Episode 70: Zero Effort

Filmed on Friday, December 20, 2019

Dye Stuff

  • Indigo Dye Follow Up
    • My hypothesis regarding the indigo dye of the targhee yarns is proving correct. I’ve been scouring them in hot water with Kookaburra Scour that I have left from scouring the mystery fleece a few years back and a considerable amount of dye has washed out with the lanolin.
    • If you are going to be using a fiber that has a high grease content, scour before dyeing with indigo. I’m not sure if other dye methods are affected by the lanolin content in the yarn the same way, but I’m going to scour my undyed targhee as well, just in case.

FOs

  • Improv pillow covers – 2 square pillow cases with black piping – piping made with lucet tool and bias tape leftover from other projects – 1 came out exactly as I imagined, 1 got a bit screwy and has some haphazard patching, but it’s fine for what I need.
  • Palmer Ribbed Socks v3 – improv pattern – Palmer Family Farm CVM local wool, US 3/3.25 mm Cubics needles
  • Fingerloop 5 strand braid sample – made using cotton yarn and the tutorial by Morgan Donner on YouTube
  • Linen napkins – made from indigo dyed fabric

WIPs

 

Other Stuff

Stuff I’m Watching:

  • The Mandalorian
    • It’s like a very nice, long screensaver. The images are great and they move along in a pleasing way, but nothing of substance is happening. Honestly, watching the slideshow of the concept art during the credits is the same level of entertainment for me.
  • The Rise of Skywalker
    • I had a great time with this movie. It had a lot of the type of Soap Opera Drama that I love in the extended Star Wars universe books/TV shows/video games, so I had a blast.

 

Stuff I’m Listening To:

(audio podcast break, so it’s been audiobooks constantly)

  • Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater narr by Will Patton
    • So many Lynch brothers feelings
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Mass narr by Jennifer Ikeda
    • Definitely liked this book more than the first one, but there are some pet peeves of mine that keep throwing me out of the story
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black narr by Caitlin Kelly
  • The Wicked King by Holly Black narr by Caitlin Kelly
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi narr by Banni Turpin

 

Stuff I’m Reading:

  • Tipping The Velvet by Sarah Waters
    • I cannot even explain how refreshing it is to read a book that starts right out with queerness. Less than 20 pages and queerness already abounds. No ongoing confusion and yearning, no questioning – just Nancy dressing up in her Sunday best and going to the theater daily to see the male impersonator Kitty Butler and falling in love.

 

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recording? Yes. Hello and welcome to the

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and I use masculine pronouns. Welcome to

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I post videos and things. This is being

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filmed on Friday December 20th, 2019,

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which is why we are in front of my tiny

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bedroom Christmas tree and this is, I’m

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calling a zero effort podcast episode. No

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effort. That’s why I’m wearing a hat

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because the hair situation was a thing

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and why we’re filming on the floor and

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why there’s no lights on. The- what’s the

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word I’m looking for?

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The brightness on this camera is great

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because it’s literally this tree and a

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lamp next to my bed that are on right

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now and I don’t know what it’s gonna

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look like by the time it makes it to the

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video, but in my little preview screen

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here it looks pretty well lit when it’s

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really quite dark in here.

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Like my dog is on my bed looking at me

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like I’m a crazy

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person trying not to fall asleep. She’s

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blinking her little eyes at me because

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she’s trying not to fall asleep because

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it’s that dark in here. um yes, so the

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video that you just saw is me managing

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the fabrics and materials that I suppose

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I’ve inherited from my grandmother and I

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just didn’t know how to talk about them

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on the podcast.

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Cuz that just seems like- I don’t know. It

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seems kind of shitty to be like this is

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my haul from my grandma’s basement and

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frame it that way. I think me and Gabby

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from the Once Upon a Corgi podcast kind

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of ran into that same conundrum. She’s

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talked about it once or twice on her

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vlogmas episodes now, but it was in the

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context of this is the thing that I’m

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doing right now. I’m bolting fabric that

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has been washed and retrieved from my

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grandmother’s house type of situation. so

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yeah, I just- it’s also- it kind of

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contributed a lot of what my time has

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been spent doing over the past couple of

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weeks because it was very time consuming

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to wash and organize all the things that

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I did get. I won’t talk too much more

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about it because it’s probably not that

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interesting.

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I just wanted to- in case you were

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wondering, why I have so much white

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fabric now. I’m getting to a point in my

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sewing where I want to- I’m kind of semi

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drafting a shirt pattern right now

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and I’m going to be doing some costume

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stuff so I need fabric for mock-ups and

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there was fabric available for mock-ups.

