Some Final Fantasy white mage-inspired knits!

For Christmas last year, I made my friend, Lyra, a pair of fingerless gloves with some white mage detailing on them – she loves to play a white mage in Final Fantasy XIV, and has saved my blundering lancer many a time.

White Mage fingerless gloves, a gift for a friend

However, I made them too small! She’s taller than I am and I didn’t take this into account. So, a few months later, I made a replacement pair.

White Mage fingerless gloves – the replacement gift!

I felt bad that it had taken me so long to rectify my error, so I decided to… make poor Lyra wait even longer while I knitted her a white mage hooded cowl, as well.

White Mage hooded cowl

All that’s left for me to do now is mail these off to her, and she’ll finally be able to dress like the white mage she plays. It was fun to make some non-hat, non-plushie video game things!

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!)