Sisters of the Holy Fiber -Episode 5- She’s Got Craziness

Sisters of the Holy Fiber – Episode 5- She’s Got Craziness <Click here to listen to audio only!

Projects of the Moment: WIPs Report (1:00)

Tiny Kiwi is still doggedly plugging away at her Fibonerdy Shawl.  In addition, she sets up a small counted cross-stitch pattern by Textile Heritage Collection to begin working on.

Rambunctious  Sky is working on her Sashiko Cardigan and thinking about casting on a pair of socks.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Finished Objects!

RS made the Crystal Peak Snowflake by Deborah Atkinson which is published on her snowflake-a-licious Snowcatcher blog. She also made two smaller snowflakes by ending on early rounds. The thread is Daiso Cotton Lace Yarn #20 in Marine Blue.

Snowflake

She’s also finished her Gemini shirt! Needs blocking. It  has a slip stitch edging added around the collar to keep it from rolling.  What a good idea!

We talk about RS’s tragic-for-her, fantastic-for me, sweater that sadly/happily fits TK better.  More news on that when it’s out of time-out.

Books ta stick yur nose in:

TK rereads a few favorites:
The Annotated Persuasion by Jane Austen,  annotations by David Shapard; &
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

RS finds an old copy of The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, and TK geeks out about the old cover art.

Brainy Moments-How to: Tips and Tricks

RS used a technique for a better stockinette to ribbing join, learned from the TECH Knitter blog. She also tried TECH Knitter’s Method 3 for dealing with the final stitch of the chain bind off row, but was unsatisfied with how it looks in ribbing.

RS also took a video of how she did the slip stitch crochet edging on her Gemini:

TK shows how she organizes her embroidery thread snippets on a piece of foam, pinning everything to keep it in place.  She also uses the same piece of foam for needle felting, blocking small knit pieces, and keeping her macrame threads organized while she works.

Use pins with large heads, place them close, and your threads won’t wander

I Spy: Nature Lover’s Segment

TK is still complaining that everyone has apparently missed the “It’s still winter!” memo, and is happily peeping and beeping away, nesting and getting ready for spring.  She also went out and bought a hummingbird feeder for our dad (since he likes hummingbirds…there’s no accounting for taste), so hopefully we’ll tell you how well it works in a few weeks.

Ear Party

TK has Lorde‘s song Team stuck in her head, but recommends checking out the rest of her stuff if you’ve only heard Royals so far, as it’s all great.  She also rocks some great Hermione Hair! (How can that be bad?!)
We’ll leave you with one last link to a live version of White Teeth Teens, as her live stuff is also awesome.

TK also tangents a bit and recommends Rookie Mag, a website by and for teenage girls.  If you are a teenage person, or know one, we recommend it.

RS listens to one of the albums of our youth: The Harder They Come soundtrack, and geeks out a little at Rene Flemming singing the national anthem.

Come on over and share what you’re listening to on our Ear Party thread in our SotHF Ravelry Page!  Music, books or podcasts–anything is fair game.

We also tangent a wee bit again (Us? Nooo!) and start trying to quote Mr. Bennet, with the correct line being, “For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?”

Walks in the Urban Wilderness

RS is still (still! STILL!) sick, so only walks once.  Until she gets better, her fitness goals are on hold and/or whatever she can manage.

TK meets her goals by walking 5 times.  (Her current goal is 4-7 x a week)

If you’d like to get more active, and see what got us going on our own fitness goals, check out The Weasley Sisters’ Podcast and their Cardio Knitting Challenge, for more details.

Random Remnants

TK reviews Wet n Wild’s Fastdry polish, color is SaGreena the Teenage Witch
…long story short…it’s bad, which is sad ’cause it’s a perfectly beautiful emerald/fig-beetle green.  For a full review listen to the podcast.

TK talks about other uses for nail polish, and talks about some art pieces by one of her old metal arts instructors, Michael Dale Bernard.  We don’t have permission to show his pieces here, so we’ve linked to one of the pieces that TK was talking about.  A lot of his stuff is for sale, so if you see something you like, contact him! His pierced work is amazing and it’s all by hand. (!!!)

We also talk about practical uses for small completed cross-stitch patterns, so if you have a different idea on how to utilize the small piece TK shows, drop us a note here, or on Ravelry! She’s very open to suggestions.

RS gives advice on how to carry yarn up the side of TK’s Fibonerdy shawl, since TK was nervous about messing it up.

And last but not least, a link to TK’s two-colored crochet Mulberry Hues Shell Scarf that she references when talking about carrying color along the side of your work.

That’s all for this week, and thanks for joining us!

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