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Geek Chic Week (end)

Brrr it’s freezing here in the UK…

It’s a fine excuse to spend a lazy weekend at home with nothing much planned apart from crafting and geeking out.

This fantastic book has just popped through the door (thank you Amazon!) and I’m really excited to start some geeky new projects.  I have had a few ideas in my mind for a while, but have now been sidetracked by the fantastic Princess Leia hair buns hat and Padme Battle Cape sported by the model on the front cover!

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OK – so they’re not practical (can I see myself wearing either to work?) but there are some really fun projects.  I surprised myself at my lack of geeky knowledge of the books / films in this – I’m not particularly keen on comics (I tend to think that’s more of a boy thing) and most Fantasy is not really my bag, but I love a bit of Sci-Fi…

With the cold weather and my general laziness this weekend I have decided though to spend some time researching the two geeky gifts I want to make next (one of which is for myself!)

Firstly, since I started knitting two years ago, I wanted to make myself a Tom Baker-style scarf.  Yes – for the uninitiated I’m talking about Doctor Who.  Tom Baker was my first Doctor (I came in on the very end of his reign) and although I found him quite frightening in many ways (particularly the hair and teeth) – I always loved his scarves.

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What I’d like to do though is a finer version – just as long but using finer wool (perhaps DK or Aran).  I love this idea which I found on Pinterest

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This is actually made from beads – it’s really gorgeous.  Perhaps rather than a DK / Aran one I’ll make one in lace / 4ply.  That would be a bit more complex methinks…

I have also found this wonderful pattern for a Death Star by the brilliant Pops de Milk – this is so mega-cute that I think I’ll make one for me and one for a friend, who I hope will love it.  He’s even geekier than me, so no doubt he will be impressed!

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But for this weekend, I’m going to stick to a Star Wars day today (original trilogy of course) and then tomorrow I may be Star Trekking (yes, geek fans I may be letting you down by admitting I prefer the J.J. Abrams reboot to any previous Star Treks)  And now he’s in charge of Star Wars.  I may be just a little excited about that…

Happy crafting!

Lou x

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2 thoughts on “Geek Chic Week (end)

  1. Pops De Milk says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the Death Star, I’m glad you like it and can’t wait to see how it turns out 😀

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