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Bethany talks about knitting, theater, geekery, and more!

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Bethany talks about knitting, theater, geekery, and more!

    Episode 51 - Outrageous

    Episode 51 - Outrageous

    Episode 51- Outrageous
    Monday September 30, 2019

    Shout out-Thanks to everyone who messaged to check on me and the podcast.
    Quick Life Update- Math, Graduation, New Nephew
    Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

    Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

    On The Needles:
    Ronan by Andrea Mowry in Neighborhood Fiber Arts Studio Worsted in the Dupont Circle colorway. #myrhineBIPOCsweater
    Morticia shawl by Boo Knits in lace weight yarn from A Hundred Ravens.
    Boneyard by Stephen West in Plymouth Electra Lite in the Gold colorway

    Off The Needles:
    Lullaby baby sweater in yarn from Apple Studios
    Baby Wrap sweater from Churchmouse Yarns in a red and blue from Schmutzerella
    Baby Vertabrae in yarn from Oink Pigment
    Catch and Release sweater in “Random Acts of Kindness” from Amanda’s arts yarn

    In Time Out:
    Frogged the Ninilchik Swoncho


    In Rehearsal/Performance
    I will be stage managing an upcoming production of Camelot. Rehearsals will be starting in November or so.
    I am running spot for a burlesque show in early November.


    Netflix and Knit:
    Doctor Who, Parks and Rec, Friends 25th Anniversary
    Craftivism:
    Craftivst Afternoons will be returning. The coffee shop we were knitting at closed so we need a new location. Does anyone in the Tacoma/Puyallup/Federal Way area have suggestions for locations? Dates and Times?.
    Racism in knitting-
    Listen to the “Social Proofing” episode of Knitmore Girls. Little Skein Anne is kind, holds herself accountable, and is a delight to listen to.
    Sockmatician, Boyland Knits, and all of the things.
    Why is it outrageous? Can’t we fix this?

    Book Club:
    “Ain’t I a Woman” by bell hooks. Wonderful historical perspective.
    Healing Hands:


    Events:


    #myRhineBIPOCsweater is a knitalong hosted by Lady Dye Dyeworks and the Knitmore Girls. I am happily knitting along!
    PNW Yarn Crawl October 4-6, 2019. My sisters, mom, and I will be crawling on Sunday October 6.

    • 36 min
    EPISODE 50- Voice in our fingertips

    EPISODE 50- Voice in our fingertips

    Episode 50- Voice in our fingertips
    Monday January 20, 2019

    Shout out- to Cori who likes to knit blankets and is an academic librarian.
    Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

    Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

    On The Needles:
    Comfy Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry in yarn by Black Trillium Fibers.
    The Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Peggy Jane Fibers in the Dirty Orchid Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles
    Port Gamble Socks by Fairlight Fibers and Swing Left by Megan Williams in White Birch Fiber Arts in the Hell Bent Feminist She-Devil colorway
    Sock Head Hat by Kelly McClure in a pretty yellow from Blissful Knits

    Off The Needles:
    Port Gamble Socks by Fairlight Fibers and Swing Left by Megan Williams in White Birch Fiber Arts in the Hell Bent Feminist She-Devil colorway
    Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles.
    Helm Hat by Stephen West
    Antler Toque by Tin Can Knits
    Fingerless mitts of my own creation
    Six Mini Sweater Ornaments in different Lion Brand Bon Bon Christmas colors
    Sock Head Hat by Kelly McClure

    In Time Out:
    Wonder Woman Sweater using Ann Budd's Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters

    Spinning/Weaving:
    I started the #spin15aday project for the year. At home I am spinning Lorna’s Laces on my Matchless and when I am out and about BLF from Allyn Knit and Spin on my Turtle Made bottom whirl drop spindle.
    I am using 15 minutes as a way to achieve other goals and reflect on my day/year/project/etc.

    In Rehearsal/Performance
    Hamlet is now open with New Muses Theatre Co. at the Dukesbay Theatre in Tacoma. I designed the sound and coordinated the costumes.
    Annie at the 5th Ave. was amazing over the holiday season. Check out Visia Grace!
    The Lion King at the Paramount was also fantastic.

    Netflix and Knit:
    Aquaman, Various Marvel movies and Wonder Woman, Gilmore Girls, and The Office.

