Sunnydale/Second Visitation Member sign-ups extended

Hey there Scoobs! Since I am going to be busy getting ready for NETA Spa, Knit, and Spin in Freeport, ME and won’t be dyeing up the first installment of our Angel, Season 3 inspired club until on or about the 26th, I convinced Laura to hold sign-ups open until the 24th, so everyone who wants in can get in. Just click on the options on the sidebar, and you’re in!

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A Second Visitation to the Third Calling (Memberships)

Third Calling Memberships are now open…again!

Domestic

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Canada

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International

Just to recap:

Dizzy Color:  Sunnydale is a yarn club inspired by Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel.  Each “Patrol” or “Calling” will be 4 months long, with a 2-month hiatus between each patrol.

The yarn will be approx. 4 oz/110g. of glorious Merino/Cashmere/Nylon sock yarn, and dyed to perfection by either Dizzy Blonde Studios or Mad Color Fiber Arts.

We even include a little something extra:  Stitch/Row marker charms that attach to the charm bracelet from Patrol 5. (Message us if you weren’t a member of patrol 5, but are interested in a bracelet)  And as always, there will be an original pattern designed exclusively for this Patrol by a very talented budding designer.

All this for a mere $134.00, domestic, $144.00 Canadian, and $148.00 for all other international.  This includes shipping for all 4 installments.  What a deal!

For Season 9 aka “Third Calling” we’ll be back in the world of our favorite brooding vamp, and all of the campy vampiness that Angel, Season 3 has to offer!

So just a quick note on how sign-ups are going to work.  Memberships are open now!  There are Paypal buttons at the top of this post as well as in the sidebar.   Just click on the relevant button to reserve your spot.  Make sure you have your current address entered into Paypal and include your Ravelry ID in the “notes” section so we can more easily match you up.

32 member are our target number, however, that’s not a hard number, and we’ve been known to take all comers. Additionally, if you really REALLY want to get in on Third Calling, but can’t swing the full amount up front, please PM me. I’ve been known to be a bit accommodating in the past.  If you’ve already signed up back in December, your spot is secure, so now worries!

First shipment will go out at the end of February, with the last shipment going out in May and the pattern download going out by the middle of June.

Membership sign-ups close on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 29018 so don’t delay.  Join today!

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A message from the PTB…

Hey there Scoobies,

2017 had been a rough one, which left both of us finding ourselves in a bit of a re-organizing pattern as the year drew to a close.

While in the midst of selling her house and moving to temporary quarters with family while house hunting from afar and prepping for a cross-country move, Laura very recently suffered the loss of her beloved father, the funeral was held on December 16th. As for Heather, after a year of many ups and downs and changes both good and bad, she has recently started a second full-time job (second to Mad Color) necessitated by the fact her husband was laid-off a week prior to Thanksgiving. She is still adjusting to her new schedule and work load, and is making adjustments as needed to ensure that all clubs can and will continue.

In light of all of this, we have discussed a change to the Dizzy Color schedule. We are both missing the community interaction that we have not had the time to tend to with this wonderful Sunnydale community, nor have we been able to promote the club as it deserves. It is our desire to delay the 3rd calling, seeing it to begin shipping in February rather than December, with memberships being re-opened today for those who may have missed out on the initial membership drive.

Membership sign-ups will be in the next post as well as over in the side-bar (as soon as we can get the stupid Paypal buttons to work)

Our Sunnydale community is one we both value so very much. It is YOUR club as much as it is ours, and we very much want to be sure that you are happy going forward.

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3rd Calling Memberships are Live!

Memberships are now closed.  thank you!

 

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SYC: Four More With Squealing

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 6.7
“Once More With Feeling”
November 06, 2001

Most Buffy nuts will put this episode at the top of their favorite episode list, and for good reason. Music is almost another character in the BuffyVerse; from guest performers at the Bronze to Giles and his secret passion for rock ballads, to Dingoes Ate My Baby rocking the Bronze and assorted other locations. We got to see bands and single acts on their way up – they swung by Sunnydale on the way to fame (think Cibo Matto, Sarah MacLachlan, Aimee Mann, Michelle Branch).

But then there is this entire episode full of plot-moving, heart-breaking song. It set the standard for other musical episodes, but none, in my ever so humble opinion, pulled it off with as much impact. I loves me some Grey’s Anatomy, and their musical episode was great, but they sang covers. Joss wrote every song for OMWF!

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And the cast surprised us all – except for Anthony Stewart Head, we had no idea that so many of them could carry a tune. Well, some of us might have known that James Marsters had a band, or that Amber Bensen had some pipes, but it was still surprise after shock after revelation. Even Sarah held her own.

Yes, tactfully stepping away from a review of Alyson’s contribution. She knew she sucked, and still was brave enough to croak out a few bars where absolutely necessary.

Who knew Emma Caulfield was a rock goddess?

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When I binge watch Buffy, after so many replays, sometimes it becomes background. I’ll do other things while lending half an ear, and pay attention when I know funny or important bits are coming up. But when the opening credits and music start up for Once More, all other things are cast aside, and I pay attention.

