Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Episode 93: Captain America - Civil War

In this episode, Sandy & Jade discuss Captain America: Civil War. There are SPOILERS in this episode! In the second half of the show,the girls catch up on their latest knitting / crochet projects, and Jade talks about her latest costuming project for her cosplay.

Get Geeky


  • Espana’s UK wedding was this past weekend. Congrats to our errant hostess!
  • Fanime - May 27-30, 2016. San Jose Convention Center,
  • Clockwork Alchemy - May 27 - 30, 2016, Double Tree, San Jose
  • BayCon May 27-30, 2016, Santa Clara
  • Kublacon, May 27-30, 2016, Hyatt Regency SFO,
  • Maker’s faire! 5/20-22, at the San Mateo Fairegrounds.

Captain America: Civil War -- SPOILER ALERT! The girls discuss this movie in-depth. So if you haven’t seen it AND don’t want to be spoiled, then fast forward. But here’s their summation of the movie.
  • Jade: Loved it.
  • Sandy: Go See it!

Get Crafty

Fiber Optics

Finished Objects
  • Nothing. Nada. Zip Zilch...
  • Finished my Apres Surf Hoodie: I love it! I’ve worn it on a few outings and it’s perfectly light wear for cool spring nights.
  • Pattern: Vanilla Socks
  • Yarn: Does this black make my rainbow look big? (self-striping)
    • White Birch Fibers
  • Notes: She loves the yarn, love the stripes, and is slipping stitches to get a more slightly uneven striping pattern
  • Pattern: On the Beach by Isabella Kraemer
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza
  • Notes: She picked up this top-down sweater again and is making very slow progress on it. She ripped the whole thing out and started from scratch, and is now doing the waist shaping. Her plans are to citric acid soak (AGAIN) the body and sleeves before she starts the color work.
Work and gaming knitting: vanilla socks for Eric in a very old skein of yarn-- Brunswick Nylamb in the color Cranberry.  
Fixed the heel.
Started (and am nearly halfway done with) a Vintage Stripes crochet blanket
I’m using up so much of my single ball scrap wools on this!
Cast on a slip stitch stash hat for charity. (Syrian knitting group on ravelry)
Using all my worsted scraps to make a sunset color theme.

Going to alternate knitting for Afghans for Afghans and Syria this summer.

Make It Sew

  • Jade’s Bodysuit adventures: Jade is doing a Kim Possible cosplay group with a friend! She will be cosplaying Shego, while her friend does Kim Possible.
    • She’s nearly done with her Shego bodysuit, and it’s coming out very nicely -- in terms of patterning and fit.
    • She to make her own gloves -- very easy in Spandex!
    • Currently, she is finishing off the attached boots.
    • Dress Diary: