The ‘Nerdy’

A big part of the ‘Nerdy’ in Knitty, Nerdy, and Natural is m love for the Avengers and the Marvel universe in general. I will admit to reading fanfiction and even writing some of my own. It happens when one is a writer and a nerd. That being said I was excited to discover an ‘Archive of our Own’ thread containing many Avengers & knitting fanfics. Here are some of my favorites;

Remember Pearl Harbor; Purl Harder by greenjudy

Bruce sighed, and looked up at Tony. “Do you have a crochet hook?”

“A crochet hook?”

“Do you have,” Bruce asked with exaggerated patience, “a long, slender, hooked implement—“

Tony colored a little and looked away.

“You have a crochet hook, don’t you,” Natasha said.

(Rated “teen” for some swearing.)

Knit 1, Purl 2, Save the World (Again) by katemonkey

Or, The Avengers Tower Stitch & Bitch Club

(General Audience)

I Once Was Lost by Druid_Moon

She demands that Gran teach her how to knit and crochet, how to cook and sew and spin, how to quilt and sing and all the things that Gran can do, because Darcy wants to do them too.

(Teen and Up Audiences)

I hope this list gets you up and going. There are so many great stories on there, from short one-shots to whole series. They also range in rating from ‘general audiences’ to ‘mature’. Let me know which is your favorite. I haven’t begun to read them all!

Whatcha Workin’ on Wednesday (S2 Ep4)

Hey! It’s Wednesday and this is a post! I finally did it right. It’s ironic that this is the week I finally got a WWoW post out on Wednesday because I was supposed to have three exams this week (I say supposed to because campus was closed on Monday so things have been shifted). I have bee able to find ways to mix knitting and studying though. Of course I’m linking to IKneadToKnit (she’s on her own url now! Congrats Beth!)

IMG_6855 I have been working on WoW (Rugged Ripples By Stephanee Gage) as much as I can. I worked out a system for while I was studying child development; for every three flashcards I got right I was able to crochet a repeat on the blanket (DC3 DC2TOG [twice] DC3 DC2 in the same stitch [twice]). That meant, the more I learned the more I got to crochet. This system worked perfectly until, of course, I ran out of yarn. Yep, in the middle of the second row of my black stripe I ran out.

IMG_6858 While watching the YarnderWoman podcast I might add. Unfortunately, since this is a scrappy blanket (all Cascade 220 Superwash but a scrappy blanket nonetheless) I’ll have to wait until I use more black before I can continue. Luckily I have a pattern in mind that’ll need black Cascade 220. Hopefully there will enough leftovers for me to finish this row which, in turn, will finish the stripe.

IMG_6861 J and I started watching Breaking Bad on Monday (after seeing the premiere of Better Call Saul on Sunday) and we may or may not have finished the first season already. I’ve bee, for some insane reason, been working on Skeleton Key (By AndreSueKnits) while watching. This is clearly not TV knitting but, for some reason, I feel compelled to tempt fate. Thankfully, so far no major mistakes have occurred. this is  an overall progress shot highlighting the front and the back because I think my floats have turned out pretty darn great.

 

IMG_6864This is a close up of the progress I have made while watching Breaking Bad and while at knit night. I’ve finished the flowers and am onto the eyes, I’m halfway through them. Hopefully I’ll have some time to work on it tonight

In non-knitting news I have been doing some pre-writing for another one of my stories while I let my novel rest for a bit. I’m in between stages and the next one scares me a bit, to be honest.

FO Friday (Mark 3?)

Well, I think today is FO Friday, Mark 3. It’s been a while since I’ve done an FO post.

I finished Lisa’s tee shirt blanket with plenty of time before Christmas. Amazingly it only took a week to finish. Here it is, all twenty five tee shirts (80×100 inches) with a kitty for size reference.

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When Rosie was staying with us over Christmas she fell in love with anything yarn related and was convinced that every blanket I was working on. We compromised and I made her a little lap blanket out of the colors of her choice.

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Something went wrong though, while I was weaving the ends and it began to unravel quickly. I fixed it and, I’ll admit it, I super-glued my niece’s blanket back together.

My most recent FO is a pair of toe up socks (with afterthought heels).

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This was my first successful kitchner experience. I totally feel like I leveled up with this project.

That’s all for FOs now but I’m working on the first of a pair of slippers so hopefully I’ll have something to share soon. I also have a couple more nerdy-themed posts in the woks, so stay tuned.