Catching Up (1:20)
Laura and her husband celebrated their twelfth wedding anniversary. She has also been having woes surrounding cable and internet service.
She’s channeled her woes into her dying for a new LYS that will be carrying her yarn and for the Mean Girls Yarn Club and for her Lambie Toes yarn.
Speaking of which, the Mean Girls Yarn Club will be hosting a Wank-A-Long (Knit-a-long, Crochet-a-long, or a Weave-a-long), running from July 1 to August 31. There will be prizes. Here is a Ravelry thread for more information.
JoniLvs Neddy has won our milestone prize (for hitting 100 members in our Ravelry Group).
Jen saw Monsters University, which has a surprising amount of knitwear in it.
Jen has been cooking and has some recipes on her blog.
Laura and Jen also attended a fantastic knitting party. Laura did the party favors (which were yarn), and experimented with dying different bases.
In the Knitting Bag (13:10)
Finished Objects (19:27)
Devil’s Tower (22:54)
Laura has set aside her Sassy-tis (Clapotis) to work on Nerd Wars projects.
Jen is putting the Madroña on hold to knit her Tempest.
On Deck (24:13)
Laura will be knitting the Tennessee Twister Cowl by Daniela Richardson for the Mean Girls Yarn Club WAL. She will be using the color way “Hoar’s Yer” Buddy, inspired by Syndrome from The Incredibles. Its for her Sister-in-law, who is a Denver Broncos fan.
Jen will also be doing the WAL, but she has yet to pick a yarn or a pattern. There will be a project for Camp Loopy month 3, but she’s not sure what the challenge will be.
We talk about reading Stephen King books as children.
Knit Culture (28:45)
Laura and Jen discuss the ergonomics of knitting and crocheting and point out some Wrist Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters that are really good. Stretching lets you keep knitting until you’re old. Use the commercial breaks in television as stretch breaks from knitting. Or set a timer.
Laura and Jen both fell down and bought too much sale yarn.
Laura also fell down at Knitpicks, where she got yarn to make her Mother Bears.
Jen recommends combining online orders with a friend to get to the free shipping dollar amounts when ordering online.
Geek Culture (36:20)
We answer a question from tygherknits about our gaming habits. Tygherknits asks: Do either of you play video games? Tabletop games? Maybe even D&D?
Laura used to play table top games (including D&D). She doesn’t play anymore, because most of her gamer friends have moved away. But those multi-sided dice are really useful for knitting.
Jen does not play tabletop RPGs, but she does play video games. She doesn’t like MMORPGs. She loves games like Skyrim, Final Fantasy, and Bioshock. She also likes a lot of DS Games. She struggles with time to play.
Laura points out Catlore’s awesome etsy shop with geeky fandom buttons.
We will both be at Stitch N’ Pitch on July 26th at Dodger Stadium. Come say hi and get swag!
KnitDizzney will be Sunday, September 8th, 2013 at Disneyland. More details to come, but we’d love to spend a day at the Disneyland park with you! We will have t-shirts for preorder and possibly a custom yarn color!
Mean Girls Yarn Club signups will open in August.