Two weeks of school left but I am ready for the term to be over now. Can't I just skip straight to the exams? Blech.

Mostly in the interests of closing tabs . . .
1. A couple of weeks ago I got pulled in to helping with the final stage of a huge corporate-funded yarnbombing project: earlier in the fall Tim Hortons contacted my former workplace and engaged two of my former coworkers to coordinate knitters to cover a mobile coffee truck with a "sweater" patterned after their holiday cups.

More than 35 people produced dozens of carefully charted panels, and I joined in the final four-day blitz of last-minute do-overs and seaming them together (the yarn, if anybody's wondering, is Cascade Eco Wool held triple, and everyone who worked on the truck commented on how amazingly squishy and sturdy the fabric was and now wants to make a blanket or a pillow or something). The truck sweater is a promotion for their #warmwishes charitable campaign, where if you tweet or instagram at them with that hashtag and mention a "good deed" you've done they'll donate a toque to a kid in need, and the sweater itself is going to be broken down, felted, and sent to Covenant House as blankets.

2. I highly, highly recommend Métis in Space (and other podcasts on Indian & Cowboy, but this is the only one I've listened to all of and definitely my favourite). The show is two very smart Métis women tearing SFF representations of First Nations people to shreds (deservedly, as these representations are pretty universally horrible). Their critique is right on the money and the podcasts are hilarious (IMHO, anyway, because their senses of injustice and of humour happen to line up really well with mine).

I have some new BPALs to review but need to give a couple of them another try before passing judgment (short version: Krampus yessssss, Gunpowder noooooooo). Also promised way back when that I'd talk about horror movies and how Stephen King really oughta know better but then I watched a LOT of movies and I have too many thoughts and don't know what to say, so are there any particular movies or franchises or themes or issues or whatever you'd like me to talk about?
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From: [personal profile] staranise


Last year Blenz Coffee had similar Fair Isle-looking cups and I wanted to knit the pattern then! Tbat looks cool.

And oooh, podcast. *grabbyhands*
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From: [personal profile] staranise


It's gonna be interesting! And thought-provoking. I've been developing stories in an Edmonton where the U of A has a Faculty of Magic, and the character I have enrolled there is a Métis teenager. WHICH FEELS SUPER INTIMIDATING TO WRITE.

Otoh, the bar for white people is so low...
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From: [personal profile] franzeska


Ooh, that podcast sounds awesome.

(Psst. Last day to sign up for Ante Up if you're interested.)
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