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I had a sudden urge to take up crochet again and, since I'd acquired a book which called itself Geek Chic Crochet* by one Nicki Trench, I thought I would make something from there. I picked a shawl thing that looked like fun and, once I'd figured out how "crocodile stitch" was actually supposed to work, it was pretty easy. B. has started making envious comments about how nice a crocodile stitch cardigan would be (attempts to find a nice crocodile stitch cardigan pattern on Ravelry so far have failed). I decided it would be a good project for "using up" odds and ends of yarn I had about the place. As a result of this I think there is nearly four times as much yarn in the house as when I started. The result is somewhere on the Tom Baker's scarf -> Colin Baker's coat spectrum. I personally think it is closer to the scarf end in terms of sartorial taste, but mileage may vary.









* I will confess to being fairly clueless about fashion, but I think this was more Hipster Chic Crochet than Geek Chic Crochet. I don't know many geeks who would be that impressed by a crocheted tie.

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Date: 2015-10-15 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inamac.livejournal.com
Also on the subject of 'Geek Chic' one of my knitting magazines recommended a book called 'Dress Your Tech' by Lucy Hopping. It includes a (knitting) pattern for gloves that incorporates conductive thread into the finger ends so that you don't have to take them off to use your touchscreen.

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Date: 2015-10-15 12:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] louisedennis.livejournal.com
That sounds much more genuinely geeky - if I were writing "Geek Chic crochet" I'm fairly sure it would be a mixture of wearable tech and the crochet equivalent of picture knits of dinosaurs and police boxes. This was much more modernised vintage look -which I associate more with hipsters than geeks.

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