February 21, 2022

A Brief Introduction

  • Four skeins of yarn in shades of brown, beige, and tan displayed in handwoven baskets. Splashes of red, blue, green, and darker browns across the various skeins.
  • Two skeins of yarn and two braids of fiber containing shades of burgundy, dark grey, black, and yellow.
  • Three sock sets, each including a multicolored full size skein and a semisolid mini skein.
  • Three skeins of yarn surrounded by game components. Skeins contain shades of magenta, purple, blue, and greenish yellow with grey/black accents.
  • Two skeins of yarn and two braids of fiber containing shades of tan, red, and black.
  • Two open skeins of yarn between two twisted skeins each containing shades of pink, blue, and green.

I was born before the “Nintendo generation” officially began. I had a Colecovision and could contentedly play Pitfall on the Atari for hours if left to my own devices. Translation: I’ve been a gamer for most of my life. In my 20s I fell in love with anime and yarn (at very different times), and in my 30s, I became a board game enthusiast. Now in my 40s, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a dyer and merge my passions by drawing inspiration for colorways from the games and anime that I enjoy. Consider this the cliffs notes version of how Crafter Gamer Geek came into being.

At the time I am writing this, in the Crafter Gamer Geek shop, you’ll find variety of offerings. There are nine colorways across a mix of weights and wool types. You’ll find fingering-, DK- and Aran-weight yarns that are made from Merino, BFL, Polwarth and Highland wools. There are three more colorways that I designed specifically for my sock sets. These sets would also make amazing hats or shawls! For my fellow spinners, there are three colorways currently available on a Merino/nylon roving.

I have no delusions that I will turn crafters into gamers or turn gamers into crafters. I’d be pleased if I helped start a conversation, or simply piqued someone’s curiosity. I hope this journey allows me to meet others like me who have affinity for both yarn and fiber as well as gaming and/or anime. I hope that my creations resonate with all kinds of fiber enthusiasts, whether they share my other interests or not.

My name is David, the owner & dyer behind Crafter Gamer Geek. I hope you take the time to check out my shop and find me on Instagram (@craftergamergeek) to follow along on my adventure to see what I come up with next!