SPOILER WARNING: There are spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy from 34:04 to 52:33.
Also CONTENT WARNING: One of the items we discuss involves domestic violence and the teenage sole survivor of a family tragedy. If this is a sensitive topic for you, that segment runs between 1:05:27 and 1:08:19.
In this episode we can’t get that OogaChaka song out of our heads, but we just don’t care because something has to keep us going.
In Adventures in Knitting, Maggie is nearly done the Pine Forest Baby blanket, has been spreading the gospel of spinning to visiting family, and has already started doing some embroidered Christmas ornaments from mmmcrafts. Not that she’s avoiding a certain frogged double knitting project. Meanwhile, practically the only thing Karen’s been knitting is the There and Back Again Story Scarf, with some time out to work on some movie socks and to start the Saddleback Cardigan, AKA her Rhinebeck Sweater. :D:D:D She also kinda maybe sorta bought some yarn but it’s TOTALLY JUSTIFIED, YOU GUYS.
In Geek Squee, we saw Guardians of the Galaxy, and OMG YOU GUYS. There’s also some big casting news for Agents of SHIELD, more bullshit excuses about why there isn’t a Black Widow or other female-led Marvel movie yet, and Warner Bros. has changed the release date of the Batman & Superman movie. There’s a photoshop of Chris Pratt that we really really want to be real now as well as some casting rumours for Sherlock we’d like to be real but highly doubt are, there is now officially an otter that is named after Benedict Cumberbatch, and a news item we saw that is tragic and sad but has a little kernel of hope and the power of books in it. Seriously, check out the content warning above.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, Hot Toys has some amazing new figures for Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora which are incredibly detailed as usual, and we have our favourite items from the new Twist Collective.
We’re going to be speaking at the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair on Sept. 13th! We’ll be on a panel with Teresa of the Canaryknits podcast, and Sasha of the former SpinDoctor podcast for a panel about knitting, yarn, podcasting and doubtless other things as well. Click the button below or head to http://www.kwknittersguild.ca/fair/ for more details. (Also yes, we’re looking at how we’d record said panel.)
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Adventures in Knitting
Christmas crafty stuff: http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.ca/2013/12/partridges-and-pears.html
Rhinebeck Sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/saddleback-cardigan
Guardians of the Galaxy: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2015381/
I wonder if Groot could make some knitting needles.
No solar bouncy baby Groot toy? FAIL!
Into the Woods trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2180411/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
HOBBIT TRAILER: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2310332/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Agent Dale Cooper on SHIELD: http://www.themarysue.com/agents-of-shield-kyle-maclachlan-season-2/
LUCY FUCKING LAWLESS: http://www.themarysue.com/lucy-lawless-agents-of-shield/
Marvel still dodging black widow movie “A lot on our plate”: http://www.themarysue.com/marvel-has-too-much-on-their-plates-for-black-widow/
Dragon Riders of Pern movie: http://www.themarysue.com/dragon-riders-of-pern-warner-bros-movie/
Rumor alert! Tom Hiddleston being wooed by Gatiss to be the 3rd Sherlock brother. *panties and petticoats AFLAME!!!!!*: http://www.themarysue.com/sherlock-rumor-tom-hiddleston/
OMG ‘leaked’ Deadpool footage! You want the movie? Here’s what you do: http://io9.com/you-want-a-deadpool-movie-heres-some-advice-1618563453
Interesting video from PBS Ideas Channel on YouTube about internet “regional dialects”
DeviantArt user Rahzzah photoshopped Chris Pratt’s face only a picture of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and OMG YES PLEASE WANT NOW
Otter named Benedict at the Tennessee Aquarium
J.K. Rowling and a brave teen from Texas giving us all the feels
Cravings covets and crushes
Groot and Rocket’s Hot Toys figures: http://www.themarysue.com/hot-toys-groot-rocket-gotg/
Twist Collective: http://www.twistcollective.com/2014/fall/magazinepage_01.php
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