Friday, March 27, 2020

Ep. 101 - Shawl Stay Home

I hope you and your families are safe and healthy!


What I've Finished:
Jill spun and plied the rest of her Wonderland Dyeworks 80/20 Merino/Silk braid in the Rain Storm.  She got 357 yards out of 4.3oz.  Her Rav page here.  She also crocheted a baby hat, Anupriya by Betsy Myles from the Berroco website.  She used Red Heart Heart & Sole self-striping yarn in Mellow Stripe.




My Current Fix: 
Jill is working on Archer by Elizabeth Doherty out of FilandTropia Wise Fox Stellina in a purple orchid color and Forbidden Fiber Company Pride in Mist.  She's finished the body, and still has the sleeves to go.  Her Rav page here.  She's very close to finishing the Bacon & Eggs Booties by Kathie Popadin out of leftover Malabrigo Sock, Malabrigo Mechita and Pagewood Farms Chugiak.

What I'm Jonesing for:
Jill bought some Malabrigo Rios in Camel, and intends to use that with the Knit Picks Fable Fur to make a baby bomber jacket.  She's about to cast on any moment for a mosaic shawl by Lisa Hannes.  She is looking at the Herbarium and the Laurelie shawls.  There will be a knitalong for mosaic shawls, with the tag #shawlstayhomekal.
She is impressed with the Frog and Toad pattern by Kristina Ingrid McGowan.  She likes the Sweetheart Bomber by Amy Appel.  The Volans Cardigan0 by Whitney Howard is currently free and awesome.  Jill likes the Arte Nuova top by Rachel Illsley and the Dissent Pullover by Andrea Rangel.  Two crochet afghans that Jill likes are the Succulent Spring Hexagon Afghan by Jennifer Pionk and the Confetti Blanket by Rachele Carmona.

Uppers and Downers, and Miscellaneous Links:
House, M.D.
The Comeback on HBO
Next in Fashion on Netflix
Better Call Saul
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson on Netflix
Brooklyn Tweed

I also announce a few winners from the FIFO craftalong.  If I mention you, please contact me for a Ravelry pattern download of your choice, up to $10.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Ep. 100 - CelebrationTime!

Episode 100!  See the giveaway thread in the Ravelry group to win a shawl, project bag, or batt!



What We've Finished:
Jill finished the Ribboned Crop Top by Ellen Coy from Interweave Knits, Winter 2020 out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky Superwash in Garnet Heather and Briar Heather.  Annie finished the April Hat by Courtney Kelley from the Year of Hats out of Kelbourne Woolens Germantown.  She also finished the Speedy Selbu Mittens by Skeindeer Knits out of Lett Lopi.  She also made a stockinette cowl out of Knit Picks Fable Fur in Bjern.



Our Current Fix:
Jill is working on Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Filandtropia Wise Fox Stellina and Forbidden Fiber Co. Pride in Mist.  She is also still spinning the Wonderland Dyeworks 80/20 wool/silk in Rain Storm.  She's getting excited to do a Combo Spin with assorted fiber from the guild fiber exchange.  Annie is working on a Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure using With Pointed Sticks Glitter Gel Pen yarn in the Mermaid colorway.

What We're Jonesing For:
Annie is looking at quilt patterns from Lella Boutique.  Jill is trying to find a baby pattern for a friend.  She's looking at the Bacon & Eggs Booties by Katie Popadin, Anupriya by Betsy Myles and Berroco, and Baby Yeti by Berroco.  She's also into the Spring into Summer, Rompers & Jacket by OGE Knitwear Designs and Koala by Claire Garland.  She loves two Valentine's Day themed hats, the Ebba Hat by Kristin Drysdale and the Love & Hearts Hat by Susan B. Anderson.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Diamond Art Painting - check out Annie's (petiteweaver) Instagram profile for a coupon/referral code.
Sashiko Jacket for babies by Qing Fibre
Suede Baby Booties Knit (Baby Uggs)
Baby Yoda for Babies by Arianna Soloway
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Alex Honnold
RuPaul's Drag Race
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Dawn Kathryn Studios project bags
Joji & Co leather project bags
Mealthy Crisplid
The Lighthouse (2019)
Locke & Key
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)
The Mandalorian

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Ep. 99 - Mary Poopins

Long time no see!



