Episode 73: April 2020 (More or Less)

990 AD Salazar Slytherin

  • Tablet weaving sampling
    • Theloomybin.com
      • 3 Strand Braid Pattern – didn’t work out
    • Card Weaving by Candace Crockett
      • Ram’s horn pattern – think I’m going to use for decorative trim at the neck of the tunic
      • Empty slot pattern – possibly to be used for hose garters, but I need some practice with this technique (where not all the holes in the cards have yarn through them, so there should be a weft pattern showing)
      • Combo narrow bands pattern – possibly for hem trim on the tunic or a belt, with some added columns – the pattern I wanted showed up on the “wrong” side? I’m going to try this again and reverse the threaded of the cards
      • Simple alternating thread sample – another belt possibility or hose garter possibility – easy to weave and easy to keep even

Other Stuff

Stuff I’m Watching:

  • Letter to the King – fantasy show on Netflix
  • Luna Nera – Italian show about witches on Netflix
  • RQ Streams – The twitch.tv game streaming channel from Rusty Quill (Also, back content on YouTube)
  • Detective Anna – Russian show set in the late 19th century about a young woman who can see ghosts and solves mysteries

Stuff I’m Listening To: 

Stuff I’m Playing:

  • Firewatch – story game, where you play Henry who takes a position as a firewatch person in Wyoming and have to solve a mystery – Steam, played on the Mac mini
  • Journey – exploratory story game, there’s no dialogue and the whole thing is told via the visuals and sound – PS4
  • Machinarium – point and click puzzle game featuring junky robots – Android
  • Life is Strange – story game, you play a young woman named Max who’s a photographer in college. There’s time travel, which is fun, but there’s a lot of dark, real-life type stuff in this game, so look up content warnings before playing if you are concerned about that. – PS4
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – Adventure game a la Tomb Raider – PS4
  • Flower – by the same company as Journey, you play a flower petal on the wind and you make flowers bloom, but there’s a sort of backstory that’s told through the setting – PS4
  • Chuchel – point and click puzzle game featuring funny monsters, by the same company as Machinarium – Android
  • Revisiting Star Wars: Dark Forces – first person shooter – basically Doom reskinned into Star Wars – Steam, PC – the only game I can currently play on my PC, at the moment
  • Revisiting Fallen London – choose your own adventure, mostly text with some illustration, dark fantasy alternate history – browser game

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Transcript:

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Hello. I’m recording through my earbuds so I

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don’t know how the sound is, but that’s

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what we’re doing. This is Adrian, I use

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masculine pronouns. This is another vlog style

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Freakish Lemon Video Podcast, typically

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from my craft room, but we’re not in my

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craft room right now. We’re on a walk.

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Yeah so the clips you’ve been seeing in

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my craft room are of what many sewists are doing

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right now, which is sewing face masks for

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places that are accepting donated face

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max- masks. For those of you who don’t

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know Mama Gergs,

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my mom, is a nurse and one of the places

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she works had emailed out a general call

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for face masks- the Olson type mask which

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is the one with the curved seam down the

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front. And that was the first I heard of

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anywhere local accepting those masks so

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I’m starting out on those, but I’ve also

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gotten in touch with a couple of local

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hospital groups and they’ve responded

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back saying that they’re looking for

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masks. So I will also be doing masks for

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Hartford healthcare. I have to kind of

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switch gears here because there’s no

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sidewalk in this part of the road but

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there’s nobody out here. As I hear a car

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coming. So – walking in the grass. You know,

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there were no cars this whole walk until

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I pulled this camera out. None at all.

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Hopefully I’m far enough away from the

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motorbike that you can hear me. I’m at

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another stretch of sidewalk. So I’m

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focusing on the masks for the nursing

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home first because that was the first

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I’d heard that anywhere local was taking

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them and then I’ll be sewing those kind

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of flat pleated surgical masks for a few

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locations

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under Hartford Healthcare because making

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masks feels like a tangible thing that I

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can do to help right now.

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You know, other than stay at home and

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everything. I don’t remember if I said on

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the last vlog but I am lucky enough that

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I can work from home with my job so I

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don’t have huge tons of time to make

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masks, but with not commuting I do have

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some time. And yeah, it just- sorry I’m not

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used to vlogging. Now my shoulder is sore.

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It feels like something tangible I can

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do which is kind of helping the general,

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you know, societal anxiety that we’re all

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feeling right now. So if this is a thing

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that you can do to help,

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facilities near you- nursing homes and

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other medical groups. I’ve seen

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veterinary clinics looking for them. You

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know if you are close with your local

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grocery chain or your post office or an

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ask them if they need some. Because I

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don’t know about you, but I have a ton of

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cotton fabric. A ton. I mean I might burn

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myself out on them, but you know do what

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you can where you can. And I’ve got to put

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this phone down phone down now because

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there is no sidewalk here. See? No- nowhere

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Just ignore it. Um today’s Thursday April

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unexpectedly stressed is uh reorganize

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things. Because that’s how you organize

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everything else in your life by

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organizing the same two rooms over and

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to this point. Just checking in. It is

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Friday April 10th and yeah I didn’t

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really have anything to say there. I’ve

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been making masks and I don’t think I’ve

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filmed very much of it because so many

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of us are making masks you all kind of

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know what making masks looks like at

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this point. Although I have overdone it,

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as is my usual style, and now my shoulder

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up by the shoulder blade is very unhappy

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with me. So I have to slow it down I am

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planning on finishing the masks I have.

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Maybe taking a break for a short project

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because I have to rest the shoulder

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because we don’t want to deal with

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things that might require physical

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therapy in this time of pandemic. We

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don’t. We don’t want that. No. Well

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what I can talk more about which I was

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working on the other day while I was

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resting my shoulder is my Hogwarts

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Founder 10th century Salazar Slytherin

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costume. So the plan-

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I coallated all my notes into this

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sketchbook because I want heavy duty

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paper to go in my file of samples and

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things. So I’ve got inspiration from a

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particular fan fiction Of A Linear

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Circle by flamethrower which was one of

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the inspirations

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that was hanging in my brain. I have my

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list of most of my sources. A lot of it

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was just googling and reading a lot of

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things and then my plans for the items

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of clothing. So I did a couple of

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sketches. This guy is the first sketch. I

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sketched them in the style of the

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illustrations done by monks at the time

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because I haven’t drawn a human figure

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in a decade, so- the wind is noisy. So this

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is basically my plan for this year which

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is the undergarments. Obviously a shirt

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slash under tunic done with rectangles

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and triangles, hand sewn. I will be making

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mine out of hemp because I have that

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fabric here. I don’t have white linen and

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I’ve read in one or two places that hemp

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was also a common fabric to be used and

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I have it so might as well use it and I

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will probably be referencing Morgan

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Donner’s sort of tunic tutorial that she

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has here on YouTube. And then also a set

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of braes. Now there’s not a ton of

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mention of basically medieval

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undershorts, but for my own sake wearing

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this costume- under shorts. Which again is

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very simple construction two rectangles

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for the legs and like a gusset that will-

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I’ve seen two different constructions

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from SCA blogs so that’s the one that I

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feel will be most comfortable for me.

