Today’s segments include: noteworthy, drafting, fully drafted, mortarboard moment, and Origins game fair top ten. Let’s knit together!
June personal sock yarn club prize
Podiversary Giveaway #2 Question: What are your five favorite things? Make your list, it can be yarn, books, games or anything you’d like to make a list of! Podiversary Giveaway #3: Really excited about this one! I will make the winner a pair of plain vanilla socks out of self-striping yarn from my stash! Question to answer: what are your favorite colors for self-striping yarn?
Events: SSK is right around the corner!
Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman. For the last SSK KAL. SSK is right around the corner, 6 weeks away! For Nerd Wars Nerdology category, where we are crafting something inspired by a form of transportation that does not use fossil fuels. I am inspired by walking! I walk to work and all kinds of other places I go.
Into the Whirled Correidale in the Colorway Children of Time
For the personal sock yarn club KAL:
Vanilla socks in Ladybug Fiber Company Self-striping colorway Purple Anemone on size 1/2.25mm signature needles. All of this traveling and all I have finished is a pair of vanilla socks! They’re cute at least.
Mortarboard Moment: Gaming/Not Your Mama’s Gamer Podcast
Press X to Teach Workshop: lots of readings, assignments, and games to play
Not Your Mama’s Gamer podcast: A podcast about gaming from a feminist perspective. They won an award! I’m also really enjoying listening to the podcast. Samantha Blackmon is also a knitter. They discuss games they’re playing, books they’re reading about games, and their issue of the week segment: men doing feminism. I love this. I don’t play as many video games as board games, but I am still in the minority at conventions as a woman. Why are there less women playing games than men playing games? Why are there less men knitting than women knitting?
I have already starting to teach board games in my Intro to Professional Writing class as I have a unit where students play board games by reading the rules and then rewrite the rules for their assignment. In my Interactive Media class, I taught an Alternate Reality Game for the first time, where students design a game for someone else to play. I play some video games, but only occasionally. Since I have less of a board gaming community now I am playing more video games.
Things I’m thinking about after this conference:
1. Incorporating an analysis of video game visuals in my visual literacy class next spring
2. Assigning students to play a game and analyze it as part of my Interactive Media course
3. Assigning students to play a game and analyze it as part of first year composition: off the rails!
4. Having a game club group like having a book club group! All playing the same game and then getting together and discussing it.
5. Reading more about gaming
Origins Top Ten
1. Bora Bora
2. Eminent Domain
5. Knitting meetup
6. Credit Mobilier
9. Baltimore and Ohio
10. Via Appia
Wherever you travel, bring your knitting along, and engage your creative process!