Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ep. 19 - Ohhh Yeahhh!


It's been three weeks!  We've got tons to talk about!


Our Current Fix:
Michele finished her Lyndhurst Cowl in Bernat Multi-Ply.  Her rav page here.  She also worked on her Black Death shawl by Hoxton Handmade in Lion Brand Heartland.  She's also using Heartland to make a Windschief by Stephen West.

Jill finished all the things!  She completed the Jenica Hoodie out of Cascade Ecological, except for putting on the buttons.  She is trying to "tame the opadoo" with the Indie Designer Gift-a-Long.  Her first four finished projects for the Opadoo are: the Jollyoly Hat by Hanna Maciejewska in MadTosh Pashmina in the Stephen Loves Tosh colorway.  Her project page here.  Her next project was the Persian Curled Toe Slippers by Jenise (Reid) Hope with Knit Picks WotA Superwash in Blackberry (?).  Her slippers here.  Then the Xenon Mitts by Annie Watts in deep stash Lana Grossa Numero Uno Tweed in purple.  Her mitt project page here.  Lastly she knit the Oh Christmas Tree hat by Jenny Wiebe in Cascade 220 in green and natural.  Her hat project page here.

Jill's in-progress projects are the Antrorse pullover by Shannon Cook out of Cascade Eco + and the Aglow shawl by Kristina Vilimaite out of MadTosh Prairie in Candlewick.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is stalking all cabled hats and team color hats.  She bought the pattern for the Celtic Cabled Beanie by Cecilia Fameli.  She'll be using Paton's Classic Wool DK Superwash. She loves the Framed Slouch by Tanis Lavallee.  She found some basic beanies to work with her Red Heart Team Spirit skeins, including the Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho and the Team Beanies by the Yarn Twins.  She even looked at the Go Team Throw by Bobbi Anderson.  Jill showed Michele the Jolly Waves Cowl by Sybil R.

Jill bought the pattern for the Uluru Shawl Collection by Sue Grandfield.  She especially loves the first project with aqua and grey stripes and red edging!  She is into the Sandpiper Shawl by Laura Aylor.  Michele noticed a couple recent Knitty patterns in Jill's queue, the Mishigos cowl by Hanna Maciejewska and the Ribbon Candy Scarf by Xandy Peters.  Jill also wants to make the super cute Koala Cup Cozy by Alexandra Davidoff.  She will purchase either the Inara Wrap or the Alinta Wrap for the first person who responds in the episode thread on Ravelry.  She'll also give away a free pattern from Jennie Santopietro to the first person who replies in the thread.

Uppers and Downers and Miscellaneous:
SuperCross 2016
Rose Bowl Parade (aka Tournament of Roses)
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Master of None with Aziz Ansari
Homeland
The Knick
The Man in the High Castle
Marvel's Jessica Jones
The League
Down Cellar Studio (with Boston Jenn) and the Pigskin Party






Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ep. 18 - Just One Half Though




Our Current Fix:
Jill is very close on her Jenica Hoodie.  She's hoping to finish it by the end of Monday, but doesn't think it'll happen.  She managed to work on her Beechwood Cowl by Melynda Bernardi during a work conference.  She's using Kathmandu DK to match her Beechwood Hat.  She is partway through spinning 70% Oatmeal BFL/30% Silk from Wool Gatherings.  She has 8 oz, and still has 4.5oz of singles still to spin.
Michele is working on the Lyndhurst Cowl in Bernat Multi-Ply in the Highway colorway.  She is using her Lion Brand Heartland to knit the Black Death Shawl


What We're Jonesing For:
Michele just learned of the French Cancan pattern by Mademoiselle C.  She might even use Caron Simply Soft.  She also likes GingerSNAP by Erika Flory.  She is intrigued by the recent Stephen West MKAL, The Doodler.  We then talk about lots of other Stephen West patterns.
Jill has a ton of new patterns that she has bought.  She won the Solaris pattern by Melanie Berg from a Yarniacs Podcast giveaway.  She wants to start the Jollyoly hat by Hanna Maciejewska but her yarn might be too variegated.  She aspires to the Shakespeare in Love sweater by Carol Sunday.  She wants to make Tiong Bahru by Asa Tricosa.  She also loves the #1 Mock-Neck Shift by Brooke Nico from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2015.
Jill tries to talk Michele into the father cables hat by Veronika Jobe.
Flieder hat pattern by Olya Bagi
Danzig by Justyna Lorkowska

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Almighty Opp, an avant-garde(?) puppet show on the corner of Elmwood and Western in Korea Town in Los Angeles.  Here's a write-up about it.

