Cool Find: Crocheted Pokémon Magikarp

This is awesome. When I meet kids, and because I’m old, they are surprised I know what Pokémon is. And then they ask me what my favourite Pokémon is. And I always say Magikarp, because it’s one of the most useless Pokémon there is. And then I start to go on and on about magikarps and then they kids get weirded out and I laugh.

I prey on awkward in any situation…

First guy ever to knit at Lee’s Palace!

I haven’t updated much, but it’s not because I haven’t been knitting.

Oh no, I totally love knitting.

I finally finished my Totoro shaker that I was knitting for Debbie Ohi that I needed to get done as one of the perks for Debs & Errol CTRL+ALT+DUETS indiegogo campaign.

This took much longer than I had intended.

Admittedly, I was a perfectionist on it. I restarted it 5 times or more because I kept screwing up. Ah well.

Anyway, last night, I spent about two hours knitting at Lee’s Palace. There was a geeky music concert happening called Super Audio Land 2, and it was awesome.

I am going to claim to be the first guy to have knitted there for two hours during a show. ^_^

This is a sweater I’m knitting. I’ll talk about it in an upcoming post.

Micro Squirrel – SO CUTE

Micro Squirrel - SO CUTE

I need to learn how to do this!

Penguin Knitter

The world has spoken. My facebook has been telling me I should knit for penguins. I guess I should.

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Knitters Wanted for Penguin Pullovers

Found Online – Mini Kraken

Found Online - Mini Kraken

SO CUTE!

Doctor Who Pinterest Knitting Board

Doctor Who Pinterest Knitting Board

I know I haven’t had a chance to update in awhile. I’m still working on my Totoro Shaker, but here’s an awesome pinterest board. ^_^

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Hah! It’s so cool!

Guest Post – Manpans of weTangent

Dear readers, meet ‘Manda Whitney, whom I call Manpans! I met Manpans about two years ago and we became creative partners in a joint venture called weTangent.  She’s a huge geek and we share a love in adventure games, Densha Otoko, and teasing Manpans. Since our inception we’ve written a number of sketches together, wrote a musical, appear in a weekly podcast, and do a weekly video series called Dining & Dating

She is one of the founding members of the Princess Bride Knitting Circle, which I still haven’t blogged about, but I will!

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I’ve never been much of a knitter. For me, knitting, much like science, has always seemed like sorcery. The idea of taking a ball of yarn and turning it into some fantastical piece of garment or geeky toy simply perplexed me.

Seriously...HOW?!

Seriously…HOW?!

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Guest Post – Jeanette of “This Dusty House”

Dear readers, meet Jeanette! I met Jeanette in November, during NaNoWriMo. She has her own blog called This Dusty House and she is a wonderful friend and my new knitting buddy.

She’s not someone who thinks herself as a geek, but she grew up reading science fiction and fantasy! Sadly, she was bullied a bit out of it as she explains in her blog.

Anyway, she is one of the founding members of the Princess Bride Knitting Circle, which I haven’t blogged about yet, but I will!

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Hello everybody!

I am neither a geek, nor a guy, and half the time when I play around with yarn, I use a crochet hook rather than knitting needles, so I’m not entirely sure if I should really be writing here on Errol’s blog. After all, this little space of the interwebs is called Geek Guy Knitting! But, Errol asked me to write a post for his blog and, well… I couldn’t say no. I love all things yarn. I love talking about knitting and crocheting. I love all the finished objects that come from twisting colourful string into a series of orderly knots.

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Camping and Knitting

My wife loves camping. She loves camping as much as I love being inside.

Sadly, my enthusiasm for camping is on par with my enthusiasm for nude saunas with relatives. (Sorry for those that shuddered through this joke on Facebook.)

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I shan’t post pics of me in a sauna. Here’s me trying to drum up a smile for camping.

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Guest Post: This Dusty House

You must forgive me for not posting in a while, I do have one in the works. In the meantime, I have a new knitting partner (well, ok, we’ve knit once together) and she let me do a guest blog on house maintenance. Huzzah! ^_^