Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ep. 51 - Occasion for Cat Stuff

The latest episode is up!

Finished Items:
Jill finished her Laura's Leaves shawl by Emily K. Williams.  She used One Twisted Tree Prime Fingering in Acid Peacock.  Her Rav page here.

My Current Fix:
Jill is working on her Sous Sous pullover by Norah Gaughan out of Malabrigo Arroyo in Plomo.  She also started her Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning using Koigu KPM in a blue color and Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in Honey.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill bought the Foxy & Wolfie pattern by Ekaterina Filippova-Blanchard (KatyTricot).  She likes the Soleie A vintage cardigan by Anne B. Hanssen.  She is tempted by the Briocheluscious shawl by Andrea Mowry.  For crochet, she likes The Durban Spice Girls square by Jen Tyler and the Juna the mini unicorn by Little Bichons (as well as her Malo the mini bear).  Jill got the Field Guide to Knitted Birds book by Arne & Carlos.  She really wants to make the embroidered birds for a wall hanging.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Fruity Knitting Podcast
Yarniacs podcast
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Outfest film festival
God's Own Country (2017)
Hannibal - with Mads Mikkelsen
Pushing Daisies
Dead Like Me
Master of None
The Leftovers
Live from the Poundstone Institute
The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace

Jill also drew for the yarn giveaway from Berean Hills Alpaca - the winner was 58r8nity, Cassie!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Ep. 50 - Frank Underwood Socks

50 Episodes!  Waahoo!

Things I've Finished:
Jill used the House Baratheon Socks pattern by Avalanche Designs using Socks that Rock Lightweight in Rare Gems-Water.  She also modified the Jayne Cobb Hat Brooch pattern by Eva McDonald to be a bookmark, using sock yarn scraps.  She finished the River Otter by Sara Elizabeth Kellner and sent it off to her friend.  She used Paton's Classic Wool in Taupe and KP Wool of the Andes in Mink Heather.  The little fish is made out of Madtosh Pashmina in Tosh Loves Stephen. Her rav page is here.  Jill finally finished the Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer out of KP Hawthorne Graffiti Speckle and Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Black Pearl.  Her rav page is here.  It took some dedication to weaving in ends, but Jill finished her modification of the Sharkbite Socks by Lara Smoot into fingerless mitts!  She used Cloudborn Twist Fingering yarns in Light Grey and Aqua along with assorted scraps.

My Current Fix:
Jill's only current project is the Laura's Leaves shawl by Emily K. Williams out of One Twisted Tree Prime Fingering in Acid Peacock.  She is entering it into the PALKAL for the Actually Knitting podcast.  She also swatched for Sous Sous by Norah Gaughan out of Malabrigo Arroyo in Plomo.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill has committed to make a Tweed Toad by Sara Elizabeth Kellner by the end of 2017.  She likes the Protest is Patriotic shawlette by nycraft craftivist.  She also likes the Knit Feathers of Canada pattern by Erin Black.

Jill received an amazing package from Debbie that included a beezee hat by Katrin Schubert out of Malabrigo Arroyo.  She also received some beautiful fiber as well some skeins of hand-dyed yarn.  There is an adorable project bag by Pearl and Plum.  In fact, we're doing a giveaway over on the Ravelry page of one of the skeins that Debbie dyed!  Her business is Berean Hills Alpacas and the website is at  There were also a bunch of other goodies in the package (including the Sous Sous pattern!).

The package I sent:

The package I received:

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Knitscene Fall 2017 (not on Ravelry yet!)
Vogue Early Fall 2017
Baby Driver (2017) with Ansel Elgort
Damien Chazelle
Whiplash (2014)
Jaws (1975)
Aero Theatre - American Cinematheque
Masters of Sex
American Gods
Bolero (1984)
Moonlight (2016)
Twin Peaks
RuPaul's Drag Race
The Accountant (2016)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Richard Donner  - and event at AMPAS