Monday, November 4, 2019

Ep. 96 - Just the Tip

The Complicated-along is still underway, and the FIFO make-along has begun!  Come chat with us in the Ravelry group!







What I've Finished:
Jill wrapped up her Complicated-along project, the Butterly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior out of Uneek Fingering colorway 3007 and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished sewing her My Cousin Vinny Halloween costume out of navy floral stretch fabric from Michael Levine's.  She used Simplicity 1036 as a base for the jumpsuit and modified the collar, back and made it one-piece instead of separates.





My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on Myndie by Ambah O'Brien out of Jen Goodie fiber for the GLASG spinalong in the Get Off My Rainbow colorway.  She ran out of yarn and needs to spin more to finish the shawl.  Her Rav page here.  She started the back of the Ondawa pullover by Michelle Wang out of Malabrigo Rios in the Purpuras colorway.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill likes the crocheted Elara Pullover by Whitney Hayward.  She's into the Sanguine Sweater by Morgan Woltersdorf.  There are a lot of adorable kid's cardigans by Svetlana Genova, including the Colorful rooster.PO11.  There are a couple of free patterns she likes including the Sawtooth hat by Caroline Vogl and Fairisle Friends by Esther Braithwaite.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Aladdin (2019)
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Glass (2019)
Happy Death Day (2017)
Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
Greta (2018)
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Schitt's Creek
The Mentalist
Criminal: UK
Jake's Famous Crawfish
Powell's Books

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Ep. 95 - The Problem Is

The First-In-First-Out Craftalong has begun!




What I've Finished:
Jill sewed some reuseable cotton pads to use for skin toner.  She used grey cotton flannel for hers.  A similar tutorial can be found here or here.




My Current Fix:
Jill's making good progress on her Butterfly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior out of Uneek Fingering and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  She finished the front of the Ondawa pullover by Michelle Wang out of Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras.  Her Rav page is here.  She's finally knitting up some handspun into the Myndie shawl by Ambah O'Brien out of her guild SAL fiber from Goodie Supply Co.  Her Rav page here.  Jill spun half of the singles of Wonderland Dyeworks 80/20 Merino/Silk fiber in Rainstorm.  She also cut out fabric to try to make a jumpsuit for her My Cousin Vinny inspired Halloween costume!


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What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is so close to casting on for the Framework Bralette by Jessie Maed Designs.  She loves the colorwork top, Ever Dream Top by Roos Vlaskamp.  A couple of her new favorite shawls are Romi's Mystery Shawl 2019 by Romi Hill and Morning Stillness by Lisa Hannes.  Jill loves the crocheted Hanging Sloth Planter by Hello Happy.  She's also into the My Favorite Weekend Hat by Natasha Sills.

Re-Ups:
Mork Made Fiber Co. batt

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous:
The Prodigal Son
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Closer
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
Late Night (2019)
Fractured (2019)
Joker (2019)
Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius
Invisibilia episode about Martin Pistorius

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Ep. 94 - Bra Triangles

Will we see you at Stitches SoCal in November?  Let me know!!


What I've Finished:
Jill is all done with her Good Vibes shawl by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne out of Hedgehog Skinny Singles in the Fool's Gold and Gossip colorways.  She used Mary Annarella's Tale of Two Shawls modification for the cast-on.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished the As If Tee by Shay Johnson using Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Black Pearl doubled for the body and Twist, Yarns of Intrigue mohair/silk lace in Imperial Mist for the top.



My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on her Butterly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior using Uneek Fingering and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  She also started Ondawa by Michele Wang from Brooklyn Tweed Fall 14 using Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is into a crochet doily, Calla by Zoya Matyushenko and the beautiful Spica Embossed Bag by Natalia Kononova.  She thinks the Knot Front Crop by Kerri Blumer is super cute.  She's into the Reversible Coffee Moms Cowl by Mary W. Martin and the Sun King hat by Jenny F.  She's tempted to buy the Little Sailor Collection by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne.

