In this episode we’re digging out from under a dumping of snow and breaking boards with our elbows and feet. Or, well, Maggie is, on that last one (YAY BLUE BELT!). We’re also working on some knitting. In Maggie’s case she has one finished object (that came in handy for her not-used-to-Canadian-winters mother recently) and is still slogging along on the Cardi That Doesn’t End (yes, we sing the song, too). Oh, and she’s finished a certain nerdy sock monkey. Karen, meanwhile, is being her usual non-monogamous self and has a new sock project as well as a very old shawl project, along with making some new knitting converts.
In Geek Squee, we have a very…unique and rather grotesque advertisement for The Walking Dead, new about an upcoming stop-motion animation steampunk comedy with some stellar talent providing voices as well as another go at a childhood classic that we are…not really thrilled about. There’s also an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice from another angle (no zombies in this one), an adorable spoof of Downton Abbey by the people at Sesame Street, a set of weapons designed for girls, and a little science fact to go with a legendary weapon. But we’re not done yet! There’s a certain monarch was found in a place that would not be the first place to look in this particular game of hide-and-seek, confirmed after some amazing genealogical sleuthing, a cartoon appearance by one of our favourite actors (doing an impression of another favourite actor!) and a hilarious parody of Les Miserables by…the South Korean Air Force. No, really.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we have a neat little pattern book written by one of our listeners that might be of interest for those that want to dip their toes into stranded colourwork or want some guided help adding colour patterns to basic knits, as well as a somewhat more…unique (and NSFW) colourwork sweater that has been getting a lot of attention around the knittiverse.
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Adventures in Knitting:
The cardi that doesn’t end: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MASalter/easy-ruffle-coat
Daughter Heir socks: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-daughter-heir
Spock Monkey: http://knit1geek2.mt-pockets.org/?p=490
The Yarn Harlot knits a Baker scarf: http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2013/01/10/and_that_is_all_she_wrote.html
Cachoera socks from Knitty: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring09/PATTcachoeira.php
Tabletop on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4F80C7D2DC8D9B6C
Lakeshore shawl by Glenna C: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lakeshore-shawl
Knit Picks Shimmer (shallows colorway):
The Walking Dead display in Union Station: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/02/07/amc-promote-return-walking-dead-zombie-inspired-countdown-leo-burnett-toronto
Steampunk stop-motion fantasy: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/02/07/laika-plan-stop-motion-and-cg-for-dickens-meets-monty-python-steampunk-fantasy-the-boxtrolls/
Geek groan aka ANOTHER How the Grinch Stole Christmas: http://www.themarysue.com/how-the-grinch-stole-christmas-remake/
Disney’s Frozen: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2294629/
Longborn (Pride and Prejudice via Downton):
Sesame Street does Downton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPqL-1aSbn0
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: http://www.lizziebennet.com/
For the budding archer: http://urbantaggers.blogspot.ca/2013/02/nerf-rebelle-heartbreaker-bow.html
Neil DeGrasse Tyson tweets regarding Thor’s hammer: http://www.geekologie.com/2013/02/neil-degrasse-tyson-thors-hammer-mjolnir.php
King Richard’s remains: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/world/europe/richard-iii-search-announcement
And his reconstruction: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/02/05/technology-richard-iii-facial-reconstruction.html
Benedict Cumberbatch on the Simpsons: http://www.hypable.com/2013/02/08/benedict-cumberbatch-snape-the-simpsons/
South Korean Air Force sings Les Mis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZunEARBb6I
Cravings Covets and Crushes:
The Pearl Clutcher Cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pearl-clutcher