Imagine, if you would, how loudly I squealed when my stitch-group friend Marie gave me this knitted Dalek last week.

Knitted Dalek: Geekiest, Awesomest Baby Gift Ever

DUDE. How awesome is this? And she made it a rattle. I can’t wait till Owen properly interacts with toys.

You, too, can knit a Dalek if you’re so inclined. Marie told me she used the Extermiknit pattern, slightly modified.

Knitted Dalek: Geekiest, Awesomest Baby Gift Ever

She put a little pocket in there to hold a wee Dalek-in-the-flesh, too. Brilliant.

Between this Dalek and the Jayne hats my friends Marianela and Mercedes made Owen, he’s well on his way to becoming a full-on geek. We’re very lucky to have such geektastic crafty friends.