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So I will be making those out of the

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same hemp fabric and I’m going to be a

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finger loop braiding, probably, the

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drawstring and ties for this garment. And

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then the main clothes which I’ve also

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done in the medieval style because that

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was really fun to draw

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is primarily what I’m going to be

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sampling for this year main garment is

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the tuni,c which I’m going to hand weave

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the fabric for. So I have to sample the

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size of the heddle I’m going to use and

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which yarns I’m going to use. I have a

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fingering weight BFL, a lace weight BFL,

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and I also have a lace weight- it might

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be linen, it might be cotton. I’m not sure

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but it’s already in the green that I

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want so I’m going to test those three as

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warps and I’m going to test the the

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fingering weight and the lace weight BFL

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for the weft because I do want at least

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50% of this government to be out of wool

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because that would have been the common

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especially just regular garment fabric.

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going to be doing tablet weaving for the

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trim at the neck and at the end of the

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skirt I have to do the sampling for that,

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both the size of the yarns and the

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patterns that I want to do. I have a big

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list of patterns that I need to also

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collate into this notebook. For the time

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being I’m also going to be doing- there’s

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some debate over what the actual lines

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in medieval drawings means on the

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sleeves. There’s a

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of drawings where there’s just a bunch of

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parallel lines on the sleeves with a lot

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of speculation as to what that meant

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because they are drawings and there’s

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not a ton of surviving like 8th, 9th, 10th

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century garments. So what I’m going to do

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for this is basically do parallel bands

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of a thin tablet woven almost like a

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ribbon and it’s going to be sewn onto

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the sleeve, but the seam in that sleeve

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is going to be left open and at one side

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there’s going to be a loop in the band

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and on the other there’s going to be a

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fabric button because I know myself I

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need to be able to roll up my sleeves

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and since this is going to be a plain

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weave or a tabby weave, it’s not terribly

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stretchy. It’s not a fabric that is

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easily pushed up to the elbows so I’m

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going to have the forearms of my sleeves

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be able to be opened so that I can roll

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them up just because if I am going to be

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wearing it say at a Renaissance Faire or

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at an all day event, probably two hours

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into it I will be rolling up those

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sleeves. I will probably do a similar

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fastening in the under tunic maybe just

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with a quick set of ties at the wrist

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and then it’ll just be kind of open like

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to here. I haven’t decided on the belt

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yet. That will either be a leather belt

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that I already own or a tablet woven

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fabric belt but I need to play around

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with sampling for the tablet weaving

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before I make any decisions on that.

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There will be hose in this gray. I am

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going a little bit controversial with

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this I’m going to be knitting the hose.

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samples

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of knitted garments in Europe for

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another couple of centuries but there

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are samples of knitting from the Middle

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East. I believe it was as old as the

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eighth century? This period of time that

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I’m looking at 990 AD the Iberian

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Peninsula (modern-day Spain and Portugal)

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was primarily under Muslim rule.

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exact terminologies, but it was under the

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rule of the Caliphate and so a

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significant number of Muslim people from

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North Africa had emigrated to

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particularly southern Spain, which you

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can see still see like today. A lot of

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southern Spain, the road signs are in I

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believe it’s Arabic, but don’t quote me

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on that. It’s certainly a

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middle-eastern originated script on the

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road signs. I’m pulling a little bit of

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inspiration again, like I said, from

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Of A Linear Circle by flamethrower and she

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does a lot of kind of origin story of

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the four founders because Salazar is not

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an English name. It was more likely to be

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a Spanish name. Her Salazar Slytherin

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comes from sort of northwestern Spain

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and so I’m extrapolating a bit that

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knitting was probably around a bit in

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Spain at the time. Therefore I will be

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knitting my hose instead of sewing hose

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on the bias because that’s a skill that

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I have and I kind of just really want to

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knit some hose. So I have Rambouillet

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naturally dyed with cochineal in a

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grey. So I’m going to be knitting my hose.

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The heel construction will probably not

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be historically accurate

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but I am not going to use purling

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stitches, which wasn’t really in any of

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the extant garments or samples of

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knitting from around that time. It kind

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of went stockinette, color work, purling

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later from what they’ve been able to

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recover. So knitting the hose.

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I will also be tablet leaving the

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garters.

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They will not- hopefully not be visible

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in the actual garment but I did make

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them visible here for my own reference

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and then these shoes slash boots. I have

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not decided what I’m doing with these

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yet.

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I think it’ll depend on how the rest of

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this project shakes out and my future

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employment situation. So my options are

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either to buy kind of the historically

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accurate sort of ankle high with long

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leather ties that crisscross up the leg,

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make the period-accurate shoes that are

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short with the crisscross ties, or go for

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my fancy knee-high Renaissance Faire

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boots that I already own and have

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invested in. There is some wiggle room

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with Salazar Slytherin because he

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is a wizard. And then I did start a list

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of accessories. Most folks of the 10th

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century also wore sort of basic cloaks

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over their clothing, especially outside.

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I’m going to be basically hemming a

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piece of wool fabric in a big rectangle

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to drape as a cloak and pin with a

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penannular pin because I’ve seen some on

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Etsy that are snake shaped and I really

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like them.

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So I the plan is to do some embroidery

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around the edges of this cloak rectangle.

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I have not finalized anything for that

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yet but it’s at some point I will be

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doing some sampling for that but that’s

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not

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a huge priority this year. And then

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trying to find some items of jewelry. People

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especially rich and prestigious people

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like say the founding member of the

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premier Magic School in the British

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Isles would wear jewelry. You would show

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your wealth.

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So rings are a definite thing that I am

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on the look out for. Possibly those kind of open

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bracelets? It’s not a huge priority, but

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something I’m going to be keeping an eye

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out for. And then of course the wand. If

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all goes well, I will be hand carving my

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wand. I will also probably be making some

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kind of a wand holster. I have a knife to

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wear on the belt because everybody would

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have carried a knife at that point. So

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those are my plans as of right now. Like

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I said more towards the beginning of the

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year, I want to have the sort of

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undergarments completed and do my

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sampling for all of the finicky bits

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because I probably have a dozen tablet

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weaving patterns that I want to try to

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see how they look. I need to figure out

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what I’m doing for the actual fabric for

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the tunic because I will be dyeing the

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yarn myself. The yarn I have is undyed. I

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have yarn dyes. I will not be doing

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naturally dyeing. I could but it would

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take me forever to get the right shade

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of green because I know myself. So I’m

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going acid dyes for for this particular

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project, but maybe I will do a naturally

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dyed tunic in the future just as a thing

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to do. In order to do most of my sampling

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I do need to finish the weaving project

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that’s currently on the loom,

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which is fine. That gives me some time to

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wind up my yarns and kind of start

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picking out scraps to play with tablet

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weaving. What else has been going on in

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the craft room? I could give you an

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update on the machine knit yoke sweater.

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I have shown some video footage, but not

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a ton. So the pieces I have finished are

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the back piece up to the yoke and the

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two front pieces up to the yoke, which

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are just black so that’s nothing super

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exciting.

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I believe this cardigan is going to be a

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little more close fitting than what I

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normally gravitate towards, but I also

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haven’t blocked these pieces yet. I don’t

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think I’m gonna block this until it’s

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completely done. If it ends up being too

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small oh well, but I don’t know. We’ll see.

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I’ve started the first sleeve. I’m doing

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contrasting cuffs on the sleeves because

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my- it’s hard to tell right now because

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so many of the balls are just small bits

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of black, but it’s looking like it’s

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starting to run low so I’m doing the

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cuffs in the Copper Penny colorway. The

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ribbing does take me a while to do

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because I drop the whole column down and

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then ladder it back up and it is an

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awkward position to do, but that’s gonna

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do it for this check-in. I will talk to

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you again later.

