Episode 009: Verily, A New Hope

 

Last podcast for June 2014. I talk about a lot of games, prep for Tour de Fleece, and how I made my chore lists.

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Fiber & Dice Episode 009: Verily, A New Hope

All. The. Contacts.

Fiber & Dice Podcast on Libsyn (click the little grey “POD” to watch): http://fiberanddice.libsyn.com/

Fiber & Dice Podcast on iTunes: search for fiberanddice

EngineersFalcon on Instagram: http://instagram.com/engineersfalcon

EngineersFaclon on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/EngineersFalcon

Bluebonnet Fibers / Fiber and Dice Podcast Group on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/fiber–dice-podcast—bluebonnet-fibers

Fiber & Dice Podcast on iTunes: search for fiberanddice

Blog: https://bluebonnetfibers.com/

To find me on Downcast search: fiberanddice

Bluebonnet Fibers Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/BluebonnetFibers

 

*Mountain of Conquered Things! –begins at 1:44

1. The Geeklings and I finished our 2013-14 school year!

2. Artemis Fowl #2 – The Arctic Expedition, Eoin Colfer

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Artemis-Fowl-cover-Eoin-Colfer/dp/1423124529

Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Kids/Artemis-Fowl-Audiobook/B002V8MYYE

3. William Shakespeare’s Starwars: Verily, A New Hope, Ian Doescher

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/William-Shakespeares-Star-Wars-Doescher-ebook/dp/B00BE24WT8

Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/William-Shakespeares-Star-Wars-Audiobook/B00E3C43YK

 

*Climbing the Mountain – begins at 8:25

1. Socks for Ten

Pattern:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/socks-for-ten-doctor-who-inspired-socks 

Geeky Girls Knit Podcast: http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

Yarn vs Zombies (dyer of the yarn): http://yarnvszombies.bigcartel.com/

2. Maleficent Scarf: wool dyed by Wool Therapy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/wooltherapy

3. Somebody to Love

Created by ElsieB Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreatedbyElsieB

Created by ElsieB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/CreatedByElsieB

 

*Base Camp – begins 11:49

Tour de Fleece Selections

A selection from FatCatKnits, mostly One of A Kinds:

http://stores.fatcatknits.com/batts/

And at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FatCatKnits

 

*Carving Out Time – begins 15:29

1. Scrapbooking

2. Catch Up and Stay Up on Shownotes – grrrr…..

 

*Ducks in a Row – begins 17:16

Creating You Household Chores List

  1. If you are unsure what chores you need to do, use the internet or pinterest to get some lists to start with.
  2. As you look at and begin working through the lists, consider and make notes of what chores you need to think about daily, weekly, every other week, and monthly.
  3. Refine the list over a month or two as you work through it – see what you really need to do frequently and what you don’t.
  4. Check daily, weekly, and monthly the chores on your list! If it doesn’t need to be done – skip it! If it does, just do it and be done with it!

 

*Gamerly News – begins 26:00

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BoardGameGeek: http://boardgamegeek.com/

10x10in2014 Challenge: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/166160/item/2995624#item2995624

 

Kickstarter

Reading Rainbow: https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kickstarter.com%2Fprojects%2Freadingrainbow%2Fbring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh%3Fref%3Dusers&h=LAQGMx2rU

Harbour: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaelmindes/harbour-master-markets-in-a-fantasy-port

Scrapyard Empire: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/galliantgames/scrapyard-empire-strategic-card-game-for-one-to-fo

Featured Game:

There is no featured game this week, but I do tease about a few:

Courtier: http://www.amazon.com/Courtier-Alderac-Entertainment-Group-Board/dp/B00AF40FOM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Lords of Waterdeep: http://www.amazon.com/Lords-Waterdeep-Dungeons-Dragons-Board/dp/0786959916

Hot Tin Roof: http://www.amazon.com/Board-Games-Mayfair-MFG4132-Roof/dp/B00K8TYOSC

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Episode 008: Bewilderbeast, or A Quick Update

I got the entire podcast edited and up in one day! It is a first.

