Monday, September 24, 2018

Ep. 75 - South West Merino

Ep. 75 is up, and the FIFO craftalong is in full swing!

My Current Fix:
Jill is working on the Mustard Baby Romper by Marta Porcel from the creativa atelier website out of Twist Cotton DK in Cool Mint.  She's run out of yarn so is going to try adding in the same yarn in Blue Sky or Salt and Pepper.  She is working on the yoke of her Wool & Honey pullover by Andrea Mowry out of Rowanspun 4ply in the Temptation colorway.  This is her first project for the First-In-First-Out (FIFO) craftalong.  The craftalong started September 1 and goes through November 31.  Chat for the craftalong here!  Jill also basted her Rugged Trail quilt out of Connecting Threads Yosemite flannel.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill queued the brioche Berrit hat by Katrin Schubert.  She likes The Vintage Puzzle sweater by Sandra van Scheijndel.  There is a knitalong for the pattern going on on Instagram, #thevintagepuzzlealong.  She's also into the Glorious Cincuenta Cowl by Lisa R. Myers, designed for Manos del Uruguay's 50th anniversary.

Sweet Sparrow Yarns
A Verb for Keeping Warm
Twist, Yarns of Intrigue
Fabric Planet
Range Backpack by Noodlehead

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Stitches SoCal
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Blindspotting (2018)
Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
Are You the One? on MTV
Castle Rock on Hulu
Horrorstor by Grady Hendricks

Monday, September 3, 2018

Ep. 74 - Distilled Yarn

The FIFO craft-a-long has begun!  No more putting off that long-loved pattern or yarn.  Why Not Now!

What I Finished:
Jill is done with her Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter!  She used Cloudborn Superwash DK in Lavender Heather and Cloudy Skies, Junkyarn DK in Indira and Dragonfly Fibers Traveller in Coleus.  Her Rav page is here.  She completed the Biophilia shawl by Mary-Anne Mace out of MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light in Scarlett. She also made a pair of Knitted Knockers out of Cloudborn Pima Cotton DK in the Taupe colorway.  And her last finished project was the Grow with Me Bonnet by Elena Nodel out of GnarledPaw Proper DK in Horse in a Gray Flannel Suit.

My Current Fix:
Jill is working on the Mustard Baby Romper by Marta Porcel out of Twist Cotton DK in Cool Mint.  She also just cast on for the Wool & Honey sweater by Andrea Mowry from vintage Rowanspun 4-ply wool in the Temptation colorway.  She also did a little more spinning on the Stick and Stone Fiber Arts naturally dyed brown batts.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is looking for baby projects.  The two free baby sweaters she is thinking about are Mabel by Fiona Alice and Wee Cupcake by Taiga Hilliard.  Jill got the Separate Ways pullover by Joji Locatelli, but is not going to cast it on in time for the Joji Fall KAL.  She also bought the Hearth and Millstone collection of cabled sweaters by Bristol Ivy.  She is into quite a few cabled sweaters from the latest Interweave Knits, Fall 2018 including Follins Pond Pullover by Moira Engel, Yarmouth Pullover by Mary Anne Benedetto and the Race Point Pullover by Jenny Williams.

Quilt 'n' Things Fiber Arts
The Knitting Tree LA
Sew Together Stitching Lounge
Altered Stitch
Pompom Quarterly - Ixchel
Range Bag by noodlehead
Danielle Laurenti/Green Illustrations
Yarnderwoman podcast
Sweet Sparrow Yarns

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
The Frozen Ground (2013)
CHIPS (2017)
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Goliath Season 2
mother! - with Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Castle Rock on Hulu
The Mindy Project