Two new patterns!

I hope everyone’s been having a good first month of 2018. I’ve been working quite a lot, and I’m happy to announce two new patterns up on Ravelry! The first is $5 + tax, and it’s the Tetris Lap Blanket (For the Gamer in Your Life) that Silver and I worked on for over two years!

Tetris Lap Blanket
Tetris Lap Blanket

The second is another free fingerless mitts pattern – Lacy Thorns and Roses Mitts.  These are free on Ravelry.

Mercury wearing the Lacy Thorns and Roses Mitts.
Me wearing the Lacy Thorns and Roses Mitts, January 2018.

I hope that if you like to knit, you’ll give them a go! 🙂

Still trying

My last post still stands; however, before I go to England, I’m going to try to whip out some of the fast projects in my queue. I wonder how many I can finish before I leave on Saturday?

The first down is a Kirby plushie for Andreas Karlsson.

Kirby!

Each time I make a Kirby, I have a harder and harder time sending them away! One of these days, I’ll have to make one for myself. (His Ravelry project page is here.)

Roll up for the mystery tour

That’s right, the Prince of All Cosmos is finally finished!

Me and the Prince of All Cosmos!

And he’s already off to his new home in Virginia! Hopefully he’ll have a safe journey, and not roll up too many other packages on his way there… 😉 His Ravelry project page is here, for those of you curious for more details and an extra picture.

Playing catch-up

Making so many plushies in such a short timespan has left me a bit drained! I’ve been trying to relax by learning about Tunisian crochet. I’m making a bunch of squares showcasing the different stitches, and I’m planning to knit them together to make a blanket for my couch. I’d love to order the interchangeable crochet hook kit from Denise Interchangeable Needles but I can’t really spend superfluous money right now. Oh well, maybe my parents will get it for me as a birthday present eventually? 🙂

I haven’t forgotten my commission work. On Monday I finished up all the knitting for the Prince of All Cosmos plushie I’ve been working on for two weeks. All he needs now is a face! I need to get to the craft store and buy myself some felt so I can ship this guy out. He’s a whopping 22 inches tall, from the top of his antenna to the bottom of his feet.

Prince of All Cosmos, minus his face

I will post another picture when he finally gets his face. Then, he’ll look perfect. (Or so I hope!)

Marathon over!

Thank you to everyone who came to watch Speed Demos Archive‘s Japan Relief Done Quick and raised money for Doctors Without Borders! At the end of the marathon, we raised $22,718.92! That’s certainly a lot of money to help all those in Japan needing medical help after the horrible earthquakes and tsunami. We couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Even metroids like raising money for charity! (And draining life energy.)

My plushies seemed to be a hit, and I couldn’t be more pleased. It makes me feel wonderful to give my time as well as my money to a great cause. The final two plushies I made were a Metroid (see above; Ravelry page here) and a surprise, last-minute Ocarina of Time (Ravelry page here).

Note: does not make sounds like a real ocarina. ;)

More plushies, hats, and other goods are always on the way.