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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

May the Knit be With You  0

Hello stitchers! I always thought that there were so many Star Wars charts out there that there was no point in making more, but as it turns out everyone seems to want me to chart some, so I did. This seems like the perfect day. They are mostly dark side, which should probably worry me. See, the first time I ever wore two Darth Vader socks instead of one Yoda and one Vader, I ended up falling on the slippery front steps and breaking my big toe so bad that I had to quit my job. I learned the hard way, there must be balance in the force.

I hope you have a great Star Wars day!

Enjoy!

-Molina

 

YodaYoda Color Knit
Yoda Outline Knit

imageYoda Small Color Knit
Yoda Small Outline Knit

TrooperStormtrooper Knit

Trooper smStormtrooper Small Knit

VaderDarth Vader Knit
Vader smDarth Vader Small Knit

JubbaJubba Knit
Jubba Outline Knit

Jubba smJubba Small Color Knit
Jubba Outline Knit

BobbaBobba Fett Knit
Bobba Fett Outline Knit

Bobba smallBobba Fett Small Knit
Bobba Fett Small Outline Knit

Princess hanLeia and Han Knit

 Leia and Leia

By The Power of Greyskull, Happy New Year!!!!  6

Hello stitcher! I hope your holidays went well. I spent a long time hanging out with my family and managed not to start the new year sick like usual, even though my mom was sick and had laryngitis which was hilarious for me as I acted as her over-embellishing interpreter. I am also one day away from fulfilling one of my two New Years resolutions, waiting at least a week to eat any of the pickled eggs my dad and I made. It’s been torture. I love pickled eggs.
Pickled eggs
While I was back home I retrieved a quilt hanger out of my brother’s old room. While I was in there I found his best childhood Christmas present, the Castle Greyskull my grandparents got him back in the 80s. I was so jealous, I always got Barbies instead of the He-Man and G.I. Joes my brother got, yes I was always a tomboy.

So my first set of charts this year are some of my childhood favorites: He-Man, She-Ra, The Power Sword, the Sorceress, Evil Lyn, and of course everyone’s favorite stinky villain Skeletor. I have them all in two pillow sizes in knit squares.

I also created a quick multiple choice survey for you to take so that I can better fulfill your stitching wishes this year. I promise you will all get an A+ if you take it!
Working Link To Survey

Enjoy, and have a happy new year!

-Molina

He yell large
He-Man Pillow Knit Large

He yell small
He-Man Pillow Knit Small

He por big
He-Man Portrait Pillow Knit Large

He por small
He-Man Portrait Pillow Knit Small

He sword
The Power Sword Pillow Knit

She bimg
She-Ra Pillow Knit Large

She small
She-Ra Pillow Knit Small

Sor Big
Sorceress Pillow Knit Large

Sorceress small
Sorceress Pillow Knit Small

Evil Lyn large
Evil Lyn Pillow Knit Large

Evil lyn small
Evil Lyn Pillow Knit Small

Skeletor big
Skeletor Pillow Knit Large

Skeletor small
Skeletor Pillow Knit Small

Yule Trees  0

Hello stitchers! I had a whirlwind trip to go visit family for Thanksgiving, and several other family events. One of these events was our annual gingerbread house making night. This year I thought ahead, although no one remembered to get me blue candy I got there early and took all blue before anyone could stop me.
I think she turned out ok.

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Since it is officially Christmas season, I have brought you several versions of Yule trees. I have cross stitch and knit stitch squares so all of you can get into the spirit.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Curly Snow Ornament Tree Knit
Curly Snow Ornament Tree Cross Stitch

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Curly Tree Silver Knit
Curly Tree Silver Cross Stitch

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Curly Tree Snow Knit
Curly Tree Snow Cross Stitch

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Curly Tree Knit
Curly Tree Cross Stitch

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Classic Tree Knit

The Great Pumpkin is Comming!  3

Hello my stitchers! The leaves are turning and the sweaters are coming out, the best time of the year. It also means that Halloween is coming!

When I was a kid their were 3 things that made Halloween great; Free Candy, the fact that the house on 4th Street gave out cotton candy, and the Charlie Brown Halloween Special.

