I’m almost done with the Cthulhu dice bag. I probably would have finished knitting the inner bag yesterday if I hadn’t been dealing with a migraine. Since that’s done with (only one day of migraine?! Joyous music in the background) I hope to get the knitting done today, and then probably another day of finishing (this project will take a lot).
First of all, there will be the eyes (from Creations by Deviln). As you can see, I installed the first one this past week. I’ll have to decide on the placement of the second. I don’t think there will be more than two eyes on this one, although I do have several smaller ones of the same design, so there’s a bit of decision making involved.
Of course, inserting even one eye takes a little bit of work. They’ve got substantial posts which would be just fine for a stuffed toy, but really stick through the inner bag to the point where it would bother me. A little bit of work with a flush cutter (from my beading tools) and a nail file took care of that fine for the first one, and I’m sure it will work with however many others I finally decide on.
Of course, I still have to decide which way to position the inner bag. As I said way back in March, I wanted to use the yarn and stitch pattern from the Win Either Way instead of stockinette. As hoped, it gives a very biological feel to the bag, which just adds to the delicious creepiness.
I’m very happy with my progress on this one. The group will be starting a new game, with a new system (Æternal Legends) with a brand new GM (new to running, new to the system, not new to the group). So it’s an auspicious time to replace my old tea tin with a new dice bag.