152 The Brief

The dog snored, loudly, through most of this episode. There’s also some intermittent electronic interference because my phone was resting to close to the mic. I can’t really do much about the dog snoring, he’s too cute to scold, but the phone thing was a total cock up on my part. Mea culpa.

Highly recommended: the Craftsy class, Pattern Making + Design, taught by Suzy Furrer. (Edit: NOT recommended! The pants drafted using the method detailed in this class were a joke. I couldn’t bend my knees. Enough said?)

I’m still undecided on bind off for the canyon colours scarf, but the How-To for Jeny Staimen’s Interlock Bind Off is here.

You can read more about shou sugi ban (also known as yakasugi) here.

Birch Ply test tiles. Clockwise from upper left: Shou sugi ban, limed and oiled; shou sugi ban, brushed and oiled; limed and oiled; just oiled.
Loving how the ply takes a routed edge.

Eurovision is nigh! The easiest way to watch live is via eurovision.tv, but you do need a VPN to do so.

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