I knit. Sometimes I crochet, and sometimes I sew, but mostly, lately, I knit. My Nanna taught me when I was a kid, and I’ve done it on and off ever since.
Sometimes people look at me funny for liking textile crafts, as if it were a strangely un-reconstructed 50s housewife sort of thing to be into. I disagree, but let’s save that for some other time.
Instead, have some geeky things made out of string:
- Crocheted coral reef.
- Woolly Thoughts publish patterns for mathematically-inspired afghans, cushions, and more.
- On a similar note, the book Making Mathematics With Needlework: 10 Papers and 10 Projects.
- A hat shaped like the Tardis, R2D2, or of course the classic Jayne hat.
- Space invaders socks.
- Binary scarf — knit your own message in ASCII, or use Unicode for a wider shawl, I suppose.
- Tetris baby blanket.
- Captain Capacitor: “Heâ€™s ready to save the day with his superhuman energy storing capabilities.”
- Kara Thrace sweater.
- Stargate dishcloth or Star Trek potholders.
- The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Brain Art including a knitted brain. “While our artists make every effort to insure accuracy, we cannot accept responsibility for the consequences of using fabric brain art as a guide for functional magnetic resonance imaging, trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, neurosurgery, or single-neuron recording.”
Got any more to add to the list?