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So I don’t know if it was clear in the

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video before but this is the finished

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knitting portion of this round yoke

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cardigan on the knitting machine. You can

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see I have each of the five pieces. There

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are two fronts on either side, a sleeve,

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and then the back and basically to do

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the yoke, it’s a series of hanging pieces,

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doing some knitting, scrapping it off, and

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then rehanging pieces with decreases,

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Each one of these orange things is scrap

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yarn where I scrapped it off and then re-

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hung it on the machine to continue

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knitting. Now if I’ve done this right-

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we’ve got this little piece here- when I

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unravel it, then it should be clean. I

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should have picked up all of the

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stitches. Hopefully there are no dropped

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stitches. There is a bit of- a bit, I mean

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a lot- of seaming to do afterwards

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because there are these gaps like here.

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Like this was one piece that was hung on

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and knit and this was one piece that was

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hung and knit and there’s an extra stitch

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on each of these to account for a seam

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in this area, but yeah. It wasn’t that

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difficult to do. Granted, I have made

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several pieced sweaters by machine

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before. If this had a pattern on it, it

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would be a lot more difficult to get

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that lined up, which is why I didn’t try

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a pattern on this. So I’m going to start

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unraveling my scrap yarns, make sure that

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I picked up in fact all of the stitches,

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and fix anywhere where I may have

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dropped a stitch

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and see what that looks like.

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Alright, I’ve removed all of the waste

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yarn. You can see where the the decreases

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and the pickups are. Luckily you were

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going to be able to see those lines

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anyway because of the nature of the

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sweater, so I didn’t alternate skeins of

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this hand dyed yarn or anything. So I’m

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going to block this sweater creature and

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then start seaming it up.

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Hi.

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It’s Saturday April 20-whatever- 25th?

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Maybe. Something. And I can’t remember if

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I’ve talked about the garden aloud on

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the podcast before, at least for this

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year. Sorry, I sound great. Allergy season

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is starting up. Those five pots and this

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front tire have madder root in them. Now

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I’m 100% sure that five of my madder

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roots have survived the winter. One of

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those, I don’t remember which one and I’m

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not gonna go look right now cuz I’m

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tired- it wasn’t showing little leaves a

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couple of weeks ago. Now it has been cold

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and raining and/or snowing for the past

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like week and a half, so hopefully

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they’ve survived. That wheelbarrow had

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dahlias in it last year. It’s gonna have

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dahlias in it again because they really

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liked growing out of that wheelbarrow.

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I’m hoping to have enough Dahlia flowers

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to be able to dye with this year. A lot

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of my dahlias came up white last year

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and you can’t die anything with white

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flowers and I’ve also got some plants to

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go in that wood thing back there. I do

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have to fill that up with more dirt, but

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over a nice healthy crust of leaves

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that’ll be really good for the plants

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there’s not much action going on in the

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garden right now. I’d have a dandelion in

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a pot which may just stay there and I

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don’t remember my exact layout. I’ll

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share it at some point. Probably when I

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start planting because then it’ll be 100

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percent nailed down, but tomatoes are

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gonna go in these two spots with cages. I

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had tomatoes in that back one last year

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00:36:54,539 –> 00:36:56,039
and they didn’t do too well. I think it

