Posts Tagged 'patterns'

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!

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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!

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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!

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Watchmen Cosplay Crunch: The Photos!

Im still waiting on the construction photos from our 3 day costume challenge, but I do have the final result pictures in! Just pretend like this blog is all Memento style and youre watching it backwards…I swear, production photos coming soon! For those that havent been following our journey heres a quick recap, Katie and I had planned to dress as the two Silk Spectres (Katie as Silk Spectre I from the movie and I as Silk Spectre II from the comic) for the midnight release of Watchmen, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we were not able to start on our costumes until the week of the release. So we were left with less then 3 days to make 2 complete costumes from scratch in our free time after work. How we ever finished it, I will never know.


Me with my man Night Owl…is he staring at my boobs?


Katie with The Comedian…who is trying to light her on fire!


The two Silk Spectres posing with Rorschach.


Our friend Shannon who made an adorable Silk Spectre inspired outfit that said WATCHMEN on the front and back. I really wish you could see it better in this picture because it was super adorable.


After the movie we posed with some other people dressed up as Dr Manhattan, Rorschach and Comedian. As I mentioned this was after the show and Katie had taken down her hair while my wig was messed up..but its still a cool shot!

All in all, I think we did a pretty good job given the time constraints. We had to cut corners in construction just to get the outfits together, but they still reflected our initial designs. Katie’s outfit was done completely from scratch and we ended up not using the pattern. I just threw fabric on her and cut and pinned until it looked right. My outfit was based on a pattern that I altered, but due to the material I had to alter it quite a bit. We’re planning on revisiting these costumes for San Diego ComicCon and we’ll blog along as we make them stronger (my sleeve was starting to come apart and so was Katie’s mock corset) and more awesome!

To follow our costume journey click the links below!
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

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Knitted King Boo hat

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…

King Boo

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.

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BSG Cylon Knit Hat

Previous I wrote about how my friend Steph made the most amazing Battlestar Galactica beanie based off of Starbucks mandala aka the Eye of Jupiter. Well I just came across yet another crafty BSG fan who has made the most amazing and adorable cylon hat youve ever seen.

The Happiest Cylon Beanie

A knitted by a crafty little geekster by the name of Wonderfallz, this pattern is so frakin awesome (although I’ll have to make sure I done wear it riding my bike. To make your own Cylon beanie download the pattern for free here.

Happy knitting all you fraking toasters!

<3 seanalyn

Super Mario Felted Knit Bag

I guess Ive just got knitting on the brain today because I just stumbled across this…

Super Mario Felted Bag

This super cute bag is fairly basic as long as you have a good grasp of Intarsia and Fair-Isle knitting. The pattern is very well laid out and lets you know exactly what you need to do every step of the way. To make this bag yourself click here. This bag is perfect for toting around your Wii…or your DS and wallet and other things that live in a purse ;)

Im definitely adding this to my ever growing list of knitting projects.


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