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Night Vale Cross Stitch, Finally!  8

Hello Stitchers! I have some special charts for you today. I have been working on these Welcome to Night Vale cross stitch charts on and off for six months, and I have been dieing to share them. It was not till the other day that I realized it had been four months since I made a blog post! It has been a long and crazy four months: I re-injured my shoulder (don’t wrestle drunk bike messengers kids), my roommate is still pretty sick but is at the Mayo Clinic right now getting the “Dr. House” work up , and I got to scratch “Have dog with mohawk” scratched off my bucket list.
(Sir Murphy Loves it)

Thankfully things are starting to calm a bit and I can get back to charting nerdy things on a more frequent basis.

I have quite a few Night Vale charts for you today, and tried to make patterns for all level of stitcher. To save space I had to shrink some of the images, so hopefully you get a good idea of how they might look. I also added some technique info and “just marks” versions of most patterns for those of you who like to adjust colors, or just don’t like having the colors filled in. Most patterns are also multi-paged, to make them easier to ready without having to enlarge them from a single PDF page.

As always please contact me with any questions, comments, offerings of chocolate, broken links, pattern issues, pictures of puppies, or pics of your creations (my favorite).

Enjoy!

-Molina

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NIGHTVALEKN DMC PALLET

On many of the patterns I have the script “empty”, or as “background”. I have a very good reason for this, so I made up this sample of several ways to tackle lettering. You can use these techniques to personalize my patterns or to help you tackle letters surrounded by stitching on any patterns you create.

Back stitch samples

My favorite way for dealing with script on a solid stitched background is #1 and #7, back stitching around the “empty” background fabric.

I find #1 to be cleaner and easier to read than just stitching in the number flat, like #5, #10, and #(1)3.

#1 and #7 give greater depth, texture, and clarity than no back stitch on an empty background like in #(1)1 or the muddyness of cross and back stitching in the same color like #3, #8, and #1(3).

I also find that having back stitching in a color contrasting neighboring stitches like #1,#4,#6,#7,#9, or#(1)2, make the symbols much easier to read than having similar colors like #2,#8, or #11.

If you are using a large fabric or grid to work on, like monks cloth, the back stitching might not have as great a visual impact on any kind of script or numerals you might use, so these samples might not hold as much weight for you. As always, make some samples first to see if your thread count or back stitching technique need adjusting.

Fancy Welcome Fancy Welcome

Fancy Welcome
Fancy Welcome -Marks

Fancy Welcome Large
Fancy Welcome Large -Marks

Fancy Glow Cloud Fancy All Hail

Fancy All Hail
Fancy All Hail -Marks

Fancy All Hail Large
Fancy All Hail Large -Marks

Stitched Fancy Dog Park Fancy Dog Park

Fancy Dog Park
Fancy Dog Park -Marks

Wheat FreeWheat Free
Wheat Free

Death SamplerDeath Sampler

Death Sampler Complex
Death Sampler Complex -Marks

Death Sampler
Death Sampler -Marks

Death Sampler Simple
Death Sampler Simple -Marks

Large Welcome DescribeQuotes Large

Welcome Large
Welcome Large -Marks

Describe Yourself Large
Describe Yourself Large -Marks

Two Large ConfusedConfused Quote Large

Confused Cloud Large
Confused Cloud Large -Marks

Confused Words and Eyes Large
Confused Words and Eyes Large -Marks

WordsGuns Large GunsGun Quote Large

Guns Words and Eyes
Guns Words and Eyes -Marks

Guns Large
Guns Large -Marks

Words Dog Large DogDog Park Quote Large

Dog Park Words and Eyes
Dog Park Words and Eyes -Mark

Dog Park Large
Dog Park Large -Marks

Wtnv 3 collageQuote Collage

White Letters On Black
White Letters On Black -Marks

White Letters on Purple
White Letters on Purple -Marks

Just Words
Just Words -Marks

SM Welcome Dog PrkQuotes Small

Welcome Small
Welcome Small -Marks

Dog Park Small
Dog Park Small -Marks

SM Guns ConfusedQuotes Small

Guns Small
Guns Small -Marks

Confused Small
Confused Small -Marks

WTNV BackgroundsBackgrounds

Figures With Eyes
Figures With Eyes – Marks

Figures With Cloud Small
Figures With Cloud Small – Marks

Figures With Fence and Cloud
Figures With Fence and Cloud – Marks

Figures With Fence and Eyes
Figures With Fence and Eyes – Marks

 

 

 

Valentine’s Hearts and Our Favorite Night Vale Couple  0

Hello Stitchers!
That time of year is upon us where candy, diamonds, and cheesy romance movies are thrown in our faces. It is Valentine season, so I decided to whip up some knit/crochet charts that go with the season, and some that express the true love between one of my favorite couples, Cecil & Carlos (Celios if you are in the know).

If you don’t listen to the¬†Welcome to Night Vale podcast, I strongly suggest you at least listen to the first one. It is not your average podcast, it’s more of a radio play. Cecil is a local radio host from the desert town of Night Vale, and Carlos is the brilliant and dreamy Scientist who comes into town. Carlos finds that Night Vale is the most scientifically interesting town in the world. Things in Night Vale just do not follow the rules: Beware of librarians, do not enter the dog park, and above all else Hail the Mighty Glow Cloud!

