Purple Tentacle – Maniac Mansion/Day of the Tentacle

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I finally got around to making one of the many amis that my husband has been wanting. He’s got quite the list, let me tell you!

Whenever he beats a game, he likes for me to make him a person/creature from that game. I guess as some sort of commemorative item or something. :P I dunno.

Anyway, a while back he beat an old game called “Maniac Mansion.” (If you’d like to know more about, click here because I don’t really know how to describe it.)

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In the game, there are two tentacles – purple and green – who prevent your character from getting to certain places, etc and this is what my hubby wanted me to make.

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However, he asked me to base it off of the purple tentacle depicted in the spin-off game “Day of the Tentacle.” (Again, click here for more info!)

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If you’re a gamer, or are close to someone who is, chances are you’ve seen these characters around. If not, now you have!

Anywho, this is how it turned out:

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My husband loves it and says it’s one of the best ones I’ve made. :) He even went so far as to insert it in to a picture of the original background. What a silly goose!

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What do you think?

Oh, and I bought yarn winder – but that’s for another post! :D

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FO Friday – Snowdrop Shawl

Howdy, folks!

Hope you’ve all had a great week. Mine wasn’t too bad.

We’ve been preparing/planning my son’s first birthday party (gasp!) and yesterday we picked up the decorations. That’s one thing off the list – now we just need to figure out food and make sure our location/venue is set. We’re just having it at my Grandma’s house, but we need to make sure she is up to it. We’ll be doing all the decorating and providing the food; we just needed a place that was large enough to have it since our condo is too small for even our little gathering.

But that’s about to change!

This week we also put an offer on a new house! They countered it and we agreed to the price – a little higher than we wanted, but it’s totally worth it. Now we just have to wait for the inspection and appraisal.

*fingers crossed*

In other news, today is my MIL’s birthday and today’s FO is her present.

A few weeks ago I was talking to her about crocheting (surprise, surprise) and I mentioned that I’ve been wanting to make a shawl. The only problem is that I don’t wear them and don’t know anyone who does so it would be somewhat of a waste. She told me that she likes them and that she would wear one if she had one (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). So, I finally got to make one and it looks great.

I used the Snowdrop Shawl pattern by Anastacia Zittel:

Snow Drop Shawl

This pattern was very easy to follow and turned out quite nice. I may just end up making one for myself.

I used Yarn Bee Effervesce yarn in “Stardust” and used about 2.5 skeins total.

What do you think? Sorry, no modeling photos. :)

Have a great weekend!

 

Slow and Steady

Happy Wednesday!

What better time to give an update to my knitting adventure than as a WIP Wednesday post.

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As  you can see, I haven’t really added too much to it yet. I think in the last photo I showed you, I was only starting the purple section.

Honestly, I haven’t been working on it that often. It sits next to me on the couch where I can easily grab it, but instead I grab my 3DS and play Story of Seasons instead. :-P

I am getting better though! There are occasional lapses (see first area of blue), but as I go at it, I am keeping them more… um… consistent? I can’t think of the right word.

I also ended up adding an extra stitch somewhere along the line. I think it’s where that hole is in the purple section but I don’t really know. And there was no way I was going to unravel all that work!

It’s just a beginner scarf so it’s not a big deal.

What are you working on right now? Something new? Something old?

I’m learning to what now?

I’ve gone and taught myself to knit! :D

Dun dun DUN!

Well, technically I learned from a YouTube video, but there wasn’t anyone standing by showing me what I was doing wrong or telling me what to do. I wish there had been though! Knitting is no joke!

I still need a LOT more practice, and I know my form is absolutely horrid, but I am super proud of myself for finally doing it!

I was determined as soon as I was directed to this fabulous YouTube video by Chandi from Expression Fiber Arts.

This video is so helpful and Chandi is adorable.

I was browsing through the crochet category on WordPress and I came across this blog. Thank you so much for finding this video!

I had tried to knit in the past, but the video I watched was sooooo confusing and I couldn’t even cast on. It was terrible. I hid my needles in my yarn bin (ottoman) never to be seen again.

Until now.

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It’s pretty slow-paced – much more so than crocheting, but I’m sure as I get more used to it and can hold the needles better it will get a lot faster! When I’m comfortable with the basic knit stitch, I’ll move onto the next thing – the purl! Can’t wait!

It’s a nice little break from crocheting, although I was basically taking a break already. ;P

Oh, and it turns out it’s more comfortable for me to knit left-handed even though I’m a righty which is funny because my sister is a lefty and knits right-handed! According to the video, it’s because I crochet and I’m used to holding the yarn with my left hand.

Interesting.

In case you’re wondering, and most fiber arts lovers do, I’m using Lily Sugar & Cream Stripes in “Violet Stripes.”

It’s fun to learn something new!

:D

Mini Yarn Haul!

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I had a gift card from Xmas for Michael’s burning a hole in my wallet and I finally got around to spending some of it (Actually, I just realized it was there a few days ago).

I still have, like, $10 left. I’m bound to need some other stuff though! :D

#theyarnlife

Yarn Haul

Now I just need something to make!

I have plans for the purple and green but the white was just a necessity. You can never have too much white yarn (I think I may have said that before)! The dark teal was just really pretty and the lighter teal is the color I use (I think) for Jigglypuff’s eyes which I was running low on.

I bought some felt and fabric glue to test out making eyes for some of my items. And I just thought the frame was cute (and it was only $1.50).

Now that school is done, I’ll have more time to work on some new creations.

If I can get a moment to myself, that is…

Congrats, Grads!

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Hey, y’all!

In celebration of all graduating students (myself included!), I’m running a little sale in my Etsy shop.

Get your gamer graduate something special for their big day!

Don’t know any graduates? That’s fine – you can get one for yourself! I won’t judge. ;)

Enter coupon code “CONGRATS” at checkout to take 10% off your order!

(Click the photo to check out the shop!)

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Not so sure about this one…

I was looking online at DS cases (not that I need one) and decided to make my own.

In my head, the concept sounded great and the picture was perfect.

But when I finished crocheting it, it didn’t quite turn out how I had imagined:

Meat Boy DS Case

It’s a Meat Boy case for my 3DS.

I think it’s just because it looks like he has the biggest forehead in the world that I feel it looks so wrong. But, at the time, I felt that if I made it more…um… proportional, then it would look like he was all stretched out.

Maybe that wouldn’t have been such a bad thing.

I don’t know… I just made it on a whim.

What do you think? Weird? o_O