Episode 31: Goodbye 2016

Filmed on Monday 12/26/16

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


Life Stuff

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

Knitting Stuff


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


Crochet Stuff


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


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


Fiber Stuff

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

Sewing Stuff

  • A smidge of handquilting

New Stuff

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

Other Stuff

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


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