Re-Ups:
Leading Men Fiber Arts

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
The Good Cop on Netflix
The Closer on Amazon
Dragula: the Search for the World's First Drag Supermonster
Unbelievable
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
#myrhineBIPOCsweater
BIPOC make-along

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Ep. 93 - Marilyn Manson

It's been a long month since I talked to you last!


What I've Finished:
Jill finished Panda by Susan B. Anderson out of Knit Picks Capretta Bare, Malabrigo Sock in Eggplant, Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool and Misti Alpaca Lace.  Her Rav page here.  After recording the last episode, Jill redid the bottom edging of her Panjereh pullover by Christina Danaee.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished spinning her Mork Made Fiber Co skein.




My Current Fix: 
Jill restarted a Complicated-along project, the Papillon/Butterfly shawl by Marin Melchior out of Uneek Fingering in colorway 3007 and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  She is working on Good Vibes by Nadia Cretin-Lachenne using Hedgehog Skinny Singles in Fool's Gold and Gossip.  She used Mary Annarella's Tale of Two Shawls modification for the garter tab cast-on.  She started the As If Tee by Shay Johnson out of two strands of Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Black Pearl and probably Twist, Yarns of Intrigue mohair/silk in Imperial Mist.  Jill is trying out her new Electric Eel Nano and spinning some fluorescent yellow BFL/Silk from Under Dutch Skies.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill's into the Orchard Cardigan by Courtney Spainhower from Interweave Knits Fall 2019.  She loves Alpacacino by Maxim Cyr.  She likes Eventide by Inyoung Kim (Mielaworkshop) from the PomPom Quarterly Issue 30 Autumn 2019.  She's also into the variations on the Lauren Tank by Born & Raised Knits.  Jill likes the free Amigurumi Woodstock pattern by Amigurinos softies.

Re-Ups:
Electric Eel Nano wheel
Ravelry Mini-Mart
Knit a Monster Nursery by Rebecca Danger

Uppers and Downers:
Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
Murder She Wrote
RuPaul's Drag Race
The Boys 
Bachelor in Paradise
Are You the One?
Ex on the Beach
Married at First Sight
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Vader Immortal for Oculus Rift

Monday, July 29, 2019

Ep. 92 - Little Kitchen Cotton

I did a poorly worded statement towards the end of the episode, but wanted to put into writing that I want my podcast space (blog and Ravelry group) to be a safe space.  Any hate speech, racism, or intolerance will be removed and blocked.  You guys have always been respectful, so thank you!  If I say or do something offensive or insensitive, please call me on it!


What I've Finished:
Jill finished her Panjereh top by Christina Danaee out of The Plucky Knitter Solo in Under the Sea and Malabrigo Mechita in Frank Ochre.  She also finished her Tour de Fleece spinning project using Goodie Supply Company Shetland fiber in Get Off My Rainbow and naked Shetland/Pearl/Silk.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill completed the knitting of the Baby's Kaftan by Debbie Bliss in Rowan Cotton Glace.  She still needs to do the embroidery.  She's working on the body of her Panda by Susan B. Anderson using Knit Picks bare Capretta, Malabrigo Sock in Eggplant and maybe Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool.  She also spun the singles from a 2.8 oz batt from Mork Made Fiber Co.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves the Pengweeno baby/kid cardigan by Stephen West.  She's into the As If Tee by Shay Johnson and Fishing for Compliments by Maschenwunder Manja Vogelsang.  She likes the unique border on the Dragonfly's Path shawl by Jennifer Weissman.  Her only favorited crochet pattern this week is the Devon Hat by Weiyan Huang.  She also enjoys the Cat in a Bag series by Anna Hrachovec and Baby Bok Choy by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.