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So I brought home as much of the white

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fabric that was in okay condition as I

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could- as it was reasonable for- I- I

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brought home a jumbo garbage bag of

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white fabric as you saw, so that’s why I

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have so much white fabric. I’m not

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anticipating doing some giant project or

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I don’t use a lot of white fabric

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normally in my sewing. I need mock-up

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fabric and otherwise this fabric is

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going to sit in a storage unit for

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probably another 20 years, so it came home

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with me. So let’s move on to the podcast

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proper. First thing I want to talk about

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is dye stuff. I’ve not done any dyeing but

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I did want to give you folks an update

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about my indigo dyed targhee yarn that I

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bought from Green Mountain Spinnery.

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This was the blue- of course it was blue.

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It was indigo dyed. This was the yarn

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that had a lot of lanolin and it kept

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turning my hands blue whenever I picked

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it up. My hypothesis was that because

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there was so much lanolin in the yarn,

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it was the lanolin that was trapping the

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dye particles that were rubbing off on

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my hands. It wasn’t necessarily what was

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in the yarn itself. So I have taken my

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five skeins and they look very

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different now. My five skeins of Targhee

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wool and I scoured them. I have a jug of

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Kookaburra Scour that I bought when I

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was processing my two mystery fleeces, so

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I scoured the heck out of these. These

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went into hot, hot water with the scour

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three times at least- I think one of them

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only went two-

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three times with the scour and then two

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more hot water rinses and the this is

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not going to be color correct because I

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don’t have real lights on right now, but

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before it was I would say a normal

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medium denim blue and now it’s more of a

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faded denim blue because so much of the

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dye particles were trapped by the

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lanolin. So that’s a lesson for you if

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you are doing dyeing,

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especially indigo dyeing. I’m not sure

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how it would affect other dyeing at the

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amount of lanolin in the wool. That’s a

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question for somebody who’s a lot more

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experienced in dyeing different types of

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wool than me, but if you are doing

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something like indigo dyeing where

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crocking or, what’s the word? There’s

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another word for when it comes off on

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your hands- is a thing then definitely

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scour your wool if it is a natural,

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natural wool. If it’s coming from a

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distributor like wool2dye4 or a

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commercial yarn, it’s not gonna- you’re

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not gonna have that problem, but this was

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a very greasy wool that I got from Green

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Mountain Spinnery. They do process a

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lot of really kind of off commercial

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breeds that are- have a lot more lanolin

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content in them than a merino or a bfl.

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So all five of these have been processed

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and that took me almost two weeks just

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because of how time-consuming it is and

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another reason why you want to scour

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your wool before you dye- so you don’t

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end up with this situation happening

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here. Apparently this section of this

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skein had almost no lanolin in it

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because the that was the color that my

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skeins were before and this is what they

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are after the lanolin has washed out.

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So this skein has a bit of a splotchy

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problem.

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I’m sure will not be a problem once I

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knit this up into a sweater because it’s

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not going to be- it’s not a straight dye

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anyway and I’ll be alternating skeins

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and all that good stuff but it is

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something to be aware of if you are

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dyeing with greasy yarn. But that’s all I

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have really to talk about for dye stuff.

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I just wanted to give you guys an update

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in case anyone else had the same

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question / hypothesis that I did. My

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notes have fallen asleep. Surprise! It

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wouldn’t be a podcast without my notes

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falling asleep. So I’ve got a couple of

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FOs to show you, but only one of them is

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something that you’ve seen before. So

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first FO I have is a sewing finished

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object. I made these two pillow covers

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while I was- hello, I knocked something

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down. I don’t remember what prompted

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these pillow covers, but probably this

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fabric that I rediscovered in my stash.

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It’s- hi, Penny. It’s orange. It has these

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stag heads on it. So I did this pillow

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cover and this is just a normal like

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sleeve pillow cover. This one has black

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piping on it.

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I made the piping. The actual cord inside

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is a cord that I made out of some

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leftover worsted weight yarn of mine

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using a Lucette tool and some bias

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binding of this black fabric, which is an

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Ikea sheet that didn’t fit my mattress.

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So that’s that pillow and then I have

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another smaller one. This one goes on my

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bed. This one goes on my chair at my

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my sewing desk. It’s a smaller one.

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Same principle but no piping because I

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didn’t- I wasn’t quite happy with how

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these curved corners turned out,

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so I just went with a regular square on

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this one and then because, although they

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look very nice from the front, this one

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had a bit of a snafu. I don’t know if you

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can see it because it’s black fabric and

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there’s no lights on, but there’s this

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little thing here. I put this snap in

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because I made the overlap a little bit

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too small and you could see the pillow

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underneath, but while I was putting the

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snap in I tore a huge hole in this

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fabric and I wasn’t going to unpick it

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and cut a new piece so I just like

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grabbed a scrap piece of fabric put the

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other snap in it and then just sewed it

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in place to where it should be so it’s a

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little bit hodge podge, but it’s fine

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because it’s mostly under my butt in

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that chair, so hooray.

