Catching Up: (0:43)
Laura finally saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and liked it. She also watched The Red Tent mini-series on Lifetime, which starred Morena Baccarin as Rachel. She's been dyeing yarn for Stitches West--she has several new colorways. When she did her Christmas shopping, she used Amazon Smile to get some extra money donated to Halos of Hope. She went to Disneyland and love the holiday-themed "Jingle Cruise". Her father-in-law died, which made the holiday season a little less happy.
Jen went and visited her family for Christmas and saw all the babies. And she had a lot of fun shopping for presents. She's been working on music stuff. Her day job is still crazy. She plans to do some cleaning in her stash.
As promised, some clips of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton: Sparkley!
In the Knitting Bag: (8:45)
Laura is working on her Night Blooming Shawlette
for the Sunnydale Yarn Club KAL out of Sunnydale Yarn Club
color "My Boyfriend is a Demon Robot". And she's working on a Berry Slipped Stitch Hat for Halos of Hope out of Berroco Vintage
Jen is working on Customfit
tunic top out of Cascade Heritage
in Deep Plum. And she’s been working on her Porcupine Blanket
from 60 Quick Baby Knits out of Cascade 220 Superwash in Charcoal, Silver Grey, Turtle, Winter White, and Shire. She started her Rockefeller
for Ron out of Twist Yarns
Heavenly in Fog and Navy. She is doing German short rows instead of wrap and turn. She started the Baby Yours Sweater
by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, out of Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in an off-white.
Finished Objects: (13:58)
Laura finished the Knitted Scale Mail Gloves
in an Iron Man theme by CraftyMutt out of Brown Sheep Wool
. She crocheted the repulsors out of gray and white Knitpicks Brava. She also finished the Owl Mittens
for her friend’s daughter in pink Knitpicks Brava sport weight. And she finished an Openwork Crochet Hat
for her mom out of Knitpicks Brava Worsted
Jen finished her project for her guild’s knitalong, a cardigan inspired by the VESSST
by Bebe Thomas. It's made of Malabrigo Arroyo
. She also finished The Age of Brass and Steam
by Orange Flower Yarn out of Feederbrook Farms
Entropy in the colorways Nebula and Paradox. And she finished a cowl out of some bulky alpaca from a local yarn store, Twist, Yarns of Intrigue
in Blueberry and Grey.
Devil's Tower: (21:22)
Laura set aside her Yggdrasil Afghan
by Lisa Jacobs to work on last minute Christmas knitting.
Jen worked for a tiny bit on her Watership Down KAL Shawl
out of Unique Sheep Selene
Frog Pond: (23:13)
Laura missed some increases in her Nightblooming Shawlette so she had to rip.
Jen has been lucky, but she hasn't knit anything too taxing.
We mention the Laminaria Shawl
On Deck: (26:20)
by Bernadette Ambergen, the Death Star
by Patricia Castillo, Ink
by Hanna Maciejewska, the Crochet Fan Shawl
by Valerie Martin, and Art Déco
by Nadita Swings, and the the Effortless Cardigan
by Hannah Fettig, and the Sea Glass and Stone Cowl
Jen: Playful Stripes Cardigan
, Hitofude Cardigan
, she wants to change her Joshua Tree Cardigan, and the Southern Skies
to go with her Celestarium
Knit Culture: (30:55)
We talk Stashdown.
We have a great interview with Tammy Burke, also known as wearingpurple
And we talk a bit about the Definitive Ranking of Willow's Sweaters on Buffy
We also mention Tom and Lorenzo's Mad Style recaps
Geek Culture: (1:03:24)
We have two cool articles: We emailed a wrench to space with 3D printing
and this neuron dress is amazing
is February 19-22 and both Jen and Laura will be there. Laura is vending in booth 924 and Jen will be taking a ton of classes, but come say hi!
The LA County Yarn Crawl
will be March 26th through 29th.
Vogue Knitting LIVE!
is at the Pasadena Convention Center on April 17-19. Laura may take some classes and Jen may go to the marketplace.