June 6

Coffee In A Half Shell, Caffeine Power!


With the latest movie hitting the box office, I went in search for some TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Tutorials) to share with you all! I found this cool coffee cozy knitting pattern on Ravelry, designed and posted by Strawberry Knits. The mask actually ties in back, and you can of course pick the color of your favorite turtle for your own ninja-powered coffee accessory.  You can download the pattern free, and there’s a simpler version where the mask is knitted as part of the body of the cozy instead of separately. You even have the option of downloading just the written pattern or a pattern and photo tutorial.  Have at it, knitting ninjas!

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October 11

The Doctor says bless you!

TARDIS tissue box cover by Charla Henney

In honor of the recent Doctor Who premiere, AND I Love Yarn Day (coming up on 10/17), I bring you a Doctor Who knitting project: a TARDIS tissue box cover by Charla Henney.

I love the clever design that allows you to pluck tissues from the little light beacon at the top.

How are you liking the new season of the Doctor? How will you honor I Love Yarn Day? Share with us in the comments below!

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August 30

Doctor Who Knitting: 10th Doctor Headband

Doctor Who knit headband by H3Dakota

Who else is counting down the days to the premiere of the next season of Doctor Who? If your fingers are itching to get geek-crafty as you wait, check out H3Dakota’s 10th Doctor-inspired knit headband.

Using the brioche knitting stitch, she made a reversible headband – “One side looks like his brown suit while the other looks like his blue suit,” she wrote.

So are you a fan of 10? Or is another “your Doctor?” (David Tennant is my personal fav.)

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August 16

Boldly Going Where No Socks Have Gone Before

Picard socks by Linda Jo Park

Linda Jo Park, of BeadKnitter Patterns, has created some out-of-this-world socks in honor of Captain Picard from Star Trek. You can find her pattern here.

She also suggests that the pattern could be easily adapted to reference other characters:

There’s no reason why a person couldn’t do them in Captain Kirk gold, Spock blue (you get two choices there), or even Deanna Trois lavender. Or perhaps you’d rather have Gorn green.

What color combo would you choose? Let us know in the comments below!

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May 24

It’s Elementary, Shersocks

Shersocks by Megan-Anne Llama

Is it just me, or has it been waaaaay too long since there’s been a new BBC Sherlock episode? January 2014 was FOREVER ago! Word is there will be a one-off Christmas special (set in 1895! Interesting!) this year, with the fourth season/series of three new episodes in filming in spring 2016.

Until then, there are seasons/series 1-3 to binge watch, and this lovely sock pattern by Megan-Anne Llama, of Geek-A-Long fame, to cast on to your needles. She aptly named it Shersocks.

She did a spot-on job recreating Sherlock’s iconic wallpaper in the colorwork chart, complete with the yellow smiley face, and a contrasting bright yellow heel. Aren’t they fantastic?

What project do you currently have on the needles? (Or hook, if crochet is more your thang?) Share in the comments below and link us up!

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March 29

Geek-a-Long with Lattes and Llamas

Geek-a-long afghan squares by Lattes and Llamas

The gals at Lattes and Llamas are at it again – Jac and Megan-Anne are hosting another year-long nerdtastic “geek-a-long” mystery knitting project. I spotlighted their endeavor last year, and wanted to let you know they are deep into this year’s project.

They release an all-new geek reference block every week, so you build an afghan over the course of a year. They’ve already featured Bunsen & Beaker from the Muppets, the Flash, Indiana Jones, and Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus.

I *love* that their patterns include both knitting and crochet instructions – it can be hard to find geek love for the crocheters out there, so I appreciate that!

What geek references do you hope they represent in upcoming patterns? Do you prefer knitting or crochet?

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