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I think those were honestly- it was just-

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it was supposed to be a weekend project

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that was like a quick- a quick hurray, but

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then it took me like a week to do.

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Everything’s taking me 50 times longer

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than it should take me these days. That’s

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just how it’s going and I keep not

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looking in the camera lens. That’s a

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problem.

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Another finished object is I finally

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finished these –

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These Palmer ribbed socks that you like

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can’t see. ok, there we go. Let’s reflect

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some light from the other side of the

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room. This yarn is Palmer Family Farm’s

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yarn and I think she hand spins it.

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There’s this like rusty brick red and

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there’s this natural brown. This is a

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ribbed sock pattern that I developed

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specifically for this yarn because I had

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a ton of it in stash and I wanted it all

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to be socks. So it’s a – it is. It’s a 2

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by 2 rib and the cuff it’s a 3 by 1 rib

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in the body and along the top of the

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foot. It’s a fish lips kiss heel because I

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can use

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those in a DK/ worsted weight type of

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weight. For my foot size I cast on 40

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stitches using a size 3 needle, but most

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people have a tighter gauge than I do. I

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have a very loose gauge, so if you’ve

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never knit worsted or DK weight socks

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before, look up a pattern for it. I- I’ve

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knit a few pairs of socks in this way

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that don’t fit. So and with the

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Palmer Family Farm yarns, it’s all

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relatively the same weight, so this is

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sock number five and six of my Palmer

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Family Farm socks in this particular

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pattern and sock number six hit me hard.

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I didn’t have second sock syndrome. I

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didn’t have fourth sock syndrome. I had

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sixth sock syndrome. Just that sixth sock

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took me so long to finish and then I

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just have a couple of small other bits

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to show you. I’m calling this a finished

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object but it’s a sample is what it is.

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Morgan Donner came out with a video

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recently about a five strand finger loop

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braiding technique and I had never heard

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of finger loop braiding and I was

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watching the video and at the time my

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hands were not in a position to be

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knitting or crocheting, but I wanted to

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be doing something so I grabbed some

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cotton yarn off of a cone of cotton yarn

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that I have from WEBs and I did- I don’t

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know if it’s gonna focus on this a five

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strand finger loop braiding sample- mmm

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oh, there we go. Yes it creates- it

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had it for a second. No, it’s done.

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It creates a rounded cord that is

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similar

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to an i-cord in how it feels in the hand,

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but it doesn’t have that- I mean if you

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do icord well you don’t have that like

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weird seam side but I don’t do icord

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well, so it’s- it’s kind of solid. I mean,

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it’s not like- I’m describing this

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terribly. It has more volume to it than

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an icord because there’s something

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inside the tube, but yes according to

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Morgan Donner’s video, which I hopefully

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will remember to link. I know it’s in the

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show notes.

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Maybe I’ll link it here if I remember,

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but it’s often used for draw strings or

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if you need thick lacing. She may have

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also said for garters on medieval hose

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and things, so I wanted to try it out and

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I think that my Salazar Slytherin will

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have need for something like this. so

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I’ve got a sample and I can put that

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with what will eventually become a

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supreme amount of samples for that

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project. And then I finished some linen

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napkins. This is the linen that I indigo

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dyed. I cut them to same size rectangle

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and I just did a narrow hem on them. I’m

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super pleased with how they turned out

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and it’s kind of just in the nick of

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time because I ripped a hole in the

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cotton napkins that I keep in my lunch

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box, on one of them. So I have three

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working cotton napkins. So works in

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progress. Before we get into what I have

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in this room, I have more works in

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progress downstairs and, since this is a

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zero

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effort podcast, I’m just gonna take this

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camera and show you what’s downstairs

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instead of trying to show you anything

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here. So here’s the current state of the

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craft room. Christmas tree and you can

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see we have some jeans that need mending,

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had some fabric I need to wash. There’s

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this jelly roll rug that I started with

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a rainbow jelly roll but it’s too fat to

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go through my sewing machine without

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breaking my sewing machines

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because I tried it in both of them, so

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I’m doing it by hand so that’s very slow.

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Plying the last of my brown cormo and

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what else we got…

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We’ve got unstarted project. I hope- I

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would have hoped to have a mock-up done

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by now, but that’s not gonna happen. That

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will eventually be a vest for Gabby’s

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wedding. Nope, I’m hitting everything with

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this tripod right now. This is my mom’s

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Christmas present and you can see how

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well that’s going. Five days ’til

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Christmas.

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That’s a rag wreath that is half done.

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There’s various other projects. They’re

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in varying states of started and the

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Redford sweater has not moved since the

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last time I podcasted. That’s still the

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front piece. That’s why you take the

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weights off your machine knitting if you

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walk away from it because that’s been

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hanging there for a month now

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and everything’s a little bit crammed in

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here right now because of Christmas tree

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and you know what? I don’t know if I’ve

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ever shown them on the podcast before,

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but let’s just zoom in on my favorite

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Christmas ornaments. They’re my favorite.

