Episode 36: Not Much Knitting

 

Filmed on Sunday, March 12th

Life Stuff

  • New Website – In the process of changing domain providers and I’ve created the basics of the new site. Switching from Squarespace to WordPress because when I ended up using the website for isn’t worth the amount of the Squarespace subscription and I’d like to be more familiar with WordPress as a platform. Currently freakishlemonpodcast.wordpress.com.
  • Depression Spiral – Started setting in Friday with just lagging, tried to counter it with getting things done, spiraled down and kind of hovered at the bottom for a few days and then started coming out of it Friday.
  • House Guest – Miss Audrey gets to stay with us while Gabby/Once Upon a Corgi gets to go on vacation.
  • New Craft Room – Painting is mostly done. Dad will be getting the carpet next weekend.
  • 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
    • First Quarter Prizes!

 

Knitting Stuff

WIPs

 

Crochet Stuff

FOs

  • HDC Fingering Weight – Uhh… tablecloth? – US B/2.25mm hook

WIPs

 

Fiber Stuff

  • Dryer Balls
  • Classy Squid Fiber Co – Venice 2 ply
  • Loop – Cherry Pit – chain ply

 

Sewing Stuff

  • Star Wars Cross Stitch patterns by Dinosaur Spaceship dinosaurspaceshop.etsy.com

 

New Stuff

  • Once Upon a Corgi – ASoUE Club – S.O.R.E
  • Once Upon a Corgi – ASoUE Club – Pinstripes are in

 

Other Stuff

Stuff I’m Watching – Great British Bake Off (American Netflix), Lord of the Rings, Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold (Complete Edition Cover)

Stuff I’m Reading

  • FINISHED Ashlesha by Jer Keene – book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series – Amazon and Altered Nature Press alterednaturepress.org
  • Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden (audio) narr by Marc Thompson
  • Galaxy of Fear: Nightmare Machine by John Whitman
  • Galaxy of Fear: Ghost of the Jedi by John Whitman
  • Galaxy of Fear: Army of Terror by John Whitman

Fanfic Recommendation

 

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Episode 35: Warm Weather Quilting

Life Stuff

  • WTF Weather – It’s been so warm and it makes me sad. February is supposed to be bitter cold and below 0, but it reached 70F (21.1C) the other day D:
  • New craft room? – 95% sure that my craft stuff will be moving down stairs and we’ve started redoing the family room with some painting. Parents are thinking about turning this corner into a library nook, which should be nice. Didn’t stop me from reorganizing my corner again anyway.
  • 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

FOs

  • Re-FO – R2-D2 Socks – Must Stash Yarns “R2-D2” – US 0/2.0 mm circulars – Susan B Anderson’s heel from the Smooth Operator Socks pattern
  • Rainbow Dangling Conversations Shawl – pattern by Mindy Ross – US 2/ 2.75 mm needles – Case of the Silent Six gradient carded roving from Bitsy Knits – 50% SW Merino, 30% Silk, 20% Seacell

WIPs

Crochet Stuff

FOs

  • Crochet Basket (improvised pattern) – Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Super Bulky (6 skeins) – US U/25 mm hook

WIPs

Fiber Stuff

  • Brown Cormo sweater spin on Ashford Kiwi 2 – Finished first 3ply skein

Sewing Stuff

  • Hawkeye Quilt – reducing the size to a wall hanging, disassembled the basted squares, 1 quilted square not going into the wall hanging will have binding added and be used as a mug rug or table decoration
  • Halloween Quilt – Took it out of the hoop and did the ditch quilting. Did detail quilting on one square.

