Monday, January 9, 2017

Episode 100: Centurions!

The Geek Girl Crafts Podcast is 100 years old! In this special episode, España re-joins Jade & Sandy recording this podcast all the way from Merry Old England. She catches our listeners up on what's been going on in her life, including all of her geeky outings to various conventions. The girls talk about what Carrie Fisher meant to them and what's coming up in 2017. 

Then Sandy & Jade talk about the start of their crafting projects for 2017. Join us!

Get Geeky
Welcome Back España!
España joins us for the 100th episode of the Geek Girl Crafts Podcast. She fills us in with what’s going on in her life for the past year, especially the geeky stuff.

She currently is addicted to Tsum Tsums:

Geeky Resolutions and Themes for 2017

The girls talk about some of their resolutions and themes for 2017.

Sandy: Bullet Journaling:
Jade is going to try to write at least one sentence in her creative writing journal a day.
España is going to try and podcast/do book reviews more!

    Upcoming 2017

    The past couple of years have been good to geeks with various SF/F t.v. shows and movies, not to mention the plethora of books that have been coming out.

    • BladeRunner 2050
    • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (which we talked about last episode)
    • Logan
    • Power Rangers -- which actually looks pretty darn good trailers!
    • Underworld
    • World War Z - sequel
    • Wonder Woman
    • Ghost in the Shell
    • Spider Man (reboot -- again!!)
    • War for the Planet of the Apes
    • Valerian - Based on the classic French science fiction comic series, Valerian and Laureline, the latest film from Leon the Professional and The Fifth Element director Luc Besson --  two spatio-temporal agents who travel through space and time to protect the interests of the human species.
    • Alien - Covenant
    • Thor - Ragnarok, which supposedly ties in Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Justice League
    • Six Billion Dollar Man
    • AND the next installation of Star Wars

    Book List for 2017:

      Get Crafty

      Fiber Optics

      Finished Objects
      • Project: Blue Hawaii
      • Pattern: Watercourse by Carina Spencer
      • Yarn: Malabrigo Rios
      • Colorway: Azul Profundo
      • Patons Classic Wool Worsted Denim, 10.5 needles, should be fast!
      • This was very fun to do, I think this might be a go-to pattern for other gifts in the future.
      • Pattern: Koolhaas Hat
      • Yarn: Madeline Tosh DK -- Stargazing.
      • Notes: LOVE THIS YARN. Viking asked for HATS

      • 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.
      • Recipient very happy!
      • Project: Hat for Viking
      • Pattern: Turn a Square by Jared Flood
      • Yarn/Colorway:  Cascade Greenland -- greens and browns
      • Project: Pussy Kat Hat
      • Pattern: Kitkat hat pattern
      • Yarn/Colorway: Funny Papers Yowza! by Miss Babs. Varigated yarn used in another sweater -- greys, greens, reds
      • Notes: Quick easy knit
      • Project: Pussy Kat Hat 2
      • Pattern: Kitkat Hat
      • Yarn/Colorway: Kathmandu Chunky - Red tweed
      • Notes:
      • Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Happy mit Silbereffekt, colorway Brasil: rainbowy!
      • Size 1 needles
      • Just shy of the heel on the second sock. Love this simple pattern for social/gaming knitting.
      • Project: Vanilla Socks
      • Pattern: mine
      • Yarn/Colorway: Plymouth Stilleto
      • Notes:
      • Project: Fingerless gloves
      • Pattern: mine
      • Yarn/Colorway:  Black Trillium fibers
      • Notes:
      Baby blanket for a gaming friend! Team effort, knit and crochet
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      Finished bordering all the squares in red, I have three strips of five joined up.  I’m using a checkerboard-type pattern of alternating blocks of single crochet to join the squares. Not all of these squares are the same stitch density or stretchiness, so I need the joins to do a lot of that flexibility work for me.