Sunday, September 22, 2019

Ep. 94 - Bra Triangles

Will we see you at Stitches SoCal in November?  Let me know!!


What I've Finished:
Jill is all done with her Good Vibes shawl by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne out of Hedgehog Skinny Singles in the Fool's Gold and Gossip colorways.  She used Mary Annarella's Tale of Two Shawls modification for the cast-on.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished the As If Tee by Shay Johnson using Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Black Pearl doubled for the body and Twist, Yarns of Intrigue mohair/silk lace in Imperial Mist for the top.



My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on her Butterly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior using Uneek Fingering and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  She also started Ondawa by Michele Wang from Brooklyn Tweed Fall 14 using Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is into a crochet doily, Calla by Zoya Matyushenko and the beautiful Spica Embossed Bag by Natalia Kononova.  She thinks the Knot Front Crop by Kerri Blumer is super cute.  She's into the Reversible Coffee Moms Cowl by Mary W. Martin and the Sun King hat by Jenny F.  She's tempted to buy the Little Sailor Collection by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne.

Re-Ups:
Leading Men Fiber Arts

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
The Good Cop on Netflix
The Closer on Amazon
Dragula: the Search for the World's First Drag Supermonster
Unbelievable
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
#myrhineBIPOCsweater
BIPOC make-along

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Ep. 93 - Marilyn Manson

It's been a long month since I talked to you last!


What I've Finished:
Jill finished Panda by Susan B. Anderson out of Knit Picks Capretta Bare, Malabrigo Sock in Eggplant, Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool and Misti Alpaca Lace.  Her Rav page here.  After recording the last episode, Jill redid the bottom edging of her Panjereh pullover by Christina Danaee.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished spinning her Mork Made Fiber Co skein.




My Current Fix: 
Jill restarted a Complicated-along project, the Papillon/Butterfly shawl by Marin Melchior out of Uneek Fingering in colorway 3007 and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  She is working on Good Vibes by Nadia Cretin-Lachenne using Hedgehog Skinny Singles in Fool's Gold and Gossip.  She used Mary Annarella's Tale of Two Shawls modification for the garter tab cast-on.  She started the As If Tee by Shay Johnson out of two strands of Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Black Pearl and probably Twist, Yarns of Intrigue mohair/silk in Imperial Mist.  Jill is trying out her new Electric Eel Nano and spinning some fluorescent yellow BFL/Silk from Under Dutch Skies.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill's into the Orchard Cardigan by Courtney Spainhower from Interweave Knits Fall 2019.  She loves Alpacacino by Maxim Cyr.  She likes Eventide by Inyoung Kim (Mielaworkshop) from the PomPom Quarterly Issue 30 Autumn 2019.  She's also into the variations on the Lauren Tank by Born & Raised Knits.  Jill likes the free Amigurumi Woodstock pattern by Amigurinos softies.

Re-Ups:
Electric Eel Nano wheel
Ravelry Mini-Mart
Knit a Monster Nursery by Rebecca Danger

Uppers and Downers:
Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
Murder She Wrote
RuPaul's Drag Race
The Boys 
Bachelor in Paradise
Are You the One?
Ex on the Beach
Married at First Sight
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Vader Immortal for Oculus Rift

Monday, July 29, 2019

Ep. 92 - Little Kitchen Cotton

I did a poorly worded statement towards the end of the episode, but wanted to put into writing that I want my podcast space (blog and Ravelry group) to be a safe space.  Any hate speech, racism, or intolerance will be removed and blocked.  You guys have always been respectful, so thank you!  If I say or do something offensive or insensitive, please call me on it!


What I've Finished:
Jill finished her Panjereh top by Christina Danaee out of The Plucky Knitter Solo in Under the Sea and Malabrigo Mechita in Frank Ochre.  She also finished her Tour de Fleece spinning project using Goodie Supply Company Shetland fiber in Get Off My Rainbow and naked Shetland/Pearl/Silk.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill completed the knitting of the Baby's Kaftan by Debbie Bliss in Rowan Cotton Glace.  She still needs to do the embroidery.  She's working on the body of her Panda by Susan B. Anderson using Knit Picks bare Capretta, Malabrigo Sock in Eggplant and maybe Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool.  She also spun the singles from a 2.8 oz batt from Mork Made Fiber Co.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves the Pengweeno baby/kid cardigan by Stephen West.  She's into the As If Tee by Shay Johnson and Fishing for Compliments by Maschenwunder Manja Vogelsang.  She likes the unique border on the Dragonfly's Path shawl by Jennifer Weissman.  Her only favorited crochet pattern this week is the Devon Hat by Weiyan Huang.  She also enjoys the Cat in a Bag series by Anna Hrachovec and Baby Bok Choy by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.