Blipsy Bar

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
International Motorcycle Show
Los Angeles Auto Show

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ep. 17 - Whoever Felt It Dealt It



Our Current Fix:
Jill is only working on her Jenica Hoodie out of Cascade Ecological in dark natural brown.  She has finished the bunny baby booties, using the Animal Friends Felt Baby Booties pattern.  She used Lamb's Pride Worsted, some old handspun and Cascade 220.  Her Rav page is here.
Michele will continue her old projects but has lost interest.  She will start the Braided and Broken Wrap by Cre8tion Crochet in Lion Brand Heartland.  She is also going to start the Lyndhurst Cowl in Bernat Multi-ply in grey/yellow/black.



What We're Jonesing For:
Michele has been looking at cowls.  She is looking at the Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho.  Another free crochet pattern is the Forest Fog cowl.  She likes the Katniss Cowl by Kahi Dahls.  (There are a ridiculous amount of different takes on this pattern out there.  Just search Katniss to find them all.).  She likes how Outlier by Laura Aylor looks like a shawl, but is a cowl.  She loves but will never make the Pop Blossom Cowl by Thea Eschliman.  There is also a hat pattern of it.

Jill is obsessed with a bunch of different patterns.  She loves the DC superhero christmas ornaments by Lexie Bryan. She also bought the Oh Christmas Tree hat by Jenny Wiebe, and the pattern purchase goes to a good cause.  She thinks Waverleaf by Faye Kennington would be a good stash busting project.  It may also be a pattern that is part of the Indie Design Gift-a-Long.  (Check out that group!  The Gift-a-Long starts November 19 and runs through the end of the year.)  A pattern that will definitely be part of the Gift-a-Long is the Persian Dreams Worsted weight blanket by Jenise Hope.  There is also the Venus Cowl by Alexandra Davidoff which would be great for a gradient yarn.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous:
Family Feud with Richard Dawson on Buzzr.
See's Candies
Socksstreet's ravelry page
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Honey Baked Ham

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Ep. 16 - Hello to our Come-Backers


Happy Halloween weekend!



Our Current Fix:
Michele has been totally sick and has made zero progress on anything.  Jill finished her Downton Pullover for the FIFO CAL!  She also made the Beechwood Hat by Melynda Bernardi from the Midwestern Knits book.  Her Rav page here.  She has started the matching Beechwood Cowl in Queensland Collection Kathmandu DK in a peachy taupe tweed.  She's also started some Animal Friends Felt Booties from Fiber Trends.  She is making the bunny booties out of Lamb's Pride Worsted in Grey Heather.



What We're Jonesing For:
Jill once again picked something by Ambah O'Brien, the Inara Wrap.  She gets Ambah confused with Melanie Berg, who she also loves.
Michele has found her Knit, Swirl! book and is interested in Copper Collage, Strato Sphere and Shades of Grey.

The First-In-First-Out Craft-a-Long is done!  We've drawn for prizes, so listen to the show to find out if you've won.  Contact Jill (nodice), if you're a winner!

Waist Enhancement:
Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles frozen waffles.  There are 6 locations in Los Angeles.  The restaurant webpage is here. We heartily recommend the restaurants.  Michele is very into the frozen waffles and Jill likes them.
Aunt Kizzy's Back Porch has closed!  They are looking for a new location. 
Another Los Angeles restaurant we'd recommend is Philippe's downtown.
Whataburger in Texas

Uppers, Downers and Miscellany:
Detective podcast
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Joel Osteen
Chalene Johnson podcast
The Fat Squirrel Speaks

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Ep. 15 - Not to Be Judgy

Ep. 15 - Not to Be Judgy

  

Our Current Fix:
Michele is chugging along on her Saturn Sweater.
Jill is working on the second sleeve of her Downton Pullover.  She has also finished her Hellebore Shawl, which is a test knit for Susie White of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin podcast.  She used the Wolle's Color Changing Cotton in Malachite.  She is planning on starting the Beechwood Cowl by Melynda Bernardi

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is into crocheted pouches.  She likes the Honeybee Waffle Clutch by S. Maugard and also the Handy Cotton Pouch by Melissa Hills from kpixie/ Midnight Knitter.
Jill is loving shawls by Kristina Vilamaite shawls including Seeds to Flowers shawl and Aglow.
She also loves the Summer Mosaic Afghan by Julie Yeager.  It was a mystery afghan project, but is now for sale all together.

