One of my goals for the year was to create a game. And I have. Sort of.
I don't drink alcohol, so I've never played a drinking game. But the idea is interesting to me. When I read about Leethal's Game Knitting, this idea really hit me. But it wasn't until recently that I got to thinking about how this could be applied to embroidery. And so, I present A Stitching Game.
The idea is simple: start stitching, change stitches when something specific happens. This embroidery was done while watching Spongebob Squarepants. I began with back stitch. Then changed to split stitch when Gary said "Meow". I changed colors at the end of an episode, but continued in split. When Spongebob said, "I'm Ready!" I switched to chain stitch, and so on. I was waiting to hear "tartar sauce," but no one said it while I was watching.
So, you get the idea. Now, what do you think? Would you like to play along with me?
I've created a PDF with eight patterns. They are somewhat abstract, simple enough to use basic stitches and not requiring LOTS of attention. Along with these patterns are instructions and a few examples of stitches to use with shows and audio cues. (So you don't miss a cue, even when you are looking at your work!)
If you set up cues and stitches for your favorite show/movie, feel free to post them here. (Just please keep them rated PG) When you've stitched things up, post them to Flickr, and tag them "stitchinggame".
Ready? Download A Stitching Game!