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I’m Watching – Clone Wars, A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix), Long Way Round, Long Way Down
  • Stuff I’m Reading
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene – book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series – Amazon and Altered Nature Press alterednaturepress.org
    • Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden (audio) narr by Marc Thompson
    • Galaxy of Fear: Nightmare Machine by John Whitman
  • Fanfic Recommendation
    • Swung by Serafim by Flamethrower        
    • “In 1993, Gilderoy Lockhart points a stolen wand at Harry Potter and Ron Weasley with the intent to Obliviate them.  The wand doesn’t backfire. Gilderoy’s “”discovery”” of the Chamber of Secrets is a short-term success. Other consequences are not short-term at all.”
    • AU where HP loses his capacity for bullshit and flamethrower rounds out Snape as an interesting and actually redeemable character. Lots of calling adults out on their inability to adequately care for and guide children.

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Episode 34: Accidental Fade

Life Stuff

  • Politics ACLU newsletter action calls to send emails to relevant parties regarding policy (senators, house reps, etc), 5calls.org gives you a script to read from when calling your reps regarding issues important to you
  • Snow day~! About 18” in one day after a day with record high February temps (about 60F, 15.5C) And it’s snowing again today!
  • Crochet Tutorial Videos –  Made a playlist of my videos
  • Snow Day Shawl by Mina Philipp Giveaway! And the winner is…. Post # 12 ndkinyon (Nicole)!
  • 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

FOs

  • Cobblestone Socks by Mina Philipp – US 0/2.00 mm DPNs – Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet
  • Rey Striped Socks – Must Stash Yarns “Rey” – US 0/2.0 mm circulars – Susan B Anderson’s heel from Smooth Operator Socks
  • Afterthought Everything Socks – US 0/2.0 mm needles – Biscotte Yarns “Gazania”

WIPs

  • Rainbow Dangling Conversations Shawl – pattern by Mindy Ross – US 3/ 3.25 mm needles
  • Re-WIP – R2-D2 Socks – Must Stash Yarns “R2-D2” – US 0/2.0 mm circulars – Susan B Anderson’s heel from the Smooth Operator Socks pattern

Planning – Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry

  • Once Upon a Corgi – Audrey base – “But It Could Kill You”
  • Once Upon a Corgi – Audrey base – “His Name is Shirley”
  • Once Upon a Corgi – Audrey base – “Coconut Cream Cake”
  • Legacy Fiber Artz – Steel Toes base – “Sweater Weather”
  • Voolenvine Yarns – Footsie base – “Mooncusser”
  • Into the Whirled – Pakokku Sock base – Kettle dyed “Heirloom Ornamental”
  • Mountain Colors – Bearfoot base – “Pinecone”

Crochet Stuff

WIPs

  • HDC Scrap Blanket Worsted – US H/8 – 5mm hook

Fiber Stuff

  • Brown Cormo sweater spin on Ashford Kiwi 2
  • Burgis Brook Alpaca – 90/10 Alpaca/silk – Turkish spindle

Sewing Stuff

  • Sewing zippers into crochet pouches

New Stuff

  • Junkyarn – Smooth Sock 75/25 Merino/Nylon- “Jyn Erso”
  • 2 Skeins Mountain Top by Classic Elite Yarns – Mohawk Wool – 60% Merino 30% Romney 10% Nylon

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I’m Watching – Clone Wars
  • Stuff I’m Reading
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene – book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series – Amazon and Altered Nature Press alterednaturepress.org
    • Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden (audio) narr by Marc Thompson
    • Galaxy of Fear: Planet Plague by John Whitman
  • Fanfic Recommendation
    • Old Man Luke by scarletjedi
    • Old man Luke Skywalker ends up back during the Clone Wars and while saving a child from a crashing droid fighter, he comes to the attention of Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.

Tutorial: Chainless Foundation

Crochet Basics

Differences Between Chain Foundation and Chainless Foundation (1:26)
Starting a Chainless Foundation (4:36)
Single Crochet Chainless Foundation (5:38)
Half Double Crochet Chainless Foundation (11:30)
Double Crochet Chainless Foundation (13:35)

(Please note that the later stitches are demonstrated a little faster than the single crochet chainless foundation. This tutorial was filmed with the assumption that you are watching through the entire tutorial and only skipping to those sections for reference.)

