In this episode, Karen has broken Maggie’s brain with stuff she found on the internet, what else is new.
In Adventures in Knitting, Karen and Maggie had a great time as usual at the Knitters’ Frolic (hello to those we introduced to the podcast and to the listeners we were able to meet) and, of course, bought yarn (and fleece, and blocking wires, and needles, and…). Of course some of the new goodies will have to wait, as both of your hosts are working on their There and Back Again Story Scarves. Maggie has left project monogamy far behind, as she’s also working on the Kernel scarf and started a pair of Neldoreth Socks. Karen, meanwhile, makes no pretensions to project monogamy, though she’s mostly been working on the Metallurgy Shawl she’s making as a retirement gift. Wait, does that mean Karen has been working on one project and is knitting something for someone else? Did your hosts swap bodies or something? Karen’s also taken a picture of her stash. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Meanwhile in Geek Squee, we’ve seen some awesome cosplay, including an epic Death Star gown, a Boba Fett ballgown, an adorable K-9 poodle skirt, an amazeballs steampunk Rowena Ravenclaw, and an amazing interpretation of Smaug. Maggie also has a tiny cosplayer of her own for Free Comic Book Day. There are a couple indie films that are being distributed online from a couple of our favourite people, namely Joss Whedon’s “In Your Eyes” and Clark Gregg’s “Trust Me.” McDonalds is making us headdesk about their gendered toys, and an a similar note, we got cast photo for Star Wars Episode 7, yay! There’s like one new female character, boo.
Finally in Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we have found the amazingness that is the Men in Knitwear calendar, and the Handmade Stuffs etsy shop. Two things to brighten our day.
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Episode 89: Show Notes
Never Too Early for Yarn
Adventures in Knitting
Avengers Crack!vid: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Avengers+crack+vid
Miss Karen is a superstar! She was wearing her Hobbitalong project from last year: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitwit1912/eyjafjallajokull-shawl
Indigo Dragonfly: https://www.flickr.com/photos/indigodragonfly/sets/72157627709433538/
Zigzag stitches: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/zigzagstitches
Karbonz knitting needles: http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/knitting/yarn/KnittersPride/KarbonzDoublePointNeedles.asp
Shepherdess we bought fleeces from: Grace Clare in Belleville.
Wellington Fibre: http://wellingtonfibres.on.ca
Gemini Fibres: https://www.geminifibres.com
There and Back Again Story Scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/there-and-back-again-story-scarf
Blue Moon Fibre Arts: http://www.bluemoonfiberarts.com/newmoon/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=19_20&zenid=6bugafibaabmjmpqkc00f5n3k0
Metalurgy scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitwit1912/metallurgy-shawl
Summer of 2014 Stash Down thread: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knit-1-geek-2/2903883/26-50#50
TARDIS gown: http://fashionablygeek.com/costumes/this-brilliant-tardis-dress-is-bigger-on-the-inside-cosplay/
Deathstar gown: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/05/02/death-star-gown/
Boba Fett Ball Gown: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/04/30/boba-fett-ball-gown-better-not-get-on-her-bad-side/
K9 Poodle skirt and Steampunk Ravenclaw: http://www.themarysue.com/things-we-saw-today-534/
Smaug Dragon Cosplay: http://www.themarysue.com/smaug-cosplay/
Free Comic Book Day!: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/992
In Your Eyes: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2101569/
Trust Me: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2421416/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Happy meals toys: http://www.themarysue.com/things-we-saw-today-532/
BBC Trivia Show Qi: http://old.qi.com/tv/
Star Wars with the new/old cast: http://www.themarysue.com/star-wars-episode-vii-cast/?pid=13988
No Expanded Universe for you!: http://www.themarysue.com/star-wars-expanded-universe-canon/
Cravings Covets and Crushes
Men in Knitwear Calendar: http://www.stitchseekers.com/men-in-knitwear.html
Handmade Stuffs: http://handmadestuffs.com