In this episode, Karen would like to apologize for the throat-clearing and sniffling she didn’t manage to edit out.
Of course in Adventures in Knitting, both your hosts mainly have their Ravellenic Games projects to talk about, and not much else. Well, except for a little gloating over hockey and gold medals, along with their thoughts on the opening and closing ceremonies of the winter games.
In Geek Squee, speaking of Olympics and knitting, the Finnish snowboarding team had a project that got a lot of coverage, and if anyone’s spotted this project on Ravelry let us know. We’ve also found some interesting information on knitting as code during the Second World War, as well as some hand-knit gifts for scientists at CERN. There’s some discussion about recent comments from Marvel Studios about a Black Widow movie (as well as a somewhat ranty update on the topic from Karen), a trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, and Karen has been buying some comics. Meanwhile, Maggie has found some amazing recasting of Game of Thrones characters with Disney princesses and some familiarly-shaped sand dunes on Mars, and Karen’s heard a rumour of a Space Jam sequel (?!?) as well as a new miniseries for the show “Heroes”.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we have another source for wonderfully geeky project bags (Karen is hiding her credit card as we speak), as well as an amazing Sherlock-inspired yoke cardigan. Also, we need to amass an army to support the Agents of SHIELD Lego kit over on Lego Cuusoo, because Karen needs the Coulson minifig and Lola kit at the very least.
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Episode 87 Show Notes
Revenge of the Rhinopharyngitis
Adventures in Knitting
Toronto City council approved for bars to open and serve alcohol at 7 am: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/20/toronto-council-allows-bars-to-open-early-for-olympic-hockey-games/
Ravellinic projects: Madame Phelps: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/madame-phelps-shawl—shawlette
And The Wallpaper Had it Coming Mittens: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-wallpaper-had-it-coming-again-mittens
In Knit Picks Pallete: http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Palette_Yarn__D5420132.html
The Closing Ceremony snowflake: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/fourth-place-medal/russia-pokes-fun-at-olympic-ring-mishap-during-closing-ceremony-163753360.html
Flag bearer for Venezuela: http://www.canada.com/olympics/news/highs-and-lows-of-the-sochi-olympics-opening-ceremony
Cayman Islands wearing flip flops: http://www.nbcolympics.com/wwlp/photos/best-uniforms-sochi-olympic-opening-ceremony
Muppet explanation of curling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s6LstXRyE0
Finnland Olympic coach knitting at the top of the slope: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mackenziekruvant/finnish-snowboarding-coach-knitting
Scientists of CERN get handknit sweaters: http://home.web.cern.ch/images/2014/02/knitted-gifts
British Trivia show talks about how knitting was used as code during the war: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/qi/10638792/QI-how-knitting-was-used-as-code-in-WW2.html
A Tale of Two Cities: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Tale_of_Two_Cities
“Development work” on a Black Widow movie: http://www.themarysue.com/kevin-feige-black-widow-movie-captain-marvel/
Guardians of the Galaxy trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3isCLVghoI
Silver Snail: http://www.silversnail.com/main/
David’s Tea: https://www.davidstea.com
Dalek Mr. Potato Head: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1791/
The Wonderful World of Westeros: http://www.avclub.com/article/here-are-disney-princesses-as-game-of-thrones-char-201327
Space Jam sequel – WTF? Maybe/not: http://www.businessinsider.com/space-jam-sequel-2014-2
NBC’s Heroes miniseries: http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/nbc-to-revive-heroes-franchise-as-miniseries-in-2015-1201116954/
Star Fleet Insignia sand dunes on Mars: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/21/starfleet-insignia-mars-dunes-star-trek-logo_n_4825344.html
Cravings, Covets, and Crushes
Kicks and Giggles Project Bags: http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KicksAndGigglesShop
Sherlocklives cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sherlocklives-cardi
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. lego package: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/50376
Crazy There and Back Again Hobbit scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/there-and-back-again-story-scarf