Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Episode 106: Guarding the Galaxy


In this episode, the girls discuss the movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, in detail. So, WARNING…there are some serious spoilers for this movie! After some spoiler-ific discussions, they move onto their latest crafting, sewing, and making projects.





Get Geeky

Events:
  • Maker's Faire, San Mateo County Fairground. May 20-21, 2017.
  • Kublacon: gaming: Memorial Day Weekend • May 26-29, 2017 • Hyatt Regency SFO
  • Fanime: http://www.fanime.com/ (San Jose Convention Center, downtown San Jose)
  • Clockwork Alchemy (DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose)
  • Baycon: San Mateo Mariott (10 min drive from Kubla)

Guardians of the Galaxy

The girls love this movie and highly recommend that you go see it too! There are some excellent themes for this movie. Sandy suggests reading this article (also containing spoilers)

    Get Crafty


    Fiber Optics


    Finished Objects
    Jade
    • Nada. Nothing. Zip. Zilch
    Sandy
    • Project: Project Linus blanket
    • Pattern: traditional granny squares
    WIPs
    Sandy
    Jade
    • Pattern: Viajante
    • Yarn: Miss Babs Katahdin -- Morticia
    • Notes: Working on the lace and beading. It’s taking forever. I’m 3” into the lace, and have another 2” to go. Check out the blog for how to bead with dental floss.
    Sandy
    • Hexipuffs out of my leftover Opal yarn. This is in my everyday bag.
    Jade
    • Project: Vanilla Socks
    • Pattern: mine
    • Yarn/Colorway: Plymouth Stilleto
    • Notes: Waay back when, several episodes ago, which translates into several months, I started working on this pattern, then put it on hold. Not quite Second Sock Syndrome, but I was working on other projects
    For self striping yarns, check out Susan B Anderson’s Smooth Operator Socks: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smooth-operator-socks

    Make it Sew

    Jade's made some t-shirt mods. You can read more on her blog!

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Episode 105: A Very British Episode


    In the first half of episode 105, the girls recap on Silicon Valley ComiCon and the Science March in San Jose, and then Jade discusses her geeky-inspired trip to the U.K, including the Doctor Who experience in Cardiff. In the second half of the show, they discuss British yarn and their latest crafting/sewing/knitting projects.




    Get Geeky

    Events:
    • Kublacon: gaming: Memorial Day Weekend • May 26-29, 2017 • Hyatt Regency SFO
    • Fanime: http://www.fanime.com/ (San Jose Convention Center, downtown San Jose)
    • Clockwork Alchemy (DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose)
    • Baycon: San Mateo Mariott (10 min drive from Kubla)

    Jade's trip to the UK:

    SVCC & the Science March --- Jade had a fabulous time at SVCC; it was much better than the previous year. And Sandy volunteered at the Science March. This year, SVCC & the Science March coincided, and both Sandy&Jade enjoyed the events.

      Get Crafty


      Jade did a bunch of knitting on her travels, as well as visited a LYS. You can read her adventures here:Knitting & Crafting in the UK

      Fiber Optics



      Finished Objects
      Jade
      • Nada. Nothing. Zip. Zilch
      Sandy
      • 4 kitty hats in trans flag colors for the Billy De Frank Trans Day of Visibility. Last episode shownotes has the link to patterns and yarn.
      WIPs
      Jade
      • Yarn: Cascade Greenland (bought a ton at Stitches several years ago
      • Notes: Working the shawl collar. Taking forever in garter stitch.
      Sandy
      Jade
      • Pattern: Viajante
      • Yarn: Miss Babs Katahdin -- Morticia
      • Notes: Nearly done with the stockinette then onto lace. Right now BLACK HOLE OF KNITTING -- growing stockinette
      Sandy
      • Hexipuffs out of my leftover Opal yarn. This is in my everyday bag.
      Jade
      • Project: Dobby’s Tube Socks
      • Pattern: vanilla
      • Yarn/Colorway: White Birch Fiber Arts
      • Notes: Started ON the Tube going to London (1 hour ride to London), then worked on it primarily using the Tube to go around London.
      Sandy
      • Project: Project Linus blanket
      • Pattern: traditional granny squares
      • Yarn/Colorway: acrylic hodgepodge
      • Notes: finished squares, assembling using the flat braid join technique https://cypresstextiles.net/2013/04/19/flat-braid-join
      • Finished with join, now doing edging. It’s a large twin size.


