Saturday, May 16, 2020

Ep. 103 - Not Homesteading

Here's the latest episode!  How are you guys holding up?



What I've Finished:
Jill bound off and blocked her Herbarium shawl by Lisa Hannes for the #shawlstayhomekal.  Her Rav page here.  She used The Royal Bee Yarn Co. Fingering weight yarn in Nina says have your teal cake and eat it too! and Phillip says don't curry, be happy!  She had plenty of both yarns left over.  She also finished up her Combo Spin.  It was 9 oz of miscellaneous fibers in blues, reds and other colors!  She ended up with about 604 yards of a 3-ply DK weight yarn.  She also finished a Wee Envelope by Ysolda Teague out of handspun sport-ish weight from Malabrigo Nube merino braid in the Candombe colorway.



My Current Fix:
Jill is still working on the Dash Away Reindeer by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.  She's using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Briar Heather.  She's used some old Knit Picks Telemark for the antlers.  She had to redo one back leg after knitting it upside down.  Jill started a new spinning project.  She's working her way through a 4.6oz Mork Made fiber batt in white, black and bright accents.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill is into the Sand and Sunsets cardigan/coverup by Rachel Illsley.  She likes the Breathe and Hope shawl by Casapinka, designed for LYS Day.  Jill likes the free colorwork sock pattern, Trailing Daisy by Tiina Kuu.  She purchased the Hope Headband by Jennifer Berg because it's cute, but also because the purchase supported the Navajo Nation Covid Relief Fund.  Jill likes the In Honor of Her shawl pattern by Mara Licole.  Mara also has a non-brioche version of the same shawl called In Honor of Her Too.  Jill also is interested in a couple baby patterns.  One is the Winter Duo Baby Bloomers & Romper pattern by Sandra Magalhaes that's for sale on Etsy.  She also likes the child poncho Schatzi by Caarin.

Re-Ups:
Jill bought some Olann Singles Sock in North Star, Ursula and Unavailable from her local yarn store, Wildfiber.  She also purchased a couple skeins from Knotty Lamb.  She bought Long Dog Yarn in Bounce Sock, First Blush and Teal Torch Knits TTK Sock in Good Til the Last Drop.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
1BR (2020)
Solar Opposites on Hulu
Waco, now on Netflix
Bosch on Amazon
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Monday, April 20, 2020

Ep. 102 - Hand Foot and Mouth

I drew some winners for the 100th episode drawing!  Stick around to the end to find out if you won!


What I've Finished:
Jill bound off the second Bacon & Eggs Booties by Kathie Popadin using sock yarn scraps, Malabrigo Sock in Natural, Malabrigo Mechita in Frank Ochre and Pagewood Farms Chugiak in Fruit Freeze.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished Archer by Elizabeth Doherty.using FilandTropia Wise Fox Stellina in orchid pink/purple and Forbidden Fiber Co. Pride fingering in Silver Mist.  Her incomplete Rav page here.  She's happy enough with it, but thinks she would have preferred it with less ease.  Jill also sewed a dozen masks using the Craft Passion (or variation on) pattern out of some random quilting fabric and flannel.



My Current Fix:
Jill is working on Herbarium by Lisa Hannes out of The Royal Bee Yarn Co. fingering in the colorways "Nina says have your teal cake and eat it too!" and "Phillip says don't curry, be happy!".  This is for the #shawlstayhomekal she's doing with some friends on Instagram.  Join in!  She's also knitting away at the Dash Away Reindeer by Sara Elizabeth Kellner out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Briar Heather.  She's tempted to make the Forest Gnome with Santa suit to match the reindeer.  She's also still working on her Combo Spin project after being inspired by a program at the Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild.  She's about 2/3 of her way through the singles of the 9 ounces.



