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Episode 277

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

Quilting:

Free Paper Piecing Patterns Library: https://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/free-paper-piecing-patterns.html

Perfect Flying Geese by Lee Heinrich: https://freshlypieced.com/2019/09/perfect-flying-geese-units-that-are-quick-accurate-and-no-stress.html

Fabrics used are from Corey Yoder’s Canning Day

Works in Progress:

Botanic Shawl by Stephen West: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/botanic-shawl in Handspun and KnitPicks Chroma, Seahorse

Cellular Shawl by Kra Dulaney https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cellular-shawl in handspun and Quince and Co Chickadee, Bosc colorway

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