This episode is a quick uddate, a bit of talk about How To Train Your Dragon 2, John Scalzi’s Redshirts, Ducks in a Row, and Apples to Apples.

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Fiber & Dice Episode 008: Bewilderbeast, or A Quick Check In

All. The. Contacts.

Fiber & Dice Podcast on Libsyn (click the little grey “POD” to watch): http://fiberanddice.libsyn.com/

Fiber & Dice Podcast on iTunes: search for fiberanddice

EngineersFalcon on Instagram: http://instagram.com/engineersfalcon

EngineersFaclon on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/EngineersFalcon

Bluebonnet Fibers / Fiber and Dice Podcast Group on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/fiber–dice-podcast—bluebonnet-fibers

Fiber & Dice Podcast on iTunes: search for fiberanddice

Blog: https://bluebonnetfibers.com/

To find me on Downcast search: fiberanddice

Bluebonnet Fibers Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/BluebonnetFibers

 

*Mountain of Conquered Things! –begins at 3:52

Robin Redbreast on the Wheel

FatCatKnits Robin Redbreast: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/robin-redbreast-1/

Hops and Hanks Podcast: http://hopsandhanks.wordpress.com/

Pansies Fiber

FatCatKnits Pansies: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/pansies-1/

Dragon Mitts: for the Geeklings for How to Train Your Dragon 2, my own pattern, Patton’s Metallic Yarn

Redshirts: by John Scalzi (15:30)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Redshirts-A-Novel-Three-Codas/dp/0765334798

Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Redshirts-Audiobook/B007SP2LPM

 

*Climbing the Mountain – begins at 7:50

Somebody to Love

Created by ElsieB Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreatedbyElsieB

Created by ElsieB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/CreatedByElsieB

 

*Base Camp – begins 9:39

Ocean Forest Fiber

Created by ElsieB Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreatedbyElsieB

Created by ElsieB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/CreatedByElsieB

Joy Batt

One of a Kind Batt made by Ginny of FatCatKnits: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/batts/

 

*Ducks in a Row – begins 11:20

Using the Photo Galleries on your phone to organize and remember things

  1. Use dropbox to coordinate your pictures from different devices
  2. Take pictures of things you need/want to remember and make galleries in your phone to keep them organized. I have galleries for:
    Fiber/Yarn/Shop
    Dr. Appointments, Hair Appointments, Prescriptions
    Books I Have Finished (one gallery per year)
    Books, games, etc I want to purchase at some point
    Haircuts I love
    Haircuts I hate

*Happy Place – begins 18:05

How to Train Your Dragon 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9a4PvzlqoQ

Baby (mini) Bewilderbeast:

http://www.amazon.com/Dreamworks-Dragons-Defenders-Berk-Bewilderbeast/dp/B00DH2LLPQ/ref=pd_sim_t_16?ie=UTF8&refRID=0E0TQE5TXJKV42P6R7G0

Softlips Lip Balm Vanilla Bean Cube: http://www.amazon.com/Softlips-Cube-Vanilla-Bean/dp/B00J2HSNQK/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1404094820&sr=1-1&keywords=softlips+lip+balm+cube

 

*Carving Out Time – begins 15:36

1. Reading

Bluebonnet Award Nominees 2014-15: http://www.txla.org/TBA-nominees

List of All Newbery Awards (past and present, honors and Gold):

 http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal

2. Maleficent Scarf: wool dyed by Wool Therapy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/wooltherapy

3. Socks for Ten

Pattern:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/socks-for-ten-doctor-who-inspired-socks 

Geeky Girls Knit Podcast: http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

Yarn vs Zombies (dyer of the yarn): http://yarnvszombies.bigcartel.com/

 

*Gamerly News – begins 23:00

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BoardGameGeek: http://boardgamegeek.com/

