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Join two Canadian geek girls on their epic journey to discover new yarns, patterns, hot guys in kilts/pointy ears/superhero capes, geek-related news, and to knit ALL THE THINGS.

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Knit 1 Geek 2 SuperKaren/MegaMaggie

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Join two Canadian geek girls on their epic journey to discover new yarns, patterns, hot guys in kilts/pointy ears/superhero capes, geek-related news, and to knit ALL THE THINGS.

In space, no one can hear you squee.

    Episode 119: Catching Up, Part 2

    Episode 119: Catching Up, Part 2

    We're going to be at the Knitters' Frolic on April 28th, and there's a podcaster meetup from 12:30-1:30 in the new lounge space near the cafe! Come say hi to us, or feel free to stop us if you see us wandering around!

    The second in a couple of...vintage...episodes, trying to catch up before we (hopefully) record just after the Knitters' Frolic. Now we time-travel back to the beginning of February. How the hell is it almost May, already?

    Stuff happened! Holidays! Presents! Trips! Illness! Also, the volume is kind of messed up in spots, thanks to recording over Hangouts. :(

    Adventures in Knitting

    Sunday Drive in Tanis Fibre Arts
    Daughter Heir socks, Dark Harbor Yarn
    Zipper Socks
    Bonfire Cowl, in Shelridge Yarns and The Blue Brick
    Mirasol Yarn for possible sweater?
    Metallurgy Shawl in Neighborhood Fiber Co.
    Spring Forward Socks in Rhichard Devreize yarn from the Purple Purl
    Honey Cowl in Dye Guy Yarn from The Fibre Garden
    Locke St. Cardigan
    Carpe Diem fingerless mitts in Blue Brick yarn from Yarns Untangled
    Sweater inspired by the So Faded sweater/Comfort Fade Cardi
    Karen and her brother doing commentary for Jurassic Park
    Geek Squee!

    Critical Role's second campaign has started! More to catch up on than when we recorded, but there's now an audio-only podcast, soooo...
    Black Panther (at the time of recording) is coming out! And they have girls in the merch pictures, and people have been donating to buy out movie theatres so kids can see it. :D And again, buy cool stuff from Box Lunch Gifts and help feed people as well.
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out and Karen really enjoyed it! It was...a bit long, but still good!


    Cravings, Covets and Crushes

    I Am Groot Cardigan
    Mittens from Around Norway by Nina Granlund Sæther
    Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible by Hitomi Shida
    Xanathar's Guide to Everything for D&D 5e
    Kids on Bikes RPG
    Good Society RPG
    Unstable Unicorns card game
    Grant Howitt's one-page RPGs and Patreon (and make sure to watch the Critical Role one-shot of Honey Heist!)
    Bay's Edge stole
    Void Merch

    Want to share your thoughts on the movies/tv/science geekery we've discussed, or found something geeky to share? Comment here at the blog, email us at knit1geek2@gmail.com or participate in the thread on our Ravelry group! Want to know when new episodes go live or see the occasional bit of news? Check out our Twitter feed (@knit1geek2)! And as always, we have merch in our Zazzle.com and Zazzle.ca stores.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 118: Catching Up, Part 1

    Episode 118: Catching Up, Part 1

    We're going to be at the Knitters' Frolic on April 28th, and there's a podcaster meetup from 12:30-1:30 in the new lounge space near the cafe! Come say hi to us, or feel free to stop us if you see us wandering around!

    SPOILER WARNING! Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok from 1:17:56 to 1:23:14

    The first in a couple of...vintage...episodes, trying to catch up. First we time-travel back to the end of November. How the hell is it almost May, already?

    We've done stuff! FanExpo! Harry Potter wedding! Rhinebeck! Royal Winter Fair Sheep to Shawl! Family visits! There's been stuff happening.

