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  1. Nerdy Knittings: All Your Favorite Nerdy/Horror Characters Made Out of Yarn

    I need to learn to knit now...

    Oxford-based Hannah Simpson sells knitted dolls based on her favorite nerdy and horror movies!

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  2. Put “Learn to Knit” on Your To-Do List so You Can Make This Wonder Woman Sweater for Your Very Own Self

    What the hell do I do with these sticks?!

    Or you can make it for someone else who might appreciate... nah. Make it for yourself.

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  3. Tortoises Nude No More Thanks to Neat Knitted Cozies

    Do Try This At Home

    On Katie Bradley's blog, she says that she sort of stumbled into the rescue and rehabilitation of tortoises, but a dozen domed friends later, she's hooked. And in her spare time she uses a crochet hook to make little cozies for them, selling them (and patterns for those enterprising friends of tortoises who are lucky enough to have opposable thumbs) on Etsy with a portion of the proceeds going towards International Reptile Rescue.

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  4. The Internet Loves Making Penguin Sweaters

    But what about bow ties to match their tuxedos?

    Dear Internet: if you are currently knitting a sweater for a penguin impacted by an oil spill, pause! Philip Island Penguin Foundation made a public plea for sweaters yesterday, but use your yarn cautiously; in the past, these requests have resulted in thousands of unnecessary sweaters. Internet, for once, you are being too kind.

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  5. Beautiful Astronomically Accurate Shawl For Chilly Stargazing Nights

    Do Try This At Home

    Redditor Boothin shared this shawl their wife made by tweaking one pattern and combining it with another. The end result was a beautiful and cozy garment that is also an accurate map of our sky as seen from the North Pole. By all means, join me in the Jealous Corner.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: LEGO Minifig Mittens

    Things We Saw Today

    Not practical, but oh-so-stylish. Carissa of Carissa Knits doesn't sell these, but she has made the knitting pattern available free of charge on her site. (Fashionably Geek)

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  7. In Norway, You Can Watch People Knit For 5 Hours On TV

    and let it be known

    Any time I happen upon Big Brother, I can't fathom how it's still on television. It looks so boring. And then I heard about watching people knit competitively. And my mind was blown.

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  8. How To Knit Crochet Your Turtle a Bowser Cosy

    Do Try This At Home

    I'm certain there is some space in the center of the Venn Diagram of people who own turtles and people who can knit crochet. I suggest the rest of you on that chart team up immediately.

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  9. Leigh Martin Turns Yarn Into Realistic Mushrooms, Plants Them

    Meanwhile...

    Leigh Martin is an artist and knitter who lately has found an outlet for her passions in designing and creating fifty two different species of fungi out of yarn, and then photographing them in their "natural habitat." She hopes that her work can offer viewers "a greater awareness of their natural surroundings, a sense of how complex every ecosystem is and greater vision for noticing and enjoying these details in their daily life."

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  10. How to Knit a Woolen Face Hugger for Those Chilly Spring Nights

    Fans Do Cool Things

    Is your face suffering from a deficit of hugs? Knit yourself up a huggy buddy. Who may or may not fill your belly with its woolen eggs. It's okay! You're growing more cuddly pals for everyone else!

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  11. Knit All the Nerd References (Into This Blanket)

    Do Try This At Home

    Leilaniac on Ravelry designed this blanket for her nephew to cover everything from the Muppets to the ThunderCats. That center square? It's his name in binary. You had us at dinosuars, Leilaniac. Previously in Crafts

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  12. Things We Saw Today: The Argo-Vengers Are Here to Save the Day

    Things We Saw Today

    Argo-Vengers, directed by Daredevil. Head to TheFW for more Oscar Movie Mashups We Want to See.

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  13. Crocheting Tiger, Hidden TARDIS

    this exists

    Alright I admit it, I was reaching with that title. There's not crocheting involved in this post, just knitting. And there's no tiger, just a scarf that Brilliant Knitwit crafted for their dad. Due to some creative stitching, the TARDIS is only visible when you view the scarf from the right angle. I'm not ashamed to say that if I had this I'd do nothing all day but make TARDIS noises with my mouth while making my scarf-TARDIS appear and disappear. (via Boing Boing.)

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  14. Who Are You Calling Yarn-for-Brains? (Is it This Yarn Brain?)

    Braaaaiiiinnnnns

    Psychiatrist Dr. Karen Norberg knit this atomically accurate brain that is now on display at the Boston Museum of Science because she felt that knit yarn could best convey the wrinkly ripply nature of our brains. There's even a functional zipper that connects the two lobes! You can read more about how and why she made it at the The Telegraph. Previously in Awesome Crafts

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  15. Scare Friends And Strangers This Winter With Knitted Monster Hats!

    old gods do new jobs

    Tracy Widdess designed the fantastical creatures you're about to see from Brutal Knitting. Perfect for Halloween of course but perhaps also something to have fun with walking down a busy city street in the winter? That's for you to decide. Widdess is available for commissions and exhibitions. Take a look at the monsters of Brutal Knitting. (Brutal Knitting via GeekTyrant)

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  16. How To Knit Your Own One Ring Scarf

    Do Try This At Home

    Okay, I know I just posted something One Ringish just a few posts ago, but will you look at this cozy scarf? I mean, it's covered in beautful elvish lettering that spells out, in the Black speech of Mordor which has no written equivalent, its use in sealing the doom of the races of Middle Earth. Perfect for snuggling up in this winter, when the fires of Mount Doom aren't exactly burning in your boiler, know what I mean? The pattern is available for free from Diana on Ravelry, so you better get going if you want to have yours done in time for The Hobbit's premiere. Previously in The Hobbit

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  17. Review: Needles and Artifice, An Ingenious Book of Steampunk Knitting Patterns

    Review

    I am a geek and a nerd. I am an intermediate knitter and crocheter. I have very little exposure to the amazing world of steampunk, but I’m working on it. Nice to meet you. Now that we have that out of the way, let me just say this: this book is fricking awesome.

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  18. Tracy Widdess’ Brutal Knitting Doesn’t Need An Umlaut to Be Hardcore

    Clever Girl

    I don't know if the addition of an umlaut to vowels also demotes the badassness of a title to anyone else but me. But I do know that Tracy Widdess does incredible things with yarn, and those incredible things are going to up in an arti show soon. I've never seen a barnacle covered knit tentacle that deserved it more.

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  19. Sonic Screwdriver Scarves And Other Doctor Who Knits

    The World Doesn't End Because the Doctor Dances

    I'm a big fan of alliteration so these Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Scarves get bonus points in my book. (They already had a ton for being DW creations.) Etsy user MyAlterKnits created both the 9/10th and 11th Doctor versions but also has a few other related items in her shop. Take a look. 

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  20. Brutal Knitting Yields Righteous Masks

    this exists

    These sci-fi/horror-inspired masks are by Tracy Widdess, who calls her cuddly, creepy (cruddly?) monster designs Brutal Knitting, which is the most fun juxtaposition of words I have heard all day. That's like Vicious Crochet, or Homicidal Cupcakes. Terrifying, yet adorable. More masks after the jump.

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