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.

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
The Favourite (2018)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)