April 14

They Must Exterminate…

They Must Exterminate... … or at least keep the boiled eggs warm! These hand crafted Dalek Egg Cozies are just right for the job. Created by Lyles Knit, free patterns are available for either a knitted circular. Don’t feel left out, crocheters because there is a crocheted pattern available that was designed by Alienfish. For those who prefer knitting flat, Lyles Knit also provides a pattern for that version as well by Anne.

They Must Exterminate crochet Whichever version you choose to make, I doubt anyone will mess with your eggs when a Dalek is watching over it!

Not much of an egg eater?  Just crochet or knit a small circular piece for the bottom, stuff and you have an amigurumi version of a dalek!

April 10

Tutorial Tuesday: TARDIS Knitting Chart

Via Crafty Tardis

Hey, so, spring is springing all around us, so if you’re as proficient a knitter as me it’s time ot prepare for winter! Haha. Check out this awesome knitting chart, posted by Crafty Tardis member Yuka Tan. It”s perfect for for an old fashioned style winter sweater, with a Whoovian twist!

April 8

Star Wars Inspired Boutonnieres

It’s about Prom time, and getting close to the busy wedding season. With that in mind, here is an awesome idea to geekify your wedding in a simple, but awesome way.

For those of us dating/marrying geeks, its hard to find a way to show our geekiness in a fun but easy way that won’t distract from the event as a whole. If you don’t want a cake in the shape of the Millennium Falcon, or to carry around a storm trooper helmet to prom, try these:

Made by Kristylynn84 on Instructables.com, she goes through each step individually on how to make Star Wars inspired Boutonnieres. These boutonnieres certainly wouldn’t detract from the wedding, and would definitely give you brownie points with your geeky date to the prom.

April 8

Dr. Who Meets Jayne Cobb

Unfortunately, the tragically short-lived TV series “Firefly” wasn’t on the air long enough to do a crossover episode, but clever crafter came up with the idea to do a Firefly/Dr. Who mashup project: a knit Jayne Cobb hat done in Dr. Who scarf colors. She (HolyNarf?) calls it her “Doctor Jayne” hat.

Doctor Who-Jayne Cobb hat

Doctor Who-Jayne Cobb hat, pic 2

The effect is so subtle that most would probably not recognize that it’s Doctor Who colors, even if they might recognize the Jayne Cobb hat style. And the colors are definitely male-friendly, which I love – it can be hard to find manly hat patterns. At least for my men. Do you ever have the same problem? Would this hat make the “acceptable crafting” list for a man in your life? Or maybe yourself?

April 7

From Tricking & Treating to Easter Basket, TARDIS!

From Tricking & Treating to Easter Basket, TARDIS! That’s what is so wonderful about the TARDIS, time becomes wibbly, wobbly and what you thought worked as a Halloween TARDIS Trick or Treat Tote would be equally appropriate as an Easter Basket for your favorite Companion as you travel through time.

This free tote pattern is the creation of Jennifer Ofenstein of Sewhooked who was inspired by a request for a TARDIS bag from her daughter.  With some felt, thread and ingenuity, Jennifer came up with a tote that can hold so many wonderful things, not just candy (though it really is the perfect place for hiding that chocolate stash).