Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Episode 63: Amateur Holidays


In this episode, Jade & Sandy discuss upcoming events, then geek out about the upcoming Halloween Holiday. Then they discuss their crafting projects, including their soon-to-be "Tools of the Trade" mini episodes. We invite you to give a listen!



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Get Geeky

Upcoming EVENTS:


Halloween Costuming:


Women in Gaming


  • Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. There are MULTIPLE videos that talk about women in the pop culture, especially in video games. We’ve talked about her before.
  • Support women working in gaming (like Zoe Quinn and Brianna Wu)


Get Crafty

Jade and Sandy are pleased to announce a mini-series of episodes called "Tools of the Trade", which will be available through the Geek Girl Crafts feed. Each episode will cover a short 15-20 minute overview of a given craft, the tools you need, and how to get the basics started! Let us know if you have any specific interests you want us to discuss.

Fiber Optics




FINISHED
OBJECTS
Jade
  • Project: Two strand hat
  • Yarn: Colinette Hullabaloo - Aran weight (Wool + Black Welsh  + Cascade 220 black -- nice & squishy
Sandy
  • Matchy Matchy socks
Jade
WIPS

Jade
  • Project: 2nd Sparkly pair of socks!
  • Yarn: Plymouth Stilletto -- different colorway
  • Progress: Finished one sock.
Sandy
  • Project Name: Cosby sweater back again!
  • Yarn: anything!
Jade
Jade
Jade
  • Project: Louisa by Cocoknits
  • Yarn: Shibui -- yarn tasting @ Purlescence
  • Progress: Just finished washing her swatch:

Bead It

Sandy made a illefiore necklace! She'll probably do a "tools of the trade" on continuous knot beading.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Episode 62: ConVolution 2014, Special Report



In this special 20 minute episode, Sandy & Jade do a "live" recording at ConVolution 2014. They are joined by the Masquerade Director, Radar Wylie, and Jade's partner-in-cosplay. They discuss ConVolution's first ever masquerade, Jade & Bill's costume/cosplay entry, and give a general report of the convention itself.



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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Episode 61: Playing Catchup


In this heavy crafting episode, Jade & Sandy play catch up on the events of the past month. They talk about their knitting, crafting, and sewing projects, and hint at the special upcoming episode recorded with some special guests at one of the local conventions.



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Get Crafty


Fiber Optics



FINISHED
OBJECTS
Jade


WIP
OBJECTS
Jade
Sandy
  • Matchy-matchy socks for Sandy For #OperationSockDrawer and the MatchyMatchy KAL, http://ravel.me/nogitsunegirl/ds  The Dennis sock in Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Shadow Color ….it’s toe time!
Jade
Sandy


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Episode 60: We Are Groot!



In this episode, Jade & Sandy geek out about Guardians of the Galaxy...warning MAJOR SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE!!! Then in the second half, geek out about some of the fiber artists who have taken to creating Groot, as well as their own knitting projects. Jade discusses her newest costuming project---cosplaying Han Solo for the next convention.



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Get Geeky

Guardians of the Galaxy links:


Get Crafty


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FINISHED
OBJECTS
Jade
Sandy
WIP
OBJECTS
Jade
  • Domo-kun hat for Eldest Niece. This is Jade's first intarsia project
    • Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash
Sandy
  • Matchy-matchy socks for Sandy.
Jade
Sandy


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Jade is working on her next cosplay, Han Solo, that she will be doing with a few friends at Convolution in September 2014. You can find details on her blog at: http://geekgirlcrafts.blogspot.com/search/label/HanSolo

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Episode 59: San Diego Comic-Con Wrap-Up



In this episode, Jade & Sandy talk about San Diego Comic-Con, past & present. Jade recaps her adventures at San Diego Comic-Con including at the masquerade. In the crafting section, the girls talk about their latest projects, and Sandy discusses the world's ugliest duvet.