One year my dad didn’t have to work so he took me trick-or-treating. This was a big deal and I was super excited about it, but lost time and didn’t have a costume come beggars night. I’m not sure how it happened, but I ended up wearing a bunch of my dad’s clothes and my mom drew a beard on my face with an eyeliner pencil. I was so excited to be my dad and was beaming when I went up to the first few doors. Then, as my dad says, I came up to my dad and asked “Dad, what’s a hobo?”

By the time I got to high school Tim Burton was making films and my art teacher let us watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, and a new cross-holiday tradition was born. So today I have a handful of knitting pillow charts from my two Halloween traditions, past and not-as-past.

Be safe this Halloween and remember to check your candy for hidden razor blades and chain saws!

Enjoy!

-Molina
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Charlie and Snoopy Knit

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Charlie and Snoopy Outline Knit

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Linus and Pumpkin Knit

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Linus and Pumpkin Outline Knit

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Jack the Pumpkin King Knit

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Jack the Pumpkin King Outline Knit

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Nightmare Before Halloween Knit

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Just Jack Outline Knit

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Just Jack Knit

TAKEI PRIDE!  0

Hello stitchers! It’s almost Pride week. There is something that will make this year’s Columbus Pride Festival greater than ever
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that’s right, good old Uncle George is going to be the grand marshal of this year’s Pride Parade!

You don’t have to be Takei in order to have fun at Pride. Columbus is a pretty Takei friendly city, and I couldn’t imagine why anyone would live here if they were homophobic (not saying that they don’t, or why they would be in the first place). When I was in college I lived in The Short North, or “The Short” as they cool kids say. It has traditionally been the most rainbow covered area of the city. Therefore I started going to the Pride Parade when I moved there. To tell you the truth, my first pride parade was an excursion originally planned to keep my friend’s mom busy while she visited. We had a great time, said mom got a blow up sun from the male stripper float and I got a sunburn and broke my toe. It was very memorable.

In honor of this most festive of local occasions I have a hand full of Pride & Equality charts. There is a little bit of something for everyone :)

Have a safe and happy Pride!

-Molina

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Electric Houndstooth Pride Knit Scarf Just repeat pattern till you get the length you want
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Electric Houndstooth Pride Knit Pillow

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Equality Patch Cross Stitch

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Equality Rainbow Patch Cross Stitch

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Live and Let Love Cross Stitch

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Live and Let Love Rainbow Cross Stitch

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Rainbow Takei Patch Cross Stitch

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Takei Patch Cross Stitch

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It’s Ok Knit Pillow

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It’s Ok Uniform Knit Pillow

I Wuv Supernatural  0

Hello my stitchers! I have been working on a hand full exciting projects…that sadly I won’t be able to share with you for quite some time. I know, I’m a bit of a tease, but hopefully it will be worth it.

In Patrick Gilmore news, they finally put out a trailer for the new show he will be on Gracepoint. I’m happy to see my boyfriend David Tennant, on tv again, but his American accent kinda messes with my head. It’s a remake of a BBC show called Broadchurch. Are you guys going to watch? Let me know and we can get nerdy together. Patrick isn’t in the trail and I don’t know what kind of character he will be playing yet, but I’m still excited.

Another exciting thing that happened last week was the Season 9 finale of Supernatural. I totally saw it coming but I still haven’t recovered. I think I’m a bit in denial. I’m not going to spoil anything for you who haven’t seen it, but I will weep with those who have.

I have been working on this cross stitch for some time now, but after that finale it was perfect timing to finish it. Remember everyone’s favorite bi-polar nut-job of a giant teddy bear, T. Bear? Well I mashed him with Dean’s “I Wuv Hugz” teddy bear shirt. Yes now you can sum up all of your post season angst with a nice relaxing cross stitch that feels your pain.

It’s rare but all I have is a cross stitch for you, don’t get too used to it. I did make a large print version of the chart and also one that just has the marks (for you fickle stitchers that do whatever it is you do with those). I do plan on making a version with all the outlines done, but it takes ages for me to do all of that on my phone. *I updated with outlines* Unless I get a visit from the iPad fairy (a girl can dream).

Enjoy your long Memorial Day weekend! Be safe, be thankful, and enjoy!

-Molina

P.S.
Don’t forget to let me know what you want to stitch next!

