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

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Ep. 87 - Post NoCKRs

Sweater progress!



What I've Finished:
Jill made four Knitted Knockers out of Cascade Ultra Pima in a taupe color with aqua backing color.




My Current Fix:
Jill has finished the body and first sleeve on her Marklee pullover by Elizabeth Doherty in Invictus Yarns Reward in the Contemplate colorway.  She is almost done with her Ixchel by Catherine Clark, but has to do redo the top of the neck.  Her Rav page is here.  She is using Sweet Sparrow Gosling in Dusty Rose and Magpie in Butter Beer.  She just started the Butterfly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior out of Uneek Fingering and Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Burgundy.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill wants to make a neutral color open front cardigan.  She's looking at Howell Mountain by Sloane Rosenthal, Ebbetts by Elizabeth Doherty and Portage by Melissa Schaschwary.  She also likes the My Boy Lollipop by Nancy Ricci and Soundwave by Faye Kennington.  She thinks the Spring Charm Set by Susan B. Anderson is adorable.

ReUps:
Serendipidye Dyeworks
Good Stuff Crafts etsy
DinaRipperCreations
Slipped Stitch Studios
The Shawl Society - Season 1

Uppers and Downers:
Christopher Robin (2018)
Shazam! (2019)
The Perfect Date (2019)
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Ep. 86 - Pellow and Melk

I finished the wedding cardigan in time!


What I've Finished:
Jill finished all her knitting for Jessie's wedding!  She finished the mash-up of Lobelia by Meghan Fernandes and the Pop Crop Cardi by Ambah O'Brien using Jessie's handspun Mork Made Fiber Co.  Her project page here.  She also made three more stars from the Scintillation pattern by Hunter Hammersen.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill's primary project is still the Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty in Invictus Yarns Reward in the Contemplate colorway.  She is also about to start some more Knitted Knockers out of Cascade Ultra Pima.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves the Olive Leaf Pullover by Ririko.  She likes the new brioche shawl, Beads, by Andree Beddoe.  There are also some fun embroidery patterns in the new Summer 2019 Knitscene, like the Oxidation Mitts by Uma Padu, Diadem Effect Beret by Martha Wissing and the New Growth Hat by Andrea Cull.

Re-Ups: 
Malabrigo Rios from The Altered Stitch in Studio City (not Burbank!) and Wildfiber Studio in Santa Monica.



Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Us (2019)
Searching (2018)
Abducted in Plain Sight (2018) on Netflix
The Ghost Whisperer
Wayfarers Chapel
La Venta Inn

Monday, March 25, 2019

Ep. 85 - Name A Book

Jill had such a good time in Barcelona!  She does a long recap of the trip, so stop after the first half if you don't care. :)



My Current Fix:
Jill only brought Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty in Invictus Yarns Reward in the Contemplate colorway.  She's back to being monogamous to her Lobelia (by Meghan Fernandes) and Pop Crop Cardi (by Ambah O'Brien) mash-up using her friend Jessie's handspun Mork Made fiber.  Her Rav page here.  She did a row or two on a Scintillation star by Hunter Hammersen.  She keeps meaning to cast on Gnome de Plume/Gnome MKAL by Sarah Schira, but hasn't managed to yet!

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves the Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter.  She's also into the Bouquet sweater by Junko Okamoto.  She likes the Autumn Gold Shawl by Jayalakshmi, along with some of her other new shawls.  Jill bought the Lyne Socks by Dawn Henderson, because they are cute but also because the proceeds were going to the family of victims of the mosque shooting in Christchurch.  

Uppers, Downers, and Miscellaneous Links:
The Predator (2018)




Barcelona Links:
Casa Mila (La Pedrera)
Lalanalu - Soc Una Troca!!! sock



Sunday, March 3, 2019

Ep. 84 - They Don't Look Like That At All

It's getting harder to find a funny line to make the episode title!


My Current Fix:
Jill is working on her Ixchel by Catherine Clark out of Sweet Sparrow Yarns Gosling in Dusty Rose and Magpie in Butterbeer.  She was trying to do the sleeve colorwork in intarsia, but is going to do it again in plain stockinette with duplicate stitch instead.  She just split for the armholes in her Pop Crop Cardi by Ambah O'Brien and Lobelia by Meghan Fernandes mash-up out of Jessie's handspun.  Jessie spun the 3-ply yarn out of two plies of natural merino, and one ply from a Mork Made Fiber Co batt.  The cropped cardigan is for Jessie's wedding.  Jill swatched for Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty in Invictus Yarns Reward in the color Contemplate.  She also did a little bit of spinning with Capistrano Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino/Tussah Silk roving in "Barrier Reef".



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is into the Alaska sweater by Camille Descoteaux and the Oshun pullover by Christina Danaee.  She also likes the Vela Shawl by Shara Made.  Jill wants to get a jump start on the holidays with the Hello Winter! by Calle del Limon ornament and the Slice of Pizza Ornament by Michele Wilcox.  She's also going to participate in the Gnome MKAL by Sarah Schira.

Re-Ups:
Goodie Supply Co

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
UCLA Festival of Preservation
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Green Book (2018)
Roma (2018)
Monk 
The Ghost Whisperer
True Detective Season 3
You
Breaking In (2018)
Lorena on Amazon
Duo Lingo app
Vox article on Racism: "The knitting community is reckoning with racism" by Jaya Saxena