Sunday, October 14, 2018

Ep. 76 - Full Diaper for a Human Adult

Ep. 76!  More than just knitting this time.



What I've Finished:
Jill sewed a Range Backpack (pattern by Noodlehead) for her Mom's birthday.  She used light canvas purchased at Okadaya in Tokyo, pink quilting cotton from Jo-Ann's, waxed canvas from Fabric Planet, and hardware from Noodlehead.




My Current Fix:
Jill has given up on the Mustard Baby Romper by creativa atelier after it was turning out huge.  She just finished the body of Wool & Honey pullover by Andrea Mowry out of Rowan Rowanspun 4-ply in Temptation.  She also started a Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith out of Manos del Uruguay.  Both of these projects are for the First-In-First-Out craftalong!

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill has a couple crochet patterns in her favorites, including The Coco Boxy Sweater by Cecilia Losada and the "Lotus" blanket in 12 peaks by Natascha Stadter.  There are two free worsted weight shawl patterns: Rumpelstiltskin by Christin Kimsey and Between the Worlds by Doro Winter.  She also likes the new pattern Thanks, It Has Pockets! by Kathleen Sperling.  She is a little bit obsessing over Lucy Hague.

Re-Ups:
Jill got a lovely package from Amy - capeneddicknitter on ravelry, including homemade project bags, a skein of Jaggerspun Green Line Sport in Dark Lilac, and the Maine Knits book by Beatrice Perron Dahlen.
Quaere Fibres self striping sock in Potions Class
Hula Hut Yarns Lotus Sock in Kite



Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Berrylook online store - no link to avoid spam!
Apple Festival at the Portland Nursery
The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Call the Midwife Season 7
The Americans Season 6

Monday, September 24, 2018

Ep. 75 - South West Merino

Ep. 75 is up, and the FIFO craftalong is in full swing!


My Current Fix:
Jill is working on the Mustard Baby Romper by Marta Porcel from the creativa atelier website out of Twist Cotton DK in Cool Mint.  She's run out of yarn so is going to try adding in the same yarn in Blue Sky or Salt and Pepper.  She is working on the yoke of her Wool & Honey pullover by Andrea Mowry out of Rowanspun 4ply in the Temptation colorway.  This is her first project for the First-In-First-Out (FIFO) craftalong.  The craftalong started September 1 and goes through November 31.  Chat for the craftalong here!  Jill also basted her Rugged Trail quilt out of Connecting Threads Yosemite flannel.



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill queued the brioche Berrit hat by Katrin Schubert.  She likes The Vintage Puzzle sweater by Sandra van Scheijndel.  There is a knitalong for the pattern going on on Instagram, #thevintagepuzzlealong.  She's also into the Glorious Cincuenta Cowl by Lisa R. Myers, designed for Manos del Uruguay's 50th anniversary.

Re-Ups:
Sweet Sparrow Yarns
A Verb for Keeping Warm
Twist, Yarns of Intrigue
Fabric Planet
Range Backpack by Noodlehead

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Pann's
Stitches SoCal
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Blindspotting (2018)
Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
Are You the One? on MTV
Castle Rock on Hulu
Horrorstor by Grady Hendricks

Monday, September 3, 2018

Ep. 74 - Distilled Yarn

The FIFO craft-a-long has begun!  No more putting off that long-loved pattern or yarn.  Why Not Now!


What I Finished:
Jill is done with her Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter!  She used Cloudborn Superwash DK in Lavender Heather and Cloudy Skies, Junkyarn DK in Indira and Dragonfly Fibers Traveller in Coleus.  Her Rav page is here.  She completed the Biophilia shawl by Mary-Anne Mace out of MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light in Scarlett. She also made a pair of Knitted Knockers out of Cloudborn Pima Cotton DK in the Taupe colorway.  And her last finished project was the Grow with Me Bonnet by Elena Nodel out of GnarledPaw Proper DK in Horse in a Gray Flannel Suit.



