Episode 6: New Corner

Stuff on Sticks

FOs

WIPs

  • Basic Socks – Loops & Threads Luxury Sock (60% merino, 30% nylon, 10% cashmere) “Canyon” – US 1/2.25 mm aluminum dpns
  • Cozy Memories Blanket using the Memories Blanket tutorial by Georgie Hallam – sock scraps – US 2/2.75 mm interchangeable circulars – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/memory-blanket
  • Lace Weight Triangle Shawl – Plymouth Yarn Revel (85% alpaca, 15% merino) in “Grape Mist” – US 5/3.75 mm aluminum circulars – improvised pattern
  • Flying North by Maria Montzka (Stitched in Sweden) – Sensations Truly (55% wool, 30% nylon, 15% rayon from bamboo) “Turquoise” – US 1 /2.25 mm aluminum dpns – http://www.ravlery.com/patterns/library/flying-north-2
  • Del Norte by Danielle Morgan – Ella Rae Lace Merino 9100% extrafine merino) in “Green/11” – US 4 / 3.5 mm Boye aluminum circular interchangeables – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/del-norte

Stuff on Hooks

WIPs

  • Granny Square Odds and Ends – Based off of a square seen on Attic24 – misc acrylic worsted weight yarn – H/5.00 mm
  • Weekender Blanket by Sandra Paul – Lion Brand Wool Ease and Vanna’s Choice Yarns leftover from Doctor Who scarves in worsted and light aran weight – US I/ 5.5 mm- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/weekender-blanket

Stuff on Spindles and Wheels

FOs

  • “Dunedin” BFL from Frabjous Fibers – chain plying – Ashford Kiwi 2 – 4 oz – Haven’t measured the length or yarn weight yet

WIPs

Stuff with Thread

FOs

  • Cupcake Project Bag
  • DPN holder cozies
  • mug rug
  • coasters

WIPs

  • Christmas Cross Stitch – The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
  • Quilt top from Bento Bag Scraps

New Stuff

  • ChiaoGoo Red Lace US 1 / 2.25 mm circular needles
  • Skeinminder Kickstarter Rewards
  • GnomeAcres undyed fiber sale
  • Boye interchangeable needle cables 21”
  • Purple hand-dyed yarn from Peggy May Yarns that I won in the May-along drawing
  • Some minis from Diane/Peggy May Yarns
  • Owl Tape Measure from Chosen Sisters
  • Sheep Tape Measure from Mimi’s Needle Basket
  • Cast On Bind Off 54 Step by Step Methods by Leslie Ann Bestor
  • Phoenix Fiber Club rolags for June

 

Stuff for Etsy

  • Cupcake project bag
  • DPN holder cozies

 

Other Stuff

Stuff I’m Watching – Orange is the New Black, Boys, Five Dances

Stuff I’m Reading – Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin

Stuff I’m Playing – Lego Lord of the Rings, Lego Marvel Superheroes

Podcast Recommendation – Changing this segment. I recently wrote a long post on my website about all the podcasts, audio and video, that I am currently subscribed to. I think I’ll only update this with new podcasts I’ve found. https://freakishlemon.com/theoddorchard/2015/7/5/podcasts

 

 

Come join the Freakish Lemon Video Podcast group on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-freakish-lemon-video-podcast

Follow me as “freakishlemon” on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Ravelry

Check out my shop at freakishlemon.etsy.com

 


Transcription

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You know every time I turn on this camera

I realize I didn’t think of anything to say.

 

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I’m terribly prepared. Hello. I am the Freakish

Lemon, I go by Adrian, and I use male pronouns.

 

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This is a crafty type video podcast thing.

You can find all of the show notes for this

 

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episode over at my website at freakishlemon.com.

We have a Ravelry group. We’re a small group

 

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right now, but if you’d like to join, you’re

welcome to. It’s the Freakish Lemon Video

 

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Podcast group. You can follow me as “FreakishLemon”

on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Ravelry…

 

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all those good places. And all the links to

find these things will be available in the

 

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down bar here on YouTube. Welcome to new viewers

and welcome back if you were a returning viewer.

 

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It’s July now. Amazing, right? Time passes

faster than we’d like I’d say most of the

 

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time. Welcome to this corner of my bedroom.

I – you’ll have noticed in the past few episodes

 

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if you have seen them- I have had issues corralling

my things and keeping them in such a place

 

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where I can get to them in order to film these

episodes, so I am sitting at the head my bed

 

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next to my open window and everything is here

on the bed with me. So hopefully it will not

 

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run away and you won’t be left with those

really awkward jump cuts where I’m just all

 

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over the place. I’m filming at night again.

It’s July. It’s hot during the day even up

 

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here in Connecticut. It’s been very humid

the past couple of days, so right now the

 

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temperature is bearable. I can survive with

just the ceiling fan on without sweating over

 

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much. I hope. So we’re going to try and see

how this goes. Also, I’m thinking- I’ve had

 

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some focusing issues with this camera in previous

episodes, too, that I didn’t realize that

 

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I had until I was editing the video, so I’m

sorry about that. But hopefully because I

 

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am physically not moving around the camera

focus will behave properly when I bring things

 

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up close to it and pull them back to where

I am. We’re gonna try it. So, here’s this

 

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corner of my room. I have my bulletin board

here with things on it: postcards and pins

 

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and things. I have this canvas which is a

blank canvas with the front of a t-shirt stretched

 

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over it because I used to have some pretty

rad Star Wars t-shirts when I was in middle

 

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school that I clearly grew out of, so I turned

them into wall art. And this thing up here

 

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– you can’t see very much, but it is the first

piece of artwork that I ever purchased that

 

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was not a poster. It is the 56 Geeks print

by Scott Johnson, who does the Extra Life

 

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comic. He’s also a podcaster, so you can check

out his work over at myextralife.com or at

 

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frog pants.com. Frog pants. It’s the name

of his studio. He does a lot of geeky, weird

 

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art. He does comic strips and he does a lot

of podcasts. He has a whole podcast network.

 

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Actually, later this month he’ll be doing

his Nerdtacular convention type thing out

 

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in Utah. I won’t be going to that because

I’m out in Connecticut and I have not planned

 

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for it. One day, I feel like I will garner

the courage to fly my lonely little self out

 

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there and meet other Frogpanters, but until

then I will enjoy it from afar because much

 

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of it will be available in podcast feeds.

I didn’t intend to be talking about Nerdtacular.

 

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Tangent. Yes. So I’m here on my bed. Things

that have happened since the last episode.

