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
Don't Look Up (2021)
Black Widow (2021)
Sally Rooney - Conversations with Friends and Normal People
Dream Girl by Laura Lippman