Sunday, February 3, 2019

Ep. 83 - Why Are We So Awkward?

Annie (Petiteweaver) joins me today!


What We've Finished:
Annie finished the Copy.Cat C.C Beanie by Emily Ingrid in Gedifra Metal Tweed in record time.  She also made the Blaise shawl by Ambah O'Brien in Undercover Otter Squirm in Killer Clowns froM Outer Space.  Jill finished her Gnome Pun Intended by Sarah Schira using leftover Malabrigo Sock in Turner and Eggplant.  She used the beard from Here We Gnome Again.  Her Rav page here.  She also made a baby hat using the Anemone pattern by Svetlana Volkova in Berroco Vintage color 51180.



Our Current Fix:
Annie is working on Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Forbidden Fiber Co sparkle yarns .  Annie and Jill are both making stars from the Scintillation pattern by Hunter Hammersen.  Jill is also still working on her Ixchel pullover by Catherine Clark.  Her Rav page here.

What We're Jonesing For:
Annie wants to make the Kobuk hat by Caitlin Hunter, probably in Cascade Yarns Luminosa.  She likes her Sabrina Junk Top by Born & Raised Knits so much that she is going to make the Breeze Racerback by Jessie Mae Martinson.  Jill is going to make a cardigan for her friend Jessie's wedding, so it will either be Lobelia by Meghan Fernandes or the Pop Crop Cardi by Ambah O'Brien, or some combination.  Jill likes the Pineapple Hat by Sonya Marie for preemie/newborn babies.  For the crocheters, the Casablanca 12" Square by Maria Bittner.  Jill's into the new shawl by Bristol Ivy, Recursive.  Jill likes the colorwork pullover Graphica by Casapinka and the Zazie cowl by Anna Maltz using her Marlisle technique.  She likes Katemotz's version of the Sturgill Sweater by Caitlin Hunter.

Uppers, Downers & Miscellaneous Links:
Dnice Knits - videocast
The Orville
Siren
H20
The Masked Singer
Surviving R. Kelly
Aquaman (2018)
Baywatch
North Shore
Stargate: Atlantis
Splash (1984)
Frontier
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Ep. 82 - Phil Spiderman

A short one today!

What I've Finished:
Jill knit up the Aki Hat by Svetlana Volkova in Lion Brand Jeans in the Brand New colorway for a friend going through chemo treatments.

My Current Fix:
Jill is mostly obsessed with knitting the Ixchel sweater by Catherine Clark in Sweet Sparrow Yarns.  The main color is Gosling in Dusty Rose, and the contrast is Magpie in Butter Beer.  She has also been working on the Adventurer Cowl by Ambah O'Brien using Fishknits Warm Heart in the NorCal Wildflower Hotspots mini set.  She is also making a gnome using the Gnome Pun Intended pattern by Sarah Schira out of leftover Malabrigo Sock in the Turner and Eggplant colorways.



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill needs to start making Scintillation stars by Hunter Hammersen for her friend's wedding!  She likes the Strofi headband by Teti/ Nutsknitwear Design and Toph hat by Woolly Wormhead.  Jill loves the Panjareh cropped top by Christina Danaee and Milu 3-color shawl by Tamy Gore.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Bird Box (2018)
Annihilation (2018)
Ex on the Beach
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix
Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (2018)
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike on Netflix

Ravelry thread on Racism & Inclusion in the Yarn Community
Meet Makers of Color on Instagram
Jeanette Sloan blog with POC designers and yarn dyers
Layla Saad - Me and White Supremacy workbook
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Ep. 81 - Opadone

Happy 2019 to everyone!


