Lord Golden, from Robin Hobb’s Tawny Man trilogy! Because I am so excited about Fool’s Assassin I could cry.
(Currently taking advice for fancy things to do with his hair)
scarabrute asked: :O! Your crochet is so cute, and I can't wait to see how your Lord Golden turns out! I started crocheting really intensely last year sometime but put it down until now, but I absolutely love making fingerless gloves - do you use any specific pattern for yours, or do you just wing it each time?
Thank you so much! I’m excited for the finished Lord Golden too - if only I can manage to figure out his coat. And if I don’t give up halfway through because embroidery is hard. (I will persevere! I can do it!)
The basic fingerless glove pattern I use is adapted from here: http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/90002.aspx. I have big hands, and I crochet tight, so I’ve adjusted it to work better for me, but I like the general idea a lot. I recommend it if you like heavy fingerless gloves!
I have some other lighter, fancier fingerless glove patterns I love, but they tend not to show up on this blog because the finished products aren’t specifically fandomy (though I did make some “rainbow guard” shell pattern gloves for an ASOIAF swap that I never posted pics of…). I’d be happy to make recommendations of patterns I love if you’d like though! Just let me know what kind of pattern you have in mind :)
Working on Lord Golden from the Tawny Man trilogy now. Basic body is done; now I need to make him a coat, style/cut his hair, and embroider in some silver accents.
Quare aut hendecasyllabos trecentos
exspecta, aut mihi linteum remitte
Therefore either expect three hundred poems,
or send me back my napkin
(I’ve been on a bit of cross stitch kick lately)
Finished version of my Captain Marvel doll! I’m not sure she looks much better in the pictures, but it’s a big improvement in person.
Sinnaidle, I’m still holding on to her if you want me to send her to you. If not, let me know and I’ll find her another home :)
(One thing that I just realized doesn’t show up in the pictures is how orange her star is; that part may actually look a little better in the pictures, where it blends in more smoothly with her stripes. Oh well.)
My CarolCon present for sinnaidle! If you send my an ask with your address, I’ll mail you the real thing - I think she’s much cuter in person.
Technically this is something of a prototype; I had to rush the final bits of the uniform, and I plan on totally redoing the stripes and star before I declare her fully done. I have new felt on the way, and some promising ideas for how to make the star pop. But since I won’t have the materials for a few days yet, I wanted to post while CarolCon was still going!
I decided to go with the hairstyle in Carol’s most recent titles, which is on the long side, but let me know if you would rather I give her a haircut before I send her your way, sinnaidle. The hair took longer than anything else on the doll, but I’m pretty proud of it!
I didn’t get any good pictures of my arc reactor gloves before I sent them off to my swap partner, but I figured I’d post these anyways. I’m pretty pleased with them; I couldn’t find any patterns I really liked, so I just made up my own.
But I can’t figure out how to make the stripes look good in the round :|
And I don’t like the look or process of flat gloves as much.
Tada! Carol gloves! I can finally post these!
Well, to be honest, I only finished sewing the last star on yesterday, because I am a slow and busy crafter, but it feels like I’ve been working on them forever. We won’t speak of the number of times I ripped everything out to rearrange one row, then decided I liked it better some other way. But it was all totally worth it, because look! Carol gloves!
The basic glove pattern is adapted from here: http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/90002.aspx. I take no credit for the base glove pattern, just the Carol centric modifications.
(Kelly Sue, if you come across this post, thank you so much for being such a nice sport! I really loved talking with you, and I hope the gloves serve you well in Portland weather.)
Current project: Captain Marvel gloves! I’m still trying to figure out how to space out the colors - next time, less yellow, more red.
(The thumb and star will be added once I’ve got a prototype I’m happy with. I’m thinking nice felt for the star.)