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Movie Reviews:
Hunger Games – Visually stunning. I expect nominations for costumes, etc.  Plot seems to stay true to the book, from what I know of it. The theme is one that upsets me but the movie itself was good.
One for the Money – The script follows the book very closely. The acting was better than I was expecting but still disappointed that they picked Kathrine Heigl to play Stephanie Plum. She did better than I thought she would but still would have liked someone else.  Ignoring the casting, I did enjoy the movie.
The Artist – Very good movie.  A silent film with very few sounds until the end of the movie. The movie is about a silent film star dealing with the coming of talking films.
Warrior –  I loved this movie! I thought it was going to be mostly an action fluff movie set in the Mixed Martial Arts world.  What it is really about is a family, a father and two sons, who were torn apart by the father’s alcoholic driven abuse 14 years before.  The movie starts with the eldest son coming home after a tour in Afghanistan as a Marine and the youngest son needing money to keep his house from being foreclosed on. Both sons end up in a 5 million dollar MMA tourney, still having not talked to one another in 14 years.  It was really well done and had me on the edge of my seat through most of the movie, as well as crying buckets of tears. Great date night movie as it has elements that will appeal to both the action fans and the emotional drama fans.

Book Reviews
Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun (Book 3 of Ghost Hunter Series by Victoria Laurie) – Fun mystery romp so far. I like this series much better than the Victoria Laurie’s Psychic Eye Mysteries.
A Rising Thunder (Book 13 of the Honor Harrington Series by David Weber) – This was split into two books, with the 2nd half coming next year. The writing feels like something that got away from the author but also seems to have WAY too much unnecessary wording. I love this series but was very disappointed in this book. I would have been happier with the cliff notes version.

Current KAL / CAL / WAL for Charity:
I am hosting a Red Scarf Project 2012 Project-along (Knit, Crochet, Weave, whathaveyou) lasting from January through  October 2012 (or so).  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:
Queen of the Night Constellation Beaded Shawl – Finally have new contrasting yarn for the provisional cast-on. Ready to re-cast-on any day now.
Tricorner Scarf (for Red Scarf Project 2012) – Slow going since I’m obsessed with my sock at the moment.
Emotional Socks – Ripped out the one and only sock twice now. Went up a needle size. About 1 1/2″ past toe color change.

Wheel Spinning:CJ Kopec Creations Sparkly SW BFLMade plying ball and currently plying on wheel.

Drop Spindle Project: Bits of fiber left over from classes and samples.

Current Online Game: Star Wars The Old Republic (Jedi Covenant Server. Winnebago with Wings[Republic Guild]/Ride the Lightning[Empire Guild]) – Haven’t played much lately

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

Join the Ravelry Group! A Cat and Her Yarn – Let me know what you think of the episodes!

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Movie Reviews:
Friends with Benefits – Romantic Comedy (more cute than funny). Highly Recommend.

Current KAL / CAL / WAL for Charity:
I am hosting a Red Scarf Project 2012 Project-along (Knit, Crochet, Weave, whathaveyou) lasting from January through  October 2012 (or so).  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:
Queen of the Night Constellation Beaded Shawl
Tricorner Scarf (for Red Scarf Project 2012)
Emotional Socks – Ripped out the one and only sock completely during Thanksgiving. Ready to cast it back on any day now

Wheel Spinning:CJ Kopec Creations Sparkly SW BFL1 more bobbin to go for 4 ply yarn

Drop Spindle Project: Yellow and Green Bamboo

Current Online Game: Star Wars The Old Republic (Jedi Covenant Server. Winnebago with Wings[Republic Guild]/Ride the Lightning[Empire Guild])

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

Join the 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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Movie Reviews:
Taken
Anonymous

Crochet Provisional Cast on Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXkbi2MU-2I&feature=related  Crochet onto the knitting  needle instead of threading the knitting needle through a crochet chain.

Current KAL / CAL / WAL for Charity:
I am hosting a Red Scarf Project 2012 Project-along (Knit, Crochet, Weave, whathaveyou) lasting from January through  October 2012 (or so).  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:
Queen of the Night Constellation Beaded Shawl
Tricorner Scarf (for Red Scarf Project 2012)
Emotional Socks – Ripped out the one and only sock completely during Thanksgiving. Ready to cast it back on any day now

Wheel Spinning:CJ Kopec Creations Sparkly SW BFL1 bobbin of yellow is done, blue is almost done, 2 more bobbins to go for 4 ply yarn

Drop Spindle Project: Yellow and Green Bamboo

Current Online Game: Star Wars The Old Republic (Jedi Covenant Server. Winnebago with Wings[Republic Guild]/Ride the Lightning[Empire Guild])

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

Join the 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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Book Review:
Psychic Eye Mysteries (series) by Victoria Laurie

Current KAL / CAL / WAL for Charity:
I am hosting a Red Scarf Project 2012 Project-along (Knit, Crochet, Weave, whathaveyou) lasting from January through  October 2012 (or so).  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:
Tricorner Scarf (for Red Scarf Project 2012)
Dragon Tail Hood – Bought black alpaca yarn to add to this project. Hopefully now I will have enough yarn
Emotional Socks – Ripped out the one and only sock completely during Thanksgiving. Ready to cast it back on any day now

Wheel Spinning:CJ Kopec Creations Sparkly SW BFL1 bobbin of yellow is done, blue is almost done, 2 more bobbins to go for 4 ply yarn

Drop Spindle Project: Yellow and Green Bamboo

Current Online Game: Star Wars The Old Republic (Jedi Covenant Server. Rebel Yell[Republic Guild]/Ride the Lightning[Empire Guild])

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

Join the 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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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

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