This week there is actual progress on the Hobbit-along projects (if, in Karen’s case, you call getting the yarn in the mail progress), and Maggie has made some serious progress on the 1×1 ribbing of doom! (It’s now 2×2 ribbing of doom.) Karen, meanwhile, doesn’t have much progress to report on otherwise. Boo.
It was Hobbit Day recently, and we have some Hobbity news, including a London celebration with Andy Serkis reading part of the Hobbit as Gollum. There’s also a very geeky parody of a certain K-Pop song and a webseries you may want to check out, as well as an update on certain awards that BBC’s Sherlock was nominated for (and a possible future role for one of the stars of the series. There’s also been some sad news from the Thor 2 set (feel better, Jaimie Alexander!), and some author’s released a book…I think the name was Rowling?
Finally we have a new online knitting magazine, some gorgeously nerdy pottery and some movie reproductions that we are dying to have in our hot little hands.
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!
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