Why? (spoiler alert – but just watch the thing!)

Plot Movements – Tara realizes Willow is losing control. Buffy admits she was in Heaven, not Hell. Giles feels unnecessary, plans to leave. Xander and Anya may need some relationship counseling. Spike and Buffy finally suck face.  And we see Dawn spiraling down into a life of petty crime. Seems like everyone has issues, and no one can talk about them – perfect timing for Sweet’s intervention.

Music – The songs are catchy, singable, and totally support the story lines in play.

Serious Funnies – Bunnies, I want boys now, Xander is Sweet’s Queen, giggles aplenty!

Guest Appearances – Marti Noxon trying to squirm out of a ticket, David Fury picking up his dry cleaning, and the great Hinton Battle as Sweet. That’s some great casting.

Here’s the Squealing Part

Dizzy Color grabs my face and demands attention for the four Club shipments inspired entirely by this single episode. Let’s gloat talk about them, shall we? If those mail delivery folks knew what they had in their hands…

It Must Be Bunnies is 400 yards (113 grams) of SuperWash Merino and Lurex (92/8); two mini cakes of sparkly rock-star glamyarn.

I’ll Never Tell  is 400 yards (100 grams) of SuperWash Merino, Cashmere, and Nylon (80/10/10) in those gorgeous colors of Xander’s and Anya’s jammies. That retro pastiche was both kicky and fashion conscious! Too bad it didn’t take off…

Under Your Spell  is 400 yards (100 grams) of SuperWash Merino, Cashmere, and Nylon (80/10/10) in those gorgeous colors of Tara’s bustier and skirt. All the boys wanted her… neener neener neener!

Walk Through the Fire / Give Me Something to Sing About is 400 yards (100 grams) of SuperWash Merino, Cashmere, and Nylon (80/10/10) in a gorgeous collection of rich blues, deep oranges, and swoony burgundies, the colors of Buffy’s final dance number outfit and that fire she kept complaining about. But if all that whinging led to this colorway, we can deal, right?

And this installment included four twinkly stitch markers hanging on a G Clef charm for your bracelet!

But Wait, There’s More

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Rebecca Conner designed our pattern for the Patrol, the They Got the Mustard Out Shawl.

If you haven’t already checked your Ravelry library for the pattern, it’s there, or the link has been sent to your Inbox.

Some Quotes from Once More with Feeling

Spike: Life’s not a song. Life isn’t bliss, life is just this. It’s living. You’ll get along. The pain that you feel can only heal by living. You have to go on living. So one of us is living.

Mustard Man: They got… the mustard… out!

Willow: We did a whole duet about dueling mushrooms…
Anya: …and we were arguing and then everything rhymed and there were harmonies, and a dance with coconuts.
Willow: …with the couscous.
Xander: It was very disturbing.

DizzyColor Rocks Social Media!

Get ready for the next Patrol – the 3rd Calling is coming soon!

 

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3rd Calling!

 

Where has October gone?  Talk about whooshing by in a flash!  We blinked, and the next thing we know, it’s the middle of November, and well past time to announce the next season of the Sunnydale Yarn club!

Is this is your first time at Dizzy Color’s Sunnydale:  A Buffy/Angel production?  Well, welcome to the Hellmouth.  Where the days are hot, and the vampires are hotter!

Dizzy Blonde Studios and Mad Color Fiber Arts have teamed up to bring you Dizzy Color:  Sunnydale, a yarn club inspired by Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel.  Each “Patrol” or “Calling” will be 4 months long, with a 2-month hiatus between each patrol.

The yarn will be approx. 4 oz/110g. of glorious Merino/Cashmere/Nylon sock yarn, and dyed to perfection by either Dizzy Blonde Studios or Mad Color Fiber Arts.  However, we are not above surprising you with a different yarn base from time to time.  Just ask those Scoobies who were a part of Patrol 3 and Patrol 4!

We even include a little something extra:  Stitch/Row marker charms that attach to the charm bracelet from Patrol 5. (Message us if you weren’t a member of patrol 5, but are interested in a bracelet)  And as always, there will be an original pattern designed exclusively for this Patrol by a very talented budding designer.

All this for a mere $134.00, domestic, $144.00 Canadian, and $148.00 for all other international.  This includes shipping for all 4 installments.  What a deal!

For Season 9 aka “Third Calling” we’ll be back in the world of our favorite brooding vamp, and all of the campy vampiness that Angel, Season 3 has to offer!

So just a quick note on how sign-ups are going to work.  When memberships open up Monday, November 20, 2017, we’ll put Paypal buttons both in a separate post as well as in the sidebar where the countdown clock is now.   Just click on the relevant button to reserve your spot.  Make sure you have your current address entered into Paypal and include your Ravelry ID in the “notes” section so we can more easily match you up.

32 member are our target number, however, that’s not a hard number, and we’ve been known to take all comers. Additionally, if you really REALLY want to get in on Third Calling, but can’t swing the full amount up front, please PM me. I’ve been known to be a bit accommodating in the past.

