Monday, January 27, 2014

Episode 11 Distracted by the internet

You can listen to the episode here

Thank you everyone for stopping by to listen to this weeks episode. We are a little disorganized this week so show notes will be delayed. We each started a new schedule last week and its taking us a little bit of effort to get into a steady routine.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

listen to the new episode Here 

Episode 10 Why is the red light not on? 

In this episode we have some recording hiccups about half way through, so we tried to record the missed part over again. Its harder to do then you would think!


                                   (I did, in fact, beat Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask over break!)



   I had way more projects planned then I could reasonably do this break; building a kiln, making a paper mache cat bed, etc, but I still have made progress on other projects. The comic I have been working on for some time now is almost finished. This is a picture of all the pages laid out
It's not a recent picture, so the pages are more complete then they look here.
Crossing my fingers that this is good enough for Heavy Metal magazine! Also it has no title....
 I also got a foldable easel for Christmas which will make painting a lot easier for me. I have a self portrait that I'm doing in oils that really needs to be done outside because of the smell, and having an easel that I can just carry outside makes things much less complicated.



My knitting Goal for 2014 is to finish all the things ( or at least enough so that I can find my needles).
I  started by finishing the Calvados cardigan by Thea Cloeman. I knit mine with Manos del Uruguay Rhittenhouse yarn in the Goldenrod color. I think this is a discontinued yarn now. (I have leftovers if anyone wants it). Im not a big fan of it. It had way to many knots in it.
I then pulled out my Plucky knitter cardigan in Dream in color smooshy. Mine is a bright happy green. I have about 3/4 of the body done. This isn't very exciting knitting so its good for Movie watching or car knitting.
I also pulled out my Entangled Vines cardigan knit with Malabrigo worsted. This only needs 1 1/2 sleeves. The button bands and everything are done.  The sleeves hava a charted leaf motif so I need to pay attention to what Im doing but it won't take long to finish this.
Are you wondering at this point" Gee whiz how many unfinished sweaters does this women have? "

I talk about knitting totally cool reflective hats using Lumio by Schachenmayr. 
They are very quick and fun to knit.


My spinning goals for 2014 are to
  •  spin a sweaters worth of yarn to knit a sweater for myself
  • participate in the spin the bin challenge. Spin 12 braids/batts of fiber from your stash in 2014
I'm doing great so far this year. I have finished 6 oz of Hobbledehoy fiber and almost a 4oz braid of Unwind yarn co. These are both fantastic dyers to purchase from.

I didn't talk about it in the podcast. I did the first time we recorded but not when we re-recorded but I'm making pretty good progress on my feathers quilt.


In an ideal world, you supplement your 30 minutes of cardio with 30 minutes of strength training. 
 So after my runs, I've been lifting weights using a severely outdated training program (Weider's Triple Progressive Muscle Building Courses from 1975!) modified for my interests.  
When it comes to lifting, the formula is: more weight + less reps = building muscle
                                                                 less weight + more reps = toning muscle