Photo by Carissa BrowningI'm a lover of Star Wars. I grew up watching them with my family, and continued watching them on my own and with my husband. J loves Star Wars, too (on a larger scale than me), so it's a shared interest. And anyone who's seen the movie, how can you not love R2D2 and C-3PO? There are a lot of really cute projects for this pattern, especially those for little babies! :) Several people leave off the "3-D" portion of the hat, perhaps for practicality.
Photo by NoriI saw this pattern this morning. All I could think of was how much J & X would love to have one of these, swinging them around the house and dueling one another. Then I thought of how much X would like to use it to hit things with. With that in mind, I won't be knitting this any time soon, but it's still fun to see a knitted Lightsaber! :)
Photo by AbbyEBeeHave any of you seen How to Train Your Dragon? I love it. It's a fun movie and it captures one of my favorite mythical creatures, dragons. Add a dragon to the story (whether the dragon be good or bad), and you've piqued my interest. I think of this as a "knerdy knit" because when I think dragons, I think World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, and sci-fi fantasy books. Plus, I really love the Toothless character in the movie.
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This is a pattern I saw awhile back and immediately knew it would be perfect for my husband. He loves Legos, and has passed on that interest to X. What's better than a doll-size Lego man? I really LOVE that his head, torso and legs come apart. This WILL be a pattern I knit. Perhaps this summer when things have slowed down a bit. I just can't get over how creative this pattern designer was. I've heard that the pattern isn't easy, and the designer warns that it's not a beginner's project. So for me, I think...awesome! A challenge that has really cool results! :) Now...if only she had a pattern for hair...