What I've Finished:
Jill made the Ethan the Aviator baby hat by Gabrielle Danskknit in Twist Cotton DK in Cool Mist.  Her Rav page here.  She finished the Charadriiformes cowl by Sara Huntington Burch in Gnarledpaw Proper DK in Pinko, Mrs. Jones and Knit Picks Gloss DK in Grey.  Her Rav page here.  She made a pair of Vanilla is the New Black (Sport/DK) out of Gnarledpaw Super Sport in Electric Melon.  Her Rav page here.  She also made the Picnic shawl by Andree Beddoe in Lisa Souza Deluxe Sock! in Lakeside and Cornflower and Leading Men Fiber Arts Showcase in Barbie's Nighty.  Her Rav page here.  Her last project for the Giftalong was the Check Slouch hat by Triona Murphy from the Knitscene accessories 2012 magazine out of Cascade 220 in Ivory and Mustard and well as Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Briar Heather.  Her Rav page is here.
Jill just finished the Aki Hat by Svetlana Volkova in Lion Brand Jeans in Brand New.  This is her second attempt.  The first one was with Twist Cotton DK.  




Current Fix:
Jill just started the Adventurer Cowl by Ambah O'Brien out of Fishknits Warm Heart in a purple tonal skein and the NorCal Wildflower Hotspots minis (7skeins ~400 yds).

What I'm Jonesing For:
A little late for this holiday, but Jill loves the St. Peter Port Stocking by Anne Hanson.  There are a bunch of toy patterns, including Myrtil Bear by Cinthia Vallet, Liam the Llama by Brenda K.B. Anderson and Steamed Broccoli Florets by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.  She also likes the Betangled Cowl by Jennifer Weissman and the Raspberry Hill shawl by Agnes Kutas-Keresztes.

Re-Ups:
Blizzard Yarns in Vancouver, WA
Amirisu - Issue 17 Fall Winter 2018 - Jill likes the Ryusei cowl by Andrea Mowry and the Paleta sweater by Caitlin Hunter.

Uppers, Downers & Miscellaneous Links:
Knitscene magazine, Spring 2019
Craftsy/Bluprint
Flickr
The Favourite (2018)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Maniac

Monday, December 17, 2018

Ep. 80 - Painful Sexy Dance

Happy Holidays everyone!


What I've Finished:
Jill completed a gnome from the Here We Gnome Again by Sarah Schira using Pagewood Farms scraps.  Her Rav page here.  She also completed Mount Pleasant, a cropped pullover by Megan Nodecker out of Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Azaleas colorway.  She alternated skeins to even out the variegation.  Her Rav page here.





My Current Fix:
Jill is working on the second sock from the Vanilla Is the New Black (Sport/DK) pattern by Anneh Fletcher out of Gnarledpaw Super Sport in Electric Melon.  She is knitting on Charadriiformes by Sara Huntington Burch out of Gnarledpaw Proper DK in Pinko and Mrs. Jones as well as Knit Picks Gloss DK in gray.  She has just started the Ethan the Aviator baby hat by Gabrielle Danskknit out of Twist Cotton DK in Cool Mint.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves the new gnome patterns by Sarah Schira including Gnome Pun Intended and Go Big or Gnome Home.  There are a couple favorite holiday patterns including the Supersize Wreath by Annaboo's House and the Little Christmas Doodad by Melinda Miller.  She likes the Switchback Neckwarmer by Nick Davis and the Stoneham Poncho by Diana Walla.

ReUps:
Big thanks to Melinda for the Vega Wrap pattern by Shara Lambert!



Uppers, Downers & Miscellaneous:
Perfect (1985)
Blue Steel (1990)
Die Hard (1988)
Misery (1990)
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Joy of Cooking lemon bars
Molasses Spice Crinkles from Martha Stewart
Chocolate Brittle Surprise


Monday, December 3, 2018

Ep. 79 - Balls to the Wall

FIFO winners are announced!


What I've Finished:
Jill finished her Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith in Manos del Uruguay and assorted yarns.  It turned out pretty huge.  She's wearing it as a slouchy hat with a faux fur pompom by ffabuknits.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished a Little Dude baby sweater by Andrea Rangel in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes superwash in Noble Heather, Briar Heather and Bittersweet Heather.  Her Rav page here.