489
00:36:56,039 –> 00:36:58,579
was too shady. I was operating under

490
00:36:58,579 –> 00:37:01,140
garden conditions from almost 20 years

491
00:37:01,140 –> 00:37:03,630
ago. That tree has gotten taller

492
00:37:03,630 –> 00:37:05,580
then so the shade is a little different,

493
00:37:05,580 –> 00:37:08,340
but you live and learn, and tomatoes do

494
00:37:08,340 –> 00:37:10,320
really well for us. And I’m gonna plant

495
00:37:10,320 –> 00:37:11,640
marigolds around the tomatoes again

496
00:37:11,640 –> 00:37:13,440
which is what I did last year and both

497
00:37:13,440 –> 00:37:17,010
of them really liked that a lot. I don’t

498
00:37:17,010 –> 00:37:18,240
remember what I’m putting there but I do

499
00:37:18,240 –> 00:37:20,460
have some hollyhocks that are starting

500
00:37:20,460 –> 00:37:23,790
to come up I don’t know if those are in

501
00:37:23,790 –> 00:37:26,220
a good place so they might not survive

502
00:37:26,220 –> 00:37:28,500
but they survived the winter so I don’t

503
00:37:28,500 –> 00:37:30,840
know. These are the woads that I planted

504
00:37:30,840 –> 00:37:34,110
last year. I don’t think they died over

505
00:37:34,110 –> 00:37:35,490
the winter. I don’t think it got cold

506
00:37:35,490 –> 00:37:38,640
enough for them to die. They’re much

507
00:37:38,640 –> 00:37:41,190
bigger this year, which i believe is what

508
00:37:41,190 –> 00:37:44,660
i read about them- that if they make it

509
00:37:44,660 –> 00:37:47,850
they get bigger. So I’m just gonna let

510
00:37:47,850 –> 00:37:50,040
them do their thing and then if I feel

511
00:37:50,040 –> 00:37:51,750
like it I’ll try woad dyeing again in the

512
00:37:51,750 –> 00:37:53,670
fall, but it was a lot of work for a lot

513
00:37:53,670 –> 00:37:56,010
of nothing last year. I don’t know. I’ll

514
00:37:56,010 –> 00:37:57,690
decide- I’ll see how what they’re looking

515
00:37:57,690 –> 00:37:59,490
like through the summer because we also

516
00:37:59,490 –> 00:38:01,950
have a lot of bugs that like to eat woad,

517
00:38:01,950 –> 00:38:05,970
so we’ll see if they survive. Now couple

518
00:38:05,970 –> 00:38:08,310
of weeks ago, I added dirt to that bed

519
00:38:08,310 –> 00:38:11,520
and I added dirt to that bed because

520
00:38:11,520 –> 00:38:13,980
they were real low. There was like four

521
00:38:13,980 –> 00:38:15,240
inches between the top of the dirt and

522
00:38:15,240 –> 00:38:20,240
the top of the bed just because of time

523
00:38:20,240 –> 00:38:26,030
since my parents last used the garden. I

524
00:38:26,030 –> 00:38:28,260
did that a couple of weeks ago and that

525
00:38:28,260 –> 00:38:30,810
dirt is you know, it’s settled down a

526
00:38:30,810 –> 00:38:32,850
little bit because there was air in the

527
00:38:32,850 –> 00:38:38,430
bags of dirt, but this bed, this bed, this

528
00:38:38,430 –> 00:38:41,310
in this area here are all going to get

529
00:38:41,310 –> 00:38:43,590
the same treatment. That rhubarb is a

530
00:38:43,590 –> 00:38:46,080
fine where it is, but where my squash

531
00:38:46,080 –> 00:38:49,020
were last year and this bed and this bed

532
00:38:49,020 –> 00:38:54,660
is where the thorny raspberry

533
00:38:54,660 –> 00:38:57,810
infestation of death was when I yanked

534
00:38:57,810 –> 00:39:01,910
all of that up December 2018,

535
00:39:01,910 –> 00:39:06,120
it basically destabilized this whole

536
00:39:06,120 –> 00:39:10,200
area. The path is stable because I put

537
00:39:10,200 –> 00:39:12,290
down cardboard and mulch on top of it so

538
00:39:12,290 –> 00:39:15,960
there’s at least surface tension. There

539
00:39:15,960 –> 00:39:17,160
was something for the water

540
00:39:17,160 –> 00:39:20,609
to go into, but because of the

541
00:39:20,609 –> 00:39:23,059
raspberries and all that kind of stuff,

542
00:39:23,059 –> 00:39:28,440
there wasn’t a lot of leaf debris to

543
00:39:28,440 –> 00:39:32,869
break down into the soil. There wasn’t- I

544
00:39:32,869 –> 00:39:35,069
don’t know how to phrase this. It’s

545
00:39:35,069 –> 00:39:38,430
almost like wet cake like if you take a

546
00:39:38,430 –> 00:39:39,750
chunk of birthday cake and you just

547
00:39:39,750 –> 00:39:41,880
squish it and it holds its shape, that’s

548
00:39:41,880 –> 00:39:44,910
what that there is like. So what I’ve

549
00:39:44,910 –> 00:39:49,619
done with this bed is we have behind

550
00:39:49,619 –> 00:39:51,299
that horrible bush, we have an old

551
00:39:51,299 –> 00:39:53,490
sandbox from when we were little kids. My

552
00:39:53,490 –> 00:39:57,650
dad built a sandbox and at some point he

553
00:39:57,650 –> 00:40:00,180
was aiming to turn it into an

554
00:40:00,180 –> 00:40:02,910
herb garden so he had rototilled a whole

555
00:40:02,910 –> 00:40:06,329
bunch of soil into there so it’s a nice

556
00:40:06,329 –> 00:40:09,869
soil sand mixture. So I went and I dug a

557
00:40:09,869 –> 00:40:14,010
hole and brought some sand dirt over

558
00:40:14,010 –> 00:40:20,640
here tried to mix it up with the dirt

559
00:40:20,640 –> 00:40:22,740
that was already there just by hand. I

560
00:40:22,740 –> 00:40:24,599
didn’t bring the rototiller. I just don’t

561
00:40:24,599 –> 00:40:29,630
want to mess with that and hopefully

562
00:40:29,630 –> 00:40:32,720
seeds will be able to take better in

563
00:40:32,720 –> 00:40:36,089
these areas because judging by how that

564
00:40:36,089 –> 00:40:38,490
sandbox is overgrown stuff likes that

565
00:40:38,490 –> 00:40:42,170
combination and also I want to turn that

566
00:40:42,170 –> 00:40:44,880
little area into a proper bed instead of

567
00:40:44,880 –> 00:40:48,960
just a couple of mounds of dirt. That’s a

568
00:40:48,960 –> 00:40:51,299
lot of work and it’s hot and I don’t

569
00:40:51,299 –> 00:40:52,710
know where the dog went so I’m gonna go

570
00:40:52,710 –> 00:40:55,920
find her and deal with the rest of this

571
00:40:55,920 –> 00:40:58,330
another time.

572
00:40:58,330 –> 00:41:05,780
[Music]

573
00:41:05,780 –> 00:41:24,549
[Music]

574
00:41:24,549 –> 00:41:29,809
For any natural dye experimenters out

575
00:41:29,809 –> 00:41:32,630
there, I have discovered that- I don’t

576
00:41:32,630 –> 00:41:34,039
know if it’s just because I get the

577
00:41:34,039 –> 00:41:36,829
cheap stuff or what, but my washi tape is

578
00:41:36,829 –> 00:41:40,489
no longer holding my samples in place. So

579
00:41:40,489 –> 00:41:43,279
I’m going back through and stapling them

580
00:41:43,279 –> 00:41:45,410
because I know they won’t go anywhere

581
00:41:45,410 –> 00:41:47,779
unless I pull at them with a lot of

582
00:41:47,779 –> 00:41:51,769
force. So if you’re putting together a

583
00:41:51,769 –> 00:41:57,529
similar dye experiment book, the washi

584
00:41:57,529 –> 00:42:00,019
tape may look real cool but apparently

585
00:42:00,019 –> 00:42:02,930
it’s not sticking long enough to keep my

586
00:42:02,930 –> 00:42:06,130
samples in. So I’m gonna go through and

587
00:42:06,130 –> 00:42:08,900
staple all these guys. Now the good thing

588
00:42:08,900 –> 00:42:10,969
about washi tape is you can actually, if

589
00:42:10,969 –> 00:42:12,920
they’re still kind of in the right place,

590
00:42:12,920 –> 00:42:15,140
you can staple through the washi tape

591
00:42:15,140 –> 00:42:19,130
and just peel it right off, but a pro tip

592
00:42:19,130 –> 00:42:21,469
from me. I’ve only been natural dyeing for

593
00:42:21,469 –> 00:42:30,440
a year and some change and yeah my

594
00:42:30,440 –> 00:42:33,410
samples already coming out of this book.

595
00:42:33,410 –> 00:42:51,920
[Music]

596
00:42:51,920 –> 00:42:54,369
[Music]

597
00:42:54,369 –> 00:42:57,170
Hello this is Adrian, just kind of

598
00:42:57,170 –> 00:42:59,539
doing a bit of a roundup the end of this

599
00:42:59,539 –> 00:43:02,510
vlog style thing for April. I’m probably

600
00:43:02,510 –> 00:43:03,970
gonna do it again for May.

601
00:43:03,970 –> 00:43:06,859
Just a heads up the crafting that I’ve

602
00:43:06,859 –> 00:43:09,049
traditionally done on this channel is

603
00:43:09,049 –> 00:43:12,109
likely not going to be featured very

604
00:43:12,109 –> 00:43:16,339
heavily in the next month because my

605
00:43:16,339 –> 00:43:23,059
shoulder. Now I’ve been

606
00:43:23,059 –> 00:43:26,240
having on an off shoulder pain um like

607
00:43:26,240 –> 00:43:29,720
around the shoulder blade, but it’s in

608
00:43:29,720 –> 00:43:31,579
one of those spots where I can’t tell if

609
00:43:31,579 –> 00:43:33,470
it’s a repetitive stress injury or if

610
00:43:33,470 –> 00:43:37,369
it’s just tension that will not release

611
00:43:37,369 –> 00:43:39,980
because that is an area of my back where

612
00:43:39,980 –> 00:43:45,819
I do carry tension, so I don’t know, but

613
00:43:45,819 –> 00:43:49,910
hand sewing makes it real bad, knitting

614
00:43:49,910 –> 00:43:54,819
doesn’t help it, spinning doesn’t help,

615
00:43:54,819 –> 00:43:58,960
crochet wouldn’t help obviously, and

616
00:43:58,960 –> 00:44:01,190
weaving doesn’t always make it happy

617
00:44:01,190 –> 00:44:03,920
either. Um sometimes I can go at the

618
00:44:03,920 –> 00:44:05,510
sewing machine for a little bit, but

619
00:44:05,510 –> 00:44:09,230
after 20 to 30 minutes it’s not happy

620
00:44:09,230 –> 00:44:12,079
about that. So and it does not like the

621
00:44:12,079 –> 00:44:16,549
height of my iron, so that table and

622
00:44:16,549 –> 00:44:19,510
where I’m ironing, it doesn’t like it. So

623
00:44:19,510 –> 00:44:24,710
I’m just going to basically slow all the

624
00:44:24,710 –> 00:44:27,859
way down on those crafts and let this

625
00:44:27,859 –> 00:44:32,329
shoulder deal with itself for the time

626
00:44:32,329 –> 00:44:37,490
being. My notes completely went away. So

627
00:44:37,490 –> 00:44:39,740
as it is, I don’t really have any updates

628
00:44:39,740 –> 00:44:42,230
for knitting and crocheting to show you

629
00:44:42,230 –> 00:44:48,140
in this portion of the video really just

630
00:44:48,140 –> 00:44:49,910
like small amounts of knitting or

631
00:44:49,910 –> 00:44:53,890
crocheting that I’ve done sporadically.

