Sunday, January 31, 2016

Ep 22 - The Newspeeper

Our Current Fix:
Michele has been working on her Celtic Cable Beanie by Cecilia Fameli in Knit Picks City Tweed in Blue Blood.
Jill finished some handspun yarn.  She spun 8 oz of woolgatherings 70% Oatmeal BFL / 30% Silk fiber into a 2-ply DK.

Jill has been working primarily on the Alinta Wrap by Ambah O'Brien in KP Capretta Cream, Decadently Divine Sock in Speckled Egg, Shibui Sock in a raspberry color.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is looking at blankets.  She mentions the Peacock Pretty Blanket by kraftling, also the Daisy Afghan, Surf City Beach Blanket, and Plum Throw, all by kraftling.  She's also been looking at hot water bottle cover, including the Hot Water Straitjacket by brella, Bee Cozy by Melissa Kelenske, Winterberry by gluecksfisch, Budding Branches by Kendra Nitta, and Simply Seamless Cozy by BacoKnitter Designs.
Jill has some favorites including Nancy Merchant's new brioche cowl pattern Bonfire and the Moose Sweater by Lone Kjeldsen.  She also really wants to make the Aumangea Pullover by Francoise Danoy and the Lemon Whimsy Hat by Sara Setters.

Uppers, Downers and Misc. links:
Honda Pioneer
Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Knotty Gnome Crafts
Trader Joes Soft & Juicy Mandarins
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Debus III
Michael Fassbender:

From X-Men Days of Future Past: (Fassbender, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy)

The Ben Stiller Show
twisted stitches podcast
Homemade onion powder- Instructables tutorial
Peggy Sweater by Sarah Hurwitz in the Spring 2016 Knitscene
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution on PBS Feb. 16.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Ep. 21 - YASSSS!

Our Current Fix:
Jill is back to crocheting her Sophie's Universe CAL blanket in Knit Picks Brava Worsted.  Her Rav page here.  The pattern page here.
(Picture from before she picked it up again)
Michele finished her Chai Beanie by Claire Devine.  She used Lion Brand Woolspun in Peacock and Moss Mix for the pom pom.  Hers is here.  She is going to start a Ducks team color hat using the Purl Soho Classic Cuffed Beanie.
Jill finished her Wild is the Wind hat by Lee Meredith in Plymouth Taria Tweed in dark green.  She also made a hot water bottle cover using the Haworth pattern by Julie Zaichuk-Ryan.  She used Patons Classic Wool in Moss Heather, just about a skein.  She almost made the Hot Water Platypus pattern or the Cozy Bottle by Hinke.
Michele is working on the Celtic Cable Beanie by Cecilia Fameli using Knit Picks City Tweed DK.  Her project page here.

What Jill Is Jonesing For:
Jill is going to cast on the Alinta Wrap by Ambah O'Brien soon using KP Capretta, Shibui Sock and Decadently Divine Decadent Sock SW.  She'll enter that in the Yarnderwoman striped shawl KAL.  She might start Velma by Allyson Dykhuizen for the Holla Knits KAL starting Feb 1.  She has a few new silly favorites, the Manta Ray Family by Kristin Maw and the Kinky Karrrot by Julie Lucas.  She also likes the new Cabled Knit Cardigan by Patons for all her potential baby knitting.  She joined the 2 Knit Lit Chicks KAL.

Uppers and Downers:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Armada by Ernest Cline
Luckiest Girl in the World by Jessica Knoll
Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Shoeless Joe by W.P Kinsella
The Natural by Bernard Malamud
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini
Making a Murderer on Netflix
Paradise Lost documentaries on HBO
Portlandia Nerd PSA

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Ep. 20 - Not Too Late for Jack Fruit Chips

Our Current Fix:
Michele finished her Windschief by Stephen West in LB Heartland.  She frogged her Saturn Sweater and Eisblume Beanie.
Jill frantically finished all her Giftalong patterns!  She made the Endira Necklace by Cassie Castillo, her page here.  She finished the Dashing Dachshund by Ella Austin in KP Palette (page here).   Her favorite project from the GAL was her Aglow shawl out of MadTosh Prairie.  (Rav page)  And finally, the Antrorse sweater by Shannon Cook.  Project page here.  She also finished a few small projects. She made a Heisenberg Cup Cozy by Alexandra Davidoff, hers here.  And a Jolly Wee Elf by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea.  Jill's in Galway Sport here.

Michele needs a Supercross beanie so started a Chai hat by Claire Devine in Lion Brand Woolspun.  Her page is here.  She is also still working on her Black Death shawl.  Pattern here, project page here.
Moments before podcasting Jill finished the Beechwood Cowl by Melynda Bernardi.  She's swatching Taria Tweed yarn, and will either cast on Chutes, and also Ladders by Alex Tinsley or Wild is the Wind by Lee Meredith.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is still obsessed with beanies!  The one she tracked down from Instagram is the Gespeg hat by Ariane Caron-Lacoste. She also likes a couple brioche hats: Vintage Prim by Andrea Mowry and Candy Leaves by Raina K.  She likes the lacey hat, Mina by Ela Torrente.  And a couple cabled hats:
Gemstone Hat by Olya Bagi  and the Bray Cap by Jared Flood.
Jill chimed in again with the beezee hat by Karin Schubert.  She also loves the Chance of Snow cardigan by Elena Nodel.  She loves the Laura's Leaves shawl by Emily K Williams.  Also the Beeswax Hat by Amy van de Laar.

Harry and David
River Dance
Bird Pick
Fleegle Beader
Trader Joe's Tournament of Roses float.