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