632
00:44:53,890 –> 00:44:56,839
There’s no visible progress on anything.

633
00:44:56,839 –> 00:45:03,260
I did manage to do some tablet weaving

634
00:45:03,260 –> 00:45:05,650
samples

635
00:45:05,650 –> 00:45:09,800
in between this shoulder thing going on.

636
00:45:09,800 –> 00:45:13,460
These are some of the samples for my 990

637
00:45:13,460 –> 00:45:17,180
AD Salazar Slytherin costume. So I’m just

638
00:45:17,180 –> 00:45:18,680
gonna go through these samples with you

639
00:45:18,680 –> 00:45:22,880
real quick. If you haven’t seen the

640
00:45:22,880 –> 00:45:27,110
previous episode- right? Or do I talk

641
00:45:27,110 –> 00:45:29,810
about it in this episode? I have no idea

642
00:45:29,810 –> 00:45:32,510
what’s going into this video. So the

643
00:45:32,510 –> 00:45:36,170
first tablet we being sample I decided

644
00:45:36,170 –> 00:45:40,250
to do was from a pattern draft from the

645
00:45:40,250 –> 00:45:44,570
Loomybin.com. Link will be in the show

646
00:45:44,570 –> 00:45:47,150
notes over at freakishlemon.com or

647
00:45:47,150 –> 00:45:49,820
freakishlemonpodcast.com. Links to

648
00:45:49,820 –> 00:45:51,500
things will be in the downbar here on

649
00:45:51,500 –> 00:45:52,970
youtube or somewhere around here if

650
00:45:52,970 –> 00:45:56,720
you’re watching this somewhere else. So

651
00:45:56,720 –> 00:45:58,940
what I did was I have this index card. I

652
00:45:58,940 –> 00:46:01,820
wrote down the pattern draft and then I

653
00:46:01,820 –> 00:46:06,530
attached my samples now this- this

654
00:46:06,530 –> 00:46:08,750
one is supposed to be like a three

655
00:46:08,750 –> 00:46:11,600
stranded braid pattern, but it did not

656
00:46:11,600 –> 00:46:12,290
work for me.

657
00:46:12,290 –> 00:46:14,840
Neither of these- let’s see if they’ll

658
00:46:14,840 –> 00:46:20,120
focus- neither of these samples really

659
00:46:20,120 –> 00:46:24,110
gets this bit right. Now this does look a

660
00:46:24,110 –> 00:46:25,250
little weird because I did have a

661
00:46:25,250 –> 00:46:27,730
different color yarn in here instead of

662
00:46:27,730 –> 00:46:30,920
the pink that I was using. Pretty sure I

663
00:46:30,920 –> 00:46:33,680
ran out of the mini skein I was using,

664
00:46:33,680 –> 00:46:36,350
but none of these lines match up in the

665
00:46:36,350 –> 00:46:40,900
middle. I don’t know. I don’t know if it’s

666
00:46:40,900 –> 00:46:43,580
because there’s an error in the draft or

667
00:46:43,580 –> 00:46:51,580
if I just didn’t do it right twice but

668
00:46:51,580 –> 00:46:54,590
this pattern is pretty much out of the

669
00:46:54,590 –> 00:46:58,250
running for being of any use to me. These

670
00:46:58,250 –> 00:47:01,850
other ones are samples from the book

671
00:47:01,850 –> 00:47:05,480
Card Weaving by Candice Crockett, which

672
00:47:05,480 –> 00:47:07,100
is a book that I bought to learn how to

673
00:47:07,100 –> 00:47:09,590
do card weaving so I’m just going

674
00:47:09,590 –> 00:47:10,880
through the book and doing a bunch of

675
00:47:10,880 –> 00:47:14,000
samples of the example drafts that are

676
00:47:14,000 –> 00:47:14,370
in it.

677
00:47:14,370 –> 00:47:17,640
The first one I did is this ram’s horn

678
00:47:17,640 –> 00:47:23,130
pattern and this is what it should look

679
00:47:23,130 –> 00:47:26,700
like and I’m very pleased with this.

680
00:47:26,700 –> 00:47:28,170
This was actually easier than I thought

681
00:47:28,170 –> 00:47:33,180
it was going to be. The piece was easy to

682
00:47:33,180 –> 00:47:37,290
keep even. I was able to basically

683
00:47:37,290 –> 00:47:40,950
memorize the pattern. I was able to just

684
00:47:40,950 –> 00:47:43,050
repeat it on my own by the end there and

685
00:47:43,050 –> 00:47:46,770
this is in the running for the

686
00:47:46,770 –> 00:47:51,150
decorative trim around the collar of the

687
00:47:51,150 –> 00:47:53,880
tunic and possibly around the skirt of

688
00:47:53,880 –> 00:47:55,890
the tunic, but I’m not sure I’ve got some

689
00:47:55,890 –> 00:47:57,540
other things I want to look out for, but

690
00:47:57,540 –> 00:48:02,520
I think for the the tunic collar. This is

691
00:48:02,520 –> 00:48:09,120
a fairly popular pattern around that

692
00:48:09,120 –> 00:48:16,220
time, I believe, so definitely one that I

693
00:48:16,220 –> 00:48:20,460
would like to do more of. Which helps if

694
00:48:20,460 –> 00:48:24,450
you’re putting it in a project. And then

695
00:48:24,450 –> 00:48:28,830
I tried this pattern. This is- let’s see

696
00:48:28,830 –> 00:48:31,410
if we can focus. This one didn’t come out-

697
00:48:31,410 –> 00:48:38,460
Ignore my face, camera. There we go.

698
00:48:38,460 –> 00:48:42,270
So this is a type of pattern where not

699
00:48:42,270 –> 00:48:45,710
every hole in the card is threaded and

700
00:48:45,710 –> 00:48:49,050
it’s supposed to play with- it’s not

701
00:48:49,050 –> 00:48:51,270
gonna focus on it now. It’s supposed to

702
00:48:51,270 –> 00:48:53,820
play with warp threads that are there

703
00:48:53,820 –> 00:48:55,620
and the empty spaces so that you can see

704
00:48:55,620 –> 00:48:58,320
the weft thread I don’t think I did this

705
00:48:58,320 –> 00:49:02,940
very well. It looks better down at the

706
00:49:02,940 –> 00:49:07,950
bottom here. It’s not even, though, and

707
00:49:07,950 –> 00:49:11,460
then I think I pulled it too tight all

708
00:49:11,460 –> 00:49:15,150
the way up. Now my thought for this is

709
00:49:15,150 –> 00:49:18,480
that I could potentially use this for

710
00:49:18,480 –> 00:49:22,170
hose garters. Oh I dropped some- I don’t

711
00:49:22,170 –> 00:49:23,640
have a table or anything. It’s just

712
00:49:23,640 –> 00:49:26,210
balanced on my lap,

713
00:49:26,210 –> 00:49:27,620
which is not the greatest way to do

714
00:49:27,620 –> 00:49:33,430
things when you’re lazily podcasting. Anyway,

715
00:49:33,430 –> 00:49:36,080
thought I might use this for hose

716
00:49:36,080 –> 00:49:41,210
garters, but I need to do another sample

717
00:49:41,210 –> 00:49:44,630
I think and try to mitigate how tight

718
00:49:44,630 –> 00:49:49,520
this is being pulled to see if if it’s

719
00:49:49,520 –> 00:49:55,550
something that I want to do. And then

720
00:49:55,550 –> 00:49:58,820
this one went a little weird. There’s a

721
00:49:58,820 –> 00:50:03,910
page in Candice Crockett’s book with a

722
00:50:03,910 –> 00:50:07,730
draft- it’s like four narrow patterns

723
00:50:07,730 –> 00:50:11,630
together, so I decided to draft a version

724
00:50:11,630 –> 00:50:16,550
of it where there was the one like

725
00:50:16,550 –> 00:50:19,010
Chevron- are you in focus?

