Jinxing myself

After that last update… I ended up spending yet another week in hospital, and the doctors still don’t know what’s wrong with me (although apparently it’s “nothing serious”, whatever that’s supposed to mean).

I’m trying to get back to my queue again.

My husband and I were able to move back into our flat, thankfully, but now there’s a lot of cleaning to do. We couldn’t live here for two and a half months.

I’m mostly just hoping things will finally look up for the two of us. I’m definitely going to finish all the commissions that were already requested; however, I feel pretty doubtful about taking more any time in the future. We’ll see when that time comes, though.

Post-marathon roundup

Thanks everyone for helping to make Summer Games Done Quick such a success! We raised over $21,000 for the Organization for Autism Research in a little over 60 hours.

I made lots of prizes for this marathon, and didn’t get a chance to spotlight them on this blog individually; however, you can view them all on Ravelry by clicking the links on the Finished Video Game Items Master List. I’m so glad to have helped support an amazing charity!

Commissions open again

As of August 1, 2011, I am now re-opened for commissions. I still have quite a large queue, but now that I have finished my marathon work for SDA’s Summer Games Done Quick (which benefits the Organization for Autism Research), I will plow through them the way I should! Please be aware that it may take me anywhere from three to four months to start working on any new commissions. I will be working hard to update this blog regularly once again and making my progress known.

Thank you for being so patient and understanding. On with the knitting!

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.