Sunday, May 31, 2020

Ep. 104 - Black Lives Matter (and scrunchies)

Stay safe out there!
Anti-racism resources: https://www.rachelricketts.com/antiracism-resources
Good list of organizations to donate to, to support Black Lives Matter causes.


What I've Finished:
Jill spun up her Mork Made Fiber Co batt.  It's a 2-ply, 4.6oz, 246 yards.




My Current Fix:
Jill just needs some finishing touches before completing her Dash Away Reindeer by Sara Elizabeth Kellner out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Briar Heather.  She's pulled out her WIP of Fox Paws by Xandy Peters using five colors of Knit Picks Palette.  Her Rav page here.  She's halfway done already with her Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter using Malabrigo Rios in Blue Jeans, Sandbank, Valentina and Magenta.  She used WoollyBear99's modifications for a looser neckline.  She's been spinning some Naked Bubblegum colorway 80/20 South American Wool/Viscose fiber from Goodie Supply Company.  She also started the Frolic Quilt pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew using a kit from Connecting Threads that has Cluck Cluck Sew designed fabrics.

What I'm Jonesing For:
Jill likes the Pupu scrunchie pattern by Sari Nordlund despite all her scrunchie hatred.  She likes the From Where You Were Plucked newborn hat by Corrie Willard.  She's been looking at baby mobiles, including Monster Mobile by Rebecca Danger, Hot Air Balloons Mobile by Doreen Blask and Hot Air Balloon Baby Mobile by Tatyana Korobkova.  She also likes the pullover Windkissed by Tif Neilan.

Re-Ups:
Holstgarn Coast and Supersoft

Uppers and Downers:
King Arthur Flour Hot Buttered Soft Pretzels recipe.
The Lovebirds (2020) - not originally produced for Netflix, but released there.
Total Recall (1990)
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

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