Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Episode 108: Rambling Catchup


In this episode, the girls play catch-up from the 1.5 month hiatus. Jade provides a post-San Diego Comic-Con report and  talks about the Harry Potter experience at Universal Studios. Then in the second half, the girls catch up on their crafting projects and Jade talks about her SDCC cosplay.





Get Geeky

Life Update
  • Jade has been to SDCC, a vacation at Universal Studios, and been at multiple archery tournaments.
  • Life Update - Sandy - vacation - Monterey Bay Aquarium

GEEK Rambling
GEEK Rambling
  1. Universal Studios - The Hogsmeade Experience at Universal Studios is fun and worth it. The frozen butter beer is awesome.
  2. SDCC -- San Diego was fun and exhausting. The masquerade went well. We didn’t win any awards, but got lots of kudos, including from the Motion Picture Costumer’s Association.


My Viking did:
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I did:
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You can read more on Jade’s blog at: https://geekgirlcrafts.blogspot.com/search/label/SDCC_2017

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You can view the video:

Get Crafty


Fiber Optics

Finished Objects
Jade
  • Project: Dobby’s Tube Socks
  • Pattern: vanilla
  • Yarn/Colorway: White Birch Fiber Arts
WIPs
Jade
  • Pattern: Calla
  • Yarn: Madeline Tosh DK, Spectrum Colorway
  • Notes:  Similar to the viajante...more of a poncho.  Making slow progress. Weather has been too warm and this project has gotten very large
Sandy
  • Nearly done, wasn’t done by my birthday thanks to a dramatic Knit attack.
  • Paulina by Cocoknits
  • Great Adirondack Yarn Torino, colorway Silver Fox-- it’s a bit choppy in the striping, but looks great when knit side to side
Jade
  • Project: Wonder Woman Socks
  • Pattern: vanilla
  • Yarn/Colorway: Fresh From the Cauldron
  • Notes: I started this on the way to SDCC! Have to get geek socks for a geek event! Started second sock
Jade
  • Pattern: Vitruvia - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vitruvia-vest-and-cardigan
  • Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug. Leaf Velvet. FINGERING WEIGHT
  • Progress: This is going oh-so-slow. Started back in Feb of this year. I’m 10 inches along the back...need 13” total. Worked on the way to SDCC.

Make it sew:


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Episode 107: Wonder Woman Review


In this episode, the girls discuss the movie, Wonder Woman, in excruciating detail. So, SPOILER WARNING! After some spoiler-ific discussions, they move onto their latest crafting, sewing, and making projects, where Jade actually finishes some projects!!!





Get Geeky

Wonder Woman Review


Summarization:

  • Jade: Go see it. It’s a good movie and is true to the origin stories of Wonder Woman. Some problems with it, but nothing that truly detracts from the storyline. I was one of those that wasn’t too pleased with the casting of WW, but Gal Gadot KILLS it as Princess Diana!
  • Sandy: I think with this movie and other “this won’t sell”-breaking films like Hidden Figures and Get Out, we’ll hopefully be seeing more underrepresented voices get their chance to tell their stories in Hollywood.  The numbers certainly don’t lie!

    Get Crafty


    Fiber Optics

    Finished Objects
    Jade
    • Pattern: Viajante
    • Yarn: Miss Babs Katahdin -- Morticia
    • Notes: Bind off with beads
    Jade
    • Project: Vanilla Socks
    • Pattern: mine
    • Yarn/Colorway: Plymouth Stilleto
    • Notes: Waay back when, several episodes ago, which translates into several months, I started working on this pattern, then put it on hold. Not quite Second Sock Syndrome, but I was working on other projects
    For self striping yarns, check out Susan B Anderson’s Smooth Operator Socks: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smooth-operator-socks
    Jade
    • Yarn: Cascade Greenland (bought a ton at Stitches several years ago
    • Notes: Shawl collar took forever. Added short rows to give more of a foldover and substantial collar.
    WIPs
    Sandy
    Jade
    • Pattern: Calla
    • Yarn: Madeline Tosh DK, Spectrum Colorway
    • Notes:  Similar to the viajante...more of a poncho.
    Sandy
    • Picked up something I started last summer for my work knitting.
    • Paulina by Cocoknits
    • Great Adirondack Yarn Torino, colorway Silver Fox-- it’s a bit choppy in the striping, but looks great when knit side to side
    Jade
    • Project: Dobby’s Tube Socks
    • Pattern: vanilla
    • Yarn/Colorway: White Birch Fiber Arts
    • Notes: Started second sock

    Make it sew:


    • Jade is getting serious about her SDCC costume.

