2015 Geek-A-Long: Indiana Jones

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That belongs in a museum!

Nothing surprises Indiana Jones, he’s a scientist. Professor of Archaeology, expert on the occult, and how does one say it… obtainer of rare antiquities, Indiana Jones isn’t just another sexy man in a wide-brimmed fedora back-lit against the setting sun. He hates Nazis and snakes. And he knows that in the Latin alphabet, ‘Jehovah’ begins with an ‘I’.

Indiana Jones was the most talented bum Professor Abner Ravenwood ever trained. He also might’ve been named after the dog, but he had a lot of fond memories of that dog. Either way, Indy taught me that Archaeology is the search for fact, not truth. (If it’s truth you’re interested, Dr. Tyree’s philosophy class is right down the hall.) I also learned that when you lose, it doesn’t mean you have to like it and ‘X’ never, ever marks the spot.

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Sidebar: Before I continue writing a post made almost purely out of quotes from the movies, I don’t want to hear any crybaby flak about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. If the thing you didn’t like about it was the alien, then you need to take off your nostalgia glasses and come to terms with how there is supernatural stuff in every single one of those movies. Harrison Ford was delightful as always (hope you’re healing up well after your crash Mr. Ford!) and I was pleased to see Karen Allen reprise her role as Marion Ravenwood. I love her character; she has moxie.

Super-Extra Sidebar: Megan-Anne and I saw Karen Allen speak about weaving at Vogue Knitting Live in New York a few years ago. It was very informative. And you know we have to support our fellow fiber enthusiasts. ;)

What I love about Professor Henry “Indiana” Jones Jr. is that no matter how many times he sees crazy stuff like the Ark of the Covenant melting Nazi faces or glowing Sankara stones, he remains a scientist. He continues to approach mythology and folklore from a scholarly perspective until he’s proven otherwise. Indy is also the perfect storm of kissable and smarts, and for that reason we had to memorialize his back-lit form in yarn.

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Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the Indiana Jones pattern here. Instructions for both knit and crochet are listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @jac_attacking or Megan-Anne @Doctor_Llama with the hashtag #geekalong!

If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and a tutorial on crochet here. Want to hang out with other people making the blanket? You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.

~ Jac
Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.

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