February… Celebrate the love of Zelda and Link

Hey! Listen!  its only 7 days into the month of February and I’ve gotten my stocking done!  I started this one with the desire to have a slightly nicer cuff.  So there are bobbles and Triforces.

How fitting that the Triforce is encircled in a stitch called the Trinity Stitch!

After that I went with a classic white stocking with a green heel and toe to complement the cuff.    This one I went a bit longer…. and then finished it off with a Link on one side and a Princess Zelda on the other.    I am not super happy with the pink of the faces and arms so I may redo those into a slightly darker shade to differentiate them more.  (Mental Note:  Add “flesh” to yarn shopping list)

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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!

Diversify! A Quilt for Geeks

So lately i’ve not been working on a knitting project… I’ve started my first quilt.  Which after reading a few How To’s about the internet I decided to try my hand at machine appliquéing some fun video game related images onto my squares.  It didn’t look like the applique would be terribly hard in concept so I figure I’d give it a go.   My theme would be games that Ben and I enjoy playing together.  I picked out Final Fantasy, Zelda, Metroid, Pikmin, Katamari from the consoles… and then Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XI from our online gaming collection.

Well I’ve managed to get all 24 of my quilt squares (going for a twin/family room size) mostly done.  I still have some finer detail to work out on the last 4… three of which are Kingdom Flags from FFXI, and one which is based on original art.   I’m close to being able to start putting this together!

Here is the overview of the planned quilt in a photo.  Feel free to click on the image to view the entire quilt in progress gallery with some close ups.:

24 squares at least all mostly finished and laid out.

 

The middle two face squares are actually based on art that my good friend Allison drew of  Ben and mine’s main characters from WoW.  You can find her original images on her tumblr page HERE! 

So that’s what I’ve been up to that isn’t knitting!  Though I do have an idea (or six) running around my head….