bear KAL is finished!  If you put a picture of a finished bear on our FO thread, then you won a prize!  Prizes announced at the end of the podacast.     <img src= "https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q950-x8VLE8/XWqFMjIMZwI/AAAAAAAACxc/
31/08/20191 hour 19 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 187: We Should Just Get Rid of that Word

Recorded on August 15, 2019 Book Talk starts at 35:00 Our annual Mother Bear KAL is winding down, so finish up those last few bears!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry.  Come join the Chatter thread here!   And on to our Fall Sweater KAL!  It will run September 15 all the way to January 15 to give you plenty of time to finish a garment.  Join the chatter thread, and check out our sweater bundles, and challenge yourself!   Stitches West registration?  Catalogue out on Aug. 23, registration is 9/3   Events Lambtown - October 5-6 in Dixon, Californ
17/08/20191 hour 14 minutes 4 seconds
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Episode 186: Some Fiber Physicist Could Explain It to Us

Recorded July 24, 2019 Book Talk Starts at 29:12 Our annual Mother Bear KAL is ongoing!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry.  Come join the Chatter thread here! Please message alittleposy or knittybarb if you have a prize you’d like to contribute. <div data-blogger-escaped-style= "background-color: white; font-family: Ge
27/07/20191 hour 8 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 184: A Bunch of Wing Nuts

Recorded on July 13, 2019 Book Talk starts at 15:00 Our annual Mother Bear KAL has begun!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry.  Come join the Chatter thread here!   We have new prizes donated by PattyB, CraftBuzz, Heidi Wulfraat, KDunne and super sock designer Becky Greene.  Please message alittleposy or knittybarb if you have a prize you’d like to contribute.   Want to start your Mother Bear-making journey?  Check out the Mother Bear Project website to buy a pattern, make a donation, or see the gallery of children and their new bears, and the <a h
14/07/20191 hour 10 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 184: It Was Just a Dump

Recorded on June 27, 2019 Book Talk starts at 28:38   <img src= "https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uOUQHjKLS8E/XRaYtc_pt7I/AAAAAAAACs8/nZLTWlHNwMEjdnGL-OcLjFdUVzjHtFvPACLcBGAs/s320/fullsizeoutput_1254.jpeg" width="320" height="314" border="0" data-blogger-escaped-data-original-height="426" data-blogger-escaped-data-original-wi
30/06/20191 hour 9 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 183: To Cover Her Non-Existent Bosom

Recorded on June 13, 2019 Book Talk starts at 21:19 Our annual Mother Bear KAL has begun!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry.  Come join the Chatter thread here!   We have new prizes donated by Erin Gordon, Catmujer (Trish), TMY in HNL (Betty), Leaner (Eileen), Celia Cahill, and Sue of Invictus Yarns.  Please message alittleposy or knittybarb if you have a prize you’d like to contribute.   Want to start your Mother Bear-making journey?  Check out the Mother Bear Project website to buy a pattern, make a donation, or see
15/06/20191 hour 6 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 182: My Whole Instagram Feed Is Yarn and Drag Queens

Recorded on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Book Talk starts at 32:07 Our next Knit-Along will be our annual Mother Bear KAL!  Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post pictures of in our FO thread (which will be started after June 1, 2019).  Come join the Chatter thread here!    What?  You say that you have never knitted or crocheted a Mother Bear but would like to join the fun?  All the information to get you started is in the first post of  The Chatter ThreadThe rules for the KAL and all the in
02/06/20191 hour 9 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 181: We Hate These People

Book Talk Begins at 27:30 Recorded on Wednesday May 15, 2019 Our 2019 Colorwork KAL is over!   Be sure to listen until the end of the podcast to hear the prize winners!   Our current Giveaway!  We have 2 new sock patterns from Jenn Sheelan: Dragon Toes Socks and Hit of Suspicion.  Comment on this thread for a chance to win.  This contest will close June 30. <div data-blogger-escaped-style= "-webkit-text-stroke-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; font-family: Georgia; font-st
18/05/20191 hour 18 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 180: She Picoulted All Over It

Recorded on April 24, 2019 Book Talk starts at 31:20 Our 2019 Colorwork KAL will continue until May 15, 2019.  Come join the conversation on the Chatter Thread, and post your finished objects on the FOs thread. We draw the winner of  the Frost Heaves Cowl by Bronwyn the Brave at the end of this episode!  Coupon code for $2 off the Frost Heaves pattern: THELONGWINTER until April 30. New Giveaway!  We have 2 new sock patterns from Jenn Sheelan: Dragon Toes Socks and Hit of Suspicion.  Comment on the context thread for a chance to win.<span c
27/04/20191 hour 7 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 179: Embroidered Unicorn Nostrils

Recorded on April 3, 2019 Book Talk begins at 36.40 Our 2019 Colorwork KAL will continue until May 15, 2019.  Come join the conversation on the Chatter Thread, and post your finished objects on the FOs thread.   <div data-blogger-escaped-style= "-webkit-text-stroke-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; font-family: Georgia; font-stretch: normal;
06/04/20191 hour 20 minutes 31 seconds
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Episode 178: An Epic Fashion Moment

Recorded on March 17, 2019 Book Starts at 35:30 Recorded Sunday, March 17, 2019   Our 2019 Colorwork KAL will continue until May 15, 2019.  Come join the conversation on the Chatter Thread, and post your finished objects on the FOs thread.   We announce the winner of BostonJen’s new shawl pattern, Go with the Flow, at the end of this episode.   We are giving away a copy of the Frost Heaves Cowl by Bronwyn the Brave.  Comment on the thread to be entered to win.  The contest will end o
20/03/20191 hour 19 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 177: Stitches West 2019 - Plus a Book Review!