My Current Fix:
Jill is working on the Mustard Baby Romper by Marta Porcel out of Twist Cotton DK in Cool Mint.  She also just cast on for the Wool & Honey sweater by Andrea Mowry from vintage Rowanspun 4-ply wool in the Temptation colorway.  She also did a little more spinning on the Stick and Stone Fiber Arts naturally dyed brown batts.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is looking for baby projects.  The two free baby sweaters she is thinking about are Mabel by Fiona Alice and Wee Cupcake by Taiga Hilliard.  Jill got the Separate Ways pullover by Joji Locatelli, but is not going to cast it on in time for the Joji Fall KAL.  She also bought the Hearth and Millstone collection of cabled sweaters by Bristol Ivy.  She is into quite a few cabled sweaters from the latest Interweave Knits, Fall 2018 including Follins Pond Pullover by Moira Engel, Yarmouth Pullover by Mary Anne Benedetto and the Race Point Pullover by Jenny Williams.

Re-Ups:
Quilt 'n' Things Fiber Arts
Wildfiber
The Knitting Tree LA
Sew Together Stitching Lounge
Altered Stitch
Pompom Quarterly - Ixchel
Range Bag by noodlehead
Danielle Laurenti/Green Illustrations
Yarnderwoman podcast
Sweet Sparrow Yarns

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
The Frozen Ground (2013)
CHIPS (2017)
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Goliath Season 2
mother! - with Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Castle Rock on Hulu
The Mindy Project 
Insecure

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ep. 73 - Spin Their Brains Out

New episode up!  I chat about my progress on everything and announce the dates for the First-In-First-Out craftalong.


What I've Finished:
Jill redid the ribbing on her Fixation hat by Ann Weaver out of Spincycle Dyed in the Wool yarn.  She unpicked the ribbing off of the hat, and knit ribbing back down on smaller needles and a few less stitches.

My Current Fix:
Jill did lots of spinning for Tour de Fleece.  She spun a 3-ply skein of Naturally Stoned Stick and Stone Fiber Arts batts in a naturally dyed brown color.  She has a lot more of it to go!  Jill's been working primarily on her Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter.  She is using Cloudborn Superwash DK in Lavender Heather and Cloudy Skies, Junkyarn DK in Indira and Dragonfly Fibers Traveller in Coleus.  Her Rav page here.  She started the Biophilia shawl by Mary-Anne Mace in Tosh Merino Light in Scarlet.  She bought the yarn to make an Oranje by Ann Weaver, but the yarn bled too much to risk colorwork.




What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves a couple new colorwork sweaters, Ixchel by Catherine Clark from the new pompom quarterly Issue 26 and Lady of the Lake by Kaffe Fassett.  She thinks Sparky the Pig by Cindy Pilon would make a cute felted piggy bank.  She thinks Compass by Buttonnose Crochet would be a great star blanket pattern for her Caron Cakes.

FIFO time!
Jill is planning to make a Wool & Honey by Andrea Mowry for the FIFO CAL!  That is the First-In-First-Out Craftalong, starting September 1.  Find a pattern that you've been meaning to make for years, or stash you've been meaning to work up for years and let's give those oldies some love!

Re-Ups:
Goodie Supply Co - Polwarth/Silk for the GLASG spinalong
Buchanan Fiber Co - cotton sliver and punis
Xerces Society

Uppers and Downers:
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Three Identical Strangers (2018)
Bachelor in Paradise

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Ep. 72 - 70s Kitchen Appliance

Is everyone having a good summer?  Here's a short update from me!


What I've Finished:

Jill did all the finishing on Karen's Frenchie by Sara Elizabeth Kellner out of Cascade 220 in Mustard and Natural.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished spinning a gradient out of Oink Pigments Knotty Fluff in Sunny with a Chance of Peaches, Melon-Choly, Multi-Pass and Gecko Meadow.  She spun 4 oz of a light fingering weight yarn.





