Hiatus – we have a lot planned

Welcome to the Fiber & Dice Podcast and Bluebonnet Fibers blog if this is your first time here. If you are back, thank you for returning. I suspect you might be here because you watch the podcast and are going to stick with Charles and I while we are on hiatus from being podcasters. If you aren’t caught up on the podcast this is the perfect time to do that, there are 60 episodes live.

You can find links to all the things: https://bluebonnetfibers.com/about/

Our family is in the process of a handful of changes that are going to happen all at once – the two biggest are switching from 6th grade to 7th grade in our homeschooling and the high probability of a move. We have some less pressing health and work stuff going on too, making the need for a break from podcast for the summer.

We don’t want to lose our connection with our fiber and gaming community though, so here is where to find what all we have going on in June, July, and August.


I am EngineersFalcon on Instagram and Charles is CSGaidin. That is great way to follow what all is going on: new yarn in the shop, games we are playing, my summer knit alongs, blog updates, and a glimps into our “real” lives.


There is a group for both the Fiber & Dice Podcast and the Bluebonnet Fibers shop. The podcast group is well established and I hope to see the summer chatter pick up with the knit alongs. The Bluebonnet Fibers group is just getting into gear, but I will post information about shop updates there. I am also starting a thread of Finished Objects made with my handspun!


About half of the previous podcasts (the most recent) are already on our YouTube channel – Fiber and Dice (shocking right!?). We are also planning to start posting other kinds of videos – unboxing new games, game plays, some of our summer adventures, vlogging, and maybe even some of the videos our kids are making about their favorite hobbies.


I have so many ideas I want to write about here on the blog! And as part of school

Welcome to the Summer of 2016 Hiatus – I think we are going to have a lot of fun.


Fiber & Dice Episode 002: Amusement Parks for Robots

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Fiber & Dice Episode 002: Amusement Parks for Robots

Fiber & Dice Episode 002: Amusement Parks for Robots

You can find me as EngineersFalcon in Instagram and Ravelry. You can find the Ravelry Group by searching the Rav groups for Bluebonnet Fibers or Fiber and Dice podcast

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

Bluebonnet Fibers/Fiber & Dice Blog: http://bluebonnetfibers.com/

Instagram: EngineersFalcon

*In My Hands – begins at 1:36

Simple Skyp Socks

Simple Skyp Socks: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-skyp-socks

Fish Lips Kiss Heel: by Sox Therapist: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel

Sea Scape Orange Polwarth on the Wheel

FatCatKnits SemiSolids: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/semi-solid-stock-colors/

Hermione’s Everyday Socks

Hermione’s Everyday Socks http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hermiones-everyday-socks

Yarn Vs Zombies (Grapefruit Yarn): http://yarnvszombies.bigcartel.com/

Robin Redbreast on the Wheel

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

*Mountain of Conquered Things! – begins at 7:45

Smithereens Ply Party

Smithereens Ply #1 from FatCatKnits: http://stores.fatcatknits.com/smithereens-1/

Combed Top Ply #2 from Paradise Fibers, Camel Colorway: http://www.paradisefibers.com/

Treasure Hunters by James Patterson:

Print: http://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Hunters-James-Patterson/dp/031620756X

Audible http://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Hunters/dp/B00EHKAKF4

*Ducks in a Row – begins 12:00

All. The. Contacts.

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

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

Blog: http://bluebonnetfibers.com/

To find me on Downcast search: fiberanddice

Other Podcasts I mentioned:

Pokemon: The Dex https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yck1xdsbFVw

Disney: Inside the Magic http://www.insidethemagic.net/podcasts/

*Carving Out Time – begins 17:38

Heart Rate Monitor

Polar FT4 http://www.amazon.com/Polar-FT4-Heart-Rate-Monitor/dp/B003AJGN5Y

Brandon Sanderson’s Word of Radiance, Book 2 in the Stormlight Archive

Words of Radiance Book 2: http://www.amazon.com/Words-Radiance-Stormlight-Archive-Book/dp/0765326361

On Audible http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Words-of-Radiance-Audiobook/B00HWF0MHW/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1397328401&sr=1-1

Way of Kings, Book 1: http://www.amazon.com/The-Way-Kings-Stormlight-Archive/dp/0765365278

On Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Way-of-Kings-Audiobook/B003ZWFO7E/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1397328368&sr=1-1

Brandon Sanderson: http://brandonsanderson.com/

*Happy Place – begins 21:03

MoonRover: https://www.etsy.com/shop/moonrover 

Duluth Trading Compnay, Crack Zap It: http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product/crackzapit-skin-stick-97055.aspx

Little Skein in the Big Wool: https://www.etsy.com/shop/littleskein

Gynx Yarn: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gynx

The Dyer’s Notebook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dyers-notebook/id564645778?mt=2

*The Segment About Gaming – begins 26:57


BoardGameGeek: http://boardgamegeek.com/

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

Eldritch Horror: http://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Flight-Games-EH01-Eldritch/dp/1616617667


Catacombs: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/243822264/catacombs-0?ref=users

Of Mice and Lemmings: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108292040/of-mice-and-lemmings-from-scott-almes-and-sprocket?ref=users

Beastie Bash: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8thlevel/beastie-bash-a-card-game-of-mismatched-mischief?ref=users

Clash, Dawn of Steam: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madapegames/clash-dawn-of-steam?ref=users

Bullfrogs: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1152516291/bullfrogs-a-strategy-card-game-of-amphibian-combat?ref=users

Girl Genius Vol 13: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/girlgenius/girl-genius-volume-13-agatha-heterodyne-and-the-sl?ref=users

Uptown Espresso and Gameporium: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bfrgames/uptown-espresso-and-gameporium?ref=users

Among the Stars: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magecompany/among-the-stars?ref=users

Epic Fantasy Soudtracks: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1766442648/epic-fantasy-soundtracks-tabletop-gaming-soundscap?ref=users

Stormy Weather: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1719645886/stormy-weather?ref=users

Featured Game – SteamPark

SteamPark:  http://www.amazon.com/IELLO-I-51123-Steam-Park/dp/B00HLQUETS