Sunday, February 28, 2016

Ep. 24 - A Beanie for the Planet

Our Current Fix:
Michele finished her Celtic Cabled Beanie by Cecilia Famili!  It looks great out of Knit Picks City Tweed in Blue Blood.  Her Rav page is here.
Jill finished her Kernel scarf by Bonnie Sennott out of Koigu KPM, but still hasn't blocked it.  She also made the Valentin rabbit by Anisbee Anisbee for Lucas out of Caron Simply Soft and Red Heart Super Saver. Her Rav page here.

Michele has cast on a Tyson hat by Robyn Devine out of Red Heart Super Saver Team Spirit in Orange and Black.
Jill's in-progress projects include the Sweet Pea cardigan by Mary Scott Huff in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Peapod, an Eliot-the-Elephant Baby Bib by Justyna Kacprzak in KP Comfy Sport in Sea Foam, and some spinning of Malabrigo Nube fiber in the colorway Candombe.
We also mention the Umbilical Cord Hat by Jennifer L. Jones.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele has been looking at baby sweaters including Cascade by Raya Budrevich (she'll use Red Heart with Love) and the Fuss-Free Baby cardigan by Louise Tilbrook.
Jill likes a couple projects from the Interpretations Vol. 3 collection including Breathing Space by Veera Valimaki and Timeless Henley by Joji Locatelli.  She likes the silly Wonder Warmer pattern by Sick 'Lil Monkeys.  She also likes the Waiting for Rain shawl pattern by Silvia Bo Bilvia. Jill queued the Villi Pohjola baby blanket by Terhi Viinikanoja (in Finnish!)

The Cut Chenille Baby Blanket tutorial from Aesthetic Nest!! I was originally inspired by Grumperina's version.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
The Natural (1984) movie by Barry Levinson
Armada by Ernest Kline
Welcome to Me (2014) movie with Kristen Wiig
The First Bad Man by Miranda July (also check out You Me and Everyone We Know (2005))
Troublemaker by Leah Remini
Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assassin and Oryx and Crake
Northern California Knitting Retreat - April 15-17, 2016
Los Angeles Yarn Crawl - April 14-17, 2016
Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena - May 15-17, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Ep.23 - Singlehood Awareness Day

Our Current Fix:
Michele is still working on her Celtic Cable Beanie.
Jill finished her Alinta Wrap by Ambah O'Brien.  Her Rav page is here.

She used Knit Picks Capretta, Shibui Sock and Decadently Divine Divine Sock.  She's started Kernel by Bonnie Sennot from Knitty, Fall 2009 in Koigu KPPM.  She started crocheting a bunny using the french pattern Valentin by Anisbee Anisbee out of Caron Simply Soft in Cool Green.  She is also knitting the Sweet Pea cardigan by Mary Scott Huff in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Peapod.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele has been obsessed with mandalas.  She likes the ones by CAROcreated Design, her favorites being Overlay Mandala No. 6, Overlay Mandala No. 5, the Coaster in Overlay Crochet and also the Case in Overlay Crochet.
Jill wants to cast on the Kumara Cowl by Francoise Danoy.  She will probably start the Maile Cardigan by Nikki Van de Car as one of the many baby presents she needs.  Michele saw Nikki Van de Car's Baby Cozy and might make it.  Jill went to a lecture/reception for Stephen West and Steven Be at the Knitting Tree LA.  She is now pretty into Parachutey, but likely won't actually knit it.

Uppers and Downers and Misc. Links:
Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld lyrics
LA Cookie Con and Sweets Expo
Pineapple Malibu Rum 
LA Hot dogs:
Canadian Ruffles - Poutine and Loaded Baked Potato
Assorted Canadian snacks here.  Thanks for all the goodies Gen!