This week it’s a blue moon and so Maggie’s a bit more loopy than usual, not that anyone would really notice. It’s not enough to keep us from progress on projects, some yarn acquisition and some Hobbitalong preparation (starting mid-month! Time to narrow down your projects and source yarn!)
In Geek Squee we have yes more Marvel Cinematic Universe news including: news on Joss Whedon’s return to TV, this time with an Avengers-y bent (EEEEE); more casting/characters for Thor 2; and discussion of the sneaky release of the AVENGERS GAG REEL OMG. We also have the most recent thing to make the Sherlock fandom explode, the passing of a man who made one giant leap for mankind (WE <3 YOU, NEIL), some early discussion of Dragon*Con, some news from FanExpo on Toronto including a fandom wedding and a possible (good!) change to routine during flights. Oh, and the President of the United States broke Reddit.
For Cravings, Covets, and Crushes we have a fanartist who has some gorgeous stuff. If you miss the button sale, check out her Society 6 shop for some really cool prints and watch her tumblr for a possible button sale return later on!
We’re going to be at the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Fair on Sept. 8th! We’ll be wearing our logo t-shirts so if you see us come up and say hello–we’ll have stickers for the first 10 people that spot us!
You can still enter our anniversary contest! Comment at the blog or in the Ravelry thread for Episode 50 with something geeky you’ve discovered in the last year, then do the same thing in Episode 51 with with something knitty that you’ve discovered this year. That’s right, you have two chances to win a prize! You have until Sept. 14th to enter for Episode 50, and until Sept. 21 to enter for Episode 51.
Want to share your thoughts on the movies/tv we’ve discussed, or found something geeky to share? Comment here at the blog, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or participate in the thread on our Ravelry group! Want to know when new episodes go live or see the occasional bit of news? Check out our Twitter feed (@knit1geek2)! And as always, we have merch in our Zazzle.com and Zazzle.ca stores.
Maggie’s mittens: Eugienia’s mittens, in blackstone tweed.:http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eugenias-mittens
Karen’s Lothlorien cape in Blue Moon Fibre Arts : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lothlorien-cape
Dream in Color Smooshy, Romeo Blue: http://www.dreamincoloryarn.com/yarns/smooshy/
STR Saving Grace colorway: http://www.bluemoonfiberarts.com/newmoon/index.php?main_p…
Joss Whedon is making a pilot for SHIELD: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-marvel-jos…
Dr. Horrible Sing a long: http://drhorrible.com/
Another villain for Thor 2 announced: Algrim the Strong/Kurse:http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/adewale-akinnuoye-…
Avengers Gag Reel: http://www.buzzsugar.com/Avengers-Gag-Reel-24540838
RC SHIELD helicarrier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QFHFXcIMuA
Hint words for Sherlock Season 3: rat, wedding, bow
Neil Armstrong passes: http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/25/astronaut-and-icon-neil-…
Dragon Con: http://dragoncon.org/
FAA forming a committee to revisit the rule about electronic devices during take off and landing:http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/08/faa-revisiting-the-rules…
President Obama goes live on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/z1c9z/i_am_barack_o…
Geeky Buttons: hoursago.tumblr.com
Tardis metric needle gague: http://www.etsy.com/listing/105426703/police-box-knitting…
Ravelry project bag: http://blog.ravelry.com/2012/05/22/and-the-winner-is/