Tutorial: Crochet Basics

Crochet Tools (1:11)
Types of Stitches (4:14)
      Chain Stitch (4:49)
      Slip Stitch (5:48)
      Single Crochet (6:35)
      Half Double Crochet (7:59)
      Double Crochet (8:57)
      Treble Crochet (10:19)
Difference Between US and UK Terms (11:12)
How to Create Stitches (12:29)
      Creating Chain Stitches (12:29)
      Creating Single Crochet Stitches (15:55)
      Creating Half Double Crochet Stitches (28:49)       
      Creating Double Crochet Stitches (36:26)
      Creating Treble Crochet Stitches (44:00)
      Creating Slip Stitches (48:47)
How to Crochet In the Round (Granny Square) (51:57)
Keeping Track of Your Edge Stitches (16:31 24:31 28:49 33:52 35:52 )

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment on the video on YouTube!

Episode 33: Dyeing a Little

Filmed on Sunday 1/29/17

Life Stuff

  • Politics – kejwfbiubvkjbvkueifuGWEBKSFJBIUEFIUBGkJfbdkvuoo
  • Birthday – My birthday was Thursday the 26th and I took that Thursday and Friday off work. Carried on the second annual pancakes and knitting tradition.
  • New craft room? Possible. We’ll see.
  • Snow Day Shawl by Mina Philipp Giveaway! There will be a thread up in the group with a prompt — Describe an ideal snowday. Winner will be drawn next episode in about two weeks.
  • 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

WIPs

  • Cobblestone Socks by Mina Philipp – US 0/2.00 mm DPNs – Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet
  • 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 
  • Improvised Hat loosely based off of the Barley hat by Tin Can Knits – Space Cadet Yarns? – uS 4/3.5mm and US 6/4mm

Crochet Stuff

FOs

  • Giant Granny Squares – scrap yarn – 25 mm hook
  • Fat DC Throw Blanket – Red Heart acrylic in “Putty” and black acrylic – 25mm hook

WIPs

  • HDC Scrap Blanket Worsted – US H/8 – 5mm hook

Fiber Stuff

  • Color Adventure With Gabs
    • Red overdye on two skeins of handspun
    • Purple overdye on two skeins of old stash
    • Black overdye on two skeins of handspun
  • “Exploding TARDIS” Classy Squid Fiber Co – Turtle Made Turkish spindle – chain ply
  • Loop “Cherry Pit” singles on Ashford Kiwi 2
  • Brown Cormo sweater spin on Ashford Kiwi 2

New Stuff

  • Chiaogoo Interchangeable Set – US 2/2.75 mm to US 15/10 mm needles
  • Classy Squid Fiber Co
    • Star Fishing batt
    • Intergalactic Spinning Kit
    • Oyster gradient rolags
  • Knit New Haven – Quince and Co – Chickadee
  • Knit Picks – US 0/2 mm needles (DPNs, 32” circs, 40” circs) and 6 skeins of Mighty Stitch Super Bulky in Pomegranate
  • Once Upon a Corgi – ASoUE Club – “His Name is Shirley” Audrey base 80/20 BFL/nylon

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I’m Watching – A Series of Unfortunate Events, Dairyland Knits hosted by Josh, The Sockmatician Podcast hosted by Nathan 
  • Stuff I’m Reading
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene – book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series – Amazon and Altered Nature Press alterednaturepress.org
    • Relistening to Kenobi by John Jackson Miller (audio) narr by Jonathan Davis
    • Relistening to Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (audio) narr by Ashley Eckstein
  • Fanfic Recommendation
    • Tano and Kenobi by FireflyFish    
    • SW AU: Timetravel!!
    • After the events of Twilight of the Apprentice (end of Rebels season 2), Ahsoka Tano wakes up back in time and the first person she runs into is 12 year old Initiate Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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