Episode 34: Accidental Fade

Life Stuff

  • Politics ACLU newsletter action calls to send emails to relevant parties regarding policy (senators, house reps, etc), 5calls.org gives you a script to read from when calling your reps regarding issues important to you
  • Snow day~! About 18” in one day after a day with record high February temps (about 60F, 15.5C) And it’s snowing again today!
  • Crochet Tutorial Videos –  Made a playlist of my videos
  • Snow Day Shawl by Mina Philipp Giveaway! And the winner is…. Post # 12 ndkinyon (Nicole)!
  • Blanket MAL 2017 – Started Jan 1st! There is a chatter/encouragement thread up in the Ravelry group and I’m planning on pulling prizes once a quarter for this MAL. #2017BlanketMAL

Knitting Stuff


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


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

Planning – Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry

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

Crochet Stuff


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

Fiber Stuff

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

Sewing Stuff

  • Sewing zippers into crochet pouches

New Stuff

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

Other Stuff

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

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