    Craftivism:
    Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday March ? from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Bring a project that will create joy, warmth, and comfort for someone in need. Start a group in your area! Ravelry thread.
    Racism in knitting-
    The comments I saw:
    “I don’t see color. I just see people” Is a form of white supremacy.
    “I’m white and I’ve been through x, y, and z.” White privilege doesn’t protect you from all the evils of the world. It’s not magic.
    “I just want to knit and not get involved or have my bubble burst.” That is white privilege.
    “Explorations in Diversity.” And the question from my class.
    “Me and White Supremacy Workbook” by Layla F. Saad.
    Blackish
    Use the voice we have in our fingertips, show up, but realize its not about you and just listen.

    Book Club:
    Spiral Dance by Starhawk
    Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton
    1978/79 run of Ms. Marvel
    2014/15 run of Captain Marvel (Both were read on Marvel Unlimited)
    Healing Hands:
    I have completed my Ashiatsu Certification. I am running a special at my studio, Bodywork By Bethany, in Puyallup.

    Contests:
    Just Vote! Post a picture of you voting in the Ravelry thread or by using #bskpjustvote on Instagram. If you are doing extra (volunteering at the polling station, driving people to and from polling, hosting a voting party, etc) to get the vote post another picture to get another entry. Winners get a skein of “Ravelry Gone Wild” from Fancy Image Yarn.
    The WINNER IS: post #3, nikitu...

    • 45 min
    Episode 49-The Witching Hour

    Episode 49-The Witching Hour

    Episode 49- The Witching Hour
    Wednesday October 31,2018

    Shout out- None this week
    Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

    Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

    On The Needles:
    Tegna top by Caitlin Hunter in Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in color A9452 Candombe
    The second Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles
    Port Gamble Socks by Fairlight Fibers and Swing Left by Megan Williams in White Birch Fiber Arts in the Hell Bent Feminist She-Devil colorway

    In Time Out:
    Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles. Not happy with the toe.
    Paris in Berlin by Joji Locatelli in Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi fingering, 65% silk, 35% baby camel, in the Valhalla colorway- sent to me by Bijou Basin to review. Screwed up the pattern. Not sure if it will be redone or made into a new project.
    Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure with Knitted Wit Love Is Love DK base. Gonna frog it.

    Spinning/Weaving:
    Started weaving my new project. It’s making slow progress.
    Some spinning but not a lot.

    A Review!
    Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi fingering, 65% silk, 35% baby camel, in the Valhalla colorway- sent to me by Bijou Basin to review
    Love the yarn! The package also came with a pattern, some to-do list note pads, and a sticker.
    I highly recommend this yarn!

    In Rehearsal/Performance
    Saw “On Your Feet” at the Paramount

    Netflix and Knit:
    Doctor Who, The West Wing, A Star is Born, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Women and Spirituality- The Goddess Trilogy

    Craftivism:
    Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Bring a project that will create joy, warmth, and comfort for someone in need. Start a group in your area! Ravelry thread.
    The US mid-term elections are in less then a week. VOTE!
    Use social media with discretion. Beware of bias and echo chambers.
    Make something that makes the world a little brighter.

    Book Club:
    Spiral Dance by Starhawk

    Contests:
    Just Vote! Post a picture of you voting in the Ravelry thread or by using #bskpjustvote on Instagram. If you are doing extra (volunteering at the polling station, driving people to and from polling, hosting a voting party, etc) to get the vote post another picture to get another entry. Winners get a skein of “Ravelry Gone Wild” from Fancy Image Yarn. Winner will be randomly selected on November 12

    Events:
    Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 and Sunday December 2 from 2-4 pm. Location 115 West Meeker.
    Madrona in Tacoma, Wa Feb. 14-17, 2019
    Stitches West in Santa Clara, Ca. Feb. 21-24, 2019

    • 30 min
    Episode 48- Tolerance

    Episode 48- Tolerance

    Episode 48- Tolerance
    Monday October 15,2018

    Shout out- None this week
    Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

    Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

    On The Needles:
    Paris in Berlin by Joji Locatelli in Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi fingering, 65% silk, 35% baby camel, in the Valhalla colorway- sent to me by Bijou Basin to review
    Tegna top by Caitlin Hunter in Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in color A9452 Candombe
    Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles
    Port Gamble Socks by Fairlight Fibers and Swing Left by Megan Williams in White Birch Fiber Arts in the Hell Bent Feminist She-Devil colorway

    In Time Out:
    Swing Left sock the first attempt was too small and not happy.
    Tegna, didn’t read the chart and had to rip back some.

    Spinning/Weaving:
    Finished the weaving project that I started at the weaving basics class at the Nifty Knitter Yarn Shop. The yarn is Malabrio
    Warped a new project. Haven’t gotten further than that.

