Category: Movies


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Emmy Nominations for HBO’s Game of Thrones – Peter Dinklage won for Best Supporting Actor..

An Indepth look at HBO’s A Game of Thrones – A really well put together fan site that goes into a lot of detail.

Movie Review:
Two Movies with Peter Dinklage, one the remake of the other and using about 80% of the same script.
Death at a Funeral (2007) – Original British Version directed by Frank Oz (and a hilarious performance by Alan Tudyk)

Death at a Funeral (2010) – American Version starring Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, James Marsden (doing a very good version of the same character Alan Tudyk played), Danny Glover, Tracy Morgan, Luke Wilson, etc and so forth.

Blog Spotlight: 
Oregon Fall Foliage

Trip Itinerary – Portland to Canada Loop:
Things to do in Vancouver, B.C.
Gastown Downtown Vancouver
Vancouver Chinatown
Saree Distract/Punjabi Market/Little India District
Vancouver Lookout – 360 degree view of the city. If you like the Space Needle, give the Lookout a try.
Vancouver Aquarium
Greater Vancouver Zoo
Brockton Point Lighthouse
Bloedel Conservatory
Vancouver Brew Pubs
Vancouver Area Wineries

I made a separate page for the full trip itinerary: https://acatandheryarn.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/portland-loop/

Current Projects
Knitting: On the Side Scarf for the Red Scarf Project (Scarves for Foster Kids going to College due Dec 15th)
Crochet: Ripple Socks
Wheel Spinning Project: Undyed Faux Cashmere (100% Nylon) to use as heels and toes for my Emotion Socks
Drop Spindle Project: Yellow and Green Bamboo
Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle
Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Future Projects:
Knitting:Persephone Cable Fingerless Mitts
Spinning: Sparkly Superwash BFL in yellow, teal and purple

Currently Reading: A Feast of Crows (Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R R Martin

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)

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

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

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My first shout-out from another fiber podcast! From one of my favorite podcasts Alpaca and Ewe

Google+ Knitters Database

Red Scarf Project:

The Red Scarf Project is a program by Foster Care to Success that sends scarves to Foster kids who are going to college. Most of these young adults have aged out of foster care and will have no family to send them care packages while they are at college.  The deadline for this year is December 15th, 2011, so that the scarves can be given to the kids on Valentine’s Day 2012.  If you can’t participate this year, please consider throwing some red yarn in your “On the Go” bag and knitting or crocheting a scarf throughout the year and submitting it for next year.
Red Scarf Project Thread on A Cat and Her Yarn Ravelry Group
Red Scarf Project Group on Ravelry
Red Scarf Project Main Page and Scarf Requirements at Foster Care to Success – America’s College Fund for Foster Youth

Trip Itinerary – Portland to Canada Loop:
Things to do in Seattle:
Group 1:(North of Downtown Seattle)
Breakfast (served anytime) at Beth’s Cafe (seen on The Travel Channel and Food Network)
Woodland Park Zoo
Fremont (Fremont Troll, George and Dragon Pub, etc) (Fremont Walking Tour) (I went to find a link to Dad Watson’s and discovered that the Fremont location has closed *wail!*)
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard (AKA Ballard Locks)

Group 2:(NorthWest End of Downtown Seattle)
Space Needle
Pacific Science Center
Ride the Ducks
The Center for Wooden Boats (I have included this for pirate and old boat enthusiasts but may be boring to those without a strong interest in boats. Occasional Sea Shanties sung and/or Pirate/Old Salt Themed events)

Group2a:(Downtown Seattle)
(If your really ambitious you could combine with Group 2 in the same day, or pick and choose your favorites)
Pike Place Market
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Aquarium

Underground Tour in Pioneer Square (Southend of Downtown Seattle)

Museum of Flight (South of Downtown Seattle)

Washington State Wineries
Washington State Breweries

Weaving Works

Nearby Trips :
(These trips will take you most of a day or more, but I have included them in case you plan on staying longer in Seattle. They are beautiful trips and well worth the extra time spent.)
Mt Rainier
Leavenworth, WA (Cute Bavarian Themed Tourist Town)
Grand Coulee Dam

I made a separate page for the full trip itinerary: https://acatandheryarn.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/portland-loop/


Current Projects

Knitting: On the Side Scarf for the Red Scarf Project (Scarves for Foster Kids going to College due Dec 15th)

Crochet: Ripple Socks

Wheel Spinning Project: Undyed Faux Cashmere (100% Nylon) to use as heels and toes for my Emotion Socks

Drop Spindle Project: Yellow and Green Bamboo

Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Currently Reading: A Feast of Crows (Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R R Martin

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)

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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Mother Bear Project, Podcasters Challenge – Marigayle at Exchange Student in Fiberland needs your help with the Podcasters Challenge. One of the side projects is how many participants she can get to join the Mother Bear Project. Its a worthy charity and a cute pattern! Make sure to go to her Mother Bear KAL thread on Ravelry!

