Archive for November, 2011


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Finished Object: On the Side Scarf for the Red Scarf Project (Scarves for Foster Kids going to College)

Book Review:
A Dance with Dragons (Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R R Martin
Better Read Than Dead (Book 2 of Psychic Eye Mysteries) by Victoria Laurie
A Vision of Murder (Book 3 of Psychic Eye Mysteries) by Victoria Laurie
Furies of Calderon (Book 1 of Codex Alera) by Jim Butcher
Academ’s Fury (Book 2 of Codex Alera) by Jim Butcher

HBO’s Game of Throne Rumours about Season 3 and 4.

Upcoming KAL / CAL / WAL for Charity:
I will be hosting a Red Scarf Project 2012 Project-along (Knit, Crochet, Weave, whathaveyou) to start around January 3rd and running through October 2012.  Any unisex patterned scarf in Red Dk or Worsted weight yarn.  Join us anytime during the year, so that we can send off our scarves by December 2012.  Sign up and share your progress at the Ravelry Group.

Red Scarf Project is part of Foster Care 2 Success, an organization that helps foster children who have aged out of foster care and are heading off to college on their own, with no family support. Red scarves are sent to these young adults each year on Valentine’s Day to let them know that people do care.

Other Ways to Contribute to Foster Care 2 Success


Current Projects
Knitting:
Dragon Tail Hood – Used half of purple skein to make hood and didn’t have enough yarn. Ripped everything and will modify the Dragon Tail scarf pattern to make it more hood-like using available yarn.
Emotional Socks – One toe done in coordinating color, a few rows done with main color (no new work this week)

Wheel Spinning:CJ Kopec Creations Sparkly SW BFL1 bobbin of yellow is done, 3 more bobbins to go for 4 ply yarn

Drop Spindle Project: Yellow and Green Bamboo

Currently Reading:
Cursor’s Fury (Book 3 of Codex Alera) by Jim Butcher
Claymore – A Japanese Manga (ie Comic Book) available online

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther
You can also find me on Shelfari and GoodReads (GoodReads currently only shows what books Ive been reading since joining GoodReads. Shelfari has a more complete reading list, though I will be slowly updating GoodReads as well)

Find me on Google+ as kiarapanther@gmail.com and join the Google+ Knitters Database

There is now a Ravelry Group! A Cat and Her Yarn – Let me know what you think of the episodes!

Feed to Subscribe via iTunes: http://blip.tv/acatandheryarn/rss/itunes/ Or now find me directly through the iTunes store

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Cameo by my 2 year old nephew.

Blog Spotlight: Ask The Bellwether – Archives are full of spinning info

Book Review: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Book 1 of Psychic Eye Mysteries) by Victoria Laurie

Upcoming KAL / CAL / WAL for Charity:
I will be hosting a Red Scarf Project 2012 Project-along (Knit, Crochet, Weave, whathaveyou) to start around January 3rd and running through October 2012.  Any unisex patterned scarf in Red Dk or Worsted weight yarn.  Join us anytime during the year, so that we can send off our scarves by December 2012.  Sign up and share your progress at the Ravelry Group.

Red Scarf Project is part of Foster Care 2 Success, an organization that helps foster children who have aged out of foster care and are heading off to college on their own, with no family support. Red scarves are sent to these young adults each year on Valentine’s Day to let them know that people do care.

Other Ways to Contribute to Foster Care 2 Success

Future Project: Mahonia by Marie Wallin using all of the unspoken for llama, alpaca and wool fiber in browns, greys and white, for a total of 4 pounds of fiber spun to a 2-ply chunky.

Current Projects
Knitting:
On the Side Scarf for the Red Scarf Project (Scarves for Foster Kids going to College due Dec 15th) – 58″ done, 60″ needed.
Scarf Portion of Dragon Tail Hood – Used half of skein and determined that scarf will not be long enough.  Need to go down a few needle sizes.
Emotional Socks – One toe done in coordinating color, a few rows done with main color (no new work this week)

Wheel Spinning:CJ Kopec Creations Sparkly SW BFL1oz spun 2 years ago, 3 oz to go, Currently spinning yellow

Drop Spindle Project: Yellow and Green Bamboo

Currently Reading:
Better Read Then Dead (Book 2 of Psychic Eye Mysteries) by Victoria Laurie
A Dance with Dragons (Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R R Martin
Claymore – A Japanese Manga (ie Comic Book) available online

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther
You can also find me on Shelfari and GoodReads (GoodReads currently only shows what books Ive been reading since joining GoodReads. Shelfari has a more complete reading list, though I will be slowly updating GoodReads as well)

Find me on Google+ as kiarapanther@gmail.com and join the Google+ Knitters Database

There is now a Ravelry Group! A Cat and Her Yarn – Let me know what you think of the episodes!

Feed to Subscribe via iTunes: http://blip.tv/acatandheryarn/rss/itunes/ Or now find me directly through the iTunes store