Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Ep. 111 - All Up In My Armpits

 I'm back! (hopefully!)

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Warning: links below are almost all Ravelry links.

What I've Finished:

Jill made the Cadwyn Bloomers by Kelly Menzies in a mustard Koigu color for her coworker's baby.  Her Rav page here.  She made almost all of the Farm Friends (Pasture Pals, Pen Pals, Fowl Friends)  by Esther Braithwaite, the cow, sheep, chicken, pig and horse, out of leftover fingering weight yarns.  Link to one of Jill's Rav pages here.  She made another, and hopefully her last Purl Soho Garter Stitch Earflap Hat in the child size in Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office in the Neon Pencil colorway, and a tiny bit of Gnarled Paw DK yarn in Pinky.  She also made two different Love Owls by Susan B. Anderson, one in the large size for a friend's two-year-old, and one with the large size decorations, but in the smaller size for Starling.  She used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino in the Paper colorway with accents of Bumblebirch Forage in Cranberry and Anzula Cricket DK in Toffee.  Jill also finished a cropped pullover, Tin Roof by yamagara using Madelinetosh Merino Light in Grasshopper, Nassau Blue and Robin's Egg.  Her Rav page here.  Photos coming soon!

My Current Fix:

Jill is working on a pair of stockinette socks in Opal 4-ply in the cake pops colorway.  She first did most of a leg with 60 stitches but had to rip it back and switch to 68 stitches.  She is doing a secret test knit for Sara Elizabeth Kellner for an upcoming Rabbit Hole Knits book.  She's using Paton's Classic Wool in Khaki and handspun yarn from fiber from Morro Fleece Works.  Jill has started Ephemeris by Debra Gerhard out of Teal Torch Knits Sock in Good Til the Last Drop and Long Dog Yarn Bounce Sock in First Blush.  She's hoping this mosaic shawl will work with these two colors.  She first tried the yarns with Cathedral Grove by Romi Hill, but it wasn't a good yarn match.

What I'm Jonesing For:

Jill is looking at shawls as always.  She's into Stella by Natalia Moreva, which is a semi-circular shawl with modular knit stars.  She also likes the intarsia crescent shawl Number 10 by Lori Versaci, and Lilies by Andree Beddoe which using her "knitted embroidery" technique.  Jill likes the colorwork Amor Propio Hat by Carolina Castillo.  She also likes the Buddleia Blouse by Retro Claude and the Kiely Swoncho by Tamy Gore.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:

Val (2021) - Amazon Prime

Jolt (2021) - Amazon Prime

Healthy smash cake on Oh Everything Handmade

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Ep. 110 - 40-Year Old Embroidery Floss

 Happy Spring!  I took a three week break in the middle of the podcast.  My apologies for the change in the sound.

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What I've Finished:

Jill made a Purl Soho Garter Stitch Earflap Hat in Gnarledpaw Proper DK in the Pinkie (?) colorway.  She also made some strawberry baby mittens using the Berry Patch Infant Mittens by Ellie d'Eustachio out of Cloudborn Merino Twist Worsted in red and other worsted scraps.  Her Rav page here.  She knit a baby dress for her friend's baby from the Amberlynn pattern by Taiga Hilliard from Pagewood Farm Chugiack in River Rock.  Her Rav page here.  She made the Winter Duo Baby Romper by Sandra Magalhaes for Starling out of Long Dog Yarn Merino DK in Parisian Mist and Knit Picks Capra DK in Eggplant.  Her Rav page here.  She made another pair of baby mittens using the Baby Mitts pattern by Susan B. Anderson in Nerd Girl Yarns Clever, Met Him on the River colorway.  Her Rav page here.  She also used the Mmmcrafts, Larisa Holland, 12 Days of Christmas patterns to make embroidered wool ornaments.  She only made the Partridge and Pear from the First Day of Christmas.  

My Current Fix:

Jill is still working on Posy by Marzena Kolacek out of Invictus Yarns Unconquerable Sole NoCKRs 2020 colorway.  She's resumed making two mittens a month for the Smitten (A Holiday Garland) by Emily Ivey out of Cascade 220 and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes.  She's also making the Cadwyn Bloomers by Kelly Menzies in Koigu KPM mustard color for her coworker's new baby.

What I'm Jonesing For:

Jill is loving the Pasture Pals by Esther Braithwaite.  She bought the whole ebook of Farm Friends.  She wants to make the wasteyarn scrunchie by Katharina Philana Rindtorff despite hating scrunchies.  She purchased the Stepaside cardigan by Jennifer Beale.  Jill thinks the Air Guitar baby sweater by brella is adorable though she doubts she'll make it.  She loves the crocheted Bubble Romper by Mon Petit Violin.  And lastly, she's into The Starshine cardigan by kiddiwinksknits.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous:

Ramy on Hulu

The Sinner, Season 3


To All the Boys I've Loved: Always and Forever (2021)

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Infernal Affairs (2002)

Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)

The Invisible Man (2020)

How To with John Wilson on HBO

The Great British Baking Show - Collection 7

Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

Solar Opposites on Hulu

Rick and Morty, Season 4

Q: Into the Storm on HBO Max

The Story Teller's Secret by Sejal Badani

The Stand by Stephen King

Friday, January 1, 2021

Ep. 109 - It's a Human Person

 Finally an update!  I hope you had a safe end to your 2020!

Episode link

Note: All pattern links are Ravelry links.  Please do not follow them if Ravelry is not safe for you to view.

What I've Finished:

Jill made some Genevieve's Tube Socks by Jasmin Canty in leftover MadTosh Sock in the Holi Festival colorway.  She finished her baby mobile out of the Arne & Carlos Embroidered Birds pattern right before the baby was born out of Knit Picks Palette and a little Holstgarn SuperSoft.  She knit a Ruth Baby Ginsburg sweater by Park Williams out of black and white Caron Simply Soft.  Her Rav page here. She also knit herself a matching Purl Soho Garter Ear Flap Hat out of GnarledPaw Proper DK to match Lucas and Starling's hats out of a pink colorway.  And she made a Christmas stocking for Starling out of Cascade 220 Christmas Red with the St. Peters Port Stocking by Anne Hansen.  Her Rav page here.

My Current Fix:

Jill is knitting the Posy cardigan by Marzena Kolacek out of Invictus Yarns Inconquerable Sole in the NoCKRs 2020 colorway.  She started some stockinette socks out of Opal Socks in the Cake Pops colorway, but just realized they are too small, so will probably have to rip them back to the ribbing and restart.  She started creating the Supersize Wreath by Annaboo's House, but got paralyzed by making choices about the colors of pompoms and didn't finish in time for Christmas.  She also started the 12 Days of Christmas sewn felt ornaments by Larissa Holland - MmmCrafts on etsy using wool blend felt from Benzie Design.   She had finished the pear and was working on the partridge by the end of recording.

What I'm Jonesing For:

Jill wanted to make some Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies by Loraine Birchall but didn't get around to it.  She loves the Aberdeen Socks pattern by Knox Mountain Knit Co and plans to make some for Starling.  She likes the free headband pattern Simone by Emilie Luis.  She also likes the newish brioche hat pattern Cabriola by Katrin Schubert.  Jill bought the Making No. 10 issue and loves the Love Owls by Susan B. Anderson and the Late Bloomer Mittens by Kristen Ledgett.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

You are a F*cking Awesome Mom by Leslie Ann Bruce

Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema by Lindy West

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

Long Dog Yarn

Thank you again to  Marybeth (outofthisworld), who made Starling a Beloved bonnet by Tin Can Knits and an adorable long sleeve shirt with crochet border.