So I know we just posted our supplies entry two months ago, but that picture was taken around early October. Once we took started stockpiling for our MAGfest lot, it quickly overran the storage we had set aside for the yarn. Today we found another set of cubes on clearance at Target and doubled our effective storage area. This is the result:

For those who’re interested, the rightmost upper cube contains Lion Brand Suede yarn in about 6 colors, the rightmost middle cube contains Lion Brand Microspun yarn, and the rightmost bottom cube contains all our multicolor yarn. The other nine cubes are separated by color, but not by brand. The yarn across the top is all Carron One Pound. I’m hoping we don’t out grow this, because the only place left to expand is across my dresser.

So the Blue Slime hat has been in the works for about 8 months. The hat just wouldn’t come together no matter what we tried. Here’s the first shot:

Blue Slime Trial

Not even close. Put a peak on a beanie and you get…a beanie with a peak.
So after much, and I do mean much, trial and error we got an almost perfect blue slime. The pic just doesn’t do it justice.

Here was the next try:

Blue Slime Plush

So he’s looking good now. The problem? He’s hollow in the center and stuffed with poly fill and takes upwards of 4 hours to make. If you wanted to wear him you’d need to make another beanie and sew it inside. And the hat would be huge! It’s hard enough to scale the basic hats up and still have them look good, but now you’d need to scale up a plushie and a hat.

So after some pattern cropping and massaging, we came up with this:

Blue Slime Hat

Now that we’ve established a pattern that works (i.e. looks good and doesn’t take bleeding forever to make) we’re off! Palette swaps should be a breeze. Metal Slime here we come.
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