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.

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