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

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ep. 42 - Something Entirely Different


A little bit different this time around!


Finished Projects:
Jill finished a couple pussyhats. The first using the Brooklyn Purl Alley Cat Hat by Claudette Brady in Lamb's Pride Bulky.  Her rav page here.  She also knit a Kettunosin by Anna Maltz out of Filatura di Crosa Zarina doubled, in a light pink and bright pink (rav page here).  She finished her Brunswick shawl by Mindy Wilkes out of Wolle's Color Changing Cotton in Lifesaver Medley. Hers is here. She also finished her first Mother Bear!  It was supposed to be in honor of KnittyBarb from the 2KnitLit Chicks podcast, but she finished way too late. 


My Current Fix:
Jill has been working on her existing projects, including the Shark Bite socks by Lara Smoot.  She had to turn them into mitts!  She's also gone back to her Sophie's Universe crochet blanket by Dedri Uys using Knit Picks Brava Worsted.  Hers is here.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is planning on starting the Not Seen Before MKAL by Kristina Vilimaite and 6 others from the Sight for Life ebook.  She also really likes the Zuni Shawl by Danielle Chelson, Doo Wop by Lisa Hannes and the Rosette Window by Mia Rinde.  She also loves the Springs to Mind hat by Kino Knits from Point/Counterpoint Vol. 2 which is inspired by Susie White's Frondescence shawl (which she also loves!)

Uppers, Downers and Misc. Links:
Womb by M.K. Carroll
Man in the High Castle
Project Runway Jr.
Goliath
Chez Jay
Sully (2016)
Silence (2016)
The Outsiders
Car Talk
#yarnlovechallenge on Instagram

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Ep. 41 - Barely a Ped


Finished Items:
Jill finished the other four items for her Indie Designer Giftalong Opadoo!  She crocheted the Heavenly Lemon shawl by Elena Madsen out of a Chinese fingering weight wool.  Her Rav page here.  She finished the Aumangea Pullover by Francoise Danoy out of Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Merino Worsted Twist in Grey Heather and Scarlet.  Her Rav page here.  She made a Maurice cowl by Lee Meredith out of Malabrigo Twist in Zinc and Noro Kureyon #170.  She did the medium, wide size and changed the order of the stripes to use the most of the skein of Kureyon.  The Rav page here.  Her last GAL project was Mosaic Slippers by CraftArella using Paton's Classic Wool in Plum Heather and a natural color.  Rav page here.



Our Current Fix:
Michele made huge progress on her baby blanket, using the Diagonal Comfort Blanket pattern out of Red Heart with Love in Boysenberry.
Jill has resumed work on the Brunswick shawl by Mindy Wilkes using Wolle's Color Changing Cotton in the 150g ball in Lifesaver Medley.  She is also working on Shark Bite by Lara Smoot out of Cloudborn Fibers Wool Fingering Twist in Grey and blue, plus other scraps.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is feeling forced into make the Hadley Button Slouch Hat by Justine Walley for someone she barely knows.
Jill likes the Yin Yang Kitty Ankle Socks by Geena Garcia, Little-Eyes booties by Inma Gijon and the Pineapple Hat by Emily Dormier.  She also loves the Winter Petrichor sweater by Bristol Ivy.

Uppers, Downers and Misc. Links:
Susie Cakes
Torrance Bakery
Blick Fang yarn distributed by Zitron
Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok
Gnarledpaw yarn
You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
Hamilton the Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Year of Yes by Shondra Rhimes
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
Hidden Figures (2016) - with Jim Parsons
Rogue One (2016)
La La Land (2016)
Adnan's Story by Rabia Chaudry
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The OA on Netflix
Another Earth (2011)
UFC 207 - Amandes Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey
Tillamook Tillamookies - actually don't have any sorbet things
M&M Coffee Nut
Chocochip Oreos

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Ep. 38 - Happy Kwanzaa 2020

Here's episode 38 at long last!  This was recorded right after the presidential election.  If you'd rather not relive that, you can skip this episode, or stop listening around 30 minutes in.


Finished Items:
Jill finished a blanket square from the Orange Quarter Quilt pattern by Eva Marie Niles out of Filatura Di Crosa Zara Plus in a forest green color.  She also finished her On the Spice Market shawl by Melanie Berg.  She used Leading Men Fiber Arts Showcase in Barbie's Nighty, a Woolbearers gradient kit in Golds and Frabjous Fibers Chesire Cat in Tulgey Wood.  Her Rav page here.




Our Current Fix:
Michele has picked up her Garter Squish by Stephen West again!  She is using Berocco Vintage in a tan brown color plus Vanna's Choice leftovers as the contrast.
Jill is working on Brunswick by Mindy Wilkes out of Wolle's Color Changing Cotton 150 gram skein in Lifesaver Medley.  She did a lot of swatching for her Imitation Game inspired cardigan but has put it aside for now.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is looking at a bunch of baby blankets including the Sprout Blanket by Hanna Breetz, the Hudson Bay Inspired Crib Blanket by Purl SoHo and the Windy City Baby by Julie Blagojevich.
She also is going to cast-on a Melanie Berg pattern, either Perhaps, Perhaps or 5190 Miles (gift from dimsumdumpling)
Jill is loving the Fargo Pullover by Sheila Toy Stromberg.  She took advantage of the Knitters Pay It Forward movement and got the Oliver Toque by Sarah B. Abram and the Soundbreaker Shawl by Christopher Salas.  She was gifted The Miller's Daughter shawl by Melanie Berg by Gen, and given Ondawa by Michelle Wang and Kontrastne by Anna Kuduja by Melinda of the Yarnderwoman podcast.

Re-Up:
Jill was gifted Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook (and really wants to make the Cloche from it).  She also got a skein of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Potluck and a pulse warmer kit from her Mom's trip to Amsterdam.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
UnhHHH - youtube show with Trixie Mattell and Katya Zomolodovic
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
The Arrival (2016) dir. by Denis Villeneuve
aebleskiver pan - vitumbua
Lily Chin
85C degree bakery - Taiwanese chain!
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Kings Hawaiian rainbow cake