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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I'd Knit That: Adorable Star Wars

For this feature, I will explore different movie/tv/webjunk items that I would knit.

Well, good morning! Are you all feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed? Are your fingers nice and limber? Good! Let's get to it. We're all nerds, here, right? I just want to go ahead and get that out of the way at the onset so that some jocks or preps don't feel like they're in over their heads. "I'd Knit That" is inherently a nerdy feature, if only because the people who are writing the patterns for movie/tv/webjunk items are nerds in the most earnest (and best) sense of the word. Anyone who is willing to watch something with such an eye for detail and then create something from that (something that is, essentially, just using geometry to tie an elaborate knot) is a-okay in my book. I know I already kind of went over this in the Harry Potter post, but it seriously never ceases to amaze me.

So this week I am going to be covering the adorable Star Wars knits that are on Star Wars nerds are a very particular brand of nerds, and Star Wars has cross-generational appeal which makes it perfect for adults who want to knit something for a kid that they both will enjoy. Adult nerds LOVE dressing their little bourgeoning child nerds in costume. Is that a fair generalization? Maybe not. Anyway it doesn't matter, because look at how adorable this is!

Felted baby Yoda hat! Even if you have never seen Star Wars in your life or even if you didn't know who Yoda was, if you saw a baby in this hat you would immediately die because of how cute it is. You would stone cold die.

Admiral Akbar knit sock monkey! I've been too scared to really get too into any 3-dimensional knit toys, but this guy is just too awesome. Is it a trap? I don't even know. Maybe you could knit some sort of Chinese finger trap into it and make it one! Email me for some more booby trap ideas.

Princess Leia hat! And one of the most hilarious photoshop jobs I've ever seen. It's perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. But really, a tiny baby in a Princess Leia hat is almost as cute as a tiny baby in a felted Yoda hat, but if you want to get all gender-normative about it, I guess it's good to have an option for girls.

I'd knit them all! Next time, I'll likely go on the hunt for Star Trek patterns. Fair and Balanced knitting pattern coverage. You can expect nothing less from me.


  1. You should see my dogs in thier full body storm trooper kit costumes.

    I wish that was real.

  2. My friend just sent me this- Doctor Who knitted socks.
    Now I just need to convince her to make them for me :)

  3. I love this more than I have the capacity to express.

  4. I want to have a baby and learn how knit just so I can carry them around wearing the Yoda hat!