Google+ Knitters Database

Kitsap County Fair Entry Winners:
Danish System of Judging vs American System of Judging
Blue Ribbon – Kiara’s Colorway by Rose Garden Fibers

Red Ribbon – Emotion Colorway by CJ Kopec Creations

Red Ribbon – Bountiful Harvest Colorway by CJ Kopec Creations

Finished Objects: SW Merino Dyed by Me in Blue and Green to match Rose Garden Fibers SW BFL in Blue and Green for Cable Lagoon Socks

Blog Spotlight: Rebecca Latson Photography – Photographic trip to London and Ireland (She also has a series of photos taken at Mt. Rainier)

Rainlover Knits Beginners SAL

Current Projects

Knitting: On the Side Scarf for the Red Scarf Project (Scarves for Foster Kids going to College due Dec 15th)

Crochet: Ripple Socks

Wheel Spinning Project: Undyed Faux Cashmere (100% Nylon) to use as heels and toes for my Emotion Socks

Drop Spindle Project: Yellow and Green Bamboo

Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Currently Reading: A Storm of Swords (Book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R R Martin

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)

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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Mother Bear Project, Podcasters Challenge – Marigayle at Exchange Student in Fiberland needs your help with the Podcasters Challenge. One of the side projects is how many participants she can get to join the Mother Bear Project. Its a worthy charity and a cute pattern! Make sure to go to her Mother Bear KAL thread on Ravelry!

Getting Ready for the Fair!
Puyallup Fair – September 9-25 (Entry deadlines August 26-28)

My Entries (with Fair Entry Class):

Spinning – Wool – Novelty Yarn: Midnight Desire 100% Corriedale spun bulky and plied with silver thread, Fiber dyed by CJ Kopec Creations
Spinning – Wool – Singles (Heavy): Gypsy SW Merino dyed by CJ Kopec Creations.
Use of Handspun Yarn – Knitted Article: Midnight Desire Capelet, Perfect Hug Shawl (Pattern by Lynn DT Hershberger) knitted with my handspun from Midnight Desire by CJ Kopec Creations
Lace/Open Work – Crochet Clothing Accessory: Baby Talk ShawlSmall Talk Shawl (Pattern by Cheri McEwen) crocheted with Miss Babs Bamboo Baby fingering weight yarn

 

Movie Reviews:
Captain America
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Trip Itinerary – Portland to Canada Loop:
Things to do between Portland and Seattle:
Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge
Tacoma Museum of Glass
Port Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

I made a separate page for the full trip itinerary: https://acatandheryarn.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/portland-loop/

Current Projects

Knitting: On the Side Scarf for the Red Scarf Project

Crochet: Ripple Socks

Wheel Spinning Project: SW Merino Dyed by Me in Blue and Green to match Rose Garden Fibers SW BFL in Blue and Green for Cable Lagoon Socks

Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Currently Reading: A Storm of Swords (Book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R R Martin

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)

There is now a Ravelry Group! A Cat and Her Yarn

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

Due to illness for most of this week and needing to get ready to leave for a wedding tomorrow morning, there will be no video update this week.

The entries for the Kitsap Country Fair were submitted last weekend and now I am working on getting the entries for the Puyallup Fair ready for submission.

My cousin is getting married in Southern Oregon at a campground, so my family will be leaving early Friday morning for the 8+hr drive and we will be returning Sunday night.  I am hoping to get the Small Talk shawl finished at the campground so that I can block it on Monday.  I am hoping to record the next episode of A Cat and Her Yarn on Tuesday so that editing can happen on Wednesday and upload on Thursday before I leave for my volunteer shift at the Kitsap County Fair.

