In this episode, we’re spending the End of the World the only way we really can: talking about knitting and geeky stuff.
Of course that doesn’t mean we haven’t been knitting! Maggie’s had a success with a sock and an epic battle with a skein of yarn as well as some progress on a hat and a baby blanket. Karen, meanwhile, has been working on her Hobbit socks as well as another pair of handwarmers.
In Geek Squee, we have the best. reading. ever. of Fifty Shades of Grey, a bee with a super nerdy species name and some new designs for astronauts’ suits that might look a little familiar. There’s also an announcement about the final regular cast member of the S.H.I.E.L.D. television show, some best and worst of 2012 lists you may be interested in as well as some new entries to the National Film Registry. There’s also a really neat fan-organized way to help Sherlock in his adventures that we are SO SIGNING UP FOR.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, there’s the best. PC. EVER. for all the Doctor Who fans (well, those with some change in their pocket) and some really neat Hobbit-inspired patterns.
Happy New Year, everyone! We <3 our listeners!
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Episode 64: Here at the end of all things
Easy Ruffle Cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-ruffle-coa
Jaffrey hat: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jaffrey
Les Miserable: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1707386/
The Hobbit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903624/
The Rise of the Guardians: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446192/
A new species of bee is named after Sheldon Cooper: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/bazinga-bee-the-big-bang-theory_n_2398095.html
New astronaut suit designs look like Buzz lightyear: http://theweek.com/article/index/238143/nasas-next-generation-spacesuit-inspired-by-buzz-lightyear
5th member of the SHIELD cast: http://www.themarysue.com/shield-skye-chloe-bennet/
Best and Worst of 2012 on Io9: http://io9.com/5969645/best-and-worst-science-fictionfantasy-movies-of-2012
The Library of Congress has picked 25 films to add to the National Film Registry: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/157323
The traveling detective: http://travellingdetective.tumblr.com/
Steeped and Infused: http://shop.steepedandinfused.com/
Hobbit Knits: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/hobbit-knits