Monday, December 12, 2016

Episode 99: Agent 99

In the first half of the episode, Jade & Sandy talk about giving to a variety of charities this holiday season. Then they catch up on a variety of crafting and their fiber projects.

Get Geeky
GET SMART! It’s our 99th episode, so we dedicate this episode to Agent 99 who is a strong, capable, and amazing spy working for CONTROL.

    Get Smart and give a little….

    In this holiday season, it’s time to think of giving to those less fortunate. As geeks, there are plenty of gifts out there geared toward us, but we should also consider giving unto others as part of our missive.

    • TARGET has special Rogue One shirts -- until Dec. 28, buy a shirt, and $5 proceeds are donated to UNICEF. There’s a great very discreet “I am a Force for Change” black shirt that would work well with a safety pin….(logo is on the upper left chest)

    And speaking of Rogue One….

    Have you seen the new trailers for Rogue One? IT's AWESOME!
    • Other trailers that have come out….
    • Guardians of the Galaxy trailer
    • Hidden Figures -- the three women who were the brains that helped launch a man into space.

      Get Crafty

      Fiber Optics

      Finished Objects
      • Pattern: Vanilla Socks -- Hawaiian Halloween
      • Yarn: KnitMona - Colorway - Hocus Pocus.
      • Yarn Notes: Nice yarn, but slightly splitty and some of the purple color didn’t completely saturate through. I can see bits of white.
      • Pattern: Vanilla Socks -- Electric Avenue Second Sock
      • Yarn: Stray Cats Sock -- Electric Avenue self striping
      • Notes: Needed something quick & easy to finish. I dug out of the UFO pile
      • Pattern: Koolhaas Hat
      • Yarn: Madeline Tosh DK -- Stargazing.
      • Notes: LOVE THIS YARN. Viking asked for HATS as the weather was getting cold.
      • Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Happy mit Silbereffekt, colorway Brasil: rainbowy!
      • Size 1 needles
      • Finished one, started the next
      • Project: Hawaiian Water
      • Pattern: Watercourse by Carina Spencer
      • Yarn: Malabrigo Rios
      • Colorway: Azul Profundo
      • Notes: Started in Hawaii. Reminds me of blue lagoon waters. Lovely yarn. NICE pattern, but I can't count so lots of mistakes on my part.

      Yarn: Using diVe worsted in blue, casting on longer than is recommended because the wearer wants more coverage
      Link: The Tin Can Knits needle and hook method of provisional cast ons is my favorite one I’ve seen in a while. Easily memorized and cleanly executed, no picking things out.
      Baby blanket for a gaming friend! Team effort, knit and crochet
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      Just got the last square for this this week, it’s time to block, arrange, and join!
      Patons Classic Wool Worsted, 10.5 needles, should be fast!
      Elven Vixen: still working away on my Fox Paws gift.
      Does a hexipuff or two count? I think it does.