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They are Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo

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band. Oh they’re so perfect. They’re the

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best. Okay so I have been doing some not

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craft room related projects.

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The main one of which is the return of

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the cozy memories blanket. I am doing a

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yarny advent calendar – she keeps

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looking at me when I talk- it is an

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advent calendar that I made for myself

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last year before New Year’s so I don’t

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remember what’s in it. So I pulled out

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the blanket and last time I talked about

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this blanket I had decided that I was

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going to start doing double size squares

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to finish off kind of one half of the

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blanket. The other day I counted how many

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small squares there are across. There are

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23, so that idea is scrapped because I

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just do not have the brain motivation to

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put another row of small squares and I’m

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not ripping these ones out so it’s small

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squares until the day I die.

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So the squares that have progress

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keepers on them are ones that I have

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done. These are not all from the month of

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December. There were some from the summer

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that I did, but um no, this camera doesn’t

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know where it’s going- but I don’t know

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which ones. This work- there’s that one

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and

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down here. So I think my plan is to go

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back to this old plan and kind of stair

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step it down and not add any vertically

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up this way until I get an idea of if

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the ratio is anywhere near correct. Yeah.

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I really should have counted those

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squares before I decided to do that

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double square idea, but I’ve been working

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on that. I was doing English style

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knitting on this project- US 1 Chiaogoo

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2.25 millimeter needle. It’s the memory

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blanket by Georgie Nicholson- kept

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forgetting the pertinent information.

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What was I saying? oh. I was knitting

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this English style, but that has been

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hurting my wrists so I went back to

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continental style for this blanket, I’m

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also much faster knitting continental

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style and I can knit backwards so when

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you get to six stitches don’t have to

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flip it over.

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I’ve also been working on- got to dig it

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out- my rice fields shawl by Elzbieta

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Turenc. This is on a US 3 – three point

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two five millimeter needles.

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Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light for the black

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and Legacy Fiber Artz Hocus Pocus

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colorways for the colours. This is a

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semicircular two color brioche shawl.

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Last time you saw it –

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is the stitch marker even visible? This

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progress keeper so I put four or five

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inches on it. The end of this section is

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in sight, but the end of this shawl is

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not because I think I have three or four

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more sections and the stitches double

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every time a section ends, so a lot of

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stitches. It’s- and I do two pass two color

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brioche because I just do not currently

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have the brainpower to put into the

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effort of learning one pass two color

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brioche and that’s the end of that. It’s

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not gonna fit back in that basket until

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I talk about these other WIPs. I’ve also

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been working on my pin wheel scrap

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squares. That’s from the pin wheel scrap

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blanket pattern by Mina Philipp. I’m

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holding fingering weight yarn double

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using a US 3 – three point two

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five millimeter needle the first one is

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done and the ends are mostly woven in.

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We’ve got a couple of ends hanging out,

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maybe half the ends hanging out, so

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there’s one and I’m starting the second.

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This is not going to be a blanket. These

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are going to be seat covers for my car. I

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haven’t gone out to measure, but I’ve

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been thinking about the size of these

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and the size of the seat in my car and I

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think at this point in my brain I’m just

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gonna do, I don’t know.

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I may just do four of these squares, seam

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them together, and that’ll definitely

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cover the seats of my car.

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so I might just do that instead of

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trying to figure out how many inches of

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border I need in order to make it work .I

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might just do four, seam them, slap it on

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the car seats and call it a day.

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So here’s the second one. I’m in the

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third triangle. This one is using mostly

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the same yarns as this one, so if I do

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the four square idea, they’d kind of go

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00:31:27,149 –> 00:31:31,590
diagonal to each other. And I’ll have

482
00:31:31,590 –> 00:31:33,389
plenty of leftover minis now that I’m

483
00:31:33,389 –> 00:31:35,669
not doing double sized squares on my

484
00:31:35,669 –> 00:31:44,429
cozy memories blanket. And then I have a

485
00:31:44,429 –> 00:31:46,649
new cast on because I finished those

486
00:31:46,649 –> 00:31:50,039
socks, so I cast on another project that

487
00:31:50,039 –> 00:31:53,789
has been waiting for me. This is a

488
00:31:53,789 –> 00:31:56,970
project that has been waiting for a long

489
00:31:56,970 –> 00:31:58,979
time. I didn’t have a pattern picked out

490
00:31:58,979 –> 00:32:01,639
for it, but I knew it was going to be

491
00:32:01,639 –> 00:32:06,019
either a shawl or a cowl out of a

492
00:32:06,019 –> 00:32:10,830
copious amount of very early on hand

493
00:32:10,830 –> 00:32:15,629
spun alpaca. So I opted to do the

494
00:32:15,629 –> 00:32:20,700
Nicoletta by Yuki H.S. I’m doing this

495
00:32:20,700 –> 00:32:25,429
with us 8 – five millimeter needles

496
00:32:25,429 –> 00:32:32,519
and this is my cowl. I think it’s a free

497
00:32:32,519 –> 00:32:37,259
pattern. The cowl that’s shown on the

498
00:32:37,259 –> 00:32:40,099
cover is a much more close fitting cowl.

