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.

Goodie Supply Co

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