Stitch Please
Stitch Please
Oct 28, 2020
Cosplay But Make It West Indian
54 min

Find out more about VantaBlackCosplay on Instagram and Twiiter

Vanta was featured in Cosplay Realm Magazine’s September issue for her Articuno cosplay. She made the cape and carnival headdress herself. 

Vanta was also featured on BET for my panel called “Kinks and Curls: ethnic hair in the cosplay community” 

Knitmoregirls's Podcast
Knitmoregirls's Podcast
The Knitmore Girls- Jasmin and Gigi
Muppet Periodontist - Episode 603- The Knitmore Girls
This week's episode is sponsored by: Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn dot TV and use my promo code knitmore. That’s A-C-O-R-N dot T-V, code knitmore to get your first 30 days for free! Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy. When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art? Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off. See the currently available gradients at, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available Have you started your holiday shopping yet? LoLo Body Care has so many great options to stuff those stockings. Shop their signature all-natural moisturizer, the LoLo Body Bar. Or maybe snatch up a LoLo To-Go Bag which includes 8 eco-luscious products inside an organic zippered bag. You'll also want to check out their seasonal scents like Winter Bliss, Spiced Fig and Frankincense and Myrrh. What else is awesome? 5% of all sales this holiday season are going to Habitat for Humanity! Visit today! On the Needles:(0:38) Gigi is knitting on the Pointed Firs shawl out of smokey grey. Jasmin is on the last stripe on her Match and Move shawl. (by Martina Behm #behmalong); knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock. Gigi dug out some sock yarn and started knitting the (RAVELRY LINK) Sashay socks from the Operation Sock Drawer book at Hicklebee's She is knitting them parallel, and has three pattern repeats done, and the heel increases. Jasmin has finished the knitting on her Bandit cardigan, and it is blocking. Gigi is enjoying the (RAVELRY LINK) Excavation, a diagonal fringed scrap blanket. She loves it. Gigi finished knitting a pair of (RAVELRY LINK) Jelly Roll socks, out of leftover yarn from the Xmas socks. She needs labels for the socks. [Link for Sock Labels] Gigi cast on for the (RAVELRY LINK) Make Your Heels Strong socks Jasmin finished with (RAVELRY LINK) her Autumn pullover by Jennifer Wood in LolaBean Yarn Co Garbanzo Bean worsted in “Fuzzy Navel” Jasmin swatched for (RAVELRY LINK) The Betty and Judy Lodge Sweater. She will wear it with her shiny red pants from Modcloth In Stitches:(12:05) Jasmin wore her Windschief hat, the (RAVELRY LINK) Urchin Hat by Julie Gillespie, the (RAVELRY LINK) Sockhead Cowl, the Payne pullover, and Jurek sweater. REX WORE HIS DRAGONFISH SWEATER!!! Gigi wore the (RAVELRY LINK) knitmore cowl and a Knitmore 2.0 cowl and all of the new nightshirts. And socks out of yarn with silk content and sparkly socks. Events:(18:27) The Operation Sock Drawer book was published in October. Call Hicklebees for a PERSONALIZED, SIGNED copy. Lucy Neatby is closing her website by the end of the year, so she can focus on teaching and designing. #Grinchalong2020 will start December 1st Dr Gemma is podcasting again. Cogknitive podcast ! Mother Knows Best:(23:01) When you clean up, you will find what you are missing. The kids like " Outfoxed" When Knitting Attacks: (31:42) Gigi was making tracks on the Sashay socks, and had three repeats done. Knits in Space:(34:26) Watching Star Trek Discovery. Season 3. Amazing costumes. Gigi would like to sew some of them, not for cosplay Reading by the fireplace. Deadwater Fell on AcornTV. Jasmin likes The Mandalorian And Sew On: (39:33) Gigi is taking a virtual tailoring class at Cañada college. She loves not having to commute Gigi started started sewing in fashion fabric. Worked on the button hole pocket. Jasmin makes her first machine sewn buttonhole. Jasmin also sewed a few more masks using the Japanese Sewing Books pattern.
