Sisters of the Holy Fiber -Episode 21- With Perserverance and a Back Ache

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Projects of the Moment: WIPs Report

TK continues working on the “Long Socks” from Geek Chic Crochet by Nicki Trench. She is modifying the pattern for her long narrow feet. In HPKCHC land, Dobby socks are the solution to the requirement that anything that normally comes in twos must be turned in as a pair. A Dobby pair of socks are a pair that don’t match. Sometimes people turn in one regular sized sock “paired” with a mini-sock. Or they knit two completely different adult sized socks.

RS dug out Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! yarn in a pretty jean blue purple colorway and is winding it for a sweater. She is thinking about making Leaving by Anne Hanson.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Finished Objects! (11:09)

Moving right along…

Brainy Moments (11:31)

Buying things from de-stashes makes your stash lovely and then you want to make things from your stash. Knitting from stash makes you feel good. Use a lighter colored yarn when learning new techniques!

Hyperventilate (13:14)

TK is not excited about anything, except a tidy garden.

We catch up about how Zelda is going.

RS has started watching Orange is the New Black. (This show is NSFW and contains strong language and sexually explicit material.)

Shiny (16:30)

RS is very excited to find the Wii video game called Cooking Mama. Watch out for the pun!

RS’ once a month trip to Home Depot resulted in an impulse purchase of $.50 paint samples! She also bought some interlocking bricks to replace a gross piece of carpet. Sneaky FO!

Books (21:05)

TK is reading Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card and is hoping she will make it through now that she is older. We talk about reading names and keeping them apart when there are lots of characters.

RS is reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Interesting read but not recommended unless you are particularly intrigued. RS may start a Harry Potter read along with her friend or just listen to them on her own.

TK remembers her nook books and has reread Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. We geek out about learning new words and using them in everyday language. TK is intrigued by the idea of listening to the audio book version or reading an annotated version. (We’re secretly Ravenclaws!)

I Spy (33:30)

TK sees three phoebes, or is it only one that is following her around? Suspicious… TK learns a new plant name, Mahonia nevinii. The berries are edible! TK saw grouchy looking night herons. She also saw very pretty artichoke plants.

RS sees Felis domesticus and a baby Homo sapiens.

Ear Party (39:35)

RS goes to Amoeba Music Store. It is like going to music Mecca. She bought a bunch of used cds!

Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA (Check out the Ear Party Thread for RS’ favorite track from this album!)
Brett Dennen – Hope for the Hopeless
Brian Eno – Another Green World
Tegan and Sara – So Jealous
Patsy Cline
Renee Flemming – Renee Flemming By Request
Renee Flemming – Great Opera Scenes
Soundtrack of the Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring
Killers – Hot Fuss
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
Stevie Wonder – Talking Book

Amoeba has many wonderful genre sections including a metal, classical, and classical vocalist sections.

Walks in the Urban Wilderness (51:55)

TK hasn’t been doing well, but is on the mend! She got in two days at the historic gardens.

RS walked all over Disneyland and dug a hole with a little shovel.

Random Remnants (53:25)

RS has been exploring the thrift stores in her area and is excited about finding new shirts and shorts to wear. TK is not into the “new” styles that just remind her of M.C. Hammer pants.

Ear Party Deux (56:32)

TK is digging electronic music including Roksonix’s “2 Bad” and the song “Ragga Bomb” by Skrillex with the Ragga twins. Video is not for children or those who are easily frightened.  She also listens to the ska band, The Specials with a favorite being “A Message to You Rudy

Thanks for joining us this week!

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