 

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A friend of mine came up from Pennsylvania

which was nice. I hadn’t seen her since last

 

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August when we went to the Pennsylvania Renaissance

Faire. Pennsylvania is a drivable distance

 

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away, but it’s 4 – 6 hours depending on where

you’re driving and traffic and when you’re

 

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driving and all that fun stuff. So it’s not

the easiest trek to make. I’ll be going down

 

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there actually in the beginning of August

for the Renaissance Faire, but she came up

 

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here. And we had dinner with some friends

and then we used to take these walks together

 

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because she used to live right down the street

and we used to walk our dogs around the lake

 

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down the street. So we took Penny the puppy

out on a walk and that was nice just to go

 

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on a walk with my friend. And see a few of

my other friends that I hadn’t seen a long

 

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time. The only friend I have that lives less

than an hour from this house have two very

 

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small children, so getting together is tough

sometimes because of both, you know, them

 

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needing her around and her work schedule versus

my work schedule because we’re in two different

 

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types of work, so we don’t see each other

as often as we’d like. But it was nice to

 

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see everybody and catch up and also this past

Sunday was the Connecticut Corgi Meetup , which

 

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is a delightful thing. My sister’s friend

actually organizes the Connecticut Corgi Meetup

 

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group and her dog Isaac is actually Penny’s

dad, so we had like a mini Corgi family reunion

 

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at this Corgi Meetup. We had my sister’s two

dogs, Audrey who’s the mom and Aeron one of

 

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the sons, and Margaret had Isaac, who’s the

dad, and Fig, who’s one of the girls, and

 

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we had Penny and Gabbers picked up Cecil from

their friend who took him. So they had a romp

 

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together with a bunch of other corgis from

around the state, which was really nice. We

 

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had a big ol’ picnic and somebody brought

a grill, so we had like a cook out. It was

 

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great. It was really fun and watching those

dogs play with each other is the funniest

 

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thing. We also met new to the group   Duke

who is my new favourite corgi ever of all

 

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time. This corgi is what we like to call a

low rider. He was a broad body with a very

 

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stubby legs, like very stubby legs. He was

also the fluffiest corgi I’ve ever seen in

 

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my life, like just a poof ball. And he had

been groomed for this event because he was

 

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so fluffy that it was out of control. They

had to like, trim his belly hair because it

 

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was all over the ground. He was so fluffy.

It was amazing to behold. So that was fun.

 

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But other than that, I don’t really leave

my house much. I’m kind of a homebody. I stay

 

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inside and I go on the internet and I listen

to podcasts and watch podcasts and read books

 

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and knit and watch movies and I don’t really

do anything else. Work has been the same,

 

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kind of constantly on fire because of stupid

decisions that people make when money is involved,

 

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but I still have a job so that’s better than

nothing. And that is- that was- that’s been

 

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the month since my last episode. So let’s

go ahead and head into the actual crafting

 

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stuff which you know is what you’re here to

see so we will start with

 

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I have, I suppose, two finished objects, but

it’s one finished thing from a pattern. One

 

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finished thing from a pattern? I made two

of the same thing is what I’m saying. I love

 

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knitting podcasts, but one thing I have noticed

since subscribing to a truly astonishing amount

 

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of them is that knitting podcast peer pressure

is strong and I am susceptible to it. So I

 

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made these bunny nuggets. I would never have

made these if I just saw the pattern. Never

 

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in a million years, but everybody’s making

them and they’re tiny little things so I thought

 

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why not me too? But yeah, it’s the Bunny Nuggets

pattern by Rebecca Danger. I used Lion Brand

 

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Bonbons. You know, those little- hang on,

I think I’ve got one over here. It’s naked!

 

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I lost – I- I don’t know what I did with the

little wrapper. It’s not like it had any information

 

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on it, but you know the little skeins and

there’s like a pack of 8 or whatever. This

 

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is cotton. I just use embroidery floss for

the dead, cold dead eyes and nose. These two

 

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pretty much took up one of those little skeins.

I have some left. These are stuffed with a

 

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tea bag full of dried lavender. I’m going

to make probably more of these because they’re

 

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really dorky looking. They really are. They’re

dorky looking little things and I’m going

 

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to keep them in with my gift bin and in with

my my Renaissance Faire costumes and old cosplay

 

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costumes and things like that, so they don’t

end up smelling all stale and gross. I’ll

 

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probably throw a couple in with winter blanket

storage -that type of thing. I knit these

 

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on US 2/ 2.75 mm aluminum DPNs. It took me

awhile to get a hang of the ears because the

 

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ears are too many stitches to really be an

i-cord but not enough stitches to really warrant

 

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being spread over 3 needles. I couldn’t juggle

the three needles, but I manage something

 

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where I had three stitches on two needles

so they actually ended up pretty kind of flat

 

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because of the way I knit them, which worked

out well. They really are the dorkiest looking

 

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little nuggets. That’s the only thing that

I have finished knitting. Because you’ll see,

 

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I have more works-in-progress than what I

had last month. Let’s start off with – let’s

 

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put the nuggets somewhere out of the way – with

my vanilla socks. I transfered them to this

 

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Bento bag that I made which is fraying like

crazy, but I’ll have to deal. Here they are.

 

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They’re at the same point. I did a lot of

knitting at the corgi meetup. I did one of

 

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the heel the fish lips kiss heels in the car

on the way home from the meetup and the other

 

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one I did right when I get home so I wouldn’t

forget what I was doing, but I had knit maybe

 

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a half inch on one for the cuff and three

and a half inches on the other so it was pretty

 

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nice progress for me to get done. These are

in the DPN cozy flaps that I sewed. This is

 

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using the Loops & Threads Luxury Socks which

is 60% merino, 30% nylon, and 10% cashmere

 

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in the “Canyon” colorway. And these are the

ones that I started with 64 stitches in the

 

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round usually do my socks at 56, so I’m doing

these at 64 stitches to see how they fit.

 

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A lot of patterns call for 64 stitches. If

I know how they fit, either I’ll know I’ll

 

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have to you know adjust patterns to 56, but

if they don’t fit and they’re too big, then

 

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I might have a better idea of the socks I

should knit for my brothers when I make my

 

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brothers socks. Because we have roughly the

same size feet, but their feet are just slightly

 

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bigger than mine. Like they can still wear

my shoes comfortably, but they usually have

 

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to tug out the laces and retie them. Not out

all the way, but you know loosen the laces

 

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a bit because their feet are just a little

bit bigger than mine are. I keep hitting this

 

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box over here that’s holding up my Kindle

with my show notes, so apologies if you keep

 

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hearing the sound of knuckles hitting cardboard.Â

Trying something new. Hopefully, I’ll finish

 

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these soon so I have the needles at the ready,

but nothing terribly interesting to report

 

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there. Just progress which is good, but you

know, it’s vanilla socks. There’s nothing

 

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particularly challenging about them for me.