My Current Fix:
Jill is trying to spin every day for Tour de Fleece, and her next spinning project is naturally dyed merino batts from Stick and Stone Fiber Arts.  Jill is mostly done with Fixation by Ann Weaver in Spincycle Yarns.  She might be done, or she might redo the ribbing on a smaller needle.  She is also obsessed with her Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter, using Cloudborn Superwash DK in Lavender Heather and Cloudy Skies, Junkyarn DK in Indira and Dragonfly Fibers Traveller in Coleus.  Her Rav page here.



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill's into the Wool & Honey pullover by Andrea Mowry.  She also bought the Here We Gnome Again pattern by Sarah Schira.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Cathedral Park in Portland
Elmer's Pancake House
Zumbo's Just Desserts on Netflix
Eighth Grade by Bo Burnham
Buddies (1985) by Arthur Bressan Jr.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ep. 71 - Inside of the Purge

Ep. 71 is up!


Finished Items:
Jill finished her True Friend pullover by Veera Valimaki!  She used Dream in Color Jilly in Brilliant and MadTosh Tosh Merino Light in Silver.

My Current Fix:
Jill is done with the knitting portion of her knit French Bulldog using the Karen's Frenchie pattern by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.  She used Cascade 220 yarn from her stash.  She is also working on the Fixation hat by Ann Weaver using a kit from Spincycle Yarns purchased at Stitches West 2018.  She is also in the middle of spinning some Oink Pigments Knotty Fluff bumps using the colorways Sunny with a Chance of Peaches, Melon-Choly, Multi-Pass and Gecko Meadow.  She will continue spinning this during Tour de Fleece as part of the Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild team.



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is into the DK weight 3-color shawl, Milu by Tamy Gore.  She likes the summer tee Awelan by Susanna IC from Twist Collective july 2018.  There is an awesome looking crochet blanket CAL, the Karoo Vintage MAL by Jen Tyler.  Jill also likes a couple patterns from the recent Knitscene Fall 2018: the Agatha Shawl by Mone Drager and the Greta Cardigan by Joan Forgione.

Re-Ups:
Cloudborn Pima Cotton DK in Taupe for Knitted Knockers
Cloudborn DK Superwash Merino in Stormy Skies for her Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter.  That might be for the Yarniacs Color of Fall KAL.




Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Lone Pine and Alabama Hills
Manzanar
The Incredibles 2 (2018)
Bao
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Moviepass
Criminal Minds

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ep. 70 - Blobby Man in a Jumpsuit

Ep. 70 is ready!


What I've Finished:
Jill made a tiny little boot from a Style Leather Craft kit she bought at Tokyu Hands in Tokyo.  She found a helpful tutorial for hand-stitching at Martha Stewart.  She used a Dritz silicone Needle Puller and it helped out.  She finished a Mother Bear for the Mother Bear Project.  She used Knit 1 Crochet 2 Paintbox yarn.  She also finished a little pompom cat face using the book by Trikotri.  Jill used Knit Picks Palette yarn for the pompom and eyes from 6060eyes.com.  Her newly translated book is on pre-order from Book Depository.




My Current Fix:
Jill is working on a second cat pompom but still needs to put all the facial features on it.  This one is also in KP Palette.  Her only knitting project is True Friend by Veera Valimaki from the Interpretations Vol. 2 collection.  She is using Dream in Color Jilly in the Brilliant colorway and MadTosh Merino Light in Silver.


What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill's novelty pattern for this episode is Outrage! by Karin Aida.  Her favorite new triangular shawls are the free patterns for the knit Study Hall Shawl by Sarah Schira and the crochet pattern Mindfulness by Elena Fedotova.  She likes the recent colorwork pullover, Guthrie, from Caitlin Hunter.

Re-Ups:
Caron Cotton Cakes, 2 skeins in Hydrangea

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Nailed It! - Netflix