. For The Gamers Out There

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For The Gamers Out There

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— And for those of you who have gamers in your lives.

So E3 is over for another year, and we’ve been shown some pretty amazing things. Are you or someone you know excited? Man, so am I (don’t even get me started on Pokémon Go. I will dominate all the gyms in Rockland, mark my words) ! The only thing that’s so awful is the long, long wait for so many of these games.

But don’t despair, lovelies! We fiber artists have a secret weapon against time– projects! In this post I would like to show some of the video game related projects that I’ve been sitting on for quite some time, and hopefully inspire some of you to make some for yourselves or for people you know who would love them!

Legends of Zelda:

There’s so many things you can find that are knit and crochet from this series it can be a little overwhelming, but from the pile I’ve got two patterns I’m very eager to finish.

First is Link’s Gauntlets  . Now that I know how to use double-pointed needles, I’m sure I’ll be getting around to this one soon…once the mass of started projects has been slimmed down a bit.

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Link’s Gauntlets © Emily Hastings

This next one I’ve already started, and I’m sure some of you will roll your eyes. Yes, it’s another double knit chart for this super amazing scarf.  It’ll be done. One day.

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LoZ scarf © to Yodaman921 (Scott ) on dA

 

Pokémon: 

I love pretty much everything Pokémon related that you can find on Ravelry, but the patterns I’m most eager to get my crochet hook into are the precious plushies by Evelyn Pham. 

Charmander plush © Evelyn Pham

Charmander plush © Evelyn Pham

I mean, seriously. Look how freakishly adorable this little guy is!

 

Minecraft: 

Or as I like to call it, ” Danger Legos ™ “. Why is it dangerous? Well, because it’s full of Creepers

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Creeper Blanket © to Katherine Youngs

and just when you think you’re safe after you’ve run and hid in a man-made path down your diamond mine, there’s more Creepers.  (Especially with this new spawn update, you know? Goodness gracious they’re everywhere.)

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Minecraft Cowl is © to Arum Dust

 

Journey: 

If you haven’t heard of Journey before, oh my goodness please try and play it if you can get the chance (Or at the very least, check out the soundtrack). Even if you don’t like to play video games, this one is beyond amazing. It’s simple, short, the art is drop-dead gorgeous, the music is so beautiful it gives me shivers and I cry. Yes, this game makes me cry. It’s a great game. 

You know what else is great? The patterns you can find people making from it. Check out these fingerless gloves, for instance!

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Journey Gloves are © to Leili Mander

Let’s be honest though, we all know that I’ll be trying to start the glyphs as a double knit scarf at some point… And probably the rest of the outfit, too.

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In Which Catherine *MUST* Share Her Excitement

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Dearest readers, lend me your ears (eyes?), because after a year of eager hope and subtle pestering our store finally has….~**~these~**~

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Over the past year+ that I’ve been needle felting  I’ve tried a lot of different kinds of fibers, but none of them have been able to give me as satisfying a result as the roving from Bartlett Yarns. This roving has a lofty, squishy feel, but is extremely easy to work with. A little goes a long way with these babies, so much so that I still have almost as much in my half-pound bag of Midnight Blue that I originally purchased almost a year ago (and yes, believe me, I’ve been using it wherever I can with my projects)! I’ve found that they work best as an over-layer on a sculpted piece or by itself with flat felting particularly because of what I find to be its most appealing quality: the flat, smooth surface you can get with less stabbing.

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I love these, I love these, I love these, and it is genuinely an extreme effort for me not to hoard them all for myself. They’re a real pleasure to felt with, and I could not possibly recommend them more than I already do.

 

 

 

 

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Colors? In *MY* Palette?!

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It’s no secret that I love dark colors– especially anything in grayscale. If you come into the store odds are that I’ll be wearing at least one article of black clothing ( odds are even higher that I’ll be in all black).  Any yarn here that I don’t have in this range is on the covet-list, but it may come as a surprise that there are also bright colors (and I mean bright. And Colors ) we have here that I’ve come to grow fond of! In this quick little post I would like to share some of them with you!

(Some photos may be slightly edited to try and get an accurate color. My phone isn’t very happy with most colors, either).
IMG_3299* Bamboo Pop: Turquoise (left) and Marmalade (right) *

 

 

 

 

 

 
FullSizeRender     *  Manos Del Uruguay Clara: Azafran *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_3301* Marble Chunky: # MC52 *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FullSizeRender 6* Aaaaalllllll of the Bio Sesia 5 *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FullSizeRender 2* Cairns: #07 Mount Ossa *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FullSizeRender 3* Malabrigo Finito: # 031 Mostaza * ( Ok it isn’t super bright, but it was batting its lashes at me )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FullSizeRender 4* Ella Rae, Lace Merino Chunky: #501 (left) and #506 (right) *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FullSizeRender 5* Painted Sky: #217 *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FullSizeRender 7 *Painted Desert: #19 *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FullSizeRender 8* Ella Rae, Lace Merino: # 203 Bonfire * (Bonfire???????????)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FullSizeRender 9* Bamboo Bloom Handpaints: Precious Jade *