Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ep. 31 - All The Colors

There is a bit of explicit language towards the end.  Apologies!

Finished Items:
Michele has finished her Clincher!  She used Spun Right Round in Trainyard and Knit Picks Stroll Brights in Pucker.  She also finished her Easy Crochet Dishcloth by Cheri Mancini.
Jill finished a Striped Elf Hat by Anna Daku using Lang Mille Colori in fluorescent colors.

Our Current Fix:
Jill was just casting on an Aviatrix baby hat by Justine Turner in her leftover Nerd Girl yarn.  She has been consistently working on her Sophie's Universe by Dedri Uys in Knit Picks Brava.  She is partway through a summer top, the #15 Banded Lace Pullover by Traci Bunkers from the Vogue Spring/Summer 2016 in Cascade Avalon in a light blue color.
Michele is still working on her baby blanket out of Red Heart with Love. The pattern is the Crocheted Starburst Baby Blanket.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele loves this crochet blanket by SymonAngel.  She is debating starting the Katie Earflap Hat by Justine Walley out of Vanna's Choice or maybe knitting a Rikke hat out of her Marigold Jenn yarn.
Jill is looking at silly crochet patterns.  She wants the Creature Feetures book published by Lark Crafts.  She has also downloaded free patterns for the Snoopy Happy Dance Hat by Sarah Zimmerman and the Bumble Hat (Abominable Snowman Rudolf) by Rachel Solberg.  She also likes two new patterns by Justyna Lorkowska, the Close to You shawl (featuring Martin's Lab yarn) and the Ennui shawl from Knitty.

Uppers, Downers and Misc. Links.:
Cole's French Dip
Thrifthick on YouTube (beauty blogger)
Jaclyn Hill (contoured make-up blogger)
Egg Russian Roulette on Jimmy Fallon (link to Bradley Cooper one)
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Inside Number 23 podcast
Sweet Sparrow Knits podcast
Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
LA Conservancy - Last Remaining Seats
Honda HR-V
Sports Museum of Los Angeles

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ep. 30 - Soylent Green Is People!

Ep. 30 - Soylent Green is People!

What We've Finished:
Jill finished a Purl Soho Garter Earflap Hat out of gnarledpaw Proper DK in Mexican Blue Wing Butterfly colorway with a little tiny pompon on top (rav page here).  She made an Adama scowl by Hilary Smith Callis out of handspun from Black Bunny Fibers BFL in Meadows (rav page here).

She made a shawlette for a friend who was moving away using the Evanthe pattern by Corrina Ferguson and gnawledpaw Splendid Sock in Grey Gardens (Rav page here).  She also made a Sitka Spruce hat by tincan knits for Michele's birthday out of Malabrigo Rios in Purple Mystery.

Our Current Fix:
Michele is deciding to rip out her Arrowhead Socks by Renee Leverington in MarigoldJen DK Weight yarn in the Pascal colorway, because she'd rather make the Cowlicious by Nicole Vaughn or the Rikke Hat.  She is getting to the end of her Clincher out of Spun Right Round in Trainyard and Knit Picks Stroll Brights in Pucker (her rav page here).  She is also crocheting a washcloth out of Peaches and Cream cotton yarn in Fruit Punch and the Easy Crocheted Dishcloth pattern by Cheri Mancini.
Jill has gone back to working on her Sophie's Universe crochet blanket out of Knit Picks Brava Worsted by Dedri Uys.  She is more than halfway there.  Her Rav page here.  She also started a baby hat using the Striped Elf Hat by Anna Daku out of Lang Mille Colori Baby in fluorescent colors.
She also started spinning some natural dyed wool to potentially make an Elizabeth Zimmerman Fair Isle Yoked Caridgan, while demonstrating at the Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is loving a couple non-Ravelry items. One is the Angus the Crocheted Gnome on pinterest (aka Cute Crochet Gnome by Amber Simmons on Ravelry), and also the Charlotte Split Brim Slouchy Hat by pixiebell.
Jill wants to knit the Herbarium shawl by Lisa Hannes (maliha designs).  She bought the Sight is Life ebook that will have 8 accessories patterns and 100% of the proceeds go to mission work in Congo for cataracts surgery.

Uppers, Downers and Misc. Links:
Sweet Sparrow Yarns on etsy
#19 Lace and Bobble Tunic Dress by Mari Lynn Patrick
Pantone 2016 Color Report for the Yarniacs Color of Fall KAL
Inara Wrap by Ambah O'Brien out of Art Yarns Milano Fade from Craftsy
Winter Wander shawl by Helen Stewart
The shawl made for me by Colleen (DCKnitter)!:

Inside 23 podcast
Soylent and Soylent Green
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Dance with Dragons by G.R.R. Martin
Gay of Thrones