What I've Finished:
Jill finally finished her FIFO project, Ondawa by Michele Wang out of Malabrigo Rios Purpuras.  She also made the bonnet from the Debutant Baby Set by Elizabeth Sullivan out of leftover Anzula Cricket in Toffee.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill is working on the Ribboned Crop Top by Ellen Coy from Interweave Knits, Winter 2020.  She's using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky yarn in Garnet Heather and Briar Heather.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves all the yoke sweaters, including Sorrel by Wool & Pine, Sandoval by This.Bird.Knits., Karelia by Midori Hirose, and Le Marche des artistes by Stella Egidi.  She's into the crocheted shawl Chocomania by Elena Fedotova.  She wants to make Headband with a Twist by Mirella Moments.  She bought the Bacon & Eggs Booties by Kathie Popadin and Louie Bear by Cindy Pilon.

Uppers, Downers, and Miscellaneous Links:
Bumblebee (2018)
Long Shot (2019)
Barry Season 2
1917 (2019)
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Bouquet by Junko Okamoto

Monday, January 6, 2020

Ep. 98 - Opadoo Completed

Happy New Year!


What I've Finished:
Jill knit the Trap-A-Zoid socks by Sarah Jordan out of dark purple and olive/mustard Koigu.  Her Rav page here.  She also knit the Nara Fingerless mittens by Wondrlanding in Malabrigo Finito in the Chispas colorway.  Her Rav page here.  She made the Anagram Hat by Amy van de Laar out of  Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Hayloft.  Her Rav page here.  She made the Secondary Cowl by Stephanie Lotven from Sierra Yarn Chikan in Rose.  She had to do more repeats for the same circumference given the smaller yarn.  Rav page here.  Her shawl project was Part of Your World by Lily Go out of Wolle's Custom Color Changing Cotton in Strawflower using 8/0 amber beads.  Her Rav page here.  Her garment project was the Totum Tee from Nomad Stitches using Knit Picks Comfy Fingering in Hollyberry.  Her Rav page here.  And her last project for the Giftalong Opadoo was the Hyzenthlay Rabbit Beanie (Knit) by Sheila Toy Stromberg out of HiKoo Kensington and leftover fingering scraps held double for the flowers.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill went back to working on her Framework Bralette by Jessie Mae Martinson out of handspun yarn from 80/20 Merino/Silk fiber from Capistrano Fiber Arts.  She's also back to knitting Ondawa by Michele Wang out of Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras.

What I'm Jonesing For:
A whimsical pattern Jill likes is the Snake Coil Cowl by Ariel Woods.  She likes the new sweater, Elwyn Pullover by Erika Flory.  She's into a couple crochet hats, the Puffs on the Bias Hat by Viktoria Gogolak and Seraphine Slouch by Danielle Arseniak.  There's a cool crochet shawl, Bumps in the Road Shawl by Rachy Newin.  A knit shawl she likes is Cirrus by Natasja Hornby.  She also likes the Mellon socks by Sari Nordlund and the Elfbaby hat by Robynn Weldon.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Star Wars: The Rise of Starwalker (2019)
Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019)
Barry

Friday, December 13, 2019

Ep. 97 - Giftalong kickoff

I'm having trouble embedding the audio.  You can find it at archive.org here.

Jill has been super busy, but finally was able to find time to check in with you guys!  Happy
 December everyone!



What I've Finished:
She got some additional Jen Goodie fiber to finish off her Myndie shawl by Ambah O'Brien.  Her Rav page here.  She made another set of reuseable makeup removers out of a Jenni Calo alligator flannel from Connecting Threads.  She also made a Gnome de Plume by Sarah Schira using a mini from Dyed by Hand Yarns Tough Sock in Silver Screen.  She also used some Berroco Sox leftovers and Malabrigo Sock in some green.  Her Rav page here.  This is her first project for the Indie Designer Giftalong.



