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!

Headcrab!

 

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!

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.

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!

Done with helmets!

Tonight, I finished up the Zero helmets: one, a prize for Awesome Games Done Quick; the other, a commission for fellow “SDArtist”, Aitamen. 😉

Zero helmet, finally finished!

 

I always like the way these turn helmets out, but I’m a bit sick of knitting them right now, haha. I need a break. (Project pages on Ravelry are here and here.) While I enjoy the pattern, after knitting nothing but it for weeks on end–these are the second and third times in just over a month I’ve made it: the Mega Man X hat is also the same–I got sick of it. Part of it is because each is knit flat and then seamed up the back, but I think the main problem is the detail which necessarily goes into them to make them actually look like the characters’ helmets. Never mind the fact that I had to wait to finish them until I could run out to the store to buy orange yarn…! It’s crazy; I have an incredible amount of yarn in my stash, but not even one skein that was true orange. I didn’t want to be inaccurate, so off to the store I went.

Now, I’m onto making two plushies: a green Luma from Super Mario Galaxy and a Flammie from Seiken Densetsu! I haven’t made either of these before, and the change will be much appreciated.