Just drop that on the floor. My cozy memories

 

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blanket, which is over here. I think I had

just done or started this square the last

 

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episode which is yarn from Diane from the

Peggy May podcast   and I really haven’t

 

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done much on this blanket. I just started

this square made out of- oh, the yarn is lost

 

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somewhere in this bag- this yarn which is

a mini from the Diane of the Peggy May podcast,

 

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so not much progress there. And this is the cozy

memories blanket using the Memories Blanket

 

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tutorial by Georgie Hallam. I’m using a US

2/ 2.75 mm interchangeable needles. Did I

 

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say needles were on the socks? The socks are

on US 1/ 2.25 DPNs. The blanket’s on US 2/

 

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2.75 mm aluminum interchangeable needles from

Boye? B-O-Y-E? They’re the ones I bought a

 

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Jo-Ann’s because that’s where I typically

buy knitting needles and I like not spending

 

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all of my money, contrary to the evidence

before you. What else did I have? My lace

 

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weight triangle shawl, which is in one these

bags. There it is. It’s in my Star Wars comics

 

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Tangerine Designs sock bag. This is using

Plymouth Yarn Revel which is 85% alpaca and

 

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15% merino in the “Grape Mist” colorway. There’s

no color on the actual ball band; it was on

 

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a sticker that my local yarn store put on

there. I don’t know if that’s from Plymouth

 

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Yarns or if that’s just from my local yarn

store. This is US 5/ 3 .75 mm circulars. I’m

 

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in the middle of a row! Of course I am. That

would only- ending the row to show you would

 

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only make things easier, but it’s just a triangular

garter stitch shawl. It was originally going

 

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to be a modular shawl but then I didn’t like

how the colors would break up, so I just continued

 

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doing the triangular bit. I still haven’t

decided how I’m going to finish this but I

 

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still have a hefty amount of this yarn. I’m

just going to try and use up the whole thing.

 

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you can see I’ve just gotten down to this

dark purple and blue which is nice. Nothing

 

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really exciting to report here. It’s just

kind of gartering along slowly. Because I

 

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have many works in progress right now. Get

that back in the bag

and then I’ve been working on my Flying North

 

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Socks- Flying North by Maria Montzka of the

Stitched in Sweden podcast using Sensations

 

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Truly yarn which is 55% wool, 30% nylon, and

15% rayon from bamboo in “Turquoise” and I’m

 

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using US 1 / 2.25 mm DPNs. And I finished

one sock- there we go- it’s a pointier toe

 

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then I think really goes for my foot, but

now I know that. And I do really like this

 

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pattern. It’s some simple purl stitch patterning.

It’s actually giving me some ideas for a slight

 

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alteration on a future sock project using

similar you know pattern, but filling in more

 

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purl stitches.This is how far I am on the

other side, almost 1 pattern repeat done.

 

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And I am knitting these for the Opposite-along

for the YarnderWoman podcast. I think I also

 

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answer these in the Yarnaceutical’s Sockalong.

Speaking of which, thank you- oh, I meant

 

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to look this up- Mary I think her name is,

of the Yarnaceuticals podcast. The episode

 

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she put out this week she was talking about

my podcast and she said such nice things,

 

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so thank you very much for watching and enjoying

what I do and recommending me. Somebody’s

 

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already joined the group because of the podcast

and she saw you recommendation, so thank you,

 

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thank you, thank you. She’s a lovely lovely

person. She has a wonderful podcast of her

 

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own where she’s- where she’s exploring the

different kinds of knitting that she you know

 

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wants to learn and she wants to spin and all

this great stuff so if you haven’t watch the

 

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Yarnaceuticals Podcast, then you should because

she’s pretty great and I’m really grateful

 

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that she thinks that my podcast good enough

talk about on hers. That’s kind of awesome.

 

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Wow, my voice just cracked. It’s really awesome,

so thank you. And then I have one more work

 

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in progress on the needles that I just started

beginning of July for the Little Bobbins Knits

 

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Purposeful Stash-along. I have actually been

pretty good about using my stash yarn for

 

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the past couple years so I didn’t have anything

that I has planned to make that was super

 

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super old. I decided to do the Del Norte shawl

by Danielle Morgan. I’d assigned this yarn

 

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to that pattern in Ravelry awhile ago, maybe

not too long ago, but it was definitely one

 

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that I had in mind for this yarn not long

after I bought it. I have this Ella Rae Lace

 

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Merino. It’s not actually a lace weight; it’s

a fingering weight, but it’s called lace merino,

 

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which is 100% extrafine merino in a “Kelly

green” color and I haven’t gotten very far.

 

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I’m just at the regular ol’ – okay. What am

I doing here? I’m tangled. There we go. Just

 

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the regular ol’ increase part. The spine here’s

a little different than what I’ve done in

 

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the past, where on the right side it’s slipping

the stitch and the backside just purling it,

 

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but I’m excited to get to some of the patterning

bits. But right now it’s just stockinette.

 

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This is going to be paired with a yarn that

I specifically bought last year at the yarn

 

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crawl to go with this and it’s the Berroco

Cosmo. It’s coming out a bit brighter on camera

 

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than what it actually is in real life, but

it’s 60% baby alpaca, 30% wool, and 10% silk.

 

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On the Del Norte shawl there’s some striping

at the bottom. This will be at the bottom

 

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to go with this green that I bought at a sidewalk

sale at my local yarn shop three years ago.

 

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I am using my US 4/ 3.5 mm Boye aluminum DPNs.

DPNs? Aluminum interchangeable needles. Although

 

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I don’t think I’m going to work on this very

much until I finish the Flying North socks

 

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because that knitalong ends sooner, I believe.

I think that’s the case. Sorry for the crinkling.

 

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Yes, that is what I have on the needles. It’s

a lot of things on the needles. It’s more

 

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things on the needles than I thought I was

going to have. I thought I’d’ve finished something

 

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by now, but no. No such luck. So with that,

let’s move on to the next segment which is of course

 

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which I don’t really

have much for. I am still working on my Weekender

 

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hexagon blanket. That’s the Weekender blanket

by Sandra Paul which is being done in a combination

 

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of Lion Brand Wool-Ease and Vanna’s Choice

yarns  in my Doctor Who colors. It’s grown

 

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a bit since the last time you’ve seen it.

It’s getting to the point where I’m trying

 

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to gauge how much yarn I have left for the

two finite balls of yarn I have. I have this

 

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purple, which is all the purple I have left,

and I have this green, which is all the green

 

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I have left, so I’m playing the guessing game

of how far can I get with these two. Everything

 

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else I have plenty of to do borders and things,

but these two are are the ones to be watched.

 

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I’ve actually taken a break from crocheting

this a little bit because I was hurting my

 

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shoulder crocheting because I’m great at taking

breaks, so I just injure myself. So I was

 

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weaving in some of the ends, but I’ve got

a lot of ends still sticking around. But conceivably,

 

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this will be finished at some point. I’m hoping

I will finish it while Stash Dash is still going

 

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  1. I’m not currently actively participating

in Stash Dash – I think I’ll make a decision

 

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at the end of the month whether or not I’m

going to go for 3K for whatever because I

 

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haven’t finished anything recently, so…

I kind of really- I mean I’d heard about it

 

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but I hadn’t looked into it until this year.

I will plan better for it next year. It sounds

 

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like an amazing, you know, thing to be a part

of, but I just did not plan well. So that’ll

 

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be something in mind for next year, but if

I can finish this blanket, I think I’ll have

 

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a fighting chance at a respectable amount

of knitting to be entered into Stash Dash.

 

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And I haven’t done- Oh, I didn’t say. That’s

using a US I/ 5.5 mm hook. Gotta remember

 

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to tell you the needle things. Slash hook

things. But I haven’t done any more granny

 

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squares for the scrap granny square blanket.

That’s exactly the state it was in before.

