Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Naaaaa na na na na na na na...

Pattern found here:

Katamari Damacy is, in my humble opinion, one of the very best video games ever made. It's delightfully colorful, fast-paced, clever, and has cornered the market on WEIRD FUN.

You guys know who else is delightfully colorful, fact-paced, clever, and full of weird fun? My sister!

This awesome anigurumi is my sister's birthday present! I had a ton of fun making it, and will definitely be making more!

I used up the last of the purple mercerized cotton (as well as a bunch of the green, and all of the light blue when I made my first attempt at the magnetic nubs around the side) in my stash to make little piece of adhesive-star-magic. Woo!

Until next time, Readers! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Introducing: Sir Keiko Von StashBuster.

Hello, Readers. This is Keiko Von StashBuster.

I finished him yesterday, and he is absolutely adorable.

This cute lil' oceanic dolphin is made from a free pattern on Ravelry! Readers, I don't know why this pattern isn't more popular; it was super easy to follow, was VERY forgiving (I skipped over some pattern repeats but the finished project doesn't show it), and used up ALL of my leftover black acrylic yarn, as well as my white acrylic!


I've also finished another softie; I finished this one last week, but haven't found the time to post it:

Recently, I've been in contact with one of the donation.volunteer coordinators from Seattle Children's Hospital. I shot her an email, asking if Seattle Children's accepted knit hats/booties. She told me no, they don't accept knit hats/ booties for preemies and newborns (because their little hands can get caught in the knit fabric), but they DID accept all kinds of knit/crochet toys!

I was absolutely delighted by the details she put in what it was they were looking for in the knit toy donations: the toys should be:

1: Machine washable (for obvious reasons, they are a hospital after all and want things to be kept clean/sterilized),

2: Snuggleable: nothing quite like holding a soft toy to help take a sick child's mind off things, and

3: Meltdown proof. Readers, when a child (especially a small one) is sick or injured, it can be a very scary and overwhelming time. It's inevitable that at least a few patients will have a bit of a meltdown moment, and when this happens, parents/caretakers/nurses will try to distract the child with a stuffed animal, which may or may not be chucked across the room at the medical equipment.

Which is perfectly okay with me :-).

The dinosaur I posted last week, the rocket ship, and Sir Keiko Von StashBuster will be donated to Seattle Children's hospital, just as soon as I finish knitting up a few more things. I'd like to have a basket of at least five toys to donate.

I'll keep you guys posted, Readers! Until next time!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Apple Peeerrrr...

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch,
You must first invent the universe. 
                                     -Carl Sagan

 <3 Until next time!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

October in review:

Hello, Readers! It's good to be back from a month-and-a-half-long hiatus!

Let me go ahead and give you all a rundown on what I did while I was away from Blogger:

This October, Mr. Orb Weaver and I:

Moved! We've found what may be the Holy Grail of apartments in Seattle. We're renting a condo in Queen Anne that has a dishwasher, a balcony, and.....

wait for it....


awwwwwe yis.

Plus, I have a REAL KITCHEN. One that is larger than a porto-potty! 

Also during the month of October, I have:

Knit this dinosaur:

This little nugget is going to be donated to Seattle Children's Hospital, along with a few other knit softies that I have in the works. 

Knit these gloves for co-worker Pop:

Built up quite a bit of Lace Mountain 2013:

Knit all of these Warm Up America squares:

Made and wore this Star Trek Red-Shirt:

Yes, I did knit my communicator pin :-)

Carved these pumpkins:

Gawked at this stellar view:

(I work on the 49th floor of a very tall sky-scraper in downtown Seattle. When it gets super foggy, it feels like I'm working on Bespin).

Knit this pincushion:

I'm really happy with how this one turned out, and I'm definitely going to make more!

...and knit this bunny hat:

Cute, but the ear flaps ended up being in kind of a weird position...


It's good to be back, Readers!

<3 Until next time!