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Melinda Freakin May!  0

It has been almost a month since I made a post, seems like forever. Life got a little hectic and then I went home to visit my family for Easter. I have some new housemates, Boots Kittie, Leo Kittie, my new ball playing buddy Harry the dog, and their mom. My allergies and throwing arm have gotten quite a workout. (Harry isn’t very bright but he’s fun and pretty adorable)

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Butters Kittie is adjusting but Whiskers Kittie is not a fan of the new company. He pretty much hates everyone though.

If you are at all into the comic book genre, or action, you should really check out Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. One of my favorite ladies Ming-Na Wen, is on it and plays the bad ass Melinda “The Calvary” May. I love me some good hand to hand combat and she sure brings it!

So today I have a Melinda May pattern for you, “pillow sized” as per my norm. I have a square block and a knit block chart. Color and B&W, so you can mix up the colors however you like.

Don’t worry, I have some charts in the works so you won’t have to wait long for more nerdy charts! Please don’t forget to catch me on tumblr, or tweet me, or comments, to let me know who you would like to stitch, or just to say hi!

Enjoy!
-Molina

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Melinda May Knit Chart

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Melinda May Cross Stitch Chart

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Melinda May Color Knit Chart

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Melinda May Color Cross Stitch Chart

Doh!  0

In my family Scrabble is a contact sport. If a word is questioned everyone gets a separate Scrabble accepted dictionary to look it up, after the person proves they know the meaning and use of the word. It’s also the the same with birds at the feeder. Because of this I still play words with friends. In real life I can’t spell and always come out dead last, but in Words With Friends I have a computer and no onlookers so my vocabulary can be utilized more efficiently. I have an issue however, “doh” is not acceptable. It’s in the dictionary. I say we start a campaign.

The man who made this particular word famous was of course Homer Simpson. If you didn’t know that already you probably live under a rock.
I have a nice chart of the portly fellow for you today. One in color, and one just outline for you slightly less insane stitchers out there. Both in knit blocks.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Homer Simpson Pillow
Homer Simpson Pillow – Outline

The Tardis Key To My Heart  0

In college I worked at a science museum. I did a lot of ushering in the planitarium, you know those people with the red flashlights that kick you out when your kid won’t stop screaming, yep that was me. Because of this I got to spend a lot of time between shows picking the brains of the presenters, most of whom had fancy science degrees. One was a past physicist that I was slightly obsessed with, shocking I know. Randomly one day I started talking about Doctor Who, again shocking. This was pre-Eccelston so us whovians were a little more rare back then. Well as I was explaining how I needed to get a new chain for my Tardis key, He cocks his head to the side and says “you mean like this?”, As He Pulls Out A Chain With A Tardis Key On It! I immediately professed my love for him. It was awkward for him. Last I heard he was traveling the country building planitariums. *sigh*

So today I have two Baker Tardis Key Pillow Patterns. I also have the “true” versions incase you just want to add one to a project. They are both in squared blocks, and the unshaded version in knit squares for now. I will updated later with a knit block version of the shaded one soon.

As always I love getting requests, questions and comments, you can follow my tumblr, You can even tweet me if you don’t want to comment on this page. I’m cool like that.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Baker Tardis Key Shaded Pillow

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Baker Tardis Key Pillow
Baker Tardis Key Knit Pillow

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Baker Tardis Key Shaded

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An Impulsive Bunch of Barts  0

I just saw someone on tumblr wanted this charted so I whipped it up quick while I procrastinate from being an Adult.

It’s a repeating Bart Simpson pattern for a sweater. It is in 5×6 = 1inch, knit blocks.

Enjoy!

-Molina

P.S.
Comment, or tweet me, I love your input!

Bart Simpson Repeating Knit Chart

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Not the second, but the First Blade  0

I’m a little excited about today’s post. I maybe went a little overboard, or maybe I went as overboard as I normally should. I made 2 images in several different ways. I also didn’t sleep last night (see the correlation there).

My fellow Supernatural stitchers, this post is for you. Although I haven’t figured out how to chart the mysterious wonder that is Cain’s beard, I have brought you The First Blade and The Mark of Cain. I tried to make them as simplified as possible so you don’t have 12 colors going at once, even made a extra simplified version of the First Blade so newbies to intarsia won’t just run for the woods.

