We’re back with EPISODE 100!! WOO!
As it’s been a while there’s a lot to catch up on. Maggie’s been sending and receiving packages in the Odd Duck Swaps group’s Dresden Files Swap, has been working on the Vivid Blanket and has been designing some Dresden-inspired socks. Karen has started and finished the Estuary Shawl, started the Urdr shawl, finished the Smocks of Love socks and started some Monkey socks. Oh, and she’s doing the Leventry shawl for an LYS knitalong, and retroactively justifying the yarn purchase. Oh, and she finally actually put buttons on her Saddleback Cardigan and wove in the ends. Also, WOO KNITTERS FROLIC! See the end of this post/the Ravelry group for meetup plans.
In Geek Squee, Karen has been continually losing her mind over the casting for the live-action Beauty and the Beast that Disney is producing (and yes, we know there is an answer to the question we still had about casting, but technology was not cooperating to record an addendum :D), Avengers: Age of Ultron is almost here and some brave souls are watching ALL 11 MARVEL MOVIES in a marathon, the Daredevil TV show came out on Netflix and as of recording Karen hadn’t seen it (she’s seen the first two episodes now!), and the Deadpool movie will be Rated R as it should be. Also, if there wasn’t enough media coming back from Karen’s teenage years, OMG THE X-FILES IS COMING BACK WITH ALL THE KEY PLAYERS OMG. We’ve also found an interesting blog called Push Comics Forward and a really cool article about Bolivian women who have moved from doing traditional knitting and weaving into making devices to *save babies’ lives*.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we are dying to get the first episodes of Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk’s webseries “Con Man”, possibly looking for people to play the official web app version of Cards Against Humanity with, discuss pretties from Knitting Fresh Brioche, Shards of Bifrost and One Geek to Craft Them All, and found some super cool fan art from Patrick Ballesteros.
Also, big and very belated thanks to Danielle who sent us some pretty stitch markers (let us know if you sell these, Danielle!), and we got a big-ass box from a certain person, so unless you want to hear Karen nearly cry on the podcast, you are warned that there’s a good chunk of squealing over that.
We’re going to be at the Toronto Knitters Frolic on Saturday, April 25th! Come meet up with us in the food area at around 1:30, or if you see us wandering around before that, say hello! We love meeting listeners, even if Karen is total fail at remembering names.
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Adventures in Knitting:
Dresden package swop with the Odd Duck Group :
This is my person’s account of opening their package: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-odd-duck-swaps-of-ravelry/2803732/3876-3900#3884
I designed a poster calendar for her
Made the Fuego cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fuego-cowl
And Cafe Au Lait Tam: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cafe-au-lait-tam
Commissioned a box bag with special fabric from Spoonflower
The yarn in there is yarn that I spun, and Karen dyed for me
Designed new chocolate wrappers
Designed a coffee cup for a Pick Me Up Potion
A little bit of art
Shield Stitch Markers from Shards of Bifrost: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ShardsofBifrost
Pictures from Dresden Files Fan Filming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEiV8t_JGrzEE3GgHZr25-w
(PS, “Harry’s” RT girlfriend is Gilly of Knit Princes: http://www.knitprincess.com fame.)
And a rock. :-)
And this is me opening MY package: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-odd-duck-swaps-of-ravelry/2803732/3901-3925#3919
Potion base: Coffee
Sight: Hand spun green yarn
Taste: Dark Chocolate
Hearing: A secret
Spirit: Rune stitch markers
Mind: Faerie book
Extra gear: Green Saber (yarn), celtic stole : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/morvarch , two amythests (yarn), Socks, mittens, and box bag.
Kyna shawl in Loki Dokey by Indigo Dragonfly: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kyna FINISHED AND WITH RECIPIENT!
and Vivid blanket in palette: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vivid-2
I have started working on charts for the Bob socks.
Estuary Shawl –started and finished!: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/estuary-2
Monkey socks: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/monkey
Urdr Shawl–Pi Day: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/urdr
Movie socks — finished the movie parts, just need the heels
…There was another pair of socks in there that I worked on…
OH. Smocks of Love socks, finished!: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smocks-of-love
And I’m doing Leventry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leventry
for the Handknit Yarn Studio summer shawl knitalong. This is good as…I kinda bought yarn from them a couple weeks ago. And yarn from a couple places in Toronto a couple weeks before that. I’ve bought some yarn: http://www.julie-asselin.com , is what I’m saying.
Rhinebeck sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/saddleback-cardigan
April 25th – Knitter’s Frolic. Credit Cards quake in terror.
OMG so much to talk about so forgive us if we don’t get to your favourite thing in the Geek-verse. There’s just so much.
Agents of Shield returns!: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2364582/
Speaking of Emma – Disney’s Live Action Beauty and the Beast, along with Josh Gad (for Lefou and Dan what’s his face from Downton Abbey as the Beast, and Luke Evans as Gaston…I can’t wait to hear about casting for Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, etc.): AND NOW IAN MCKELLEN AS COGSWORTH. THIS IS WITCHCRAFT. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2771200/
Almost Ultron time! Select cinemas in the US and Canada are doing an epic Marvel Marathon–11 movies, 24+ hours. Karen is super tempted but that would mean seeing Ultron without Maggie, and there’s no way in hell she’d be able to get the day off. Also she’d probably rather do that at home with a bathroom and kitchen nearby.
Marvel’s Daredevil : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322312/ series is out on Netflix–Karen’s thinking of getting Netflix to watch it.
DEADPOOL is rated R bitches!: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431045/
Push Comics Forward: http://pushcomicsforward.com/
X-FILES IS COMING BACK OMG
Bolivian knitters & weavers are making tiny implements to0 treat heart defects: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32076070
Cravings Covets and Crushes
Nathan Fillian and Alan Tudyk :http://deadline.com/2015/03/browncoats-give-1-6-million-for-fillion-tudyk-web-series-1201392389/
Cards Against Humanity is FREE!!!!: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-03-13-cards-against-humanity-is-now-online-free
Peggy Carter stitch markers from One Geek To Craft All: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/229710826/agent-carter-stitch-markers?ref=shop_home_active_18
Patrick Ballasteros Art: http://patrickballesterosart.bigcartel.com/category/25-cent-wonders?page=5 (have talked about his work before–he did the adorable Peggy & Steve on the coin-operated motorbike artwork)
Just plain cool: First transgender model at Modcloth, has dressed named after her.
Also a comedian – look for Chick Like Me on April 28th. - Mary Sue had an update to say she’s not actually going to be a model for them, it was just a feature-ish thing?
Shards of BiFrost – Geeky style jewelry – commissions welcome. https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ShardsofBifrost?ref=shopinfo_shophome_leftnav
Cookies from Awilda, stitch markers from Danielle (lanois on rav)