 

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Because I’m waiting to finish this to use

the scrap yarn from this in that granny square

 

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blanket. Which moves us on to

 

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This is the spinning portion of

 

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the podcast, if that wasn’t made clear. I

have one finished object. Well, it’s finished

 

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spinning. I wouldn’t consider it necessarily

finished because I haven’t washed one half

 

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of it and you know, let it set and all that

yet, but I

finished drying one half of it today. So this

 

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is the half of it that is completely finished.

This is blue-faced Leicester from Frabjous

 

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Fibers in the “Dunedin” color way. It was

a 4 oz braid. I spun it on my Ashford Kiwi

 

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  1. I haven’t measured how long it is or the

exact yarn weight, but I think I’m pretty

 

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close to I think- I think I’ve managed a chain

ply fingering weight with this yarn and here’s

 

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are the other half of it still on the niddy-noddy

which I will be finished up this weekend while

 

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this episode is rendering and being uploaded

and all that fun stuff. I spun this very quickly.

 

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I started spinning is on July 2nd because

I started spinning this for the Yarngasm Podcast

 

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Sock spin-and-knit-along. So this is the main

color for the socks. I will probably just

 

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do vanilla socks because I’ve never knit socks

with handspun before. I want to see how it

 

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behaves on the needles. Probably still use

the US 1/ 2.25 mm DPNs, but since I don’t

 

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know how much I have spun up, I don’t know

if I really have enough for a full pair of

 

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socks. I do have a green fiber upstairs. I

don’t remember what it’s made of. I don’t

 

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know which type of fiber it is. But it is

a green that goes with this which I can spin

 

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up for contrasting heels and toes or even

stripes if I need to. I don’t think I’ll need

 

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stripes. I think heels and toes, if I don’t

have enough for a full sock in this half and

 

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a full sock in this half, then I think that

the green for heels and toes will be fine,

 

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but I do have yarn that I can spin up for

  1. It is not very soft. I did put a lot of

 

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extra twist into the singles and an extra

twist into the plying because I have heard

 

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that helps with the- with keeping hard wearing

garments from developing holes too quickly.

 

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So it is pretty like wiry on the hand and

it is a little bit softer now that it’s been

 

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washed and dried. It’s still a little bit

damp, but I’m looking forward to starting

 

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these. I’m hoping I’ll finish the Flying North

socks this weekend so I can cast on these

 

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socks. Or maybe finish my vanilla socks and

cast on these socks. Something. I’m working

 

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on something this weekend so I can cast these

on as socks, but other than that I have been-

 

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I had been before this past week because I’ve

just been spinning – that’s all I had been

 

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working on the giant ball of wool that I bought

at the New England- Â  New England Fiber Festival.

 

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It was a pound and 4 ounces of wool and I’m

spinning this for the the maple leaf shawl,

 

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which I still don’t have in my show notes

with the link to the pattern, but it’s in

 

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these autumn colors. These are two bobbins

of the short color repeats. I divided it up

 

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for fractal spinning and I think I will have

one more bobbin of the short color repeats.

 

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I would have kept filling the bobbins, but

I took them off to spin on the other things

 

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and I didn’t feel like fighting with the tail

of the wool so I just finished out the piece

 

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I was working on. So I think I’ll have one

more bobbin of the short color repeats and

 

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then I will fill some other bobbins as full

as I can make them with the long color repeats.

 

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It’s going to be a two ply hopefully fingering

weight. I think I’ve spun this thin enough

 

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for it to be 2-ply fingering. It is a long

spinning project. It is a lot of fiber. If

 

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I do not have enough fiber I will cry. I will

cry in despar. We’ll see what happens, but

 

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I am really enjoying it. It’s nice kind of

mindless spinning at this point because I’m

 

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paying attention to the thickness of what

I’m spinning. Everything else is kind of autopilot

 

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and they’re colors I love so I’m not bored

with them. Those two things are really the

 

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only thing I’ve been spinning. For a while

there was too hot to go up into that room.

 

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Now it’s too hot but we do have two box fans

in there and there are two windows across

 

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from each other, so one of them is being used

as exhaust and the other one is sucking air

 

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into the room which is getting a cross breeze

so I can be up there for a little while without

 

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completely evaporating which is nice. It’s

very hot room. Very hot. Yeah. But that’s

 

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it for spinning. I haven’t done any drop spindling.

There’s too many things for me to do. So we

 

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will move on to the next segment which is

 

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I didn’t do anything with

 

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the quilt top I made from the bento bag scraps,

so that’s just still hanging out and I have

 

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done some cross stitching- this is backwards.

I’m starting with my works in progress, but

 

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this thing’s been around since the start of

the show so might as well talk about it. I

 

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know you’re probably wondering. I’ve started

the border in this kind of brick red. You

 

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can see there’s a little reindeer and some

snowflakes. This is a Christmas sampler from

 

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the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. It is very

exciting to be on the border and working on

 

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the border. Because I’ve been working on this

since November. The Halloween one too a month

 

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and a half. I don’t know why I’m so… I’m

dragging my feet on this, but now that I’m

 

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on the border, you know, I can gauge how long

things are going to take me and I’m excited

 

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finally get this done and framed. Cross your

fingers that I’ll be done with it by next

 

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episode. But other than that, I did spend

a day up there during one of the cooler days

 

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playing with some sewing things. I made another

project bag for the shop. It’s a little bit

 

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shorter than the other ones because I made

a mistake measring out the fabric and I cut

 

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it wrong, so it’s a little bit shorter. Which

is not a big deal. It’s this cupcake fabric

 

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and inside is this kind of fuschia pink which

is very similar to this dark pink in the cupcakes.

 

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It’s a little darker but it’s a nice bright

color to go with these cupcakes. So that will

 

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be up in the shop and I also decided to make

some more of those quilted DPN cozies. I made

 

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one for me out of my dragon fabric from my

stupid dragon quilt that I’m currently sitting

 

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  1. That’s the name I still call it in my

head is Stupid Dragon Quilt. I kind of had

 

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to relearn what I did for my first one so

my French seams aren’t that great on the end,

 

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but it fits it and I managed work it out so

that I made a bunch more to go up in the shop.

 

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I have two of these weird owl ones which has

the aqua fabric inside bound with bias tape

 

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that I found in the craft bin. Who knew that

we had bias tape hanging out up there? And

 

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then I have two of these owl ones

and I have a monster one. This is the monster

fabric with this orange fabric that I did

 

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a project bag for my sister out of. But those

will be up in the shop, too. These are for

 

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7 inch DPNs, which I think is the average.

That’s really the only size that I buy, but

 

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if you want something, if you want quilted

DPN cozies for a different size, I would be

 

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willing to figure something out. So just shoot

me a message on Etsy, if you’re interested.

 

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I also did a couple of other quick quilting

things because I needed some things. I made

 

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some coasters just playing around with some

random stitches. It’s a kind of a darker brown

 

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in real life than what showing up here, but

they all have different stitches on them.

