Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hand: Kirby Cross Stitch Towel



Kirby has always been one of my favorite video game characters. Kirby's Dreamland was my first non-Mario game on the old skool Gameboy ("back in my day, we didn't have no fancy-schmancy color screens! We had LED screens! And the Gameboy was almost as big as an NES console..."), and I remember playing it for hours in the back seat of the car on long drives.

So, when I saw this adorable Kirby pattern on Sprite Stitch, I knew I had to give it a go.

I ended up using different colored flosses than recommended, which resulted in maybe a slightly more rosy Kirby, but hey, wouldn't you be a little red-faced if you were flying with your mouth full?

The stars were designed by my own personal 8-bit artist, my husband, who actually spent a good deal of time trying to make the perfect star. It's harder than it looks!



Please ignore the hoop markings. I haven't washed it yet since it looks so pretty all fluffy and clean. Soon enough, it'll look like the rest of my bathroom towels, and I am so not sharing pictures of it then.

Funny enough, I finished this in the same weekend we finally broke down and bought ourselves an Xbox 360. I am so flippin' excited! I was able to transfer my saved files from The Darkness from my brother's Xbox 360, which has made me oh so very happy. I'm so hooked on this game right now. Taking on the NYC mob with the powers of hell at your disposal...



...yeah, it's a far cry from a happy, pink little fellow, huh? Video games have changed a lot in the past 20 years or so!

8 comments:

stitcher said...

love it! I'll post it up on my blog in a few days!

-johloh
spritestitch.com

Jigsaw Youth said...

great great great work! i love him!

Brook said...

once nintendo went from 2-D to 3-D i was toast.... anything but, up ,down ,left, right... I can't figure out... so props to anyone who is good at these new video games... I played the Wii and got "wii elbow" I'll stick to what I know... Crafting

Sherezada said...

Thank you all!

It took a LOT of practice for me to get into the newer video games, Brook, but with some coaching from my brother and my husband, I've quickly become the "headshot queen" of Halo. Well, at least in my house. ;)

Rachel said...

Great pattern!

Dana said...

Man, your kitchen must have the coolest dishtowels ever.

Katie Kutthroat said...

towel is so on spritestitch.com.. congrats :) you did a great job by the way!

Sherezada said...

Thank you! This is so exciting! :D