So today I have a couple Valentines charts, one happy, and one on the mend. I also have quite a few Cecil & Carlos charts. There is something for every level of color work stitcher, from beginner to “I want as many strands as possible”. Each set is basically the same chart with different color variations. I almost forgot, I made some charts of the great Night Vale eye as well. Don’t worry cross stitchers, I have some special Night Vale patterns up for you soon.
Red Heart for these charts
All the colors above are used in today’s charts, and are from the Red Heart Classic Yarn Collection. Some other good Acrylic options are Vanna’s Choice: Eggplant (Dark Purple), Dusty Purple (Purple), and Choice Raspberry (Pink).

I hope you have a good Valentines Day. If you get bored on your date night you could alwayssend my friend Matt Ward (Stand up comedian and swell enough guy), a tweet because Saint Valentine stole his birthday. Personally I will be watching Anything For Love¬†because Patrick Gilmore is in it, and it seems I only leave the house for puppies and family anymore (yes mom I know this is why I’m still single).

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, boxes of chocolates, bad links, or pics of your creations (my favorite).

Enjoy!

-Molina

HEARTSHeart Knit
Broken Heart Knit
CC HEARTCecil Heart Carlos Purple Lavender Knit
Cecil Heart Carlos Black White Knit
CC BLOCKSCecil Heart Carlos Block White Knit
Cecil Heart Carlos Block Pink Knit
CC HEART MIC BKRColors = Words, Background, Border
Cecil Heart Carlos White Black Purple Mic Beaker Knit
Cecil Heart Carlos Black Pink Black Mic Beaker Knit
Cecil Heart Carlos White Pink Purple Mic Beaker Knit
Cecil Heart Carlos Black White Black Mic Beaker Knit
MIC BKR SIMPLE
Colors= Beaker, Background, Border
Microphone Beaker Purple Lavender Purple Simple Knit
Microphone Beaker Lavender Purple Black Simple Knit
Microphone Beaker Purple Black Pink Simple Knit
Microphone Beaker Lavender White Lavender Simple Knit
MIC BKR REGULARColors= Backgroung, Boarder
Microphone Beaker Purple Black Regular Knit
Microphone Beaker Pink – Purple Black Regular Knit
Microphone Beaker White Purple Regular Knit
Microphone Beaker Black Purple Regular Knit
MIC BKR MEDIUMColor= Beaker, Background, Boarder
Microphone Beaker Pink Black Purple Medium Knit
Microphone Beaker LLavender White Black Medium Knit
Microphone Beaker LLavender Pink Black Medium Knit
MIC BKR COMPLEXMicrophone Beaker Pink Extra Knit
Microphone Beaker White Extra Knit
MIC BKRMicrophone
Beaker
NIGHT VALE EYEThe Great Night Vale Eye Pink Knit
The Great Night Vale Eye Lavender Knit

Welcome to my life Night Vale  2

Hello stitchers! It has been some time since I have posted, but I have some very good reasons. I have been working on a campaign to help my Friend Andrea and her family get reunited. There are some horrible probate practices in Ohio that are wrecking not just her family, but the lives of many people that have sudden illnesses. We need to spread the word about her illness Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis, which is newly classified and is commonly misdiagnosed as schizophrenia. Please check out Reunite-R-Family to help Andrea and to help spread the word about this disease.

I also took a week to go visit family. I spent a good portion of my time with my dad, which was awesome. We gave him “The Best Birthday Ever”, went swimming in his lake, and I gave him another “ToeHead” painting to add to his collection.
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This one is entitled “Who? Me?”, and was made especially for me by my buddy Daric. Daric is a great artist and you can see More of Daric Gill’s ToeHeads on Facebook or check out his artist blog for news on his many great bodies of work. WOSU, The local PBS affiliate, even did a segment on him for their Broad & High program. If you ever find yourself in Columbus you might see him working in a local coffee shop or riding one of his mopeds around town. He really is a very talented and super nice guy.

I injured a tendon in my right hand so I won’t be doing any stitching or charting for at least a few weeks. I am a pro at hurting myself while doing mundane things.

One of the other things I did this past couple weeks was join another fandom. I know, not that shocking. When I was at Marcon with my friend Rain this year, she talked about Welcome to Night Vale, and although I had heard about it I didn’t know what it was. Welcome to Night Vale, can only be described as a podcast of a news program in a fictitious town where strange things happen to strange people in strange ways. Rain said I should just listen, that I would like it. She was so right. I told her I had started listening and that I loved Night Vale. Then she told me that she and her daughter had gotten into watching Supernatural. They are apparently “in deep”! I am so proud.

Today, thanks to my new found fandom, I bring you a knitting chart of the Welcome to Night Vale cover. It would make a great pillow for any non-existent angel you couldn’t possibly know, or even that faceless woman that secretly lives in your house.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Welcome to Night Vale Knit


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