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tennessee tricoter: August 2006

tennessee tricoter

this blog is designed for me to share my knitting experiences with you.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

just a fast update

Ok, so, no pics today. I just wanted to post to discuss works in progress and all. I am currently taking submissions for ideas for more DnD toys/wearable items. I think I enjoy most knitting wearable items, but maybe that's because I'm still a novice.

My husband says a beholder hat would be cool. I couldn't agree more. Ideas?

I'm currently working on a sweater for my new niece (to be born in December), still working on that blue cabled sweater for myself (it takes the back burner a lot so I can finish other projects), and I've ordered yarn for a sweater for my niece who will be 2 soon. I also am thinking about a coat for each of my kids. Or maybe a fair isle sweater for my daughter and then a rugged sweater/jacket for my son. And, of course, Christmas knitting is upon us.

Did I mention that school started back last week? So, I'm really busy and wishing that I could abandon my "regular" life to get back to knitting all those things I have in the queue.



Tuesday, August 08, 2006

have you hugged a mind flayer lately?

"Mind flayers (also called illithids) are so insidious, diabolical, and powerful that all denizens of the dark fear them. They bend others to their will and shatter enemies' minds." Monster Manual 3rd edition

It was my friend's birthday, and being that he occasionally DMs our Dungeons and Dragons adventures, I thought it might be appropriate to knit a gentle version of a tried and true villain. With some of the husband's help (thanks for the help with the math and design) I was able to concoct something loveable, yet scary enough for the mind blast, psionics, improved grab, and extract (in addition to the tentacle 1d4+1 damage) that a mind flayer can deal.

If you were wondering, I used a cheap acrylic yarn for the project, and it was a relatively quick knit excepting the pattern design and paving the way as I went. It is made in modular pieces and quickly seamed together and stuffed. All the trim was sewn on by hand, not glued.