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Episode 106: Guarding the Galaxy


    In this episode, the girls discuss the movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, in detail. So, WARNING…there are some serious spoilers for this movie! After some spoiler-ific discussions, they move onto their latest crafting, sewing, and making projects.





    Get Geeky

    Events:
    • Maker's Faire, San Mateo County Fairground. May 20-21, 2017.
    • Kublacon: gaming: Memorial Day Weekend • May 26-29, 2017 • Hyatt Regency SFO
    • Fanime: http://www.fanime.com/ (San Jose Convention Center, downtown San Jose)
    • Clockwork Alchemy (DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose)
    • Baycon: San Mateo Mariott (10 min drive from Kubla)

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    The girls love this movie and highly recommend that you go see it too! There are some excellent themes for this movie. Sandy suggests reading this article (also containing spoilers)

      Get Crafty


      Fiber Optics


      Finished Objects
      Jade
      • Nada. Nothing. Zip. Zilch
      Sandy
      • Project: Project Linus blanket
      • Pattern: traditional granny squares
      WIPs
      Sandy
      Jade
      • Pattern: Viajante
      • Yarn: Miss Babs Katahdin -- Morticia
      • Notes: Working on the lace and beading. It’s taking forever. I’m 3” into the lace, and have another 2” to go. Check out the blog for how to bead with dental floss.
      Sandy
      • Hexipuffs out of my leftover Opal yarn. This is in my everyday bag.
      Jade
      • Project: Vanilla Socks
      • Pattern: mine
      • Yarn/Colorway: Plymouth Stilleto
      • Notes: Waay back when, several episodes ago, which translates into several months, I started working on this pattern, then put it on hold. Not quite Second Sock Syndrome, but I was working on other projects
      For self striping yarns, check out Susan B Anderson’s Smooth Operator Socks: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smooth-operator-socks

      Make it Sew

      Jade's made some t-shirt mods. You can read more on her blog!

      Friday, April 28, 2017

      Episode 105: A Very British Episode


      In the first half of episode 105, the girls recap on Silicon Valley ComiCon and the Science March in San Jose, and then Jade discusses her geeky-inspired trip to the U.K, including the Doctor Who experience in Cardiff. In the second half of the show, they discuss British yarn and their latest crafting/sewing/knitting projects.




      Get Geeky

      Events:
      • Kublacon: gaming: Memorial Day Weekend • May 26-29, 2017 • Hyatt Regency SFO
      • Fanime: http://www.fanime.com/ (San Jose Convention Center, downtown San Jose)
      • Clockwork Alchemy (DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose)
      • Baycon: San Mateo Mariott (10 min drive from Kubla)

      Jade's trip to the UK:

      SVCC & the Science March --- Jade had a fabulous time at SVCC; it was much better than the previous year. And Sandy volunteered at the Science March. This year, SVCC & the Science March coincided, and both Sandy&Jade enjoyed the events.

        Get Crafty


        Jade did a bunch of knitting on her travels, as well as visited a LYS. You can read her adventures here:Knitting & Crafting in the UK

        Fiber Optics



        Finished Objects
        Jade
        • Nada. Nothing. Zip. Zilch
        Sandy
        • 4 kitty hats in trans flag colors for the Billy De Frank Trans Day of Visibility. Last episode shownotes has the link to patterns and yarn.
        WIPs
        Jade
        • Yarn: Cascade Greenland (bought a ton at Stitches several years ago
        • Notes: Working the shawl collar. Taking forever in garter stitch.
        Sandy
        Jade
        • Pattern: Viajante
        • Yarn: Miss Babs Katahdin -- Morticia
        • Notes: Nearly done with the stockinette then onto lace. Right now BLACK HOLE OF KNITTING -- growing stockinette
        Sandy
        • Hexipuffs out of my leftover Opal yarn. This is in my everyday bag.
        Jade
        • Project: Dobby’s Tube Socks
        • Pattern: vanilla
        • Yarn/Colorway: White Birch Fiber Arts
        • Notes: Started ON the Tube going to London (1 hour ride to London), then worked on it primarily using the Tube to go around London.
        Sandy
        • Project: Project Linus blanket
        • Pattern: traditional granny squares
        • Yarn/Colorway: acrylic hodgepodge
        • Notes: finished squares, assembling using the flat braid join technique https://cypresstextiles.net/2013/04/19/flat-braid-join
        • Finished with join, now doing edging. It’s a large twin size.


        Make it Sew


        Sandy is altering lightweight cotton work slacks to slim-leg pants-- graded line from hip to ankle