Getting Ready for the Fair!
Kitsap County Fair – August 24-28 (Entry deadlines Aug 13-14)
Puyallup Fair – September 9-25 (Entry deadlines August 26-28)

My Entries:

For Kitsap County Fair (Max 3 skeins of yarn): All Entries Submitted to Fair
(Click on the project pages of each stash page to see pictures of the swatches.)
Rose Garden Fibers SW BFL in Blue and Green
Emotion by CJ Kopec Creations
Bountiful Harvest – Merino/Corriedale by CJ Kopec Creations

For Puyallup Fair (with Fair Entry Class):
Spinning – Wool – Novelty Yarn: Midnight Desire 100% Corriedale spun bulky and plied with silver thread, Fiber dyed by CJ Kopec CreationsSkein is tagged, 4″x4″ swatch is still needed.
Spinning – Wool – Singles (Heavy): Gypsy SW Merino dyed by CJ Kopec Creations. Swatch in process of being knitted
Use of Handspun Yarn – Knitted Article: Midnight Desire Capelet, Perfect Hug Shawl (Pattern by Lynn DT Hershberger) knitted with my handspun from Midnight Desire by CJ Kopec Creations – Shawl is finished and blocked.
Lace/Open Work – Crochet Clothing Accessory: Baby Talk ShawlSmall Talk Shawl (Pattern by Cheri McEwen) crocheted with Miss Babs Bamboo Baby fingering weight yarn1 more row of the edging to go and then needs to be blocked.


Current Projects

Wheel Spinning Project: SW Merino Dyed by Me in Blue and Green to match Rose Garden Fibers SW BFL in Blue and Green for Cable Lagoon Socks

Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Currently Reading: A Storm of Swords (Book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R R Martin

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)

There is now a Ravelry Group! A Cat and Her Yarn

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

01:22 – Fair Entry Swatches and WIP
08:11 – Book Reviews
25:47 – Movie Reviews
41:15 – Things to do in Portland

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Getting Ready for the Fair!
Kitsap County Fair – August 24-28 (Entry deadlines Aug 13-14)
Puyallup Fair – September 9-25 (Entry deadlines August 26-28)

My Entries:

For Kitsap County Fair (Max 3 skeins of yarn):
(Click on the project pages of each stash page to see pictures of the swatches.)
Rose Garden Fibers SW BFL in Blue and GreenSwatch knitted
Emotion by CJ Kopec CreationsSwatch knitted
Bountiful Harvest – Merino/Corriedale by CJ Kopec Creations – Swatch crocheted

For Puyallup Fair (with Fair Entry Class):
Spinning – Wool – Novelty Yarn: Midnight Desire 100% Corriedale spun bulky and plied with silver thread, Fiber dyed by CJ Kopec CreationsSkein is tagged, 4″x4″ swatch is still needed.
Spinning – Wool – Singles (Heavy): Gypsy SW Merino dyed by CJ Kopec Creations. Swatch Needed
Use of Handspun Yarn – Knitted Article: Midnight Desire Capelet, Perfect Hug Shawl (Pattern by Lynn DT Hershberger) knitted with my handspun from Midnight Desire by CJ Kopec Creations – Shawl is finished and blocked.
Lace/Open Work – Crochet Clothing Accessory: Baby Talk ShawlSmall Talk Shawl (Pattern by Cheri McEwen) crocheted with Miss Babs Bamboo Baby fingering weight yarn2 more rows of the edging to go. Need to dye up yarn to finish edging and then needs to be blocked.

Book Reviews:
Ghost Story(Book 13 of Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher
Smokin’ Seventeen (Stephanie Plum #17) by Janet Evanovich

Movie Reviews:
Unstoppable with Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, and Rosario Dawson
Hop with Russell Brand and James Marsden
Cop Out with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan
eXistenZ with Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Trip Itinerary – Portland to Canada Loop: Spotlight on Portland
Things to do in Portland:
Powell’s Bookstore
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) – Rated as one of the top attractions in Portland, it is my second favorite museum in the world.
Oregon Zoo
McMenamins – My favorite chain of brewery pubs. Several locations throughout Oregon and Washington.
Portland Breweries – Including some suggested Brewery Crawls
Brewvana Portland Brewery Tour Bus
Food Carts – Food Carts are becoming a tourist attraction in Portland. These mobile eateries are scattered throughout Portland and offer every cuisine imaginable.
Pearl District
TripAdvisor’s Traveler Recommended Attractions for Portland – I love using TripAdvisor as a starting point for my next trip.
And for the Textile Artists:
Mill Ends – Fabulous Discount Fabric and Yarn store.
FabricDepot – I swooned the first time I visited this store. I found the perfect brocade for a historical costuming project at a very affordable price. I am still floored by their prices compared to other places I have looked.

