Monday, March 28, 2016

Ep. 26 - Feels for the Acrylic

We're doing a baby craft-a-long!  Join in at anytime, it is casual! 

Finished Items:
Michele has finished-finished her Red Heart Team Spirit Tyson hat.  The yarn softened up a lot with washing.
Jill has finished but needs to sew on buttons to the Maile Sweater by Nikki Van de Car in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Mediumweight - Rare Gems Fire.  She used the leftovers to make the Fleegle's Seamless Saartje Booties by Susan Glinert Stevens (modified version of Saartje's Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn.)

Our Current Fix:
Michele ripped out the Cascade baby sweater she was making and is using the Red Heart with Love in a baby blanket, the Crocheted Starburst Baby Blanket by Sara Rivka.
Jill is working on the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman in Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Starke 6 in the Olivenstrasse colorway.  She spun a bit on her Malabrigo Nube.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele likes the Circle-T Top by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby from the Malabrigo website.  She also likes the Laxo hat by Laura Nelkin.
Jill has queued some shawls: the Evanthe shawl by Corrina Ferguson and the Red Rock Canyon shawl by Romi Hill.  She finally got some MadelineTosh Tosh Lace in Oceana to make the Amille shawl by Emily Ross.  She also bought a couple kits from Willow Yarns (Herrschners!).  One is the Off-the-Grid Stranded Cowl by Alastair Post-Quinn (not on Ravelry!) and the other is the Tartan Mitts and Cowl by Rae Blackledge,which are chevron striped mitts and cowls in two long color repeating yarns.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
New York, New York hotel in Las Vegas
Cafe Jack in Korea Town
Jed's Hard Orange Cream soda
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Armada by Ernest Cline
The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story
This American Life: Too Soon?
O.J. Simpson Ungloved (what!?!)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Monuments Men
Rape of Europa
22 Jump Street
The Exact Moment Ben Affleck Realizes that Batman v. Superman Sucks:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ep. 25 - To the Bone

There's a lot of chatter in this one.  If you just want knitting content, you can say goodbye after the first 30 minutes!


Our Current Fix:
Michele finished her hat!  It was the Tyson Beanie by Robyn Devine in Red Heart Team Spirit.  Her Rav page here.  She also started her Cascade baby cardigan by Raya Budrevich in Red Heart With Love.

Jill made two little Garter Ear Flap Hats (pattern by Purl Soho) out of Nerd Girl Yarns Clever in Met Him on the River colorway.  Her Rav page here.  She's mostly finished the Sweet Pea cardigan by Mary Scott Huff in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Pea Pod.  She's also given up on the Eliot-the-Elephant baby bib pattern.  She's started the Maile sweater by Nikki Van de Car out of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Mediumweight in a Rare Gems - Fire colorway.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is liking colorwork hats.  She loves the Revespor Lue fox hat by Berit Lokken.  She's also into The Force Awakens Hat by Mrs Luedeke LLC.
Jill is into Ningyo, a colorwork cowl, by Thea Eschliman.  She also likes Gocce by Paola Albergamo in the Knitty Spring & Summer 2016.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Keilo Ren - Undercover Boss
Bath and Body Works candles
Glamtwinz on Youtube
Tree Hut sugar scrub
Clarisonic face brush
Rich Eisen running the 40yd dash vs. LaQuan McGowen
Chris Jones "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2016 NFL Combines - I couldn't find a video that wasn't NSFW.  You can do a google search but I didn't want to embed the video!
End of the Tour (2015)
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but also my mom's which I know sounds weird) by Michael Ian Black.
Stone Brewing
hard root beers
Red beers