Episode 028: Negative Progress Socks

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Fiber & Dice Episode 28: Spinning, Knitting, Prize Giveaway, Challenge, Book

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This week I have some spinning progress, I talk about my knitting, including the sock that doesn’t want to get made, talk about a book I finished, announce the January #fiberanddice winner, announce a new prize, and review and update the 2015 challenge rules.

All. The. Contacts.

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Fiber & Dice Podcast on iTunes: search for fiberanddice

Blog: https://bluebonnetfibers.com/

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Peaks

  1. Designing a children’s board game!

Pitfalls

  1. Negative progress socks.

Mountain of Conquered Things

  1. Fat Cat Knits London Fog on variegated BFL
  2. Plying with metallic thread, two braids of fiber from Created by Elsie B.
  3. Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines by Kay Gardiner.
  4. Year of Geocaching (EngineersSmiths on Geocaching.com) – 2/52 

Climbing the Mountain

  1. Mines of Moria Hat by KYMaggie with KnitPicks Wool of the Andes yarn (Coal and Garnet Heather)
  2.  Entrelac Scarf with Berroco Vintage and Cascade Souk in Fruit Salad
  3. The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
  4. Discworld The Colour of Magic (Book 1) by Terry Pratchett

 Base Camp

  1. Hermione’s Everyday Sock with Fish Lips Kiss Heel on yarn from Yarn vs Zombies
  2. Model Mermaid – plying with metallic thread, two braids of fiber from Created by Elsie B.
  3. Hermione’s Everyday Sock with Fish Lips Kiss Heel on Monet’s Garden from Cyborg’s Craft Room.

 Ducks in a Row

  1. Organizing ball bands in business card sheets.

Gamerly News

Winner of #FiberAndDice for January – kpposta!

10x10in2015 Tracking Sheet

2x2x12 Tracking Sheet

BGG FAM – Board Game Geek Family Convention over Memorial Day Weekend in Dallas, TX

Challenges

  1. Play 365 games in 2015
  2. Fiber and Dice Challenge – #FiberAndDice
    • Join the Fiber & Dice Ravelry Group – you must be a member of the group to win.
    • Introduce yourself on the Fiber and Dice Instagram Challenge thread, tell us your Instagram handle (and your real name if you would like). Post a picture of your game shelf if you would like! (We call these Shelfies).
    • Post pictures to Instagram when you knit and game at the same time.
    • Add the hashtag #FiberAndDice (You may double or triple tag photos if they qualify for my other challenges).
    • Drawing is monthly for a $6 or less pattern on Ravelry
    • End of Year Drawing – Handspun Fiber from Bluebonnet Fibers (we will draw from all entries from this year including those that have won each month)
  3. 2x2x12 Challenge – #FiberAndDice2x2
    • Join the Fiber & Dice Ravelry Group you must be a member of the group to win.
    • Introduce yourself on the 2x2x12 Gaming Instagram Challenge thread, tell us your Instagram handle (and your real name if you would like) and let us know what games you are playing (this can be done in the same post, edited month by month).
    • Play both those games twice that month.
    • Post a photo of gameplay to Instagram.
    • Add the hashtag #FiberAndDice2x2 (You may double and triple hashtag these photos with my other gaming challenges if they meet the requirements.)
    • It is not necessary to complete the challenge to be eligible. Every hashtagged photo is one entry.
    • We will draw at the end of the year for one winner of $30 in games from Amazon.
    • This was borrowed from Billi and Nikki Ebright’s challenge on Board Game Geek. Feel free to enter in both places if you’d like to. (Note that their rules for prizes vary from mine.) http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/182868/2015-gaming-challenge-2-x-2-x-12-get-em-table-chal
  4. 10×10 in 2015 Challenge – #FiberAndDice10x10
    • Join the Fiber and Dice Ravelry Group  – you must be a member of the group to win.
    • Introduce yourself in the 10x10x2015 Gaming Instagram Challenge thread, tell us your Instagram handle (and your real name if you would like) and let us know what 10 games you are going to play 10 times each this year.
    • Post a photo of each gameplay to Instagram.
    • Add the hashtag #FiberAndDice10x10
    • It is not necessary to complete the challenge to be eligible. Every hashtagged photo is one entry. (You may double and triple hashtag these photos if they are eligible for my other challenges.)
    • We will draw at the end of the year for one winner of $60 in games from Amazon.
    • This was borrowed from Sarah Reed’s challenge on Board Game Geek. Feel free to enter in both places if you’d like to.
    • Note – rules for prizes vary between my challenge and the Board Game Geek challenge

You may win a pattern throughout the year and still be eligible for the Game Prizes at the end.

You may not win both Game Prizes or more than one pattern. I will draw for the 10×10 prize first and then the 2×2 prize.

 

Featured Game: None, but we will be playing Pandemic: The Cure and Sushi Go for 2x2x12 in February.

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