499
00:32:40,099 –> 00:32:45,029
It’s not a like right up to put on over

500
00:32:45,029 –> 00:32:47,190
your face cowl. It’s more of a kind of

501
00:32:47,190 –> 00:32:51,950
this cowl, but I have so much alpaca and

502
00:32:51,950 –> 00:32:55,109
I already have a couple of cowls that

503
00:32:55,109 –> 00:32:59,460
sit in the same way that that pattern

504
00:32:59,460 –> 00:33:02,580
initially calls for, but the math to

505
00:33:02,580 –> 00:33:06,130
adjust it is really easy.

506
00:33:06,130 –> 00:33:11,289
So I ended up casting on 200 stitches, I

507
00:33:11,289 –> 00:33:18,990
think. It ended up being- is it 200? No.

508
00:33:18,990 –> 00:33:22,779
Maybe. I’m not gonna count them to find

509
00:33:22,779 –> 00:33:28,179
out I cast on more stitches than what it

510
00:33:28,179 –> 00:33:32,440
calls for to get a length that’s more of

511
00:33:32,440 –> 00:33:39,820
a twist it once and then put it over so

512
00:33:39,820 –> 00:33:44,110
one loop. That was not a great

513
00:33:44,110 –> 00:33:48,029
explanation.

514
00:33:48,029 –> 00:33:52,029
So one cowl, will twist it into two loops,

515
00:33:52,029 –> 00:33:53,320
put it on, and then it would be

516
00:33:53,320 –> 00:34:02,409
close-fitting. Zero effort. So this is

517
00:34:02,409 –> 00:34:07,840
where I am. I was getting bored of doing

518
00:34:07,840 –> 00:34:11,349
the alternating cream-colored yarns and

519
00:34:11,349 –> 00:34:13,690
the dark brown, so I switched it up to

520
00:34:13,690 –> 00:34:23,460
this sort of tawny brown and I think

521
00:34:23,460 –> 00:34:27,220
once these sections are like the same

522
00:34:27,220 –> 00:34:31,149
height, I’m going to stop.

523
00:34:31,149 –> 00:34:34,240
I will not finish all of the alpaca

524
00:34:34,240 –> 00:34:36,669
handspun I have, but I will have made a

525
00:34:36,669 –> 00:34:39,970
considerable dent and depending on how

526
00:34:39,970 –> 00:34:42,310
much is left, I’ll either do a second

527
00:34:42,310 –> 00:34:45,099
project or I’ll put it in the bin for

528
00:34:45,099 –> 00:34:49,839
weaving later because I don’t use a ton

529
00:34:49,839 –> 00:34:54,700
of alpaca yarns these days. Alpaca was

530
00:34:54,700 –> 00:34:56,020
one of the first things that I learned

531
00:34:56,020 –> 00:34:58,300
how to spin on a drop spindle because it

532
00:34:58,300 –> 00:35:03,700
was prevalent at the small fiber events

533
00:35:03,700 –> 00:35:06,510
I was going to here in Connecticut and

534
00:35:06,510 –> 00:35:10,660
it was cheap. It was affordable for me at

535
00:35:10,660 –> 00:35:12,790
the time because I learned how to spin

536
00:35:12,790 –> 00:35:18,840
in college when I had zero income,

537
00:35:18,840 –> 00:35:24,070
but it’s not as versatile as wool. Yeah

538
00:35:24,070 –> 00:35:30,100
that’s the Nicoletta cowl. A little bit

539
00:35:30,100 –> 00:35:32,710
slow going cuz my hands don’t really

540
00:35:32,710 –> 00:35:37,660
like the needles in that size, but I

541
00:35:37,660 –> 00:35:40,150
don’t know if that’s because I’ve been

542
00:35:40,150 –> 00:35:42,100
stressed and therefore inflammation is

543
00:35:42,100 –> 00:35:45,490
more prevalent in my life or if they

544
00:35:45,490 –> 00:35:50,280
just genuinely don’t like that size. And

545
00:35:50,280 –> 00:35:53,770
then the other WIP I have to talk about

546
00:35:53,770 –> 00:35:58,330
is the new crochet blanket because I

547
00:35:58,330 –> 00:36:01,440
finished one, so I’ve got to start another.

