Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jay and Silent Bob Go to MakerFaire Episode 9

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Latte: Ben has finished one of his Mojo socks, knit from Farmhouse Fannie's Fingering Weight. He loves using the sewn bind off, while Abby likes to use Jeny's Super Stretchy bind off. We discussed the merits of each.

Grande: Ben took scissors to his knitting and "refinished" his first sweater, Layers.

In "Taste", we review the podcast "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" WARNING: this is not a podcast for the squeamish or highly sensitive. It is, however, both hilarious and heartbreaking, and well worth it if this is your sort of thing.

Cup of Joe to Go: Abby and Ben compare their experiences of knitting in class.

Chai: Abby went to the Maker Faire and had a fun and inspiring time. A knitted car cover (a great use for fun fur)

This is where anyone could learn to knit, crochet, embroider, felt or sew. Lots of yarn and fabric was given away for "make it and take it" projects.

Knitted New York!

Life size Mousetrap game.

Dalya (Abby's daughter/Ben's sister) learned to solder at the SparkFun tent. 
Human powered vehicles of all kinds dotted the faire grounds.
Abby is inspired to add electronics to her crafting, and she purchased Fashioning Technology at the Faire. Abby will report back on her venture into what seems to her like the magical world of electricity.

Abby is going to Rhinebeck on Sunday, October 17th, and there might be a little podcast surprise. Let us know if you can make it!

Finally, we are trying our very first Donation Incentive! If you donate any amount from $1.00 to $100 you'll be entered to win a copy of Priscilla Gibson-Roberts High Whorling, along with some fiber to spin! Donations for this incentive can be made until October 31st, after which we will announce our winner. Just visit our Tip Jar (above) and click on "Donate".

We welcome your comments here or on our ravelry group.

1 comment:

  1. The Maker Faire looks like it was twenty kinds of awesome! Fun fur car cover = hilarious. Mouse trap was one of my favorite games as a kid, which reminds goes the rodent situation?

    I'm so jealous of how much knitting time you both get in class. When I was in school the only classes where I could get away with knitting were my large 100+ lecture classes.

    Another great episode! Thanks!!!