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N is for Nightvale

NightvaleMy darling husband and I went to one of the DC performances of the Welcome to Nightvale 2015 tour.  It was an absolutely wonderful performance. The Weather was perfect, inside, at least.  Outside was way too chilly for March.

We met with lots of friends, both new and old.  The new friends were mostly attracted by my Welcome to Nightvale bag and my husband’s binary scarf.   The old friends happened to have seats near ours, and lots of hug were exchanged by all.

Going to a Nightvale show is a lot like going to a science fiction convention.  There will be many many people who you’ve never met before, but you will instantly recognize many of them.  You will speak the same language, and be united by sharing something you love.  It’s just that kind of fandom.

The show has a kind of surreal, secular humanist, nihilist, Elder God optimist vibe to it.  Think of A Prarie Home Companion if it were based in a small town created by Steven King or H.P. Lovecraft, but set out in desert somewhere very far from mountains.  But don’t think of it too hard, because if you think of it too hard it might come and get you.  Fun, right?

If you’re not a podcast listener you’ll just have to wait until October, when the book comes out.

If you are a podcast listener, you might want to skip the rest of this.  Spoilers lurk just around the corner… (more…)

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I happened to be drivifastenersngby G-Street Fabrics with my daughter this week, and we stopped in for a look around.  We each walked out with a grab bag of stuff.  She got ribbon remnants, and I picked up a miscellaneous couple of pounds of fasteners.  I can’t figure out how several of them work, and some seem to have only one side of a pair, so there may be some off-label use in the future, or I may end up throwing some out.   It was a nice thought, anyway.

Current Project

handle

The plastic is really much more of a black than a blue, but the flash here really brings out the glittery yarn I used for the top and handles.

There was one pair of fasteners in the grab bag which almost matched.  I used them with the Nightvale bag, crocheted around them, and attached handles.

The bag itself got a bit weird.  I used a lovely chart by Becky JC, but got lazy with the stitch counts and ended up inadvertently decreasing.   It’s a nice effect, but not terribly practical.

Night Vale 2

Missed Projects

I don’t often repeat patterns, but I did use a Zimmerman hat ‘recipe’ twice.  One for making a reversible hat.

PSP hat FOMy younger daughter goes to Ohio University and joined the Phi Sigma Pi honors fraternity.

I charted out the letters, and used some color patterns from 150 Scandinavian Motifs to complete the hat.

The same pattern book helped me make the other reversible hat – one with penguins and cats and traditional holly designs for my husbands (January) birthday.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get some good pictures of that one to upload as well.

Blog Contests and Giveaways

I entered a giveaway from Susan B Anderson’s blog for a skein of arne carlos regia sock yarn. Two skeins of hand dyed worsted weight yarn from Chauleur Life (16 March).

 

 

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Current Projects

So I finished the Win Either Way cowl.

Inside Out 2

I am really happy with the finished product but, yes, it’s definitely a love/hate relationship with the yarn.  Still, I think this yarn and stitch pattern might make an appearance again when I finally make my Cthulhu dice bag.

Next WIP is a small handbag I’m making to take to the live Welcome to Nightvale performance.  I have tickets to the March 28th show (and I’m really looking forward to it).  If I have time, I might have to come up with additional tentacular accessories to make, and I’m planning to wear my purple dress…

Missed Projects

Since there was a lot of time I wasn’t blogging, I figure I’ll just hit a few of them every post or so until I’ve covered the highlights.   First up, the Tam of Rassillon – Tam of Rassilon

This is, of course, based on the Time Lords’ Seal of Rassillon from Doctor Who.  I knit a fair amount of this while listening to audio drama from Big Finish Productions.

I used the Blue Faced Leicester I picked up from the Feederbrook Farm booth of the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival last year.  It’s one of the pieces I plan to enter in the festival’s contest this year.  The picture isn’t quite true to color, so maybe I’ll be able to post a better one sometime.  On the other hand, the blue really is that variegated and the green that pure.  Somehow the dye absorption was blocked by the way the skeins were tied for the blue yarn and not the green. This was my first time working with BFL and I like it a lot.  I really like the way it works on this piece, and it made it much easier for me to decide which should be the background color and which the featured.  I enjoyed the pattern as well, it was a quick and easy knit.

Blog Contests and Giveaways

I didn’t win the $1000 giveaway from Expression Fiber Arts, the yarn and poncho giveaway from Crochet Ever After or the tote from AllFreeKnitting.

Since the last post I entered the Expression Fiber Arts  March giveaway for $1200 worth of yarn. (March 31).  I also entered Interweave’s National Craft Month Giveaway (7 individual giveaways) (March 9). Anastacia Knits Designs has a crochet pattern giveaway.

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