Episode 41: The Return of Sith and Spin




Filming on Friday, June 2nd 2017

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! Spin on whatever as you turn to the Dark Side with your favourite Star Wars media.
    • Recommendations to get you started~~
      • The Official Star Wars Movies
      • Clone Wars – currently available on Netflix
        • Season 3: Episodes 15-17 “The Mortis Trilogy” for all the wacky space fantasy you could possibly want
        • Season 4: Episodes 19-22 “Nightsister/Savage/Maul Saga” for Dark Side Witches and the BEST Sith family drama in the universe
        • Season 5: Episodes 14-16 “Maul Mandalorian Saga” for more Maul drama and maximum Obi-Wan Kenobi pain and good hair
        • Season 4: Episodes 7-10 “Umbara Arc” for maximum clone feelings and excellently handled Dark Side corruption of an fascinating and horrible character
      • Rebels – Not currently streaming on any services, but they are available for digital purchase – Scrappy on-the-run Jedi! Sith Inquisitors! Darth Vader’s overly dramatic cape!
      • Books (available as physical and audio – some as digital download as well)
        • Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover
          • Novelization of Episode III – lots of expansion and explanation that the movie doesn’t or can’t provide
        • Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber
          • Darth Maul punching people in space prison – featuring Dark Side Death gangs and Jabba the Hutt’s fancy hologram sled pulled by krayt dragons
        • The Darth Bane Trilogy by Drew Karpyshyn (starts with Path of Destruction)
          • The Old Old Republic – easy entry point to the Extended Universe because all you need to know is that about 1000 years before Episode 1, there was a Republic with Jedi and a Sith Empire and they hated each other
        • Star Wars: Clone Wars: Gambit: Stealth (and its sequel Siege)
          • This book is one part Clone Wars battle, one part tense polyamorous dinner date between Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Bail Organa where Anakin is jealous of Bail getting all of Obi-Wan and Padme’s affections and wants to know why no one is touching his arm and smiling charmingly, and one part Obi-Wan and Anakin keep having Feelings that they can’t deal with while tucked into air ducts and under tables.
          • FYI, the sequel features more Feelings that Anakin cannot deal with, Taria Damsin’s magical unicorn hair, and Obi-Wan convincing himself not to adopt a scrappy little girl
        • Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston
          • Ahsoka Tano’s early days during the Empire hiding from folks wanting to hunt down any Jedi left from the purges. Featuring a lot of lady characters, including not-white and also non-straight human ladies!
        • Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
          • Another book heavily featuring a lady character, our favourite femme Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress and her tragic romance adventure with Quinlan Vos!
      • Knights of the Old Republic and KotOR II – easy to implement invulnerability cheat so that you can do other things while your character is fighting kath hounds for ten minutes – each of them is $9.99 US on Steam right now

Life Stuff

  • Corgi Meet Up – A couple of Sundays ago was the May CT Corgi Meet Up which was fun and resulted in much sunburn. My forearms got roasted and they just started peeling this week, which is super fun.
  • I-91 Shop Hop – June 22nd – 25th – Link to the Facebook page about this yarn crawl!
  • Nothing else because I’m a super boring person.

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”
  • Boba Fett socks – Must Stash Yarns “Boba Fett” Self-Striping – US 0/2.0 mm needles
  • Started swatching for a shawl design, but I’m tweaking things and playing around. I’ll show it once I have a feasible sample knit up. And if anyone out there who designs regularly has some advice about test knitting protocol and stuff, shoot me a Rav message or an email at freakishlemonpodcast@gmail.com. I’m aiming to actually sell this pattern (cheapy cheap, but money will exchange for it) and I don’t know what I’m doing.

Crochet Stuff



  • HDC Scrap Blanket – worsted weight scrap yarns – US H/5.0 mm hook
  • Scrap Granny Squares – worsted weight scrap yarns – US H/5.0 mm hook

Fiber Stuff

  • Mystery Fleece Prep – picking out the good locks from the matted/short cuts out of what was left of the mystery fleece, flicking them open, and carding them.
    • Tossed somewhere between one-third and one-half of the fleece (into the woods for the animals to use, not the garbage)
    • Not great spinning fleeces, but they were cheap and I found them via a post from a local farmer on Craigslist – the farmer told me that the sheep not raised for spinning fiber as a goal, she sheared them herself and admitted to needing more practice in shearing without second cuts, and they were stored in feed bags in a barn loft (I grabbed a fresh one at the time)
    • Practice fleeces, so I’m sure I matted up some locks that would have been fine if I’d really known what I was doing.
    • ALL the mystery fleece that I’m using has now been prepped and carded into batts, ready for spinning
  • Chain-ply a left over single from the first half of the mystery fleece
  • Brown cormo sweater spin with cormo from Marsh Mallo Farms and Clabber Glynn Farm
  • Chain-ply “Columbia” batt from Classy Squid Fiber Co

New Stuff

Other Stuff

Stuff I’m Reading:

  • Star Wars Galaxy of Fear: The Doomsday Ship by John Whitman
  • Star Wars Galaxy of Fear: Clones by John Whitman
  • Star Wars Galaxy of Fear: The Hunger by John Whitman
  • Relistening to Star Wars Clone Wars: Wild Space by Karen Miller narr by Jeff Gurner
  • Relistening to Star Wars Clone Wars: Gambit: Stealth by Karen Miller narr by Jeff Gurner

Fanfic Recommendation

  • Dudley Dursley’s Magical Children!
  • New Leaf to Turn by slavetothepen (therunawaypen)
    • Dudley Dursley lived a very normal life. But when an all too familiar letter makes an appearance on his son’s 11th birthday, Dudley must seek the guidance of a cousin he hasn’t seen in 19 years.
  • Dudley Dursley’s Most Unexpectedly Fortunate Flower by aTasteofCaramell
    • Dudley Dursley is leading a perfectly normal life, his contact with his odd cousin limited to Christmas cards and peculiar memories.
      Until his daughter sneezes and sets the curtains on fire.



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