Re-Ups:
Anzula Superwash BFL in Ducky, prize from the GLASG Tour de Fleece team
Neighborhood Fiber Co Luxury Lace in Woodberry from The Knitting Tree, LA.
Malabrigo Arroyo in Matisse Blue and mohair from Twist, Yarns of Intrigue.



Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Yesterday (2019)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
Love on Netflix
Legion from FX on Hulu
Widows (2018)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Bouquet by Junko Okamoto
Holli Yeoh
Jacquard floats in knitting - one technique from TECHknitter
Sock Arms by Stephanie Lotven
StephieJo on Ravelry
RAICES

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Ep. 91 - Mathin' Really Good

Annie is back for Ep. 91!


What We've Finished:
Annie finished her Breeze Racerback tank by Jessie Mae Martinson out of Earl Grey Fiber Co Gunpowder. 
She is also almost done with the crocheted coverup Davallia by Isa Catepillan out of Twist Yarns of Intrigue Alpaca/Linen yarn in a grey taupe color.  Her Rav page is here.  She substituted a macramé border with added beads for the trim.

Jill finished up her pom pom animal of Olivia using Knit Picks Palette and instructions from the Trikotri book she bought in Tokyo.



Our Current Fix:
Annie is working on the Ripple Bralette also by Jessie Mae Martinson using Deep Hue Sea yarn.
Jill is still working on Panjereh by Christina Danaee out of Plucky Knitter Solo in the Under the Sea colorway and Malabrigo Mechita in Frank Ochre.  She's also making progress on Baby's Kaftan by Debbie Bliss using Rowan Cotton Glace in 815.  She's prepping for Tour de Fleece using two braids of Goodie Supply Co.  One is 100% Shetland in the Get Off My Rainbow and the other is 72% Shetland, 14% Pearl and 14% Silk in Naked/undyed.

What We're Jonesing For:
Annie wants to make Light Rain by Joji Locatelli from Interpretations Vol. 3.  She'll using Fiber & Hue Well Rounded Fingering in Spiced Chai.
Jill has favorited a few shawls: Banrion by Playing With Fibre from the most recent Knitty, Play It By Queer by Shanel Wu, and Berry Crumble Shawl by Xandy Peters.  She likes a couple that would be a good use of some handspun including the Comfort Zone Tank by Tif Neilan and Winston by La Maison Rililie.  She really wants to make Panda by Susan B. Anderson.  Jill and Annie both love Black Sheep, White Sheep and Oliver Pig by Susan B. Anderson.

Re-Ups: 
Streamline sample button cards



Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Illuminated Knits by Lucy Hague
Bridge to Nowhere hike
Always Be My Maybe (2019) Netflix original
Wine Country (2019) Netflix original
Murder Mystery (2019) Netflix original
Fleabag on Amazon
Outlander now on Netflix
Border (Grans, 2018) free on Hulu
Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (2018) now on Netflix
Killing Eve
The Handmaid's Tale
Better Call Saul
Murder, She Wrote
Snerb Yarn

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Ep. 90 - Nope

Start or continue your Complicated-along projects!



What I've Finished:
Jill finished knitting Annex by Norah Gaughan out of Hemp for Knitting AllHemp6 in Aubergine.  She still hasn't blocked it yet.  She plied up the Bee Mice Elf BFL braid in Finale.  She had to ply it a second time to add ply twist.  She also went back and added more ply twist to the Capistrano Fiber Arts braid she finished a couple months ago.



