Thursday, April 7, 2016

Hyperx Cloud II

Someone got a shiny new toy!

They're so comfy. And so fancy. I love them!
(I can't speak for the microphone quality/capability as I haven't used it. But the sound quality is super.)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Working on these:

(Sam just doesn't have a body yet, no worries. Also, yeah, they'll get arms soon.)

Listening to this:

And this (always, always this).
(Though apparently you need to have an account to listen to Spotify even for free *sadface*)
(That said, I have Premium Spotify. Because I love it. And listen to it almost every waking minute. I have issues.)

Playing this.

Going to make this for a friend's soon-to-be-baby.

But right this moment, the Beast demands servitude (because the world will end unless peanut butter pretzels materialize in front of him Very Soon).

Saturday, April 2, 2016


WTB friends

WTB gaming friends

(that like the same type of games I do. And aren't pretentious. And won't yell at me when I make a mistake. And games to play with them. And.. oh forget it.)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

More projects

Wrote a pattern for this guy:

No one cared (okay, Jaime did. Jaime is awesome), but it's Professor Layton from.. some video game or other that I've never played. I'll maybe try remaking him and polish the pattern later. Some rows in this one will be gone from that one and others will be added. If I ever get around to it.

In between headaches and removing a tick from an unfortunate location on my five year old I managed to also finish Danger Mouse.

notes here.

Friday, March 25, 2016

What's she building in there.

Newest project. Writing the pattern as I go.

Headless, armless. Yes, and funny looking. The final pattern will remove some rows from the top of the pants and knees. Here's the funny thing: this is a character from a game I've never played. Yeah. Why am I making this?

... no clue. It was a whim. Can you guess who it's going to be? (I'll give you that the top looks like breasts in this picture, it's not. It's blocky shoulders - I'm hoping arms will help.)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Recent projects

Had a request from my sister to make Abby Sciuto from.. NCIS.. NCSI.. something. A television show that just about everyone knows but me.

More images and vague pattern notes here.

Tried to make another character from a television show for a friend. It turned out.. badly.. through no fault of the pattern. It's entirely my fault that Dean from Supernatural has gorilla arms and monkey ears.

Details here.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A new floor

This weekend we ripped up our old carpet and put down carpet tiles. B did most of the work. The Elf helped a lot, too. Mostly I was in charge of sorting the stripes into patterns and cutting the tiles that needed adjusting. Cutting carpet tiles is rough work. My arms, back, and legs are killing me. Who knew you used so many muscles in your legs to cut things? I can only imagine how much pain B is in.

Today B bought us some new tables to put our computers on. That mess in the corner to the left is his new office chair. In pieces. They're assembling it as I type. Five year old style help is so much less than helpful when you've had a stressful, work-filled weekend.

All of this is an attempt to make our house more livable for us. We considered buying a new house but the logistics just aren't in our favor (nine cats and no savings to speak of will do that to you). So for now the plan is to use our space here better. This fall I'll be homeschooling all three boys. The table I was using for my computer is also where we eat. Yeah. And do school work. Not ideal. This weekend we've managed to free the table up for better use. In the future B is going to try and make me some shelves to store homeschool stuff (he made a stool for the Elf's computer table this weekend, too).

Lots of doing. Too much, really. But I guess it all needs to be done.