Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sci-fi Geeky Socks, a knit thick post.

Stephanie wrote about her geeky BSG (Battle Star Galactica) socks in her blog this week. Made from Serenknity yarn in a colorway called "Eye Of Jupiter".

This got me thinking about my queue on Ravelry. My Ravelry queue is my list of projects I hope to make in this life time as well as the following two.. I have 33 pages in my queue, 32 with 30 patterns on them, one with 25. 985 is a nice round number, don't you think?

I sorted my queue by the tag "sock" and that got cut down to only 4 pages, and a total of 63 patterns. I want to make a geeky sci-fi sock pattern, and I don't want to duplicate something already done, so it's important to do my research.

I see I already have a pair of Red Dwarf socks on my queue. They were designed by Christi H. Brockway (aka Turtlegirl). She talks about her inspiration HERE:.

Turns out that was the only pair of Sci-fi themed socks in my queue! Time to use the stellar Ravelry search engine. First filter for 'socks', then start typing in every term related to sci fi shows and movies I can think of, and see what pops!.

While searching under Serenity/Firefly terms, I found Kaylee (only a ravelry link, sorry)
and a few socks called "Firefly" but reading the descriptions, they had to do with the insect, not the series. Hmm... ideas popping now. I can think of at least three sock patterns I could make related to Firefly and Serenity.

Next up, Stargate. Nuttin'. Again, an open field for my design plans...

Lets try Star Trek.. Still, nothing! I can't believe it. Those Klingon brow ridges lend themselves PERFECTLY to cable patterns.

Hmm... it seems I have a job to do!.

Geek Sci Fi Sock knitters of the world, Unite!!!


Lynx said...

well, at least you know where to send the stargate socks, when you finish them. amanda already loves you!
alae just put in a request for "Charmed" socks....
me, I am up for anything! :-)

womens socks said...

LOL. si-fi about socks. that is funny so sound.

sopranospinner said...

I know this is very late, but what Firefly related sock patterns were you thinking of? I'm a huge fan!