My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on Fox Paws by Xandy Peters out of Knit Picks Palette in Edamame, Clarity, Seafaring, Grey Mist and Huckleberry.  Her Rav page here.  This is her Complicated-along project.  She's also started Panjereh by Christina Danaee in The Plucky Knitter Solo in Under the Sea as the main color and Malabrigo Mechita in Frank Ochre.  She also started the Baby's Kaftan by Debbie Bliss using Rowan Handknit Cotton in #349.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill likes two new animal toys from Susan B. Anderson including Oliver Pig and Black Sheep, White Sheep.  She also like Jemima Duck by Claire Garland.  She's into mirasol by alfa knits, who designed the crazy stripes tee.  A free pattern that Jill is also into is Organza by Lisa Richardson.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Tour de Fleece GLASG Team page
Rocketman (2019)
Shrill on Hulu
Color of Night (1994)
Halloween (2018)
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Murder, She Wrote
Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen

Monday, May 27, 2019

Ep. 89 - Like an Adult


The Complicated-a-long is starting! WIPs are fine and any craft is fine!  Just start chatting in the Ravelry group.


What I've Finished: 
Jill made a Milo by Georgie Nicolson in Knit Picks Felici Worsted in the Rustic colorway.  She used the 6month numbers and the 9 month length.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on the Annex tank by Norah Gaughan from the Framework book out of HempforKnitting AllHemp6 in Augergine.  She is knitting a Fox Paws by Xandy Peters out of Knit Picks Palette in the colors Edemame, Clarity, Seafaring, Grey Mist and Huckleberry.  Her Rav page here.  She has also spun the singles of a 4oz braid of Bee Mice Elf BFL in Finale.  She's swatched for Panjareh by Christina Danaee using Plucky Solo in Under the Sea and Leading Men Fiber Arts Showcase in Steady Beat.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill really wants to make Navelli by Caitlin Hunter.  Another top she likes is Argil by Clare Lakewood.  She favorited a couple baby sweaters including Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee and The Ruth Baby Ginsburg by Park Williams.  She likes the accessories Strolling On Cloud 9 by Suzanne Nielsen and the Siki Shawl by Dawn Henderson.  Her crochet favorites this week are the Marguerite Blanket by Sandra Eng and the Finger Sloth by Alia Bland.



Re-Ups:
Needlepoints West
Goodie Supply Co.
Herbert Niebling book
Slipped Stitch Studio


Uppers and Downers:
The Act (2019) on Hulu
Russian Doll (2019) on Netflix
Crashing (2017) on HBO
Game of Thrones
Overboard (2018)
John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)
Generation Wealth (2018)
Fatal Beauty (1987)

Monday, May 6, 2019

Ep. 88 - Turn Off Your Phone!

I finished things!  After the end credits I do a full spoilers review of Avengers: Endgame, so make sure to turn it off if you don't want to hear it!




What I Finished:
Jill redid the neckline and finished her Ixchel by Catherine Clark out of Sweet Sparrow Yarns Gosling in Dusty Rose and Magpie in Butterbeer.  Her Rav page is here.  She also finished her Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty out of Invictus Yarns Reward in the Contemplate colorway.  Her Rav page is here.  She also did a bit of spinning.  She finished 4oz of a 80/20 SW Merino/Silk from Capistrano Fiber Arts in the Barrier Reef colorway.



My Current Fix:
Jill did a little bit more work on her Butterfly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior using Uneek Fingering in 3007 and Cherry Tree Hill Sock in Burgundy but isn't sold on the color combination so might start over with a different contrast color.  She then started a Fox Paws by Xandy Peters using Knit Picks Palette in the colorways Edamame, Clarity, Silver, Huckleberry Heather, and Seafaring.  She debated making it into a cropped top, but will probably just continue on with it as a shawl.  Her Rav page here.  She cast on an Annex tank top by Norah Gaughan from the Framework book from Quince & Co. out of HempforKnitting AllHemp6 in the Augbergine colorway.  She also spun up half of a BFL braid from Bee Mice Elf in the Finale colorway.