    Knitters' Fair haul: Indigodragonfly, The Blue Brick
    We went to Curiosa!
    The Beauty and her Beast yarn is from Must Stash Yarn, the stickers were from Uncommon Plans
    Rhinebeck Haul: White Birch Fibre Arts, Neighborhood Fibre Co., One Geek to Craft Them All
    Rhinebeck Shawl: Three Wishes by Nim Teasdale, using my Fleegle Beader
    Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
    Adventures in Knitting

    Sunday Drive in Tanis Fibre Arts
    Zipper Socks
    Monkey Socks
    Cowl in Shelridge Yarns and Dragonfly Fibers
    Geek Squee!

    We saw Thor: Ragnarok!
    The Amazons' armor in Justice League. >:(
    Character posters for Black Panther
    AAAH HARRY POTTER GAME FROM NIANTIC COMING omg i want to play this at Casa Loma so bad
    Karen's been doing some streaming of video games on the K1G2 YouTube channel, still working out the kinks
    Cravings, Covets and Crushes

    Curselets
    Join Hands Mitten Project
    Box Lunch Gifts
    Angry Feminist Knitters Club pin
    Woolly Thistle
    Shiny Apple Studio
    Baby Bestiary
    Critical Role Tal'Dorei Campaign Guide

    Want to share your thoughts on the movies/tv/science geekery we've discussed, or found something geeky to share? Comment here at the blog, email us at knit1geek2@gmail.com or participate in the thread on our Ravelry group! Want to know when new episodes go live or see the occasional bit of news? Check out our Twitter feed (@knit1geek2)! And as always, we have merch in our Zazzle.com and Zazzle.ca stores.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Episode 117: Just the Worst

    Episode 117: Just the Worst

    SIGNAL BOOST! So it's been a terrible couple months for a lot of people. Hurricanes in the Caribbean, earthquakes in Mexico, wildfires in California, the Las Vegas shooting...2017 is the worst. So there's a lot of people who could use your help. If you'd like to support those in need right now, check out the following pages for some links to places where you can help. And to all our listeners in the affected areas, if you have knitting patterns on Ravelry, put them in the Pimp Yourself thread on the Ravelry group, and if there's another way we might be able to help, just let Maggie or I know. We love you guys.

    Business Insider's list of places to donate for Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria relief: http://www.businessinsider.com/best-charities-to-help-hurricane-victims-harvey-irma-maria-2017-9

    Vox's list of places to donate to help victims of the Mexico earthquakes as well as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/20/16338698/donate-hurricane-earthquake-relief-recovery

    GoFundMe's Direct Impact Fund for California Wildfire Relief: https://www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/CAfirerelief

    More places to donate for California Wildfire victims from Time Magazine: http://time.com/money/4978071/napa-fire-donations-help-victims/

    GoFundMe Las Vegas Victims' Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund



    In Adventures in Knitting for this episode, Maggie's finished her Kai Mei socks and sent them off to their recipient and is so close to finishing AdminMonkey's sweater...except she might need more yarn. Whoops. She has also conquered the brioche! Which means she's figured it out, not that she's actually working on a brioche thing right now because now that she knows how to do it after casting it on 6 times, she wants to see other projects. She's also been doing some weaving, and is actually on to a for realsies project! She's also gained another hobby (because of course that's what she needs), painting gaming miniatures!

    Karen, meanwhile, has ditched all the projects she was working on because she'd hit the doldrums with them. So what helps with knitting ruts? Casting on some Monkey socks, of course! That doesn't mean she isn't working on something overly ambitious, as, um, she kind of decided to sew a costume for FanExpo liiike...ten days beforehand? She also went on the TTC Knitalong since the last recording, which was awesome! And exhausting, but also awesome! Also, Karen will be at Rhinebeck this year! Find her and give her hugs!