548
00:36:01,440 –> 00:36:07,180
This is out of these big Noro cakes that

549
00:36:07,180 –> 00:36:12,550
I got from a local yarn store on our

550
00:36:12,550 –> 00:36:16,420
fall yarn crawl. That’s the word I’m

551
00:36:16,420 –> 00:36:19,420
looking for and I was planning on doing

552
00:36:19,420 –> 00:36:24,540
a granny square- a granny log-cabin

553
00:36:24,540 –> 00:36:31,900
blanket, but I started it and you

554
00:36:31,900 –> 00:36:36,580
couldn’t tell where the log cabin sides

555
00:36:36,580 –> 00:36:38,890
were just because of the nature of this

556
00:36:38,890 –> 00:36:42,310
Noro yarn. So I ripped out the kind of

557
00:36:42,310 –> 00:36:44,320
log cabin square sides and just

558
00:36:44,320 –> 00:36:50,530
continued out the granny square that was

559
00:36:50,530 –> 00:36:52,060
written in the pattern that I had looked

560
00:36:52,060 –> 00:36:55,660
up. And it’s slightly different from the

561
00:36:55,660 –> 00:36:58,420
granny square that I learned from my mom,

562
00:36:58,420 –> 00:37:00,430
but it looks like it’s not gonna have

563
00:37:00,430 –> 00:37:03,670
the issue that we always have where our

564
00:37:03,670 –> 00:37:06,550
corners end up really long the bigger

565
00:37:06,550 –> 00:37:11,560
the blanket gets. So this is what I’ve

566
00:37:11,560 –> 00:37:14,230
done. It’s kind of a placemat size. I’m

567
00:37:14,230 –> 00:37:21,400
using a US I – 5.5 millimeter hook. It’s

568
00:37:21,400 –> 00:37:24,090
this wooden hook that I got at

569
00:37:24,090 –> 00:37:26,380
Michaels, I think, when they were

570
00:37:26,380 –> 00:37:30,640
clearancing out these rose wood hooks.

571
00:37:30,640 –> 00:37:33,560
So it’s just a granny square around and

572
00:37:33,560 –> 00:37:39,100
around until the end of time, which is

573
00:37:39,100 –> 00:37:42,020
kind of exactly what I need crochet for

574
00:37:42,020 –> 00:37:49,400
in my brain. And that’s what I’ve been

575
00:37:49,400 –> 00:37:55,310
working on. So other stuff. Stuff that I

576
00:37:55,310 –> 00:37:57,560
am watching- I’ve got two Star Wars things

577
00:37:57,560 –> 00:38:00,230
to talk about because Star Wars is

578
00:38:00,230 –> 00:38:00,920
happening.

579
00:38:00,920 –> 00:38:03,950
So first thing I- I mean these are going

580
00:38:03,950 –> 00:38:10,720
to be brief, zero effort, the Mandalorian

581
00:38:10,720 –> 00:38:21,070
which is the new TV show. I am liking it.

582
00:38:21,070 –> 00:38:23,840
Don’t! Don’t jump! Don’t jump! Don’t jump! I

583
00:38:23,840 –> 00:38:30,770
will get you down! Yep. yeah, my dad

584
00:38:30,770 –> 00:38:36,020
just pulled in the driveway and that bed

585
00:38:36,020 –> 00:38:38,450
is too high for her to jump off of. She

586
00:38:38,450 –> 00:38:41,150
will hurt herself, but that doesn’t stop

587
00:38:41,150 –> 00:38:44,630
her from doing it. So the Mandalorian.

588
00:38:44,630 –> 00:38:49,130
That’s the new TV show and I’ve been

589
00:38:49,130 –> 00:38:51,920
enjoying it. It’s been getting better, but

590
00:38:51,920 –> 00:38:59,350
honestly it is just fluff TV for me.

591
00:38:59,350 –> 00:39:01,300
592
00:39:01,300 –> 00:39:06,260
Watching the concept art slideshows

593
00:39:06,260 –> 00:39:08,780
during the credits is the same level of

594
00:39:08,780 –> 00:39:11,090
entertainment that I feel while watching

595
00:39:11,090 –> 00:39:18,800
the TV show. I don’t know. I love the side

596
00:39:18,800 –> 00:39:28,760
characters. Mando’s alright. Baby Yoda is

597
00:39:28,760 –> 00:39:32,410
great.

598
00:39:32,410 –> 00:39:35,650
But I’m not like sucked in waiting for

599
00:39:35,650 –> 00:39:38,759
the next episode to show up.