Recorded on February 22 & 23, 2019   Thursday, February 21, 2019 Laura Bryant - Prism Yarn Patty Lyons Leading Men Fiber Arts - Go Big or Go Gnome Hat and Mittens (by Sarah Schira) <td data-blogger-escaped-s
28/02/20191 hour 6 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 176: That Doesn't Sound Healthy

  Recorded February 7, 2019 Book Talk starts at 35:45 Our 2019 Colorwork KAL has begun and will continue until May 15, 2019.  Come join the conversation on the Chatter Thread, and post your finished objects on the FOs thread. We are giving away a copy of BostonJen’s new shawl pattern, Go with the Flow - comment on the thread to be entered to win.  The contest will end March 15. We talked a little bit about inclusiveness in the Fiber Community.  Me and White Supremacy workbook by
09/02/20191 hour 7 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 175: I Usually Take Pictures of Mine

Recorded on January 24, 2019 Winners for our Sweater KAL are announced at the end of the podcast, after ThumbsUp/ThumbsDown.  The winner of Helen Stewart's book, The Shawl Society, Season 1 is announced also. Our 2019 Colorwork KAL will start on February 1, 2019, and will go until May 15, 2019.  Come join the Chatter Thread and make your plans... <div data-blogger-escaped-style= "-webkit-text-stroke-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; background-color: white; font
26/01/20191 hour 16 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 174: She Starts with a Bikini Wax

Recorded on January 5, 2019   Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.  Our very lively Chatter thread is here.  And you can post pictures of your gorgeous finished sweaters here!  You have until January 15, 2019 to post your FO picture. You can enter to win an autographed copy of The Shawl Society Season 1 by Helen Stewart by going to our Ravelry group here and entering the contest.  It is available on Amazon in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia.  Here in the U.S., it is $13.88 - you can buy it <a href= "https://smile.amazon.com/Shawl-Society-Season-knitting-patterns/dp/1999340906/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544976399&sr=8-1&keyword
09/01/20191 hour 3 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 173: Don't Sugarcoat It

Book talk starts at 25:05 Recorded on December 21, 2018     Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  Join our chatter
28/12/201855 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 172: There Is Not Episode 171

Recorded on December 10, 2018 Book talk starts at 34:03   There is no Episode 171!  We recorded it twice...both times with technical difficulties.  We took it as a sign that the universe doesn't want us to put out an Episode 171.   <span data-bl
15/12/20181 hour 22 minutes 32 seconds
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Episode 17o: Tracie Gives Barb her Marching Orders!

Recorded on November 22, 2018 Book Talk Starts at 29:30   Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.  Our very lively Chatter thread is here.  And you can post pictures of your gorgeous finished sweaters here! <div data-blogger-escaped-style= "-webkit-text-stroke-color
26/11/20181 hour 2 minutes 10 seconds
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Episode 169: A Second-Tier Women's College

Recorded on November 14, 2018 Book Talk starts at 40:02 Our Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing.  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.  Our very lively Chatter thread is here.  And you can post pictures of your gorgeous finished sweaters here! New bundle - bulky/chunky hats!  We also have a bundle for Quick/Easy gift patterns. Northern California Knitting Retreat: the deadline for registrations (for both returning and hopeful newbies) is November 30 One Perfect Skein by Fredi Baker - We are giv
16/11/20181 hour 17 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 168: She's Got a Degree in Fabric

Recorded October 16, 2018 Book Talk starts at 36:10 Our Summer Swap is over!  If you haven't received your package yet, it is on it's way! <a href= "https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EEmgCdjPs5Q/W8izkCh2mEI/AAAAAAAACZg/BWdUXN0RDfAafD8CcAgIdPbMknHMjKS4wCLcBGAs/s1600/ugly_sweater_run-4.jpg" data-blogger-escaped-style= "margin-left: 1em; margin-right
19/10/20181 hour 17 minutes 38 seconds
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Episode 167: Lots of Mother Bear KAL Prizes!

Recorded on September 25, 2018 Book Talk starts at 25:40 Our Summer Swap is coming to and end - the mail-by date was October 5!   Our Mother Bear KAL has ended - prizes are announced at the end of this episode.   Our Fall Sweater KAL has begun!  Join our chatter thread and post your finished sweaters in the FOs thread.   The One Perfect Skein pattern by Fredi Baker has been released, and we are giving away 3 copies!  Please leave a comment on the prize thread telling us what yarn you would use to knit it to be entered to win.   KNITTING Barb finished: Never Not Gnoming by Sarah Schira   Tracie has finished: 2 more Never Not Gnoming gnomes - <a href= "https://www.ravelry.com/projects/alittleposy/never-
30/09/20181 hour 11 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 166: Aggressively Mediocre

Recorded on August 29, 2018   2 Knit Lit Chicks Summer Swap! Important Dates  August 31st: Check-In #3  September 14th check in #4 </s
01/09/20181 hour 13 minutes 39 seconds