Knits for Nerds
by Toni Carr ("Joan of Dark")
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Reader Appeal: Knitters of all ages
PopFam Rating: A
Any Star Wars fans in your house? How about The Hobbit or Harry Potter or Star Trek? Then, if you know how to wield a pair of knitting needles, this book is for you!
Once the realm of old ladies at church, knitting is now a hobby of teens as well, so you might as well join in the fun! And make no mistake, Knits for Nerds does make this crafting hobby fun. With delightful commentary, four-color diagrams, and clear step-by-step instructions and patterns, just about anybody can use this book to make some of the coolest pop culture garb around.
Highlights in here include geeky sweater vests from the hit TV show, The Big Bang Theory, as well as Hobbit Feet Slippers, Padme's Battle Cape, Star Trek Dress, Malcolm Reynold's "Browncoat," and even a laptop bog with a chess theme. In all there are 30 cool projects based on the pop culture hits your kids love--plenty of fun to go around.
Author, Toni Carr (a.k.a. "Joan of Dark") is an avid fan of both knitting and nerd culture, and her passion for both shows in this book. She's been featured on DIY Newtwork and keeps the ideas coming in Knits for Nerds.
Try out some of these creative crafts during summer break with your kids, or whip up a few cool items for birthday and Christmas presents. And, as always, have fun!
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