47 min
Knit Picks' Podcast
Knit Picks' Podcast
Knit Picks
Episode 332: Your Favorite Sock Yarns Explained
Today, we're dedicating an entire episode to the subject of sock knitting! Whether you're a seasoned pro and socks are your very favorite thing, or a new knitter contemplating casting on for your very first pair, this episode is for you! Lee and Hannah spend time talking about all of the sock yarns they've developed over the years. Colorful, hardwearing and in a range of lovely fibers, sock yarn is one of our very favorite things to develop behind the scenes. Listen along as they compare and contrast soft Stroll lines with Hawthorne's rugged and complex colorways. You might even discover a new-to-you skein to try! Stacey invites Rosalyn Keys (you may know her as Rozknitz on Instagram) on to the podcast to talk about her PASSION for sock knitting. We met Roz at a knitting trade show years ago and love seeing what she comes up with next. She's one of our favorite super fans and is always the first to snag a skein of new sock yarn to use on her sock knitting machine. Don't know what that is? Stay tuned to find out! Also, Roz was part of the design team that developed the last round of striped Felici colors too! As always, happy knitting! Mentioned in This Episode: Stroll Hawthorne Felici Static Capretta Gloss Fingering Muse Bare Eco Superwash Alpaca Lee's socks in two colorways of Felici held together Lee's socks in Felici & Stroll held together Lee's sweater in Stroll held triple Helpful tutorial for triple-stranding from one yarn ball Sweater Lee knit in Hawthorne held together with Aloft Sweater Lee knit in Hawthorne speckle held double Hat Lee knit in Felici held double and striped between two colorways Cowl Lee knit with Hawthorne held triple striped with Capretta held triple Sock Yarn Celebration Sock Knitting Machine Roz on Ravelry Roz on Instagram Timestamps: 0:00 Welcome with Hannah 1:32 Hannah and Lee talk sock yarn 23:30 Stacey talks to Roz 36:07 Credits
37 min
Sorta Awesome
Sorta Awesome
Meg Tietz
Ep 269 Why are kids SO WEIRD?!
If you are looking for a laugh, there’s nothing quite so funny as thinking back on all the weird things you did as a kid! This week, Meg and Rebekah get nostalgic and laugh a LOT reminiscing about their own childhood weirdness like catching a school bus just to ride down the road and straight-up eating notebook paper. Then they share some funny, funny stories from the Awesomes! Plus something chocolatey and yummy plus highly flattering skinny jeans in Awesome of the Week! SORTA SPICY IS HERE, friends! Introducing the brand new series from Sorta Awesome where Meg, Rebekah, Kelly, and other Awesomes share the stuff you'll never hear on a regular episode. The Sorta Spicy series is exclusively available to our Super Star Awesomes who support us on Patreon. Don't miss out! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: CrateJoy: Get 30% off your first box when you sign up at Amazon Music: Try Amazon Music UNLIMITED free for 30 days at LinkedIn: Go to and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply. Magic Spoon: Go to to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping. First Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES: Meg’s AotW: Democracy Women’s Ab Solution Jegging Rebekah’s AotW: Heavenly Chocolate Butterscotch Chex Mix You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Visit for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
59 min
Gee Thanks, Just Bought It
Gee Thanks, Just Bought It
Forever35/Caroline Moss
Ep 52: Saving $$ and Buying Desks with Bola Sokunbi of Clever Girl Finance
Once upon a time in January 2020 we talked about making this year the year of saving money in a smart way. 2020 had other plans lmao, but you guys, 2021 is still ours! Clever Girl Finance CEO Bola Sukunbi is here to talk about the basics of finance, including some truly jaw-dropping student loan payment facts that made me gasp out loud. She’s also talking about the furniture she’s buying for her kids, and what we can do to make 2021 a better year for savings. (Follow Gee Thanks! on Insta:! I wanna see you there! And on Facebook! GIFT GUIDE ALERT: They are coming out this week! Want them earlier than everyone else? Sign up here: so you don’t miss out! The latest is all about indie books:  Mentioned On This Episode! * Clever Girl Finance: * The Otero Desk (if you find a dupe, let us know!): * Honey: * Digit (use this link and get $5!): * Rakuten: ($40 free when you spend $40) Visit for even more recs and shop the Gee Thanks! Store: As always, reach me at, @geethanksjustboughtitpod on Instagram, or leave me a message at 424-245-0736.    See for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 5 min
