It’s not hard to realize that no matter what kind of geek you are, whatever you do involves using your hands and fingers at some point. Whether it’s typing away on a keyboard, working a game controller, or creating something in craft or art, use of the hands and fingers ends up being involved. That’s why it’s important to take good care of your hands and keep them warm.
Gayla Oglesby has come up with the perfect pair of mittens for your geek of the binary nature. While designed to appeal to the programmer and Linux lover, these Geek Mittens are geeky enough for anyone to want to wear. She even provides the chart for them here.
In honor of the recent release of Minecraft: XBox 360 Edition, I thought I would share these awesome 1″ magnets by DesignNoy on Etsy.
A friend of mine is already in possession of these wicked magnets, and I can attest to their quality and general awesomeness. It won’t be long before I have a set of my own to adorn my refrigerator. They come at a great price, so getting a few sets would make your kitchen the hot spot of your house during all those wicked parties you throw for your billions of friends.
One of my favourite craft mediums is Perler beads. They are so much fun to work with. How can you not appreciate pixel art and be a geek? Flickr-er CMYBacon made these super fun and geeky Perler creations!
This week’s treasury is brought to you by all the things you can make with a broken computer.
In the world of Geekery, there’s embroidery, a variety of foods, poly clay, unbelievable yarn creations of every sort and the list keeps going. However, I’ve never in all of my days seen the combination of Woodwork + Music + GEEK!
May I present the Paculele! It’s a ukelele with the body as Pac Man and the tuner is Blinky the ghost! I think I might have found the perfect Holiday gift for my ukelele playing Geek Husband!
You have got to check out celentanowoodworks’ other creations on Etsy. I think my all time favorite is the Roc Em Soc Em robot version.
Pac Man ukulele paculele by celentanowoodworks on Etsy.
I wish I had a tutorial to offer you, but I don’t. Here’s the (awesome) scoop anyway: This dude, Sean, has an apparently crafty and fabulous mother. He told her that he and his girlfriend were into Plants vs. Zombies shortly before Christmas. She made them these delightful stockings. He shared the story on Reddit, and it was subsequently tweeted by PopCap’s Director of Editorial and Social Media, Jeff Green. Who thought they were socks, before being corrected by much of the twitterverse. And now I share it with you. Enjoy.