Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Episode 77: Avengers Review

In this episode, the girls geek out about the movie, "Avengers: Age of Ultron". There is a MAJOR SPOILER ALERT for this episode. After reviewing the movie, the girls talk about their current set of projects from knitting to cosplay.

Get Geeky


Avengers Review

In today's episode, the girls review the Avengers: Age of Ultron. They loved the movie and highly recommend it, insofar as sequels go. They do discuss some major spoilers in this episode, so, if you haven't seen the movie yet, just skip ahead to the crafting section, which is about 35 minutes into the show.

Get Crafty!

The girls have not just ONE, but TWO craft-a-longs in progress....  Check out the Geek Girl Crafts forums on G+ and Ravelry:

Harry Potter Craft-a-Long

Sandy wants you to geek out about Harry Potter! Make your favorite Potter Universe item, whether it be knitting, sewing, baking, or otherwise. Check out the official Harry Potter Universe website at:

Who Crafts?

Jade gets in on the craft-a-long, but Doctor Who style. Got sewing? knitting? crochet? Want to make fish fingers and custard? Or your favorite souffle recipe? Share with us! And for those interested, she's posted her pattern for her fingerless long gloves, so make your own Doctor Who scarf gloves

Fiber Optics

Finished Objects
  • Baby Sweater for dear friends
  • Cascade 220 Superwash paints
  • Pattern: gryffindor house sweater: front of sweater
  • Yarn: Cascade Longwood sport
  • Notes: finished the back, a few inches shy of the arm holes.
  • Pattern: Viking Hat
  • Yarn: Shepard’s Wool Worsted by Stonehedge Fiber Mill -- OMG SUPER SOFT YARN...SQUISHY --
    • Roasted Pumpkin
    • Navy Blue
  • Notes: Provisional cast on for folded over brim.
  • Pattern: HexiPuffs for the beekeeper quilt!
  • Yarn: Varied Sock yarn
  • 13% done, I’ve run out of scrap sock yarn and thus need to go make new things for a while.
  • Notes: Using HabitRPG to turn everyday chores into a RPG game that gives you XP for things you do everyday.
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  • Pattern: Vanilla socks
  • Yarn: Cascade Socks - Self striping socks
  • Notes: Finished one sock. Made tabis. Still working on second sock.
  • Pattern: Couvrette with Dahlias from Mrs. Beeton’s book of needlework
  • Yarn: #20 cotton thread, size 7 steel hook20150506_230547(1).jpg
  • Progress: one dahlia done
  • Notes: at my blog
  • Pattern: Louisa by Cocoknits
  • Yarn: Shibui - Linen, Cloud, and…..
  • Progress: Slow going. Still working on the initial decreases.

Make it Sew!

  • Quilt! -- Jade found a fully piece baby quilt at my favorite thrift store. Someone started to do the quilting but stopped? So, she bought it, and did a very bad job of stippling it myself before sending it to the expectant parents.


  • Gogo Tomago from Big Hero 6. Jade thrifted a HALL COSTUME of Gogo. Not for stage, but for walking around.
    • At her local thrift store, Jade found: black running shorts and a good-enough black leather jacket for her main outfit. TOTAL: $10.00
    • Used a seam ripper to add a “gap” in the running shorts, then sewed red satiny ribbon to the edges to simulate the stripes. (Ribbon: $2.00)
    • Found opaque purple tights at the costume shop near her house. ($6.00)
    • Got some cheap dark grey leggings at Kohls ($10.00)
    • Found purple 2” elastic at Joanns that she used to make her sweatbands ($5.00)
    • Wig from Arda Wigs ($25.00)
    • Appropriate purple wefts from Epic Cosplay ($6.00)
    • Makeup -- CVS sale (purple eye shadow, salmon-blush, pinkish lipstick  -- $15.00
    • Clothing: $18.00 / Accessories: $51.00
    • Finished in two days.  Makeup & wig will be re-useable in other cosplays.
  • Princess Mononoke:
      • Finished up the earrings. She had found the ‘perfect’ size shell earrings but in a different color, then used 99c nail polish (the french tip) to paint the shell earrings to the right color
      • Used SCULPY to make the necklace teeth/claws
      • Made head band/arm bands using black elastic and some circular round shell beads.

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