SPOILER ALERT! Spoilers for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from 22:33 to 46:23.
This episode, it’s finally time for the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and you know what that means: we finished our Hobbitalong projects! We also bought some yarn in the Knitpicks sale, as we both have visions of colourwork mittens dancing in our heads. Maggie has cast on all the things (including some frankensocks and a pair of Swirly Mittens), while Karen is trying to hold off until she finishes her college courses for this semester and her Bigger on the Inside Shawl. It’s like someone switched our brains or something.
In Geek Squee, of course we saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, so of course we devote some time to discussing that. We also have news about an adorable Sesame Street “Lord of the Rings” parody, a proper Sherlock Series 3 trailer (with an interactive version with bonus footage!), an amazing fan-made Doctor Who-Sherlock crossover video that has us wanting the real thing, a tv movie/series from Disney television that will somehow combine the descendants of a number of classic fairy tale movies into one high school AU (…somehow?), and an MMORPG in development that takes place in (wait for it) Jane Austen’s Regency England. WANT.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we have a couple last geeky gift ideas, including a knitted facehugger from Alien courtesy of the Knitrocious Etsy shop, lego building patterns for a variety of geeky things from chrismcveigh.com, and patterns for SERIOUSLY ADORABLE OMG Doctors (as well as a variety of other characters/people) from Allison Hoffman on Ravelry.
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Episode 84: High on the Hobbity Holiday
Adventures in Knitting
KnitPicks had a sale!: http://www.knitpicks.com
Swirly Mittens: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kiehkuralapaset–…
Pfieffer Scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pfeiffer-falls-ho…
Cascade 220: http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-220.asp
The Fire Under the Mountain: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitwit1912/eyjafjallajok…
Twisted Fibre Arts in Ember: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/twisted-fiber-art-ar…
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1170358/
SPOILER TIME ZONE 22:33 – - – - 46:23
Gandalf and Ian McKellan: http://www.themarysue.com/ian-mckellen-sesame-street-vine/
Lord of the Crumbs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nN9lNJuqG4
Sherlock Season 3 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UcR9iKArd0
Disney is making Descendants : http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/disneys-descen…
Ever Jane: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/30564009/ever-jane-th…
Cravings Covets and Crushes
A knitted face hugger etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Knitrocious
And a pic so you can see…. : http://www.crackajack.de/2013/12/09/knitted-facehugger/
Build your holiday stuff with lego!L http://chrismcveigh.com/cm/welcome.html
Amigurumi set of doctors and the TARDIS: http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/116254796/sale-50th-dr-who…
Correction – Taliesin shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/taliesin-2