Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ep. 49 - But the Pop Rocks Linger On

Finished Items:
Jill finished her Wonder Warmer by Sick Lil Monkeys out of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo.  Her Rav page is here. She got her swap package sent out, but can't share the projects yet.

My Current Fix:
Jill is soooo close to finishing her Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer.  She is clipping along on a River Otter by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.  There is a KAL in the Rabbit Hole Knits group.  She is using Paton's Classic Wool in Taupe and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Mink Heather.  She also started Laura's Leaves by Emily Williams in One Twisted Tree Prime in Acid Peacock.  Her project page is here.  She is joining in the PALKAL over at the Actually Knitting podcast group with this one.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill might start the Wear a Hug shawl by Kristina Villemaite.  It is a free pattern that you can get by following AnimaKnits on Instagram.  Jill was gifted the Sous Sous pattern by Norah Gaughan.  She is excited to finally make this top!  She likes the sosu mystery KAL 2017 by Susanne Sommer now renamed the Mysteries, She Wrote shawl.  Jill also favorited the Divide pullover by Emily Greene from Wool People 11 and the Ancyra Cowl by Sarah Schira from the Knitty First Fall 2017.  She liked a couple crochet projects, the Oasis Shell by Juliette Bezold from Interweave Crochet Summer 2017 and the Maestrale shawl by Nimhriel.  She also liked the Besjes pullover by Cello Knits.

Uppers, Downers, and Miscellaneous Links:
Purl Soho
The Strand bookstore
The Altered Stitch
So Cal Knits
Momofuku Milk Bar
Russ and Daughters
Wonder Woman (2017)
Jane the Virgin
The Americans
Orphan Black

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ep. 48 - Always a Treasure

The guest for this episode is Adrienne, Jill's mom!  She is on Ravelry as ajay, but she doesn't have anything on her profile.

Our Current Fix:
Adrienne is working on the Vitruvia Vest by Marilyn King from Black Water Abbey yarns.  She is using Cloudborn yarn.  Black Water Abbey yarn is here.  She is also working on a Traditional Hap Shawl for the Vancouver Knitting Guild out of Jamison & Smith sport weight yarn.  She also has the Fox Paws by Xandy Peters on the needles. 
Jill is still working on the Shusui Shrug.  She is also working on her mystery project for the 2 Knit Lit Chicks swap.  She is crocheting the Wonder Warmer by Sick Lil Monkeys out of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in a gold color.

What We're Jonesing For:
Adrienne is planning a Philosopher's Wool sweater. 
Jill wants to make a toy for a friend's kid.  She is looking at River Otter by Sarah Elizabeth Kellner, La Prawnda by Ashley Dorian Medwig, and Pig Amigurumi CAL by Brenna Eaves.  She also likes a couple shawls, including the LIRATA by Olga Sukhovalova and Angle of Incidence by handmade by SMINE.  She's also looking forward to an upcoming shawl KAL with Kristina Villamaite.  She's even favorited a pair of socks, the Twirla Socks by Amanda Schwabe.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Fort Vancouver
Lilac Vines cowl
#15 Banded Lace Pullover by Traci Bunkers
Candice Eisner Strick
Reagan Presidential Library
Voodoo Doughnuts
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) with Powers Boothe
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: a Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
Twin Peaks (1990)
Breaking Bad (2008)
Married at First Sight
Hardcore Henry (2015)
American Gods on Starz
Tennis cake
Nixon (1995)
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn
American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin
A Place Called Waco: A Survivor's Story by David Thibodeau and Leon Whiteson
Portlandia - cult episode