10x10in2014 Challenge: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/166160/item/2995624#item2995624

 

Featured Game – Apples to Apples – Starts at 25:00

Apples to Apples:  http://www.amazon.com/Apples-Party-Box-Combinations-Edition/dp/B00112CHCK

Apples to Apples Jr: http://www.amazon.com/Apples-Junior-Game-Crazy-Combinations/dp/B00112CHD4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1404095386&sr=1-1&keywords=apples+to+apples+junior

Apples to Apples Disney: http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Apples-Card-Game/dp/B00H5HU9E8/ref=pd_sim_t_22?ie=UTF8&refRID=0257Y0VJ2Q3S8FPWBXH5 

Episode 007: In Which My Husband Helps Out

Charles joins me for “Ducks in a Row”.

Featured game: Guillotine

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Fiber & Dice Episode 007: In Which my Husband Helps Out

All. The. Contacts.

Fiber & Dice Podcast on Libsyn (click the little grey “POD” to watch): http://fiberanddice.libsyn.com/

Fiber & Dice Podcast on iTunes: search for fiberanddice

EngineersFalcon on Instagram: http://instagram.com/engineersfalcon

EngineersFaclon on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/EngineersFalcon

Bluebonnet Fibers / Fiber and Dice Podcast Group on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/fiber–dice-podcast—bluebonnet-fibers

Fiber & Dice Podcast on iTunes: search for fiberanddice

Blog: https://bluebonnetfibers.com/

To find me on Downcast search: fiberanddice

Bluebonnet Fibers Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/BluebonnetFibers

 

*Mountain of Conquered Things! –begins at 2:09

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman: http://www.amazon.com/Fortunately-Milk-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0062224077

Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud: http://www.amazon.com/Lockwood-Screaming-Staircase-Jonathan-Stroud/dp/1423164911/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402369734&sr=1-1&keywords=lockwood+and+co

On Audible:   http://www.audible.com/pd/Kids/Lockwood-Co-The-Screaming-Staircase-Book-1-Audiobook/B00EFEWIZW/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1402370436&sr=1-1

Maleficent Mitts and Scarf: wool dyed by Wool Therapy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/wooltherapy

Maleficent Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-XO4XiRop0&feature=kp

Dragonfly Batts – Light and Dark

One of a Kind Batts made by Ginny of FatCatKnits: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/batts/

Princess Party (one of a kind) on the Wheel

FatCatKnits One of Kind in Shop and on Etsy: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/ooak-limited-edition/ and https://www.etsy.com/shop/FatCatKnits

Grotto

FatCatKnits Grotto: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/grotto-1/

 

*Climbing the Mountain – begins at 10:50

Maleficent Mitts and Scarf: wool dyed by Wool Therapy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/wooltherapy

Robin Redbreast on the Wheel

FatCatKnits Robin Redbreast: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/robin-redbreast-1/

Hops and Hanks Podcast: http://hopsandhanks.wordpress.com/

 

*Base Camp – begins 13:13

Socks for Ten

Pattern:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/socks-for-ten-doctor-who-inspired-socks 

Geeky Girls Knit Podcast: http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

Yarn vs Zombies (dyer of the yarn): http://yarnvszombies.bigcartel.com/

Pansies Fiber

FatCatKnits Pansies: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/pansies-1/

Ocean Forest Fiber

Created by ElsieB Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreatedbyElsieB

Created by ElsieB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/CreatedByElsieB

 

*Carving Out Time – begins 15:36

Game Every Night

Mt. Everest

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org

Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/

READ READ READ READ!  – fiction & nonfiction

Geeky Girls Knit Crafty Photo A Day Challenge

List can be found in show notes on their blog, join on Instagram with #GGKCraftyPAD

Geeky Girls Knit Podcast: http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

*Ducks in a Row – begins 21:20

Unpacking New Games

Seasons: http://www.amazon.com/Asmodee-SEAS01USASM-Seasons/dp/B008A2BA90

  1. Buy a variety of sizes of craft bags
  2. Punch out pieces carefully, punch from the front
  3. Put the cardboard sheets from the punching out under the insert in the box so it retains the same level as snugness as it did before.
  4. Shake the box around to make sure pieces stay put, if not, bag them.
  5. On games that are hard to pack back up, use return address labels on the craft bags to know what to pack back where
  6. Use the internet if you are unsure how a game goes back in the box.

