Sunday, November 26, 2017

Ep. 58 - Ugh, names

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Let all of the KAL/CAL/GALs begin!

Finished Projects:
Jill finished the Summer Vibes shawl by Lesley Ann Robinson out of Queensland Uluru in White Sands and Violet Hill.  She finally finished her Mustang Quilt!  This was a kit using Melody Miller fabrics from Cotton + Steel.

My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on the Kusha Kusha Scarf, but will likely put it away for Indie Designer Giftalong projects.  She's started Wake by Kephren Pritchett out of Frabjous Fiber Chesire Cat in the Shillings & Pence colorway.  Jill started swatching for Coronis by Emily Ringelman.  She's probably going to use Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Sport in Clintonville and Gnarledpaw Splendid DK in Horse in a Gray Flannel Suit.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is planning on some giftalong projects.  She bought the Zippertooth Mitts by Claire Lakewood.  She also got the Mayfield Mitts and the Honeylocust Loop both by Erica Heusser.  She's also thinking about making the 3-in-1 Button Boots by Bekah Knits, the Summer Into Fall baby dress by Lisa Chemery and the Fleet Fox stuffie by Leah B. Thibault.  After the GAL is over, she might do the Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter and Felicatas (The Arrow Sweater) by Lisa Hannes.

Florence Flamingo by Elizabeth Hartman
Fat Quarter Pop-up by The Fat Quarter Gypsy
Pompoms from FFFabuknits - Marissa Louder
Sew Together Stitching Lounge

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Lorilee Beltman
Mystery Oreos
Justice League (2017)
Life on the Line (2015)
3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Stranger Things 2
Harmonquest on VRV
Project Runway
50 Shades Darker
Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream - Salty Caramel recipe
The Best Recipe cookbook

Friday, November 10, 2017

Ep. 57 - FIFO Underway

It took me forever to get around to editing, but finally here's the latest episode!

Finished Items:
Jill made the Pumpkin Mittens by Lumi Karmitsa using Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran, Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in Sunburst Gold and KP Wool of the Andes Evergreen.  She kind of used the numbers from the No Swatch, No Gauge Bulky Mittens pattern by Jean Gifford.

My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on the Summer Vibes shawl by Lesley Anne Robinson out of Queensland Uluru yarn.  She is also still chugging along on the Kusha Kusha Scarf out of Habu Textiles yarns.  She attempted to make some Arne & Carlos birds out of her Goodie Supply Fiber handspun, but her yarn was too heavy.  She'll probably use that yarn to make an Ombre by Chemknits.  Jill is halfway through spinning a 4oz braid of BJS Fiber Creations fiber (50 Merino/ 25 Bamboo/ 25 Silk) dyed by Barbara J. Seeler.  She also quilted her Mustang Quilt and just needs to do the binding!

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is all into pullovers this time around.  She might start the Still Light tunic by Veera Valimaki, maybe out of Imperial Stock Ranch Tracie Too.  She likes the Tabular sweater by Maja Moller from the latest Pompom Quarterly Winter 2017 issue.  She favorited the Felicitas (The Arrow Sweater) by Lisa Hannes.  And she debates a new holiday sweater, the Julgran by Andi Satterlund.

WEFF - Southern California Handweaver's Guild
Nicole Frost
Bee Mice Elf
Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio
Lion Brand Mandala
Framework by Norah Gaughan

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Perfect Christmas Jumper by Susan Crawford (Jill's Rav page)
Thy Neighbor's Wife by Gay Talese
Sandstone Retreat
The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerard
LaRocco's Pizzeria
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
The Whole Truth (2016)
Split (2016)
Stranger Things
Rapture-Palooza (2013)
Dirty John podcast
The Last Bookstore