Uppers and Downers:
Sophie's Universe - Genevareclaimed's Micro Sofie.
Favorite patterns for Wolle's Color Changing Cotton: Holden shawlette and patterns by Mindy Ross, including Dangling Conversation.
Stone Brewery
Temecula wine tastings
Stuffy's II and the giant cinnamon rolls!




There are still almost two weeks left in our Craft-a-long!  Get your projects posted in our group thread before we lock the thread on Nov 1!

We are giving away a skein of Unwind Yarn Company yarn and a pattern to a participant in our group to celebrate surpassing 1000 members in our Ravelry group!  The winner was chosen at random from our participants, and it was RosehipChick who is Hanna from Tasmania!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Ep. 14 - If You See Something, Say Something

Ep. 14 is up!

We haven't done any knitting but always have stuff to talk about!

Our Current Fix:
Michele is working on her Saturn Pullover when not hating her coworkers.  Jill has been distracted by her apartment move but is still working on her Downton Pullover.

Jill's stash yarn in transition:


What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is looking at all football themed patterns.  Her new favorites are Scoreboard by Michelle Hunter (in Denver Cowboy colors, of course) and Lil' Football by Lorraine Pistorio.
Jill is liking the Secret Garden shawl by Alana Dakos.  It is only available as a kit so far.  She also really likes the Alinta Wrap by ambah.  She is stalking the Plucktober thread for discount codes.  She'll also be starting the Hellebore Shawl soon as a test knit for Susie White (her project page here with little information).

Waist Enhancement:
Cookies and Cream Oreos
Pumpkin Spice Oreos

Uppers and Downers:
Fred Pryor excel seminars with ____ Muhammed
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution 
The Murder of Fred Hampton

Other Links:
Ken Burns
American Experience - Walt Disney on PBS
Llama Amigurumi by Julie Chen
Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal
The Mindy Project - is actually now on Hulu (not Netflix)

The FIFO craft-a-long is extended to October 31!  You've got plenty of time!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Ep. 13 - Take That A-Loose

Ep. 13 is up!


We've extended the First-In-First-Out Craft-a-Long deadline until October 31!  Get those projects in!

The Cat Burglar sweater (this is for my crazy cat lady costume a few years back):



Our Current Fix:
Jill has finished her 22 Leaves Shawlette for her coworker.  (no pictures here because Flickr hates her and won't let her embed pictures...)  She is still cranking along on her Downton Pullover.
Michele has worked a little bit on her Clincher, but has mostly been swatching and starting her Saturn Sweater.

What We're Jonesing For:
Jill bought the latest pattern by Joji Locatelli, Recoleta.  She also enjoys the beezee hat by Katrin Schubert, a 2-color brioche hat and the Jasmine scarf by Purl Soho.
Michele is loving the Sexy Vesty by Teresa Gregorio, the Fremont Market shawl by Danielle Morgan, and the Steamed Broccoli Floret pattern by Sara Elizabeth Kellner and especially chalklegs's version of it.

Uppers and Downers:
The Americans  on FX
Star Wars fabric at JoAnn's

Other things mentioned:
Ferocious Briocheous by Stephen West
Askews Me Hat by Stephen West
Baktus by Strikkelise
Mosaic Yoke Jacket by Veronik Avery
Carlos Danger Name Generator
Empire Burlesque
Stephen Sondheim's Assassins

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Ep. 12 - It Was In Tents

Episode 12 is live!



