Saturday, May 28, 2016

Ep. 29 - Hells Yeah, Solvang

Episode 29!  Thanks for listening everyone!

Our Current Fix:
Jill has finished her Route 99 turban by Lee Meredith.  She used Koigu KPPPM and Knit Picks Bare Hare.

Michele has been working on her Crocheted Starburst Baby Blanket.  She pulled out the Clincher by Ash Kearns again!  This is out of Spun Right Round in Trainyard.
Jill asks Michele for advice about her Regina hat by Carina Spencer.  She is probably going to try to find another contrast yarn for her Malabrigo Rios Purple Mystery.  She has started the Adama Cowl by Hilary Smith Callis out of Black Bunny Fibers BFL handspun in Meadows green.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele has lots of hats and cowls that she wants to make!  They include the Drawstring Slouch by Kim Miller, Tara Fair Isle Hat by Country Pine Designs, House Colors Hat by Lion Brand Yarn, and three cowls by Laura Aylor: Tuck, Butterscotch and Brightside.  She also wants to make more Easy Crocheted Dishcloths by Cheri Mancini.  You should join the Annual Dishcloth Swap (Rav group here)!
Jill likes the Scheepjes CAL 2016 "Last Dance on the Beach" crocheted blanket.  It was designed by Marinke Slump and the Scheepjes Bloggers.  She likes the Sweet Seventeen shawl by Katin Schubert.  Despite her hatred of seagulls, she loves the Charadriiformes cowl by Sara Huntington Burch.

Uppers, Downers and Misc.
Sideways (2004)
Franklin Habit
Mission Inn in Riverside
Lovin' the Freebies group on Ravelry
Despondent Dyes
Candy Skein
Liza Souza
Phydeaux Yarns
Loop & Leaf in Santa Barbara
Petite Weaver Crafts videocast
Sweet Sparrow Knits videocast
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009)
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Amish Friendship Bread
Ali Wong stand-up


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Ep. 28 - I'm from Los Angeles

We're back!  We've missed you!

Our Current Fix:
Jill finished a bunch of stuff over the last month.  She made two sets of Knitted Knockers out of Cascade Ultra Pima (Rav page here).  She finished the Stoney Brook Top by Rusty Baker out of Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in the Belmont colorway (Rav page here).  She knit a Bunny Beanie by Noe Knit out of Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton and Red Heart Creme de la Creme for Kimberly from the Twisted Stitches podcast (Rav page here).  She also finished a Peasleeville hat by Melissa LaBarre out of Rowan Lima in the Aztec colorway with a Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan pompom.

Jill is working on an adult Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho out of Gnarledpaw Proper DK in Mexican Blue Wing Butterfly.  She is also working on the Route 99 hat/turban by Lee Meredith from the Stranded Magazine: Warm Weather 2016 in KPPPM in pink and KP Bare Hare. Michele asked about a previous turban and that was the Knit Yourself a Turban (Moss Stitch) pattern.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele wants to be knitting anything!  She recommends Breathing Space by Veera Valimaki for Jill.
Jill has queued Ondawa by Michele Wang from the Brooklyn Tweed 14 Collection based on seeing suskyre's version of it at the retreat.  She is into the Venn cowl by Ella Austin from the Colour and Line collection.  She also finally bought a Northbound Knitting pattern, Diaemus shawl by Lisa Mutch.

Uppers and Downers:
Captain America: Civil War
The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena
Heritage Square Museum
Face Swap

Handel's Ice Cream in Huntington Beach
L.A. County Yarn Crawl
NoCKR and podcasts: 2 Knit Lit Chicks, Yarniacs, Stash and Burn, Double Knit, Hollywood Knitter, Two Ewes Fiber Adventure
Zauberball - Skacel
Leading Men Fiber Arts
A-Major-Knitwork store
Compatto Yarn Salon 
Windsor Fashion