 

*Gamerly News – begins 32:35

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BoardGameGeek: http://boardgamegeek.com/

10x10in2014 Challenge: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/166160/item/2995624#item2995624

Lord of the Rings Living Card Game (LCG): http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Of-The-Rings-Card/dp/1589949811  

Firefly the Game: http://www.amazon.com/Gale-Force-9-GF9-FIRE001-Firefly/dp/0992251656 (on sale at time of posting reg 49.99, now 35.00)

 

Kickstarter

Reading Rainbow: https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kickstarter.com%2Fprojects%2Freadingrainbow%2Fbring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh%3Fref%3Dusers&h=LAQGMx2rU

Munchkin Bricks: https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kickstarter.com%2Fprojects%2Fcrazybricks%2Fmunchkin-bricks-accessories-for-your-miniature-fig%3Fref%3Dusers&h=LAQGMx2rU

KnitPrints: https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kickstarter.com%2Fprojects%2Fguslerdesign%2Fknitprints%3Fref%3Dusers&h=LAQGMx2rU

Air Rocket Launchers: (may or may back this one): https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kickstarter.com%2Fprojects%2F1428780902%2Flaunch-something-air-rocket-toys-from-airrocketwor%3Fref%3Dusers&h=LAQGMx2rU

 

Featured Game – Guillotine

Guillotine

On Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Wizards-of-the-Coast-5510919/dp/B000ARTT7S

Episode 006: PBS Kids

fiber and diceThis podcast is almost a week old. We had all the dramaz getting it edited and uploaded. Featured game is Dominion. Thank you so much for your patience – I hope it was worth the wait.

Check out this episode!

Fiber & Dice Episode 006: PBS Kids ShowNotes

All. The. Contacts.

Fiber & Dice Podcast on Libsyn (click the little grey “POD” to watch): http://fiberanddice.libsyn.com/

Fiber & Dice Podcast on iTunes: search for fiberanddice

EngineersFalcon on Instagram: http://instagram.com/engineersfalcon

EngineersFaclon on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/EngineersFalcon

Bluebonnet Fibers / Fiber and Dice Podcast Group on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/fiber–dice-podcast—bluebonnet-fibers

Fiber & Dice Podcast on iTunes: search for fiberanddice

Blog: https://bluebonnetfibers.com/

To find me on Downcast search: fiberanddice

Bluebonnet Fibers Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/BluebonnetFibers

 

*In My Hands/Climbing the Mountain – begins at 2:45

Dragonfly Batt

One of a Kind Batt made by Ginny of FatCatKnits: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/batts/

Socks for Ten

Pattern:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/socks-for-ten-doctor-who-inspired-socks 

Geeky Girls Knit Podcast: http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

Yarn vs Zombies (dyer of the yarn): http://yarnvszombies.bigcartel.com/

 

*Base Camp – begins 6:29

Robin Redbreast on the Wheel

FatCatKnits Robin Redbreast: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/robin-redbreast-1/

Pansies on the Wheel

FatCatKnits Pansies: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/pansies-1/

Princess Party (one of a kind) on the Wheel

FatCatKnits One of Kind in Shop and on Etsy: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/ooak-limited-edition/ and https://www.etsy.com/shop/FatCatKnits

 

*Mountain of Conquered Things! – begins at 8:41

Maleficent Yarn: https://www.etsy.com/shop/wooltherapy

Maleficent Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-XO4XiRop0&feature=kp

