Monday, July 27, 2015

Episode 81: Prince Free

In this episode, the girls discuss self-rescuing princesses and how we are seeing more and more of this trope in modern story-telling. Then in crafting, Sandy & Jade discuss their latest works in progress, including fiber crafting (knitting and spinning) and cosplay. Our apologies for not getting this out got in the way.

Get Geeky

Self-Rescuing Princess

What does that mean? The girls discuss their own definitions of self-rescuing princesses and their examples from childhood, including Princess Leia and Ms. Piggy.

Here are some links to help you get started looking into this concept:

The Self Rescuing Princess Blog:


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!

  • Jade discusses her upcoming cosplay as Kate Bishop for Convolution 2015.

Fiber Optics

Finished Objects
Finished the Masonry Mitts by verabee on Ravelry. Simple pattern, unisex and quick to do, with great looking results. Knitted in Bird of Paradise, or, as I call it, All the 80’s Colors, yarn brand is Paton’s Classic Wool.
  • Pattern: Vanilla socks
  • Yarn: Cascade Socks - Self striping socks
  • Notes: Finished one sock. Made tabis. About 90% done on the sock. I need to finish the tabi toes on the second sock.
  • Pattern: Viking Hat
  • Yarn: Shepard’s Wool Worsted by Stonehedge Fiber Mill -- OMG SUPER SOFT YARN...SQUISHY --
    • Roasted Pumpkin
    • Navy Blue
  • Notes: Finished the hat portion, now need to actually knit up the horns
  • Pattern: Leftie by Martina Behm
  • Link:
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy 2Ply (zing) and Yummy 2py Toes (Batshit crazy)
  • Notes:
  • Pattern: gryffindor house sweater
  • Yarn: Cascade Longwood sport
  • Notes: four inches away from finished! Last few inches of sleeve. The sweater fits perfectly.
  • Jade
  • Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
  • Araucania Itata Multy: wool, silk, bamboo
  • green, purple, yellow…
  • putting on hold until I buy sock nylon for the heel
  • Pattern Fox Paws by Xandy Peters
  • five colors of Knit Picks Comfy Fingering, blue, teal, purple
  • Finding it pretty difficult, concentrating on it is important
  • finished the first color sequence
  • Pattern: Louisa by Cocoknits
  • Yarn: Shibui - Linen, Cloud, and…..
  • Progress: Slow going. I finished the decreases, and now just straight stockinette up to the armholes.