Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nautica's Scarf

As previously posted, I LARP (Live Action Role Play) once a month during the warmer months of the year (supposedly.)

I attended a little more than half of the events this year, and at the end of the October gather, I was approached by Rick, a fellow player (whom I don't know very well, as evidenced by mixing him up with Mark when I tried to message him) with a commission.

He wanted a black and red scarf for a fellow guildmember (they are in the group simply called 'the Red and Black').  I found out later that in-play (that is, when the game is in session), his character Marius has been enchanted with some kind of love poison so that he's basically infatuated with the character he requested the scarf for.

Her name is Nautica.  She is a sea-elf.

More on that after we talk about the scarf.  (I know, just hold your horses!)

So I went home and checked around Ravelry for a suitable scarf pattern; nothing too plain, but nothing too complicated that would take to dual colors pretty well.

I found:

Ravelry pattern by Chelsea Dean here.

Well, let me be the first to tell you that this pattern was a nightmare.  I struggled with understanding it from the get-go, and it didn't get better.  In the end, I pretty much improvised 75% of it, and included my notes on the project page on Ravelry.

After the pattern frustration, however, I was pleased with the result:

In the words of Rick:
"You do not even realize how awesome and amazing you are!! looks great."

A close up of the pattern and the bobbles (which I had to look up a picture tutorial for):


And finally, the fabulous Nautica herself:

And probably the best news of all (other than happy customers/recipients) is that Rick's girlfriend wants one for herself!  :D

I'll get right on that, after...

1)  VintageBeef plushie
2)  Guude plushie
3)  Groot
4)  Enderman (*sigh*  I know, still...)


Monday, November 10, 2014

The Harvest Baby Collection

You may remember Weston, from the beards and beanies commission I did a few months back?

He and his lovely (and miraculous) wife Amy celebrated the birth of their daughter last month!

Paisley Jo was born into a blessed family--her mommy nearly didn't make it.  It was only through the lifesaving medical staff and God's blessing that she is still alive.

To celebrate Paisley's arrival, I put together a little care package:

I call it the Havest Baby collection.

It features a stuffed mouse, a pair of boots, and a hat with ears.

The Panda wasn't sure what to write in the card, so I messaged him the following:

To the New and Proud Owners of the Paisley (+10 to Cute) Magical Creature:

(You knew there would be a nerd reference or two, right?)

Congratulations! We at the Bobbitt Magical Yarn and Clothier Company have put together a Winter Survival Kit to help your darling infant look adorable in the coming winter months!

We call the collection "Harvest Baby" in honor of the autumn month, and are quite sure you will enjoy all the benefits included.

First we have the Mouse Companion. It provides adorableness and a +5 to dispel crying attacks. 

Then there's the Fluffy Tasseled Hat, guaranteed to protect against cold effects. 

Finally, we present the Boots Made For Walking--they ignore all dangerous terrain and just look so fabulous.

On a more serious note, we love you all and join in the many who praise the Lord for His amazing work in your lives.

Love, hugs, and yarn,

Dan & Katie

Well, on Facebook over the weekend I received this picture:

Weston:  Haha!  She loves it!

Let's just say I'm glad that the package got there before Paisley grew out of the boots!  The hat looks like it'll fit for awhile.  ^_^