Dark Dragonfly Art Batt:  http://stores.fatcatknits.com/batts/

Don’t Blink: 100% Polwarth http://stores.fatcatknits.com/

 

*Happy Place – begins 21:03

Step into Arthur’s World: http://pbskids.sproutonline.me:8080/arthur/parentsteachers/events/list.html

Alamo Drafthouse where we went to the Clue Quote Along: https://drafthouse.com

Sherlock Homes Pillow: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1545/

Reading Rainbow iPad App: http://www.readingrainbow.com/

 

*Carving Out Time – begins 18:40

Keep Up with my Pictures – make some choices

Get Ready for Mt. Everest in June

READ READ READ READ!  – fiction & nonfiction

Geeky Girls Knit Crafty Photo A Day Challenge

List can be found in show notes on their blog, join on Instagram with #GGKCraftyPAD

Geeky Girls Knit Podcast: http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

 

*Gamerly News – begins

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BoardGameGeek: http://boardgamegeek.com/

10x10in2014 Challenge: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/166160/item/2995624#item2995624

Forbidden Desert: http://www.amazon.com/Gamewright-415-Forbidden-Desert-Board/dp/B00B4ECHJI/ref=pd_sim_t_83?ie=UTF8&refRID=0NDDJC1YTXAYWHVFTG6T

Mansions of Madness: http://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Flight-Games-MAD01-Mansions/dp/1616610158

Legendary: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FUpper-Deck-Legendary-Marvel-Building%2Fdp%2FB00A4KHEK0&h=LAQGMx2rU

Fantastic Four Expansion: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FLegendary-Marvel-Building-Fantastic-Expansion%2Fdp%2FB00E6K8CUA%2Fref%3Dpd_bxgy_t_img_z&h=LAQGMx2rU

 

Kickstarter

Reading Rainbow: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh

Code Monkey Island: (closed, but link for more info) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rajsidhu/code-monkey-island-making-programming-childs-play

Munchkin Bricks: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crazybricks/munchkin-bricks-accessories-for-your-miniature-fig

KnitPrints: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/guslerdesign/knitprints

12 Realms Miniatures Game: (not backing, but interesting): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magecompany/12-realms

Air Rocket Launchers: (may or may back this one): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1428780902/launch-something-air-rocket-toys-from-airrocketwor

 

Featured Game – Dominion – Starts at 28:25

Dominion

On Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG370-Dominion/dp/B001JQY6K4

Base Cards only: http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG-471/dp/B007MKLX84/ref=pd_sim_t_15?ie=UTF8&refRID=0NDDJC1YTXAYWHVFTG6T

Intrigue Expansion: http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG390-Dominion/dp/B002GJMOUC/ref=pd_sim_t_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1RX63CQJCWS7XGVD9B85

Prosperity Expansion: http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG422-Dominion/dp/B003YXZB22/ref=pd_sim_t_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1E8DAJGGYVFF0PMHREXY

Dark Ages Expansion: http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-481RIO-Expansion/dp/B008GRI010/ref=pd_sim_t_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0HGE3JHZMR159J43P6RX

Cornucopia Expansion: http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-446RGG-Dominion/dp/B004N3CRQA/ref=pd_sim_t_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=1T4W4PSWB09BK0GG4VJV

Seaside Expansion: http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG404-Dominion/dp/B002THXRWK/ref=pd_sim_t_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1VK4aJB13H2JAY4GP00RN

Hinterlands Expansion: http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG404-Dominion/dp/B002THXRWK/ref=pd_sim_t_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1VK4JB13H2JAY4GP00RN

Guilds (says board game Amazon but it is not): http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG-496/dp/B00C9T4KM4/ref=pd_sim_t_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=0NDDJC1YTXAYWHVFTG6T

Dominion Alchemy: http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG418-Dominion/dp/B003D3OD4K/ref=pd_sim_t_16?ie=UTF8&refRID=0NDDJC1YTXAYWHVFTG6T