Episode 275: Wool at 41:03

Remember how I said I hadn’t watched the Queer Eye Japan episodes critically yet? Here is a great article to read alongside your viewing: My Culture is Not Your Toy: A Gay Japanese Man’s Perspective on Queer Eye Japan

It highlights many issues with the show’s oversimplification of the Japanese culture. “While viewing, I understand that the lens created for me is a primarily white western one. While it is likely asking too much of a single show to present such a deeply nuanced picture of any one person’s existence in less than an hour, this article points out places where they could have done better, not only for the folks they are working with but the audience as well.

My focus for today’s thoughts is this quote:

“Expressing love primarily through touch and verbal affirmation is largely a western concept. In many Asian cultures, family members often show their love through acts of service. “I love you” appears as cooked meals, taking care of errands, and buying thoughtful gifts. By blaming the issues between Kae and her mom on Japanese cultural norms, the show further reinforces the toxic belief that the Japanese way of showing affection is incorrect. Growing up, my family never said, “I love you,” but I never felt the lack of love. They sacrificed their energy for me, fed me, clothed me, and showed up for me whenever I needed them the most. Antoni is calculating love in a Japanese context using his western measuring stick and applying western cultures and values wherever he sees a deficit.”

The article is definitely worth reading in its entirety!

Squirrel Support: https://linktr.ee/thefatsqrrl

Works in Progress:

Koro Koro by Olga Buraya-Kefelian in Hedgehog Fibers Merino DK in Film Noir and Construct

A Good Vintage Cardigan by Fran Morgan in Handspun dyed by Hello Yarn, HIpString Buoy, Leading Men Fiber Arts, and MadelineTosh

A Granny Stripe version of Louise Zass-Bangham’s Foolproof using a mashup of Curchmouse Yarn & Teas Half a Granny Square Shawl and Caleisha Ryan’sJust Feel Festive Shawl

Azore by Orlane Sucche in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen

Episode 274: Happy Pants Dance

Squirrel Support: https://linktr.ee/thefatsqrrl

The Next Question Season 1: https://www.tnqshow.com/season-1

Austin Channing Brown: http://austinchanning.com/

Rachel Cargle: https://www.rachelcargle.com/

Maya Schenwar: https://www.mayaschenwar.com/

Works in Progress:

A Good Vintage Cardigan by Fran Morgan in Handspun dyed by Hello Yarn, HIpString Buoy, Leading Men Fiber Arts, and MadelineTosh

A Granny Stripe version of Louise Zass-Bangham’s Foolproof using a mashup of Curchmouse Yarn & Teas Half a Granny Square Shawl and Caleisha Ryan’sJust Feel Festive Shawl

Azore by Orlane Sucche in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen

 

Episode 273: I Contain Multitudes (of contradictions)

Squirrel Support: https://linktr.ee/thefatsqrrl

Call Your Girlfriend’s interview with Mariame Kaba in Police Abolition: https://www.callyourgirlfriend.com/episodes/2020/06/05/police-abolition-mariame-kaba

Jelly Rainbow Quilt: https://my.modafabrics.comravelry.com/patterns/library/just-feel-festive-shawl/sites/default/files/fp_rss_ps_jelly-rainbow.pdf

Works in Progress:

A Good Vintage Cardigan by Fran Morgan in Handspun dyed by Hello Yarn, HIpString Buoy, Leading Men Fiber Arts, and MadelineTosh

A Granny Stripe version of Louise Zass-Bangham’s Foolproof using a mashup of Curchmouse Yarn & Teas Half a Granny Square Shawl and Caleisha Ryan’sJust Feel Festive Shawl

Azore by Orlane Sucche in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen

 

Episode 272

Squirrel Support: https://linktr.ee/thefatsqrrl

Post Carbon Institute’s Free Course: https://www.postcarbon.org/think-resilience-introduction/

Depletion and Abundance: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3445983-depletion-and-abundance

