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TinyKiwi took out a WIP from her stash of WIPs to work on during an early Thanksgiving dinner. It’s a green and beige random striped Slytherin scarf. We talk about the options to fix a curling scarf. Rambunctiousky mentions Tech Knitter’s series of posts on fixing curling scarves.
TinyKiwi is a good friend and blocks a scarf for said friend.
TinyKiwi talks about a phone/tablet game for crazy cat ladies like us to collect cats! Hee hee!
Proving our crazy cat lady status, Rambunctiousky talks about her cat Timber’s art installations.
We return to videocasting using Google Hangouts. So far, so cast-y!
TiniKiwi starts off the episode with show and tell of some fabulous loopy fun furry booties.
Rambunctiousky starts Projects of the Moment with her purple cabled socks. The pattern is Sam from Cookie A’s book Sock Innovation.
She then jumps into Finished Objects with her gray polka dot and pink pillows. Oh wait, maybe they’re still WIPs…
Rambunctiousky then shows her school pictures.
TinyKiwi shares her friend’s zigzag scarf (don’t know the pattern).
We talk about weaving in ends as you knit and the virtues of being such a virtuous knitter.
The tangents part of the episode gets started when Rambunctiousky talks about all the things her students are doing.
Projects of the Moment: WIPs Reports and Finished Objects
RS – Cast on the first pairs of socks for her History of Magic OWL using the Sherman Toe and Heel Method. She also went outside and tried a little landscape portrait art knitting.
TK’s has made some anti-static devices to protect oneself form the static electric shock of one’s car. She is crocheting a doily and re-sewing a bag for dad.
RS has been playing the PS2 game Legend of Mana and having a dandy time.
TK saw an ensatina (from the salamander family).
TK is listening to Metric’s “Help, I’m Alive” and “Black Sheep.”
Gaming system hook ups.
RS – Finished Hitchhiker shawl in Socks that Rock Lightweight for TK and made four dryer balls. Turned Hitchhiker in to detention and has yet to turn in the dryer balls. RS has proposed a History of Magic OWL, making three pairs of socks using the Sherman Toe and Heel Method. You can see her History of Magic OWL proposal here.
TK’s has chosen these three WIPs to work on for detention for the term: her pink cabled scarf, Miss Jane’s Hat, and her simple socks. Class plans include a doily, a Slytherin scarf or cowl, and the Catherine Wheel Headband. She is going to propose the Roselein Hat for an Order Mission project. See post 6 in the Mission Thread about the difference between Brawny and Fiddly projects.
Using silicon pad for hot glue gun base.
Pill Shaver from Daiso.
TK has been watching “Ask a Mortician” videos on YouTube.
TK has been making mini cupcakes.
Sam Smith “Stay With Me”
RS – Finished the Linen Stitch Scarf and Tarragon, the dinosaur/dragon (Free pattern!). She also did a little DIY to recover a piano bench and she and her partner made an under the shelf cutting board holder. Below is a picture of RS’s FOs from 2014.
Plans Ensue! (Slytherin Break Month Activities)
RS’s plans for the next three months include Dryer Balls, Toe Up Socks using the Sherman Toe and Heel Method, more Care of Magical Creatures stitch markers, Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman, and a scarf to match a hat she made for a friend. In detention she will be working on a Hitchhiker, a top down raglan sweater, and another pair of Pieces of Eight mitts.
TK’s plans include some Caliometry for classes, Socks and the Jane Hat for detention, and the Roselein Hat or a Capelet for Order Mission projects.
BBC Pride & Prejudice Miniseries – What we watch when we’re sick.
Needle stash on Ravelry. My Notebook -> Needles/Hooks
Books to Stick Your Nose In
How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers and Other Woodcuts by Robert Williams Wood. (Free copy online from Gutenberg)
Butterflies in Flight by Roger Camp
RS has been watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
TK is playing Magna Carta: Tears of Blood made by TK’s favorite, Atlus. She is also playing Darkened Skye. She has found Devil Summoner 2 and loved the first one.
RS – Still plugging away on the Linen Stitch Scarf. Making limbs for Tarragon, the dinosaur/dragon (Free pattern!).
BBC Pride & Prejudice Miniseries
Slytherin Break Month Activities
FlyLady‘s Five Minute challenge. Pick a place in your house that needs cleaning, set the timer for five minutes, get going! RS has found it very helpful and read about it in the book Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
“The Random Christmas Episode”
RS – Plugging away on the Linen Stitch Scarf.
The Totoro Blanket has been finished and a pic with baby is now up on RS’s Rav.
The book RS was talking about is actually called Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Made to Stick is another book of theirs.
Video game talk abounds. RS talks about an iPad app which is actually called Highrise Heroes.
TK has been playing Drakengard on the PS2.
Best things about the holidays:
– Egg nog lattes
– Looking at the Christmas tree without your glasses on
TK is joansing to play Epic Mickey 2 for the Wii.
We discuss the pros and cons of signing up for Harry Potter Knit Crochet House Cup on Rav. We successfully talk each other into signing up again. 🙂