April 20

Geek Knitting: Geek-a-Long Blanket

Geek-a-long Blanket squares by Megan-Anne Llama

Greetings geekcrafters! Today I wanted to share with you an ongoing geek project  - Latte and Llama’s Geek-a-Long blanket.

They are releasing one geek-themed square knitting pattern each week, including references to Sherlock, Battlestar Galactica, Harry Potter, the DC universe, and Avatar. They have also posted a FAQ for the project. The patterns are free, but they are encouraging donations to Child’s Play.

Like any good “a-long” project, it’s fun to interact with others who are working on the same project. It looks like this one has some good participation on Ravelry, with 500+ members in the group.

What fandoms or images would you include in a geeky afghan?

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April 19

Just in Time For Whatever Holiday You Celebrate!

You know what would really bring this room together? A Spock candle! And as luck would have it, Hollywood Soul on Etsy has just such a candle!

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This white wax candle stands 8″ tall, will burn for around 7 days, and features Spock, as portrayed by Leonard Nimoy. However, if your home or altar or whatever needs decorating, and Spock isn’t quite what you’re needing, Hollywood Soul has candles that feature The Dude, Miley Cyrus, Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi and loads of other celebrities in Photoshopped religious settings.

April 13

The Creature from the Black Lagoon amigurumi

La Chapa, a self described, “hardcore yarnie” from California made an incredible Creature from the Black Lagoon amigurumi.

creature

She made him made this for the lovely kittykill in the Vintage Halloween Swap last year on Craftster. Check out her series of photos of him…he’s even got scales down his back and tiny little claws! Unfortunately, he’s going to be a OOAK toy, because La Chapa said she didn’t write down any notes when she was making him, so he can’t be recreated again in all his scaly, yarny glory.

April 13

Star Wars Crafts: Amigurumi Wampa

Star Wars Amigurumi Wampa by Mysterious Cats

When I was a kid, I was pretty scared during the scene when the Wampa attacks Luke in “The Empire Strikes Back,” but who could be scared of this little guy? Hook yourself up with this great amigurumi Wampa pattern from Ana at MysteriousCats.

Also be sure to check out her other Star Wars patterns: Tie Fighter, Imperial Walker and other Star Wars ships.

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April 6

Pokeball Jewelry: Gotta Wear ‘Em All

Pokeball Jewelry Set by Linda Potts

Back in the day, my son was all about Pokemon. He had this set of cards that told little stories about each one, and we would let him pick five to read aloud before bed every night. I also vividly remember making him a Pokemon ABC scrapbook, with all the first 150 Pokemon in alphabetical order. Mother of the Year, I tell ya!

It is with these fond memories in mind that I share with you this craft: a lovely matched set of crochet Pokeball pendant and earrings by Linda Potts. She has very kindly provided a full pattern for both.

She also has patterns for more than 35 individual Pokemon plush amigurumi patterns, including Pikachu, Charmander, and Azumarill. Snorlax is particularly cute.

Which Pokemon would you choose for a pet?

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April 5

Doctor Who Damask Tardis Women’s Oxfords

Ask most women and they will probably tell you that you can’t have enough shoes. SewWhatByMonica, an Etsy seller from San Antonio, has created a must have pair of shoes for any female Whovian.

doctor who shoes

Each pair of oxford shoes are purchased brand new. A water-based sealer and finish is used on the fabric areas, where there are fancy little TARDISES (TARDI?) in the pattern. SewWhatByMonica also uses black acrylic paint to finish the fabric ends.

Or if damask and the TARDIS are not your thing, there’s also a pair available in Gallifreyan writing on them.