Sunday, February 13, 2011

Princess Bride Swap

Here is what I sent Blindmoondesigns for the PB swap. She liked it! I will post what I get..when it arrives...

Matt Groening swap

The latest swap I have done is the Matt Groening swap. He is the creator of the Simpsons, and my fav, Futurama!
Here is what I sent my parter, heartsy

I created three patterns, Leela, Bender and Nibbler. I made her a pillow from the Leela one. The rest, I guess, you can read what they are. I made the stitch markers myself, Nibbler pincushion, and the 'faux' cross stitch tote. I printed a cross stitch I found online onto fabric, and attached it to the tote.
Here is what I just received from my spoiler, strawberrycherry..

I LOVE the Nibbler embroidery the most, as he is my favorite character.  I had never
heard of 'From Hell" which Groening also writes, so she sent me a book about it. I have already begun
reading it!  The Yarn is really soft and shiny wool! Nice!

OH, MAN! That brain slug has got Rebel! I got it off just in time!
Thanks strawberrycherry!

Zombie swap, revisited

Oh, I just realized I didn't post what I made my Zombie swap partner! Here is a picture of
all the gifts. My brain bag was a hit with the zombie lovin' ravelry members!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Matt Groening swap

I just sent ( and she received very favorably) the Matt Groening swap package. For those unfamiliar, he is responsible for the Simpsons and Futurama. Futurama was the theme of heartsy's package. I will show more pics later, but I am here to post pics of the charts I created for her. These are untried, but the jist of it is, you cast on the required stitches, then starting at the bottom right, go across the bottom to the left. Black squares knit, white purl. Next row, left to right,  black squares purl, white knit. Continue this way all the way up.
These 'should' turn out pretty much regular dishcloth size if using Peaches and Cream or Sugar and Cream cotton yarn.
Ok here is Bender Bending on him to enlarge.
Now Leela...

and finally ... Nibbler. Enjoy!