Clinging to my head

I finished making another katamari hat!

Katamari hat!

This one is nearly identical to the hat I made for Speed Demos Archive‘s Awesome Games Done Quick. The only difference is that this one has eight bumps instead of seven, which (in my opinion) fills the hat out better. Also, this hat took exactly one skein of Vanna’s Choice Baby yarn, in the colorway Sweet Pea. I think it’s the perfect shade for the green katamari ball! The Ravelry project page for this hat is here.

(Vanna White is “America’s favorite crocheter”, did you know that?)

My next project follows the katamari vein–I am going to make the Prince of All Cosmos! But while I am making more progress in my customer queue, I will also be making a few small prizes for SDA’s emergency charity event, Japan Relief Done Quick. Yes, that means you can win some of my plushies for donating at least $5 to charity! I will post more details here about the marathon when things are more firmed up. It will take place April 7 – 10, so save the dates, watch some great speedruns, and help us raise money for Doctors Without Borders as they aid the Japanese people in the aftermath of the earthquakes and tsunami.

Let’s fight!

I’ve been meaning to make a post about this for a little while, but did not have the time until today. I finished the plushie version of Aino Heart!

Aino Heart

I think she came out very cute! I used pipe cleaners to make her arms poseable, to give her neck some stability, and to make that ahoge heart on top of her head. Who knew pipe cleaners were so versatile? The project page on Ravelry for her is here.

One thing I regret is not writing down her pattern exactly. I wrote down some things, like, for example, her arms, legs, sleeves, and shirttails, because I wanted to make sure they were even… still, I’d like to adapt this pattern for other dolls of the same type. She’s just about the right porportions for anime / fighting game characters.

Argh, Headcrab!

Why yes, I did finish knitting a headcrab hat today!



I sure do look happy for its “currently nomming Mercury’s head” status. Its Ravelry project page, with more details and photos, is here!

I really love making hats, in general. This is the first time that I have come up with a hat pattern completely on my own, with no referencing anyone else’s work. I’m very proud of myself! I find it easier to improvise plushies, because, well, they don’t have to fit anyone. It’s satisfying to know that I can, in fact, create things off the top of my head that fit other people’s heads.

Luma Lee

Today, I finished making a Luma!



I’m so happy with how it came out! And, unlike the Flammie, it was a breeze to knit. I feel as though I could make a ton of these. 🙂 As usual, its Ravelry project page is here.

Next up? A headcrab hat!

Adventures in Flammie-making

I have never played a Seiken Densetsu / Mana game, and I was completely unfamiliar with the creature known as Flammie.



As I have since discovered, the party in the RPG Secret of Mana (also known as Seiken Densetsu II) flies on the back of this miniature dragon! I think he’s very cute, but then again, I’m biased. 😉 I won’t lie; he was quite a challenge to make. I’ve never made anything quite like a dragon before, and I had a few headaches working out how to do the wings, and all the little details he has. I just really hope the person who commissioned him is happy with him! (Ravelry project page here.)

Now, onto a Luma from Super Mario Galaxy. It’s almost already done, so hopefully I’ll have another post up soon!