Re-Ups:
Anzula Superwash BFL in Ducky, prize from the GLASG Tour de Fleece team
Neighborhood Fiber Co Luxury Lace in Woodberry from The Knitting Tree, LA.
Malabrigo Arroyo in Matisse Blue and mohair from Twist, Yarns of Intrigue.



Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Yesterday (2019)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
Love on Netflix
Legion from FX on Hulu
Widows (2018)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Bouquet by Junko Okamoto
Holli Yeoh
Jacquard floats in knitting - one technique from TECHknitter
Sock Arms by Stephanie Lotven
StephieJo on Ravelry
RAICES

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Ep. 91 - Mathin' Really Good

Annie is back for Ep. 91!


What We've Finished:
Annie finished her Breeze Racerback tank by Jessie Mae Martinson out of Earl Grey Fiber Co Gunpowder. 
She is also almost done with the crocheted coverup Davallia by Isa Catepillan out of Twist Yarns of Intrigue Alpaca/Linen yarn in a grey taupe color.  Her Rav page is here.  She substituted a macramé border with added beads for the trim.

Jill finished up her pom pom animal of Olivia using Knit Picks Palette and instructions from the Trikotri book she bought in Tokyo.



Our Current Fix:
Annie is working on the Ripple Bralette also by Jessie Mae Martinson using Deep Hue Sea yarn.
Jill is still working on Panjereh by Christina Danaee out of Plucky Knitter Solo in the Under the Sea colorway and Malabrigo Mechita in Frank Ochre.  She's also making progress on Baby's Kaftan by Debbie Bliss using Rowan Cotton Glace in 815.  She's prepping for Tour de Fleece using two braids of Goodie Supply Co.  One is 100% Shetland in the Get Off My Rainbow and the other is 72% Shetland, 14% Pearl and 14% Silk in Naked/undyed.

What We're Jonesing For:
Annie wants to make Light Rain by Joji Locatelli from Interpretations Vol. 3.  She'll using Fiber & Hue Well Rounded Fingering in Spiced Chai.
Jill has favorited a few shawls: Banrion by Playing With Fibre from the most recent Knitty, Play It By Queer by Shanel Wu, and Berry Crumble Shawl by Xandy Peters.  She likes a couple that would be a good use of some handspun including the Comfort Zone Tank by Tif Neilan and Winston by La Maison Rililie.  She really wants to make Panda by Susan B. Anderson.  Jill and Annie both love Black Sheep, White Sheep and Oliver Pig by Susan B. Anderson.

Re-Ups: 
Streamline sample button cards



Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Illuminated Knits by Lucy Hague
Bridge to Nowhere hike
Always Be My Maybe (2019) Netflix original
Wine Country (2019) Netflix original
Murder Mystery (2019) Netflix original
Fleabag on Amazon
Outlander now on Netflix
Border (Grans, 2018) free on Hulu
Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (2018) now on Netflix
Killing Eve
The Handmaid's Tale
Better Call Saul
Murder, She Wrote
Snerb Yarn

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Ep. 90 - Nope

Start or continue your Complicated-along projects!



What I've Finished:
Jill finished knitting Annex by Norah Gaughan out of Hemp for Knitting AllHemp6 in Aubergine.  She still hasn't blocked it yet.  She plied up the Bee Mice Elf BFL braid in Finale.  She had to ply it a second time to add ply twist.  She also went back and added more ply twist to the Capistrano Fiber Arts braid she finished a couple months ago.



