Friday, September 9, 2011

Solar Circuit Racing

Guess what! Tyler started a game company - Moon Monster Games - and he just put his first game up for funding on (a crowdsourcing website) at

In order to get the game illustrated and manufactured, he needs to get the word out about the game and about the Kickstarter page. I would really appreciate it if you would help us spread the word. Tell your friends. Tell your mom. Tell your friend's mom. Anyone and everyone you tell would really help him out a lot.

Also, Moon Monster Games is on Facebook, so go Like it!

And now, a note from Tyler:

Thanks! I wouldn't have even gotten this far without the help and support of my friends and family.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Finished object alert!

An innocent looking capsule...

But lo - what is this?

Something begins to emerge!

Partially transformed,

Welcome, Octopus!

Pattern: Cephalohedron by Erica Schlueter
From: Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2011
Yarn: Cascade 220 Sport
Needles: Size 4 US (16" circular and DPNs)

This pattern is awesome.  Clear and well-written (there was one minor error - see my Rav notes)  I love that I didn't have to sew any pieces - everything is knit together as you go, even the eyes!  Also, it is self-stuffing, so I didn't have to look for my elusive bag of ancient fiber-fill.  I started on Sunday and finished on Wednesday.  I could see making some of these as holiday gifts if I had any children on the list.

Cascade 220 Sport is also awesome.  The name is slightly misleading - it's only 164 yards - but this stuff has great stitch definition and is dirt cheap to boot.  It's just $4/a skein at the Fiber Gallery, and two skeins will definitely make two cephalohedrons, or possibly even three.  I really have no excuse not to make at least one more.