Holiday Double Header!

As a crafter, its always great when you get feedback on your work.  And even more so when it comes in the form of a comment/sale/inquiry from a stranger.  So this past month has been pretty amazing to me as a crafter.

  • I made a sale on a custom stocking
  • I received and completed a custom Knit Scarves Order
  • And I got asked to be featured in a StarCraft Crafting video Blog

And so without further ado…. let’s roll the tape!

So thanks to Gillyweed, Emily and Mike… for making my December one to remember!

You can see more of Gillyweed’s vlogs here

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Choose Your Own Favorite: Starcraft Stocking Edition

Back when I was a kid, we had these popular books in which you got to Choose Your Own Adventure.   Every so many pages along, you had a choice of how you wanted to take the story… kill the vandals (turn to page 3) or help the vandals (turn to page 10). So since I’ve finished up the third Starcraft stocking… its time to Choose Your Favorite! Here are the candidates:

Protoss, Zerg, Terran

So tell me… which one you like best, and I welcome your comments!

April Showers bring Creep and Zerg

A few days ago my brain gave its little “oh no its April already!” snap and I knew I had to get to work on the April Stocking or risk running up against Derby Party and Mother’s Day guest housekeeping and planning.  Since I had already conquered finding yarn that looked sort of like creep and sort of like the reddish magenta of the zerg logo, that’s what I decided to tackle.

This stocking is done with the purl side out, which breaks up the lines a bit more like creep I hope!

This month I tried a non-traditional stocking heel approach in which I added the heel to the stock after I knit the main part of the stocking.  After my first trial run, I decided the stockinette side of the sock looked not “creepish” enough and decided to swap to the purl side.  The cuff is actually crochet.  Being all manner of particular I see all the parts I wish looked “better.”

Being the third Starcraft stocking, I can now check that game pretty much off the list.

En Taro Father Christmas!

The Protoss are marching into March with this month’s Christmas Stocking!  (Ok that’s a terrible pun, I admit it)  However, I do like the Protoss colors.  I decided to take the gold and dark blue up in small flecks of additional color in the hanging loop.

Who says Protoss don't have a gift giving holiday?

This stocking is a one-sided design, suitable for filling with gifts, although if your gifts are of terrazine or vespene gas you may want to use another container first.   Highly suitable for hanging on a pylon, although pylon power is not required!  (Which is good because no one wants to hear “You Must Construct Additional Pylons!”)

Here is a little closer look at that Protoss logo:

Its Done!

Well finally… after many trials and a few frustrations… the Video Game quilt, aka my first quilt) is finally done!

So here is a ginormous photo so you can appreciate it in all its glory.  If you click on the photo below… the original image is quite large.

I love so many of these squares. I only wish I knew when I started all the things I know now so I'd be better at the execution of them!

Terran up a Holiday Stocking!

Do you know how hard it is to find Creep looking yarn?  Or the right combination of magenta and burgundy for a Zerg logo?  This is just one of the quandaries a knitter of geekery  things finds them contemplating in the yarn aisle.

With the danger of crossing some fashionable holiday boundary… I went with a nice solid black Christmas Stocking.  Over knit stitch with a golden Terran logo.