Braiding Sweetgrass and Gathering Moss: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/49921.Robin_Wall_Kimmerer PDF Plotting for pattern printing: https://www.pdfplotting.com/product/bw-pattern-printing/

Muna and Broad, Willandra Pants: https://munaandbroad.com/collections/all

Jelly Rainbow Quilt: https://my.modafabrics.com/sites/default/files/fp_rss_ps_jelly-rainbow.pdf

Finished Objects:

Bubble Hearts Hat by Samantha Troia in BumbleBee Acres Bumble Worsted in Pot o’ Gold, Duchess, and

Dotted Rays by Stephen West in Handspun

Works in Progress:

A Good Vintage Cardigan by Fran Morgan in Handspun dyed by Hello Yarn, HIpString Buoy, Leading Men Fiber Arts, and MadelineTosh

Azore by Orlane Sucche in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen

 

Episode 271: A Right Long Natter

Wool at 29:14

Knitting at 44:37

Finished Object:

Half a Granny Square Shawl by Churchmouse Yarn and Teas in Nomadic Yarns self striping (I forgot to take a pic before I sent it to my Momma)

Pierre by Stephen West in Farmers Daughter, Hedgehog, and Urban Girl Yarns

Works in Progress:

A Good Vintage Cardigan by Fran Morgan in Handspun dyed by Hello Yarn, HIpString Buoy, Leading Men Fiber Arts, and MadelineTosh

Bubble Hearts Hat by Samantha Troia in BumbleBee Acres Bumble Worsted in Pot o’ Gold, Duchess, and

Azore by Orlane Sucche in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen

Dotted Rays by Stephen West in Handspun

Episode 270: Storm Door Chats

Squirrel Support

Masks 4 Humanity

Sashiko Kit from amirisu

Beatrix Potter Granny Cardi by Michelle Belle

Her Blog w/links to YouTube (cardigan is featured in Episode 7 and 8)

Works in Progress:

Bubble Hearts Hat by Samantha Troia in BumbleBee Acres Bumble Worsted in Pot o’ Gold, Duchess, and

Half a Granny Square Shawl by Churchmouse Yarn and Teas in Nomadic Yarns self striping

Pierre by Stephen West in Farmers Daughter, Hedgehog, and Urban Girl Yarns

A Good Vintage Cardigan by Fran Morgan in Handspun dyed by Hello Yarn, HIpString Buoy, Leading Men Fiber Arts, and MadelineTosh

Azore by Orlane Sucche in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen

Dotted Rays by Stephen West in Handspun

 

Episode 268 A Third Episode for the Longest March EVER

Squirrel Support

Finished Objects: 

Sammal by Joji Locatelli in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Hayloft colorway from Espace Tricot

Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach in Kirby Wirby “Old Farm Wtches” with “Nom Nom for Us David” mini

Works in Progress:

Azore by Orlane Sucche in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen

Dotted Rays by Stephen West in Handspun

Projects of the Future:

Broughton Mits by Ysolda Teague

Episode 267

 

Squirrel Support

Finished Objects: 

Sammal by Joji Locatelli in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Hayloft colorway from Espace Tricot

Piper’s Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle in handspun and Beaver Slide Dry Goods

Hakovi Sheli by Sarah Jordan in Handspun by Hey BrownBerry

Works in Progress:

Azore by Orlane Sucche in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen

Games We’re Enjoying:

Quacks of Quedlinburg

Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale

Welcome To

New-to-Us Recipes:

Buttermilk Doughnuts

Yeast-Raised Doughnuts

Episode 266

Squirrel Support

What I’m Wearing:

First Flurries Hat & Headband by Meliabella

Finished Objects: 

Brunstane by Ysolda Teague in Rauma Petter

Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach in La Bien Aimee Merino Singles in Winter Garden and Web’s Southampton held double

Works in Progress:

Sammal by Joji Locatelli in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Hayloft colorway from Espace Tricot

Piper’s Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle in handspun and Beaver Slide Dry Goods

Hakovi Sheli by Sarah Jordan in Handspun by Hey BrownBerry