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I Wuv T Bear – Color
I Wuv T Bear – Colored Outlines Only
I Wuv T Bear – Marks

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I don’t know what happened but I seem to have missed the lines on the right paw. That’s what I get for charting past my bead time. I’ll fix it soon.

Happy Spring/Warrior Food  0

Happy Spring! Sort of. The weather has been crap, still in the low 40’s with cold rain. It is making me feel like I’m 80, and like hibernating. Hopefully it starts to warm up a little bit this next week *crosses fingers*.

I have been a little behind making new posts lately, I have a feeling that it might happening for the next month or so. I have been stitching a few things, taking a little break from my secret project, and have been working on about 10 charts at the same time. I just keep on thinking of new things and can be a bit impulsive. I am still open to your requests, they just might take awhile. I also might procrastinate on something else by charting your idea right away, 50/50.

I have been working on changing things up a bit, so the chart I have today will be in the elongated knitting style instead of just regular squares, also adjusted so it is a bit more even when finished then when following the patterns I make with square, squares. I hope that makes sense because it’s late and I am pretty tired.

Today I have Dean Winchester’s favorite, and most likely only, food. He hates vegetables and calls these Bacon covered cholesterol shots “Warrior Food”. Some how he manages to still be buff, oh the magic of television. I have a knit chart for a pillow sized burger (5×6 stitches per inch), and a DMC colored cross stitch pattern as well. Switch up the background for whatever suits your fancy.

Don’t forget to let me know if you are working on one of my charts, I love feedback.

Enjoy!

-Molina
@FPMolina

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Bacon Cheeseburger Knit Pillow

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Bacon Cheeseburger Cross Stitch

Happy New Year!!/You should try turning it off & back on again  0

How is your New Year going? Did you have a great holiday, or should I say have you recovered from the holidays?

I went back to NE Ohio to see the fam. We had Christmas at Grandmas since it will probably be the last year we get too. She seemed to enjoy having everyone around, even if she couldn’t remember who they were. I even found some cookies I could eat, the best cookies too.

My mom and I also went to my brother’s to opened presents with the kids. My niece loves costumes so my thrifty brother bought all kinds of outfits & wigs when everyone had Halloween clearance sales. So smart & so cute. She is going to be a cosplay girl, I can see it. She was the one who played Halo in her flower girl dress.

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Along with a blanket my Sis (in-law) made, and a bunch of yarn from my mom, I also got a lot of small things from my Grandmas house. I spent a day helping my Aunt clean and organize a bunch of my grandma’s stuff. She was a kindergarten teacher and very crafty. It was like walking through a time capsule. I tried to only take things I really wanted or could use. It was fun.

So I got back home to Columbus & it hit me. I have spent the last few days, including New Years, in bed sick. My bags aren’t even unpacked.

Once I feel a little better I’m going to restart start my New Years & start the Year off well. So I give you one of my favorite nerd boys, Moss, as our first chart for 2014.

Happy New Year!

-Molina

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Moss Large Washcloth

The Dala Horse, and some local fun  1

Hello! Hope you are keeping warm (or cool in the Southern Hemisphere)! I’m rather afraid to look outside, myself. I went out to a local hand crafted store. The Weims love going over & playing with everyone’s dogs, so I kinda know a bunch of the guys.

It was a lot of fun and I ran into a random assortment of people I haven’t seen in awhile. Here are some pics

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Love these little guys!

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This was the first thing in the gallery I could see & probably my favorite gallery piece there. He’s cute in a creepy kind of way.

Sorry I haven’t made a post in over a week, I am always making presents full-time in December and I injured myself last week, so I’m a bit behind on my pattern making. I’m clumsy, it’s genetic.

I found this great Swedish tradition of the Dala Horse, on my holiday Internet adventures.

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They are super cute (and the nerd in me loves the historical significance) so I decided to try and make some patterns. It was a lot more challenging than I thought it would be. I made them as large washcloth patterns and a pillow, but they could also be used for simple cross stitch ornaments as well. Great for some hand made Christmas or Yule presents!

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Dala Horse – Flower Pillow

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Dala Horse – String Washcloth

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Dala Horse – Dual Washcloth

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Dala Horse – Stripe Washcloth

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Dala Horse – Snowflakes Washcloth

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Dala Horse – Flake Washcloth

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Dala Horse – Flower Washcloth


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