This week after debating how knitting would work in zero gravity, we hop into the knitting with some recent acquisitions on Karen’s part as well as a finished project, the start of a new project and some progress on some works in progress. And pretty much all of these are socks. There’s also a large amount of squealing over a certain favourite movie of Karen’s that’s recently been re-released in 3D. Meanwhile Maggie has a couple projects she’s been working on while struggling to find the right main project now that the 1X1 Slice of Crazy Pie is done, not that that has prevented her from acquiring some new yarn from a friend’s stash. There’s also some discussion of the upcoming Knitter’s Frolic with some plans and strategies for tackling yarn events.
In Geek Squee, there’s an update about Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Sherlock and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, all of which we are just dying to see. Of course there’s also discussion of the news that have rocked the fandom world as Fox has started sending cease-and-desist letters to purveyors of Jayne hats. We also have a blog that demonstrates just how ludicrous some of the poses comic book characters adopt can be, as well as an event that is probably the geekiest party night of the year.
Finally in Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we have a cookbook that has some seriously drool-worthy recipes that Maggie’s dying to try, as well as a crafter of geeky figures that had us exploding with adorable.
Are you going to be at the Downtown Knit Collective’s Knitters’ Frolic in Toronto on April 27th? We’ll be there, wearing our podcast t-shirts and armed with stickers. Be sure to say hello, and to mention the 1×1 Slice of Crazy Pie that Maggie will be wearing: we’ll have chocolate with us (for as long as it lasts, of course)!
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Episode 72: Drawing Up the Invasion Plans
Adventures in Knitting
Yuri’s night party: http://yurisnight.net/
Chris Hadfield needs to test colorwork knitting in zero gravity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hadfield
Karen orders Woolmeise from the Loopy Ewe: http://www.theloopyewe.com/shop/g/yarn/wollmeise/
Fiddlesticks Knitting Peacock Shawl: http://www.fiddlesticksknitting.com/peacock_feathers_shawl.html
Poison number five Woolmeise: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10291614@N03/1408479585/
Cachoeira are done: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cachoeira
One by one slice of crazy pie: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MASalter/easy-ruffle-coat
Newbie’s Burnished Leaves birthday cowl:… uh yeah – pic to come.
Red herring scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/red-herring-scarf
The Knitter’s Frolic: http://downtownknitcollective.ca/wp/?page_id=180
Official synopsis and new name for a certain tv show: http://shieldtv.net/
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is filming: http://splashpage.mtv.com/2013/05/15/captain-america-hayley-atwell-peggy-carter-short-film/
Producer is asking the Sherlock fans to calm down: http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/‘sherlock’-producer-pleads-with-fans-to-keep-london-filming-locations-secret/
The Sign of Three is the second episode name: http://www.sherlockology.com/news/2013/4/22/sign-of-three-begins-filming-22042013
Jayne Firefly hat is no longer allowed to be made except by FOX: http://www.themarysue.com/jayne-hats-fox/
The Hawkeye Initiative: http://thehawkeyeinitiative.com/
Cravings Covets and Crushes
Mouse figurines: http://www.quernuscrafts.co.uk/