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!!!

3 comments:

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!