Posts Tagged 'geek'



Tetris scarf

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.

Tetris Scarf

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!

<3 seanalyn

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R2D2 Beanie

First of all apologies for the lack of blogness last week…I was celebrating my 25th birthday so needless to say my brain stopped functioning halfway through the week. On to new celebrations though! If you didnt know, today is Star Wars Day (because its May 4th…may the force be with you…may the fourth be with you….get it? har har) so in honor of this I present a most awesome example in domestic geekery….

R2D2 Beanie

Crafty knitter Carissa knitted this adorable hat for her nephew and like all things good in this world, it blew up on the internet. Unfortunately she isnt taking custom orders…

” Okay, guys. That’s enough. I’m flattered. Really. But no more. Not for now at least. …. No more custom orders. I can’t knit the same hat over and over again for the rest of my life”

Well luckily for us she was so kind to share the pattern on her blog for FREE and in her own words said …

“I recommend you try to find a knitter near you or even learn to knit yourself. It’s a great hobby.”

Well, I know for sure Im adding this to my ever growing queue of awesome geeky themed knits!

<3 seanalyn

DIY Floppy Disk Pen Holder

Admit it, youve still got at least half a dozen floppy disks floating around in your storage boxes dont you? Its okay we all do. If you dont then head down to your local thrift store where you are sure to find a bucket load of them so you can make yourself this cute pen holder (or flower pot or just about anything holder!).

Floppy Disk Pen Holder

This quick and easy craft requires only a drill bit and some plastic zip ties to create this chic little geeky box which is sure to liven up your workspace. Personally Id love to do this with some multi-color disks.

<3 seanalyn

Space Invaders ice cube trays

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.

<3 seanalyn

Internet Cross Stitch Sampler

If youve never heard of a sampler, it is basically a swatch of fabric embroidered to show a level of skill and difficulty. Samplers were once used to show a level of skill, obedience and virtue in women letting suitors know that they were suitable for marriage. Today samplers are made to….well be samples of your craft. Well some crafty internet gals have devised a sampler with a geeky Internet twist to it.

How cute is that? I love the icons and emoticon border, this certainly shows a high level of skill and nerdiness.

[link via Current]

<3 seanalyn

DIY Mega Man Knit hat

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.

Bonus stage!
Crochet queen talli_1985 crocheted her own version! Equally awesome!

<3 seanalyn

World of Warcraft Horde Cupcakes

I guess Friday should just be Cupcake Day from now on! Snack or Die has posted yes another geeky confection and even though Im not a WoW fan I still appreciate the awesomeness in this one. Mostly due to the use of fondant which I have yet to try myself.

WoW Horde Cupcakes

As usual there are step by step instructions to make your own horde of Horde Cupcakes (har har). Enjoy!

<3 seanalyn


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