Our Current Fix:
Michele is stiiilll knitting on Clincher.  She has swatched for the Saturn Sweater.
Jill is close to finishing 22 Leaves Shawlette and is 8 inches into her Downton Pullover.  They are both for the FIFO CAL.  She finished her Spun Right Round BFL in Koi.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is looking at washcloth patterns to make for her coworkers.  Circle Point Washcloth by Glamour4You is a good candidate.  It is the crochet version of the Almost Lost Washcloth pattern.
Jill is wanting to make all the things.  She is looking at Joji Locatelli patterns for the Joji Fall KAL.  She might make the Jenica Hoodie in Cascade Eco +.  Or maybe buy the Imagine When shawl pattern.  She wants to make Merrick, the Elephant Man soon.  He is disgusting and adorable.  She has also been loving the new Vogue Fall 2015.  Her favorites are the #05 Seamless Cap by Audrey Knight, #12 Cocoon Vest by Theresa Schabes and the #26 Segmented Shawl by Michael Dworjan.

First-In-First-Out Craft-a-Long:
We have some prizes for the CAL!  We will have a copy of the Wild Goose Shawlette by Paula Emons-Fuessle to give away.  (She gave us a copy to review, not to test, I mispoke!).  Also, a pattern of your choice from Olga Wedbjer Rambell (O-Knit).  Or a pattern of your choice from Marlene Sigel (mkarylknits).

Random other stuff:
The Bacon Jams
Bachelor in Paradise
Musk Sticks - want to make your own?:

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ep. 11 - The Californians

Michele and Jill talk about what streets they took to get to the podcast.


Our Current Fix:
Jill finished her Redfish Dye Works 80/20 Merino/Silk 2-ply spinning:
She is now onto a 4oz braid of Spun Right Round BFL in the Koi colorway.  She has started the colorwork section for her Downton Pullover.  Her Rav page here. She cast on for the 22 Leaves Shawlette in MadTosh Merino Light in Coquette for her coworker.
Michele has only been working on her Clincher with Spun Right Round sock yarn.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is still working on finding her crochet sweater project for the FIFO craft-a-long.  She found the magazine that has the Stripey Spring Cardi by Mari Lynn Patrick.  She also bought Knit Picks Swish DK for the Saturn Sweater by Linda Permann.
Jill has a few new sweater favorites.  She likes the Dark Rainbow Sweater by Emma Welford from the knit.purl Fall/Winter 2015 magazine.  She loves but probably won't make the Painted Desert poncho by Carol Sunday.  Colorwork poncho!  She's queued the Yellow Gold Pullover by Linda Marveng in the Interweave Fall 2015.

Come join us for our First-In-First-Out Craft-a-long!  Pick a pattern or yarn that you've been wanting to work with for a long time but keep putting off!  We started the CAL on August 1 and will be going until October 1.  Plenty of time to get a project started and finished!


Uppers and Downers:
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
BMW I8
Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Anna Akana videos
Coconut Coffee 
Transparent on Amazon streaming
Project Runway on Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance on FOX
Yarnderwoman podcast

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ep. 10 - Fall 2012 in the House

Episode 10 is up!


Gross roommates, James Bond and some knitting!

That is my side of the tiny dorm room on the left, and her side on the right.  Taken from different angles.

Our Current Fix:
Jill has finished the Kitefish Shawlette by Leah Coccari-Swift.  Her Ravelry page is here, but she needs pictures!
She tried swatching for Oblique Motion by Jennifer Thompson in Knit Picks Stroll.  She also swatched for Leif by Nick Davis in Gnawled Paw Splendid Sock.  She realized she didn't have enough Palette for her Paper Dolls pullover.  But she finally started the Downton Pullover by Amy Keefer from the Interweave Knits Fall 2012 magazine in Knit Picks Capretta in Pesto and KP Bare Hare.
Michele has finished two Easy Crocheted Dishcloths from the pattern by Cheri Mancini in Sugar 'n' Cream and Peaches 'n' Cream cotton.  She also made a hat from the Vanna's Tapestry in Peru using the Easy Slouchy Hat pattern.  Her Rav page is here.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is making plans for the Saturn Sweater by Linda Permann from Interweave Crochet Fall 2012 out of Knit Picks Swish.  She could also do the Bistro Shawlette for the Craft-a-long.
Jill doesn't have anything she's jonesing for after all that swatching.

Join us for our First-In-First Out Craft-a-long!  It started on August 1, and will run until October 1!

