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Episode 100: Sweater Finishing and Favorite Things

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Episode 100: Sweater Finishing and Favorite Things

Welcome to the Yarnings Podcast, episode 100. Recorded Monday, December 5, 2016. It's cold with snowflakes earlier and 37° in Vancouver, WA this afternoon.

celebrating episode 100! :throws-confetti: these are a few of my favorite things! and finishing the sweater series for now.

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FO: Finished Object; WIP: Work in Progress; NAP: Needle Adjacent Project, soon to be cast on; SAP: Spindle Adjacent Project, soon to be spun up; Queue: a list of what's up next; KAL: knit a long; Stash: yarn I own waiting to be used.
  • Yarnings: Spinning a Tale:
  • Yarnings: Stitch Through Time:
    • WIP: english paper piecing for me. using a Moda fabric that I got in charms, mini charms, and a jelly roll to make a quilt or wall hanging that incorporates the hexagons.
  • Yarnings: Multicraftual:
    • present wrapping plans may include snowflakes.
  • Yarnings: Knitting Community:
    • celebrating 100 episodes: share your yarnings memories in the thread on the ravelry group for a chance to win a fun prize or two. Showed off my prize yarn this week.
    • NaKniSweMo topic of the week:
      • why NaKniSweMo? Love to feel the joy of doing a challenge at the same time as others, and not even necessarily others who are sweater knitting, but others who are challenging themselves to do a task in a month, including NaNoWriMo.
      • week 4: finishing. I like to knit a longer top, almost always. so I try and do much of the finishing steps with alternate ends or balls so then I can knit down as far as I can. 1x1 twisted rib makes such a nice edge, but my blocking mojo isn't always strong enough to make them stay flat. A folded hem is really nice (like my last year's NaKniSweMo) or the Motorway Roadtrip.
      • Questions For YOU! how is your finishing game? what would you like to improve in the next year towards this?
Sagas of Geekery Favorites

  • Sagas of Geekery: Now Playing: boardgamegeek:
    • Manhattan Project: Energy Empire; Castles of Burgundy card game (quickly)
    • bgstats had an update for the more easily tracking challenges like 10x10 I've done this year and last.
    • a favorite game series is Legendary.
  • Sagas of Geekery: Now Watching: on the ABC app, Designated Survivor and Great American Baking Show. rewatching Once Upon a Time, started mid-season 3. on Netflix, The 100 season 3. favorites: I've watched so many amazing things in the few years - Marvel movies; new and old series; Person of Interest and Gilmore Girls stand out as new-to-me; The West Wing was such a smart show. Rewatching Stargate and Lost were so good. and always, always, Joss Whedon shows and movies!
  • Sagas of Geekery: Now Reading: ready to start Hamiltome on audible. a favorite read recently: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin.
  • Sagas of Geekery: Now Listening: starting on Christmas music. a favorite album is the Hamilton soundtrack.
  • Fanciful Chatter: love showcasing my handknits with other supporting pretties like soft layering pieces from LulaRoe, sparkley jewlery from Chloe & Isabel, and fun makeup like Colourpop.
  • Book of Cooking: my butternut noodles was the most exciting thing on a busy week - added extra ricotta this time.
  • Happiness Continues: favorite keys to happiness or 3 provisions towards positive mental health: 1) my yoga class; 2) #wycwyc (and book); 3) theme of "progress not perfection".

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