May 6, 2012

Pokemon Trainer

I finally have my first finish of 2012, Abysswolf's Pokemon Trainer! It's the largest piece I've done as yet and I'm happy with it despite some frogging and recolouring along the way. ♥
Pokemon Trainer
Sprite by Abysswolf
Started: December 9, 2011
Finished: May 5, 2012
Fabric: 28 count Jobelan (dusty green)
Colours: 62
Size: 16397 stitches
Framed: 13"x18"

April 30, 2012

Pokemon Trainer Update XIII

I did a lot of frogging on this section. At first I was going with PCStitch's output. Then I decided the colours weren't constrasting enough. Eventually I only ended up changing one colour. There is something extra frustrating about frogging a colour only to restitch it with the exact same colour. >_> Greens are the worst. 

One wing down, one to go. ♥
I decided against participating in the current Sprite Stitch challenge. 64x64 is just too small for the ideas I had in mind. However, in my search for sprites for the challenge I found something I really want to start next. It will be a monochrome SNES piece. =]

April 24, 2012

April 2012 IHSW

Not too much hermitting for me this weekend but I stitched a good portion of Charizard's wing. The piece is over a foot tall now. ♥
I still haven't started the Sprite Stitch challenge for April-June. The size limit is only 64x64 which is very little space to work with. There's a lot of sprites I want to use but every pattern I make seems like there's too much going on in one area.

April 13, 2012

Pokemon Trainer & Wingless Charizard

It's been a long time since my last post. Replaying Mass Effect 2 and finishing Mass Effect 3 are my excuses. Only Charizard's wings are left to stitch and I'll have my first finish of the year. ♥
There is a new challenge up at Sprite Stitch and I think I will participate. I'm currently working on a few patterns. It's been awhile since I've done a challenge and part one is due at the end of April. I might have to put Trainer down until I finish the first part of the challenge. Cheers!

March 25, 2012

Pokemon Trainer Update X

It's hard to believe this is my tenth progress shot of Pokemon Trainer. It feels like I've been working on this forever yet there's so much more to stitch. >_> Good thing orange is one of my favourite colours.
I do want it to be my first finish of 2012. I'm already thinking about what to start next. Something small, definitely. SNES, maybe. =]

March 19, 2012

March 2012 IHSW

Here's my IHSW progress for this month. I stitched a lot more than I thought I would due to having a Kevin Smith movie marathon. =] I think I can say I'm finally half way done this piece.
Next update should see Charizard's head completed.

March 17, 2012

Pokemon Trainer Update VIII

This weekend is another IHSW! I'm still working on Pokemon Trainer though it's gotten a bit boring again. Charizard is made up of blocks of colour, contrasted with Squirtle and Ivysaur who were detailed. But it is stitching up very fast.
This weekend is also a double XP weekend for Assassin's Creed: Revelations; how is that fair?! I have to choose between stitching and combat. =P

March 9, 2012

Pokemon Trainer & Ivysaur

Finished up Ivysaur last night and I love how this piece is turning out. I was so bored when I was just stitching the Trainer that I barely could finish him. I guess my OCD tendencies are to blame; I just had to stitch one character at a time..
On to Charizard who makes up the largest part of this pattern.

March 3, 2012

Pokemon Trainer Update VI

Almost finished Ivysaur now but he gave me a lot of trouble. I had to frog the outline of his leaves after I had completed both of them. The original colour didn't create enough contrast and made the leaves look like green blobs. The joys of PCStitch sometimes..
At this rate, I should be working on Charizard any day now..

February 26, 2012

Pokemon Trainer & Squirtle

I managed to finish Squirtle last night. I think I am about 1/3 done the whole piece. Ivysaur is next. ♥
Lately I've been getting a lot of requests for patterns via email. I'm looking into a way to upload all my patterns for everyone. In the meantime, feel free to keep emailing me through my blog if there is one you'd like right away. Cheers!

February 21, 2012

February 2012 IHSW

For this month's International Hermit and Stitch Weekend, I worked on my Pokemon Trainer. I stitched some of Squirtle's shell and three of his cute little legs. ♥ He is stitching up much faster than the Trainer himself.
Since I seem to have found my stitching mojo again, I will probably finish Squirtle soon. From there I will start on Ivysaur, who is my favourite original starter.

February 18, 2012

Pokemon Trainer Update III

This is my first International Hermit and Stitch Weekend in awhile. I have been working on Pokemon Trainer over the last month. I've finished him completely and Squirtle's tail. ♥ This is him before ISHW:
I'll be working further on Squirtle for the weekend. =]