Uppers and Downers:
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Michele's favorite new board games:
Sheriff of Nottingham
Pandemic
Dixit
Dead of Winter

Fear the Walking Dead
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Edge of Tomorrow
Knight and Day
Rock of Ages movie
Top Gun 2

Other Links:
Annual Dishcloth Swap - you have until August 28!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ep. 9 - Musk



We have finished things!  And discuss different cultural tastes.  There is one swear word and talk about hyena anatomy.  Children, beware.


Acquisitions:
Jill bought a surfing cat project bag from BirdLegBags.  Michele bought a bunch of acrylic from Jo-Ann's including Red Heart with Love and Vanna's Choice Tapestry.



Our Current Fix:
Jill has finished her Hitofude Cardigan!  Her Rav page here.  She also started and finished her Aurelia Cowl by Hilary Smith Callis out of Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn.  She needs to have modeled Fall pictures taken of the cowl.  She has been continuing on her Sophie's Universe CAL blanket and still spinning the Red Fish Dye Works Merino/Silk roving.
Michele has woven in the ends on her Mielie Vest.  She also started and finished the Hadley Button Slouch Hat by Justine Walley in Red Heart Fiesta.  She is working on her Clincher again too.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele has been buying up all of Justine Walley's hat patterns.  Her etsy shop is here.
Jill is going to start the Kitefish Shawlette by Leah Coccari-Swift in Madtosh Sock in Cosmic Wander Dust if she can decide on a contrast color.

First In First Out Craft-a-long:
The Craft-a-long will be starting August 1 in our Ravelry Group!
Jill is thinking about making either the Sleeveless Tuxedo Shirt by Theresa Schabes or the #11 Flowered Belt Camisole by Mari Lynn Patrick.  Or maybe the Beatnik by Norah Gaughan.
Michele is thinking about the Stripey Spring Cardigan also by Mari Lynn Patrick, which is a crochet cardigan.  Or maybe she'd use some yarn from Unwind Yarn Company for a shawl.

Uppers and Downers:
Michele is so excited about the new Harper Lee book, Go Set a Watchman.  There is also a new Judy Blume book, In the Unlikely Event.  And coloring books for adults! Such as, the Secret Garden book.
Jill started reading The Martian by Andy Weir.  She is listening to Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat by Hal Herzog.
Musk Lifesavers


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Ep. 8 - Bastille Day

Join us to talk International holidays and more!


Our Current Fix:
Jill is almost done working on the Hitofude Cardigan. She is moving forward on her Melody Miller Mustang Quilt.  There are lots of problems with the pattern given that she is a beginning quilter.  She is also spinning some 80/20 Merino/Tussah Silk from Redfish Dyeworks.
Michele wasn't sure if she was done with her Mielie vest, but has decided it doesn't need pockets.  It is now done except for putting on the snaps, weaving in the ends and blocking.

Michele's new Red Heart Fiesta yarn (the orange one)!


What We're Jonesing For:
Michele loves the Safety Scarf by Stephen West and wants to make it in the same colors.
Jill is still thinking of the Colors of Fall KAL, and is thinking about either the Oblique Motion by Jennifer Thompson or the Aurelia Cowl by Hilary Smith Callis.

The First In First Out Craft-a-Long:
We'll be starting a craft-a-long on August 1.  It's time to rekindle the flame with your first queued patterns/stashed yarns, etc!  Justify why your project meets the requirements.  It doesn't have to be your very first queued or favorited pattern, but it should be an early one.

Uppers and Downers, etc:
Oink Pigments
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Game of Thrones on HBO
Paper Towns by John Green
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
Anita (2013) - Anita Hill documentary

As always, find us on Ravelry as nodice (Jill) and photospice (Michele) or on Instagram as nodice11 and photospice75.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ep. 7 - Do What the Pattern Says

Ep. 7 is up!  Lots of food talk.


Our Current Fix:
Jill is past the sleeves on her Hitofude cardigan.  She is still loving her Sophie's Universe CAL blanket.  She started cutting fabric for the Mustang Quilt by Melody Miller.


Michele is working on the button bands of her Mielie Vest.  She is frustrated with it, but is making progress!

