Cosmic designs

Cosmic designs

Cosmic designs

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Sept. 20 2011 2:04 PM

Cosmic designs

One of the more fascinating meta-qualities of the intertubez is how it's opened up a bunch of sub-cultures to people who would otherwise have no idea they exist. Sure, we all know about Trekkers and Whovians and Steampunkers, but until the advent of Twitter, Facebook and the other social nets I was not aware of the popularity of crafters: people who make things. I mean people who knit, do papercraft, create clothes, and so on.

Oh sure, I knew it was a fun hobby and all that -- what I didn't know is how devoted some folks are to it. It's pretty cool; they make cozies, socks, hats, skirts, dresses, sweaters... it's amazing. And of course, this being the web and all, a lot of these folks are also space/math/science/scifi nerds. Still I never, ever, ever would've predicted this. I present to you The Vitruvian Dalek:

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EXTERMIKNIT!*

Spoonflower, the site that hosts this pattern, has tons of other nerdy ones, like math equations, a solar system diagram, and even the odd Ood or two.

Winter's coming... I could use a quilt. Hmmm.

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Tip o' the sewing needle to Mary Firestone.



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* I know, it's not knitting, and I used that joke once before. But it's still funny.




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