I have a chart for:
5×5=inch (squared)Large Pillows
5×5=inch (squared)Small Pillows
5×6=inch (knit) Large Pillows
5×6=inch (knit) Small Pillows
And a special cross stitch of the First Blade

I’m going to take a nap, then hopefully a shower, and maybe clean my fridge. I think I might be hallucinating.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, commissions, comments, random trivia or failed links!

Enjoy!

-Molina

P.S.
I’ve updated with a few new charts.

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*Updated
First Blade Scarf Part 1 – Handle First
First Blade Scarf Part 2 – Point First
Each has the continuation point of the previous part marked so you can start at either end. Just keep stitching till it’s long enough. Would look great with a tan border added.

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First Blade Tall Cross Stitch – Just Stitches
First Blade Tall Cross Stitch – Just Marks
First Blade Tall Cross Stitch – Just Lines Colored

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First Blade Pillow Squared Pillow

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First Blade Knit Pillow

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First Blade Simplified Knit Pillow

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First Blade Cross Stitch

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Mark of Cain Squared Pillow

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Mark of Cain Knit Pillow

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First Blade Squared Small Pillow

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First Blade Knit Small Pillow

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Mark of Cain Squared Small Pillow

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Mark of Cain Knit Small Pillow

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First Blade Stencil

Let’s throw some money around  0

Have some leftover odds-n-ends of yarn sitting around? Why not make something fun out of them, like some coin bean bags to throw around? You can stuff them with cotton balls, scraps of fabric, or even dry corn if you are the tossing type. You can also throw some cat nip in there for your feline friends like I do.

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I used the bean bag pattern without the outline, just for simplicity’s sake. The light heathery green was sitting around so I used it for the background. The yellow is some rug yarn I got from my mom ages ago. The white, orange and black are from part of my secret project . The yarns are different sizes and the stitches uneven, but I was just having fun with scraps. I did mine in Tunisian crochet knit stitch, so the stitches are more vertical than wide. The cats are gonna dig it.

Just stitch up a bean bag pattern, fold it over, stitch up the edges, stuff and stitch the rest. Simple, fun, nerdy. It’s the little things.

I also have small pillow patterns & single coins, so you can add in some intarsia on a project, or for a Perler bead, or bead weaving pattern. I left the backgrounds grey so you can use whatever color you want, you can always change colors if the ones I use don’t work for you. I even have a slightly fancier pillow pattern, which I have in the shorter squares that most knitting patterns come in. I felt like mixing things up a bit.

Enjoy,

-Molina

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Fancy Coin Pillow

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Coin Pillow
Coin Bean Bag
Coin Single

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Coin Without Outline Pillow
Coin Without Outline Bean Bag
Coin Without Outline Single

Egon but not forgotten  0

Today I had to go get some more yarn for my secret project and while I was piling tweed into my basket a slightly perplexed lady stopped me. Her daughter had essentially been kicked out of a knitting class because she was “annoying” the other ladies. She wanted to know if I could show her a kit or something to buy.

After a few minutes of talking to her I realized what had happened. Her daughter was 16 and all the other students were at least 20-30 years older than her. She was very polite, positive, and very inquisitive. The other students were annoyed because she asked too many questions. As someone who grew up in a family of teachers and has done quite a bit of teaching herself, this really bothers me for two reasons:

A) Either the teacher didn’t want to deal with her or the teacher let the other students bully her into leaving

B) Older people should want younger people to learn, even if they are a little more hyper.

I’m not saying all older people are mean, or all younger people are hyper. I personally have taught older people with smaller attention spans than 5yr olds and young people who learn at a slow pace.

So I set the girl up with some decent needles and decent starter yarn so she could get on YouTube and learn on her own. I also gave her the most important piece of information I could think of, “You will get pissed off and want to quit. Just take a break and go back to it. It happens to everyone”.

Please encourage everyone to learn, even if they drive you a little batty. You might have to take some breaks, but in the end you will both learn something. You might help them find their passion or at least more patience.

Harold Ramis, the beloved Egon Spengler, from the Ghostbusters passed away this last week. I must say he was my favorite as a kid. So I had to chart a pillow of him this week.

