In celebration of the upcoming release of The Hobbit in theaters (it opens next Friday, Dec. 14), Andrews McMeel Publishing was kind enough to send me a copy of Knits for Nerds by Joan of Dark, aka Toni Carr, to give away to one of you geeky crafters.
The book offers 30 patterns inspired by the realms of science fiction, fantasy and comic books. Here you will find a cunning scarf and socks to go with Jayne’s cunning hat from the Firefly series (there’s a browncoat, too!); a Princess Leia hat; a felted green hat and yellow gloves inspired by Mr. Nancy, found in Neil Gaiman’s books; Tank Girl socks; a Cat Woman hat; and fun accessories like a laptop bag that flattens into a chess board, just to name a few.
How does this tie intoThe Hobbit? Well, there also happens to be a pattern for hobbit feet, also known as bulky knit socks with brown novelty yarn “fringe” added to the tops to mimic hairy hobbit feet. It’s a little gross, frankly, and a little awesome, too.
Want to get your geeky mitts on this book? Leave me a comment about your favorite geeky craft — one you’ve made or one you’d love to make. I have always wanted to make a Doctor Who scarf, but I think 20 feet of garter stitch might just do me in (there’s a simplified version of that in the book, too).
This giveaway is open through the end of the day next Tuesday, Dec. 11., after which time a winner will be picked at random.
Thanks for participating and good luck!