My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on Fox Paws by Xandy Peters out of Knit Picks Palette in Edamame, Clarity, Seafaring, Grey Mist and Huckleberry.  Her Rav page here.  This is her Complicated-along project.  She's also started Panjereh by Christina Danaee in The Plucky Knitter Solo in Under the Sea as the main color and Malabrigo Mechita in Frank Ochre.  She also started the Baby's Kaftan by Debbie Bliss using Rowan Handknit Cotton in #349.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill likes two new animal toys from Susan B. Anderson including Oliver Pig and Black Sheep, White Sheep.  She also like Jemima Duck by Claire Garland.  She's into mirasol by alfa knits, who designed the crazy stripes tee.  A free pattern that Jill is also into is Organza by Lisa Richardson.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Tour de Fleece GLASG Team page
Rocketman (2019)
Shrill on Hulu
Color of Night (1994)
Halloween (2018)
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Murder, She Wrote
Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen

Monday, May 27, 2019

Ep. 89 - Like an Adult


The Complicated-a-long is starting! WIPs are fine and any craft is fine!  Just start chatting in the Ravelry group.


What I've Finished: 
Jill made a Milo by Georgie Nicolson in Knit Picks Felici Worsted in the Rustic colorway.  She used the 6month numbers and the 9 month length.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on the Annex tank by Norah Gaughan from the Framework book out of HempforKnitting AllHemp6 in Augergine.  She is knitting a Fox Paws by Xandy Peters out of Knit Picks Palette in the colors Edemame, Clarity, Seafaring, Grey Mist and Huckleberry.  Her Rav page here.  She has also spun the singles of a 4oz braid of Bee Mice Elf BFL in Finale.  She's swatched for Panjareh by Christina Danaee using Plucky Solo in Under the Sea and Leading Men Fiber Arts Showcase in Steady Beat.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill really wants to make Navelli by Caitlin Hunter.  Another top she likes is Argil by Clare Lakewood.  She favorited a couple baby sweaters including Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee and The Ruth Baby Ginsburg by Park Williams.  She likes the accessories Strolling On Cloud 9 by Suzanne Nielsen and the Siki Shawl by Dawn Henderson.  Her crochet favorites this week are the Marguerite Blanket by Sandra Eng and the Finger Sloth by Alia Bland.



Re-Ups:
Needlepoints West
Goodie Supply Co.
Herbert Niebling book
Slipped Stitch Studio


Uppers and Downers:
The Act (2019) on Hulu
Russian Doll (2019) on Netflix
Crashing (2017) on HBO
Game of Thrones
Overboard (2018)
John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)
Generation Wealth (2018)
Fatal Beauty (1987)

Monday, May 6, 2019

Ep. 88 - Turn Off Your Phone!

I finished things!  After the end credits I do a full spoilers review of Avengers: Endgame, so make sure to turn it off if you don't want to hear it!




What I Finished:
Jill redid the neckline and finished her Ixchel by Catherine Clark out of Sweet Sparrow Yarns Gosling in Dusty Rose and Magpie in Butterbeer.  Her Rav page is here.  She also finished her Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty out of Invictus Yarns Reward in the Contemplate colorway.  Her Rav page is here.  She also did a bit of spinning.  She finished 4oz of a 80/20 SW Merino/Silk from Capistrano Fiber Arts in the Barrier Reef colorway.



My Current Fix:
Jill did a little bit more work on her Butterfly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior using Uneek Fingering in 3007 and Cherry Tree Hill Sock in Burgundy but isn't sold on the color combination so might start over with a different contrast color.  She then started a Fox Paws by Xandy Peters using Knit Picks Palette in the colorways Edamame, Clarity, Silver, Huckleberry Heather, and Seafaring.  She debated making it into a cropped top, but will probably just continue on with it as a shawl.  Her Rav page here.  She cast on an Annex tank top by Norah Gaughan from the Framework book from Quince & Co. out of HempforKnitting AllHemp6 in the Augbergine colorway.  She also spun up half of a BFL braid from Bee Mice Elf in the Finale colorway.



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves the colorwork yoke sweater Birdsong by Maschenwunder Manja Vogelsang.  She wants to make the summer top Greco by Courtney Spainhower from Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 13. 
Jill has a couple crochet favorites from the most recent PomPom Quarterly, Water Clover and Davallia by Isa Catepillan.  She favorited a couple sock patterns, the free Pizza Party Socks by Emma Kerian and the XO Socks by Leeni Hoi.  She likes the complicated Knitted Shawl Autumn Lace by Svetlana Gordon.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Celia McAdam Cahill
Leading Men Fiber Arts
Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens 
Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild
Avengers: End Game (2019)
Pen15 on Hulu
Venom (2018)
Hunter (1984-1991)
Bosch on Amazon
Project Runway
Better Call Saul Season 2
The Ghost Whisperer
The Leftovers
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami