Twinkle, Trunk Show, Sock Knitter, Spy

Man, it has been a crazy and busy few weeks! I’m deep in the trenches of Christmas knitting, and I’m probably not going to make it on all my projects, especially since I have one million things to do before we attend VK Live in NYC this January. I have a massive blanket and a long infinity scarf that will be finished, but I can’t show off pics yet since I’m not really sure how much of my family reads this.

I also have a really special project I’ve been working…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Finishing

It’s join week! Time to get those squares put together. This year we decided to use last year’s crochet join again since we liked it so much. You can see the full tutorial here. I wanted to put that here, at the top, because I know it’s probably what you’re here for. We had thought we might do a new joint this year, but when we looked at all the squares laid out, we knew the crochet join would look best. Now that I’ve got the biddness…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Nightwing

Jac and I joked about both of us writing this post, not necessarily since it’s the last Geek-A-Long square of 2017, but due to the fact that both of us have a deep, undying love for Dick Grayson. We’ve always been big Batman fans, but there was something about Chris O’Donnell in the 1995 movie, Batman Forever, that made eleven-year-old me blossom into a woman. It’s probably the nipples on the suit that did it. I don’t know who in costuming said,”Give me more Bat-Nipples!” But I…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Static Shock

I loved Static Shock. The show was fun and heartfelt and relevant without being overt. It was the first cartoon to star an African American superhero and felt like it came out of nowhere. In reality, it was based off of a character created as part of DC’s Milestone Universe, which focused on Dakota City after a chemical explosion gave a bunch of people super powers. It was gritty and diverse and violent and didn’t…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Spider-Gwen

Spider-Gwen isn’t her name. It’s Spider-Woman. Well, really it’s Gwen Stacy. In an alternate universe where Peter Parker doesn’t get bitten, Gwen does. She starts fighting crime as the Amazing Spider-Woman until a tragedy strikes. On her prom night, her friend Peter, wanting to be a superhero, turns himself into the Lizard and dies while fighting Spider-Woman. She has to go on with her life, living next to the Parkers without ever telling them the truth of how their nephew died. It’s a great story, but started…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Kitty Pryde

There’s this cliche in X-Men comics that whenever a new character joins the team the cover says “Welcome to the X-Men, hope you survive the experience!” The first person to get that message was Kitty Pryde, a young teenage Jewish girl who could phase through solid matter and disrupt electronics. She is the point of view character for generations of fans and one of the most well known X-Men. In the comics anyways, she only had a very small role in the movies.

Shadowcat doesn’t care…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Fantastic Four


The Fantastic Four are Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, The Thing, and Mr. Fantastic. Unless The Thing leaves and then She-Hulk takes his place. Or if Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, and the Hulk happen to be around.

Or if there are more than four people on the team. Or if any of them happen to be dead or missing in another dimension.

Fantastic Four was the foundation of the Marvel Universe….

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L&L Book Club Presents: Hunting Sasquatch Clue 3

The hunt for Sasquatch concludes!

Clue 1: 9/13/2017-Released!
Clue 2: 9/20/2017-Released!
Clue 3: 9/27/2017-Released!

This week in book club we read…

Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher, part two. Our little Bigfoot is growing up and off to boarding school, where obviously he is being attacked by black magic. I particularly enjoy the Dresden Files spin off stories. Working For Bigfoot and Side Jobs are some of Jim Butcher’s best work. You get…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Peggy Carter

I like the movie version of Peggy Carter. She started as a code breaker at Bletchley Park and was eventually moved on to MI5 and the SSR, and was one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D.. She worked as a spy and was Captain America’s love interest. I read a story that they liked the actress so much they kept making her part bigger and finding reasons for her to appear in short extras before giving her a short run TV show,…

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L&L Book Club Presents: Hunting Sasquatch Part 2

 

The hunt for Sasquatch continues.

Clue 1: 9/13/2017-Released!

Clue 2: 9/20/2017-Released!

Clue 3: 9/27/2017

This week in book club we read…

Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher, part one. My favorite professional Wizard (Harry Dresden) is hired to look after Bigfoot’s half human son as he navigates the dangerous world of an elite USA Elementary Academy. If you’ve never been privy to the crazy inner workings of prestigious, private, elementary schools in the US, you might be taken aback by the first two sections of Working for Bigfoot. But…

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