SPOILER ALERT! Spoilers for Doctor Strange from 1:15:00 to 1:21:00 and for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from 1:23:40 to 1:34:45!
So, politics happened, and is…kind of still happening as of this being posted? But we’ll avoid talking about that, and just say: be Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers.
In Adventures in Knitting, Maggie finished the Kai-Mei socks by Cookie A, as well as a Fly Away blanket by Tin Can Knits, for a coworker that’s going on maternity leave. She’s also loving her Tito hat from the Blue Brick, which is good as it provides the feeling accomplishment that her Celtic Myths shawl doesn’t as it languishes in the WIP pile. She’s also been working on Lilli Pilli since Rhinebeck! She’s ALSO been working on the Milanese Lace Topper, because she hasn’t done enough already. Karen, meanwhile, finished her Cockatoo Brae sweater in time for Rhinebeck, yaaaay! Her Lilli Pilli has not fared quite as well, however, as she cast on for it on the train, knit the 50 rows of stripes, then had to rip back to the first row. She also cast on for a pair of Diagonella socks because she totally forgot that she already had a pair of socks in progress, the barely-touched Unicurves socks. She also finished her first real weaving project, a scarf made out of sock yarn oddments which she hasn’t been able to wash yet as she’s been too busy wearing it. She…may also have acquired more yarn.
Also, we went to Rhinebeck and had a great time, and met a ton of great people (and played some epically nerdy D&D)! Karen also appeared in a video called “Tell Me About Your Rhinebeck Sweater 2016″ by youtube user kristyglassknits. Is it October yet?
We also competed at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Sheep to Shawl Competition, with a shawl inspired by 221B Baker Street. You’ll have to listen to hear how we did.
In Geek Squee, Maggie is now thoroughly addicted to Critical Role, for which Karen feels no shame. In movie news, there’s finally a trailer for the live-action Beauty and the Beast and Karen is losing her mind, and Doctor Strange and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them both finally came out in theatres!
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, the Blue Brick added another colourway, Maple, which we waaaaant. Also, the IndigoDragonfly Geek Club is open for signups again, Think Geek has a lamp that will tug at the heartstrings of Harry Potter fans, and we have a new purveyor of nerdy yarns, Critical Knits!
We’re doing a couple contests! Tell us what new thing you learned in 2016 for a chance to win your choice of one of two skeins of the Indigodragonfly Sherlock-inspired yarns and a TARDIS project bag (as well as a couple other goodies), and/or tell us what you want to try in 2017 to win the skein of self-striping Ravenclaw yarn that Stitch Please gave us to give away (as well as a few more goodies as well). One post in each entry thread please, and post by January 20th! If you’re not on Ravelry, post your entry here or tweet/email us and we’ll pop it in the thread for you.
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