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele wants to make a crocheted blanket out of Red Heart Super Saver.  She loves these color combinations at The Crochet Crowd.
Jill is trying to find yarn in her stash to match the Pantone 2015 Fall colors for the Yarniacs Podcast Colors of Fall KAL. If her Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool matches Dried Herb she might make a Sprig pullover by Alana Dakos.  She also wants to make the 6" Yin Yang Paisley Dish.

Uppers and Downers:
Papa Cristos
Mom on Pop podcast
Yarnderwoman podcast
Call the Midwife TV show
BuzzFeed videos



Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ep. 6 - Do You Know Cat's Cradle?

Join us for Episode 6!


Our Current Fix:
Michele is almost done with her Mielie Vest by Hilary Smith Callis.
Jill is working on the Hitofude Cardigan (her Rav page) by Hiroko Fukatsu in KP Lindy Chain in Blush.  She is also on Round 32 of Sophie's Universe CAL.  She has finished her Cerise Curl by Hunter Hammerson, her Rav page is here.  She finished spinning her Imperial Stock Ranch 2-ply yarn.  She also made a cowl for Michele's birthday out of Malabrigo Worsted and Target Handmade Modern yarn.  She used the Whale Watch Hat pattern and modified it for thicker yarn and to make it a cowl.



What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is pretty obsessed with the Ugly Duckling sock pattern.
Jill is admiring the Grace Clutch by Julie Grantz LeFrancois from KnitScene Accessories 2015.  She also likes the Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith.

We drew winners for the two contests!  Lizardbabies was the winner of the project bag for helping Michele decide on a color of yarn for her Impression Vest.  Craftyland was the winner of the Handmade Modern yarn and project bag for our Target yarn contest.

Uppers and Downers:
Jill really enjoyed Mad Max: Fury Road.  She also read The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell.  It is an amazing behind-the-scenes look at The Room.  In the same vein, she recommends the R. Kelly masterpiece, Trapped in the Closet.
Michele loved Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Episode 5 - Hey Crazy Town

Lots of knitting happening, and finally a Finished Object!


Jill went to the Valley Ford Wool Mill wool fest last weekend. She bought some BFL roving from BeesyBee Fibers. Right after podcasting she saw an ad for that Etsy shop and now she suspects that her computer is listening to every thing she says.  She also bought BFL roving from Bee Mice Elf at the Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild meeting.  Also (!) she received her yarn from Gnarled Paw for the Leif shrug kit.

Our Current Fix:
Jill finally finished her Crazy Stripes Tee!  She is still working on her Cerise Cowl.  She also is starting her Hitofude cardigan out of Knit Picks Lindy Chain.  She is about to ply some Imperial Stock Ranch roving.

Michele is almost done with her Mielie Vest.  She hasn't touched her Clincher.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is obsessed with Jane Richmond and her Georgia cardigan.  She is in love with the Fleur Cardi by Svetlana Volkova as well as the rest of the Summer Spirit collection (20% until June 1!)

Jill has been trying to find a project for the Hand Made Modern yarn that Michele challenged her with.  Some potential patterns are: Ombre by ChemKnits, Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Bonnet by Tamara Kelly and the Windsor Hat by Karie Westermann.  Michele thinks she might use the Heart Fingerless Mitts pattern for her Target yarn.  Comment on the thread with another pattern idea and win your own set of yarns and a project bag.

Help Michele decide which color of KP Wool of the Andes to buy for her next vest project!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Episode 4 - I Don't Mean to Interrupt

Episode 4 is live!


Current Fix:
Michele is still working on The Clincher by Ash Kearns and the Mielie Vest by Hilary Smith Callis.  Jill is still working on the Crazy Stripes Tee by atelier Al-fa and the Cerise Curl by Hunter Hammerson.  They are really going to try to get stuff finished for next time!  And maybe participate in the Knit Girllls Stash Dash.

Hand Made Modern Yarn at Target 


What We're Jonesing For:
Jill is thinking about summer tops.  She might make the Hitofude Cardigan out of Knit Picks Lindy Chain.  She also loves Tracery, Marbore and Arc from the Berroco Norah Gaughan collections.  She also bought a kit from Gnarled Paw yarns for Leif.
(Maybe a potential pattern giveaway next time?)

Michele is obsessing over her upcoming Impression Vest and which Knit Picks yarn she is going to use for it.