 

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Because I figured, what the heck? I might

as well play with it. They’re coasters. You’re

 

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not supposed to be looking at the top of it

anyway. You’re supposed to put a drink on

 

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  1. And I also made a little mug rug to go

next to my laptop. Because, especially on

 

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the weekends, sometimes I’ll just eat next

to my laptop which is not the best, but like

 

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this weekend I’m going to be working on this

video so something to put hot plates and bowls

 

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and mugs of tea on. This is just scrap fabric

that I had, some of that owl fabric, some

 

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of this dark teal blue, some of the grey flowery

fabric that I like. And I was playing around

 

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with different quilting patterns. I like how

this triangle section turned out. I don’t

 

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know if you can see it. Maybe it’s easier

– there we go. It’s easier to see back here.

 

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I like how that turned out. Something keep

in mind for the future. Anything else with

 

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thread? That’s really it, I think. That’s

  1. Like it wasn’t a lot of things that I

 

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did and I just spent a whole day sering one

day and that’s what came out of the sewing

 

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room. So I guess we can move on to my next

segment and that segment is

 

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You know, I really thought when I started this

podcast that this would be the segment that

 

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would be the least updated out of all of my

segments. I really don’t know what happened.

 

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Okay, so, things that I have purchased. New

stuff. First thing is I bought myself a pair

 

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of Chiaogoo stainless steel knit red lace

size 1 / 2.5 mm circular needles. I realized

 

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while I was knitting the- while I was- while

I am knitting the Flying North socks by Maria

 

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Montzka that they were really written for

magic loop. And I’ve done magic loop for two

 

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at a time socks, which was alright. It was

very fiddly to get started and fiddly when

 

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did the heels, but for the most part it was

all right. But the needles that I have for

 

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that are super long. I showed them to you

before, so they’re hard- I can’t do one sock

 

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on them. And I do like knitting socks one

at a time. I know at some point I’m going

 

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to do more two at a time socks just to see,

but I know I want to do that pattern again

 

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with some slight modifications so I want to

try it doing magic loop. And I’d heard good

 

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things about the cord for this because the

needles I buy at Jo-ann’s – the Boye and the

 

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Clover needles- the cord is not good for magic

loop unless it’s super long like the my super

 

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long Clovers. It’s just not flexible enough

to really bend to the way you need it to do

 

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a magic loop, so I splurged and went to Amazon

and bought myself- this is really reflective.

 

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I’m sorry. I bought myself a pair of Chiaogoo

needles. These are the fanciest needles I

 

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own. But I’m looking forward to using them.Â

I also, I think the next day- I’ve had a-

 

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these have all come in like the past two weeks,

so like the next day I got a box from a yarn

 

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company that I didn’t recognize. About a month

and a half ago, I went on a Kickstarter spree.

 

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I backed some soaps, I backed some yarn dyers,

I backed some things. I really put my money

 

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out there and backed a kind of an expensive

level for the Skeinminder Kickstarter. If

 

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you haven’t heard of that, indie dyers often

have these skein winder things that look like

 

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a wooden Ferris wheel type thing. There’re

some that are manual and there are some that

 

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are motorized, so the motorized ones will

just turn on their own. But if you are winding

 

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skeins of yarn to sell, you still have to

sit there and count the rotations because

 

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it’s not gonna stop. The Skeinminder and I

don’t have the details in front of me, is

 

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a device that is being worked on to plug into

those motorized skein winders and to count

 

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the rotations and stop at the set amount.

So if you know, say you want it to go 200

 

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rotations, you would set it to 200 rotations

and you can set the thing to go and your skein

 

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would wind up and you could walk away and

do something else for the amount of time it

 

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takes to wind that up. And it will stop at

200 rotations. So you’d come back, do what

 

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you need to do, set up the next one, that

kind of thing. I watch a lot of indie dyer

 

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podcasts and I just think this would be such

a useful tool to be out there for people to

 

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use because I wind my hand spun on the niddy

noddy myself. I reskein things myself upstairs

 

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and I know how long it takes me. I can’t imagine

having to do that as part of your business

 

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everyday. This thing will be so useful, so

I did put out much more money than I usually

 

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do for Kickstarters to get the full skein

set thing. I mean, I backed this because I

 

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want this to happen but the rewards for this

Kickstarter were kind of amazing so I opened

 

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up this box I got from this yarn company I

didn’t recognize and it was my rewards from

 

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the Skeinminder Kickstarter. The first thing

first is I get this Skeinminder snake dragon

 

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thing tote bag, which is actually really nice.

I like this fabric and it’s got nice kind

 

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of longish handles. Which is nice. And this

box was filled with all these tissue paper

 

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wrapped burritos of delight. So here is the

device that they’re working on and you can

 

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find out more over at skeinminder.com and

it was alpine? Alpenglow Yarn that the box

 

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came from which is the company that’s been

working on the Skeinminder. i got that, I

 

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got a sticker. I got a Thank You Skeinminder

card from Carrie and I got some Spark stitch

 

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markers, which are these like square little

stitch markers. Who is this by? Is it by Spark?

 

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Is that the name of the company? The card

on the back here says Starlight Knitting,

 

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so

I’m not entirely sure. it says curated by

Spark, but these are pretty cool. I’m excited

 

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to play around with those. And I got another

sticker. Anything else in here? No. Well,

 

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there’s other things in here. Because the

full skein set, which I mentioned before,

 

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is a set of five skeins of yarn in the colors

of this Skeinminder. So I have “Black Box”

 

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from Cannon Hand-dyes in their Charles Merino

sock, which is 80% Superwash Merino, 20% nylon.

 

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395 yards. And these, I believe were all wound

on a machine using the skein winder, I mean

 

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Skeinminder, so they were testing it as part

of the Kickstarter rewards. So that was “Black

 

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Box” which is the black box. This is the “Zero

Button” from Pigeon Roof Studios and it’s

 

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100% superwash merino. It’s 400 yards. These

are all fingering weight, I believe. There

 

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is Sincere Sheep’s natural dye. This is the

“Up and Down Button” 100% Superwash Merino,

 

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430 yards. It’s the Tenacious base, I believe.

There is the “Skeinminder Menu.” Hazel Knits.

 

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Which is 90% Superwash Merino, 10 % nylon

and there is Alpenglow Yarns very own yarn

 

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which is “Big Red Button” which is a 100%

superwash Merino. So I have 5 – oh, I’m dropping

 

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them- skeins of yarn that came in one box.

  I didn’t expect this until later in the

 

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year. But I’m telling you, if you’re going

to back any Kickstarters, back craft Kickstarters

 

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because I’d say about a third of the ones

that I backed during my Kickstarter backing

 

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spree, came through earlier than anticipated

with their rewards. So this was pretty amazing

 

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and I’m really excited to work with these.

I’m hoping to do some color work which is

 

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great because now I have all these colors.

So that is the Skeinminder Kickstarter rewards

 

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and that is not all. In addition to that,

GnomeAcres decided to have a fiber sale. She

 

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used to dye fiber fairly regularly, but she

hasn’t in a while. And she said in a podcast

 

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that she wouldn’t get a chance to for a long

time so she was going to sell her fiber stock

 

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at you know a little bit above which she would

be paying for it. And I went to go see how

 

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much 4 ounces would be of her undyed fiber

stock. It was 6 dollars for 4 ounces. So I

 

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bought four different types of fiber. Crinkling,

sorry. 4 different types of fiber. This is

 

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a Masham, which is- oh my God, I tied this

too tightly. I can’t get in. Should have untied

 

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these before the podcast -and it’s like a

light heathery grey type of wool, but I’ve

 

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never spun with before. I tried to go for

things that I’ve never really worked with

 

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spinning wise. And then all these other three

are just white. This is a Superwash Merino,

 

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Merino, and silk blend. And then I got a Falkland.