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves the colorwork yoke sweater Birdsong by Maschenwunder Manja Vogelsang.  She wants to make the summer top Greco by Courtney Spainhower from Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 13. 
Jill has a couple crochet favorites from the most recent PomPom Quarterly, Water Clover and Davallia by Isa Catepillan.  She favorited a couple sock patterns, the free Pizza Party Socks by Emma Kerian and the XO Socks by Leeni Hoi.  She likes the complicated Knitted Shawl Autumn Lace by Svetlana Gordon.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Celia McAdam Cahill
Leading Men Fiber Arts
Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens 
Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild
Avengers: End Game (2019)
Pen15 on Hulu
Venom (2018)
Hunter (1984-1991)
Bosch on Amazon
Project Runway
Better Call Saul Season 2
The Ghost Whisperer
The Leftovers
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Ep. 87 - Post NoCKRs

Sweater progress!



What I've Finished:
Jill made four Knitted Knockers out of Cascade Ultra Pima in a taupe color with aqua backing color.




My Current Fix:
Jill has finished the body and first sleeve on her Marklee pullover by Elizabeth Doherty in Invictus Yarns Reward in the Contemplate colorway.  She is almost done with her Ixchel by Catherine Clark, but has to do redo the top of the neck.  Her Rav page is here.  She is using Sweet Sparrow Gosling in Dusty Rose and Magpie in Butter Beer.  She just started the Butterfly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior out of Uneek Fingering and Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Burgundy.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill wants to make a neutral color open front cardigan.  She's looking at Howell Mountain by Sloane Rosenthal, Ebbetts by Elizabeth Doherty and Portage by Melissa Schaschwary.  She also likes the My Boy Lollipop by Nancy Ricci and Soundwave by Faye Kennington.  She thinks the Spring Charm Set by Susan B. Anderson is adorable.

ReUps:
Serendipidye Dyeworks
Good Stuff Crafts etsy
DinaRipperCreations
Slipped Stitch Studios
The Shawl Society - Season 1

Uppers and Downers:
Christopher Robin (2018)
Shazam! (2019)
The Perfect Date (2019)
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Ep. 86 - Pellow and Melk

I finished the wedding cardigan in time!


What I've Finished:
Jill finished all her knitting for Jessie's wedding!  She finished the mash-up of Lobelia by Meghan Fernandes and the Pop Crop Cardi by Ambah O'Brien using Jessie's handspun Mork Made Fiber Co.  Her project page here.  She also made three more stars from the Scintillation pattern by Hunter Hammersen.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill's primary project is still the Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty in Invictus Yarns Reward in the Contemplate colorway.  She is also about to start some more Knitted Knockers out of Cascade Ultra Pima.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves the Olive Leaf Pullover by Ririko.  She likes the new brioche shawl, Beads, by Andree Beddoe.  There are also some fun embroidery patterns in the new Summer 2019 Knitscene, like the Oxidation Mitts by Uma Padu, Diadem Effect Beret by Martha Wissing and the New Growth Hat by Andrea Cull.

Re-Ups: 
Malabrigo Rios from The Altered Stitch in Studio City (not Burbank!) and Wildfiber Studio in Santa Monica.



Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Us (2019)
Searching (2018)
Abducted in Plain Sight (2018) on Netflix
The Ghost Whisperer
Wayfarers Chapel
La Venta Inn

Monday, March 25, 2019

Ep. 85 - Name A Book

Jill had such a good time in Barcelona!  She does a long recap of the trip, so stop after the first half if you don't care. :)



My Current Fix:
Jill only brought Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty in Invictus Yarns Reward in the Contemplate colorway.  She's back to being monogamous to her Lobelia (by Meghan Fernandes) and Pop Crop Cardi (by Ambah O'Brien) mash-up using her friend Jessie's handspun Mork Made fiber.  Her Rav page here.  She did a row or two on a Scintillation star by Hunter Hammersen.  She keeps meaning to cast on Gnome de Plume/Gnome MKAL by Sarah Schira, but hasn't managed to yet!

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves the Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter.  She's also into the Bouquet sweater by Junko Okamoto.  She likes the Autumn Gold Shawl by Jayalakshmi, along with some of her other new shawls.  Jill bought the Lyne Socks by Dawn Henderson, because they are cute but also because the proceeds were going to the family of victims of the mosque shooting in Christchurch.  

