Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ep. 49 - But the Pop Rocks Linger On



Finished Items:
Jill finished her Wonder Warmer by Sick Lil Monkeys out of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo.  Her Rav page is here. She got her swap package sent out, but can't share the projects yet.



My Current Fix:
Jill is soooo close to finishing her Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer.  She is clipping along on a River Otter by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.  There is a KAL in the Rabbit Hole Knits group.  She is using Paton's Classic Wool in Taupe and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Mink Heather.  She also started Laura's Leaves by Emily Williams in One Twisted Tree Prime in Acid Peacock.  Her project page is here.  She is joining in the PALKAL over at the Actually Knitting podcast group with this one.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill might start the Wear a Hug shawl by Kristina Villemaite.  It is a free pattern that you can get by following AnimaKnits on Instagram.  Jill was gifted the Sous Sous pattern by Norah Gaughan.  She is excited to finally make this top!  She likes the sosu mystery KAL 2017 by Susanne Sommer now renamed the Mysteries, She Wrote shawl.  Jill also favorited the Divide pullover by Emily Greene from Wool People 11 and the Ancyra Cowl by Sarah Schira from the Knitty First Fall 2017.  She liked a couple crochet projects, the Oasis Shell by Juliette Bezold from Interweave Crochet Summer 2017 and the Maestrale shawl by Nimhriel.  She also liked the Besjes pullover by Cello Knits.



Uppers, Downers, and Miscellaneous Links:
Purl Soho
The Strand bookstore
The Altered Stitch
So Cal Knits
Momofuku Milk Bar
Russ and Daughters
Wonder Woman (2017)
Jane the Virgin
The Americans
Orphan Black
Sherlock

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ep. 48 - Always a Treasure



The guest for this episode is Adrienne, Jill's mom!  She is on Ravelry as ajay, but she doesn't have anything on her profile.

Our Current Fix:
Adrienne is working on the Vitruvia Vest by Marilyn King from Black Water Abbey yarns.  She is using Cloudborn yarn.  Black Water Abbey yarn is here.  She is also working on a Traditional Hap Shawl for the Vancouver Knitting Guild out of Jamison & Smith sport weight yarn.  She also has the Fox Paws by Xandy Peters on the needles. 
Jill is still working on the Shusui Shrug.  She is also working on her mystery project for the 2 Knit Lit Chicks swap.  She is crocheting the Wonder Warmer by Sick Lil Monkeys out of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in a gold color.



What We're Jonesing For:
Adrienne is planning a Philosopher's Wool sweater. 
Jill wants to make a toy for a friend's kid.  She is looking at River Otter by Sarah Elizabeth Kellner, La Prawnda by Ashley Dorian Medwig, and Pig Amigurumi CAL by Brenna Eaves.  She also likes a couple shawls, including the LIRATA by Olga Sukhovalova and Angle of Incidence by handmade by SMINE.  She's also looking forward to an upcoming shawl KAL with Kristina Villamaite.  She's even favorited a pair of socks, the Twirla Socks by Amanda Schwabe.




Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
IMAX VR
Fort Vancouver
Lilac Vines cowl
#15 Banded Lace Pullover by Traci Bunkers
Candice Eisner Strick
Reagan Presidential Library
iFLY
Voodoo Doughnuts
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) with Powers Boothe
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: a Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
Twin Peaks (1990)
Breaking Bad (2008)
Married at First Sight
Hardcore Henry (2015)
American Gods on Starz
Tennis cake
Nixon (1995)
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn
American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin
A Place Called Waco: A Survivor's Story by David Thibodeau and Leon Whiteson
Portlandia - cult episode


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Ep. 47 - Oreo Mouth


My Current Fix:
Jill finished another pair of Knitted Knockers in Paton's Grace yarn in navy blue.  She is continuing to work on her Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer using Knit Picks Hawthorne in Graffiti Speckle and Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Black Pearl.  She worked a little bit on her Shark Bite mitts as well as the Sophie's Universe.



