It's not exactly #sixseasonsandamovie, so six seasons and a gag reel will have to do.
It feels dirty even saying it.
That's right--there's such a thing as a Benedict Chocolate Cumberbunny, and now you can order yours. Personally, I don't know how I'd be able to eat it with him looking at me like that--but maybe this is a better gift for the Sherlock fan in your life.
Do Try This At Home
To celebrate the release of the latest X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, here’s a fun themed project you can put together in a day. Much like every X-Men movie, I’ve decided to focus on Wolverine. With each film, the big screen has served as a catalyst to build up his character, so in kind, we will be building up our very own crocheted Wolverine. Even though I enjoy Hugh Jackman’s performance, I like Wolverine the most when he’s covered in yellow spandex. So my crocheted version is inspired by his comic costume. I’ve turned this tough, wiseass into an adorable amigurumi, and with this tutorial, you can too.
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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Loki and Fury are there too, because if you can make crocheted snail versions of Loki and Fury it's a crime not to, frankly. And as if the Snailvengers aren't cool enough on their own, Laura Partridge
's Etsy shop
also has crocheted hat-scarf combos (or scoodies) based on the Avengers and their favorite Asgardian nemesis. And the Loki scoodie has horns. Check 'em out behind the jump.
Things We Saw Today
, who provides the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Cartoon Network
's Star Wars: The Clone Wars
said that she's always wanted to cosplay the character, even before she got the gig. So, she went ahead and did that for us. She's written about her experience on CNN Geek Out!
We also urge you to visit the amazing online store that she runs, Her Universe
, which specializes in geek apparel for women and girls. Yup. Lots of awesome stuff going on here.
are famed throughout the world for their tenacity, but also for their amazing, luxuriant beards.
Sadly, most of us are either incapable of growing that much facial hair or bow to the societal pressure to remain clean-shaven. Thankfully, Dortha Gibbs
has a hand-crocheted
solution. Her yarn helmets are not only fashionable, but also sport enormous beards and other hair accents.
Fashion for Nonhumans
I'll be honest: I don't play video games, and all I know about Skyrim
is that it came out recently. Or a version of it came out recently. Really, I have no idea. If it's something you enjoy, all power to you! I would never stand in your way. However, while I have a neutral opinion about Skyrim
, something has prevented me from ever having a negative opinion about it. And it's handmade crochet costumes for dogs. Adorable crochet costumes for adorable dogs.
One day, there will be a Venn diagram created to illustrate the staff member of The Mary Sue who like babies, Batman, and/or both. In the meantime, we would like to bring your attention to these crochet patterns for newborn cozies available at the Etsy shop for Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations
. For your tiny little nerd babies.
Things We Saw Today
What this is is this: Nerdigurumi
! And they make free geek-friendly crochet patterns, like this Portal
set. Definitely go there, times a million. (via Boing Boing
This is the droid hat you're looking for. Listed quite recently on Etsy by user craftandcrochet, these R2-D2 custom beanies are available by order. Yes, a geeky product found online that's actually real, practical, and for sale. All orders are custom made, so be sure you know the size of your head if you want to adorn it in Star Wars crochet greatness.