Uppers, Downers, and Miscellaneous Links:
The Predator (2018)




Barcelona Links:
Casa Mila (La Pedrera)
Lalanalu - Soc Una Troca!!! sock



Sunday, March 3, 2019

Ep. 84 - They Don't Look Like That At All

It's getting harder to find a funny line to make the episode title!


My Current Fix:
Jill is working on her Ixchel by Catherine Clark out of Sweet Sparrow Yarns Gosling in Dusty Rose and Magpie in Butterbeer.  She was trying to do the sleeve colorwork in intarsia, but is going to do it again in plain stockinette with duplicate stitch instead.  She just split for the armholes in her Pop Crop Cardi by Ambah O'Brien and Lobelia by Meghan Fernandes mash-up out of Jessie's handspun.  Jessie spun the 3-ply yarn out of two plies of natural merino, and one ply from a Mork Made Fiber Co batt.  The cropped cardigan is for Jessie's wedding.  Jill swatched for Marklee by Elizabeth Doherty in Invictus Yarns Reward in the color Contemplate.  She also did a little bit of spinning with Capistrano Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino/Tussah Silk roving in "Barrier Reef".



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is into the Alaska sweater by Camille Descoteaux and the Oshun pullover by Christina Danaee.  She also likes the Vela Shawl by Shara Made.  Jill wants to get a jump start on the holidays with the Hello Winter! by Calle del Limon ornament and the Slice of Pizza Ornament by Michele Wilcox.  She's also going to participate in the Gnome MKAL by Sarah Schira.

Re-Ups:
Goodie Supply Co

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
UCLA Festival of Preservation
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Green Book (2018)
Roma (2018)
Monk 
The Ghost Whisperer
True Detective Season 3
You
Breaking In (2018)
Lorena on Amazon
Duo Lingo app
Vox article on Racism: "The knitting community is reckoning with racism" by Jaya Saxena

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Ep. 83 - Why Are We So Awkward?

Annie (Petiteweaver) joins me today!


What We've Finished:
Annie finished the Copy.Cat C.C Beanie by Emily Ingrid in Gedifra Metal Tweed in record time.  She also made the Blaise shawl by Ambah O'Brien in Undercover Otter Squirm in Killer Clowns froM Outer Space.  Jill finished her Gnome Pun Intended by Sarah Schira using leftover Malabrigo Sock in Turner and Eggplant.  She used the beard from Here We Gnome Again.  Her Rav page here.  She also made a baby hat using the Anemone pattern by Svetlana Volkova in Berroco Vintage color 51180.



Our Current Fix:
Annie is working on Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Forbidden Fiber Co sparkle yarns .  Annie and Jill are both making stars from the Scintillation pattern by Hunter Hammersen.  Jill is also still working on her Ixchel pullover by Catherine Clark.  Her Rav page here.

What We're Jonesing For:
Annie wants to make the Kobuk hat by Caitlin Hunter, probably in Cascade Yarns Luminosa.  She likes her Sabrina Junk Top by Born & Raised Knits so much that she is going to make the Breeze Racerback by Jessie Mae Martinson.  Jill is going to make a cardigan for her friend Jessie's wedding, so it will either be Lobelia by Meghan Fernandes or the Pop Crop Cardi by Ambah O'Brien, or some combination.  Jill likes the Pineapple Hat by Sonya Marie for preemie/newborn babies.  For the crocheters, the Casablanca 12" Square by Maria Bittner.  Jill's into the new shawl by Bristol Ivy, Recursive.  Jill likes the colorwork pullover Graphica by Casapinka and the Zazie cowl by Anna Maltz using her Marlisle technique.  She likes Katemotz's version of the Sturgill Sweater by Caitlin Hunter.