I made a separate page for the full trip itinerary: https://acatandheryarn.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/portland-loop/

Current Projects

Wheel Spinning Project: SW Merino Dyed by Me in Blue and Green to match Rose Garden Fibers SW BFL in Blue and Green for Cable Lagoon Socks

Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Currently Reading: A Clash of Kings (Book 2 of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R R Martin

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)

There is now a Ravelry Group! A Cat and Her Yarn

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

07:08 – How to Split a Roving for spinning, including how to split for fractal stripes.
22:50 – Review of How Do You Know? starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd.
25:39 – Review of Michelle West’s House Name (Book 3 of House Wars).
31:48 – Review and Spoilers of Jim Butcher’s Ghost Story (Book 13 of Dresden Files).
35:34 – Part One of Trip Itinerary for Visiting the Pacific Northwest – Portland to Seattle to Vancouver to Victoria to Port Angeles to Portland loop.

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Treefrog Grippit Flexible Tripod with cell phone adapter – LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Getting Ready for the Fair!
Kitsap County Fair – August 24-28 (Entry deadlines Aug 13-14)
Puyallup Fair – September 9-25 (Entry deadlines August 26-28)

My Entries:
Rose Garden Fibers SW BFL in Blue and GreenSwatch knitted (Click on the project page for Kiara’s Socks to see a picture of the swatch. Pretty Cable!)
Emotion by CJ Kopec CreationsSwatch still needed
Midnight Desire 100% Corriedale spun bulky and plied with silver thread, Fiber dyed by CJ Kopec CreationsSkein is tagged, 4″x4″ swatch is still needed.
Midnight Desire Capelet, Perfect Hug Shawl (Pattern by Lynn DT Hershberger) knitted with my handspun from Midnight Desire by CJ Kopec Creations – Shawl is finished and blocked.
Baby Talk ShawlSmall Talk Shawl (Pattern by Cheri McEwen) crocheted with Miss Babs Bamboo Baby fingering weight yarn4 more rows of the edging to go and then needs to be blocked.
(More projects will be discussed next week)

Movie Review: How Do You Know? starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd

Book Review: House Name (Book 3 of The House War) by Michelle West

Trip Itinerary:
For 1st time visitors to the Pacific Northwest I suggest a loop from Portland to Seattle to Vancouver, B.C. to Victoria to Port Angeles and back to Portland. Next week I will go into the highlights of places to see in Portland. I made a separate page for the trip itinerary: https://acatandheryarn.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/portland-loop/

Current Projects

Wheel Spinning Project: SW Merino Dyed by Me in Blue and Green to match Rose Garden Fibers SW BFL in Blue and Green for Cable Lagoon Socks

Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Currently Reading: Ghost Story by Jim Butcher (Book 13 of Dresden Files)

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)

There is now a Ravelry Group! A Cat and Her Yarn

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

The first episode that follows my regular weekly format. A finished object, prepping for the fair, a crocheted work in progress and some stash enhancement. Return next week for book reviews and one of my many trip ideas for travel around the Pacific Northwest.

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Getting Ready for the Fair!
Kitsap County Fair – August 24-28 (Entry deadlines Aug 13-14)
Puyallup Fair – September 9-25 (Entry deadlines August 26-28)

My Entries:
Midnight Desire 100% Corriedale spun bulky and plied with silver thread, Fiber dyed by CJ Kopec CreationsSkein is tagged, 4″x4″ swatch is still needed.
Midnight Desire Capelet, Perfect Hug Shawl (Pattern by Lynn DT Hershberger) knitted with my handspun from Midnight Desire by CJ Kopec Creations – Shawl is finished and blocked.
Baby Talk ShawlSmall Talk Shawl (Pattern by Cheri McEwen) crocheted with Miss Babs Bamboo Baby fingering weight yarn5 more rows of the edging to go and then needs to be blocked.
(More projects will be discussed next week)

Current Projects

Wheel Spinning Project: CJ Kopec Creations SW BFL in Emotion – Now Navajo Plying!!

Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Currently Reading: House Name (Book 3 of The House War) by Michelle West

Stash Enhancement/Future Projects

Artemis Shawl (Designed by Alison Green Will) to be made with blue 2/100 NM Super Cobweb Wt Silk from Colourmart
Petals (Designed by Jeanne C Abel) to be made with pale beige 2/80 NM Cobweb Wt Silk from Colourmart

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther

There is now a Ravelry Group! A Cat and Her Yarn

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