Episode 163: Blocking the Drain?

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2 Knit Lit Chicks Summer Swap!

Important Dates

July 20th: Partner Assignments Sent, check-in #1

August 3rd: Check-In #2

August 17th: Check-In #3

August 31st check in #4

September 5th: final check in

September 28th: Mail-By Date

We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018. Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes. If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here. Don't have a pattern? Please go here to order a pattern! It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time. Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make! And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL.

Prison’s not supposed to be a cakeride - but your knitting can! Heidi of Undead Yarn took up the challenge to create a colorway based on my slip of the tongue, and she’s giving away a skein of this beautiful fingering weight yarn! The base in Vamphyri, Undead’s lovely 75% Merino/25% Nylon sock yarn with 462 yards per skein. To enter the drawing, please leave a comment on this thread telling us about a favorite colorway name you’ve seen or worked with, or a colorway name you’ve thought up yourself. The thread will close August 15, and we will draw for a winner in the next podcast.

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Mother Bears 139, 140 , 141 and 142

Bankhead hat #5, using Patons Worsted in the Bird of Paradise colorway

Fragment Tee by Sister Mountain using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blue Bell colorway

Tracie has finished:

Maine Baby Hat by Fiber of Maine in Sirdir Snuggly Crofter Baby Fair Isle Effect 4ply in Archie (blues and grays)

Mother Bears 139, 140, 141 and 142

Barb is working on:

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryk-Robinsky, using Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock In the Baby in a Trenchcoat colorway

Juniata Park Cowl by Erika Flory, using a kit bought from Craftsy.

She has cast on:

Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway.

Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea, using Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in the 305 (a very pale blush pink) colorway

Tracie continues to work on:

Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway

Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway

Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways

Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway

Welcome Blanket in 3 colors of Cascade Bentley - welcomeblanket.org

BOOKS

Barb has finished

Big Alma by Bernice Scharlach

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah

Tracie has finished:

The Stranger (Patrik Hedstrom #4) by Camilla Lackberg

The Good Samaritan by John Marrs

Deep Water: Courage, Character, and the Lake Timiskaming Canoe Tragedy by James Raffan

Barb is reading

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Out by Natsuo Kirin

Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family by Emily Jane Fox

Tracie is reading

Reading:

The Crow Trap by Ann Cleves

The Twelve Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson

Tracie and Barb recommend Anne With an “E” on Netflix

Tracie also recommends Whitechapel (Amazon Prime), The Sinner and Marcella on Netflix, and Harlots on Hulu

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