This week, the Spock Monkey is with its new owner (stay tuned after the outro to hear the handover, as well as a little of our knit night) and Maggie is still. working. on. the. cardigan. Karen, meanwhile, is working on a bunch of projects, as is only to be expected, though her Cachoeira socks are moving a little slowly. Not so her movie socks, though, as she got to see Les Miserables, and has a few thoughts about that particular movie. We also have proof that the newbie has her priorities in order and we have been teaching her well (and that she’s not so much of a newbie anymore)!
In Geek Squee, the question of the government’s preparedness for a zombie invasion at the southern border was brought up in Canada’s House of Commons. No really, you can find it on YouTube. Meanwhile there was a different kind of invasion in London as part of the upcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, as well as a couple new places and ways to watch it when it finally comes out. There’s also news about the mad scramble for San Diego Comic-Con tickets (any of our listeners manage to snag them? Let us know about your experience!), a PSA for anyone who has ordered from KnitPicks in the last couple months, and some interesting casting and news about X-Men: Days of Future Past.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we have some Game of Thrones plushies that are *adorable*, some Lord of the Rings ceramic items that are…not quite so adorable, but should still be seen to be believed, some seriously classy Doctor Who jewelry, and a Walking Dead board game that will test your zombie survival skills. Start training now, people!
And again, stay tuned after the outro to hear Spock Monkey’s reveal to his new owner, as well as a couple minutes of our knit night. Seriously, that last squeal was originally about 14 minutes after the start of recording.
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Adventures in Knitting
EZ Ruffle Cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MASalter/easy-ruffle-coat
Newbie bought good yarn! Americo!: http://www.americo.ca/
Karen got to see Les Mis: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1707386/
Which means movie socks: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitwit1912/hobbit-movie-socks
More Socks that Rock?: http://www.bluemoonfiberarts.com/newmoon/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=182_4
Zombies were brought up in the House of Commons in Canada: http://metronews.ca/news/canada/559193/canada-zombie-free-house-of-commons-told/
Recreating a dalek invasion in London: http://www.digitalspy.ca/british-tv/s7/doctor-who/news/a459526/doctor-who-mark-gatiss-recreates-dalek-invasion-for-50th-video.html
A window of 96 minutes for Comic con: http://www.themarysue.com/san-diego-comic-con-2013-sold-out/
Knit Picks Public Service Announcement: https://www.privacyrights.org/node/55899
S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot wrapped up: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Joss-Whedon-Marvel-H-I-E-L-Pilot-Wraps-Production-52505.html
X-men: Days of Future Past gets Peter Dinklage: http://www.themarysue.com/singer-dinklage-cgi/
Cravings, Covets and Crushes
Game of Thrones plushies!: http://www.themarysue.com/game-of-thrones-plush-toys/
Harlem Shake: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_Shake_(meme)
Lord of the Rings home décor :-Z : http://www.thatsnerdalicious.com/accessories/lord-of-the-rings-cookie-jars-and-salt-and-pepper-shakers/
Dr. Who jewelry: https://www.harlequin-goldsmiths.com/doctor-who/
The Walking Dead board game: http://www.cryptozoic.com/games/walking-dead-board-game
The new cover of Harry Potter: http://www.themarysue.com/new-harry-potter-cover-art/
Raw and vegan chocolate cream cake: http://www.pure2raw.com/2012/02/raw-triple-chocolate-cheesecake-recipe/