Friday, June 28, 2013

Yarns of Installments Past

Just revving up for the Wank Along which starts Monday, July 1.  Here are charts of all the Mean Girls colorways so far:

Episode I: The Maiden Voyage 
(Classic Disney Animated Villains)

 06/09 - Aunt Sarah’s Pussies Si & Am from Lady and the Tramp 
 08/09 - Heartless Tart Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland 
 10/09 - Shellfish Bitch Ursula the Sea Witch from Little Mermaid 
 12/09 - Aurora’s HOARealis Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty 
 02/10 - Heart In A Box The Evil Queen from Snow White 
 04/10 - Lucifer’s Mistress Lady Tremaine, the Evil Stepmother from Cinderella

Available from Dizzy Blonde Studios:
Aurora’s HOARealis is now “Barbara - Bottled Eden” (sock)
Lucifer’s Mistress is now “Mae” (DK)

Episode II: Mean Girls Strike Back 
(Movie Witches)
07/10 - Hoar Frost White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia:  Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe 
09/10 - Totally Wicked Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz
11/10 - Run Amok Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus
01/11 - Dictate Hoar Professor Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter Series
03/11 - Baby Melter Queen Bavmorda from Willow 
05/11 - Faery Fart Morgan le Fey from Excaliber

Available from Dizzy Blonde Studios:
Hoar Frost is now “Debbie” (sock)

Episode III: Return of the Hoar 
(Bookish Bints) 
08/11 - HoarCrux Nagini from the Harry Potter Series
10/11 - Road Rage Christine from Stephen King’s Christine 
12/11 - Hoity Toity Lady Catherine De Bourgh from Pride and Prejudice 
02/12 - AmBITCHous Lady MacBeth from MacBeth 
04/12 - Rabble Rouser Madame de Farge from A Tale of Two Cities 
06/12 - MonkeyShines Mrs. Marisa Coulter from His Dark Materials Series 

Pending Available from Dizzy Blonde Studios:
 Road Rage (DK)
 Hoity Toity (sock)

Episode IV: The Manhoar Menace
(Villains from Disney’s Animated Full-Length Features) 
09/12 - Curses! Dr. Facilier/Shadowman from The Princess and the Frog 
11/12 - Hoar’s Yer Buddy? Syndrome from The Incredibles 
01/13 - Alacazam Jackass! Jafar from Aladdin 
03/13 - Baroque’n Hooker Captain Hook from Peter Pan 
05/13 - Pussyfootin’ Scar from Lion King 

Monday, June 24, 2013

WAL: Wank A-Long (KAL/CAL for Hoars)

If you're like me, you have 4 years of MGYC yarn that you've "collected".  So, to help you make room for year 5, we're hosting a KAL/CAL - Whatever Along.  The rules are pretty simple.  Here's the quick low-down.  

  • Dates:  July 1 - August 31, 2013
  • Yarn:  Any of the MGYC club yarn
  • Pattern:  Any pattern your cold, evil little heart desires.  It can be knitting or crochet.  Hell, you can even weave if that's what floats yer boat
  • The project cannot have been started prior to July 1, 2013
  • You can enter as many projects as your idles hands can muster.
  • To be eligible for the prize(s), you must post a picture of the finished project in the appropriate Ravelry Thread.  If it a pair of something, both items must be pictured.  Don't be a-cheatin'.
  • If you're an over-achiever and complete more than one project, make a separate post for each project.
  • There will be a FO thread that is just for pictures of finished items.  No chatter please.
  • There will, however, be a chatter thread for you to wank in and post progress pictures as you go.
  • Please tag your projects with MGYCHAL1.  The "H" is for hoar.
  • You need to be a member of the MGYC Ravelry group to be eligible for the prize(s), however you DO NOT need to be a current member of the current club.  You can be a former MGYC member, or be someone in possession of some MGYC yarn that has been released out into the wild.
  • Prize(s) to be announced when I figure that part out.
I'll post more details, and links in later blog posts.  For now, this should get you started scheming.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Oh Captain, My Captain!

Baroque'n Hooker

Oh, Captain Hook, who would have thought that under that dapper exterior lies the heart and soul of such a wonderfully vicious villain?  Is it your fault a band of rag-tag snot-nosed brats led by a flying imp named Peter Pan harry and harass you and your hard-working crew?  Not only have they turned all of Neverland against you, allying with villainous scum like Pixies and Mermaids, but they have the NERVE to start recruiting from a completely different realm entirely. 

This month's installment is dedicated to you!  100g./4oz. 560 yards of Dizzy Blonde Studios Superwash Sock dyed up in blood red, brazen orchid and deepest black. 

A handmade orange brandy-flavored lolly dipped in milk chocolate, a blood-red stitchmarker and a gorgeous silver clippy bookmark with a hand-felted clock face from Jelby round out the loot!  Yes, my friends, for those who weren't quite sure what that adorable "felted clock thingy" (your words, not mine) was, it's a bookmark.

Pattern Recommendations
Nina's Beaded Scarf by Lana Holden
Faded Lace Mitts by Meg Haines
Miya Shawl by Fatima Lasay
Breezy Shrug by Mimi Alelis
Piquant by Lily Go
Cushion Cover by Pierrot 
Metro Kerchief by Yuliya Tkacheva
Love Me Mary Jane Slipper Socks by Theresa Grant
Tennessee Twister by Daniela Richardson
Henslowe by Beth Kling
Lucille by Courtney Kelley