Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Episode 79: Con Recap

In this episode, the girls recap their Con-a-palooza adventures over the Memorial Day Weekend. España discusses her magic ability to turn every day items into costumes, then Jade & Sandy wrap it up with some fiber arts discussions.

Get Geeky

Event Recap:

So, we’ve recently had our yearly 3-day con-a-palooza plus other events occur. The girls recap their time at:

  • Clockwork Alchemy - Espana
  • Fanime  - Jade & Espana
  • Retzlaff Winery - Spinning Event - Sandy
  • Valhalla Faire - Jade

Upcoming Events:

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.

Make it Sew!

  • Espana talks about her costume creation from a lace curtain and a full length slip from a local thrift store near the Clockwork Alchemy hotel.
  • Jade discusses her upcoming cosplay as Kate Bishop for Convolution 2015.

Fiber Optics

Finished Objects
Jade & Sandy have no finished objects!
  • Pattern: Leftie by Martina Behm
  • Link:
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy 2Ply (zing) and Yummy 2py Toes (Batshit crazy)
  • Notes: She just started. She is finding the leaves very addictive knitting.
  • Pattern: gryffindor house sweater
  • Yarn: Cascade Longwood sport
  • Notes: Sandy finished front and back, seamed up, short-rowed the armhole and did the first arm. She is switching to the neck hole because she wants to firm up the shoulders and get a better idea of the fit.
  • Pattern: Viking Hat
  • Yarn: Shepard’s Wool Worsted by Stonehedge Fiber Mill -- OMG SUPER SOFT YARN...SQUISHY --
    • Roasted Pumpkin
    • Navy Blue
  • Notes: She finished the hat portion, now need to actually knit up the horns.
  • Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
  • Yarn: Araucania Itata Multy: wool, silk, bamboo
  • Notes: The colors remind Sandy of end of summer weeds with green, purple, and yellow.
  • Pattern: Vanilla socks
  • Yarn: Cascade Socks - Self striping socks
  • Notes: Finished one sock. Made tabis. About 90% done on the sock. She needs to finish the tabi toes on the second sock.
  • Pattern Fox Paws by Xandy Peters
  • Yarn: five colors of Knit Picks Comfy Fingering, blue, teal, purple
  • Notes: She's finding it pretty difficult to knit. Concentrating on this project is important
  • Pattern: Louisa by Cocoknits
  • Yarn: Shibui - Linen, Cloud, and Pebble
  • Progress: Jade finished the bottom decreases and is now just knittingstraight stockinette up to the armholes.

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