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….

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

L&L Book Club presents: Hunting Sasquatch Part 1

As you read this I’m on my way to New Orleans! I’ve never been there and I’m pretty stoked about the trip. But not nearly as stoked as I am to say it’s finally time to go ‘Squatching!

The Book

This month we’re reading Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher. It’s a spin off of the Dresden Files, and written in three short stories. You don’t need to have read the Dresden Files before reading this, but if you are a fan of…

Read More

2017 Geek-A-Long: She-Hulk


Jennifer Walters was just a lawyer until a gangster shot her and she received a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner. She then turned into the Savage She-Hulk and fought crime in a torn blouse. Unlike the Hulk, Jennifer has a good deal of control over her transformations and temper. She is one of the strongest characters in the Marvel Universe, and she likes being an imposing green giantess most of the time.

Recently, She Hulk led A-Force, a team of some of most…

Read More

Color Work Yarn Management and Swatching

After a long weekend of dying yarn and celebrating the end of summer, Sasquatch kits are back in stock! SO. MANY. MINI SKEINS. The kits have been assembled and you can get yours in the store now. As we gear up for the hunt, ball your yarn, brush up on the Twisted German Cast On and/or Two-At-A-Time socks techniques if you want to try something new with this project, and work on your gauge swatch. Then, you’ll be all set to cast on when the first clue drops next Wednesday!

Side Note: Jac wants me…

Read More

L&L Book Club Presents: Two at a Time Socks

Holy Hurricane, Batman! Please consider supporting Huston relief efforts with a donation to the Red Cross if you are able. Now back to your regularly scheduled book club.

The Book

This week I read The Dressmaker of Khair Khana. The book is the true account of five sisters that began an in-home tailoring business in Taliban occupied Afghanistan. The oldest sister is married and is a skilled dressmaker and designer. The other sisters have no background in sewing whatsoever. In fact, the second oldest sister, who starts and runs the business, was…

Read More

2017 Geek-A-Long: Black Panther

I can’t speak to what Black Panther means to the Black community. His name predates the Black Panther Party, and it’s my understanding that the party did not have him in mind when they chose their name. Jack Kirby had originally named him “The Coal Tiger” which is a dumb name and I think that we can all see why it would be changed. He fought the KKK in a story that was controversial in 1976. Sadly, thanks to our political state, the character is still seen as somewhat controversial today. Did you…

Read More

L&L Book Club: Austenland

I’ve been having trouble writing this post this week. It seems selfish to lose myself in a fun silly book, when terrible things are happening here and abroad. I live a sheltered life. It’s pretty much just me, my yarn, and Mabel the Merciless all day. I watch more Sesame Street than CNN. I get on Facebook, but not all day long, usually just once or twice, and some days I don’t go on it at all. I’m out of touch with the outside world most days. The outside world is basically a dumpster fire right…

Read More