March 16

The Cutest Dalek Ever

Dalek-Jumper

Allison Bitter has a free knit pattern over at Ravelry for your baby: a Dalek jumper! (You may need to create a user name and password in order to download the pattern.)

“You don’t have to wait for the baby in your life to grow up to put him or her in a Dalek jumper! …you can choose which two colors you’d like to make it. It uses around 215-250 yards of yarn and will probably keep you busy for a while – just long enough to figure out how to avoid extermination.”

And once your baby becomes the scourge of the universe, this little jumper would go well with the Dalek onesie, featured here on Geek Crafts a little over two years ago by Rossie.

Allison actually uploaded her pattern to Ravelry in November 2011. For more of Allison’s patterns, check out her blog, A Bitter Knitter.

 

March 16

The One Ring Scarf

one ring scarf

 

 

“One Ring to rule them all

One Ring to find them

One Ring to bring them all

And in the darkness, bind them.”

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings.

Look at this amazing Lord of the Rings The One Ring Scarf! This one was made by Iamrobot on Ravelry (there are loads more made from the same pattern, but this is my favourite one), and the pattern is by Diana Stafford and free to download from Ravelry!  I can’t knit, but after finding this, I wish I could! It is simply amazing! I wonder if I could use the same pattern chart in crochet?

May 19

Keeping Geeks Warm!

Keeping Geeks Warm! 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.

 

May 1

Tutorial Tuesday: TARDIS Scarf!

Your standard Dr Who scarf is impossibly long and very colourful.

This is not your standard Dr Who scarf .. :-)

This Dr who scarf moves your childhood dreams into a grown up reality, the subtle and intricate stitches that make up the TARDIS are awe inspiring! I LOVE IT!

And you can make one for yourself thanks to Kate Atherley‘s free knitting pattern :-) awesome!

April 21

The Cake is Not a Lie

The Cake is Not a LieIt’s a hat!  Yes, Nimcraft has created a free pattern for a knitted Portal Cake Hat that is absolutely adorkable.  This hat, a recreation of the chocolate cake in Portal 1 and 2, is also a quite delectable head warmer during cold months.  Knitted in worsted weight yarn, Nimcraft gives suggestions for making it in other weight yarns as well.  Not familiar or a fan of the game portal?  That’s okay, I don’t think there’s too many people that don’t like chocolate cake anyway!

 

 

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!