Episode 32: 2017 and VKL

Life Stuff

  • Happy New Year!
  • Vogue Knitting Live
  • Blanket MAL 2017 - Started Jan 1st! There is a chatter/encouragement thread up in the Ravelry group and I’m planning on pulling prizes once a quarter for this MAL. #2017BlanketMAL

Knitting Stuff

Frogged - 

  • Le Moelleux Shawl by Mina Phillip

FOs -

  • Barley by Tin Can Knits - Handspun fiber from Highland Handmades “Edge of the Inferno” - US 4/ 3.5 mm and US 6/ 4.0 mm 

WIPs -

  • Afterthought Everything Socks - US 0/2.0 mm  needles - Biscotte Yarns Bis-Sock bas in “Gazania”
  • Cobblestone Socks by Mina Philipp - US 0/2.00 mm DPNs - Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet -
  • Cozy Memories Blanket - US 1/ 2.25 mm needles - 40 stitch mitered square
  • Rey Striped Socks - Must Stash Yarns “Rey” - US 0/2.0 mm circulars - Susan B Anderson’s heel from Smooth Operator Socks
  • Rainbow Dangling Conversations Shawl - pattern by Mindy Ross - US 2/ 2.75 mm needles  

Crochet Stuff

FOs -

  • Box o Socks Box - US I/ 5.5 mm  - improvised 

WIPs

  • HDC Scrap Blanket Worsted - US H/8 - 5mm hook
  • HDC Scrap Blanket Fingering - US B/ 2.25mm hook
  • Granny Stripe Fingering - by Attic24 - USB/2.25mm hook

Fiber Stuff

  • Brown Cormo Sweater Spin - #legacysweaterspin - Clabber Glynn Farm and Marsh Mallo Farms
  • Classy Squid Fiber Co - Venice Batt
  • T-Shirt Yarn

Sewing Stuff

  • Sew4Home.Com -- Stylin’ Damask & Canvas Duffle Pattern/Tutorial
    • Grey bag for 2017 Blanket MAL prize
    • Star Wars bag for me
  • Halloween Quilt

New Stuff

  • Leather DPN holder from a friend - BookandSkein.Etsy.com
  • Knit Picks Sock Heels and Toes stash and free tote bag
  • Vogue Knitting Live
    • Shirsty Cat Designs Fiber
    • Biscotte Yarns
    • Loopy Mango US U/25 mm crochet hook

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I'm Watching - Rogue One
  • Stuff I'm Reading - (tracking on GoodReads) 
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene - book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series - Amazon and Altered Nature Press alterednaturepress.org
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars: No Prisoners by Karen Traviss (audio) narr by Jeff Gurner
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars: Wild Space by Karen Miller (audio) narr by Jeff Gurner
    • Star Wars: Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston (audio) narr by Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka from Clone Wars and Rebels!!)
  • Fanfic Recommendation - 
    • i guess i'll know when i get there by Eisoj5    
    • AU: Rogue One and how they fit into the Rebellion after the Scarif mission; focussed on Bodhi Rook and deals with his PTSD, his guilt for the things the Empire has done, and his delightfully awkward non-courtship with Luke Skywalker


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Episode 31: Goodbye 2016

Filmed on Monday 12/26/16

Guys, it is hard to post this today because of Carrie Fisher's death this morning. It feels weird to have this go up. Unfortunately, it's not going to feel any less weird tomorrow or the day after, so just keep in mind that this was filmed before that news broke.

 

Life Stuff

  • Family Medical Stuff
  • Holidays
  • Fic - Posted a fic called An Unexpected Solution 
  • Blanket MAL 2017 - Starts Jan 1st! There will be a chatter/encouragement thread up in the Ravelry group and I’m planning on pulling prizes once a quarter for this MAL right now.
    • Prize Inventory
      • Once Upon a Corgi miniskeins (coming)
      • Stitch Marker Sets (coming)
      • Blanket Sized Project Bag (to be made by me)
      • Ravelry Pattern up to $10
      • Blanket Sized Tote Bag by Sullivan and Wallace Dry Goods sullivanandwallace.etsy.com
      • Ravelry Pattern up to $10
      • Notions Kit from the box of prize stuff from javasuann
      • Mini-skeins from Rachel
      • A Hundred Ravens - Yarn Poppers (bought, not sponsored)
      • Heybrownberry (Marce) - working out the details, possibly hand-dyed yarn or a project bag

