SPOILER ALERT! Spoilers for the new live-action Beauty and the Beast from 48:25 to 55:11!
Reminder: We’ll be at the Toronto Knitters’ Frolic on Sat. April 29th and there’s going to be a podcast meetup! Hallway straight back from the entrance doors, 1pm. Come meet a whole bunch of podcasters! We’ll have buttons! And if you’re looking to have lunch around 11-11:30ish, we’ll be in the same area. Also don’t forget about the Frolic Social on Sunday! Details at the Toronto Knitters’ Frolic website! Also, Karen will be in Ottawa the weekend after the Frolic, so if anyone there wants to get together some evening for a knit night, let her know!
It’s been a month, y’all.
In Adventures in Knitting, Maggie has been working on socks from a sock blank and did her first Afterthought Heel, and has started another pair. She also needs to do some darning of some older socks, sadly. She’s also planning some selfish family knitting, including a Brownstone sweater for AdminMonkey in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, for herself Sunday Drive in Tanis Fibre Arts yarns, and the Elfling is going to wait until the fall as he tends to grow. Also, new weaving tools have arrived, yay!
Karen, meanwhile, has finished both LilliPilli and Mystic Star, but hasn’t blocked either. She also made the Autumn in Garrison hat and has unearthed a very very old sock project, the Tauriel socks from Knitty, which she’s doing in Knitsch. She also may have started a pair of socks in KnitPicks Felici, and is still dithering over what sweater to make next. And she…may…have…bought…yarn.
Oh, and, um, apparently we were reviewed on the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog. OMG. :D’
In Geek Squee, we saw the live action Beauty and the Beast and we are suddenly tweens again. We also saw the latest Wonder Woman trailer, and we’re praying that it’s as good as the trailer promises. There’s an amazing Jurassic Parkour video that totally made Karen’s day, and she’s also been happy that one of the video games she loved from last year, Firewatch, won a couple BAFTA video game awards! Also, OMG SQUIRREL GIRL IS GONNA BE ON TV in the Marvel New Warriors show that’s going to be on ABC’s Freeform next year! Finally, Carrie Fisher’s family has approved the use of her likeness in Episode IX.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, we found bath bombs inspired by Critical Role characters and which contain a random die, and our friend Marsha of One Geek to Craft All is making Critical Role-inspired stitch markers. Also, the amazing dyer behind the Blue Brick has created a book of patterns that are designed to go with ombre yarns! And last but not least, Karen has really been enjoying a series of romance novels with nerdy heroines, and she wants the third book in the series right now omg.
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