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Get Geeky

San Diego Comic-con is a comic-book & media convention that happens in San Diego at the end of July. You can find out more here: http://www.comic-con.org/ The winners of the San Diego Comic-Con masquerade: http://www.comic-con.org/toucan/comic-con-masquerade-2014-winners

Our presentation, "12", at SDCC


The Best in Show Skit at SDCC

Get Crafty


Fiber Optics



FINISHED
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Sandy
  • Cotton dishclothes
  • Boy drawer shorts
WIP
OBJECTS
Jade
Sandy



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Jade is starting on her next cosplay, Han Solo, that she will be doing with a few friends at Convolution in September 2014.

Sandy is going to modify the world's ugliest duvet in order for it to fit standard size duvet covers.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Episode 58: Fairy Tales Retold



In this episode before España goes to the UK, the girls talk about the re-telling of fairy tales from different points-of-view, starting with Malificent (don't worry, no spoilers). They discuss some of their favorite books, movies, and authors who have utilized this particular genre. Then in crafting, España waxes about seeing her beading supplies again in the UK, Sandy talks about her new alpaca fleece, and Jade can't really talk about her super seekrit (not-so-seekrit) project.



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Get Geeky

Some of the books discussed on the show:
  • Jim C. Hines -- The Princess Series 
  •  Anne Sexton: pulitzer prize poet, poetic retelling of fairytales, called Transformations , 1971 
  • Terri Windling & Ellen Datlow --Snow White and Blood Red (and others) 
  • Lots of shorts stories on Podcastle. 
  • Wicked, 
  • Was (Jeff Ryman), 
  • Freeway, 
  • Snow White: A Tale of Terror, 
  • Enchanted, Snow, Glass,
  • Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones (Tamlin)
Movies:
  • Upcoming Dracula Movie, 
  • Malificent, 
  • Hansel & Gretel: WitchHunter, 
  • Snow White & The Hunter, 
  • Ever After (Drew Barrymore)
TV:
  • Apples 10th Kingdom TV series

Get Crafty


Fiber Optics


FINISHED
OBJECTS
Jade
  • Project: Starry Night Gloves. Long sleeve gloves
Sandy
  • Baby Shower for Afghans for Afghans: socks and mitts and hats for newborns to one year. Two hats, 1 pair of socks, one more sock to make two pairs.



Make it Sew! -


Jade
She's still working on her Super Seekrit Project. You can read about it on her blog.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Episode 57: Crafting Again



For Episode 57, Sandy and Jade catch up on their crafting since they last podcasted. They talk about knitting, crochet, sewing, and papercrafts.


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Get Crafty!

Odds & Ends

Sandy has posted a picture tutorial outlining how to make a Chiyogami box using decoupage:Picture Tutorial . As a tip, make sure your paper doesn't bleed ink when using the decoupage glue!

Help a permaculture farmer get through a financial crunch! Oakheart Alpacas, Virginia
Pics of some available fleeces: https://plus.google.com/103578399108615664871/posts/jJRPSCeDj36

Whole fleeces, carded batts, and spun yarn also available: contact Tiffany or Andrew at oakheart.alpacas AT gmail.com or caynreth AT gmail.com for more pictures and price quotes (generally $5/oz, bulk buying options negotiable) .  

All fleeces come from a permaculture farm in Virginia, the wool is carded and spun by hand! Sandy bought a silver-black fleece from a critter called Outlaw, there’s plenty more where that came from if you want your own Outlaw wool!
 

Fiber Optics


FINISHED
OBJECTS
Jade
  • Finished the Color Affection Shawl using Miss Babs Yarn
  • Finished the Skinny Clapotis
Sandy
WIPS

Jade
  • Project: Starry Night Gloves 
  • Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers - Dragon Sock
  • Pattern: Jade's own pattern
  • Status: Nearly done. Have to finish one inch and the thumb of the 2nd glove.
Sandy
Sandy
Jade
  • Project: Stitches Sweater -- Ribby Cardy by Chic Knits
  • Yarn: Cascade Greenland
  • Status: Working on both sleeves still. One is 75% done, and the other is 50% done

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Jade
She's still working on her Super Seekrit Project. You can read about it on her blog.
SandySandy is doing simple alterations for her husband's clothing; specifically pants that need hemming.