Uppers/Downers:
Interweave Summer 2015
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
The Martian by Andy Weir
Game of Thrones

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Episode 3 - Postponed by Grossness

Lots of traveling chatting before the knitting content.  Knitting starting around 15 minutes in.  So sorry for the delay guys!  We'll try to stay on schedule!


Current Fix:
Michele hasn't been knitting much but is still working on her Mielie Vest by Hilary Smith Callis and Clincher by Ash Kearns.

Jill is working on the Crazy Stripes Tee by atelier Al-fa in Malabrigo Sock.  She also started a Cerise curl from the Curls book by Hunter Hammerson out of Araucania Atacama.  She is also four clues into the Sophie's Universe CAL blanket out of Knit Picks Brava.

What We're Jonesing For:
Jill has picked some vest patterns for Michele's next project.  She suggests the Impression Vest by Meghan Jones, Napoleon by Berroco, Sexxxy Librarian by Lilith Ubbelohde, Loro Vest by Cirilia Rose and the Vine Lace Vest by Cecily Glowik MacDonald.  Michele is most excited about the Impression Vest.

Jill is obsessing over complicated shawl patterns.  She has some Madtosh Merino Light she just purchased to make Oceania by Kieran Foley.  She is also still thinking about making Fox Paws by Xandy Peters in Knit Picks Palette.

Highs/Lows (Uppers and Downers?):
We mentioned some books.  Sea Biscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller for Jill.  In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larsen, The Martian by Andy Weir for Michele.

The KnitScene styling we mentioned:

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Episode 2 - Homey Don't Play That


We are not always family friendly, so listener beware if there are children present!  A couple s-words this time around...




Our Current Fix:
Jill just finished up her skirt using the New Girl pattern by Allyson Dykhuizen in KP Wool of the Andes Sport.  She has also finished the Pressed Leaves pattern by Alana Dakos in Madtosh DK.  Her Ravelry page for it is here.  She has swatched for and is going to cast on the Crazy Stripes Tee by atelier alfa in Malabrigo sock.

Michele is making good progress on her Mielie Vest by Hilary Smith Callis.  Her Rav page for it is here.  She is still working on her Clincher, using the pattern by Ash Kearns and Spun Right Round Snappy Socks.

What We're Jonesing For:
Jill wants to make True Friend by Veera Valimaki and the Sophie's Universe CAL blanket by Dedri Uys.  She has yarn for both already!  She is also thinking about her first Curl (from Curls by Hunter Hammerson).

Michele is still lusting for the Calligraphy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig.  She also wants to make the Miranda sweater by Josee Paquin.

Other Things Mentioned:
Wil Wheaton and Table Top.  (When I said The Stand, I really meant It!!  Too many Steven King movies! - Jill)
Stefanie Japel's Boobholder mini sweater.
Stephen West's Garter Squish blanket.
Ukrainian Tiles blanket by Margery Winter
Erik Larson books.

We are now on iTunes!  


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Skein Enable Ep. 1 - Our first episode!

In this episode, we introduce ourselves!  A little bit shorter than our usual episodes will be.  This episode is family friendly, but we can't promise that we will be in the future.  We will denote if an episode is explicit. 


Our Current Fix:
Michele is working on the Clincher scarf/bandanna by Ash Kearns out of Spun Right Round Snappy Socks in Trainyard.  Her Ravelry page is here.

She is also working on the Mielie Vest by Hilary Smith Callis out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed in Forest Heather.  Her Ravelry page is here.


Jill just finished the Wendell Holmes shawl by Corrina Ferguson out of Wolle's Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton in colorway Maroons II.  Her Ravelry page is here.
She is working on New Girl skirt by Allyson Dykhuizen out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in Dove Heather and Sprinkle Heather.  Her Ravelry page is here.  She is knitting them for the Holla Knits! KAL.  She previously made the Bombshell shorts  for the KAL.



What We're Jonesing For:
We didn't talk about this in this episode, but we will in the future!

Other things we talked about:
Naughty or Nice boot toppers by Sara Peterson
Traveling Stitch Leg Warmers by Lisa R. Myers

Thanks for listening!

We're working on iTunes and a Ravelry group.  Stay tuned!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hi everyone!  This is our first post!  Everything is still in flux, so there will be some changes happening to this website.  We will soon get our episodes up on iTunes!