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!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ep. 51 - Occasion for Cat Stuff

Sorry for any confusion!  I had some problem uploading apparently on Sunday.  The episode will go up later tonight 7/26/17. 

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!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Ep. 50 - Frank Underwood Socks

50 Episodes!  Waahoo!



Things I've Finished:
Jill used the House Baratheon Socks pattern by Avalanche Designs using Socks that Rock Lightweight in Rare Gems-Water.  She also modified the Jayne Cobb Hat Brooch pattern by Eva McDonald to be a bookmark, using sock yarn scraps.  She finished the River Otter by Sara Elizabeth Kellner and sent it off to her friend.  She used Paton's Classic Wool in Taupe and KP Wool of the Andes in Mink Heather.  The little fish is made out of Madtosh Pashmina in Tosh Loves Stephen. Her rav page is here.  Jill finally finished the Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer out of KP Hawthorne Graffiti Speckle and Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Black Pearl.  Her rav page is here.  It took some dedication to weaving in ends, but Jill finished her modification of the Sharkbite Socks by Lara Smoot into fingerless mitts!  She used Cloudborn Twist Fingering yarns in Light Grey and Aqua along with assorted scraps.





My Current Fix:
Jill's only current project is the Laura's Leaves shawl by Emily K. Williams out of One Twisted Tree Prime Fingering in Acid Peacock.  She is entering it into the PALKAL for the Actually Knitting podcast.  She also swatched for Sous Sous by Norah Gaughan out of Malabrigo Arroyo in Plomo.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill has committed to make a Tweed Toad by Sara Elizabeth Kellner by the end of 2017.  She likes the Protest is Patriotic shawlette by nycraft craftivist.  She also likes the Knit Feathers of Canada pattern by Erin Black.

Re-Ups:
Jill received an amazing package from Debbie that included a beezee hat by Katrin Schubert out of Malabrigo Arroyo.  She also received some beautiful fiber as well some skeins of hand-dyed yarn.  There is an adorable project bag by Pearl and Plum.  In fact, we're doing a giveaway over on the Ravelry page of one of the skeins that Debbie dyed!  Her business is Berean Hills Alpacas and the website is at http://bereanhillsalpacas.com.  There were also a bunch of other goodies in the package (including the Sous Sous pattern!).

The package I sent:


The package I received:



Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Knitscene Fall 2017 (not on Ravelry yet!)
Vogue Early Fall 2017
Baby Driver (2017) with Ansel Elgort
Damien Chazelle
Whiplash (2014)
Jaws (1975)
Aero Theatre - American Cinematheque
Masters of Sex
Patriot
American Gods
Bolero (1984)
Moonlight (2016)
Twin Peaks
RuPaul's Drag Race
The Accountant (2016)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Richard Donner  - and event at AMPAS

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ep. 49 - But the Pop Rocks Linger On



Finished Items:
Jill finished her Wonder Warmer by Sick Lil Monkeys out of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo.  Her Rav page is here. She got her swap package sent out, but can't share the projects yet.



My Current Fix:
Jill is soooo close to finishing her Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer.  She is clipping along on a River Otter by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.  There is a KAL in the Rabbit Hole Knits group.  She is using Paton's Classic Wool in Taupe and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Mink Heather.  She also started Laura's Leaves by Emily Williams in One Twisted Tree Prime in Acid Peacock.  Her project page is here.  She is joining in the PALKAL over at the Actually Knitting podcast group with this one.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill might start the Wear a Hug shawl by Kristina Villemaite.  It is a free pattern that you can get by following AnimaKnits on Instagram.  Jill was gifted the Sous Sous pattern by Norah Gaughan.  She is excited to finally make this top!  She likes the sosu mystery KAL 2017 by Susanne Sommer now renamed the Mysteries, She Wrote shawl.  Jill also favorited the Divide pullover by Emily Greene from Wool People 11 and the Ancyra Cowl by Sarah Schira from the Knitty First Fall 2017.  She liked a couple crochet projects, the Oasis Shell by Juliette Bezold from Interweave Crochet Summer 2017 and the Maestrale shawl by Nimhriel.  She also liked the Besjes pullover by Cello Knits.



Uppers, Downers, and Miscellaneous Links:
Purl Soho
The Strand bookstore
The Altered Stitch
So Cal Knits
Momofuku Milk Bar
Russ and Daughters
Wonder Woman (2017)
Jane the Virgin
The Americans
Orphan Black
Sherlock