Friday, November 14, 2014

Episode 64: Movie Lineup


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

Moments of Squee:

Get Crafty

  • Fiber Optics
  • Make it Sew 

Fiber Optics


FINISHED
OBJECTS
Jade
  • Project: 2nd Sparkly pair of socks!
  • Yarn: Plymouth Stilletto -- different colorway
  • Progress: Finished socks in Portland
Sandy
  • Matchy matchy socks! Both sets!
  • Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Shadow Color, green colorway and purple colorway
  • Dennis Sock by Heather Sebastian
WIPS

Jade
  • Project: 3rd pair of  sparkly socks
  • Yarn: Unsure. Got from Yarn swap. I know it’s nylon / superwash.
  • Progress: Started in Portland
Sandy
  • Project Name: Cosby sweater back again!
  • Yarn: anything!
  • Progress: arm started
Jade
Sandy:
  • Project: vanilla socks for Eric
  • Yarn: Kroy FX: Cadet Blues
Jade
  • Project Started new sweater -- 3-in1 sweater by Atelier Alfa:
  • Progress: Stopped. Have to get another color for striping. The green is too stark. Need something muted. Picked up silvery grey from LYS
Sandy
  • Palatinus shawl by Adrien Antal
  • Malabrigo lace in Spruce green, using slightly smaller needles
  • about three motifs in
  • Adrien Antal’s wonderful site: http://kezimunkazas.blogspot.hu/
 


Make it Sew

Jade made green alien pajamas as a quick project to get back into sewing!


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


Make it Sew! -


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


Fiber Optics



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


Make it Sew! -

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



Make it Sew! -

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.