This week Karen’s slogging along at a couple old projects, while Maggie has started some new ones. Also, the Hobbit-along has begun! Well, at least Maggie’s started; Karen’s still waiting for yarn.
There’s also a new Hobbit trailer, a certain crime drama looking for a lookalike for a certain Captain Tightpants and some new projects from the brains behind the BSG reboot. In spacey news, while one step forward in space exploration made the last leg of its journey to its final home, another is trundling across the surface of Mars to do some hardcore science. And it may not be alone there for as long as we thought, as some scientists are experimenting with warp drive, so who knows when we might make that next leap forward into the solar system?
Back here on Earth, though, we’ve got a new issue of Knitty (and their 10th anniversary one at that–congratulations!) to keep us busy in the meantime, along with an awesome sweater, some adorable monsters and a mathematically geeky shawl.
Oh, and another prizewinner in our first anniversary contest, so stick around until the end of the episode!
The Hobbit: A Long-Expected Knitalong has begun! There’s no required pattern or yarn, just the goal of completing a project of your choice before The Hobbit opens in theatres on December 14th. Feel free to post progress and pictures here on the blog, or chat about your projects in the thread over on the Ravelry group!
Want to share your thoughts on the movies/tv/science geekery 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.
Karen’s Lakeshore Shawl by Glenna C: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lakeshore-shawl
Knit Picks Alpaca Shimmer: http://www.knitpicks.com/cfyarns/yarn_display.cfm?ID=5420112
Lothlorien Cape: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lothlorien-cape
Blue Moon Fibre Arts in Tempest colorway: http://www.bluemoonfiberarts.com/newmoon/index.php?main_p…
Maggie’s Dragon Shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/battle-weary-drag…
Malabrigo Lace in Sealing Wax: http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/sub_yarn.php?id_sub_yarn=25
Beading tutorial: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATseducedbybeads.html
Knit 1 by 1 of doom: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-ruffle-coat
Castle needs someone to play Nathan Fillian: http://www.themarysue.com/ironic-twist-nathan-fillion-loo…
A Knight’s Tale TV show?: http://www.themarysue.com/a-knights-tale-tv/
Warp drive may be possible!: http://www.space.com/17628-warp-drive-possible-interstell…
Curiosity’s first orders: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2205952/Py…
Spaceship Endeavor’s final trip: http://mashable.com/2012/09/21/shuttle-endeavor-california/
Knitty’s Deep Fall issue: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf12/index.php
Stitch Surfer: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf12/PATTstitchsurfer.php
You can call me Al: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf12/PATTal.php
Seanir cabled jacket: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf12/PATTseanair.php
Mr Bluejeans: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf12/PATTbluejeans.php
Monster Chunks: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/monster-chunks
Fibonacci Neckerchief: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fibonacci-neckerc…
Prize draw for Episode 51……………..MARGLAMB