Published June 11, 2009
Tags: game, gamer, gamer knit, gaming, geek, geek knit, geeky knitting, knit, knitting, pattern, patterns, Tetris, video, video game knit, video games, videogame
For a while now Ive been wanting to make a Tetris scarf but have been too lazy to chart up a pattern and also have been stumped on how to make it look good from the front and back since Intarnsia knitting looks a mess from behind. Low and behold, someone on Craftster solved the problem with a simple solution….making it double sided.
I love that it just looks like a mosaic pattern at first glance but then you recognize the shapes and instantly know what the scarf is. Truly chic and geek ;)
The woman made the pattern and had her mom knit it up and unfortunately she doesnt seem to have posted the pattern, but another poster linked to a Tetris chart for making a baby blanket that you could easily adapt into a scarf. You can download that here.
Here you can see how wide the scarf is before its doubled over. A great way to make the scarf visually appealing from all sides!
Published April 17, 2009
Tags: 8-bit, 8bit, game, games, gaming, gaming kitchen, geek, geeky, geeky kitchen, home, ice, ice cube, kitchen, kitchen accessories, pixel, space invaders, video, video game, Videogames
Ok so my friend Patrick Klepek just pointed me in the direction of the most awesome ice cube tray ever. Ok, I know I find a new awesome ice cube tray every other month but seriously this one is amazing.
Ice Invaders Ice Cube Tray
This one actually tops the Tetris Ice Cube tray in terms of awesomeness and geekyness. The tray is a durable silicon tray that allows you to make 4 different pixely aliens from the classic Taito game which is one of the most successful and beloved games of all time. At a mere $7.50 how can you not buy it?
Mmmm whiskey and pixels….a match made in heaven.
Published April 7, 2009
Tags: DIY, game, gaming, geek, geek knitting, geeky, knit, knitting, mega man, mega man hat, mega man knit, nerd, patter, patterns, video game, video game knit, video games, videogame
It seems theres a never ending stream of awesome video game themed knits (trust me a I have a back log of projects and blog posts) but I found one today that is by far one of my favorites. This falls into the category of old but new to me…so hopefully its new to some of you as well!
Mega Man Knit Hat
Apparently a very lucky geeky boy has a super awesome crafty gal who knit him up this awesome hat. Now she just needs to knit him some Mega Man arm warmers and leg warmers and hes all set to battle Dr Willy.
To knit your own click here.
Crochet queen talli_1985 crocheted her own version! Equally awesome!
Published March 12, 2009
Tags: 8-bit, 8bit, birdo, craft, crafts, cross-stitch, embroidery, game, games, geek, mario, n64, needlepoint, nintendo, sprite, super mario, video, videogame, Videogames
My good friend Jenn posted up an amazing find on her blog today.
Birdo Cross-Stitch WTF
First of all someone cross-stitched Birdo…thats weird enough as it is. Secondly, they put WTF on there which ads to the overall oddly awesomeness of this piece. Its also frighteningly well done, my grandma would be impressed.
Oh and Jenn wrote a haiku to go along with it…
Put a ring on it
Could today get any better? I think not!
[link via Infinite Lives]
Published February 26, 2009
Tags: bake, baked goods, baking, cakes, cupcake, cupcakes, dessert, game, games, gaming, geek, kirby, retro, video, Videogames, videogaming
Ok one guess as to where Im linking to in this blog. Go ahead….guess….yup you guessed it, gaming confectionery guru Snack or Die. This time Jocelyn gives us what might be my favorite creation yet…
Not only adorable, but these cupcakes are low-fat! Man Kirby could sure use some low-fat cupcakes himself! Its a simple mix using the old trick of Diet-Sprite when mixing the cake batter to cut down on sugar. The Diet-Sprite also ads a nice fluffiness to the mixture. After baking the cupcakes like normal all you need is some cake decorating gel and two little M&Ms to create your little Kirby’s.
Its actually incredibly simple and thats what makes this recipe so wonderful, anyone even with the worst cake decorating skills could execute this confection. So no excuses for not making this deliciously geeky treat!
Published February 22, 2009
Tags: area5, area5 media, CO-OP, dinner, easy, game, gamer, games, gaming, quick, quick n' easy, recipes, reicpe, rice, romantic, simple, spinach, Videogames, videogaming
So I was watching the latest episode of CO-OP (which if you haven’t watched yet you totally should for the latest and best video game coverage) from the boys at Area5 Media and I noticed they used some of my leftovers for the “romantic” dinner scene between Ryan and Kim. I decided I might as well post up the recipes for you all to enjoy, they are quick and easy to prepare, trust me any gamer guy trying to swoon his girl could whip these up in a jiffy no matter how limited their cooking skills. I’ll start off with the rice they were eating since that one is by far the quickest and simplest to prepare.
Quick N’ Easy Spinach Rice
- 1 cup White medium grain rice or medium grain brown rice
- 1 and 2/3 cups water (or whatever the ratio your rice requires but take out a little since the frozen spinach will add liquid)
- 2 table spoons chicken bullion
- 1 cup frozen spinach
- Salt and pepper to taste
Put the rice in a pot or rice cooker (rice cookers make the perfect pot of rice every time so I highly recommend picking one up) and add whatever the ratio of water to rice that the rice specifies BUT make sure to take about a 1/4 to 1/3 cup of water out since the frozen spinach will add some liquid. After the water comes to a boil add in the chicken bullion and stir around until dissolved. Next add a cup of frozen spinach, frozen spinach is one of the few frozen veggies I love. Its great to keep on hand for quick pasta and rice dishes because it adds a zap of flavor and a boost of vitamins and protein for a well balanced meal. Recover the rice and let it cook until all the water is dissolved and the rice is nice and fluffy. If the rice looks like its not moist enough add in a little extra water. Unfortunately my measurements arent exact because the water content in frozen spinach varies bag to bag. When the rice is done stir it up to mix the spinach in thoroughly and add salt and pepper to taste.
Serves two for a quick romantic dinner or 3 for an award third wheel dinner.
I’ll post up the recipe for the Citrus Curry Noodles they where eating shortly (I had a little too much citrus in that batch so I need to perfect it before releasing the recipe out into the world.)