SPOILER ALERT! Spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 from 40:05 to 49:47!
In Adventures in Knitting, we went to the Knitter's Frolic! And...Maggie actually bought more yarn than Karen did. This...this is weird. Maggie got some Brooklyn Tweed shelter for Jared Flood's Brownstone pattern, which she's making for Admin Monkey (who's doing much better, yay!) and of course some Blue Brick for some brioche knitting, the practice of which is...not going well. Karen got the Frolic-exclusive colourway from Indigodragonfly and the Frolic project bag. That's it. They also went to the Frolic Podcaster meetup! Thanks for organizing it, Ramona! (Also the word Karen mentions that doesn't translate into English might be her mis-remembering the first entry from this article? Or it could have been a different article with a slight mistranslation, as she's seen a couple in writing this)
They also went to the Harry Potter-themed bar in Toronto, The Lockhart. Sooooo many tasty drinks, though your hosts declined to join others in their group in sampling the ghost pepper-infused tequila.
Karen also went to Ottawa and of course visited one of the local yarn stores, Wabi Sabi, and bought some weaving yarn. She also did quite a lot of knitting...though not on the big project she brought intending to get a lot done on it. Whoops. Said big project is the Locke Street sweater, which she's doing in some yarn she overdyed last summer. She did finish the Tauriel socks, though! The Continental-practice sock is goign much more slowly, though.
In Geek Squee, we have seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and enjoyed it! We're also super psyched for Wonder Woman (message from the future: we were so not prepared) and, not surprisingly, rolling our eyes at the douchebros. Maggie has also been watching American Gods, though Karen has not, and there was an article about Star Wars in Vanity Fair, the pictures from which were giving us the feels. Also, OMG there's a group of people that are turning the songs from the musical "Hamilton" into a musical about the story of Critical Role. So excited.
In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, OMG NERDY PURSES AND BAGS INCLUDING A PEGGY CARTER ONE. WANT. Loungefly, TAKE OUR MONEY. Also Karen is SUPER EXCITED for story mode of one of her favourite video games, "The Long Dark". We also have a new (ish, to us) indie dyer, Scrumptiouspurl and a really cool potter on Etsy, Remembrances Pottery! There's also a knitting magazine called "Rib" that's dedicated to knits for men, and there's some really nice patterns inside so far. Karen's also been listening to a podcast called Viking and the North, which are a pair of knitting geeks from Toronto who will hopefully post more soon (though like we can talk, I mean really).
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