This week, Karen’s joined by Newbie Lauren, who has a finished project (yay!) and some frustrating knitting tales (not so yay). Karen, meanwhile, has made progress on a couple projects, including her Hobbitalong slice of crazy pie as well as yet another project to add to the list.
In geeky news, there are actual characters for the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show which only makes us want it RIGHT NOW while Marvel is teaming up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise awareness of breast cancer and has designed some special covers to that end. Also, you might have a name to curse at for any winter storms that hit this year, thanks to the Weather Channel, the release of the song for the upcoming Bond movie, and a community project that hits everyone right in their inner nine-year-old thanks to a grant from a group called–and I am so not making this up–the Awesome Foundation.
Oh, and in case you need to get in shape in the geekiest way possible, we have the geeky, exercise version of a drinking game for Dr. Who and Harry Potter. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve also found an etsy site offering some nerdy sniffies. Ever wanted to smell like Butterbeer, the TARDIS or…bacon? And when those make you hungry, tuck into the most adorable/delicious Avengers Tea Party ever.
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?
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Lauren’s cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/take-it-or-leaf-i…
Shimmer hand dyed lace in the Shallows colorway:http://www.knitpicks.com/Shimmer+Hand+Dyed+Lace+Yarn_YD54…
Lakeshore Shawl by Glenna C: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lakeshore-shawl
Lothlorien shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lothlorien-cape
Fibre Garden: http://www.fibregarden.ca/
First four SHIELD characters are detailed: http://screenrant.com/shield-tv-show-characters/
Comic book covers go pink!: http://www.themarysue.com/marvel-breast-cancer-covers/
Winter Storm names for 2012: http://www.weather.com/news/winter-storm-names-20121001
New Bond movie: http://www.skyfall-movie.com/site/
And new Bond music: http://globalgrind.com/music/adele-skyfall-new-music
The Awesome Foundation: http://www.awesomefoundation.org/
The Alley of Doom: http://alleyofdoom.org/
Dr. Who Workout: http://girlynerdcblog.tumblr.com/post/21283341366/moviewo…
Harry Potter Workout: http://imgur.com/a9lMt
Butter and Geek: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bubbleandgeek
Nerdache Cakes: http://www.nerdachecakes.com/#!CAKE-GALLERY/cwvn