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Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy Paperback – February 21, 2012
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As a long time geek, I was thrilled with the books and movies covered.
The Lord of the Rings inspired Toni Carr's pair of hobbit slippers and Ashley Fay's Light of Eärendil Shrug, a lacy ethereal shrug patterned with leaves.
Neil Gaiman's Death and Mr. Nancy both make an appearance in felted knit hats. A tiny top hat for Death and a bright green fedora for Mr. Nancy.
Firefly makes a strong showing with the Aim to Misbehave Brown Jacket, cunning socks and a cunning scarf.
Star Trek is covered with a Next Generation sweater, an original series mini dress and tribbles.
Also covered are Doctor Horrible, Real Genius, The Big Bang Theory, Temeraire, Harry Potter, Wicked Lovely, Star Wars, and Doctor Who in a variety of projects like fingerless gloves, stuffies, sweaters, shawls and bags.
For the male geek, there is a unisex Harry Potter inspired book bag, a sweater that looks like a Star Trek- The Next Generation Uniform, a wonderful cabled sweater vest and Mr. Nancy's Hat.
The end of the book includes a key to commonly used knitting abbreviations, and an overview of how to knit with photographs.
My daughter, who is a proud nerd and fan, and who loves to knit snatched this up as soon as we got it, and took it for 3 hours. She chortled and giggled and got very enthused.Read more ›
I will say that two of the patterns ARE special: The Summer Queen Shawl and the Light of Earendil Shrug. BUT: the author notes that Galadriel gave the Light to Sam, when of course she gave it to FRODO. Epic fail. I also really love the beaded bag (who wouldn't want this magical item?!), but again, if I'd seen that pattern elsewhere there would be no association to HP.
Bottom line: Since I got this from the library, I'm not out any money, just a bit of time looking through the book. I gave it 2 stars because it has a couple of good patterns but I would caution any real fan of any of the source material to not waste your money.
If you're a knitter, buy this - you won't regret it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got this book as a gift, looking forward to giving many of these patterns a tryPublished 7 months ago by Shaylah99
I haven't had a chance it make anything yet. Love looking at the pictures. Cute book.Published 8 months ago by Ms Tori
I love it, exactly what I had in mind. Is a gift for a friendPublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had great hopes for a "nerdy knitting book." The patterns are too simple and boring. As someone else said, you can find better patterns for free in the internet. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mrs P @ In Our Pond
A fun guide to celebrate your fandom without violating any copyrights. I haven't tried any of these projects but I have a couple in mind to do.Published on July 12, 2014 by ChartreuseDesign
I love the ideas in this book, I can't wait to get started. The kids will love the things we can makePublished on June 14, 2014 by j5m