Uppers, Downers & Miscellaneous Links:
Dnice Knits - videocast
The Orville
Siren
H20
The Masked Singer
Surviving R. Kelly
Aquaman (2018)
Baywatch
North Shore
Stargate: Atlantis
Splash (1984)
Frontier
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Ep. 82 - Phil Spiderman

A short one today!

What I've Finished:
Jill knit up the Aki Hat by Svetlana Volkova in Lion Brand Jeans in the Brand New colorway for a friend going through chemo treatments.

My Current Fix:
Jill is mostly obsessed with knitting the Ixchel sweater by Catherine Clark in Sweet Sparrow Yarns.  The main color is Gosling in Dusty Rose, and the contrast is Magpie in Butter Beer.  She has also been working on the Adventurer Cowl by Ambah O'Brien using Fishknits Warm Heart in the NorCal Wildflower Hotspots mini set.  She is also making a gnome using the Gnome Pun Intended pattern by Sarah Schira out of leftover Malabrigo Sock in the Turner and Eggplant colorways.



What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill needs to start making Scintillation stars by Hunter Hammersen for her friend's wedding!  She likes the Strofi headband by Teti/ Nutsknitwear Design and Toph hat by Woolly Wormhead.  Jill loves the Panjareh cropped top by Christina Danaee and Milu 3-color shawl by Tamy Gore.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Bird Box (2018)
Annihilation (2018)
Ex on the Beach
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix
Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (2018)
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike on Netflix

Ravelry thread on Racism & Inclusion in the Yarn Community
Meet Makers of Color on Instagram
Jeanette Sloan blog with POC designers and yarn dyers
Layla Saad - Me and White Supremacy workbook
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Ep. 81 - Opadone

Happy 2019 to everyone!


What I've Finished:
Jill made the Ethan the Aviator baby hat by Gabrielle Danskknit in Twist Cotton DK in Cool Mist.  Her Rav page here.  She finished the Charadriiformes cowl by Sara Huntington Burch in Gnarledpaw Proper DK in Pinko, Mrs. Jones and Knit Picks Gloss DK in Grey.  Her Rav page here.  She made a pair of Vanilla is the New Black (Sport/DK) out of Gnarledpaw Super Sport in Electric Melon.  Her Rav page here.  She also made the Picnic shawl by Andree Beddoe in Lisa Souza Deluxe Sock! in Lakeside and Cornflower and Leading Men Fiber Arts Showcase in Barbie's Nighty.  Her Rav page here.  Her last project for the Giftalong was the Check Slouch hat by Triona Murphy from the Knitscene accessories 2012 magazine out of Cascade 220 in Ivory and Mustard and well as Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Briar Heather.  Her Rav page is here.
Jill just finished the Aki Hat by Svetlana Volkova in Lion Brand Jeans in Brand New.  This is her second attempt.  The first one was with Twist Cotton DK.  




Current Fix:
Jill just started the Adventurer Cowl by Ambah O'Brien out of Fishknits Warm Heart in a purple tonal skein and the NorCal Wildflower Hotspots minis (7skeins ~400 yds).

What I'm Jonesing For:
A little late for this holiday, but Jill loves the St. Peter Port Stocking by Anne Hanson.  There are a bunch of toy patterns, including Myrtil Bear by Cinthia Vallet, Liam the Llama by Brenda K.B. Anderson and Steamed Broccoli Florets by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.  She also likes the Betangled Cowl by Jennifer Weissman and the Raspberry Hill shawl by Agnes Kutas-Keresztes.

Re-Ups:
Blizzard Yarns in Vancouver, WA
Amirisu - Issue 17 Fall Winter 2018 - Jill likes the Ryusei cowl by Andrea Mowry and the Paleta sweater by Caitlin Hunter.

Uppers, Downers & Miscellaneous Links:
Knitscene magazine, Spring 2019
Craftsy/Bluprint
Flickr
The Favourite (2018)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Maniac