Friday, August 28, 2020

Ep. 108 - Mark It Off

 Baby countdown on!


You can also listen directly at: https://archive.org/details/skeinenable-ep-108

(pattern links are direct links to Ravelry)



What I've Finished:

Jill finished up the Fingering Entrechat Bonnet by Lisa Chemery in Spun Right Round SW Sock in Combat Boots and Baby doll Dresses.  She used the same yarn to make Christine's Stay On Baby Booties by Christina Bourquin.  She wrapped up the Baby Yoda for Babies by Arianna Soloway out of Berroco Vintage doubled in taupe, and Craftsmart Value in Sage also doubled for the hood.  Her Rav page here.  And finally!  Jill finished the Fox Paws by Xandy Peters in Knit Picks Palette, in Seafaring, Edamame, Huckleberry Heather, Silver and Clarity.  She also did the embroidery on the Baby Kaftan by Debbie Bliss.  The baby sweater was knit in Rowan Cotton Glace, colorway 9C4, and the embroidery was done in some scraps of Knit Picks Shine and other cotton yarns.  Her Rav page here.  Jill sewed up a few Half Contour Burp Cloths out of terry cloth and flannel using the tutorial from Mary Martha Mama.  She also made some nursing pads out of grey flannel using some variation of the tutorial at The DIY Mommy.  



My Current Fix:

The only things that Jill is working on is a pair of Genevieve's Tube Socks by Jasmin Canty out of MadTosh Sock in the Holi Festival colorway and a baby mobile out of Arne & Carlos Embroidered Birds in Knit Picks Palette.

What I'm Jonesing For:

Jill is wanting to cast on a sweater, and is looking at Misurina by Caitlin Hunter and Posy by Marzena Kolaczek.  She likes the Rosebud baby bodysuit by pawlymade/Novita Knits.  She likes a number of baby patterns by Rille Rundt, including Blomsterbleie.  She needs to make some Baby Mitts by Susan B. Anderson. (Thanks for the suggestion Krista!)  She would love to knit some preemie hats before going to the hospital and was looking at the Elvish teeny tiny hat by Alexandra Davidoff.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:

French Macaroon baby sweater knit by Brenda Castiel

Love Note by Tin Can Knits from Mork Made Fiber Co

Elfbaby hat by RobynnWeldon knit by Twisted Stitches Podcast

13 Reasons Why, Season 4

The Old Guard (2020)

Project Power (2020)

Toy Story 4 (2019)

Unorthodox

1BR (2019)

Love on the Spectrum

Danger 5

Like a Mother by Angela Garbes

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Ep. 107 - To Each Their Own

 Jill is getting close to her due date!  So baby project galore!


(Link to podcast host/stream here.)

Note: Project and pattern links are to Ravelry pages. 


What I've Finished:

Jill completed the Compass crochet blanket by Buttonnose Crochet.  Her Rav page here.  She used Lion Brand Mandala in the Pixie colorway.  She used exactly two skeins.  She finished the Garter Earflap Hat from Purl Soho in the baby size, using Gnarled Paw Proper DK in Mexican Blue-Winged Butterfly.  Her Rav page here.  For her final spin for Tour de Fleece, she chain-plied the Greenwood Fiberworks Merino Superfine in the "Camo" OOAK colorway.  She ended up with about 379 yards of a fingering (not worsted like I said in the episode) 3-ply.  The Rav page for the yarn here.  She also made the Fingering Entrechat by Lisa Chemery (Frogginette Knits) out of Spun Right Round SW Sock in Combat boots & Baby doll dresses colorway.


My Current Fix:

Jill's working on the matching Fingering Entrechat Bonnet using the same Spun Right Round yarn, in the 0-3months size.  She's also making a Baby Yoda for Babies cardigan by Arianna Soloway for a friend out of Berroco Vintage in a taupe colorway doubled, and Craftsmart Value Economique in the sage colorway, also doubled for the hood.  Her Rav page here.  She first tried to use Knit Picks Chroma and Cloudborn Worsted held together for the hood.  She also did a little work on her Fox Paws by Xandy Peters.

What I'm Jonesing For:

Jill still has some plans for additional baby crafting.  She wants to sew burp cloths, breastfeeding nipple pads, and knit up some baby socks.  She is going to use the Embroidered Birds pattern from Arne & Carlos bird book in Knit Picks Palette for a baby mobile.  Jill wants to make the Rio Calina Cowl by Cat Bordhi.  Cat made the announcement about upcoming death on her blog.  The KAL hashtag is #4catbordhi.  Jill kind of wants to make the cowl out of purple and to make it as part of the emPower People project.  She's into the one-skein Amoretto shawl by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne.  She also bought the Pink Velvet pullover by Andrea Mowry as part of her birthday sale.  

Re-Ups:

Jill bought some Romney from Goodie Supply Co. for the Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild Spin-a-long in the Safer at Home colorway, and matching Safer at Home Tonal 5 (a mint color).  Jill also received the Tin Roof pattern by Yamagara from Melinda/Yarnderwoman.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:

Palm Springs (2020) on Hulu

Uncut Gems (2019) on Netflix

Fatal Affair (2020) on Netflix

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix

The Last Dance - ESPN docuseries on Netflix

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) on Amazon by Nick Broomfield

Alone - Artic Season 6

Medical Police