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill has been looking at Elena Nodel patterns and bought Touch the Sky and Grow with Me Bonnet.  Her Go Fund Me page is here. From the Interweave Knits Summer 2017 issue, Jill queued the Helena's Shawl by Lori Wagner and the Tudor Rose shawl by Lisa Jacobs.


Re-Ups:
Caron Cakes in Red Velvet and Rainbow Sherbert.
Knit Picks Felici Worsted in Rustic
Invictus Yarns Reward in Contemplate ( to make Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty)

Upppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Peeps Oreos
Trader Joes Gluten Free Granola
Ports O' Call in San Pedro

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2
Bosch Season 3
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill
If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer by O.J. Simpson
Aaron Hernandez
The Woolslayers podcast

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Ep. 46 - True Confession



Finished Items:
Jill finished three sets of Knitted Knockers using the Magic Loop instructions in Cascade Ultra Pima.  She also mostly finished the Retreat Bath Mitt (closest to this pattern) by Elizabeth Doherty out of Quince & Co. Sparrow. 

My Current Fix:
Jill sent a ton of time working on the Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer in Knit Picks Hawthorne in Graffiti Speckle and Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Black Pearl.  She also worked a little bit on her Sophie's Universe crocheted blanket.

What I'm Jonesing for:
Jill has plans to make the Marklee pullover by Elizabeth Doherty and the Cabri Shell by Luise O'Neill.  She likes the Romi Hill shawl, Latticework.  A couple items she thinks are interesting but probably won't make are THE DROPPED STITCH shawl by Marion Bulin and the Pizza Party Snuggle Sack by Bernat.

The giveaway winner of the Three Ring Circus handspun by Kim is marimariknits!

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Fishknits Yarn
EspressoBeanBags
Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping
Crashing - Pete Holmes
Grimm
Kerry James Marshall at MOCA Grand
If I Did It by OJ Simpson, released by The Goldman Family


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ep. 45 - Maybe They're Not Jerks




Finished projects:
Jill finished the Never Seen Before MKAL shawl organized by Kristina Villamaite using Koigu KPPPM and Paigewood Farms Chugiak, with a tiny blip of Cloudborn Fingering.  Her Rav project is here. She also finished the Cloche from Norah Gaughan's Cable Sourcebook, substituting in the Cruller Chevron cable, using Malabrigo Rios in Ravelry Red.



My Current Fix:
Jill came back to her Mustang Quilt kit by Cotton + Steel.  The updated pattern is available at their website.  She brought her kit from craftsy.  She finished the piecing of the top, but needs to back it and quilt it still.  She did a little bit more work on the Shark Bite socks by Lara Smoot in Cloudborn Twist Fingering.  She finally started the Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer.  She started with Gnarledpaw yarn, then tried to sub One Twisted Tree in Acid Peacock, but ended up with Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in Graffiti Speckle and Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Black Pearl.

What I'm Jonesing For:
She likes the Todoque by Rebekka Mauser, a fingering weight cowl with texture, lace and colorwork.  She's into the Deschain boxy pullover by Laila Raabe.  She thinks the Magic Spring Shawl by Katerina Bobkova is a nice alternative to the Find Your Fade shawl.  Jill is really digging deep by looking at the Kusha Kusha scarf again, using Habu yarns.  It's available on the Purl Bee website now.

Uppers, Downers & Miscellaneous Links:
NoCKRs - knitting retreat
Hollywood Knitter videocast
Knitted Knockers
Get Out (2017)
Life, Animated (2016)
Marvel's Iron Fist
Big Little Lies
Missing Richard Simmons
S-Town

Kim's etsy shop: The Three Ring Circus
Find Kim on Ravelry as inbetweendreams and on Instagram as inbetweendr3ams


Monday, March 20, 2017

Ep. 44 - Dead Threesome


I have a special guest!  It's Kim!  Formerly of the Stitch by Stitch video cast and inbetweendreams on Ravelry and inbetweendr3ams on Instagram. 