I’ve heard that that’s not a breed; that’s

 

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just where the yarn or the wool comes from,

so I don’t know specifically what breed but

 

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Falkland. And Superwash Merino, bamboo, and

nylon blend which are all things I’ve never

 

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spun with before. The Masham? M-A-S-H-A-M

– the off-white one, I’m probably just going

 

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to leave as a natural. The others I might

dye. I’ll probably spin them first and then

 

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play with dyeing later. I know there’s…

I saw some cabbage dyeing that looked really

 

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interesting that I’d like to try and my sister

has started fooling around with dyeing yarns.

 

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I say fooling around with. She bought a natural

dyeing kit and then also bought other things

 

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and just started dying things. So I might

have her dye some things or I might just play

 

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with dying things or I might just leave them

naked. Because they look good… I was just

 

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going to say they look good naked, too. Should

I really be talking about fiber that way?

 

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i don’t know. But that’s not all. I also,

since I started a whole bunch of knitting

 

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things on circular needles, I realized that

with my Boye interchangeable needle set that

 

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I only had one length of the cable that I

liked. Because those needles are- is it right

 

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here? Maybe? I dropped everything on the floor.

Let’s see if I can grab it. This is the length

 

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cable that I like for these because with the

needle and the join, it’s a very long needle,

 

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so any cable shorter than this makes it very

awkward. You have to knit with your needles

 

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this. You can’t- there’s not a lot of wiggle

room, but I only had one cable this length

 

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which was on my cozy memories blanket. So

I went on Amazon and I bought four more. There’s

 

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3 here and one on here. This was on shorter

ones and I couldn’t stand it, so I just knit

 

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onto the longer oens. So I bought a whole

bunch. Because what’s the point in having

 

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interchangeable needles if you don’t have

enough cables to use all your needle ends?

 

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So, bunch of 21 inch cables. And then I got

more yarn in the mail. To be fair, I did not

 

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buy this. It’s not cheating on my yarn diet

if I won it, right? Whatever, at this point.

 

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Whatever. This is from Diane of the Peggy

May podcast. I had participated in May knit/crochet/craft-along

 

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thingy and she drew my name for the prize

of a skein of her handdyed yarn and I picked

 

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this purple yarn. It’s called Indigo is a

Falkland Merino. 100 grams 335 meters. I will

 

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have to translate that into yards because

I’m American and we like outdated measurements,

 

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like yards. Like i have an idea of how many

yards it is, but I’ll need to know for sure.

 

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But yes, I chose this yarn out of her yarns

because it reminds me of the Matt Fraction

 

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Hawkeye comics

and I have plans to basically modify the

Flying North socks to an arrow chevron pattern

 

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like the one that Hawkeye wears in those comics.

Do I have that handy? I might have that handy.

 

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I might have screenshots of that comic handy.

Oh, lights are hard. He’s got a chevron on

 

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his shirt right there. That’s a pretty good

color match, right? Yeah? Looks good to me.

 

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I love these comics. It’s just a shirt! His

stupid uniform is just a shirt. It’s just

 

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a T-shirt. You can see the, oh my god. So

reflective, these lights. You can see the

 

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comic pages tend to have a color scheme. A

lot of time it’ll be purple and blue. This

 

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one has both Hawkeyes. I’m actually planning

on doing a Hawkeye quilt with- my God, get

 

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out of here. It wouldn’t get away from image.

Hawkeye quilt with blocks with the chevron

 

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pattern and blocks with the bull’s-eye pattern.

Because both Hawkeyes like to wear the purple

 

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bull’s-eyes because I’m a giant dork. So she

sent me this lovely prize and I’m going to

 

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make Hawkeye socks out of it I think. Probably.

She also sent me a couple of minis to add

 

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into my blanket which was very nice of her.

She didn’t have to do that, so thank you,

 

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Diane. I’m excited to play with my Hawkeye

yarn. That comic is just really special to

 

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  1. I’m sorry. It’s really the first comic

that got me into reading comics. I mean, I’d

 

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read Watchmen and I’d read the Sandman comics,

but they really didn’t inspire me to read

 

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comics. They just happened to be comics that

I had read, but I started reading Hawkeye

 

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and the folks whose blogs I was reading online

who were you know, telling people ‘Hawkeye’s

 

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great, you should read Hawkeye’ were saying

you should read Ms. Marvel, so I started the

 

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new Ms. Marval with Kamala Khan and I love

that series and they were like you should

 

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read, I don’t remember which run of She-Hulk

it is, but this run of She-Hulk so I read a

 

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few of those and I really like those, so like…

Also I’m now, I’m also reading Matt Fraction’s

 

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other series Sex Criminals, which is not for

children, but it is a hilariously great read

 

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if you are an adult.But yeah this is very

special, so I picked the yarn that reminded

 

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me of Hawkeye. And that’s still not all because

I also bought, I bought some more yarn needles

 

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because with so many projects on, I ran out

of- a while back I did these three of these

 

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notions pouches, where it would have needles,

yarn needles, stitch markers, tape measure,

 

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most of them had a pair of scissors, some

waste yarn, any note taking things and I have

 

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so many things in progress right now that

I didn’t have enough tape measures to go around

 

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or yarn needles. So i bought some yarn needles

but those aren’t really exciting becuase they’re

 

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yarn needles. But I did buy some tape measures

which are exciting. I bought this owl tape

 

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measure – with a yellow owl on the front and

a green one, well, I don’t know which is the

 

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front and which is the back and this is the

button – from Chosen Sisters on Etsy. And

 

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it’s

just a padded tape measure and then I bought

this sheep tape measure from Mimi’s Needle

 

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Basket on Etsy. I got this in today and I’ve

already lost her card. So that’s exciting.

 

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I’ll have those in my new little notions bags.

And I needed to buy something in order to

 

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get boxes for stitch markers to mail out some

stitch markers this weekend and they were

 

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add on items on Amazon and they were cheaper

than buying them at the store, so I need something

 

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to bump that total over to $25 and by bump,

I mean really match that total to make it

 

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$25. So I bought this book Cast On Bind Off

54 Step by Step Methods by Leslie Ann Bestor.

 

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I’ve just kind of flipped through it, I haven’t

really looked in detail, but I look forward

 

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to seeing things that I can use and information

that I can use. It’s always good to have reference

 

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books, I think, so having this around will

be helpful. I don’t know what I thought I

 

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was going to say more there, but I think having

something at hand that is not internet based

 

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would be extremely helpful, especially if

you know, I leave the house. Then I can just

 

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throw this in a bag if I’m on vacation or

something. I know it’s just an excuse to buy

 

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a knitting book. I know there’s- I mean it

looks like it’s pretty great. There’s some

 

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photos of it and I saw the one for the Kitchener

stitch in here and you can’t wrong with having

 

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an extra copy of how to do Kitchener Stitch

that you can just have lying around. So, yes

 

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and then I didn’t- I forgot to put this in

my freakin’ notes. The last of the Phoenix

 

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Fiber Club shipment came in, so here is June’s

Phoenix Fiber Club. I gotta update my show

 

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notes because I forgot to add this in there.

