Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ep. 65 - Knitting Drama Is a Thing

My guest on the podcast today is Annie!  You can find her podcast on YouTube as Petite Weaver Crafts, and she is on Ravelry and Instagram as petiteweaver.

What We've Finished:
Annie and Jill both finished a pair of the Evil Eve Gloves by Kat Coyle, coordinated by Krista Suh for the March for Our Lives.  They both used Kensington HiKoo yarn that was given out by Maker's Mercantile and Karin Skacel.  Jill also finished her Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks out of Regia Arne & Carlos design line yarn.

Our Current Fix:
Annie is working on The Weekender pullover by Andrea Mowry out of Miss Babs Yowza.  Her Rav page here.  She is also knitting on a Sophie cardigan by Jennifer Wood out of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor in Hammock.  Her Rav page here.  She is also knitting a pair of vanilla socks out of Must Stash yarn in Apple Picking.  Annie started her Tula Nova quilt kit which is an English Paper Piecing kit using Tula Pink fabrics.
Jill is working on Sizzle Pop by Lesley Ann Robinson out of Hula Hut Yarns Tiki Sock in Huckleberry Chuckle and Midnight.  Her Rav page here.  Jill also did a little bit of spinning, using some small batts from Mork Made Fiber Co.  She is also swatching Conifer by Ella Austin and Wee Carson by Ysolda Teague using Knit Picks Hawthorne in Graffiti Speckle, Knit Picks Essential Bordeaux and Koigu.

What We've Jonesing For:
Annie has swatched for the Zweig sweater by Caitlin Hunter.  She is also spinning yarn for a Cullen by Elizabeth Doherty.  She likes the Beaufort Sweater by Mary Anne Bennedetto from the new knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018.
Jill likes Bolan by Leila Raabe, designed for Quince & Co.  She likes the Butterfly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior.  She was inspired by some KALs using Urth Uneek yarn.  Jill is maybe back into knitting socks and has queued the Escape Reality socks by Lisa K. Ross from Knitty Spring/Summer 2018.  We also discuss the Embrace Octopus Sweater by Maia E. Sirnes

Jill bought some Polwarth Silk (85/15) from Red Fish Dyeworks in a green colorway.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Craftsy Unlimited
Midnight Quilt Show with Angela Walters
Jessica Jones
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
American Crime Story: Assassination of Gianni Versace w/ Darren Criss
Ru-Paul's Drag Race All-Stars
Paley Center
Queer Eye

Monday, March 5, 2018

Ep. 64 - Stitches Recap

My Current Fix:
Jill was disappointed to realize that her Imitation Game sweater out of Knit Picks Palette was coming out way too big.  She put it away to work on her Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks out of Regia 4-ply Design Line by Arne and Carlos.  She made them shortie socks and used the rounded toe from the Rose City Rollers pattern.  These are for the 2KnitLitChicks Never-Have-I-Ever sock KAL.  She also started the Sizzle Pop shawl by Lesley Ann Robinson out of Hula Hut Tiki Sock yarn in the colorways Huckleberry Chuckle and Midnight.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill bought the pattern for Archer by Elizabeth Doherty.  She'll use her skein of Forbidden Fiber Co Pride fingering in Mist with maybe a couple skeins of Color Notes Yarn Twinkle in Turquoise Strata or The Plucky Knitter Solo in Under the Sea.  She got a free kit from Skacel to make a pair of Evil Eye Gloves out of Kensington HiKoo for the March For Our Lives on March 24.  The pattern is the brainchild of Krista Suh and Kat Coyle.  Jill bought a kit from Spincycle Yarns for the Fixation hat by Ann Weaver.  The shawl for her sister may end up using the Tiong Bahru pattern by Asa Tricosa using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Marine Lace in Every Day Gray.  She is also into a couple Kate Davies patterns including the Carbeth Cardigan and the Betty Mouat Cowl.

Other Re-ups include: Miss Babs, Western Sky Knits, Havirland Pax Sock from The Altered Stitch, Junkyarn, Knit Picks and Wool Buddy.  Jill bought a necklace from Brittany (yarnbob) who has a shop at Fiber and Flame.  She was helping at the Abundant Earth Fiber booth who had all of their merchandise stolen.  Go order some yarn!

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Queer Eye on Netflix
The Crown on Netlix
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Black Panther (2018)
Bachelor Winter Games
Zach Morris is Trash
Gay of Thrones
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting by Debbie Caffrey on Craftsy
Twisted Stitches Podcast
Petite Weaver Podcast - video
Mork Made Fiber Co