Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Episode 86: The Harvard of Gaming

In this week's episode, Sandy gives a post con report on Big Bad Con, then the girls squee about the new season of their favorite t.v. shows, and talk about NaNoWriMo. Then in making & crafting, Jade discusses her upcoming cosplay plans, then the girls get down to fiber crafting.

Get Geeky

Sandy provides a post con report on Big Bad Con as well as her time at Convolution 2015. They discuss Halloween, as well as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). They encourage you to try something for a month.

As part of the discussion, Jade mentions an inspirational Ted talk --The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything  by Josh Kaufman--

30 seconds of Squee 

The girls squee about the new season of their favorite shows, as well as the new Star Wars trailer that was released.

Get Crafty

Make it Sew -- All things sewing, costuming and cosplay!

Jade has planned out her cosplay creations for 2016. She's got a total of 8 costumes. Sandy is stunned.

Fiber Optics

Finished Objects
  • Dr. Who mitts!
  • Gryffindor cowl!
  • Pattern: Louisa by Cocoknits
  • Yarn: Shibui - Linen, Cloud, and…..
  • Progress:  Last time, Jade was stuck because she ran out of Shibui linen AND the colorway was discontinued. She managed to acquire more of the colorway and order 4 more skeins (just in case). Right now, she has attached the sleeves and is starting the decreases for the neck.
  • Sandy is working on nice cool afghan hexagons-- doing the Hexagon How-To afghan out of DK weight cottons, 15 different colors.
  • By Lucy of Attic 24
  • shooting for a queen-sized afghan by the time the weather changes
  • On her third row of… 27!  540 hexies.
  • Pattern: Vanilla Sock pattern
  • Yarn: BCY Self Striping Sport Sock -- “Hulk”
  • Reminds Jade of ZIM from Invader ZIM
  • Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
  • Araucania Itata Multy: wool, silk, bamboo
  • green, purple, yellow…
  • working on the second sock
National knit a sweater month-- or rather, finish UFOs. Sandy has picked up her Apres surf hoodie!

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