Then her first Indie Giftalong project was the Zippertooth Mitts by Clare Lockwood in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering in Turquoise Wonder, Salmon and Goldenrod and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill did a little bit of spinning on the Stick and Stone Fiber Arts naturally dyed brown wool.  She started the Vanilla is the New Black (Sport/DK) in Gnarledpaw Super Sport in Electric Melon.  She also started the Mount Pleasant cropped pullover by Megan Nodecker in Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in Azaleas.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is into the Knit, Around cowl by Claire Slade and the Adventurer Cowl by Ambah O'Brien.  Another advent project she likes is the Vega Wrap by Shara Made.  She bought the Bramble Birds hat pattern by Sara Huntington Burch.  She likes a couple shawls, the Dreaming of Spring Shawl by Leela Frankcombe and the Port Hope Shawl by Brenda Castiel.  Jill is tempted by the new scrap yarn sock blanket, Northeasterly by Melissa Alexander Loomis (host of the Dungeons & Dropped Stitches podcast).  Jill's favorite crochet pattern this time is the Mascot Sweater by Natalia Kononova.  Her favorite novelty pattern is the Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies by Loraine Birchall.

FIFO Winners!:
MaryBeth1199
RamonaFirehorse
Green Hook
sfchick
esalaza
A big thank you to Diane (dptemple) and Brenda Castiel for donating prizes!

Re-ups:
Uneek Fingering
Malabrigo Washted

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Four and Twenty Blackbirds Cookbook - Salty Honey and Buttered Rum Cream Pie.
Creed II (2018)
The Haunting of Hill House
Maniac

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Ep. 78 - Stitches SoCal not Stitches West recap

It's been a busy few weeks!





What I've Finished:
Jill finished the Wool & Honey pullover by Andrea Mowry out of Rowanspun 4-ply.  She also finished spinning 4oz of Goodie Supply Co 80/20 Polwarth Silk in the Its a Mermaid colorway.



My Current Fix:
Jill's working on The Little Dude sweater by Andrea Rangel out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes superwash in Noble Heather, Briar Heather and Bittersweet Heather.  She's also continuing to work on Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith out of deep stash Manos del Uruguay.  She thinks it'll probably be too big.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill was gifted the short row Butterfly/Papillon pattern by Marion Melchior, so she needs to find yarn to use with it!  She also likes the Pheasant pattern by Claire Garland and Bobble Diamond by Pam Powers.

Re-Ups:
Illuminated Knits by Lucy Hague
Hedgehog Skinny Singles in Fool's Gold and Gossip
Wonderland Dyeworks - accidentally said Woodland!
Less Traveled Yarn
Greenwood Fiberworks
Stitches SoCal

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles
The Classics Film Festival in Colombia
Enamorada (1946)
Parque Arvi
Ready Player One (2018)
Hereditary (2018)
Ocean's Eight (2018)
Love, Simon (2018)
Monk Season 2 on Amazon
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix
The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix
Paula Poundstone - There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say
Hugh Howey - Wool Omnibus edition

Monday, October 29, 2018

Ep. 77 - Borderline Pukey

Come to our Stitches SoCal meetup!  Saturday, November 3, from 1-3pm in the Sheraton hotel bar (Charlie's Bar 303 E Cordova St. 91101).  Take a break from shopping and show me what you've made!  Or just say hi in the marketplace.


My Current Fix:
Jill is close to finishing her Wool & Honey pullover by Andrea Mowry out of Rowanspun 4-ply.  She finished the brim of her Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith out of Manos del Uruguay Classica.  She also spun the first half of her Goodie Supply Co Polwarth/Silk braid in the It's a Mermaid colorway.  It was for the Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild spinalong.



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is into the Seaglass and Driftwood sweater by Annie Lupton.  She also likes the cropped crochet top, the Totum Tee by Nomad Stitches.

Re-Ups:
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash for a Little Dude by Andrea Rangel.
Under Dutch Skies BFL/Silk in fluorescent yellow



Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
The Post (2017)
Free Solo (2018)
First Man (2018)
The IT Crowd
Midsomer Murders
The Sinner Season 2.