Knitting Stuff

FOs -

  • Christmas Gifts Parade
  • Movie Socks 2 - US 1 /2.25 mm Chiaogoo needles - Patons Kroy in “Bramble Stripes” - using the Smooth Operator Socks information for the heels

WIPs -

Crochet Stuff

Frogged

  • Tunisian/Crochet Blanket - Frogged and turning into a plain HDC Blanket - US I/ 5.5mm

FOs

  • Storage/Notions bags - US G/4.0 mm, US H/5.0 mm, and US K/6.5 mm hooks

WIPs

Fiber Stuff

  • Brown Cormo Sweater Spin - #legacysweaterspin - Clabber Glynn Farm and Marsh Mallo Farms
  • Doctor Who Christmas Special Rolags from Classy Squid Fiber Co - Chain ply

Sewing Stuff

  • A smidge of handquilting

New Stuff

  • Patterns from some knitty friends
  • Knitting T-Shirt from a Real Life friend
  • New Kindle!
  • Quilt hoop stand
  • Quilting clips
  • Iron for the craft room
  • Rib Magazine
  • Star Wars Project Bag/Storage Pouch from Amber/Yarn Hoarder
  • Once Upon a Corgi - Series of Unfortunate Events Club - “But It Could Kill You”

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I'm Watching - Rogue One, Gotham
  • Stuff I'm Reading - (tracking on GoodReads)
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene - book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series - Amazon and Altered Nature Press alterednaturepress.org
    • Darth Plagueis by James Luceno (audio) narr by Daniel Davis
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars: No Prisoners by Karen Traviss (audio) narr by Jeff Gurner
  • Fanfic Recommendation -
    • Black Mirror by DarthNickels 
    • Rebels (TV Show) era fic, sometime in the beginning to mid-season 2 - Darth Vader goes to investigate the Lothal Temple and gets trapped in one of the Trial chambers that shows you what you want - Gives the Ghost crew and Ahsoka the opportunity to capture Vader and they have to face the fact that Vader is basically just an sad, angry disabled guy who is pretty committed to ruining everything because he has nothing left to lose (while also not excusing what he’s done)
    • 7 Chapters long and ongoing - currently about equivalent to a 300 page book

 

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Episode 30: Star Wars and Christmas

Filmed on Saturday 12/10/16

 

Life Stuff

  • Week Off - All the craft, all the time.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Read by Obi-Wan Kenobi and “friends” 
  • Fic - Posted a fic called Open Fire and a companion piece called Shadow - More Star Wars Time Travel, but with a very different outcome 
  • Blanket MAL 2017 - I’m going to be hosting a year-long blanket make-along for 2017. There’s a thread up in the group for prize planning. If anyone has any ideas for prizes that they want to see for the make-along or if anyone thinks that they might want to donate a prize, please go comment in that thread or shoot me a message on Rav. I’m going to be making 1 or 2 big blanket-sized project bags to giveaway and I’ve asked Gabby/Once Upon a Corgi if she’d like to contribute some mini-skeins. I’m aiming to do a random giveaway once a quarter or once every 2 months, depending on the prize pool. It’ll be open to knitting, crochet, quilting, weaving, whatever. WIPs will be welcomed and encouraged. Nothing needs to be finished to qualify for prize drawings. This is just some incentive for us to work on our (many MANY) blankets.


Knitting Stuff

FOs -

  • Christmas Gifts
  • Tiny Hat

WIPs -

  • Christmas Gifts
  • Tube project - US 3/3.25 mm Nova Kubics

Crochet Stuff

  • HDC Scrap Blanket Worsted - US H/8 - 5mm hook
  • Granny Stripe Blanket

Fiber Stuff

  • Mystery fleece spinning on the Ashford Kiwi 2
  • GnomeAcres Destash - SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon and Hilltop Cloud Blue 75/25 BFL/Camel
  • Classy Squid Fiber Co - “Behind the Rain”

Sewing Stuff

  • Tree skirt
  • Felt Garland

New Stuff

  • Camera stuff - new mic for $12 from Amazon
  • Lion Brand Pound of Love acrylic worsted weight yarn
  • Package from Pacasha with scraps and leftovers

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I'm Watching - The Crown, Gotham
  • Stuff I'm Reading - (tracking on GoodReads)
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene - book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series - Amazon and Altered Nature Press 
    • Relistening to SW:TOR Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn (audio) narr by Marc Thompson
    • SW:CW:Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller (audio) narr by Jeff Garner
    • Darth Plagueis by James Luceno (audio) narr by Daniel Davis
  • Fanfic Recommendation -

 

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