What I'm Jonesing for:
Jill was mostly jonesing for shawls this time around.  She loves the Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill, the Swallowtail Shawl by Kulli Maslova, Cathedral Grove by Romi Hill, Squash Blossom Shawl by Bristol Ivy and Very Airy by Katrin Schubert.  She also purchased the Thataway colorwork hat pattern by Claire Slade.

Uppers and Downers:
Doubletree chocolate chip cookie recipe
Zumbo's Just Desserts Season Two
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020
Stuber (2019)
The Almighty Opp on instagram




Friday, March 27, 2020

Ep. 101 - Shawl Stay Home

I hope you and your families are safe and healthy!


What I've Finished:
Jill spun and plied the rest of her Wonderland Dyeworks 80/20 Merino/Silk braid in the Rain Storm.  She got 357 yards out of 4.3oz.  Her Rav page here.  She also crocheted a baby hat, Anupriya by Betsy Myles from the Berroco website.  She used Red Heart Heart & Sole self-striping yarn in Mellow Stripe.




My Current Fix: 
Jill is working on Archer by Elizabeth Doherty out of FilandTropia Wise Fox Stellina in a purple orchid color and Forbidden Fiber Company Pride in Mist.  She's finished the body, and still has the sleeves to go.  Her Rav page here.  She's very close to finishing the Bacon & Eggs Booties by Kathie Popadin out of leftover Malabrigo Sock, Malabrigo Mechita and Pagewood Farms Chugiak.

What I'm Jonesing for:
Jill bought some Malabrigo Rios in Camel, and intends to use that with the Knit Picks Fable Fur to make a baby bomber jacket.  She's about to cast on any moment for a mosaic shawl by Lisa Hannes.  She is looking at the Herbarium and the Laurelie shawls.  There will be a knitalong for mosaic shawls, with the tag #shawlstayhomekal.
She is impressed with the Frog and Toad pattern by Kristina Ingrid McGowan.  She likes the Sweetheart Bomber by Amy Appel.  The Volans Cardigan0 by Whitney Howard is currently free and awesome.  Jill likes the Arte Nuova top by Rachel Illsley and the Dissent Pullover by Andrea Rangel.  Two crochet afghans that Jill likes are the Succulent Spring Hexagon Afghan by Jennifer Pionk and the Confetti Blanket by Rachele Carmona.

Uppers and Downers, and Miscellaneous Links:
House, M.D.
The Comeback on HBO
Next in Fashion on Netflix
Better Call Saul
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson on Netflix
Brooklyn Tweed

I also announce a few winners from the FIFO craftalong.  If I mention you, please contact me for a Ravelry pattern download of your choice, up to $10.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Ep. 100 - CelebrationTime!

Episode 100!  See the giveaway thread in the Ravelry group to win a shawl, project bag, or batt!



What We've Finished:
Jill finished the Ribboned Crop Top by Ellen Coy from Interweave Knits, Winter 2020 out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky Superwash in Garnet Heather and Briar Heather.  Annie finished the April Hat by Courtney Kelley from the Year of Hats out of Kelbourne Woolens Germantown.  She also finished the Speedy Selbu Mittens by Skeindeer Knits out of Lett Lopi.  She also made a stockinette cowl out of Knit Picks Fable Fur in Bjern.



Our Current Fix:
Jill is working on Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Filandtropia Wise Fox Stellina and Forbidden Fiber Co. Pride in Mist.  She is also still spinning the Wonderland Dyeworks 80/20 wool/silk in Rain Storm.  She's getting excited to do a Combo Spin with assorted fiber from the guild fiber exchange.  Annie is working on a Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure using With Pointed Sticks Glitter Gel Pen yarn in the Mermaid colorway.

