Geeky Tuesday #10 Film Geek Scarf

So autumn is well and truly in, lets wrap up and hit the library.

This week I’m loving this film reel inspired scarf by¬†AZURE KNITS+, I’m finding it simple but stiking.

The pattern itself has good reviews, the photos show off the scarf perfectly.

Me? I’m bundled in as many scarves as possible because it does not matter how warm or cold it is outside, in the library its hella cold once you sit on your backside reading books for hours… I complain, but I love it really. ūüėČ


I’m off to Study!

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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

#SupportCrafting Cia Jackson!

I know Cia Jackson from the Glasgow University Gaming Society, of which she is our glorious Lady President. She is one of the best geeks I know, rocking geek chic with lady attitude.

She works at the Yarn Cake in Glasgow where she spends her time smushing yarn, baking lovely cake and knitting lovely things. It’s a great hang out.

She has started to channel this knitting creativity into pattern design via Ravelry and blogging.

Her latest designs are the Graduand Scarf and the Wandering Fae Cowl, both of which I’ve downloaded and can’t wait to get started!

She is inspired by her own university life, times and tends to knit things when she should be studying. Fair enough I suppose.

The Graduand Scarf has been made available for free right now just to get you hooked on her work and the lovely Wandering Faw Cowl is only £1! Stock up! Even better, if you go an visit her face to face in the Yarn Cake and make the relevant yarn purchase for the pattern, the pattern comes free! What better excuse to buy more yarn!

She can be found blogging here!

And click here for her Rav store, Pyros Patterns!

#SupportCrafting, Featuring Flora Robins

The crafting community is great, everyone has thier own style and intrepretation- not to mention that if we share the projects out we can make all the pretty things!

This week we have the work of Flora Robins, knitter and crocheter, frequent poster to the Glasgow Knitting Gathering as well as being an all round excellent gal.

I loved her ‘Zero’ from nightmare before Christmas. It’s a knitted piece with embroidery made from acrylic wool.

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She says ‘the pattern is really easy to follow, just fiddly on small needles’. The pattern can be found here for free (click for link)

I think it’s turned out great! Can’t wait to see more Flo!

Do you #SupportCrafting Are you interested in having your work showcased? Get in touch with us at threadcetera@gmail.com for more information! Remember to use the hashtag and tweet us @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!

Iron Man Pin-Cushion Pattern

DSCF2331After the great dress-making dummy purchase of May, I decided I needed to really up my game with the rest of my dress making tool. I’ve started with my pincushion.

I loved the¬†Avengers¬†film. I’m more a DC girl than a Marvel but I do love a good lot of hunky men and kick ass ladies saving the world. So I’ve decided to make a range of pincushions themed around it.

I’ve started with Iron Man. =D

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It was really easy to make. 2 basic parts, a bit of embroidery and Robert is your father’s brother… (Bob’s your uncle. It took me a while to figure out. D= #slow)

The pattern for this easy chappy is available as a Ravelry Download on PDF for only 50p!!

Click Here

Geeky Tuesday #3 SackBoy

Little Big Planet is one of the happiest games I’ve played and sackboy is up there as being the cutest.

I love seeing Sackboy all dressed up as Iron Man or a wizard or ghost. It’s adorable.

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Amigurumi designer Emjay Bailey has got to be one of the most talented of people. Her website Nerdgurumi (click for link) hosts a plethora of cute, strange, geeky, awesome designs that are constantly being pinned onto Pintrest by yours truly =3

I’ve tried a few of her things before and they always turn out awesome.

This pattern is available for free as a Ravelry download.

Happy hooking!

Geeky Tuesday #2 Strongbad

Hello again another Tuesday!

This weeks geek out is close to my heart. Strongbad is one of my favorite cartoon characters, I had spent countless hours watching episodes and then worryingly trying to talk like him.

The designer Aleta Fera has done really well to get the sizing right for all the different parts and I love the face.

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This is a fan pattern made free and can be found here.

I will definitely be giving this one a go!

Geeky Tuesday #1- The Claptrap

I love Crochet. I love it to bits. Since finding it it has come in useful, been calming, and been an endless source of fun.

Ravelry is a fantastic website for patterns, finished products and sharing the wooly love. I’m a big fan. I’ve been digging through the yarn to find some of my favorite patterns on here.

I present my Geeky Tuesday collection; the best of ravelry geekiness blogged Tuesdays.

This week I’m in love with Claptrap from Borderlands, I played this recently and it’s really funny, high octane fun. I love the animation style.

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This little guy is so cute, loving the pipe cleaners and the button eye. Hats off to the designer.

This free pattern is available by camaharet as a Rav download. You should check it out!

Crochet Lelya Cowl

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So I bought myself a dress makers dummy off the internet. It’s made itself quite the feature in my room. I find it useful for taking pictures of the things I make because selfies are awful. =3

I’ve been using a book called Crochet One-Skein-Wonders by Judith Durnant, I bought the kindle edition for it is much easier to carry around and cheaper too.

The book is marvellous! It has so many quick and easy to follow projects, Judith has put a glossary of all stitches at the back and links you back to them when anything new crops up. The patterns themselves are lovely, not basic dull patterns but much more intricate patterns that take into account those times when you see that lovely patterned ball of wool that for some reason you only buy one of. D=

I completed the Lelya cowl pattern that was completed in rounds. I used Sidar Montana merino wool in the red/blue/green. My boyfriend had bought me a previous shade of the same wool that had crocheted up really nicely before so I was dying to try something new with it.

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The Lelya cowl worked a combination of single crochet, half double and slip stitches. It was the easiest =3

See you soon!

Xs

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