      Make it Sew


      Sandy is altering lightweight cotton work slacks to slim-leg pants-- graded line from hip to ankle

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017

      Episode 104: Emerald City ComiCon Report


      In this special ComiCon episode, Jade gives a report on her adventures at Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, Washington



      Get Geeky!

      This is part of a set of three episodes that will be released over the next few weeks as Sandy & Jade try to get back to their normal podcasting schedule. This episode does not contain any crafting or DIY.

      For this episode, we’re going to be doing a recap of Emerald City ComiCon, so very little crafting in this particular show as we just geek out on comiCons.

      Events:
      • SiliCon Valley ComiCon - April 21-23 -- San Jose Convention Center
      • Science March Silicon Valley also happening: (free to attend, organizers would like a headcount, please register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-for-science-silicon-valley-tickets-32370685592 )
      • Kublacon: gaming: Memorial Day Weekend • May 26-29, 2017 • Hyatt Regency SFO
      • Fanime: http://www.fanime.com/ (San Jose Convention Center, downtown San Jose)
      • Clockwork Alchemy (DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose)
      • Baycon: San Mateo Mariott (10 min drive from Kubla)


      ECCC Wrap-up.  What Jade saw, stuff, etc.

      • Lots of great panels -- learned so much
      • Cosplay galore.
      • Nice friendly town
      • Artist alley -- like woah.


      Wednesday, March 15, 2017

      Episode 103: Stitches Recap


      In this special craft-heavy episode, Sandy & Jade recap Stitches West 2017, and catch up on their crafting projects



      Get Crafty!

      This is part of a set of three episodes that will be released over the next few weeks as Sandy & Jade try to get back to their normal podcasting schedule. This episode is CRAFT HEAVY!!

      Events:June 3, 2017 (Tentative) Retzlaff Winery Event: http://treadles2threads.blogspot.com/

      Finished Objects
      Jade
      • Project: Another herringbone cowl
      • Pattern: Purl Soho Herringbone Cowl
      • Yarn/Colorway: Miss Babs Yowza! Funny Papers
      • Notes:   Love love love love.
      • Icord cast on.   
      Sandy
      • Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Happy mit Silbereffekt, colorway Brasil: rainbowy!
      • Size 1 needles
      • Tried the citric acid soak today to protect the rainbow colors.
      WIPs
      Jade
      • Yarn: Cascade Greenland (bought a ton at Stitches several years ago
      • Notes: Done with body. Need to do shawl collar. Lots of merit doing the pieced pattern instead of in-the-round
      Sandy
      • Kitty hats in Magic Ice DK, trans flag colors. (pink, blue white) Acrylic yarn with loooong color transitions, excellent for crochet and knitting.
      • For Transgender Day of Visibility, (actually 3/31) celebration on  April 1, at the Billy deFrank Center. I’ll be offering these for a donation to the center.
      • Using formula for hat sizes given in official P*ssyhat page, as well as a few basic beanies on Ravelry (Kitkat hat, etc.) Also making some earless beanies for those who do not want tomfoolery but do want the flag colors.
      Here’s some patterns:
      Jade
      • Pattern: Viajante
      • Yarn: Miss Babs Katahdin -- Morticia
      Sandy
      • Hexipuffs out of my leftover Opal yarn. This is in my everyday bag.
      Jade
      • Project: Vanilla Socks
      • Pattern: mine
      • Yarn/Colorway: Plymouth Stilleto
      • Notes:    ON HOLD       
      Sandy