This week, Maggie is so, SO close to finishing the Cardigan of Doom, after Karen made a perilous journey to the knitting store to get her another skein (one does not simply walk into the yarn store, after all). That hasn’t prevented her from shopping another knitter’s stash for yarn for another sweater, though, or from making more sock monkeys. Karen, meanwhile, has mostly been concentrating on surviving March Break, though she has a little progress on a couple projects, and has done some much-need knitting basket organizing. And, um, might have bought some yarn that SO DOES NOT COUNT in her efforts not to buy yarn.
In Geek Squee, Magneto is officiating at Professor X’s wedding. No, really. There’s also a new international trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness (now with more plot!), an offer from Peter Jackson to direct Doctor Who, two girls that have made some really cool progress in science and a pretty unique historic needlework sampler. And of course we just have to mention that Sherlock has started filming series 3.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we have a plea for help from our audience, and some new colourways from Blue Moon Fiber Arts that we’re drooling over. We also got a package (SQUEE! Thank youuuu!) with some really cool geeky patches that you can get for yourself.
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Episode 70: The Geek Event of the Season
Adventures in Knitting
Maggie’s cardigan that never ends: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MASalter/easy-ruffle-coatThe Needle Emporium where Karen got the emergency yarn: http://needleemporium.caClassic Yarns CashSoft DK: http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Rowan-Yarn-Cashsoft-DK-Yarn-1818.html?s-kwcid=TC%7C8929%7Crowan%20cashsoft%20dk%20yarn%7C%7CS%7Cb%7C20590581013&gclid=CKSr9erqyrYCFfE7Mgod2g8AAw&CFID=14337460&CFTOKEN=64484952
Campaign for Kian: http://www.campaign4kian.com
Karen’s cachoeira socks: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring09/PATTcachoeira.php
Turtlepurl socks: http://www.justknitting.ca/turtlepurl/
Afterthought heel: http://www.socknitters.com/lessons/afterthoughtheels.htm
The Hobbit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903624/
Beauty and the Beast: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101414/
Lorna’s Laces Solemate: http://www.lornaslaces.net/solemate.html
Downton Project Bag: http://stitchedbyjessalu.bigcartel.com/product/downton-abbey
Woolmeise from the Loopy Ewe: http://www.theloopyewe.com/browse/yarn/wollmeise/
Geek Wedding of the century: http://www.themarysue.com/mckellen-stewart-wedding/
New Star Trek trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhz4A5BCMAA
Peter Jackson would direct an episode of Dr. Who: http://io9.com/peter-jackson-wants-to-direct-a-doctor-who-episode-his-458273430
Sherlock has started filming Season 3: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/03/18/sherlock-season-3-has-started-shooting-new-details-revealed/
A sampler from the Museum of Childhood: http://collectingchildhood.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/star-gazing-girls-of-georgian-england/
Five year old girl finds a new dinosaur: http://www.themarysue.com/five-year-old-discovers-dinosaur/
A biofuel lab in the bedroom: http://www.themarysue.com/sara-volzs-biofuel-scholarship/
Accio coffee – help us find it!: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BFzjhCBCcAEqymf.jpg:large
Craving Covets and Crushes
Bluemoon Fibre Arts has new colors: http://www.bluemoonfiberarts.com/newmoon/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=19_20
Downtown Knitter’s Frolic: http://downtownknitcollective.ca/wp/?page_id=180
PACKAGE! Squee!: http://www.storiedthreads.com and http://www.etsy.com/shop/StoriedThreads?ref=si_shop