Monday, December 17, 2018

Ep. 80 - Painful Sexy Dance

Happy Holidays everyone!

What I've Finished:
Jill completed a gnome from the Here We Gnome Again by Sarah Schira using Pagewood Farms scraps.  Her Rav page here.  She also completed Mount Pleasant, a cropped pullover by Megan Nodecker out of Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Azaleas colorway.  She alternated skeins to even out the variegation.  Her Rav page here.

My Current Fix:
Jill is working on the second sock from the Vanilla Is the New Black (Sport/DK) pattern by Anneh Fletcher out of Gnarledpaw Super Sport in Electric Melon.  She is knitting on Charadriiformes by Sara Huntington Burch out of Gnarledpaw Proper DK in Pinko and Mrs. Jones as well as Knit Picks Gloss DK in gray.  She has just started the Ethan the Aviator baby hat by Gabrielle Danskknit out of Twist Cotton DK in Cool Mint.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves the new gnome patterns by Sarah Schira including Gnome Pun Intended and Go Big or Gnome Home.  There are a couple favorite holiday patterns including the Supersize Wreath by Annaboo's House and the Little Christmas Doodad by Melinda Miller.  She likes the Switchback Neckwarmer by Nick Davis and the Stoneham Poncho by Diana Walla.

Big thanks to Melinda for the Vega Wrap pattern by Shara Lambert!

Uppers, Downers & Miscellaneous:
Perfect (1985)
Blue Steel (1990)
Die Hard (1988)
Misery (1990)
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Joy of Cooking lemon bars
Molasses Spice Crinkles from Martha Stewart
Chocolate Brittle Surprise

Monday, December 3, 2018

Ep. 79 - Balls to the Wall

FIFO winners are announced!

What I've Finished:
Jill finished her Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith in Manos del Uruguay and assorted yarns.  It turned out pretty huge.  She's wearing it as a slouchy hat with a faux fur pompom by ffabuknits.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished a Little Dude baby sweater by Andrea Rangel in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes superwash in Noble Heather, Briar Heather and Bittersweet Heather.  Her Rav page here.

Then her first Indie Giftalong project was the Zippertooth Mitts by Clare Lockwood in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering in Turquoise Wonder, Salmon and Goldenrod and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  Her Rav page here.

My Current Fix:
Jill did a little bit of spinning on the Stick and Stone Fiber Arts naturally dyed brown wool.  She started the Vanilla is the New Black (Sport/DK) in Gnarledpaw Super Sport in Electric Melon.  She also started the Mount Pleasant cropped pullover by Megan Nodecker in Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in Azaleas.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is into the Knit, Around cowl by Claire Slade and the Adventurer Cowl by Ambah O'Brien.  Another advent project she likes is the Vega Wrap by Shara Made.  She bought the Bramble Birds hat pattern by Sara Huntington Burch.  She likes a couple shawls, the Dreaming of Spring Shawl by Leela Frankcombe and the Port Hope Shawl by Brenda Castiel.  Jill is tempted by the new scrap yarn sock blanket, Northeasterly by Melissa Alexander Loomis (host of the Dungeons & Dropped Stitches podcast).  Jill's favorite crochet pattern this time is the Mascot Sweater by Natalia Kononova.  Her favorite novelty pattern is the Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies by Loraine Birchall.

FIFO Winners!:
Green Hook
A big thank you to Diane (dptemple) and Brenda Castiel for donating prizes!

Uneek Fingering
Malabrigo Washted

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Four and Twenty Blackbirds Cookbook - Salty Honey and Buttered Rum Cream Pie.
Creed II (2018)
The Haunting of Hill House