726
00:50:19,010 –> 00:50:21,590
There’s the one chevron in the middle

727
00:50:21,590 –> 00:50:25,510
and then slanting lines mirroring it,

728
00:50:25,510 –> 00:50:31,220
which the sample came out correct, but

729
00:50:31,220 –> 00:50:39,770
the the right side was this and not the

730
00:50:39,770 –> 00:50:44,540
pattern I was going for? So I don’t know

731
00:50:44,540 –> 00:50:48,500
why that happened. If you’re a card

732
00:50:48,500 –> 00:50:50,030
weaver and you can tell me why that

733
00:50:50,030 –> 00:50:51,830
happened, I would appreciate hearing from

734
00:50:51,830 –> 00:50:55,940
you. My hypothesis is that if I thread

735
00:50:55,940 –> 00:50:58,280
this the other way than what I’ve

736
00:50:58,280 –> 00:51:01,760
written this will show up on the right

737
00:51:01,760 –> 00:51:07,040
side. Because I’d rather not weave a long

738
00:51:07,040 –> 00:51:09,620
piece if I can’t see what the right side

739
00:51:09,620 –> 00:51:12,380
looks like so I’m going to do another

740
00:51:12,380 –> 00:51:17,710
sample of this and try threading

741
00:51:17,710 –> 00:51:20,150
threading the cards in the opposite

742
00:51:20,150 –> 00:51:24,980
direction. This I really do like how this

743
00:51:24,980 –> 00:51:26,810
turned out. This is definitely a contender

744
00:51:26,810 –> 00:51:30,260
for the decorative trim around the skirt

745
00:51:30,260 –> 00:51:33,800
of the tunic or if I add another panel

746
00:51:33,800 –> 00:51:38,270
on each side as a belt, which I thought

747
00:51:38,270 –> 00:51:43,000
about maybe doing,

748
00:51:43,000 –> 00:51:45,859
but I need to play around with this

749
00:51:45,859 –> 00:51:47,450
one a little bit more to get myself

750
00:51:47,450 –> 00:51:51,559
totally comfortable, but um yeah once I

751
00:51:51,559 –> 00:51:53,359
got it going the pattern was easy it was

752
00:51:53,359 –> 00:51:58,809
just I don’t know why it was upside down.

753
00:51:58,809 –> 00:52:01,280
And then the last one I did was just

754
00:52:01,280 –> 00:52:03,549
this simple um

755
00:52:03,549 –> 00:52:11,619
alternate threading method where it’s-

756
00:52:11,619 –> 00:52:16,579
it’s just how you’re threading the cards

757
00:52:16,579 –> 00:52:18,980
that creates the pattern which makes a

758
00:52:18,980 –> 00:52:23,690
really nice simple band. The only like- it

759
00:52:23,690 –> 00:52:26,510
looks it’s got the same sort of

760
00:52:26,510 –> 00:52:31,369
chevrons as like a knitted piece, which

761
00:52:31,369 –> 00:52:36,200
I think looks cool, and then there’s- is

762
00:52:36,200 –> 00:52:43,150
it visible? It’s more visible here.

763
00:52:43,150 –> 00:52:45,710
There’s this like decorative line when

764
00:52:45,710 –> 00:52:50,059
you change direction of the cards which

765
00:52:50,059 –> 00:52:55,000
I like so that’s also in the running to

766
00:52:55,000 –> 00:53:00,950
be a belt or if that- if nothing else

767
00:53:00,950 –> 00:53:03,319
works, I’ll use this for the hose garters

768
00:53:03,319 –> 00:53:07,250
and just make it a narrower band to make

769
00:53:07,250 –> 00:53:11,809
it easier to tie around my leg. I have I

770
00:53:11,809 –> 00:53:14,480
think two other patterns that I want to

771
00:53:14,480 –> 00:53:17,960
sample for when my shoulder feels up to

772
00:53:17,960 –> 00:53:21,079
it. Right now I’m just basically cutting

773
00:53:21,079 –> 00:53:24,770
my lent- my lengths of sample yarns to

774
00:53:24,770 –> 00:53:26,780
get those ready to go. That’s really the

775
00:53:26,780 –> 00:53:29,030
only crafting things I have to talk

776
00:53:29,030 –> 00:53:29,420
about.

777
00:53:29,420 –> 00:53:32,000
I’ll have shown you plenty of what’s

778
00:53:32,000 –> 00:53:35,839
been going on, so mostly what I have to

779
00:53:35,839 –> 00:53:38,780
talk about is Other Stuff because that’s

780
00:53:38,780 –> 00:53:42,910
mostly what we’re doing right now.

781
00:53:42,910 –> 00:53:47,329
You know sheltering in place or working

782
00:53:47,329 –> 00:53:52,090
from home or laid off or

783
00:53:52,090 –> 00:53:53,470
just trying to keep your head on

784
00:53:53,470 –> 00:53:55,510
straight if you do have to leave the

785
00:53:55,510 –> 00:53:58,710
house to go work. Yeah we’re all kind of

786
00:53:58,710 –> 00:54:02,950
in Other Stuff land right now, so stuff

787
00:54:02,950 –> 00:54:07,660
I’m watching. Watched A Letter to the

788
00:54:07,660 –> 00:54:10,810
King which is a fantasy show on Netflix.

789
00:54:10,810 –> 00:54:12,730
I was disappointed by how short it was.

790
00:54:12,730 –> 00:54:18,550
It was a delight to watch and it’s it’s

791
00:54:18,550 –> 00:54:20,890
a delightful straightforward fantasy

792
00:54:20,890 –> 00:54:25,770
quest story and I really enjoyed that. I

793
00:54:25,770 –> 00:54:29,320
finished watching Luna Nera, which is an

794
00:54:29,320 –> 00:54:32,650
Italian show about witches on Netflix. I

795
00:54:32,650 –> 00:54:34,480
don’t recall

796
00:54:34,480 –> 00:54:36,880
when the show was supposedly set, but

797
00:54:36,880 –> 00:54:40,360
it’s like alternate fantasy history with

798
00:54:40,360 –> 00:54:45,280
witches in Italy. I have been watching

799
00:54:45,280 –> 00:54:48,150
RQ Streams which is the twitch.tv

800
00:54:48,150 –> 00:54:52,480
channel for Rusty Quill- that podcast

801
00:54:52,480 –> 00:54:56,860
company that I keep obsessing over their

802
00:54:56,860 –> 00:55:00,820
podcasts about. Their community manager

803
00:55:00,820 –> 00:55:04,660
Anil and their video production guy

804
00:55:04,660 –> 00:55:11,170
Mike do basically introductory looks at

805
00:55:11,170 –> 00:55:14,140
different kinds of video games, which is

806
00:55:14,140 –> 00:55:17,080
really cool. They sometimes visit old

807
00:55:17,080 –> 00:55:20,020
games that are nostalgic to show a

808
00:55:20,020 –> 00:55:22,630
certain type of game, like a city builder

809
00:55:22,630 –> 00:55:28,240
or or like time management games, or

810
00:55:28,240 –> 00:55:30,490
they’ll do newer titles that neither of

811
00:55:30,490 –> 00:55:34,000
them have played. Right now they’re kind

812
00:55:34,000 –> 00:55:36,550
of alternating who’s streaming what and

813
00:55:36,550 –> 00:55:39,940
then sometimes they do just streams

814
00:55:39,940 –> 00:55:42,820
where they chat or there’s a delightful

815
00:55:42,820 –> 00:55:47,260
one of Anil quizzing Mike on geography.

