Friday, November 10, 2017

Ep. 57 - FIFO Underway

It took me forever to get around to editing, but finally here's the latest episode!


Finished Items:
Jill made the Pumpkin Mittens by Lumi Karmitsa using Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran, Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in Sunburst Gold and KP Wool of the Andes Evergreen.  She kind of used the numbers from the No Swatch, No Gauge Bulky Mittens pattern by Jean Gifford.



My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on the Summer Vibes shawl by Lesley Anne Robinson out of Queensland Uluru yarn.  She is also still chugging along on the Kusha Kusha Scarf out of Habu Textiles yarns.  She attempted to make some Arne & Carlos birds out of her Goodie Supply Fiber handspun, but her yarn was too heavy.  She'll probably use that yarn to make an Ombre by Chemknits.  Jill is halfway through spinning a 4oz braid of BJS Fiber Creations fiber (50 Merino/ 25 Bamboo/ 25 Silk) dyed by Barbara J. Seeler.  She also quilted her Mustang Quilt and just needs to do the binding!



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is all into pullovers this time around.  She might start the Still Light tunic by Veera Valimaki, maybe out of Imperial Stock Ranch Tracie Too.  She likes the Tabular sweater by Maja Moller from the latest Pompom Quarterly Winter 2017 issue.  She favorited the Felicitas (The Arrow Sweater) by Lisa Hannes.  And she debates a new holiday sweater, the Julgran by Andi Satterlund.

Re-Ups:
WEFF - Southern California Handweaver's Guild
Nicole Frost
Bee Mice Elf
Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio
Lion Brand Mandala
Framework by Norah Gaughan

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Perfect Christmas Jumper by Susan Crawford (Jill's Rav page)
Thy Neighbor's Wife by Gay Talese
Sandstone Retreat
The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerard
LaRocco's Pizzeria
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
The Whole Truth (2016)
Split (2016)
Stranger Things
Rapture-Palooza (2013)
Mindhunter
Dirty John podcast
The Last Bookstore

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ep. 56 - This Is Just Nasty

I had Lisa and Eve as guests this time around!  You might remember Eve from Michele's previous podcast, Skein After Skein.



Finished Items:
Eve had recently finished a crochet basket, that she modified greatly from another pattern.  She made several cute fake fur hats using the pattern Jake and Lizzy by Heidi Yates.  One of her Rav pages is here.  Jill finished a Foxy and Wolfie hat by Ekaterina Blanchard.  She used Cloudborn Superwash DK in orange and cream.

Our Current Fix:
Eve is working on a chemo cap using the Madeline's Cap pattern by Knots of Love.  Lisa is working on a cute little sewn felt animal from Tubby Wubby.  She also showed us her zipper pouch sewn using cork.
Jill is making her way through Summer Vibes by Lesley Anne Robinson out of Queensland Uluru.  She is also still working on the Kusha Kusha scarf using Habu Stainless Steel/Silk and Merino.  She spun up some .5 oz little nests of Targhee/Bamboo/Silk fiber from Goodie Supply Company.  Jill is going to use the handspun yarn to knit up embroidered birds from Arne & Carlos's Field Guide to Knitted Birds.  She also finally basted her quilt!  


What We're Jonesing For:
Jill is into the Lavia pullover by Katrin Schneider.  She bought the pattern for the Zweig pullover by Caitlin Hunter.  She's also into the mix & shake hat by Svetlana Volkova.

Uppers, Downers & Miscellaneous Links:
Kitty Pi by Wendy D. Johnson
Quilty Box
Sewrella - Happy Yarn Mail
Mystery 220 group
Cost Plus World Market
Twin Peaks (2017)
The Good Wife
The Sinner
Jane the Virgin
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Assassin's Creed (2016)
Consenting Adults (1992)
Project Runway
Knott's Scary Farm

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Ep. 55 - Keeping It Real

I hope you're all planning on joining the FIFO craft-a-long!


Finished Items:
Jill finished her Springs to Mind hat by Kino Knits.  Her Rav page here.  She used One Twisted Tree Prime Fingering in Acid Peacock, Leading Men Fiber Arts Showcase in Barbie's Nighty and Malabrigo Sock in Lettuce.  She also finished spinning some Malabrigo Nube fiber in the Candombe colorway. Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill spent most of her time working on the Rhapsody in Cables sweater by Joji Locatelli.  She was using Cascade 220 in 8418.  She also started a fox hat using the Foxy & Wolfie pattern by Ekaterina Filippova-Blanchard.  She was using Cascade 220 in a natural color and Malabrigo Worsted in American Beauty.  She was running out of yarn so is going to rip it out.  She also made it a few rows into the Summer Vibes by Lesley Anne Robinson out of Queensland Uluru yarn in White Sands and Violet Hill



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill likes the Burke cardigan by Bristol Ivy and Front Row Center by Mary Annarella.  She is into a couple shawls: Wiz by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne and Seashells by Xandy Peters.  Her favorite novelty items are the Original Cockatoo Scarf by Nina Fuhrer and the Pumpkin Mittens by Lumi Karmitsa.

FIFO-CAL:
Join the First-In-First-Out craft-a-long with us!  It officially starts October 1st and will go through the end of the year.  Finally give some love to those projects you planned years ago!  Jill is starting the Kusha Kusha scarf out of Habu Textiles Silk/Stainless  and Merino laceweight yarns.

