We feel we should add before starting that despite our opening, neither of us was the fangirl that called a certain actor’s hotel room at three in the morning. Really. Anyway, knitting!
Maggie is almost done her Lush cardigan! Hooray! And it’s good timing because she wants to wear it to the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair, which was a week away at the time of recording. She’s also finished the Elfling’s stocking cap, though perhaps not quite to the way she’d originally planned. She’s also working on some socks, so she is so not monogamous Maggie anymore. Karen’s working on the Pointelle socks and is nearly done, and of course she has a couple other pairs of socks and the Inara sweater (aka the sportweight sweater of doom) on the go, because this is Karen we’re talking about. And both of your hosts are preparing for the upcoming Hobbitalong–stay tuned for more details!
In Geek Squee, Karen went to Fan Expo in Toronto and managed to get into the Nathan Fillion Q&A panel! There was also a LOT of people. Lots. Of. People. There’s also some things we’ve seen around the internet from Dragon*Con, which sadly neither of your hosts was able to go to. There’s also news about a certain British actor with fabulous hair that has been at the Toronto International Film Festival, and who has been replaced with another of Tumblr’s favourite actors in an upcoming film, as well as a geek-god actor who will be tackling Sherlock Holmes, and a geek-god science tv host that will be Dancing With The Stars this season. There’s also been a seriously badass woman doing long-distance swimming despite the possibility of becoming a shark snack, and the possibility of some more fictional badass women on the big screen.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we have an addition to the Lego cast of characters that is making us happy and some geeky additions you could make to your Christmas tree this season, or hang from your car rear-view mirror or something. We won’t judge.
We have an events thread in the Ravelry group! Organize meetups and chats or let people know about events happening in your area. There will probably be an announcement about an Agents of SHIELD premiere watch-along in there soonish.
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Episode 78: The Wrath of Con
Adventures in knitting
Lush Cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lush-5
Wellington Fibres: http://wellingtonfibres.on.ca
Lothlorien Capelet that Karen made last year: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitwit1912/lothlorien-cape
Inara sweater by Alison Green: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/inara
Pointelle socks by Cookie A: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pointelle
Weeping Angel socks: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/weeping-angel-2
The Knitter’s Fair: http://www.kwknittersguild.ca/fair/
Harry Dresden news: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17250395-skin-game
Serisin Silkworks: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sericin
Fan Expo: http://www.fanexpocanada.com
Redneck Thor and Loki: http://www.reddit.com/r/cosplay/comments/1lgwb9/
Benedict Cumberbatch name generator: http://benedictcumberbatchgenerator.tumblr.com
Crimson Peak will not have the Cumberbatch: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/tom-hiddleston-star-guillermo-del-623222
Tom Hiddleston teaches Cookie Monster about delayed gratification: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ubVVnWglk
Ian McKellon to play Sherlock: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jordanzakarin/ian-mckellen-sherlock-holmes-in-a-new-movie-is-the
Bill Nye on Dancing with the Stars: http://www.themarysue.com/dancing-with-the-stars-bill-nye/
Swimming from Cuba to Florida: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/diana-nyad-first-to-complete-cuba-to-florida-swim-without-a-shark-cage/article14070842/
A female lead Marvel Movie: http://www.themarysue.com/sackhoff-clarifies-marvel-rumors/
Female minifigs in Lego! http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/09/02/breaking-brick-stereotypes-lego-unveils-a-female-scientist/
How to figure out what is inside the Lego pouches : http://manystepssideways.blogspot.ca/2013/08/lego-series-11-photo-and-codes.html