600
00:39:38,759 –> 00:39:43,809
I’m not furiously rewatching it for clues

601
00:39:43,809 –> 00:39:45,609
as to what’s going to happen the way I

602
00:39:45,609 –> 00:39:49,420
was with Rebels or Clone Wars. Not really

603
00:39:49,420 –> 00:39:53,019
Clone Wars. I’m not searching it for

604
00:39:53,019 –> 00:39:54,730
every little nugget of Star Wars

605
00:39:54,730 –> 00:39:58,299
information I can possibly glean, which

606
00:39:58,299 –> 00:40:02,980
is how I typically react to things that

607
00:40:02,980 –> 00:40:06,670
I love about Star Wars, so it’s just been

608
00:40:06,670 –> 00:40:10,690
kind of meh for me. I mean, it’s- it’s a

609
00:40:10,690 –> 00:40:12,880
way to spend 40 minutes that I don’t

610
00:40:12,880 –> 00:40:19,089
hate. Okay and then today Friday the 20th,

611
00:40:19,089 –> 00:40:22,980
I went to go see The Rise of Skywalker.

612
00:40:22,980 –> 00:40:28,299
Number 9. Um and I’m not going to give

613
00:40:28,299 –> 00:40:31,000
any spoilers. I’m really not going to say

614
00:40:31,000 –> 00:40:34,089
anything about the movie itself. I’m just

615
00:40:34,089 –> 00:40:36,970
going to say that I personally enjoyed

616
00:40:36,970 –> 00:40:44,769
it a heck of a lot in the same way that

617
00:40:44,769 –> 00:40:50,589
I enjoy extended universe books and TV

618
00:40:50,589 –> 00:40:58,930
shows and video games and the drama of

619
00:40:58,930 –> 00:41:02,440
the force. I found it incredibly

620
00:41:02,440 –> 00:41:05,349
delightful. There’s a particular type of

621
00:41:05,349 –> 00:41:12,460
Star Wars drama that I adore and this

622
00:41:12,460 –> 00:41:16,710
movie fell into that groove in my brain,

623
00:41:16,710 –> 00:41:19,839
so if you didn’t like it you, maybe have

624
00:41:19,839 –> 00:41:24,759
not found that groove in your brain. What

625
00:41:24,759 –> 00:41:28,869
am i listening to? So I’ve been not

626
00:41:28,869 –> 00:41:32,019
listening to audio podcasts because zero

627
00:41:32,019 –> 00:41:35,240
effort for the past three months

628
00:41:35,240 –> 00:41:39,710
so it’s mostly been audiobooks. I talked

629
00:41:39,710 –> 00:41:42,020
about the Raven cycle series in my last

630
00:41:42,020 –> 00:41:42,920
episode.

631
00:41:42,920 –> 00:41:47,140
I’ve been re-listening to that and

632
00:41:47,140 –> 00:41:50,210
sort of as I was finishing my second

633
00:41:50,210 –> 00:41:53,839
re-listen, Call Down the Hawk by Maggie

634
00:41:53,839 –> 00:41:57,410
Stiefvater, narrated by Will Patton, came

635
00:41:57,410 –> 00:42:00,230
out. It’s part of a sequel trilogy to the

636
00:42:00,230 –> 00:42:05,450
Raven Cycle, The Dreamer Trilogy, and I

637
00:42:05,450 –> 00:42:08,089
really enjoyed it and then I listened to

638
00:42:08,089 –> 00:42:12,070
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

639
00:42:12,070 –> 00:42:16,520
narrated by Jennifer Ikeda. I definitely

640
00:42:16,520 –> 00:42:18,050
liked this book more than the first one,

641
00:42:18,050 –> 00:42:21,349
but there are some pretty jarring pet

642
00:42:21,349 –> 00:42:26,109
peeves that I have about Sarah J Maas’

643
00:42:26,109 –> 00:42:32,869
writing and how she’s crafted this world

644
00:42:32,869 –> 00:42:35,810
that throw me out of the story, so I- this

645
00:42:35,810 –> 00:42:37,609
is not the one for me. I’m not gonna go

646
00:42:37,609 –> 00:42:39,830
searching for the third book to listen

647
00:42:39,830 –> 00:42:45,020
to. I just think it’s not one that I’m

648
00:42:45,020 –> 00:42:47,570
currently in the headspace to even care

649
00:42:47,570 –> 00:42:52,910
about. I’ve- and- and because of those pet

650
00:42:52,910 –> 00:42:56,390
peeves that I have, I turned to my fae

651
00:42:56,390 –> 00:43:00,050
favorite Holly Black and I listened to

652
00:43:00,050 –> 00:43:02,960
The Cruel Prince, which is narrated by

653
00:43:02,960 –> 00:43:05,960
Caitlin Kelly, and I started The Wicked

654
00:43:05,960 –> 00:43:07,609
King, which is also narrated by Caitlin

655
00:43:07,609 –> 00:43:13,420
Kelly. I haven’t finished it yet because

656
00:43:13,420 –> 00:43:15,800
I’ve been stressed, so I just need

657
00:43:15,800 –> 00:43:17,119
comfort listening.

