Knitting Notions

Just recently, I’ve rediscovered how much I like knitting. I only knew how to do the garter stitch until I discovered knitting tutorials on youtube. Knit Witch was especially helpful when I was learning how to purl. So since then I have been combing the internet, trying to find patterns that interest me. So far I’ve found a lot of nerdy things like a knitted Companion Cube from Portal, a Golden Snitch and House Scarfs from Harry Potter, Tom Baker’s scarf and plush TARDIS from Doctor Who, and a One Ring scarf and Pippin’s scarf from Lord of the Rings. What I really want to do now is find a simple cloak pattern that can be adapted to look like the Lothlorien cloaks from Lord of the Rings. I got a Leaf of Lorien pin for my birthday last year, and later, after Christmas, my brother played Frodo in a skit, using that pin. He made a cloak out of an old blanket, and I was thinking that it would be the coolest thing to knit one of those cloaks. Bear in mind, I’m a novice knitter that is eager to learn. If anyone has any suggestions at all, or equally geeky knitting patterns, I would be most obliged.

“Bop it! Drive it!”

Two of my brothers have a hobby of making little videos and putting them on youtube. Lately, they got interested in BalloonShop, a group of three teenage boys who do the same thing, but with even more random plots, if any plot at all. The number of BalloonShop’s videos has inspired my brothers to make many more videos and much more quickly. This one was made in a record one day (their last on took about half a year) and is based off of that Bop It! toy.  Here it is, “Bop it! Drive it!” car edition.