Tuesday, June 24, 2014

GAL #10!

This one was a obvious one.  Thanks to Knitter's Brewing Company, my friend Wendy made custom colors for the Orange and Cyan ghosts.  I also love her Extra Special Blue, for the background.  Why a blue background?  The original Pac Man Game had a very dark blue background, but moreover, the ghosts turned blue when Pac Man could eat them.  I know I spent many quarters on this game, and it was the last Atari 2600 cartridge I bought.  This will help tie in, that one of my own personal squares will have to be the old Atari Logo, for the influences of the 2600 console, as well as my first real computer, the Atari 400.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Moon and Super Summer Theater

The last full moon.

Spring Mountain Ranch host the annual Super Summer Theater.  For the summer months (June, July, August and September), they have a Broadway style show.  This is located in Red Rock Canyon, so it is a few degrees cooler than in Las Vegas.  Each show starts at sunset.

The June show is Spamalot.  This was a rare case when two of the actors came out into the audience.

GAL #9

The ninth block is called Pirate. 

I have the colors now for the square called PacMan (Ghosts).  Just need to finish a pair of traveling socks first.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


On Ravelry, one of my groups has traveling sock groups.  Each person starts knitting their toes, then pass them on to 6 to 7 other people.  By the time it gets back to you, you have a colorful pair of socks.  Do I take my knitting out into the public?  Here are a couple different pairs of socks at the local short track.

Friday, June 13, 2014

GAL #8

I'm up to my 8th square. 
This is the symbol for the Jedi Knights, from the Star Wars Saga.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

GAL #7 and How to do a DK Chart

This one is titled Knitting Chemistry.

A friend said that a Reversible DK Chart confused her.  Here is a little explanation of how I do it.

I started with an existing DK Chart
Then I moved the letters to the opposite side
Then I reverse the letters backwards
For this pattern, I moved the lettes, so the back would read TINK
Then I colored the background, so I can know what colors I'm using.  This is the front
This is the back
This is the two combined together
This is a reversible DK pattern.

GAL #6

I forgot to post this when I finished it.

For those that don't recognize the picture, it is a Mushroom from Mario Brothers.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Fiber Crafts

One of my Ravelry Groups (A Fiber Social Media Website) asked about the issues of male knitters.  I thought I'd share my response.


This is an interesting thread. As a straight male, I was encouraged by my mom to allow my creative side to come out. Also growing up as an early computer nerd (starting in the early 80s), I stopped caring about others opinions. My first real fiber craft was counted cross stitch. I saw a project at a craft store, and got told, why don’t you do it? So I did. After several large pieces, and the loss of my grandmother, I asked mom to teach me knitting. The Internet was very helpful too. Even though I lost mom a year later, I kept her in my heart and kept going. Knitting in public is one thing, spinning gets even more people’s attention. I’ve learned to value the opinion of those who’s opinion means something. If your going to look down on me for practicing my crafts, does your opinion really matter to me?