How to Decorate
How to Decorate
Ballard Designs
Ep. 171: architect Damian Samora
Our guest this episode is NYC-based architect Damian Samora. Damian studied at the University of Notre Dame and began his career in London before moving to New York and joining the esteemed architectural firm, Ferguson & Shamamian. Ferguson & Shamamian is on the AD100 and has been featured in all of the top design magazines. Damian has designed everything from rustic mountain retreats to historic apartment buildings to large family homes. We discuss why Damian and his firm always work in tandem with an interior designer, the challenges of working within the confines of NYC apartment structures, what to look for when hiring an architect and more. What You’ll Hear on This Episode: Ferguson & Shamamian have a deep-rooted philosophy in designing spaces with interior design at the forefront. NYC apartments are often limited in their structural changes. How Damian and his team confront those challenges to achieve the client’s vision. How Damian works with an interior designer to face challenges like finding sources of light even in tiny apartment hallways and combining two apartments into one. Familiarity is often how people choose their “warm” or comfort in their homes. While being at home more, people are more activity-focused. Things like pools, homework rooms, dual offices, etc., are becoming more popular. So are doors and walls! After living in London, Damian’s design was influenced by parts of the English style like respect for context and uniqueness. How furniture structure can evoke a feeling and affect a mood. Why soundproofing and hiring an acoustician can be so important to the function of your home yet is often overlooked. Damian’s tips on where to spend and save; depending on if it’s your forever home. When looking to hire an architect, Damian recommends finding the firm whose work you like then trusting their referral to the individual architect. It should also be treated as any other relationship. Damian gets most excited when clients want to design around their art collection. Are people still doing screens on their windows? Yes, but Damian recommends being selective and not placing screens on every window. Mentioned In This Episode: Ferguson & Shamamian #FergusonShamamian on Instagram Decorating Dilemma Hi Kate, It’s going to be helpful to think about where your priorities are and then weigh it against what is most cost-effective. Your rangehood and your island carry the most weight in those spaces. So unless you are going to replace them, you have to work with them and not against them. In terms of light fixtures, we would shy away from matching them because they are doing different work. If you want to pull focus to the island, you could try a pot rack light fixture or something linear to give the kitchen some weight. For the breakfast room, we would definitely add a round table. We also like upholstery on the chairs to soften things up (Sunbrella or other performance fabric would be great with kids). Regarding the window treatments, you want them to be sort of “talking” to each other, and this is a great place to bring in some fabric. The backsplash is always hard and right now it’s grabbing too much attention. We would contemplate replacing the countertops to match the backsplash. We all agree that we like the color of your cabinets and painting it another color white won’t do much; the tile is the real problem. We also don’t think you need to paint the rooms; just balance the lighting and the window treatments. The island doesn’t necessarily need to change color either, but the stools should tie more to the value of color of the cabinets. Think of the breakfast room, the kitchen and the family room each as a node that pulls you inward to them. There’s a lot of great space here; don’t be down on yourself and give yourself some time. Good luck and please send us the after photos!
