Monday, November 22, 2010

Yarn Zombies vs. Dragons

Here is the Yarn Zombie I knitted for my Hubby, riding on the back of a green dragon, with whom he peacefully co-exists:

The relationship between zombies and red dragons, however, is rather different:

(Zombie pattern from Mochimochi Land's "Tiny Things Collection 4"; green dragon from Safari Ltd.; red dragon from Toy Major Trading Co.)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Feline-Induced Yarnblob

Guess which one the cats got hold of:

You guessed it: all of them.
Note: my cats would like to state for the record that they were innocent bystanders in this matter....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tiny Brown Bear

Having encountered a bit of a snag in the kimono and socks I've been working on, I decided to knit one of the Mochimochi Land patterns I have; specifically, the panda. Looking around my desk, however, I didn't spot any black and white sock yarn. Instead, I went with the brown-green sock yarn that was in reach:
I had to add the mouth because the panda pattern doesn't need one.
In general, it doesn't go well when I knit animals with brown yarn; initially, this little fellow didn't look much like a bear. In fact, he looked like an acorn or a nutmeg or, as much as I tried to deny it, a tiny turd. Fortunately, now that he's got limbs and features, he looks like a bear. I'd hate to have to blog about the Adventures of CrapCat and TurdBear.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tiny Insidious Yarnblob and its Mom

The Tiny Insidious Yarnblob is so small and stealthy it can sneak right through the yarn guide on a winder, leaving the unsuspecting knitter flat-footed when finally faced with trying to tame this Yarnblob without dropping stitches:

A sneak attack by this tiny creature is not its only danger, however; like many creatures in the wild, its mother is never far behind:

P.S. Happy Birthday to my younger daughter, who turns 13 today :-)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Where's Yarnblob and Does It Get Its Dex Bonus?

You've seen the puzzle pictures where you try to locate one object in a quagmire of visual chaos. I keep one on my desk. Not on purpose, mind you. I clean it off regularly. It just grows back, as though someone has cast "Entangle" and "Permanency" on my desk, only instead of plant life it's papers and yarn projects. Somewhere in the pic below is an incidental yarnblob, created as a result of having to re-start a project I'm designing for a friend. Can you find it? Make your Perception roll.

No? Here's a hint: It's crawling off the desk, onto the keyboard shelf and under my Blackberry.
I'm sure my Spin-Off magazine gets an attack of opportunity, but will it get a +2 for flanking since the keyboard is on the other side? Maybe I need more coffee.