    Netflix and Knit:
    Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, The West Wing, Saturday Night Live, Doctor Who
    Witchy Sunday featuring- Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus, and a few episodes of Charmed

    Craftivism:
    Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Bring a project that will create joy, warmth, and comfort for someone in need. Start a group in your area! Ravelry thread.
    Tolerance-
    “the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.” - Google
    Knitmore Girls Podcast "Heart of Intersectionality" Episode
    Internet tips-
    Delete the Facebook app from the phone
    Use the unfollow button
    Knit something

    Book Club:
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, mainly on Audible

    Contests:
    Just Vote! Post a picture of you voting. If you are doing extra (volunteering at the polling station, driving people to and from polling, hosting a voting party, etc) to get the vote post another picture to get another entry. Winners get a skein of “Ravelry Gone Wild” from Fancy Image Yarn. Winner will be randomly selected on November 12

    Events:
    Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 from 2-4 pm. Location 115 West Meeker.
    Madrona in Tacoma, Wa Feb. 14-17, 2019
    Stitches West in Santa Clara, Ca. Feb. 21-24, 2019

    • 33 min
    BSKP Episode 47

    BSKP Episode 47

    Episode 47
    Monday October 8,2018

    Shout out- None this week
    Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

    Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

    On The Needles:
    Paris in Berlin by Joji Locatelli in Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi fingering, 65% silk, 35% baby camel, in the Valhalla colorway- sent to me by Bijou Basin to review
    Dotted Rays by Stephen West in the Marriage Equality Gradient (not currently available) from Neighborhood Fiber Co.
    A Knitted Knocker in cotton
    The Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson in red, white, and blue sock yarn.
    Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles

    Off The Needles:
    Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Mondim Color 201 100% Non Superwash Portuguese wool

    Spinning/Weaving:
    Finishing a weaving project that I started last week at the weaving basics class at the Nifty Knitter Yarn Shop. The yarn is Malabrigo. Loving the class.

    Netflix and Knit:
    Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, Harry Potter 7.1 and 7.2, 1970s Wonder Woman, Saturday Night Live

    Craftivism:
    Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Bring a project that will create joy, warmth, and comfort for someone in need. Start a group in your area! Ravelry thread.

    Book Club:
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, mainly on Audible

    Yarny Adventures:
    Craftivist Afternoon! Great start to the events!

    Events:
    Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 from 2-4 pm. Location 115 West Meeker.
    Madrona in Tacoma, Wa Feb. 14-17, 2019
    Stitches West in Santa Clara, Ca. Feb. 21-24, 2019

    • 26 min
    Episode 46- A Special Guest!

    Episode 46- A Special Guest!

    Episode 46- A Special Guest!
    Monday October 1, 2018

    Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

    Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

    On The Needles:
    Nakia's Infinity Wrap/Scarf, kit from Jimmy Beans Wool
    Paris in Berlin by Joji Locatelli in Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi fingering, 65% silk, 35% baby camel, in the Valhalla colorway- sent to me by Bijou Basin to review
    Half a welcome blanket square
    Erinne is working on
    Sherlock Scarf
    Blanket Square

    Off The Needles:
    Sock Head Cowl by Kelly McClure in Mountain Colors Yarns in the Lady Slipper Colorway
    One blanket square for my welcome blanket

    In Time Out:
    Erinne frogged a cowl that she twisted when joining.

    Spinning/Weaving:
    New Schact Matchless- I did some spinning. Still using the Kraemer roving
    Finished a weaving project that has been on the loom for a while in prep for a weaving basics class we are taking this week

    A Review!
    Mountain Colors Yarns in the Lady Slipper Colorway
    Fiber content: 53% Superwash Merino, 17% domestic wool, 17% slk, 13% nylon
    450 yards in each 100g skein

    In Rehearsal/Performance
    Erinne with be performing in Scrooge at Tacoma Little Theater this coming holiday season.

    Netflix and Knit:
    Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, Harry Potter 1-6
    Erinne has been watching Daria on Hulu

    Craftivism:
    Starting a knitting club for the Oasis Youth Center. Looking for donations of yarn, and circular and dpns in US 7, 8, and 9s. First meeting went great!
    Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.

    Book Club:
    Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, mainly on Audible
    Erinne is reading The Magic Misfts by Neil Patrick Harris

    Yarny Adventures:
    PNW Yarn Crawl on Sunday was great! Lots of fun with my family and lots of fun seeing the shops and other crawlers.

    Events:
    Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location 115 West Meeker. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.
    Madrona in Tacoma, Wa President’s Day weekend 2019
    Stitches West in Santa Clara, the last weekend in Feb. 2019

    • 27 min

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