Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Ep. 113 - I'm My Own Best Friend

 Here's my (unintentional) bi-annual check-in!

Episode link here.

What I've Finished:

Jill finished the mosaic shawl Ephemeris by Debra Gerhard in Long Dog Yarn Bounce Sock First Blush and Teal Torch Knits Sock in Good Til the Last Drop.  Her Rav page here.  She made two Beloved bonnets by Tin Can Knits in Long Dog Yarn DK in the New Growth colorway.  Her Rav page here.  It took a long time to get around to completing Posy by Marzena Kolacek in Invictus Yarns Unconquerable Sole BFL in the NoKRs colorway.  A big thank you to Julie who sent Jill a skein of the yarn to finish the sleeves!  Her Rav page here.  She made a Hanging sloth planter by Hello Happy in Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Almond held double.  She had to make yet another child sized Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho to replace Starling's that was lost.  She used Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office in Neon Pencil. Rav page here.  Jill was able to buy the skein from Kitty with a Cupcake when she couldn't find the colorway anywhere.  Jill made a Bukett shawl by Linnea Ornstein for her swap partner out of Malabrigo Arroyo Lavanda with Woolbearers Merino Minis in Teal held double for the contrast colors. Her Rav page here. She also made a Lucky Duckling by Claire Garland out of Knit Picks Swish DK in Semolina and Suss Yarns Fishnet held together.  She used Koigu and Sweet Sparrow scraps for the beak and feet.  Her Rav page here.

My Current Fix:

Jill's been working on vanilla top down socks out of Opal in the Cakepops colorway.  She's currently stalled because she can't find one of her Flexiflip needles.  She started the Toddler Thrum Mittens by Steph Thomson from Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, but doesn't feel like working on them anymore.  Her only real current knitting project is Raspberry Semifreddo Hat by Natalie Pelykh in Jaggerspun Green Line in the Dark Lilac colorway.  What's really taking up her time is the Animal House cross stitch SAL from Satsuma Street.  

What I'm Jonesing For:

Jill has a couple shawls that she likes, Pressed Flowers by Amy Christoffers and Tremolo by Claire Slade.  She loves the Plumetis by Julie Knits in Paris, Paragon by Sylvia Watts-Cherry and Kari by Natasja Hornby.  She like the Nurture Bralette by Celine Feyten Designs but doesn't know how into wearing bralettes she is.

Uppers, Downers and Miscellaneous Links:

Check out the awesome swap package that Jill got from Diane, Dina Ripper Creations!  

Buxom Cat Knits

Dye Lots Studio

Apple Fiber Studio

Svitandvicious on Instagram

Stranger Things

Candy on Hulu

Cold Case on HBOMax

Memorial page for Lisa Clark - parmesaner

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Ep. 112 - Nothing Butthole Related

 Happy 2022!

Skeinenable Ep 112 : Skein Enable Podcast : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

What I've Finished:

Jill has finished a number of things in the last few months.  For Halloween, she made a Barf John Candy costume for her daughter with knit fingerless driving gloves out of Knit Picks Essential Sock in Timber, embroidered name patch and needle-felted hairpiece.  

Jill sewed a felt ornament using the Twelve Days of Christmas patterns by Larissa Holland of Mmmcrafts and Benzies wool blend felt.  She finished the #2 turtle dove ornament.  She also made a few more mittens for the Smitten Garland by Emily Ivey and decided that 12 mittens was enough for the garland.  Jill also made a couple hats for Starling including a fox hat from the Foxy & Wolfie hat by Ekaterina Filippova-Blanchard out of Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Merino DK (Rav page here) and Cellarium test knit by Rachel Illsley in Woolfolk SNO 01+02 (Rav page here).  She made two identical newborn Beloved bonnets by Tin Can Knits in Long Dog Yarns DK in New Growth for two new babies she knows.  Jill finished the test knit she did for Rabbit Hole Knits.  After months she's finished the Ephemeris mosaic shawl by Debra Gerhard out of Long Dog Yarn Bounce Sock in First Blush and Teal Torch Knits Sock in Good Til the Last Drop.  Her Rav page here.

My Current Fix:

Jill is finally finishing up the Posy cropped cardigan by Marzena Kolacek out of Invictus Yarns Unconquerable Sole BFL in the NoCKRs colorway.  She tried a couple crochet projects before Christmas and mostly abandoned them, the Hanging sloth planter by Hello Happy and Mr. Poopy Butthole by Ami Toys Handmade on Etsy.  She is planning on starting the Toddler Thrum Mitts by Steph Thomson.  

What I'm Jonesing For:

Jill has quite a few recent favorites.  There are some accessories like the Snow Fern hat by Kalurah Hudson, the cabled cowl Honey Pie by Claire Slade, the stashbuster shawl Stripes on Stripes by All Knit Up Designs and the headband Emerald Twist by Susanna Winter.  She tried to find the Knit Now Issue 133, Sept 2021 issue that had the A Peanuts Christmas kit/pattern by Sachiyo Ishii.  She likes the sophisticated short rows sweater BANE by Emily Greene and the intarsia sweater Amina Sweater by Slyvia Watts-Cherry.  There's a cute little kid dress, Cowgirl Dress, by Anna and Heidi Pickles.  She also likes the Winding flowers stockings by Marinka van Puijenbroek.

Uppers, Downers and Misc. Links:

Bucilla advent calendar kit

Maria Amelie Designs

The Matrix Resurrections

Don't Look Up (2021)

Eternals (2021)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

Black Widow (2021)

Sally Rooney - Conversations with Friends and Normal People

Dream Girl by Laura Lippman

The Righteous Gemstones

Rick and Morty

Expecting Amy