Knitted Toys for Techies
A couple of weeks ago I introduced the book Knits of Tomorrow by Sue Culligan, which is one of my favorite new books. It's full of projects that evoke tech from the "olden-days" and space-themed knits of the future. I love it!
There's something for everyone in Knits of Tomorrow, whether you're knitting for kids or adults (or, hopefully, yourself!).
I embrace my inner nerd, and I want you to do the same, so I'm going to present a few more projects from this book to get you excited to share the geekiness:
|When audio cassettes first appeared, they were space-age technology compared to the large and bulky reel-to-reel tapes.
The graphic lines and bright colors of the retro cassette make a handy little cover for a modern-day music player.
The design is knitted using both the intarsia and fair-isle methods and can be lined with felt fabric to provide a tidy finish.
|Pop on the cans and pump up the volume!
A classic set of headphones are the perfect shape to be transformed into a hat—the cans fit over the earflaps giving a cozy finish.
The pattern is stockinette, using the intarsia method for the design and a simple crochet edging.
|Rockets are a fun way to decorate a child’s bedroom.
These brightly colored spaceships are easy to knit in simple stockinette stitch with garter stitch ridges, and the color combinations can be varied.
This is a great project for using up your yarn stash, as only small amounts are needed for each rocket.
|The flying saucer is an icon of the fifties. Celebrate the saucer by knitting your own!
The metallic yarn used gives this scaled-down model a space-age sparkle.
Use dried beans to fill the main body and you get a great paperweight for the office; make a knitted toy for the kids by stuffing with fiberfill instead of beans.
My favorite is the cassette tape iPod cover. It reminds me of my mix-tape-making days in college. I think I spent more time making and listening to mix-tapes than studying. (I hope my mom doesn't read this!)
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