Episode 40: New Craft Room Scatterbrain


Filming on Saturday 5/20/17

Podcast Stuff

  • 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
  • #sithandspin – Coming soon! June 1st to August 31st! Spinning while entertaining yourself with tales from a galaxy far, far away.


Life Stuff

  • Craft Room – Welcome to the new carpet!!
  • New phone – Filming with the new phone, so the image and sound might be a little different than usual.
  • Weather – Ugh hot and also ticks, which are ridiculous right now. We’re taking all precautions – Pen is on flea/tick meds and a natural fragrant oil spray for dogs, and we’ve got a fresh can of Off! Deep Woods for the humans – but man, you know the tick situation is bad when you come in from taking the dog out and she flops over to have you check her belly and chest for ticks. This dog has had so many hitching rides in her fur that she checks her feet and her back for them herself.


Knitting Stuff


  • Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry – US 3/ 3.25 mm – Once Upon a Corgi “But It Could Kill You,” “His Name is Shirley,” and “Coconut Cream Cake,” Legacy Fiber Artz “Sweater Weather”, Voolenvine Yarns “Mooncusser”
  • Anakin socks – Must Stash Yarns “Anakin” Self-Striping – US 0/2.0 mm needles
  • Boba Fett socks – Must Stash Yarns “Boba Fett” Self-Striping – US 0/2.0 mm needles
  • Afterthought Everything socks – Legacy Fiber Arts Advent yarn – US 0/2.0mm needles


Crochet Stuff


  • HDC Scrap Blanket – worsted weight scrap yarns – US H/5.0 mm hook
  • Fingering Weight Granny Stripe blanket (by Lucy of Attic24) – fingering weight minis – US B/2.25 mm hook
  • Corner to Corner Blanket by Lauri Bolland – fingering weight scraps – US B/2.25 mm hook


Fiber Stuff


Sewing Stuff


New Stuff

  • Package from Sherry!
    • Into the Whirled – 80/10/10 SW Merino/Cashmere/Nylon – “Possumhaw”
    • Groovy Hues Fibers – 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon – “I’ve Got Batik in My Belfry!”
    • HaldeCraft HandDyed – 80/10/10 SW Merino/Cashmere/Nylon – “Kate Crackernuts”
    • KnitMona – 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon – “Satellite:
    • Bits and bobs
  • Once Upon a Corgi – ASoUE Club – 80/20 SW BFL/Nylon – “Murderer Attempts to Murder Murderer”
  • Shanea (shay-nuh) from FatesThread on Etsy
    • Star Wars project bag and keychain for me
    • Constellation project bag and stitch markers for you!

Other Stuff

Stuff I’m Watching: Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Father Brown


  • The Message
    • The Message is a new podcast following the weekly reports and interviews from Nicky Tomalin, who is covering the decoding of a message from outer space received 70 years ago. Over the course of 8 episodes we get an inside ear on how a top team of cryptologists attempt to decipher, decode, and understand the alien message.
  • Lif-e.Af/ter
    • When you die in the digital age, pieces of you live on forever. In your emails, your social media posts and uploads, in the texts and videos you’ve messaged, and for some – even in their secret online lives few even know about. But what if that digital existence took on a life of its own? Ross, a low level FBI employee, faces that very question as he starts spending his days online talking to his wife Charlie, who died
      8 months ago…But what feels like an unbelievable gift starts to bring up some very real moral and ethical predicaments, as Ross discovers LifeAfter,
      the program that brought his wife – and countless others back to life online. But what is “life” if you can be preserved digitally? And if you
      live online, where do you spend eternity?
  • Thrilling Adventure Hour – “Beyond Belief”
    • A new time podcast in the style of old time radio!
    • The episodes were live events in a sort of radio variety hour and each segment was split out into a podcast episode. There’s a bunch of different shows on here, but the one that really appealed to me is “Beyond Belief” which is a series about Frank and Sadie Doyle who are high-society drunks that go about solving paranormal problems. It’s full of hilarious word play and ghost jokes.
  • Limetown
    • Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”
  • Wooden Overcoats
    • RUDYARD FUNN RUNS A FUNERAL HOME ON THE ISLAND OF PIFFLING.It used to be the only one. It isn’t anymore.On the overlooked Channel Island of Piffling, obstinate undertaker Rudyard Funn runs his family’s failing funeral parlour. But when new and sexy undertaker Eric Chapman sets up shop across the square and becomes an immediate sensation, Rudyard realises he’ll have to take drastic steps to stay in business.

      With his frustrated sister Antigone, dogsbody Georgie, and a mouse called Madeleine, will Rudyard ever defeat his charming rival?

Fanfic Recommendation

  • Stand the hazard of the die by KeelieThompson1
    • A plot from the future to save the past effectively ends Anakin Skywalker’s career as a Jedi knight.
    • Old Ben Kenobi sends seven-year-old Luke Skywalker back in time with a message for this younger self – “Do not let it happen again. The boy will save Anakin, but I cannot predict how that will change things. Vader died the moment he had to choose between the boy and his power. Luke is the key and he is all you will need to save us.”

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