816
00:55:47,260 –> 00:55:49,600
It’s an extremely hard geography quiz

817
00:55:49,600 –> 00:55:52,210
and very thorough. It was really fun to

818
00:55:52,210 –> 00:55:56,020
watch that because their dynamic

819
00:55:56,020 –> 00:56:00,220
was hilarious and that was back when

820
00:56:00,220 –> 00:56:04,080
they could stream in the same room so

821
00:56:04,080 –> 00:56:06,170
definitely recommend that

822
00:56:06,170 –> 00:56:08,089
Twitch channel especially if you’re

823
00:56:08,089 –> 00:56:09,890
interested in video games but don’t know

824
00:56:09,890 –> 00:56:12,019
where to start. I also just started

825
00:56:12,019 –> 00:56:16,069
watching a show on Amazon Prime called

826
00:56:16,069 –> 00:56:17,210
Detective Anna.

827
00:56:17,210 –> 00:56:20,210
It’s a Russian show set in the late 19th

828
00:56:20,210 –> 00:56:22,190
century about a young woman who can see

829
00:56:22,190 –> 00:56:27,529
ghosts and solves mysteries. I’m only a

830
00:56:27,529 –> 00:56:29,509
few episodes in, but I’m enjoying it so

831
00:56:29,509 –> 00:56:30,529
far.

832
00:56:30,529 –> 00:56:32,749
Stuff I’m listening to- I started

833
00:56:32,749 –> 00:56:36,289
listening to I am in Eskew, which is a

834
00:56:36,289 –> 00:56:41,349
horror fiction podcast. It comes up in

835
00:56:41,349 –> 00:56:45,559
lists alongside The Magnus Archives and

836
00:56:45,559 –> 00:56:48,170
I love The Magnus Archives so I figured

837
00:56:48,170 –> 00:56:51,440
I’d give this one a shot. It’s slow

838
00:56:51,440 –> 00:56:55,400
listening for me just because this

839
00:56:55,400 –> 00:56:57,279
particular podcast is one that I like

840
00:56:57,279 –> 00:56:59,539
like in the middle of a bunch of other

841
00:56:59,539 –> 00:57:05,390
podcasts? Like two lighthearted things, My

842
00:57:05,390 –> 00:57:07,130
Favourite Murder, I am in Eskew,

843
00:57:07,130 –> 00:57:10,819
a Lord of the

844
00:57:10,819 –> 00:57:13,970
Rings podcast. Like it’s great in a

845
00:57:13,970 –> 00:57:17,329
lineup of podcasts, but I don’t gravitate

846
00:57:17,329 –> 00:57:19,910
towards it listening to it on its own,

847
00:57:19,910 –> 00:57:23,239
but that might change. I’m only- I don’t

848
00:57:23,239 –> 00:57:25,400
know how far I am in, but not terribly

849
00:57:25,400 –> 00:57:30,460
far. And then stuff I’m playing because

850
00:57:30,460 –> 00:57:33,349
my brain’s gone into summer vacation mode

851
00:57:33,349 –> 00:57:35,329
and therefore it is time to play video

852
00:57:35,329 –> 00:57:39,319
games. So I’ve got a bunch of video games

853
00:57:39,319 –> 00:57:41,779
here that I’ve been playing and they’re

854
00:57:41,779 –> 00:57:44,299
kind of all over the place as I will

855
00:57:44,299 –> 00:57:49,390
explain. So first thing I started playing

856
00:57:49,390 –> 00:57:53,390
seriously other than you know just fun

857
00:57:53,390 –> 00:57:54,440
little games on my phone

858
00:57:54,440 –> 00:57:59,059
was Firewatch. It is a story game, so hey

859
00:57:59,059 –> 00:58:04,880
what are you doing? So it’s not a shooter.

860
00:58:04,880 –> 00:58:08,509
It’s not hit people with swords. You are

861
00:58:08,509 –> 00:58:12,440
playing through a story. You play a man

862
00:58:12,440 –> 00:58:14,329
named Henry who takes a position as a

863
00:58:14,329 –> 00:58:16,759
fire watch person in the forests of

864
00:58:16,759 –> 00:58:19,950
Wyoming and you have to solve a mystery.

865
00:58:19,950 –> 00:58:23,579
It is super suspenseful and really fun

866
00:58:23,579 –> 00:58:26,820
to play. I bought it on Steam to play it

867
00:58:26,820 –> 00:58:30,240
on my PC, found out that my laptop was

868
00:58:30,240 –> 00:58:32,940
way too old and way too slow to play it,

869
00:58:32,940 –> 00:58:35,820
and then played it on my Mac Mini which

870
00:58:35,820 –> 00:58:43,130
was also not the best but was manageable.

871
00:58:43,130 –> 00:58:47,700
Next on my list is Journey, which is an

872
00:58:47,700 –> 00:58:53,579
exploratory story game and there’s no

873
00:58:53,579 –> 00:58:55,980
dialogue. The whole thing is told through

874
00:58:55,980 –> 00:58:58,770
visuals and sound and your character

875
00:58:58,770 –> 00:59:02,780
goes on an epic journey. And it’s

876
00:59:02,780 –> 00:59:06,329
delightful and like has that beautiful

877
00:59:06,329 –> 00:59:09,660
orchestral music that just like makes

878
00:59:09,660 –> 00:59:13,609
you feel all the feelings. It’s so good

879
00:59:13,609 –> 00:59:20,540
and it was free when I bought my PS4. I

880
00:59:20,540 –> 00:59:24,420
was in a position where buying a

881
00:59:24,420 –> 00:59:27,960
PlayStation 4 was cheaper than trying to

882
00:59:27,960 –> 00:59:32,099
be able to play games on my PC or

883
00:59:32,099 –> 00:59:34,650
getting a new PC or upgrading anything,

884
00:59:34,650 –> 00:59:37,890
so I’m very lucky I was in that position

885
00:59:37,890 –> 00:59:43,680
and Journey was free with my PS4 but if

886
00:59:43,680 –> 00:59:46,619
you can get a copy of Journey, it’s

887
00:59:46,619 –> 00:59:52,829
totally worth playing. Then I played

888
00:59:52,829 –> 00:59:57,990
Machinarium or Machinarium which is a

889
00:59:57,990 –> 01:00:00,060
point-and-click puzzle game featuring

890
01:00:00,060 –> 01:00:03,599
quirky junky robots and I played that on

891
01:00:03,599 –> 01:00:09,829
Android. You can get it on Steam for PC

892
01:00:09,829 –> 01:00:12,599
and probably Mac – I don’t see why not.

