In this episode we’ve passed both Karen’s birthday and K1G2′s third anniversary. Yay!
In Adventures with Knitting, Maggie has…frogged her Hobbitalong scarf (*insert Dramatic Gopher*). It’s currently in time out. But her Kernel scarf and her Madame Phelps shawl, finished the first Neldoreth sock, finished the Milanese Lace toper (with her own handspun!) and has been doing some spinning practice. Karen, meanwhile, has been slogging along with the There and Back Again Scarf, and pretty much nothing else (other than movie socks) because summer at a public library and end of the college summer semester (by the way, to any teachers, when she says “decent grade” she means at least as high as the A which is her lowest course grade so far, don’t panic).
In Geek Squee, OMG GET INTO THE BUNKERS, J.K. Rowling wrote a short Harry Potter story and the first episode of Season 8 of Doctor Who has leaked online. Also, the latest Dresden Files novel, “Skin Games”, is out and Maggie is freaking out; she’s also laughing at the Canadian/geeky references in Kevin Hearne’s “Shattered”. If you’re a Dresden fan, keep an eye on the “Odd Duck Swaps” group on Ravelry, as they’ll be doing a Dresden one in future. Emmy nominations are out, and Sherlock and Cosmos are nominated for a bunch of stuff. Karen is going to go on the warpath if Cosmos doesn’t win almost everything. There’s also news about some character changes in the upcoming Constantine tv show, Fox cancelled Heiroglyph beofre it even premiered, people may actually believe triceratops still roam the earth (we’re convincing ourselves that that’s not the case for the good of humanity), and Emma Watson has been appointed as the UN Women’s goodwill ambassador.
In Cravings Covets and Crushes, we have artwork by aliciamb on redbubble of unusual patronuses (as well as a lot of adorable cards featuring other fandoms), and the American Museum of Natural History is offering sleepovers for grownups. WANT. Also, if you’re still not over this season of Game of Thrones or want to stock up for next year, the Wines of Westeros has classy ways to drown your sorrows.
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Adventures in Knitting:
The Hobbit A Long: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/there-and-back-again-story-scarf
Milanese Lace Topper: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/milanese-lace-topper
Swirly mitten: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kiehkuralapaset—swirly-mittens
Potter short story released for free! – available on Pottermore or on the Today website: http://www.today.com/books/read-j-k-rowlings-new-post-latest-harry-potter-gossip-1D79887288
So somebody leaked scripts from the next season of Doctor Who online, and now the first episode has leaked as well – not an approved leak, either http://www.themarysue.com/doctor-who-episode-leak/
Some lucky souls saw a 17- minute preview of Guardians of the Galaxy and say it looks SUPER AWESOME.
Emmy nominations! Cosmos got nominated for a BUNCH of things, Martin and Benedict are both nominated for Sherlock, if you want the OMG SUPER HUGE list, go over to the emmy website: http://www.emmys.com
Skin Game – mind blown. OMG. ALL HAIL THE JEDI POLKA KNIGHT!: http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/skin-game-15
Awilda will be mediating a Dresden Swap
Shattered by Kevin Hearne in the Iron Druid Series touches on the Maple Leafs (hockey), Game of Thrones and BBC Sherlock. I couldn’t help but giggle: http://kevinhearne.com/tag/shattered
Oh internet *facepalm* – http://www.themarysue.com/facebook-shames-spielberg-for-hunting-triceratops/
Constantine show being reshaped: http://www.themarysue.com/constantine-stronger-female-lead/
Cravings Covets and Crushes
Print – Unexpected Patronuses: http://www.themarysue.com/things-we-saw-today-594/
Westeros Wine: http://www.themarysue.com/wines-of-westeros/
and chocolate death!: http://www.themarysue.com/anatomically-correct-chocolate-skulls/
Katy’s podcast! http://thestitchsisters.wordpress.com/