What do you mean, you don't know who Joss Whedon is?? Good grief. Our DVD shelves are absolutely lined with his stuff: creator of Buffy, Angel and Firefly, to name but a few. Absolutely fantastic telly, plus films and comic books to boot. I can't wait to see Dr Horrible's Singalong Blog (when I can get bloody iTunes to work properly, grrr).
Anyway, Joss did an interview with Wired recently about Dr Horrible, and the following little exchange has caused a right (good-natured) rumpus in the "crocheting community":
Wired.com: To what do you attribute the far-flung coverage and buzz about Dr. Horrible, considering there's been little to no press for the series?
Whedon: Fact is, there's been some buzz, but it hasn't reached the places it would normally. Where's our write-up in Crocheting Monthly? (I did a very sexy shoot for that one.)
It's a throw-away comment, but actually a lot of crocheters are really big fans, so the site Crochet Me is now campaigning to get an interview. Loads of people have made the famous Jayne Cobb Hat (a ridiculous orange thing with ear flaps), and well...as the Crochet Me site says, "Holy crap, have you seen Geek Central Station?" Visit this Storque interview to see the amazing Firefly cast amigurumi.
I love Joss's stuff. Even though I must have seen Buffy about a million times (I am not kidding), it always makes me laugh; even the darkest episodes leave me feeling better. And it's brilliant background to a heavy crafting session.
We're off and away to the seaside at the end of this week, and I was planning to take the insanely large balls of Sirdar YoYo to make a start on my blanket cardigan for winter. But I'm thinking a few balls of amigurumi yarn might sneak in there as well...after all, I've got all this silver Fimo to use up, and it'd make a cracking sword for Buffy...
In other news I'm working on bits and pieces which are Etsy-bound, and a looooong piece of trim to go on a black skirt. It's got bells on. Over 100, to be exact. It's probably a little silly but I love the idea of it!