Last week I put up some Totoro charts and didn’t get my favorite one finished, so I have it for you today. I also made a simplified version for those of you who like to keep their yarning a bit less stressful. Yes, yarning is a word, and “Let’s yarn”, a proper statement.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Egon Pillow
Egon DMC

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Screaming Totoro Pillow
Screaming Totoro DMC

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Screaming Totoro Simplified Pillow

Not a cat and not really a dog  0

When I was in third grade I made a little green K-9, from Doctor Who, out of modeling clay for my Dad. I was in my late twenties when he hesitantly told me that K-9 was no more than a pile of clay and sticky dust. I think it was one of the most coveted presents I made him. I must say it was one of my favorites as well.

While I was sitting around being grumpy on anti-biotics, I decided to whip up a pattern of the metallic pup, so I can make another K-9 present for my dad….and you can make one for a beloved Whovian in your life.

I also decided to make some Totoro patterns for some reason. I think a late night Internet search might have inspired them. I had a huge love of Totoro in college.

All patterns are 50×50, pillow sized. If you make multiples you can also sew them together to make a blanket. No cross stitch colors this set, they are pretty basic so they wouldn’t be too hard to make with what you might have around.

Enjoy!

-Molina
@FPMolina

*Added some smaller Totoros because you seem to like them

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K-9 Pillow Colored with Outline

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K-9 Pillow Colored

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K-9 Pillow Outlined

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Totoro Pillow

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Totoro Smiles Pillow

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Totoro Leaf Pillow

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Totoro Dust Sprites Pillow

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Small Totoro

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Small Totoro Smile

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Small Totoro With Belly

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Small Totoro Smile With Belly

Daryl’s Divas  0

A few years ago I went to my first MidOhioComicon and got a great seat on the Boondock Saints panel. Not only did Roco ask my friend if her strapless dress could possible fall down (video), but I learned about the Fandom of Norman’s Angels. The longer The Walking Dead goes on, the more Daryl’s Divas also appear. It is a fandom phenomenon. Of course I love both Daryl Dixon and Norman Reedus, but these ladies have me beat.

It took me some time, but I finally managed a decent chart of Daryl. Norman is hard to catagorize and even harder to capture in yarn. So I have a pillow chart (DMC colors for the cross stitchers) today. I know there are lots of ladies out there that would kill a herd of zombies to cuddle up to this guy, so I am sure it will be loved.

Enjoy!

-Molina
@FPMolina

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Daryl Dixon Pillow
Daryl Dixon DMC

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Daryl Dixon Pillow BW
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Happy Things!  0

I changed my page format, it should make it easier to navigate! I hope you like it, it sure makes me happier.

I am currently excited to have antibiotics due to a bad tooth, and grumpy because antibiotics make me feel horrible. But I guess you have to take the good with the bad. My doctor for some reason asked about my cats today, which makes me wonder if I seem like the crazy cat lady type, but I will completely deny it. Speaking of which, Butters has an imaginary friend he plays with now, it’s hilarious.

My favorite guy, Patrick Gilmore, has been cast in a new show with my boyfriend, David Tennant! I think it will be a hit just because they are both in it, but that’s just me. I’m not sure what it is about or what kind of roles they are going to play, but I will let you know when I find out. I’m cool like that.

I am currently stitching a secret project that I am very excited about and hope to document the whole thing for you guys. It feels good to work on a big project I must say. I am also working on some charts to add to ravelry, which is a bit of an undertaking and might take some time compiling photos and instructions, but I’m pretty jazzed about it.

The Olympics are on so many shows are on a mini-hiatus, including Supernatural, which just got picked up for Season 10! I seriously thought they decided this would be the last year, crazy good stuff. So today I bring you a chart that let’s me express my love for glass work (I was a glass and sculpture major in college), and everyone’s favorite socially awkward angel, Castiel. He had this God complex for a minute and put himself on a church window, and I loved it! I have two versions, one more complex than the other. They are both for pillows. I also have the DMC color charts for you cross stitchers out there.

As always, please feel free to ask questions, send in pics of your creations, or request something for me to chart. You can do so in the comments or on Twitter @FPMolina.

Enjoy!

-Molina

*Updated with a knit square version*
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God Castiel Pillow Knit

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Simple Castiel Window Pillow
Simple Castiel Window DMC

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Big Castiel Window Pillow
Big Castiel Window DMC


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