Rainbow Arms

I finished my fingerless gloves to match my rainbow scale scarf.

I absolutely love this yarn, I still have a few balls of it left so am thinking about what kind of rainbowy goodness to make next!

Niffler All Done

Took about a month to finish this little guy, but he’s finally done! He’s just a prototype, but I’m quite happy with the result.

I’ll write out the pattern soon and then work one with the actual yarn intended for Niffler, which is a fuzzy towelling yarn to make him cuddlier.

He’ll hopefully become my first new pattern in a looooong time!

Well, that’s more like it…

Rocket has arms! Two of them!

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Now on to the tail. I hope I can make him stand up and balance with his tail, but as he’s getting quite heavy, I’m not super hopeful. We shall see!

Cheers,
MyntKat

I need an arm. Honestly, I really need it!

I’ve finally managed to work some more on perhaps my largest project to date, the wonderful Rocket! He has both legs and one arm now.
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He’s coming along so well. I completely removed both his arms and did them all over again because his feet and legs turned out so much better than the first version of his arms and I needed them to match.
I think this is one of the most important things when working on a new freehand work, you have to be willing to completely unravel and start over again.

I’m hopeful I’ll be able to finish the second arm and start on his jumpsuit before Halloween!

Cheers,
MyntKat

New project!

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So, I just started a new project. It all started with just picking the right colours and ordering the yarn.
And then it descended all into chaos!

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This is what it looks like when I work on a new pattern!

Dragon Scale Mittens

Over the weekend I finally finished my dragon scale cloak! Pictures will follow eventually, it’s a huge beast and hard to photograph.
However, I also finished these beauties:

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I used the same yarn that I used for the cloak (Bernat Mosaic in Envy, unfortunately discontinued) and may release patterns for both eventually. Definitely planning to, but that cloak is such a huge project!

Getting back to creating crochet items feels really good though. I hope to make more time for it next year!

Jayne at NineWorlds

So, I finally got to take Vera out for a cosplay appearance when I went to NineWorlds GeekFest recently. By the way, if you have any way of making it happen, GO TO NINEWORLDS NEXT YEAR! Best convention ever, this was my second year attending and it was brilliant.

But, this post is about Vera/Jayne, so here we go.

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Vera was very well received and I got a lot of compliments for her crochet goodness. Unfortunately I was too busy having way too much fun to take any decent pictures at the convention, but here are a few others have taken:

That's me in the foyer, showing off my Vera. Photo by Mike Brooks

That’s me in the foyer, showing off my Vera.
Photo by Mike Brooks

Photo by @Entorien

Photo by @Entorien

That's Mark M. very happy to be holding a cuddly Vera

That’s Mark M. very happy to be holding a cuddly Vera

If you happen to have any photos of yourself or me holding Vera, do send them my way so I can add them here!

More weaponry!

Now that Vera is done, I am working on the smaller pieces for my Jayne cosplay. The knife is all finished.

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And the handgun is about halfway done!

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We’re getting there! Just a few more pieces to finish.
I also started working on the Wonderwoman top for Wayne’s costume. So I’m keeping quite busy.

I finally finished my crochet Vera!

She’s done! She’s done!
It’s been a good 80 hrs of work (possibly more, I’m not very good at keeping track) but she’s finally done!
She’s so cuddly and pretty and huge, I love her!

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She’s completely crocheted without a pattern, filled with upholstery foam and wooden dowels for stability as well as ceramic baking beads for weight balance. She’s quite heavy for a crocheted item, but still light enough to tote around all day.
I’ve started working on Jayne’s knife and will also crochet his handgun and holster and belt pockets. Hoping to get it all done before August for NineWorlds Geek Fest!

Vera update

I finally made some time to work on Vera again! It’s been way too long.

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She’s coming along nicely. I used a 9mm dowel to reinforce the body and the grip for better stability.
Here’s to hoping I can finish her soon as I have a long list of cosplays I want to finish this year! 😀