893
01:00:12,599 –> 01:00:16,440
It’s a point and click game and if it’s

894
01:00:16,440 –> 01:00:18,300
available on Android, it may be available

895
01:00:18,300 –> 01:00:23,460
on iOS. I saw Anil play it on the

896
01:00:23,460 –> 01:00:27,030
Rusty Quill streaming channel and was

897
01:00:27,030 –> 01:00:32,130
like, that is totally my type of game.

898
01:00:32,130 –> 01:00:33,630
It is a puzzle game. Some of those

899
01:00:33,630 –> 01:00:36,830
puzzles are super hard, but it also has a

900
01:00:36,830 –> 01:00:42,810
hints thing, a hints mechanic, and a way

901
01:00:42,810 –> 01:00:46,530
for you to play a little minigame to get

902
01:00:46,530 –> 01:00:48,300
a walkthrough of the level that you’re

903
01:00:48,300 –> 01:00:51,960
in, which was super cool because if I was

904
01:00:51,960 –> 01:00:56,400
real stuck I could just get on over to

905
01:00:56,400 –> 01:00:59,730
the walkthrough just to see what

906
01:00:59,730 –> 01:01:01,800
direction I even needed to go in with

907
01:01:01,800 –> 01:01:09,420
the puzzle. And then I just finished Life

908
01:01:09,420 –> 01:01:12,390
is Strange. It’s another story game

909
01:01:12,390 –> 01:01:15,270
because I love story games. You play a

910
01:01:15,270 –> 01:01:17,220
young woman named Max who’s a

911
01:01:17,220 –> 01:01:20,190
photographer in her like first year of

912
01:01:20,190 –> 01:01:24,860
college and there’s time travel which is

913
01:01:24,860 –> 01:01:30,530
fun but there’s a lot of dark real-life

914
01:01:30,530 –> 01:01:35,370
dark stuff that happens in that game so

915
01:01:35,370 –> 01:01:38,610
look up content warnings before playing

916
01:01:38,610 –> 01:01:42,900
if you’re concerned about that. That was

917
01:01:42,900 –> 01:01:46,440
an emotional roller coaster and I played

918
01:01:46,440 –> 01:01:50,730
that on my PS4. The first chapter of that

919
01:01:50,730 –> 01:01:53,280
game is currently free on the

920
01:01:53,280 –> 01:01:56,010
PlayStation Network, but it is totally

921
01:01:56,010 –> 01:01:58,860
worth getting if you like playing story

922
01:01:58,860 –> 01:02:03,660
games. And then I started Uncharted:

923
01:02:03,660 –> 01:02:05,370
Drake’s Fortune which is the first

924
01:02:05,370 –> 01:02:09,690
Uncharted. This game is an adventure

925
01:02:09,690 –> 01:02:11,910
game, more in line with what you would

926
01:02:11,910 –> 01:02:15,660
imagine for a video game. You control

927
01:02:15,660 –> 01:02:18,740
Drake. He goes and shoots bad guys and

928
01:02:18,740 –> 01:02:21,620
climbs things and finds treasure,

929
01:02:21,620 –> 01:02:24,620
theoretically.

930
01:02:24,620 –> 01:02:26,850
Theoretically we’re on our way to

931
01:02:26,850 –> 01:02:28,950
treasure where I am in the game right

932
01:02:28,950 –> 01:02:31,320
now, but it also was free on the

933
01:02:31,320 –> 01:02:37,650
PlayStation Network so I grabbed it and

934
01:02:37,650 –> 01:02:41,000
that’s on my PlayStation 4.

935
01:02:41,000 –> 01:02:44,160
I’m also playing on my phone a game

936
01:02:44,160 –> 01:02:46,110
called Chuchel

937
01:02:46,110 –> 01:02:48,420
I think it’s how it’s pronounced?

938
01:02:48,420 –> 01:02:50,970
It’s by the people who made Machinarium

939
01:02:50,970 –> 01:02:53,700
or Machinarium.

940
01:02:53,700 –> 01:02:55,860
It’s a point-and-click puzzle game, but

941
01:02:55,860 –> 01:02:58,200
this time with funny monsters so I’m

942
01:02:58,200 –> 01:03:02,420
playing that on my phone on Android.

943
01:03:02,420 –> 01:03:06,030
That’s probably also available on iOS if

944
01:03:06,030 –> 01:03:08,880
you’re an iPhone user. And then I’m

945
01:03:08,880 –> 01:03:12,600
revisiting two games periodically. I’m

946
01:03:12,600 –> 01:03:17,490
revisiting Star Wars Dark Forces which

947
01:03:17,490 –> 01:03:20,430
is a first-person shooter. It’s basically

948
01:03:20,430 –> 01:03:23,730
the original Doom reskinned to be Star

949
01:03:23,730 –> 01:03:26,160
Wars and I play with cheats on because

950
01:03:26,160 –> 01:03:29,280
that’s how I roll. So my dude never dies

951
01:03:29,280 –> 01:03:31,980
and I’m- I still get lost and have no

952
01:03:31,980 –> 01:03:35,010
idea what’s happening, so I’m not great

953
01:03:35,010 –> 01:03:37,730
at video games. I just have a lot of fun

954
01:03:37,730 –> 01:03:40,470
playing them when they don’t kill me all

955
01:03:40,470 –> 01:03:46,050
the time. Yeah, I bought that through

956
01:03:46,050 –> 01:03:48,090
Steam and I can play that on my PC

957
01:03:48,090 –> 01:03:52,850
because my PC is 10 years old this year.

958
01:03:52,850 –> 01:04:03,200
so yeah I can play games pre pre-2005 is

959
01:04:03,200 –> 01:04:10,230
the realm I’m looking at and I’m

960
01:04:10,230 –> 01:04:14,150
revisiting Fallen London which is a

961
01:04:14,150 –> 01:04:15,990
choose-your-own-adventure

962
01:04:15,990 –> 01:04:18,660
mostly text-based game. There’s some

963
01:04:18,660 –> 01:04:20,220
illustrations but none of them really

964
01:04:20,220 –> 01:04:24,330
move. It’s a dark fantasy alternate

965
01:04:24,330 –> 01:04:30,470
history. You’re an escaped convict from

966
01:04:30,470 –> 01:04:33,600
like underground Newgate Prison. There’s

967
01:04:33,600 –> 01:04:36,120
demons all over the place.

968
01:04:36,120 –> 01:04:38,760
That’s a browser game so anybody can

969
01:04:38,760 –> 01:04:42,500
play it if you have internet access and

970
01:04:42,500 –> 01:04:45,390
I enjoy picking it up every once in a

971
01:04:45,390 –> 01:04:51,840
while just play for 10-15 minutes in

972
01:04:51,840 –> 01:04:56,280
between other things. So yeah video games

973
01:04:56,280 –> 01:04:58,819
is what I’m doing right now

974
01:04:58,819 –> 01:05:02,970
to keep myself sane and to not aggravate

975
01:05:02,970 –> 01:05:07,950
this shoulder. Um that’s really gonna do

976
01:05:07,950 –> 01:05:12,630
it for this episode. So as always links

977
01:05:12,630 –> 01:05:15,750
to everything are down here on YouTube

978
01:05:15,750 –> 01:05:16,680
or around here if you’re watching

979
01:05:16,680 –> 01:05:19,200
this somewhere else. Show notes are at

980
01:05:19,200 –> 01:05:21,900
freakishlemon.com. You can follow me as

981
01:05:21,900 –> 01:05:28,220
freakishlemon on Instagram and Ravelry.

982
01:05:28,220 –> 01:05:30,319
That’s really it.

983
01:05:30,319 –> 01:05:33,500
Good bye.

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