This week we’re still chugging along at our Hobbitalong projects, though we’ve taken on a couple other projects to ease the strain (or are about to). Or for distraction at the movies, which results in a handy tip for other knitters. Karen also springs a surprise on Maggie, namely a mention of us in a knitting magazine that literally had Maggie bouncing up and down on the couch. Oh, and there’s some discussion of poutine.
In Geek Squee, there’s some news for Star Trek fans that are planning to go see the Hobbit in IMAX-3D (and which may change plans for those that haven’t bought tickets yet), another Twilight fanfic that’s turning into an actual published book, and a comic book appearance of our favourite astrophysicist. For those traveling this holiday season, there’s some stats that might help calm nervous fliers, and we also have our thoughts on the OMG SUPER ADORABLE “A-Babies vs. X-Babies” comic book we mentioned a few weeks ago.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, there’s a new issue of Twist Collective out and we are loving all over this issue, and we also have a suggestion for a quick-knit pattern that might be useful for those overcommitted holiday knitters.
The Hobbit: A Long-Expected Knitalong is chugging along and we have less than a month until the premiere! 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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Maggie’s Battle Weary Dragon Shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/battle-weary-drag…
Languishing Daughter Heir socks: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-daughter-heir
Karen’s Lothlorien Cape: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lothlorien-cape
Blue Moon Fibre Arts Tempest Colorway: http://www.bluemoonfiberarts.com/newmoon/index.php?main_p…
Mr. Tasty Fries: http://eatst.foodnetwork.ca/food-cart/Toronto/Mr.%20Tasty…
The Electric Sheep’s article: http://www.hoxtonhandmade.com/2012/09/28/writing-for-knit…
Caithness craft collective: http://caithnesscraftcollective.podbean.com/
Breaking Dawn Part 2: http://www.breakingdawn-themovie.com/
Star trek trailer in front of the Hobbit in IMAX theatres: http://badassdigest.com/2012/11/15/star-trek-into-imax-be…
Another Twilight Fan fic has a book deal: http://www.themarysue.com/twilight-fanfic-book-deal/
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is in a comic book: http://www.themarysue.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-vest/
A Babies vs X Babies: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=user_review&i…
Twist Collective: http://www.twistcollective.com/2012/winter/magazinepage_0…
The Wheelwright Shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wheelwright
Chamomile Mittens: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chamomile-6