Wednesday, February 17, 2010

And I am redeemed!

Alright everybody! I know I dishonored myself by posting that silly General Grievous yesterday, but I can make it up! Behold:
Check out this amazing Yoda! He is so detailed. His face is pretty amazing. And the little wispy hair on the back is just the icing on the cake.

And he's poseable! I love his little lightsaber.

And then Admiral Ackbar! He looks so cute and huggable, I just want to squish him! And the best part:

Well duh, Admiral.

These are all from the same amazing crochet artist featured in the post yesterday, Ravelry user guh-nome. I can't wait to see what other stuff she makes. I can tell you this--if she ever puts out patterns for any of these, I will be the first in line. Just amazing! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This goes against my better judgment.

Alright, anyone who has been reading my blog for any amount of time probably knows that I hate the new Star Wars trilogy. (On a mostly unrelated side note, which will probably turn into a long and rambling story, I am a team leader at work. That being the case, I decided to do the mature, appropriate thing and force everybody to call me "Galactic Empress" and I then forced them to choose nicknames for themselves. It was going so well--I had a Jedi Knight, an Imperial Walker (I call her "atat" for short) and a Wookie Overlord. I even had people who were not on my team who wanted in, and so I even acquired an honorary Ewok and Rebel Fighter on my team. I swear, they picked the names themselves! Seriously! Then, my last team member decided that he wanted to be Jar Jar Binks. What. The. Hell. Who in the hell chooses to be Jar Jar? In the end I had to drop the whole thing. It was so embarrassing.) Anyway, I hate almost every single thing about the new trilogy. That being said, I hope you guys will appreciate me posting the following creation made by Ravelry user guh-nome:

Yeah, it's General Grievous. They might as well have called him General Bad Guy. Maybe General Evil. Okay, that's enough! This little guy is seriously awesome though. He's all poseable and looks really great. I am envious of the mad crochet skills going on here.

Anyway, I wanted to post this little guy because I think it is (another) awesome crochet project. I like crochet; it's pretty easy to make shapes and forms and I think I did pretty well creating a nice body shape for my little dudes. But some people can do way more amazing stuff! And the detail on this is incredible. Stay tuned!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Check out this awesome Big Daddy! For being made entirely out of crochet, it is incredibly detailed. Full disclosure here: I've never played Bioshock. I tried to play it, but I couldn't get over the first person view (I hate first person games) and how scary it was. Call me girly, but I like games that are bright and pretty. Like Assassin's Creed. It was bright and I loved climbing all over the buildings and jumping on people and stabbing them in the neck. That's also why I couldn't get behind Fallout 3 either, it was too gray. Alright, enough rambling, back to the craft!

I love the little drill. It's amazing that you can get that kind of effect with different crochet techniques!

The best part about this is the creator put up the pattern for free! So go and create a crochet army! Stay tuned!

And Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lesson 101: Star Wars

These minimalist posters are really cool. I would love to hang them all over the house! At the same time, they look like really old covers to really old boring textbooks. You know, if they made textbooks about Tatooine. Can't you just imagine some poor kid on the border planets being forced to take "Tatooine Early History--From 157-1597: The Rise of the Sand People." Alright, that sounds pretty cool. But you know, to some backwater kid who spends all of his days writing graffiti on moisture vaporators I'm sure it's pretty boring. "Moooooom, why do I have to study the history of the stupid Sand People? I want to go pick up some power converters!" You know how it is.

::Read in boring, monotone lecture voice:: The forest moon of Endor is home to many small creatures known as Ewoks. The topography of the moon, as well as the constant threat of predators, leads the natural inhabitants to create their cities high in the treetops. First we will discuss the Ewok Rebellion on 1295....
Let us take a look at the different kinds of ice crystals the sixth planet of the Hoth system has to offer....

Bespin is a giant gas planet. (pause while the audience snickers at a fart joke). One of the main mining materials comes from....

Okay, I think all I've proven here is that anything about Star Wars is interesting, even if it is talking about the Ewok Rebellions of 1295 (I just made that up, but it sounds awesome).

You can check out the rest of this guy's work over on his Flickr page. It sounds like he might be offering prints eventually, so if anyone is interested be sure to keep an eye out! Stay tuned!