Thursday, August 20, 2015

Episode 83: Return of Our Childhood

In this week's podcast episode, the girls talk about upcoming reboots, remakes, and new storylines for our favorite childhood shows, such as X-Files, Twin Peaks, Bab5, Star Wars, and the Muppets...and maybe they fan girl squee'd just a little bit.  Then in DIY-news, Sandy & Jade talk about their latest fiber art projects and cosplay projects for upcoming cons..

  • Convolution 2015 - Burlingame October 2-4, 2015 (july 25th working picnic)
  • Writers With Drinks monthly
  • Celesticon: (September 4-7, 2015) Where: Fremont Marriott, Fremont, CA
  • SF Zine Fest: Sunday, Sept 6th 2015, 11AM - 5PM, San Francisco County Fair Building, free admission
  • Big Bad Con 2015 - October 16-18, Hilton Oakland Airport:
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival, October 15 - 18, 2015,

    • LitQuake in San Francisco

Get Geeky

Moments of Squee
From Sandy: Check this out!
Genius combos of DC characters and Warner Bros. animation stars! Her personal favorite is Wonder Woman belting out opera with Elmer Fudd.

 Return of the Shows...
Old shows are making a comeback for reboots, remakes, and continuations.....

    Get Crafty

    Fiber Optics

    Let's talk fiber.

    Sandy: Just got a call from Sherri of Morro Bay Fleeceworks: my 80% alpaca, 20% merino wool has been cleaned and processed and is ready to spin.  Once I get it in hand I’ll decide what it should be turned into.

    Finished Objects
    • Sweet Eleanor. Two balls of Jojoland Melody makes one sweet shawlette!
    • Nada!
    • Pattern: Leftie by Martina Behm
    • Link:
    • Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy 2Ply (zing) and Yummy 2py Toes (Batshit crazy)
    • Notes:
    • Pattern: Louisa by Cocoknits
    • Yarn: Shibui - Linen, Cloud, and…..
    • Progress: Finished one sleeve. Ran out of the linen yarn. Waiting on order from Purlescence
    • Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
    • Araucania Itata Multy: wool, silk, bamboo
    • green, purple, yellow…
    • heel flap time!
    • Vanilla Sock pattern
    • BCY Super-saturated Self Striping Sport Sock
    • Colorway -- “Pele” --- fire volcano -- yellow, orange, red, and lava rock color
    Dr. Who mitts! Knucks base
    • 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

    Make it Sew

    • Jade is nearly finished with the Kate Bishop costume. She is currently hemming the dress, and made a garter belt for her battle staves. She still needs to finish her mask.

    • Jade made a bandana -- ala Rosie the Riveter -- out of Dr. Who Exploding fabric. Check out her blog post.

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