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

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
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