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.