1 hr 9 min
Bad On Paper
Bad On Paper
Grace Atwood & Becca Freeman
Holiday Gifting with Caroline Moss
Welcome to our holiday gift guide episode with Caroline Moss. Caroline is the host of “Gee Thanks, Just Bought it,” a podcast about all things shopping. Her podcast explores the fun things she and her guests have found on the internet, bought, and loved. We are big fans and think you’ll like it too! We talk about what we’re eyeing on Black Friday, plus gift ideas for moms, best friends, kids, and the office secret santa. We hope this episode gives you some great gift ideas (we certainly checked a few people off our list while recording!). Mom or Mother in-law Gift Recs: * The Revlon One Step Volumizer * Barefoot Dreams Cardigan * CBD Bath Soaks from Equilibria or Lord Jones * Four Seasons Hotel Robe * Dr. Bader Face Cream * Night Pillow (use code BOP30 for 30% off in November) * 10 Foot Phone Charger * Mophie Battery Sister or Best Friend Recs: * Olive & June manicure and pedicure full sets * Natori Shangri La Robe and Print Fresh Robes * Byredo Tree house Candle * Le Labo Santal 26 Candle * Brooklyn Candle Company * Maison Louis Marie no. 4 Candle * Diptique Baies Candle * Thymes Candle Fraiser fir * Headspace Meditation Gift Card * Dusen Dusen Towels * Klur Body Oil * Embroidered pillow from Jonathan Adler or Furbish For someone else’s child Gift Recs: * Little piano with microphone * Magnatiles * Squishy light up ball * Gap Kids Leather Jacket * Monica + Andy Christmas pajamas Under $20 secret Santa Gift Recs: * The Lexon Mino * The Luv Scrub * Necessaire eucalyptus body wash * Big Macs and Burgundy Book * The Hyper Chiller * The Delancey Collective Resin coasters and Barrettes (code: GEETHANKS will get you 20% off) More Caroline: * Gee Thanks, Just Bought It Podcast * * Join the Facebook Group * @geethanksjustboughtitpod Instagram: * @skaijoglo * @douglasemhoff * @ronanbouroullec Obsessions: * Dash & Lilly on Netflix * The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix * Cuup Bras * Southern Charm Season 7 What We’re Reading: * Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee * In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren * The Cousins by Karen McManus (out Dec 1) * Ralph Lauren Coffee Table Book * Headliners by Lucy Parker * The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune November Book Club: * Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu Sponsor: * Kassatex: Go to and take 20% off sitewide with code BOP20. * HelloFresh: Go to and use code BOP90 to get $90 off your first box and free shipping! Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
1 hr 8 min
Podcast - 10 Things To Tell You.
Podcast - 10 Things To Tell You.
Ep 91: Mommy Juice Culture and the Sober Mom Squad
This is an important episode. In this conversation with Emily Lynn Paulson and Celeste Yvonne, we’re discussing the prevalence of the “mommy juice” culture, the jokes, memes, and idea that parenthood requires drinking for survival. Both openly sober for years, Emily and Celeste created the Sober Mom Squad, a community created during the COVID-19 pandemic that hosts weekly free virtual meetings to discuss motherhood and our transitions to new family dynamics and homeschooling. In the episode, Emily and Celeste share their (very different) personal stories, and offer tips and thoughts on coping through a pandemic and during the holiday season without using alcohol. Please note: I am not sober. I drink alcohol. But I have also become concerned with the motherhood culture that pushes drinking as a means to deal with anything hard. I originally recorded this episode as a BONUS, but decided it was such an important topic that I wanted it to land in as many ears as possible. What I’m hoping you’ll hear in this conversation with Emily and Yvonne is just an invitation to think about alcohol differently. Find out more about Sober Mom Squad. Follow @SoberMomSquad Find out more about Emily Lynn Paulson Follow @highlightrealrecovery Find out more about Celeste Yvonne Follow @theultimatemomchallenge SPONSORS SKILLSHARE. Go to to get two months of premium membership free RAYCON. Go to for up to 20% off
From the Front Porch
From the Front Porch
The Bookshelf Thomasville
298 || Season's Readings
Annie is joined by one of her favorite members of her family’s kids’ table, Ashley Sherlock. Ashley’s the former events coordinator at The Bookshelf, a frequent From the Front Porch contributor, and a pop culture enthusiast, so she’s the perfect person to talk to about holiday reading and watching.  The books mentioned in today’s episode are available at The Bookshelf: Ten Blind Dates by Ashley Elston The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss Recommended for You by Laura Silverman All About Us by Tom Ellen Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller One Day in December by Josie Silver From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf’s daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today’s episode can be purchased online through our store website,  A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here. Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations.  This week, I’m reading Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson. Ashley’s reading The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. If you liked what you heard on today’s episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you’re so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff’s weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter, follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic, and receive free media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.
36 min
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