Episode 29: KotOR and Crochet

Filming on Sunday 11/27/16

Life Stuff

  • Thanksgiving
  • KotOR - Periscoped KotOR and crochet, might do that occasionally
  • 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 Gift -  Malabrigo Rios Piedras
  • Christmas Gift - Manos del Uruguay
  • Christmas Gift - Berocco Ultra Alpaca

WIPs -

  • Christmas Gifts
  • Afterthought Socks - US 0/2.00 mm - Biscotte Yarns 85/15 Merino/Nylon “Gazania”

Crochet Stuff

  • HDC Scrap Blanket Worsted - US H/8 - 5mm hook
  • Mitered Square Pillow by Marie Segares - US I/5.5 mm hook - scrap acrylic
  • Crochet Pouch/project bag - US G/4.0 mm

Fiber Stuff

  • Mystery fleece spinning on the Ashford Kiwi 2
  • GnomeAcres Destash - SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon and Hilltop Cloud Blue 75/25 BFL/Camel

Sewing Stuff

  • Little bit of work on the Halloween quilt, but not enough to lug the quilt back up here
  • Looking for a men’s long sleeve shirt pattern that’s not a raglan shirt? I have some  jersey fabric in my stash that I’d like to turn into a shirt.

New Stuff

  • Camera stuff - arm, blu-tooth remote, smaller tripod
  • Worsted weight scraps from Angela
  • Legacy Fiber Artz Advent Calendar
  • Mrs. Browns Bags - Scrappy Prints Large Bag
  • Classy Squid Fiber Co - Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Batts - Behind the Rain and Venice
  • Once Upon a Corgi - Mystery SOUE Book #2 - Coconut Cream Cake - Audrey Base
  • Must Stash Yarns - “Jyn Erso”
  • New England Yarn and Spindle Black Friday Sale
    • Plymouth Yarn - DK Merino Superwash in Dark Grey
  • In Sheep’s Clothing - Small Business Saturday Sale
    • Tote Bag
    • Ornament Kit
    • Chanel Feza
    • Plymouth Yarns Encore Tweed 75% acrylic/22% wool/3% rayon in 5854 (Blue) and 6389 (red)
    • Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet 100 90% SW merino/10% nylon color 122

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I'm Watching - finished Luke Cage, Moana
  • Stuff I'm Reading - (tracking on GoodReads)
    • Relistened to Kenobi by John Jackson Miller (audio) narr by Jonathon Davis
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene - book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series - Amazon and Altered Nature Press alterednaturepress.org
    • Relistening to SW:TOR Revan by Drew Karpyshyn (audio) narr by Marc Thompson
    • Relistening to SW:TOR Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn (audio) narr by Marc Thompson
  • Fanfic Recommendation - Stealing Harry by copperbadge
    • Alternate HP series if Sirius didn't go to Azkaban and took Harry away from the Dursleys when he was young
    • Unfinished series, but it’s well worth a read. There’s plenty there to go through.

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Episode 28: NE Fiber Fest Haul

 

Filming on Saturday 11/12/16

Life Stuff

  • 2016 Election - results are disappointing and rage inducing.
  • New England Fiber Fest last weekend which was fantastic and my haul from that is… extensive.
  • Giveaway: The Ravelry Group is nearing 150 members! Thread is open to be entered to win this hat kit with alpaca yarn that I received on the Western CT Yarn Crawl!
    • Winner: post #7 - Tahirra - found me through the Yarngasm Podcast
  • 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 Gift -  Frabjous Fibers BFL “Hespera” & Hilltop Cloud 75/25 BFL/Camel
  • Christmas Gift - Frabjous Fibers BFL “Trapeze”

WIPs -

  • Christmas Gifts

Crochet Stuff

  • HDC Scrap Blanket Worsted - US H/8 - 5mm hook
  • HDC Scrap Blanket Fingering - US B-2.25mm hook

Fiber Stuff

  • Mystery fleece spinning on the Ashford Kiwi 2
  • Chain plied over laceweight - “Into the Fire” 100% SW Merino from The Ugly Room

Sewing Stuff

  • Halloween costume - video about the different pieces


New Stuff

Other Stuff

Stuff I'm Watching - Supergirl was amazing this past week, started watching Luke Cage

Stuff I'm Reading - (tracking on GoodReads)

  • Relistening to SW:CW:Gambit:Stealth by Karen Miller (audio) narr by Jeff Gurner
  • SW:CW:Gambit:Seige by Karen Miller (audio) narr by Jeff Gurner
  • Relistening to Kenobi by John Jackson Miller (audio) narr by Jonathon Davis
  • Ashlesha by Jer Keene - book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series - Amazon and Altered Nature Press 

Fanfic Recommendation -

  • Known Associates by thingswithwings 
    • Steve Rogers isn't a self-made man. Or, how a tough little Brooklyn fairy got turned into Captain America, and then turned back.
  • Rated Explicit for sexual content
  • There’s a lot of exploring identity, sexuality, and community for Steve pre-serum, post-serum, and in the 20th century. Important with a character like Captain America who was always written as a subversion of the straight-white-cis-male ideal. He’s always been a political character who was specifically created to stand up for people being oppressed.

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Episode 27: Crochet on the Brain

Life Stuff

  • Giveaway! The Ravelry Group is nearing 150 members! Thread is open to be entered to win this hat kit with alpaca yarn that I received on the Western CT Yarn Crawl!
  • Halloween party with friends
  • Writing fanfic
  • Real Life Job is taking a lot out of me right now

Knitting Stuff

FOs -

  • Happy Halloween socks - Gale’s Art Sock Blank - US 0 - 2.0 mm Hiya Hiya Sharps - Pebbles Socks by Mina Phillip 
  • Christmas Gift #1 - Apocalypse Friday - 100% SW Merino in Blue Box

WIPs -

  • Christmas Gifts

Crochet Stuff

  • HDC Scrap Blanket Worsted - US H/8 - 5mm hook
  • HDC Scrap Blanket Fingering - US B-2.25mm hook

Fiber Stuff

  • Mystery fleece spinning on the Ashford Kiwi 2
  • Fiber Prep will be up on the Etsy Shop!
    • Salazar Mixed Batt
    • House Organa Mixed Batt
    • Coruscant Sky Spinning Fluffs

Sewing Stuff

  • Halloween costume

New Stuff

Other Stuff

Stuff I'm Watching - CAUGHT UP ON PODCASTS :D -- The Yarn Hoarder Podcast hosted by Amber, The Piper Nell Podcast hosted by Shanel, Knit Night with Mekamika by Shameka

Stuff I'm Reading - (tracking on GoodReads)

  • Relisting to SW:CW:Gambit:Stealth by Karen Miller (audi) narr by Jeff Gurner

Fanfic Recommendation -

On Ebon Wings, Ere I Breathe by flamethrower 

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