What We're Jonesing For:
Annie is looking at quilt patterns from Lella Boutique.  Jill is trying to find a baby pattern for a friend.  She's looking at the Bacon & Eggs Booties by Katie Popadin, Anupriya by Betsy Myles and Berroco, and Baby Yeti by Berroco.  She's also into the Spring into Summer, Rompers & Jacket by OGE Knitwear Designs and Koala by Claire Garland.  She loves two Valentine's Day themed hats, the Ebba Hat by Kristin Drysdale and the Love & Hearts Hat by Susan B. Anderson.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Diamond Art Painting - check out Annie's (petiteweaver) Instagram profile for a coupon/referral code.
Sashiko Jacket for babies by Qing Fibre
Suede Baby Booties Knit (Baby Uggs)
Baby Yoda for Babies by Arianna Soloway
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Alex Honnold
RuPaul's Drag Race
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Dawn Kathryn Studios project bags
Joji & Co leather project bags
Mealthy Crisplid
The Lighthouse (2019)
Locke & Key
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)
The Mandalorian

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Ep. 99 - Mary Poopins

Long time no see!



What I've Finished:
Jill finally finished her FIFO project, Ondawa by Michele Wang out of Malabrigo Rios Purpuras.  She also made the bonnet from the Debutant Baby Set by Elizabeth Sullivan out of leftover Anzula Cricket in Toffee.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill is working on the Ribboned Crop Top by Ellen Coy from Interweave Knits, Winter 2020.  She's using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky yarn in Garnet Heather and Briar Heather.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill loves all the yoke sweaters, including Sorrel by Wool & Pine, Sandoval by This.Bird.Knits., Karelia by Midori Hirose, and Le Marche des artistes by Stella Egidi.  She's into the crocheted shawl Chocomania by Elena Fedotova.  She wants to make Headband with a Twist by Mirella Moments.  She bought the Bacon & Eggs Booties by Kathie Popadin and Louie Bear by Cindy Pilon.

Uppers, Downers, and Miscellaneous Links:
Bumblebee (2018)
Long Shot (2019)
Barry Season 2
1917 (2019)
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Bouquet by Junko Okamoto

Monday, January 6, 2020

Ep. 98 - Opadoo Completed

Happy New Year!


What I've Finished:
Jill knit the Trap-A-Zoid socks by Sarah Jordan out of dark purple and olive/mustard Koigu.  Her Rav page here.  She also knit the Nara Fingerless mittens by Wondrlanding in Malabrigo Finito in the Chispas colorway.  Her Rav page here.  She made the Anagram Hat by Amy van de Laar out of  Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Hayloft.  Her Rav page here.  She made the Secondary Cowl by Stephanie Lotven from Sierra Yarn Chikan in Rose.  She had to do more repeats for the same circumference given the smaller yarn.  Rav page here.  Her shawl project was Part of Your World by Lily Go out of Wolle's Custom Color Changing Cotton in Strawflower using 8/0 amber beads.  Her Rav page here.  Her garment project was the Totum Tee from Nomad Stitches using Knit Picks Comfy Fingering in Hollyberry.  Her Rav page here.  And her last project for the Giftalong Opadoo was the Hyzenthlay Rabbit Beanie (Knit) by Sheila Toy Stromberg out of HiKoo Kensington and leftover fingering scraps held double for the flowers.  Her Rav page here.



My Current Fix:
Jill went back to working on her Framework Bralette by Jessie Mae Martinson out of handspun yarn from 80/20 Merino/Silk fiber from Capistrano Fiber Arts.  She's also back to knitting Ondawa by Michele Wang out of Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras.

What I'm Jonesing For:
A whimsical pattern Jill likes is the Snake Coil Cowl by Ariel Woods.  She likes the new sweater, Elwyn Pullover by Erika Flory.  She's into a couple crochet hats, the Puffs on the Bias Hat by Viktoria Gogolak and Seraphine Slouch by Danielle Arseniak.  There's a cool crochet shawl, Bumps in the Road Shawl by Rachy Newin.  A knit shawl she likes is Cirrus by Natasja Hornby.  She also likes the Mellon socks by Sari Nordlund and the Elfbaby hat by Robynn Weldon.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:
Star Wars: The Rise of Starwalker (2019)
Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019)
Barry