This week, Maggie’s back! Yaaaaaay! There are lots of projects started (and not just by Karen!) and projects slogging along and there is the organization of stash. Yes, there are actual photos, look below the cut down at the bottom of the post. Oh and there are tadpoles and possible moths as well–spoiler warning: the knitting is okay. We know that probably scared you for a moment. Karen also finally saw a certain Joss Whedon movie that isn’t going to make Avengers money, but is definitely worth seeing.
In Geek Squee, there’s OMG TRAILER FOR THE SECOND HOBBIT MOVIE, and the last shooting days of some of the cast, which resulted in a hilarious video featuring a certain Lord of the Rings-related earworm that may be new to some fans. BTW, the website Karen mentioned is actually YTMND.com, whoops.
In other geek news, there was the nuptials of a certain geek icon, a website featuring an easy way to figure out just how how much your personal savings will be in wizarding world money when you get your Hogwarts letter (or in Federation credits or in Skyrim money, or…), as well as the upcoming series based on a super-popular time-travel/historical novel series.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we’ve found a en Etsy shop with magnets that let you body-swap your favourite characters, as well as a collection of patterns that support relief efforts in Oklahoma City.
Finally, Maggie has a little surprise for Karen. You may want to turn the volume down slightly for this one.
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So here’s…well, a good part of Karen’s stash:
Also: project bag!
Episode 75: The Return of the Maggie
Happy Canada Day!: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Day
Adventures in Knitting
Hat for Elfling: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MASalter/elfling-hat
Lush cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MASalter/lush
Linen stitch cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MASalter/chickadee-cowl
Michelle’s wheel (what it is called and looks like anyways): http://store.bountifulspinweave.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=BSAW&Product_Code=S-JN-TinaI&Attributes=Yes&Quantity=1
Ocean City Shawlette: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ocean-city-shawlette
The Fibre Garden: http://www.fibregarden.ca/
V Junkie socks from the Soctopus book: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/v-junkie
Vancouver socks: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitwit1912/olympic-socks
Improvised Cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitwit1912/improvised-cowl
Mean Girls Yarn Club: http://meangirlsyarnclub.blogspot.ca/
The Knotty Girls Knitcast: http://knottygirlsknitcast.wordpress.com/
Joss Wheadon’s Much Ado About Nothing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2094064/
Desolation of Smaug trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1170358/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Ian McKellan finishes his role of Gandalf: http://io9.com/ian-mckellen-has-filmed-his-final-scene-as-gandalf-615980351
They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlNr-Vf9L2c
George Lucas gets married: http://www.themarysue.com/things-we-saw-today-316/
Sequel to Independence Day: http://theweek.com/article/index/246468/whats-going-on-with-the-independence-day-sequels
Intergalactic exchange bureau: http://www.moneyinadvance.co.uk/sci-fi-currency-converter/
The Outlander Series to come to a tv near you: http://tvline.com/2013/07/09/starz-outlander-cast-sam-heughan/
(How do we feel about this?…. let us know!)
Cravings Covets and Crushes
K*TOG – an ebook to assist those recovering from the Oklahoma tornadoes: http://www.suburbanknits.com/ktog-tornado-relief-ebook-now-on-ravelry/
Canadian Red Cross: http://www.redcross.ca/
Karen’s birthday project bag fabric: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1350068 and http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1661693
Tutorial for the project bag: http://dragoknit.blogspot.ca/2007/02/box-bag-tutorial.html
Happy Fourth of July!: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States)
Bahamian 40th Independence Day! : http://www.bahamas.com/bahamas-40th-independence-celebration-events-calendar