Saturday, March 17, 2012


I received a copy of KNITS FOR NERDS by Tony Carr from Andrews McMeel Publishing. The knitting book is divided into three sections: Science Fiction, Comic Books, and Fantasy, for thirty projects. From the first page, I was addicted. As a huge fantasy lover, these were projects that made me “ooh” and run to my craft closet to see how much yarn I already had. They run from easy to advanced, so knitters of all abilities can find something they enjoy.

Mixed with stunning photography and easy-to-follow instructions, this is a must-have book. My favorite projects have been the Horrible Gloves, Cunning Scarf, Padme’s Battle Cape, Time Traveler Scarf, Aim to Misbehave Sweater (I love all things Firefly), and Top This Fascinator.

There are also some projects a bit above my level – for example, the Hobbit Feet slippers. I am horrible with double-pointed needles, so I’ll have to wait on those until I’ve had more practice. For some of those more advanced projects, such as the Space Princess Hat, I altered the pattern a little. There were also projects for little kids, such as the Baby Elf Beanie.

All of these items go great with my styles, and many will make great gifts for my friends. This is one of my new favorite knitting books.


  1. It would be a hoot to see some completed projects!

  2. Oh that sounds wonderful! I love to knit, but usually when I get the chance, my eyes are so sore it's not worth it. :(

  3. I am redoing a few of them to make them look...better. Haha, my first attempts are usually pretty bad.