Re-Ups:
Piedmont Yarns
Qing Fibres
Flamingo Flavor by Suzanne Somer
Lolo Did It
Mork Made Fiber Co
Goodie Supply Company
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GoodieSupply


Uppers and Downers:
Voyager Gold Record
The Defenders
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
The Killing (1956)
Pather Panchali (1955)
Casting JonBenet (2017)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Ep. 54 - Statement Pieces

Here's the latest episode!
We'll be starting the First In First Out (FIFO) Craft-a-long starting October 1.  Start looking through your queue or stash for something to make.  Rekindle the romance with a forgotten obsession!


Finished Items:
Jill finished her Dotted Rays shawl by Stephen West out of Apple Tree Yarns in a watermelon gradient. Her Rav page here.

My Current Fix:
Jill is working on Springs to Mind, a hat by Kino Knits using One Twisted Tree Prime Fingering in Acid Peacock, Malabrigo Sock in Lettuce and Leading Men Fiber Arts Showcase in Barbie's Nighty.  She has also started Rhapsody in Cables, an oversized pullover by Joji Locatelli, in Cascade 220 in an eggplant color.



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is thinking about knitting a statement/show stopper sweater.  She loves the #17 Embroidered Yoke Pullover by Laura Zukaite.  She's also into Kells by Lucy Hague.  She bought the pattern for House Dressing, a fingering weight dress by Chantal Belisle.  She also bought two brioche patterns by Lesley Anne Robinson: Rebel and Summer Vibes.  There is also a free pattern for a shawl, Deep Ocean Shawl, by Violet LeBeaux.



Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous:
Harry Potter
An Inconvenient Sequel
GLOW
Watchmen
The Good Wife
Call the Midwife
House of Cards

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Ep. 53 - Competence Porn




Finished Items:
Jill finished her Sous Sous pullover by Norah Gaughan in Malabrigo Arroyo.  She made a Solar Eclipse Coaster using the pattern by Tamara Adams.  She also finished her Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning using Koigu KPM, Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in Honey and Lana Grossa Meilenweit Seta/Cashmere in Red.  Her Rav page here.





My Current Fix:
The only thing that Jill is working on is the Dotted Rays shawl by Stephen West, using yarn from Apple Tree Knits Plush Fingering in Watermelon.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is thinking about making Rhapsody in Cables for the Joji Locatelli upcoming KAL.  She likes the Kitchen Cloth in Mosaic Design by Koharu biyori.  She bought a couple patterns by Ambah O'Brien: Kallara and Lilli Pilli.  She's into the Happy Go Yellow shirt by Cello Knits.

Uppers, Downers & Miscellaneous Links:
Logan Lucky
Brigsby Bear
The Founder
Hannibal
Richard Armitage - maybe he doesn't have a fake nose in The Hobbit!
Project Runway
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
Angels Flight by Michael Connelly
Bosch
Winter Creek Cloth

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Ep. 52 - Muppet Dance

It's the latest episode where I've completed nothing.



My Current Fix:
Jill is still just working on Sous Sous by Norah Gaughan out of Malabrigo Arroyo in Plomo.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill bought the patterns for Parachutey and Dotted Rays - Speckled Fade by Stephen West.  She pre-ordered yarn for the Flamingo Flavor shawl by Susanne Sommer.  She likes the crocheted Lacey Petals Cover Up or Jacket by Erin Petty.  She likes the Palmetto cardigan by Emilia Jensen out of Pom Pom Quarterly Autumn 2017 issue.  Also, the Ballyhoo cardigan by Francesca Hughes from the Stranded Magazine Mild Weather 2017 issue.  Jill is also into the Delmara Shawl by Vanessa Ewing.





Uppers, Downers & Miscellaneous Links:
Qing Fibre
Apple Tree Knits
pins by ShelliCan
Wildfiber Studio
The Knitting Tree LA
Sew Together: A Stitching Lounge
Neighborhood Fiber Co
Michael Levine fabrics
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Dunkirk
Hacksaw Ridge
Defending Your Life
Glow
Wet Hot American Summer
The Keepers
The Good Wife
Girl Group Sound: Lost & Found: One Kiss Can Lead to Another

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ep. 51 - Occasion for Cat Stuff for real this time

Here's the actual Ep. 51!  I full on skipped a major step last time...


Finished Items:
Jill finished her Laura's Leaves shawl by Emily K. Williams.  She used One Twisted Tree Prime Fingering in Acid Peacock.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill is working on her Sous Sous pullover by Norah Gaughan out of Malabrigo Arroyo in Plomo.  She also started her Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning using Koigu KPM in a blue color and Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in Honey.



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill bought the Foxy & Wolfie pattern by Ekaterina Filippova-Blanchard (KatyTricot).  She likes the Soleie A vintage cardigan by Anne B. Hanssen.  She is tempted by the Briocheluscious shawl by Andrea Mowry.  For crochet, she likes The Durban Spice Girls square by Jen Tyler and the Juna the mini unicorn by Little Bichons (as well as her Malo the mini bear).  Jill got the Field Guide to Knitted Birds book by Arne & Carlos.  She really wants to make the embroidered birds for a wall hanging.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Fruity Knitting Podcast
Yarniacs podcast
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Outfest
film festival
God's Own Country (2017)
Hannibal
- with Mads Mikkelsen
Pushing Daisies
Dead Like Me
Wonderfalls
Master of None
The Leftovers
Sherlock
Live from the Poundstone Institute
The Broom of the System
by David Foster Wallace

Jill also drew for the yarn giveaway from Berean Hills Alpaca - the winner was 58r8nity, Cassie!