    In Geek Squee, Maggie's started watching a Geek & Sundry series about painting miniatures: Painters' Guild! Of course it doesn't hurt that Matt Mercer was the first guest. We've also found twitter user mazzmatazz who is crocheting amigurumi of the ENTIRE D&D Monster Manual, as well as the perfect instructions for D&D nerds to leave for those looking after their cats when they're away, namely, in the form of a campaign. In case you needed a rabbit hole to dive down, the British Library has digitized the entirety of Leonardo DaVinci's sketchbook. SO. AWESOME. Also awesome? OMG THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR IS A WOMAN. WE ARE SO EXCITED. Less exciting is James Cameron thinking we need his opinions about Wonder Woman. Let's just look at this adorable photoshoot of kids dressed as the Justice League, okay? And there was also a solar eclipse. Man, that feels like a long time ago.

    In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, Karen has another newbie game review, this time of CRPG "Pillars of Eternity" which is SUPER ADDICTIVE. And may feature some voices familiar to Critical Role fans. ;) She's also started doing some streaming of video games, which you can find on our YouTube channel! You can find our Guide to Rhinebeck periscope video from last year on our channel as we[...]

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 116: So Bad*ss I Cried

    Episode 116: So Bad*ss I Cried

    SPOILER ALERT! Spoilers for Wonder Woman from 33:50 to 52:30!

    So much celebrating. So tired.

    In Adventures in Knitting, Maggie is still working on the Brownstone sweater for AdminMonkey and will be working on it for the foreseeable future. So as not to lose her mind, she's also working on Kai-Mei socks and she's FINALLY WEAVING! :D Karen, meanwhile, is still working on the Locke Street cardigan and will be also for the foreseeable future, though she did feel compelled to cast on socks in Cozy Knitter's "Come TOgether" colourway for a Blue Jays game. :D She's also been swatching a couple things but is resisting looking for patterns because she really needs to work on the sweater.

    Also, um, Karen finally has a full-time job? Which means she has a very predictable schedule, and can sign up for things like the TTC Knitalong!

    In Geek Squee, EEEEEE WONDER WOMAN EEEEEEE. We were not disappointed. In other things, we saw a cool art print of the Star Wars characters as if it was set in the Middle Ages, as well as an official Star Wars animated webseries, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, which is ALL LADIES ALL THE TIME. There's also some much-needed updates coming to the Pirates of the Caribbean rides at various Disney Parks that sound very cool.

    In Cravings, Covets and Crushes, there's a new Blue Moon Fiber Arts colourway that we really want (#ShePersisted!), and Karen has been lusting after (but unable to acquire) a self-striping yarn from Must Stash Yarns, "Beauty and Her Beast". Two guesses what the colour inspiration is. Just guess. Also, guys, we suuuuuper want to make the Wonder Woman Wrap. WANT.

    Want to share your thoughts on the movies/tv/science geekery we've discussed, or found something geeky to share? Comment here at the blog, email us at knit1geek2@gmail.com or participate in the thread on our Ravelry group! Want to know when new episodes go live or see the occasional bit of news? Check out our Twitter feed (@knit1geek2)! And as always, we have merch in our Zazzle.com and Zazzle.ca stores.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 115: Just You Wait

    Episode 115: Just You Wait

    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).

    Want to share your thoughts on the movies/tv/science geekery we've discussed, or found something geeky to share? Comment here at the blog, email us at knit1geek2@gmail.com or participate in the thread on our Ravelry group! Want to know when new episodes go live or see the occasional bit of news? Check out our Twitter feed (@knit1geek2)! And as always, we have merch in our Zazzle.com and Zazzle.ca stores.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 114: We’re Twelve Years Old and Holding

    Episode 114: We’re Twelve Years Old and Holding

    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. :D 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. :D 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.

    Want to share your thoughts on the movies/tv/science geekery we've discussed, or found something geeky to share? Comment here at the blog, email us at knit1geek2@gmail.com or participate in the thread on our Ravelry group! Want to know when new episodes go live or see the occasional bit of news? Check out our Twitter feed (@knit1geek2)! And as always, we have merch in our Zazzle.com and Zazzle.ca stores.

    • 1 hr 22 min

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