Saturday, September 24, 2016

Ep. 36 - About that Bonnet Life

Episode 36 is up!

Finished Items:
Michele finished a couple hats for her friend: the Bubble Hat by Malsen og Mor out of Vanna's Choice in Fern and Kelly Green.  Her Rav page here.  She also made a hat using the Super Soft Merino Hats for Everyone pattern by Purl Soho in Lion Brand Woolspun in Peacock and Moss Mix.  Her Rav page here.

Jill finished her Imagine When by Joji Locatelli in gnarledpaw Boffo BFL in Smash Box.  Her Rav page here.  This is for the Joji Fall Knit-a-Long.  She finally is done with her Banded Lace Pullover by Traci Bunkers in Cascade Avalon.  Her pictureless page is here.  And finally, she made the Beeswax Hat by Amy van de Laar using Anzula Cricket in Toffee. Hers is here.  She is submitting this for the Harvest Hat-a-Long from the Twisted Stitches Podcast and Killtocraft podcast.

Our Current Fix:
Michele is working on the Gather hat by tincanknits out of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Magenta.  Mad Color is the most recent Tin Can Knits collection.
Jill is finishing up the Alyx Bonnet by Caryn Pronty in Berroco Vintage.  She is getting back to work on her Sophie's Universe using Knit Picks Brava Worsted.  Rav page here.

Finally take the time to knit a project that you've been wanting to do for a long time.  First-In-First-Out!  Items are eligible if you're started them after September 15, 2016.  The Craft-a-long will continue through November.  Tell us why your item counts!  We'd prefer if the yarn or pattern has been in "the queue" since before January 2016.
Jill has plans to make the Mesmeric Cardigan by Katy Banks using Knit Picks Palette using colors inspired by the sweater that Keira Knightley wears in Imitation Game.
Michele has been wanting to make the Lune shawl by Miriam Felton for years and might do it for the CAL.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele is loving the bonnets by Balls to the Wall/ Gretchen Tracy, including the Iris Bloom Bonnet, She's a Betty Bonnet, and the Floral Mesh Bonnet (all free patterns!).  She also mentions the Mendia Hat by Ambah O'Brien.
Jill planning on knitting On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg during her vacation.  She loves the new shawl Boon Lay by Asa Tricosa.  She likes the Rain, Rain, Go Away by Laura Reinbach and the Laurel Cardigan by Amy Christoffers from the newest Knitty, Deep Fall 2016.  For all those crazy variegated skeins in your stash, there is the One & Done shawl by casapinka.  She also likes the crochet shawl Heavenly Lemon by Elena Madsen.

Uppers, Downers and Misc. Links:
LA County Fair
La Creme Cafe on Melrose
Twisted Stitches Podcast
Petite Weaver Crafts podcast
Double Knit podcast
Sand and Sea Knitting Guild
Lily Chin
You're a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Classics Reimagined)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Black Hole by Charles Burns
Book Riot
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
gnarledpaw yarns

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Ep. 35 - Bring on the Christmas Carols

We need to get back on a regular schedule!  We had lots to talk about!

Finished Projects:
Michele finished and blocked her Clincher shawl out of Spun Right Round sock yarn in Trainyard and KP Stroll Brights in Pucker.  She also bound off her Rikke hat in Marigold Jen DK, Pascal colorway.
Jill finished her Ravellenic project!  It is the Amille shawl by Emily Ross in Tosh Lace Oceana. Her Rav page is here (needs finished pictures!)

Our Current Fix:
Michele doesn't have anything on the needles!  She is going to find a hat pattern using Lion Brand Lion's Pride Woolspun.
Jill recommends that Michele join the Twisted Stitches Podcast Harvest Hat-a-Long.

Jill is working on the last sleeve of her Banded Lace Pullover by Traci Bunkers in Cascade Avalon.  She is knitting the Imagine When shawl by Joji Locatelli in gnarledpaw Boffo yarn in the Smash Box colorway for the Joji Fall KAL.  Her Rav page here.

What We're Jonesing For:
Michele likes the Silver Screen Hat & Scarf (mainly just the hat) by Paton's.  She likes the Hogwarts House Scarf Bookmarks by Five Little Monsters.  (Jill can't find the exact one, but here's a search of scarf/bookmarks.)  She's into the I'm Lichen This Hat by Gretchen Tracy.

Jill likes the (rascist?) Senor Taco by the DMC Design Team.  Listener Gen (dimsumdumpling) published her first pattern: the Holiday Gifting Minis.  Jill has also favorited a couple shawls: Spotlight by Janina Kallio and Ramble by Andrea Mowry.  She likes the Stranger Things cowl by Mary Annarella.  She's also into the Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer (famous for the Hoodie Shawl Cardigan) out of Qing Fiber.

Uppers, Downers and Misc. Links:
Hope hummus - Kale Pesto
Pacific Opera Project - Abduction from the Seraglio.
Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art by Gene Wilder
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
With Malice by Eileen Cook
salt. by nayyirah waheed
the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace
Hard Edge by Tess Oliver
So That Happened by Jon Cryer
What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Monroe
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Bucking F-ing Dent by David Duchovny
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean
Adaptation (2002) 
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Bosch on Amazon Prime
Jackie Brown (1997)
Point Break (2015)
Swedish Fish flavored creme Oreos