This week, Maggie’s back with an update about her trip, some yarn she scouted in the wild, and what she’s been working on. Karen’s also made a little jaunt to somewhere closer to home, as well as some trials and tribulations when it comes to her Hobbitalong project and yet another project to start.
In Geek Squee, there are scientists working on an experiment to see if we’re actually living in the Matrix, an experimental energy source for possible space exploration that may sound somewhat familiar, and an answer to the “where the hell is my holodeck already” question. There’s also a source of higher education that any monsters listening to our podcast may want to check out, as well as a new drinking game for any listeners already in university (or who want to revisit those irresponsible days). Oh, and some evidence that nerds are older than you may think.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we have a review copy of a book we mentioned waaaaaay back by the Ladies of Mischief that has some seriously cool knitting patterns for the steampunkers among us and which is finally being published by Cooperative Press. There’s also some Hobbit merch from the people who made the props from the movies (askljalksld WANT), as well as a knitter’s calendar that’s also a fundraiser for breast cancer research.
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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