I apologize for the sound quality.  I got a little overeager with noise removal and it lost a bit of the dynamic range.  Plus I was slightly drunk and yelling.

What We've Finished:
Kim wove a little table runner out of handspun yarns and Pagewood Farms sock yarn.  Her Rav page here. She recommends the Rigid Heddle Weaving class on Craftsy.

Jill finished a baby sweater using the Crazyheart pattern by Tanis Lavallee from the Heart on My Sleeve ebook out of Cascade Ultra Pima in Jade and a number of other cotton leftovers.  Her Rav page here.


Our Current Fix:
Kim is working on a hot water bottle cover out of some handspun.  She is using the Handspun Hottie pattern by Laurie Claire.  The fiber is Two If By Hand Polworth/Silk in Holly Holiday. (I got Polly Pocket confused with Holly Hobby!).
Jill is finishing up the Not Seen Before MKAL coordinated by Kristina Villamaite using Koigu KPPPM, Pagewood Farms Chugiak and a blip of Cloudborn Twist Fingering in aqua.  She will be casting on the Cloche pattern from the recent Norah Gaughan book using Malabrigo Rios in Ravelry Red.



What We're Jonesing For:
Kim bought the Babette Blanket pattern by Kathy Merrick.  She likes two crochet blankets by Sandra Paul including the Clamshell Blanket and the Granny Goes Large.  She also wants to get into colorwork.  She is planning for the Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston using Jamison's & Smith Shetland yarn and looking at the Inspira Cowl by graphica and Lovage by Marie Wallin.
Jill is into the Confetti pullover by Veera Valimaki, the Stormy Sky Shawl by life is cozy and the Rainbrioche hat by Katrin Schubert.

Uppers and Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
I'm Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi
I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
Amy Schumer - The Leather Special
Trevor Noah - Afraid of the Dark
Neil Brennan - Three Mics
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld
The Americans
The Great British Bake Show
Logan (2017)
Abstract: The Art of Design
The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Suicide Squad (2016)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Hidden Figures (2016)
This is Us
Big Little Lies
Nashville

Shetland Wool Week
small postage scale - mine is similar to this one
Happy Knits
Dayana Knits

Dead/Living Threesome:
Michael Fassbinder
Jesse Williams
Kurt Cobain
Michael Jackson
Joel McCrea
Rita Hayworth
Marion Cotillard
MacBeth (2015)
Henry Cavill


Monday, February 20, 2017

Ep. 43 - Talking About Crap





My Current Fix:
Jill is working on Not Seen Before by Kristina Vilimaite and several other designers have contributed wedge designs.  This pattern is from the Sight is Life ebook.  She is using Koigu KPPPM in 741P and Pagewood Farms Chugiak in a deep blue.  She has also been working on her Sophie's Universe CAL by Dedri Uys in Knit Picks Brava Worsted and her Shark Bite fingerless gloves using the sock pattern by Lara Smoot.
Jill also started a baby yoke sweater from the Heart on My Sleeve ebook by TinCan Knits.  She is using Cascade Ultra Pima and will either make Heartstring or Crazyheart.




What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill's finally bought two sweater patterns by Svetlana Volkova, Aurys and Bloomsbury.  She won the Schmur hat pattern by Sarah Jordan and is looking forward to making it.  She loves two different center out shawl patterns, Fallowed by Bristol Ivy and Epicenter by Josh Ryks.  She also likes the Cowesett Tee by Cassie Castillo in Interweave Knits Spring 2017.

Re-Ups:
Jill bought more Wolle's Color Changing Cotton 100gram skeins in Pink Medley and Icicle Medley at a trunk show at Wildfiber.  She also won a skein of A Hundred Ravens Lustre DK in The Southerly Hunt from the Indie Designer Gift-a-Long. 

First-In-First-Out Craft-a-Long!
Jill announces the winners of the FIFO CAL!  Check out the episode to find out if you've won!

Uppers, Downers and Misc. Links:
Hidden Figures
My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Frequency TV show
Frequency movie
Fargo TV show
Girls
Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick