*eyes date this was recorded* *eyes date it was posted* WELP.
In Adventures in Knitting, Maggie is working on socks for herself using the Zipper Socks pattern by Patti Waters, the Celtic Myth shawl and she’s got Sweet Georgia yarn that she’ll be using in the Pixie Farts mittens for the CanConKAL/CAL. Karen, meanwhile, is working on stuff which is not working out, so she’s very little she can discuss, especially as March Break is looming. But Episode 1 of the Indigodragonfly Geek Club arrived! And she’s almost done the Rhinebeck sweater! ….From last year. She’s also decided she’ll be doing the Mystic Star shawl in Tanis Fibre Arts yarn for the CanConKAL/CAL.
In Geek Squee, we got the new Ghostbusters trailer, eeeeee! And Karen is still not prepared for Captain America: Civil War, but is happy that she has the comfort of knowing Agents of SHIELD has been renewed for Season 4 already. Karen’s been doing some video game playing and OMG FIREWATCH YOU GUYS LOVE IT SO MUCH. If nothing else you really should watch the playthroughs by YouTube user Markiplier’s as well as the one by friend of the show, WenchFaery.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, Maggie really wants to see Zootopia and Kung Fu Panda 3 (message from the future: Karen saw Zootopia and looooved it). ThinkGeek is tempting us again with A Game of Thrones-inspired cellphone case, and Karen is dying to read Clara Parkes’ “Knitlandia”, considering the Rhinebeck chapter alone gave her feels. If that’s not enough fiberyness for you, check out the St. Fagin’s Museum LambCam and check out the archives for this year’s lambing season! SO MANY BABY LAMBS. Also HOLY CRAP THE CELTIC RAVENS SHAWL. Guys. Guys. You need to see this designer’s stuff it is AMAZEBALLS.
The CanConKAL/CAL is underway, but don’t despair, you can join in any time (and there’s another group doing one in the summer)! 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 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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Episode 108: Whoops
Adventures in Knitting:
Maggie: Birthday socks (Dr. Who and Vincent in Zipper Socks): http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MASalter/zipper-socks
Celtic myth = tv knitting: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-myths
CANKAL = pixie farts in SweetGeorgia yarn : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pixie-farts
SweetGeorgia Yarn: http://sweetgeorgiayarns.com
Karen: Knitting…yeah, not so much
OH GOD NO NOT MARCH BREAK
However I did manage to go to the Purple Purl and not buy anything! …For me, anyway.
Geek Club Episode 1 arrival!
CanConKAL: Mystic Star by Anna Dalvi in Tanis Fibre Arts Fingering weight “Cosmic Night”…I think. And maybe something else.: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mystic-star
Civil War trailer – Seriously Peter?: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3498820/
Return of Agents of SHIELD–and it’s already been renewed for Season 4!!!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agents_of_S.H.I.E.L.D._(season_3)
Canadian Prime Minister and US President are bros!
Karen’s newbie game reviews: FIREWAAAAAATCH: http://www.firewatchgame.com
Maggie wants to see Zootopia!: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2948356/
Ned Stark iphone or ipad case: https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2016/03/10/want-ned-stark-mobile-case-iphones-ipads/
Clara Parkes’ “Knitlandia”: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01ADHYKJG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
St. Fagan’s National History Museum in Wales has a LAMBCAM. :D:D:D:D: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/lambcam/
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-celestial-wolves OMG so cool