658
00:43:17,119 –> 00:43:20,900
So relistening to the Raven Cycle. It’ll be

659
00:43:20,900 –> 00:43:23,839
Star Wars books after this because I need

660
00:43:23,839 –> 00:43:25,280
some Star Wars books in my brain for a

661
00:43:25,280 –> 00:43:26,810
while.

662
00:43:26,810 –> 00:43:28,720
I also borrowed from the library

663
00:43:28,720 –> 00:43:31,460
digitally the Children of Blood and Bone

664
00:43:31,460 –> 00:43:40,040
by- by Tomi Adeyemi narrated by Banni

665
00:43:40,040 –> 00:43:44,720
Turpin. I said that weird. Banni with an

666
00:43:44,720 –> 00:43:47,359
a not with an o. I don’t know if that’s

667
00:43:47,359 –> 00:43:48,540
coming across.

668
00:43:48,540 –> 00:43:55,020
um that’s incredibly good. That was a

669
00:43:55,020 –> 00:43:56,820
really good series if you like fantasy

670
00:43:56,820 –> 00:44:01,340
in any way, you ought to- um I said series.

671
00:44:01,340 –> 00:44:03,750
I’ve got the second one on hold for the

672
00:44:03,750 –> 00:44:05,730
library because I need to listen to the

673
00:44:05,730 –> 00:44:10,730
second one. It was really really good and

674
00:44:10,730 –> 00:44:13,560
because fantasy series tend to create

675
00:44:13,560 –> 00:44:17,190
bubbles where you kind of don’t go

676
00:44:17,190 –> 00:44:21,540
outside the norms- like you know elves

677
00:44:21,540 –> 00:44:23,310
and dwarves are usually pretty the same

678
00:44:23,310 –> 00:44:27,180
throughout type of thing- this series

679
00:44:27,180 –> 00:44:32,160
really took magic in an interesting and

680
00:44:32,160 –> 00:44:36,030
new to me place, so thumbs up for that

681
00:44:36,030 –> 00:44:38,640
series. Stuff that I’m reading. I actually

682
00:44:38,640 –> 00:44:41,850
started a physical book that I can kind

683
00:44:41,850 –> 00:44:43,920
of talk about I started Tipping the

684
00:44:43,920 –> 00:44:48,270
Velvet by Sarah Waters and I just need

685
00:44:48,270 –> 00:44:51,140
to tell you how refreshing it is to

686
00:44:51,140 –> 00:44:59,610
start a book about gay people where the

687
00:44:59,610 –> 00:45:01,470
main character immediately knows that

688
00:45:01,470 –> 00:45:03,540
she’s gay and doesn’t have an

689
00:45:03,540 –> 00:45:09,930
existential crisis over it. Like I’m not

690
00:45:09,930 –> 00:45:12,870
even that far in. I’m maybe an eighth

691
00:45:12,870 –> 00:45:14,550
of the way in through this book and I’m

692
00:45:14,550 –> 00:45:16,680
like oh my god,

693
00:45:16,680 –> 00:45:19,610
we’re not gonna spend this entire book

694
00:45:19,610 –> 00:45:22,050
pining, should I go for it, should I not?

695
00:45:22,050 –> 00:45:29,010
blah blah blah Like that has been so rare

696
00:45:29,010 –> 00:45:37,380
in my experience that I did- I don’t

697
00:45:37,380 –> 00:45:39,420
think I’ve ever read a book with a queer

698
00:45:39,420 –> 00:45:41,640
character as the main character where

699
00:45:41,640 –> 00:45:50,220
that was not the case? Like, wow. That’s

700
00:45:50,220 –> 00:45:52,830
really all I’ve got to talk about for

701
00:45:52,830 –> 00:45:56,430
this episode. So show notes and links to

702
00:45:56,430 –> 00:45:57,330
everything will be over at

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00:45:57,330 –> 00:46:01,050
freakishlemon.com. You can join us in the

704
00:46:01,050 –> 00:46:02,100
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00:46:02,100 –> 00:46:05,130
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00:46:05,130 –> 00:46:07,770
follow me as freakishlemon on Instagram

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00:46:07,770 –> 00:46:11,490
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00:46:11,490 –> 00:46:13,460
be in the downbar here on youtube or

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00:46:13,460 –> 00:46:15,540
somewhere around here if you’re watching

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00:46:15,540 –> 00:46:20,660
this somewhere else and if you want to

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00:46:20,660 –> 00:46:26,310
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00:46:26,310 –> 00:46:28,230
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714
00:46:31,670 –> 00:46:39,680
I’m gonna go eat dinner. And that’s it.

715
00:46:39,680 –> 00:46:42,680
Goodbye.

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