Published June 22, 2009
Tags: beanie, beanies, geek, hat, hats, knit, knits, knitting, unicorn, unicorn beanie, unicorn costume, unicorn hat, unicorns
Who hasn’t dreamed of being a unicorn? Terrorist that who. So unless youre a terrorist you are going to want to knit yourself your very own
The idea for the unicorn beanie came to be when Craftster user KrisCreates was having a playdate with her kid and a friend’s child and the little girl started admiring KrisCreates’ son’s mohawk beanie. The little girl of course wanted a beanie of her own, but she wanted hers to be a unicorn hat. So KrisCreates adapted a basic mohawk beanie pattern to include ears and a horn and voila…unicorn magic!
“The hat is knit in the round and for the earflaps and ears I picked up and knit the stitches onto the hat. The horn was knit separately in a smaller gauge, stuffed with a little bit of poly-fibre fill and sewn on.”
Unfortunately she did not post up an exact pattern, but all one would need to do is modify any mohawk style beanie and youve got your own magical unicorn hat. Now go knit yours quick or else the terrorists have won!
Published June 12, 2009
Tags: craft, crafts, etsy, hand-made, knit, knits, knitting, pixel, pixel knit, pixel sweater, robot, robot sweater, sweater
Its not often I find reason to shell out $600 for a sweater, but if I had some spare change right now I would definitely drop it on this amazing hand knit (thats the key here) sweater from etsy seller elf518.
Robot Pixel Mash-up Fair Isle Sweater
This awesome sweater is hand made tailored to your measurements, color choices and each one has a slightly unique pattern.
“the floral motif in this sweater is taken from a german lace chart published in 1597”
Of course that old German lace chart has been given a hip modern twist with robots and other pixely goodness. $600 may seem like a steep price but when you consider that each sweater is handmade without a machine, unique and takes 8 weeks to make…well, $600 doesnt seem all that outrageous.
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 May 6, 2009
Tags: art, cool, craft, crafts, crochet, crocheting, DIY, geek knitting, knit, knitted graffiti, knittin, knitting graffiti, neat, street art, urban art, urban knitting
Knitta please! Move over spray cans and markers, theres a new form of graffiti in town and its showing the softer side of tagging.
Deputy Dog posted a blog about a new trend called knitting/crocheting graffiti. Basically crafty yarn wielders are taking to the streets with their scrap yarn and creating public works of textile art.
“Knitta began in August 2005, when the soon-to-be-Knittas were discussing their frustration over unfinished knitting projects: half-knitted sweaters and balls of yarn gathering dust. That afternoon, they knit their first door handle. Then it dawned on them… a tag crew of knitters, bombing the inner city with vibrant, stitched works of art, wrapped around everything from beer bottles on easy nights to public monuments and utility poles on more ambitious outings.”
To learn more about this trend and see videos of these renegade knitters in action, check out the website Knitta Please
I think I know a few statues around town that could use a warm fuzzy scarf!
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Published May 4, 2009
Tags: DIY, geek, geeky, hat, knit, knit hat, knitting, pattern, patterns, r2d2, r2d2 hat, r2d2 knit, star wars, star wars day, star wars hat, star wars knit
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….
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!
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 February 19, 2009
Tags: boo, DIY, games, gaming, Gear, geek, king boo, knit, knits, knitting, mario, nintendo, pattern, patterns, video, video games, video gaming, Videogames
Was trolling through some knitting sites today and came across this awesome knitted beanie. Its a few years old but its new to me so I figure its new to some of you as well! Now bow down before the almighty…
I always thought the Boos were some of the cutest characters in the Mario world so needless to say Im in love with this hat. It looks like its a standard beanie knit in a round using this pattern chart. This pattern was created by Kelly of Purl Friday and is simple yet cute. I think Id like to try it out but felt the hat after for extra fuzzy Booness.