Sisters of the Holy Fiber -Episode 25

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Sorry for the sound of wind! TK forgot to turn the fan off! -_-;

Projects of the Moment: WIPs Report

TinyKiwi has almost finished a scrubby washcloth–she’s keeping the ends to weave in for detention next month, or it’d already be done.  It’s based on a nubby flower block out of 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet by Betty Barnden.
She also works on Miss Jane’s Hat by Heide Petroski. Almost there with the cabled band (hopefully!)

TK works on another rosary, this time with slightly better beads!

RambunctiouSky rips out Terri’s (new) socks and re-casts on in a smaller size.

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

RambunctiouSky is a fount of finished objects, but most importantly she’s finished her Evenstar Shawl! Huzzah!

Origami Place Card written and pictorial directions

RS’s tutorial of how to make the origami place card

RS also made vases out of regular food jars and canning jars by hot gluing a strip of ribbon around the rim with a button accent. She made colorful votive candle holders by gently scuffing the candle holders with sand paper, wrapping in rubber bands, spray painting, and then taking off the rubber bands. Pretty!

Tip! Spray paint is much cheaper at home-improvement stores than at the craft stores–only problem is color selection is isn’t always as extensive.

Brainy Moments (17:32)

RS talks getting the kink out of frogged (re-used) yarn.

RS uses Jeny’s Stretchy Slip Knot Cast-On when re-casting on Socks for Terri.

TK shows how she makes “master-keys” out of eye-pins so she can cut wire to the same length every time while she’s beading.

Hyperventilate (24:50)

RS’s partner is playing through Zelda without a sword.  We also talk about how we enjoy watching people play video games while we craft.

Shiny (26:54)

TK goes on a crazy bead buying spree–so much cuteness.  She ponders making an H.R. Giger Alien-head necklace. Anyone got a spare Alien head?

TK also showcases her “don’t-tell-the-boyfriend-how-much-I-spent” shiny: new skates from SureGrip! Atom wheels! Avenger plates!

RS got new T-pins to block the shawl and a curling iron to make pretty hair.

I Spy (39:28)

RS visits a botanic garden, enjoys a docent lead tour and learns about how hummingbirds always have food throughout the year, as there is always something red blooming. Also, bumblebees! She’s also is going camping later today and expects to have something good to report next week.

TK sees (and loves) Turkey Vultures. Hawk of some sort. Agave? *sigh*

Books to Stick Your Nose In (42:52)

RS has had no time for reading due to above wedding crafting, but is going to re-read Slow River by Nicola Griffith. She bought it off of Better World Books, a good alternative to Amazon, that participates in humanitarian efforts. Check ’em out!

RS also buys new bowls and plates (extra belated shiny!)

TK borrows a book by Nicky Epstein called Knitted Embellishments and talks about all the unexpected fun she’s learned you can have with I-cord. She’s particularly interested in the Celtic knots made of I-cord…

Ear Party (47:42)

TK again enumerates the joys of pop-artist Sia.

Walks in the Urban Wilderness (49:40)

RS has been wedding-focused, so everything took a back burner to that, except the one walk in the botanic garden.

TK walks and gardens and skates (sorta) but has back-slid a little herself.

Random Remnants (51:30)

More placecards!

InkScape is like Photoshop but it’s freeee!

dafont.com has the Mathilde Font that everyone thought was hand-written by RS!

We are also planning a KNIT ALONG! Care of Magical Creatures Bracelet #1 by TinyOwlKnits, so feel free to join us.  We’re hoping to start the 1st of September. Hopefully? Yes! No hoping, it’s happening!

Origami Place Card Tutorial Video

Greetings!

On a whim two nights before my wedding I decided I needed to make place cards. After some google searching around I found the Origami Place Card with Stand directions for free and decided to give it a go.

I really like the design of these place cards. They are relatively easy to make and they stand very well. I made the 38 I needed in a couple of hours. I feel that the directions are simple enough that, even if you don’t have origmai experience, you could make these.

The Origami Place Card makes a rectangular surface which you can decorate as you see fit. I printed my name cards using the Mathilde font (available for free) and glued them on. I see lots of possibilities for other ways you could decorate or otherwise label the front of the place card.

Enjoy!

~Rambunctiousky

Sisters of the Holy Fiber -Episode 24- Sticks of Fury

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Projects of the Moment: WIPs Report

TinyKiwi has been working on her Miss Jane’s Hat by Heide Petroski. TK starts the FO section a little early showing us a rosary that she made while listening to the BBC radio program of Jane Eyre.

RambunctiouSky is exclusively working on the edging of her Evenstar Shawl! TK and the dapper Felix the cat remind us of the villain from the cartoon Inspector Gadget and RS sings the theme song.

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

RS made a pair of fingerless mitts for her Slytherin Swap partner and forgot to take a picture. TK forgot to post her finished project for a HPKCHC class. Oops. We mention SOS which stands for Student on Sabbatical. You can still turn things into classes, but you don’t earn points for any of the houses.

Brainy Moments

TK learned a lot about working with wire and beads from working on the rosary. Have questions? Please ask!

We discuss the possibility of an Etsy store and are inspired by the fact that we are actually doing the podcast thing!

RS says start your wedding shawl early! Don’t follow the procrastinating sisters!

Shiny

RS got a really pretty purple cloth purse that is a perfect project bag/purse for the shawl.

TK did a little stash enhancement and acquired six small balls of fingering weight white cotton for free! We brainstorm possible projects including snowflakes or a lacy swimsuit coverup.

Hyperventilate

RS as super spoiled by her Slytherin Swap Partner. Thank you so much!

We might do a Care of Magical Creatures Charm Bracelet 1 knit-a-long!

RS tangents about knowing two words her mother didn’t know, woad and kerfuffle, something that has never happened before.

For the wedding, RS shows two batik dyed fabrics she will be using for table runners.

Books to Stick Your Nose In

TK finished Longbourn by Jo Baker, a novel written from the servant’s perspective of Pride and Prejudice, and Lexicon by Max Berry. Both are recommended!

RS has been having a summer reading session of queer books. She read Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown and My Education by Susan Choi. Both of these are also recommended!

TK also read the collection of really good but really sad stories called And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

FO again!

TK shares the drawstring bag she crocheted to hold her measuring tape in her purse.

I Spy

TK saw a racoon!

RS saw many things in Hawaii including Red-crested cardinals, mynah birds, ginger flowers, fan palms, and geckos.

We talk insects, large spiders, and the facebook group Confessions of a Bug Addict.

Ear Party

RS is very excited to discover Brenda Dayne of Cast-On is podcasting again! Her current series is called Welsh for Rainbow. Here is a link to the Cast-On audio archive.

TK listens to a radio show of an abridged version of Jane Eyre produced by the BBC. TK is enjoying Lana Del Rey of the sad-core genre and describes it as good background music. She is addicted to the Bourban Princess Dark of Days album

Walks in the Urban Wilderness

TK has been walking and gardening.  RS went snorkeling!