But this is actually pretty different from

 

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the previous two. I might end up spinning

this one as 1 ply and spinning the other as

 

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another and spinning them together. That would

be interesting to see what that would look

 

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like. I’ll see what happens. Is that everything?

Have I exhausted everything from the new stuff?

 

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I think I have. And if I haven’t, oh well.

That was plenty of stuff. Probably too much

 

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stuff, but you know. That’s what happens.

Which moves us into the next segment which is

 

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Which is basically just

the project bag and the DPN holder cozy thingies

 

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that I should you in Stuff with Thread. I

haven’t worked on any other things for the

 

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shop at this point, but I am planning on putting

those things up this weekend, so I will announce

 

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when the shop update is live on social media.

So keep an eye out if you want any of those

 

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things. Well that was easy. Yeah, okay. So

we’ll move right into

 

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01:13:13,080 –> 01:13:25,100

Stuff I am watching. I watched the new season of Orange

is the New Black in two days. I love that

 

475

01:13:25,100 –> 01:13:31,620

show. I am very entertained by that show.

And I can’t stop watching that show when I

 

476

01:13:31,620 –> 01:13:40,830

have it on, so it was very good. No spoilers.

I enjoyed it and I enjoyed the direction it

 

477

01:13:40,830 –> 01:13:49,120

started taking this season. I’ve also been-

well, I’m not really been watching anything

 

478

01:13:49,120 –> 01:14:01,710

other than podcasts, although I did get into

a bit of a melancholy gay boys movie thing.

 

479

01:14:01,710 –> 01:14:08,640

I watched this movie called Boys which was

about a couple teenage boys who are on the

 

480

01:14:08,640 –> 01:14:22,560

track team who fall in love and it’s all forbidden

things. It was pretty just kind of bleak,

 

481

01:14:22,560 –> 01:14:36,270

but things wrapped up pretty okay at the end.

It just had that kind of you know, melancholy

 

482

01:14:36,270 –> 01:14:46,380

feel to it. It’s a foreign film. I think it’s

in German. But I watched it a couple of weekends

 

483

01:14:46,380 –> 01:14:52,180

ago so I don’t remember. It was alright. And

then I also watch this movie called Five Dances

 

484

01:14:52,180 –> 01:15:06,520

which is- its five dances that the main character

has and he is part of a ballet group in New

 

485

01:15:06,520 –> 01:15:13,710

York City. He’s from Kansas and you can – you

get slice of life bits where he’ll get a phone

 

486

01:15:13,710 –> 01:15:18,310

call from his mom who just is begging him

to come home but is also yelling at him for

 

487

01:15:18,310 –> 01:15:35,730

being a sinner and things. There’s a surprising

amount of drama for not having a straightforward

 

488

01:15:35,730 –> 01:15:50,600

progress through the story storyline. It’s

basically snapshots of these 5 pieces of his

 

489

01:15:50,600 –> 01:15:53,890

journey dancing with these people and of course

he falls in love with one of the other male

 

490

01:15:53,890 –> 01:16:10,960

dancers there. It’s very kind of- again, it’s

pretty kind of melancholy. Just kind of sort

 

491

01:16:10,960 –> 01:16:18,440

of sad, but you not really sure why you’re sad?

Since parts of it – even the parts of it that

 

492

01:16:18,440 –> 01:16:25,920

were looking up and fun and positive were

just kind of tinged a little bit. I don’t

 

493

01:16:25,920 –> 01:16:36,570

know. It’s a thing. Melancholy gay boy movies.

It is a thing. But I’m probably start on the

 

494

01:16:36,570 –> 01:16:43,940

depressing lesbian movies this weekend. I

don’t know. It’s Netflix started suggesting

 

495

01:16:43,940 –> 01:16:51,060

them all to me, so I might as well watch them.

See if Netflix is right and I’ll like them.

 

496

01:16:51,060 –> 01:17:03,330

But yeah, if you like melancholy gay boy movies,

you could do worse than Boys and Five Dances.

 

497

01:17:03,330 –> 01:17:10,200

Actually the Five Dances one was really- I

was often distracted from the story by the

 

498

01:17:10,200 –> 01:17:18,890

dancing. I like dancing.  Stuff I’m reading.

I’m still reading Planet of Exile by Ursula

 

499

01:17:18,890 –> 01:17:27,000

  1. Le Guin, even though it’s a tiny little

book. I am often distracted by fanfiction,

 

500

01:17:27,000 –> 01:17:38,160

so I just haven’t. I just haven’t read it

at work, is the thing. Because that’s where

 

501

01:17:38,160 –> 01:17:45,560

I get the majority of my reading done is,

well, the majority of my book reading done

 

502

01:17:45,560 –> 01:17:52,100

is at work on my breaks, but I ran into the

same problem with this book that I did with

 

503

01:17:52,100 –> 01:17:56,250

the Terry Pratchett book is I don’t want to

stop after 15 minutes. I just want to keep

 

504

01:17:56,250 –> 01:18:06,650

reading for at least a half an hour, so I’m

working on it at home. Slowly. When I have

 

505

01:18:06,650 –> 01:18:16,350

a chance between everything else. Stuff I’m

playing. I finish Lego Lord of the Rings!

 

506

01:18:16,350 –> 01:18:26,480

It only took me a few years. But I don’t play

every day, so progress is gonna be slow. Lego

 

507

01:18:26,480 –> 01:18:30,140

games, the pattern goes, is you make a bunch

of progress all at once because you play through

 

508

01:18:30,140 –> 01:18:35,660

all the levels on story mode and then you

get excited about unlocking new characters

 

509

01:18:35,660 –> 01:18:42,350

so you play them through once again on free

play mode and then you kind of slow down because

 

510

01:18:42,350 –> 01:18:47,550

you remember all the levels so it can get

pretty boring and frustrating if you don’t

 

511

01:18:47,550 –> 01:18:57,690

have the characters to unlock all the things

yet. So, I just sat down last Saturday at

 

512

01:18:57,690 –> 01:19:04,120

the 4th of July and finished it. That’s how

I celebrated the 4th of July. I curled up

 

513

01:19:04,120 –> 01:19:09,140

with my dog and I played Lego Lord of the

Rings. And i finished it. I was disappointed

 

514

01:19:09,140 –> 01:19:16,510

that nothing happened at the end. On previous

Lego games when I’ve hit 100%, something happens,

 

515

01:19:16,510 –> 01:19:26,900

even if it’s just a ‘Hooray! 100%!’ but nothing

happened. I just went to go check the map

 

516

01:19:26,900 –> 01:19:34,220

to make sure I had everything and the progress

bar said 100%. So right now I’m playing a

 

517

01:19:34,220 –> 01:19:40,220

little bit more of Lego Marvel Superheroes

which I have played through the story mode

 

518

01:19:40,220 –> 01:19:54,220

and I had started exploring the New York quests.

