Clever Crochet for (and by) Nerds and Geeks
Do you love socks as much as Dobby? Do happy neurons fire at the thought of a handmade Periodic Table of the Elements? Enjoy these extraordinary examples of great crochet and knit projects (and some crochet patterns!) for (and by) nerds and geeks:
Game of Thrones
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
–A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Lord of the Rings
|The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Crochet Figurines|
by Christen Stone
“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Socks are Dobby’s favorite, favorite clothes, sir! I has seven now, sir. . . . But sir …they has made a mistake in the shop, Harry Potter, they is giving you two the same!
— from Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J. K. Rowling
“I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds
Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?”
Freddie Mercury (Queen)
I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.
Is the expression “knock your socks off” just an old cliche or can a powerful explosion literally send your socks flying? The MythBusters are set to find out.
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye: Sock it To Me
This tutorial by Bill Nye explains how evaporating water (or sweat!) can cool you down.
Periodic Table of the Elements
NASA Space Shuttle
Essential Knots: How to Tie the 20 Knots You Need to Know: http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2012/02/essential-knots-how-tie-20-knots-will-keep-you-alive