Episode 23: Tea and a Road Trip

Life Stuff

  • PA Renaissance Faire – humid weekend, but the heat wasn’t all that high at the faire grounds – good weekend
    • Not so much knitting time, since I drove, but lots of listening time

Knitting Stuff


  • Redford Sweater by Julie Hoover – Yarn Place Basic Fingering (wool) in Grey (ebay yarn) – US 1 – 2.25 mm Chiaogoo red lace circulars – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/redford
  • Cozy Memories Blanket using the Memories Blanket tutorial by Georgie Hallam – sock scraps – US 1/2.25 mm Chiaogoo circulars – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/memory-blanket
  • Worsted Weight Cozy Memories Blanket – US 3/3.25 mm circulars
  • Dangling Conversation by Mindy Ross – Bitsy Knits The Case of the Silent Six Handspun Single – US 2 – 2.75 mm – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dangling-conversation
  • C-3P0 Socks – Must Stash Yarn Star Wars Droids Yarn (75/25 SW Merino/Nylon) in C-3P0 – US 0 – 2.0 mm DPNs
  • Movie Socks 2 – Vanilla socks – Patons Kroy Socks Stripes (75/25 Wool/Nylon) in Bramble Stripes – US 1 – 2.25 mm Chiaogoo needles
  • BB-8 Socks – Must Stash Yarn Star Wars Droids Yarn (75/25 SW Merino/Nylon) in BB-8 – US 0 – 2.0 mm DPNs
  • Happy Halloween socks – Gale’s Art Sock Blank – US 0 – 2.0 mm Hiya Hiya Sharps – Pebbles Socks by Mina Phillip – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pebbles-socks-3

Crochet Stuff


Fiber Stuff

Sith and Spin Spin-along

Spin while watching/reading/listening to Sith stories, which, frankly, includes about 90% of Star Wars entertainment out there, so there’s plenty to choose from. Watch a Star Wars movie or TV show, listen to a Star Wars audiobook or podcast, or read a Star Wars book while spinning. Anything Sith-related goes, including Star Wars video games, video game Let’s Plays, fanfilms, and fanfiction if you can spin while enjoying those things.

This will be a casual 3-month-ish spin-along. A thread will be open in the Freakish Lemon Podcast group. Post a photo of what you’re working on and let us know what you’re watching/reading/listening to. This will also be a chatter thread. Spinning projects don’t have to be finished and your Sith entertainment does not have to be finished by the end of this spin-along; just spend some time with both over the next 3-months-ish, ending on October 1st. You can enter multiple times (photo and a blurb about your Sith story) to show your progress.

There will be prizes! Custom made batts and mini-batts from me!


  • Into the Whirled – Wibbley Wobbley Timey Wimey – Polwarth
  • Holocron batt
  • Mini-skeins from samples and mini-batts

WIPs –

  • Classy Squid Fiber Co – Exploding TARDIS rolags – Turtle Made Turkish Spindle
  • Mystery Wool Fleeces – Scouring, Carding, and Spinning
  • Mini-skeins from samples and mini-batts

Sewing Stuff

FOs –

  • Halloween Project Bags

WIPs –       

  • Hawkeye^2 Quilt
  • Star Wars Aurebesh Sampler by AdLeones on Etsy
  • Planning a Halloween quilt

New Stuff

  • Halloween fabric – fat quarters
  • Nomadic Yarns – That’s Not How the Force Works – Brit Sock base – 80/20 BFL/Nylon
  • Once Upon a Corgi – Audrey Base – 80/20 SW BFL/Nylon – Zombie Kangaroo and Nia
  • Knit Picks Goth Box
    • Pallette – 100% Peruvian Highland Wool – Asphalt Heather and Black
    • Stroll Fingering – 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon – Train Station tonal
    • Hawthorne Fingering – 80/20 SW Fine Highland wool/Polyamide
  • Do Ewe Knit?
    • Sweet Georgia – 100% SW Merino – saffron
    • Savvy Skeins – 100% SW Merino – Kona and Pandemonium

Other Stuff

Stuff I’m Watching – Knitorious Podcast – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_dXfcyyEU32SUbq_uOfL3w , Charlotte & Gus Knitting Podcast – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3epCN32zFnmn-zU3paZ49Q, Legend, Voyage of the Unicorn

Stuff I’m Reading – (tracking on GoodReads)

  • Jedi Quest series reread – series by Jude Watson
  • Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear series
  • New Dawn by John Jackson Miller (audiobook) narr by Mark Thompson
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – Gambit: Stealth by Karen Miller (audiobook) narr by Jeff Gurner

Fanfic Recommendation – Beekeeping and Husbandry by Meggory – http://archiveofourown.org/works/7339444/chapters/16672171

Star Wars AU, Qui-Gon Lives, Mace Windu Unfucks the Timeline – Ongoing fic mainly featuring Qui-Gon Jinn sorting himself out after traumatic injury and adjusting to changes in his own life and pending changes in the Jedi Order

Stuff I’m Playing – Pokemon Go, Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars


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