First shipment will go out in December, with the last shipment going out in March and the pattern download going out by the middle of April.

Membership sign-ups close on December 1, 2017, so don’t delay.  Join today!

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Sunnydale Yarn Club: Second Calling

For so many reasons good and bad, I am just getting around to writing a blog for the 5th Patrol of our DizzyColor Yarn Club. And for this I am truly sorry – not so much for depriving you of my dizzying (see what I did there) intellect and shiny sparkly humor, but much more for not realizing what treasures I had in my hands.

Without getting too maudlin, life events have spanked me a bit more than usual. It has been a common thing for me to just go fetal and stare at the TV once my absolutely Must Do duties of each day are done. I had no idea what was in each of those shipping envelopes that arrived every once in a while – I just tossed them in a heap in my crap er, CRAFT room.

But now that I am forced to open these envelopes and catch up before the girlies start sending out new ones for the next Patrol, it’s like Christmas. Or a birthday.

These yarns and goodies deserve celebration, for they are truly fantastic.

It’s amazing how beautiful colors and sparkly things can lift the spirits and inspire us to just quit being a mental and physical lump, to consider clicking some sticks together and create the magiks.

Let’s talk about each one, shall we? Get comfy with a glass of the finest red, and let’s see what this Patrol brought to our mailboxes.

Hyperion is 400 yards (100 grams) of SuperWash Merino, Cashmere, and Nylon (80/10/10) in a retro pastiche (you’ll think that’s funny as we glide into the next Patrol) of colors that bring to mind the 50’s decor of our second favorite vampire’s Los Angeles hotel. Don’t let this one hang around in your stash. Yes, I slay me. But you all knew this.

 

Krevlornswath of the Deathwole Clan is 400 yards (100 grams) of SuperWash Merino, Cashmere, and Nylon (80/10/10) in vivid chartreuse, magenta, and other shades of reds greens and purples that make you want to put on a suit and sing karaoke. Lorne was a special kinda guy who helped the gang bridge the gap between two dimensions – his beheading was really just not fair, ya know? But even his corpse looked rather natty as it waited in a heap to be reunited with his head.

 

Princess of Pylea is 400 yards (100 grams) of SuperWash Merino, Cashmere, and Nylon (80/10/10) in grays, blues and silvers, reminiscent of Cordy’s Princess Duds while in the alternate dimension. Shouldn’t we all have a portal we can jump through to be treated like royalty once in a while? Except for the body parts in the basement, and the torture to prove she had the Sight, it seemed like a pretty good gig…

 

The Torment that is Darla is 400 yards (100 grams) of SuperWash Merino, Cashmere, and Nylon (80/10/10) in delicate colorway of the palest greens and pinks. Damn – that girl knew how to rock a bustier. And the pastels.

 

But Wait, There’s More

The extra gifts for this Patrol are the coolest little stitch markers and angel charm to attach to our charm bracelet with all the other markers we have been collecting over the years. Don’t know about you, but they totally compel me to get off my depressed arse and start cleaning up my craft room so I can re-locate all those goodies to load up the bracelet…which I also have to find… sigh….

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Slouch – in a Good Way – Not the Slouching Toward Bethlehem Way

Rebecca Conner designed our pattern for the Patrol, the Karaoke Karma Slouch Hat. In this picture, the hat is made with the Princess of Pylea colorway – how regal!

If you haven’t already checked your Ravelry library for the pattern, it’s there, just waiting for you, like Fred waiting in Pylea, alone, lonely, waiting to be found … so GO already and check it out!

Try to Keep Up – We are Going Social!

Here’s some exciting news – DizzyColor is rocking the Social Media, yo!

 

Some Quotes from Angel

Cordelia: Are we finished?
Angel: Think so.
Cordelia: Good. Because I, for one, will be glad to see the last of this place. Gives me the heebie jeebies.
Gunn: No lie. Plus, it’s kinda got an odor to it, you notice that?
Cordelia: Seventy years of violence, mayhem, and paranoia? Bad vibes.
Angel: We’re moving in.
Cordelia: I mean, a few throw pillows — what’s not to love?

Host: Ho, ho, ho! Back up! You want me to talk to my family? On purpose?
Wesley: It’s that, or face the possibility of never getting back to our dimension.
Host: Come on, gorgeous. You can stare at yourself in my grandmother’s glass eye. Oh, and while we’re here, it’s just “Lorne,” okay? To the people of Pylea, a “host” is just one more thing to lay your eggs in.

Cordelia: In kind of a hurry to get back to the Cordelia’s-not-a-princess-dimension, aren’tcha?

Darla: Turn me back. God! I can’t bear this pounding in my chest for another instant!
Angel: It’s gift. To feel that heart beat – to know, really and for once, that you’re alive. You’re human again, Darla. You know what that means?
Darla: Of course I do. It means pain and suffering and disease and death. Look, I released you from this world once, I gave you eternal life. Now it’s time for you to return the favor.
Angel: Favor. Is that what you think? You think you did me a favor? You damned me.

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