I received an amazing book in the mail recently titled “Knits for Nerds“. The book has 30 knitting projects all based on things from our favorite shows, books, and activities. The only problem? I don’t knit. Correction: I knit lumpy scarves with the best of them (and I LOVE my lumpy scarves). But when faced with amazing projects like a baby elf hat, a Star Trek: TNG-inspired sweater or dress, or a laptop bag that doubles as a chess board, I knew I wouldn’t be able to do them justice. So I want to pass on the amazingness to you!
The book’s projects range from easy to advanced (easy includes a scarf inspired by Jayne’s hat from Firefly, and advanced includes a stuffed robot inspired by the Cybermen from Doctor Who) and most of the projects are cute on their own–your non-nerdy friends may never know that the shrug you’re wearing is actually inspired by Galadriel from LOTR. For those who are newer to knitting, there’s a great “abbreviations and techniques” section in the back that includes full color pictures on how to do certain knits. Even I would be able to figure it out!
I’m guessing you want to know how to get this book in your little knitting hands. You have three ways to enter! (Leave a comment for each entry for it to count more than once.)
- Leave a comment with the nerdiest/geekiest knitting project you’ve ever done.
- Follow The Geeky Hostess on Twitter.
- “Like” The Geeky Hostess on Facebook.
This contest is open to residents of the US only, since I’ll be shipping the book out myself. A winner will be chosen on Thursday, March 15th at noon. Good luck!
Don’t want to take your chances and would rather just buy the book? It’s available for $11.55 at Amazon.com
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book to review by Andrews McMeel Publishing. The review is my own opinion.
EDIT: I randomly (using Random.org) selected our winner: #15, Jen! Congrats Jen! You’ll be getting an email from me shortly.