SPOILER ALERT! Spoilers for Agent Carter Season 2 up to episode 5 from 44:55 to 51:25!
In this episode, there’s some kind of sports thing going on, apparently?
In Adventures in Knitting, Maggie is working on a bunch of baby gifts including a Vivid Blanket and a couple seekrit things as well as the Shiny mitts that are a gift for someone as well. She’s also working on a Jaffrey Hat, and a pair of Zipper socks (FOR HERSELF OMG) as well as a bunch of spinning. Also, she has big personal news which, YAAAAAY. Karen, meanwhile is trying to stick to finishing things instead of casting on ALL THE THINGS like she wants to. She finished the Myrtle Scarf and the cowl for her mother, and started a pair of socks using a scroll lace pattern she found in one of her stitch dictionaries. She’s also working (intermittently) on the Zick Zack Scarf. Also she miiight be starting the Crocus shawl by Hiroko Payne because a giant beaded, nupped, laceweight shawl is totally what she needs right now, especially as she’s started sewing and is gaining quite the fabric stash, AND she’s tried a little weaving thanks to a loaner loom.
In Geek Squee, Karen saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens and enjoyed it (and especially enjoys kids of all genders loving Rey as a hero), while Maggie has a date to go see Deadpool. Also, yay new season of Agent Carter and OMG X-FILES IS BACK! Neil deGrasse Tyson is saving us all from people who legitimately still think the world is flat via RAP BATTLE (also Karen’s going to see him speak and is SUPER EXCITED). Hoever on a sad note, everyone raise your wands for the passing of Alan Rickman.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, in representation news, Barbie is now adding curvy, petite and tall versions to the their doll lines and Lego has introduced a minifigure in a wheelchair, yay! Also, the new Lego Marvel Avengers game is out and OMG KAMALA KHAN IS IN IT (also Squirrel Girl! And Clark Gregg as Coulson, of course :D). If you’re looking for some more unique adult colouring books, check out the #ColorOurCollections link roundups for some super awesome images from various museum and library collections, including Medieval illuminated manuscripts, Victorian natural science images and many more! Karen’s dying to do the Crazed Scandinavian Cowl by Wendy Johnston because of course she is.
We’re doing a knitalong! We’re doing the CanConKAL/CAL – a celebration of Canadian designers and yarnies! As the Canadian dollar is so terrible right now (but really good for those in the US or Europe!) you can use Canadian milled/sourced/dyed yarn and/or a pattern by a Canadian designer (which includes people that were born in Canada and moved elsewhere, as well as those born elsewhere and who now live in Canada–you’re Canadian to us. :D). We’re planning to start late March and finish projects by Canada Day, July 1st. Stay tuned for the thread in the Ravelry group for a list of designers and yarn providers!
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Adventures in Knitting:
Maggie: baby knitting (not for me!) Anders by Sorren Kerr: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/anders
super secret project – done
Jaffrey hat by Michelle Wang, I started over the Christmas break: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jaffrey
Vivid blanket by Tin Can Knits, needs to finish up for another baby: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MASalter/vivid
Zipper socks by Patti Waters, with Dr.Who/Van Gogh yarn (pretty!): http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zipper-socks
Other baby project – swatching
Bob socks….. yeah well…..
Oh, and my swop package? We’ve determined it’s on the back of a sea turtle named “Reef” and he’s visiting family at the moment. *headdesk*
Spinning: I spun all the fluff on the break… until someone gave me fluff for Christmas! So only two thirds of that is spun.
Karen: Super seekrit project is going, after ripping a couple times and changing projects because I’m a ninny
Socks from stitch dictionary
Tempted to cast something on, ie. the Crocus shawl because I keep remembering that I want to do it only after I start seeing crocuses pop up: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocus-shawl
Still working on learning to sew, which is a learning experience in itself.
I WOVE A THING! And am scouting Canadian sources for rigid heddle looms and prices thereof.
Karen saw Star Wars/boys are loving Rey as hero and it means everything.
Valentine’s Day? You mean already 2 days into the new DEADPOOL movie right? (Marketing is brilliant. Esp the testicular cancer PSA): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsdD1MJXOpk
New season of Peggy Carter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Carter_(season_2)
Neil deGrasse Tyson is not taking your Flat Earth shyte. Also KAREN’S GOING TO SEE NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON SPEAK IN TORONTO AT THE END OF FEBRUARY. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
X-Files – they’re back!: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-x-files/243258/x-files-revival-news-everything-you-need-to-know
Alan Rickman. (moment of silence, raise your wands)
Cravings, Covets, and Crushes
Who wants to do a KAL? Lilli Pilli anyone?: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lilli-pilli
Or a Canadian KAL!
Barbie has finally introduced “curvy, petite, tall” to their doll line. : http://time.com/4197499/barbies-new-body-photos-of-curvy-tall-and-petite/
Lego has introduced a figure in a wheelchair.:http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/lego-wheelchair-1.3423375
Want to color and illuminated manuscript? Part of #colourourcollections – lots of libraries/museums are posting theirs! http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/197453/2016-Colouring-Book.pdf
Wendy Johnson’s Crazed Scandinavian Cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crazed-scandinavian-cowl