My Current Fix:
Jill was making good progress on her Ondawa by Michele Wang in Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras but put it aside for giftalong projects.  She also started a Framework Bralette by Jessie Mae Martinson in some Capistrano Fiber Arts handspun.  She started a pair of Trap-a-Zoid socks by Sarah Jordan using Koigu leftovers.  She's working on a pair of Nara fingerless mittens by Wondrlanding using Malabrigo Finito in the Chispas colorway.  She's also crocheting the Totum Tee by NomadStitches in Knit Picks Comfy Fingering in the Hollyberry colorway.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill likes the My Cowl Canvas by Carolyn Bloom.  She has some favorite holiday patterns, including the Frostvale Snowflake by Julia Hart, Winter Folk Friends by Esther Braithwaite and Dash Away Reindeer by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.  Her new favorite crochet patterns are Maraska by Elena Fedotna and It Calls Me by Lily Go.  She loves the colorwork Wilkhaven Sweater by Emily K. Williams, the by coat Amalia by Felipa Carneiro and the interestingly constructed By the Campfire by Rachel Illsley.  She also loves the Shik'is Headband by Jennifer Berg.

Re-Ups:
Dye Lots Studio
Birdie Parker Designs
The Royal Bee
Pam Powers Knits
Wildfiber Studio
Latifah Saafir Studios
Lady Dye Yarns - 19th Amendment
Compatto Yarn Salon
Tale Spun Yarns
Knitted Wit

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Watchmen on HBO
The Righteous Gemstones on HBO
Terrace House on Netflix
Four and Twenty Blackbirds pie cookbook

Monday, November 4, 2019

Ep. 96 - Just the Tip

The Complicated-along is still underway, and the FIFO make-along has begun!  Come chat with us in the Ravelry group!







What I've Finished:
Jill wrapped up her Complicated-along project, the Butterly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior out of Uneek Fingering colorway 3007 and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished sewing her My Cousin Vinny Halloween costume out of navy floral stretch fabric from Michael Levine's.  She used Simplicity 1036 as a base for the jumpsuit and modified the collar, back and made it one-piece instead of separates.





My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on Myndie by Ambah O'Brien out of Jen Goodie fiber for the GLASG spinalong in the Get Off My Rainbow colorway.  She ran out of yarn and needs to spin more to finish the shawl.  Her Rav page here.  She started the back of the Ondawa pullover by Michelle Wang out of Malabrigo Rios in the Purpuras colorway.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill likes the crocheted Elara Pullover by Whitney Hayward.  She's into the Sanguine Sweater by Morgan Woltersdorf.  There are a lot of adorable kid's cardigans by Svetlana Genova, including the Colorful rooster.PO11.  There are a couple of free patterns she likes including the Sawtooth hat by Caroline Vogl and Fairisle Friends by Esther Braithwaite.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Aladdin (2019)
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Glass (2019)
Happy Death Day (2017)
Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
Greta (2018)
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Schitt's Creek
The Mentalist
Criminal: UK
Jake's Famous Crawfish
Powell's Books

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Ep. 95 - The Problem Is

The First-In-First-Out Craftalong has begun!




What I've Finished:
Jill sewed some reuseable cotton pads to use for skin toner.  She used grey cotton flannel for hers.  A similar tutorial can be found here or here.




My Current Fix:
Jill's making good progress on her Butterfly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior out of Uneek Fingering and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  She finished the front of the Ondawa pullover by Michelle Wang out of Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras.  Her Rav page is here.  She's finally knitting up some handspun into the Myndie shawl by Ambah O'Brien out of her guild SAL fiber from Goodie Supply Co.  Her Rav page here.  Jill spun half of the singles of Wonderland Dyeworks 80/20 Merino/Silk fiber in Rainstorm.  She also cut out fabric to try to make a jumpsuit for her My Cousin Vinny inspired Halloween costume!


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What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is so close to casting on for the Framework Bralette by Jessie Maed Designs.  She loves the colorwork top, Ever Dream Top by Roos Vlaskamp.  A couple of her new favorite shawls are Romi's Mystery Shawl 2019 by Romi Hill and Morning Stillness by Lisa Hannes.  Jill loves the crocheted Hanging Sloth Planter by Hello Happy.  She's also into the My Favorite Weekend Hat by Natasha Sills.

Re-Ups:
Mork Made Fiber Co. batt

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous:
The Prodigal Son
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Closer
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
Late Night (2019)
Fractured (2019)
Joker (2019)
Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius
Invisibilia episode about Martin Pistorius