How to Make a Sock Squid

Snip_burnScience fiction and fantasy fans may know David Erik Nelson from his quirky stories in magazines like Asimov’s SF Magazine, his Nebula Award nomination, or from his posts at the Giant Squid and Newswire blogs. However, Nelson’s also an accomplished craftsperson whose first DIY book, the delightful Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids, was recently published by No Starch Press.

What should you expect besides lots of snipping, burning, soldering, and shredding? You’ll learn to sew, perform simple carpentry, and engage in screen printing while creating x-ray drums, guitar effects, steam ships, boomerangs, kites, and games. In other words, the book contains a great mix of the practical and the imaginative, suitable for the entire family.

However, Omni’s favorite project might just be Nelson’s sock squid, which is a rather ingenious fiber project you also can turn into a sock Cthulhu, the legendary monster chronicled by H.P. Lovecraft.

But we’ll let Nelson tell you more about it himself…


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I never thought socks could get this type of transformation.

Posted by: Couple Shirts | Sunday May 13, 2012 at 9:38 AM

thanks for detailed review. it looks like a great book

Posted by: solving elementary algebra | Monday December 12, 2011 at 6:03 AM

"How to Make a Sock Squid"- it's actually very simple, you just need to be creative and have fun with your socks....LOL just make sure it's clean and doesn't smell annoying. :)

Posted by: Graphic Design Courses | Monday November 7, 2011 at 10:41 PM

i love this!! this is really great post thank you fro this

Posted by: freelance writing jobs | Wednesday September 28, 2011 at 6:16 AM

Hi to all I have been looking for a blog to blog about books but perhaps I have found way more. I did this through Amazon so I could perhaps track a certain books progress but this is not it. Since my Dad Gregg Overman is the author of Blue Sunrise. It available now on Amazon so I will exit quitley now.

Posted by: Tracey Overman | Wednesday March 9, 2011 at 6:19 PM

I was the youngest of five brothers that all turned out to e engineers and computer geeks. I love this! This is the kind of stuff we grew up doing!

Posted by: Lois D. Brown | Tuesday March 8, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Here is mine, Mr. Blue.

Posted by: Daniel Toschläger | Tuesday March 8, 2011 at 10:18 AM

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