February 22, 2011

World of Geekcraft!

I just want to take a minute to tell you how incredibly excited I am about this awesome book that’s coming out in May!  I know, that’s awhile away still, but I just have to show you a peek!  World of Geekcraft:

Geekcraft!

Update 6/4: Just a belated note that the book ended up coming out earlier than I’d thought, so it’s been on shelves for a couple months now!  My pattern is now listed on ravelry, so add it as a project if you make a geeky sleeve!

My buddy Susan put together the most nerd-tastic amazing collection of geekery inspired craft projects, and I am so lucky to get to be a part of it!  I designed this simple coffee cup sleeve knitting pattern that can be customized and embellished to show off whatever geeky obsession you might have:

geek sleeves!

My three chosen themes are: a Trivial Pursuit sleeve to display my board game geekery…

geek sleeves!

…a Jayne hat striped sleeve for the Joss Whedon nerd in me, and a Dr. Mario sleeve to show off my most favorite video game:

geek sleeves! geek sleeves!

I got the opportunity to flip through the book a few days ago, and my project’s spread looks so good!!

Geekcraft!

The book has tons of different types of craft projects represented, and so many awesome contributors – see the list here on the book’s site.  Two more super duper exciting things about this book – Pete wrote a page for a Geek Speak segment!

Geekcraft!

And, my project made it onto the back cover!!  Woooo so awesome!  Ok, so I’m sorry to tease you with how great this is, and you’ll have to wait to see more projects from it, but now you have it to look forward to!  It really is a fabulous book – I would be totally excited about it even if I had nothing to do with it, for reals!  So, follow the book’s blog and/or Susan’s blog to stay up-to-date, and I’ll definitely be posting more details about my design and the book in general when it’s released!

Oh, and be sure to check with Susan’s post for ways to pre-order and other book related links!

Geekcraft! (back cover)

And yes, that is Oregon Trail cross stitch.

Filed under: books,general crafts,knitting — leethal @ 5:08 pm
  • Sarah

    Sounds AWESOME!!

  • http://www.studiostrategos.com April

    Such a cool, geeky book!

  • http://dryactivebeast.wordpress.com/ Jen!

    Dr. Mario!! I freakin’ love it. Your coffee sleeves look great!

  • Leilaluna

    Hi!! very cool!! :) so thank u so much for Idea!!
    Kisses :* from Italy!

    Leilaluna

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  • http://www.banaghaisge.blogspot.com Jasmine

    It is OUT already – I borrowed it from Sunbury Library a couple of weeks ago, and have got it on order from my friendly bookshop. Going to give it to my #4 son, for his birthday, who will make some of these treasures. Fabulous book, well done Susan Beale – a great book, very clever, very funny, very achievable projects (no, I don’t even know who she is, truly! I am not her Best Friend or her Mum or her agent!!!). Thanks for making this book Susan, Hugs from Jasmine in the bush. (As in The Bush, not a shrub in your garden)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1188133636 Judy Pincus Hante

    What a fun pattern, and easy to do!

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