That is a heck of a game, Lego Marvel Surperheroes.

 

519

01:19:54,220 –> 01:20:02,950

I believe at the time it was the biggest,

most expansive Lego game yet. There are probably

 

520

01:20:02,950 –> 01:20:13,100

three times as many characters as Lego Star

Wars with all six movies. There a lot characters.

 

521

01:20:13,100 –> 01:20:21,780

There a lot of side quests. I also had forgotten

entirely where you find the different levels

 

522

01:20:21,780 –> 01:20:29,080

on the Helicarrier. I was running around the

Helicarrier lost but I got a couple of quests

 

523

01:20:29,080 –> 01:20:34,320

done, so I think I’m gonna play around with

Lego Marvel Superheroes before I get back

 

524

01:20:34,320 –> 01:20:47,300

to   Lego Batman 2. Because I think those

are the only two Xbox ones I have left to

 

525

01:20:47,300 –> 01:20:55,190

finish; Lego Marvel Superheroes and Lego Batman

  1. And then I have Lego Batman on Steam, which

 

526

01:20:55,190 –> 01:21:01,160

currently shuts down my laptop every time

I try to play it, so it’s just going to hang

 

527

01:21:01,160 –> 01:21:08,940

out there for right now until I have access

to a more robust platform to game on, but

 

528

01:21:08,940 –> 01:21:17,690

I also have Lego Harry Potter Years 5 through

7 that I played the first level on on Steam.

 

529

01:21:17,690 –> 01:21:23,160

Because they were a part of a really cheap

Lego game deal and I got them for like $5

 

530

01:21:23,160 –> 01:21:35,890

each, so why not? But I’ll be playing Lego

Marvel Superheroes for a while. Podcast Recommendations.

 

531

01:21:35,890 –> 01:21:49,110

I’m going to change the segment. Not too long

ago a viewer were asked Kristen from Voolenvine

 

532

01:21:49,110 –> 01:21:55,540

Yarns on the Yarngasm podcast what she listened

to or watched while she was knitting and she

 

533

01:21:55,540 –> 01:22:05,140

had posed the question back to the viewers,

what podcast do you listen to? What things

 

534

01:22:05,140 –> 01:22:11,120

do you watch and listen to while knitting?

And that got me thinking because I am a podcast

 

535

01:22:11,120 –> 01:22:22,320

addict. I know for the past few episodes you

can’t tell because I only recommend two podcasts,

 

536

01:22:22,320 –> 01:22:29,320

but the amount of podcast that I’m subscribed

to is absurd. That’s the amount of podcasts,

 

537

01:22:29,320 –> 01:22:44,040

is an absurd amount. And I used to back on

my LiveJournal periodically do podcast lists

 

538

01:22:44,040 –> 01:22:48,900

where I’d list the podcasts I was listening

to and a little blurb about them – what I

 

539

01:22:48,900 –> 01:22:56,330

liked about them, whatever. And I would do

that once or twice a year. So I went through

 

540

01:22:56,330 –> 01:23:10,090

my feeds – my Pocket Cast feed and my YouTube

subscriptions – and I did the same thing that

 

541

01:23:10,090 –> 01:23:17,200

past week. Listed out all of the podcasts

I listen to, including five or six new ones

 

542

01:23:17,200 –> 01:23:22,960

that I subcribed to last week because my boss

was out and I ran out of podcasts at work.

 

543

01:23:22,960 –> 01:23:30,530

And I wrote little blurbs about them and put

links to the websites and stuff. So if you

 

544

01:23:30,530 –> 01:23:39,040

really want to see the podcasts that I listen

to and watch, there will be a link to that

 

545

01:23:39,040 –> 01:23:52,710

blog post in the show notes.That’s has everything

that I’m subscribed to. So I think going forward,

 

546

01:23:52,710 –> 01:24:00,690

I’m only going to update this segment with

any new podcasts that I start watching or

 

547

01:24:00,690 –> 01:24:08,060

listening to. If you go look at that list,

you’ll think to yourself, ‘how the hell are

 

548

01:24:08,060 –> 01:24:15,660

you going to watch or listen to any new ones?’

I don’t know the answer to that, but I’m sure

 

549

01:24:15,660 –> 01:24:22,790

it will happen because at some point somebody’s

going to go on hiatus or I’m just going to

 

550

01:24:22,790 –> 01:24:35,600

fall out of love with a podcast. That happens.

Or I’ll go through a weeding process to weed

 

551

01:24:35,600 –> 01:24:42,440

out all the ones that I’m really not looking

forward to, not eagerly waiting episodes.

 

552

01:24:42,440 –> 01:24:48,460

That has happened in the past. Which is how

I end up subscribing to so many more podcasts.

 

553

01:24:48,460 –> 01:24:58,940

I weed them down and then I don’t have enough

and I find new ones. Everything can be found

 

554

01:24:58,940 –> 01:25:14,840

over at my blog. So I’m changing the segment

to only new podcasts that I started listening

 

555

01:25:14,840 –> 01:25:28,580

  1. And I think that is it for this episode.

I think I’ve talked about everything. If I

 

556

01:25:28,580 –> 01:25:38,920

haven’t, let’s pretend I did and then I can

go to bed and work on editing this tomorrow.

 

557

01:25:38,920 –> 01:25:45,740

So yeah. Show notes and everything will be

over at freakishlemon.com. Don’t forget that

 

558

01:25:45,740 –> 01:25:52,850

we have a Ravelry group, so introduce yourself

in the introductions thread, ask any questions

 

559

01:25:52,850 –> 01:25:59,970

or suggestions in the suggestions thread.

I was thinking about maybe when I have my

 

560

01:25:59,970 –> 01:26:07,600

process completely figured out for the closed

captioning, maybe doing a tutorial video on

 

561

01:26:07,600 –> 01:26:19,960

how I make these episodes? If anybody’s interested

in the production side of video podcasts,

 

562

01:26:19,960 –> 01:26:28,210

I feel like that would be fun to do if anybody

wants to see that. Once I have my closed captioning

 

563

01:26:28,210 –> 01:26:37,450

process down. I’m still tweaking It. Ravelry,

so there’ll be episode threads, introduction

 

564

01:26:37,450 –> 01:26:43,010

thread, suggestions thread. If you feel like

you need to start a thread for anything for

 

565

01:26:43,010 –> 01:26:48,200

the group to talk about, feel free to do that.

If you can’t, let me know because I’m new

 

566

01:26:48,200 –> 01:26:58,160

to this. I’m not sure completely how it works.

What else? You can follow me as ‘FreakishLemon’

 

567

01:26:58,160 –> 01:27:05,590

on Twitter, Tumblr, Ravelry, Instagram- all

those wonderful places and the links to those

 

568

01:27:05,590 –> 01:27:16,260

wonderful places will be below here on YouTube.

Don’t forget to check out my shop at FreakishLemon.Etsy.com

 

569

01:27:16,260 –> 01:27:24,510

where you find stitch markers, embroidered

notebooks, project bags, and soon DPN cozy

 

570

01:27:24,510 –> 01:27:37,000

holder thingies. And that’s about it for me,

so I will see you in August. Goodbye.

 

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