So today in the states at least a lovely movie came out. Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Go see it, its fun and a great conspiracy meets Superhero type movie. I even wrote a review here, there is a break before the spoilers if you want to take a read. So in that fashion I wanted a Winter Soldier Geek Craft for today. I mean he shares the name of the movie with Cap, and I’ve already posted a Captain America Sweater.
So this time it’s the Winter Soldier. This free pattern by Maratini on Ravelry are a perfect way to get a fun fiber made metal arm. Much better than being captured and experimented on by evil organizations I would say. And that whole losing an arm bit. That doesn’t seem like any fun.
Well, I can hardly believe it’s December already (so many presents to finish!), but ’tis the season for Christmas trees and ornaments. Luckily for you all, I have found the perfect way to geek up your home for the holidays! These would make great gifts for fellow nerds, or keep them for yourself!
First up, for all of the Captain America fans, make sure your tree is appropriately patriotic with this lovely felt tree skirt! Crafted by the great folks over at With Our Powers Combined, they took a Dollar Store tree skirt and turned it into the Captain America shield. It’s amazing what you can do with creativity and a few yards of felt.
Next, for all you Potterheads out there, adorn your tree with the Golden Snitch! Made by Gabrielle from Tiny Apartment Crafts, this Snitch is made from a gold ornament, some acrylic paint, and some glittery wings crafted from wire and tissue paper. Beautiful and shiny, it’s a perfect addition to any tree!
Every time a Snitch gets its wings, Gryffindor wins!
Well, no matter what day you celebrate, here’s wishing everyone a great holiday season!
So how is your Halloween costume coming along? I actually have a Halloween costume party to go to this year, and think I may just go easy on myself with a premade Star Trek uniform that I already have, unless I’m inspired by something else I happen along. In case you’re still looking for inspiration, perhaps this Captain America costume is just the thing?
Michele of The Scrap Shoppe provides easy step-by-step instructions for converting a simple children’s sweat set into heroic form, and I would think it would be just as easy to apply to adult-size sweats. I love her idea of masking off the star shape for painting, though it might look neat with a white felt star hand-stitched on, too.
Be sure to click through to see her instructions for making an adorable Thor costume, too!
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Just in time for the premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., look at the fun Little Super Hero Blanket I found over at Lion Brand Yarn. Methinks it looks an awful lot like a Captain America shield, no?
Made with super bulky yarn and an “N” hook, I bet the pattern comes together pretty quickly. It would make a cool area rug or wall hanging for a kid’s room. Looks like you could also easily adapt it to a pillow, so it would be even more shield-like. What fun it would be to toss that around the room while pretending to save the world!
Anyone else looking forward to the new Joss Whedon series? We certainly are in our house!
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Last week, I decided to crochet my way through the Avengers. By combining two different Cthulhu patterns and nixing the tentacles, I managed to get the look I wanted. I made Black Widow, The Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, and Hawkeye. Hawkeye was the most difficult to recreate since, in the film, he wears mostly black which makes him a bit more difficult to place than, say, Captain America. Still, I added a little bow to give a heavy hint as to his identity. The Hulk’s my personal favorite. I just love his angry eyebrows.
A pattern for a Captain America Knit hoodie was recently released byethylated-spirits. Look at your hoodie, now back to this one, your hoodie, this one. Don’t you wish this was your hoodie?
Using Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Seamless yolk sweater as a template; she created this sweater to keep you warm, as you Avenge the world. So what are you waiting for? Snatch up this free pattern and get working.
Are you knitting yet?