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!!!