Geeky Tuesday #9 THE BRAIN!

Brrraaaaaaiiiinnnsss

This post is for all the Zombies out there. This hat, for those of you with a taste for brains, is delicious!

I saw this and went YESBLOGITNOW I was so excited. I think one of the things I love most about yarn crafts is the range of things that you can make. This isn’t just your average scarf or hat you might expect your granny to give you at Christmas, this is properly clever design that makes you laugh and wonder how hard it is to put together.

This hat by Lani Rae’s Ravelry Patterns is a fairly hard difficulty so perhaps isn’t for the faint hearted of you, but I bet everyone could imagine a  situation this hat would be perfect for.   (I’d want to wear it to an exam, and when people mentioned it after staring in silence for hours I’d say ‘I just thought I needed the extra brain power’) =D

Geeky Tuesday #8 Black Milk Clothing Co.

Hello!

I normally post on Tuesdays about patterns I’ve found on Ravelry, but this week I’ve noticed a lot of this company popping up on my facebook feed and couldn’t help but tell you about them!

Black Milk Clothing have been popping up all over facebook and Pinterest with p. awesome dresses, leggings and swimsuits that I am more than a little bit jealous of.

Middle earth dress-
http://blackmilkclothing.com/collections/middle-earth/products/maps-2-dress

R2D2 swimsuit-
http://blackmilkclothing.com/collections/star-wars/products/artoo-swimsuit

Seaseme street leggings-

http://blackmilkclothing.com/collections/sesame-street/products/super-sesame-leggings

Galaxy Maxi Dress-http://blackmilkclothing.com/collections/dresses/products/galaxy-blue-maxi-dress

The brand certainly has plainer pieces to compliment the garish geeky patterns I am so in love with. However, there is a downside to the brand, it’s really not for the faint hearted. The levels of spandex and lycra are high so it’s probably not for you if you don’t like your clothing too tight. Other than that the prices are fairly reasonable compared to similar products and I am totally saving up for a new dress for  a nigh a the discoteque.

Geeky Tuesday #7 Care of Magical Creatures Charm Bracelet

by TinyOwlKnits

This week I’m gearing up for University term going back! I can’t wait! Books, lectures, reading lists, classes about magical creatures… Ok maybe that last one isn’t true but I think this bracelet was too cute not to have a link in sentence.

This lovely Pattern by Tiny Owl Knits is an intricate piece of craft, incorporating knitting and jewelry craft and more importantly, caring. This project isn’t just a lovely pattern, this is a whole zen ‘life changing’ project created to guide you into doing nice things for others.

The concept is lovely, you earn your charms by doing nice things for others, the environment, animals and the ones you love. Only once completing a task can you knit your charm and add it to your bracelet.

It makes the charm bracelet mean more to you, making lovely memories and being really special.

ThreadCetera will be making one! The lovely Cia Jackson over at Red Head Knits will be my knitting companion on this journey through stitches I have never tried and we will be blogging our progress in pictures! I, for one, am the most excited crafter! See what Cia has to say about it here.


See the designers video over at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFoeq_M-aHY&w=640&h=480

Geeky Tuesday #6 Merida from Brave + Epic Giveaway time

When Disney made Merida as a self sufficient fate holding ‘I don’t need no man’ princess I was cheering. She is a great Disney princess! Not only can I not dream of firing an arrow like her but I will never be able to rock that hair.

Everyone needs her in their life. With this lovely pattern by Jana Whitley they can!

Now, what is this about a giveaway you say Emma?

Well, ThreadCetera has come on leaps and bounds from taking pictures of my paper-mache  Saturday nights. We’ve learned about crochet, knitting, the world of Pinterest, geekdom and so much more. We’ve even hit the craft market circuit!

Here on WordPress we are only 8 followers away from magic ONE HUNDRED!

In celebration of this we are holding the ThreadCetera EPIC GIVEAWAY!

As soon as we hit ONE HUNDRED we will be giving away:

a custom set of gloves, 
a charm necklace 
and a mug cosy 

to one lucky follower! Everyone who has already followed will automatically be put into the pool and will be selected at random when we hit the magic number.

Keep your eyes open for pictures of the goodies coming up!

The most excited! See you soon!
~Emma @ ThreadCetera 

Geeky Tuesday #4 Avatar Blanket

Now I haven’t watched a lot of Avatar. However my manpal is a fan, he watched quite a bit of the season with Korra in it with me. He likes to think about what sort of bender he is, he settled on earth- big, strong, calm, forceful. He decided I was fire- passionate, quick to emotion, angry.

Thanks? =S

I love this crochet blanket pattern on Rav by designer Kimby77. It’s geeky yet beautiful and could work in any home. And it’s free!