One of the neat things about my boyfriend is his storytelling. He is a fantastic writer and storyteller, and no matter what he runs into he always leaves a trace of this behind. So, in WoW, his main character is a little gnome female, a warrior, named Pips. He is on a PvP server and has a brilliant story and background for her, and despite the fact that I make fun of him all the time for roleplaying a gnome female, i thought shed be fun to make
So i looked him up in the WoW armory and got all the armor stuff... and made one!
Pips with the other present for him: The new WoW expansion
from the front...
annnd the back, with her little cloak
RUN! BIG SCARY MONSTER! (aka my cat Osiris)
hm... dunno whats up with my pictures bein squished Anyhow!
Over the holidays I worked at the GameStop down the street (AWESOME) and I managed to get some cool swag every now and then-- including, of course, a RockBand shirt! ... that was an XL. I'm... not. (ha)
So I slimmed it down, added some new red and black sleeves (I'm a bit red+black obsessed), and resisted the urge to make it a hoodie because I have far too many. So instead I gave into my wings-on-back-of-clothing fetish (hi, Rinoa, how are you?) and painted wings on the back with some pretty silver fabric paint. They totally don't make sense, but I absolutely LOVE THEM.
Ok, ok, pics, I promise.
the front. + messy ass apartment.
Oh and hey! My computer! being attacked by my mountain dew addiction... moving on...
So I finished this... mm... like mid-summer last year, hahaha I originally used the pattern from the "Beginner's Top-Down Raglan" pattern -->http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=152316.0 but kinna mixed it in with the yoke for the SKB (aka the Simple Knit Bodice, which is beautiful and I never finished, of course).
Long story short, I kinda made it up.
I used Caron's Simply Soft in um... black and purple. woo. And some form of circular needle because I totally payed attention.
On to the pics!
Color is a bit wonky on this one... but still, full shot, woo.
more to the real color. Still a bit more royal than this, but whatevs. and my hair is wet.
So yeah. Hooray for sweaters in the middle of summer that I promptly forget about once its actually cold!
So... I was really inspired by Virgil65's work and I loved her layering ideas. I found some really, really awesome cloth at Walmart... mesh that had stars on it. I have been having this little star fetish recently
Combine with 3 shirts from Michaels (cheap fabric, ha), and some black ribbon.
I love it I've gotten a lot of compliments on it
I'm... Im cool.
Without the hood
closeup of the star fabric
Hope you guys like it Annnd... even f you don't, I care not, because I love it muchos! hahaha
and was really inspired to make a dress, particularly in that pretty little purple color. Also, despite my favorite color being red, I have been having a huge purple fetish recently for reasons I don't fully understand.
ANYHOW. On to the pictures!
I had to add a waistband thing because my stitching was off on the seam between the dress and the bodice. oop.
DragonFyre-typical emo-glam shot. wid my kitty...
Actually this is to show off the gathering at the bust area, which I was really rather rediculously proud off, as i've never done that before and it came out very well.
So yay! My boyfriend (okay, and my other friends too) thinks its really hot, especially with those boots I'm wearing in the picture
So I have been on this big reconstructing thing, and I've had this t-shirt my parents got me in San Francisco and I loved the design but not the shirt. It had a huge red chinese dragon over a gray tribal design... on a boring white shirt.
However I didnt want to completely chop it up because, like i said, the design was killer. So. Mix in two plain red XL shirts from Michaels, and...
Immediately I thought MUST HAVE so I went out in search of a black hoodie. Turns out its really really difficult to find a plain black hoodie in the middle of the summer... and then this morning I was walking down the stairs of my apartment complex when... BEHOLD! A plain black hoodie in my size was laying on the ground! Being thrifty (and evil) I stole it, and as I type I am wearing my Organization XIII hoodie with pride. Geeky, geeky pride.
So... I said (like a month ago) that I'd knit sweaters for my two nephews as Christmas presents. Well, I knit one for the younger one (as seen... HERE! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=141169.0)... and by then it was Christmas and I had just finished the one sweater So I didn't hold to my promise. And I felt bad.
HOWEVER. I bought a knitting machine recently. And... knitting machine = big things take short time. Observe! Here is me working on a sleeve:
See? Pretty fast. The entire sleeve took me about 40 minutes. Normally, hand-knitting it... probably about a week. Also note that at 5 minutes of handknitting, I'd have about.... 3 rows. If I was going fast.
As you can tell, its based off the Manly sweater from SnB, except... just the colors. I used actual pattern from http://www.knittingfool.com/, the most handy site for sweaters ever. Also, the manly sweater didn't come in a childrens' size 8. So. yes.
My cats also enjoy helping me
This is the first thing I've made on a knitting machine (well, sortof. I made a scarf on it first haha) but its very handy. I am a person with a very short attention span, so I've several sweaters (and hell, even... like socks or arm warmers) that have been highly neglected and put away to never see the light of day again. Also, I have a thing for designing my own stuff and I know that this will help a lot.
Though I kinda feel cheap using it... but whatevs. Its damned cute.
So! Im really terrible about posting things... I finish all this stuff and then I never post it
First off: we have a sweater for my youngest nephew, Robert. No pictures of him actually *in* it yet, but thats because i just sent it off.
This marks the second sweater I have ever made. Im even surprised that I finished it... I knit it primarily while playing World of Warcraft... like during the griffen flights and that. Knit with the UGA logo. Go Dawgs!
Very easy knit, and very fun (and surprisingly fast.. .made in two nights). I hope to make these for my friends... but of course my track record thus far of "I'll make these for my friends' has been... not great. At any rate, try the pattern. Mine came out a little big, but I was using a size up in both needles and yarn.
Oh, and for the record... they were all knit in 7 needles with Lion Brand Wool-Ease. Can you say leftovers? woo.