Thursday, February 9, 2012

Review: Knits for Nerds

 Title: Knits for Nerds
Author:  Joan of Dark
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 5 stars!!

Synopsis from Netgalley:
The best of science fiction, manga, and animaguiri meets knit one, purl two as knit siren and part-time roller derby girl Joan of Dark offers up an out-of-this-world assortment of knitting nerdiness inside Knits for Nerds. The patterns for 30 iconic clothing and accessory items inspired by popular TV shows, books, films, comics, and more—including Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Firefly—are presented alongside full-color photographs showcasing completed projects, such as:
  • Lieutenant Uhura's sexy Star Trek minidress
  • Hobbit feet slippers
  • Firefly-inspired scarf, socks, hat, and jacket
  • Tank Girl socks
  • Hermione Granger's secret beaded bag
  • Manga-inspired leg warmers
  • The Big Bang Theory-inspired his and hers sweater-vests
  • Lord of the Rings-inspired shrug
In addition to a wardrobe of costume finery, hobbyists will also find instructions for practical projects such as an e-reader cover or a laptop bag crafted of checkered fabric that serves double-duty as a chessboard and carryall, as well as patterns for plush toys inspired by Star Trek, robots, and the comic book Squee! Wear (and knit!) your nerdiness on your sleeve with Knits for Nerds.

My review:
I (and my husband) are nerds.  So I was really excited when I saw this book on Netgalley and requested it right away.  There are so many things in here I want to make right away.  My favorite is probably the Hobbit socks.  My husband wanted me to make lots of things in here, especially the Star Trek mini dress.  I haven't actually knitted anything out of it yet, but all of the patterns and items look well done. 

I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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