This month’s update was all about color variations. Also the sale in the shop is still in its last days in celebration of my birthday. Use the code Birthday to get 15% off everything in the shop until 8/31. Also I have changed the name of the shop. The new link is https://www.etsy.com/shop/OneGeekCraft but midnightscribbles will still work.
The yarn skien markers are available in a few more colors as well as year of the sheep available in each color of the rainbow.
I’m slowly adding multicolor yarn skein sets.
Pop Art Stitch Markers and Earrings
A collection that has been out of stock for a while is back in stock. Some of the houses of Westeros.
Captain America Markers available in Knit, Crochet, and House Sock
The last update was full of Earrings. So I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that this update is full of Stitch Markers. As per usual everything is available in the etsy shop.
House Stark Stitch Markers
House Lannister Stitch Markers
House Greyjoy Stitch Markers
House Tyrell Stitch Markers
Ombre Stitch Markers
Batwoman Stitch Markers
Kent Stitch Markers
Dionysus Stitch Markers
And the items that have been restocked. Both Supernatural related. Castiel Earrings and the Impala pandora charm.
So how was Texas? Hot. Well it was hot the few minutes I spent outside. We were only able to go to dinner once to Underbelly while in Houston, Dallas went Airport – Hotel – Client – Airport. So not much to see there, such is the nature of work Travel. I expect more of the same + exhaustion next week in Phoenix. My flight takes off at six and I will be landing w the time difference at 10:30 after a layover in Detroit. I will deal with it all with a More Knitting Time.
This weekend I wrapped up a few things that I had been getting ready for the shop and started posting, as I caught up with a bunch of the DNC speeches, I started posting a set of earrings I made all around Game of Thrones. It also helps that I finally finished the last bit of A Feast for Crows, I just have to add A Dance with Dragons to the Kindle and get started on that. Also reading the note at the end of Feast For Crows from GRRM, made me try not to think about how long it will be til the next book.
Mother of Dragons Earrings in Green, Black, and Gold. One for each of the Dragon eggs Dany was gifted at her wedding. The red and black beads are fore House Targaryen and their symbol of a red three headed dragon on a black background. “In Fire and Blood” Blood of Dragons, and the blood of old Valyria.
House Arryn earrings, I see these on Lysa Arryn, as she goes about life at the Vale, making use of the sky cells, and the Moon Door. “As High as Honor” a white bird on a blue background is the symbol of House Arryn.
Night Watch Earrings. I took a fitting line out of the oath of the night’s watch for this. “I am the sword in the darkness.” The first line of defense for the realm from all the mysteries and dangers further north of the Wall.
House Tyrell Earrings. A house whose motto just makes me grin. “Growing Stronger.” This is the house of the Knight of Flowers. We meet a quite few members of this family that just remind you just cause their symbol is a gold rose on a green background, do not think them delicate.
As per usual they are all available in the Etsy Store.
Dyeing yarn (and apparently hair) with Kool Aid is not a new thing even if it was new to me. I finally, Finally finished Damson…or ran out of yarn, and not wanting to start some strange cycle of buying Sliver Fox I cast off before I got to the edging, I’ll just have to make the shawl again someday.
I had been thinking about the fact that I already had one shawl in this colorway. Batik. So I made my way to this knitty article and followed the instructions. The only difference being I had a FO and not a hank of yarn.
I started with 2 packets of grape flavored kool aid. You know purple.
You can just barely make out the colors that it picked up there. Some small hints of purple. Fun fact the water was apparently warm enough that the yarn picked up all the dye before I put it in the microwave. So I added my packets of red dye (cherry).
This took a little more work and actually had to be nuked so that it would absorb the colors and absorb it did.
I think this bowl shot its easiest to see the way the purple and red blended together. Overall I think the shall came out pretty nice, and I put it down to block it out.
I wore it today and I have to say even after Blocking and washing it in wool wash it still has that sweet smell of Kool Aid though moderated slightly so its not overwhelming. All in all I think my first kool Aid dyeing experiment went pretty well.
Also, I’ve been watching Game of Thrones on HBO. And its possible I visited the food truck a couple times while it was in the City. Though I only got to it while they still had lemon cakes once. This past Sunday to g0 with the third episode I made Lemon cakes (PDF) following the official recipe.
The recipe felt surprisingly simple but they were tasty and I put my ramekins to good use. I think its a recipe I may use again come summer and BBQ season possibly see if I can find a smaller set of ramekins and make bite sized lemon cakes.