Friday, October 10, 2008

Sackboy and Sackgirl

I still haven't managed to take photos of the stuff I'm going to sell on Etsy. After all my talk, getting my logos, writing out my shop policies. Its silly really, but I've been very very busy working on another project. Sackboy

I made one a few weeks ago, but then I had folk on Ravelry and even emails asking me for the patterns, we got into this whole should we/should we not share free patterns to a character owned by Media Molecule and the mighty Sony Corporation! I'm sure once the game is out, there will be all sorts of plushies and other related stuff to buy. (If you haven't heard of Sackboy yet, its a new PlayStation game, Little Big Planet)

Would it be worth being sued, losing my possessions, future income? Probably yes, as the car isn't worth that much, and chances are, especially with the way things are going, there wont be future incomes!! So, I've been painfully writing my first ever proper pattern. Yes I wrote the hat patterns, but they were easy. This was a huge effort, since I'm not that good at following patterns, its stands that I wont be good at writing them!! I did it, it could be completely wrong, but I think I did it.

Here's my first Sackboy, he has an open mouth and tongue, but I just couldn't write how I made that bit, so I started on a second pattern, a bit smaller (less writing).

I've made a generic one with a closed mouth that can be used to make Sackboy and Sackgirl. The only difference between them, apart from the colour is the eyes. I added a white and black patch to Sackgirls eyes. Now they look cute enough like this, but a little bit naked.


And this is where the fun begins. In the game, the characters get to change their clothes. So, I provisionally worked with Sackgirl, I think her costumes are easier...


I have a plan for Sackboy, I've seen a great pic on Flickr of him with a crocodile mask. I don't know if I'll be able to do it, but with enough crap on RTE you can just about make anything...

Theres a group on Ravelry for Little Big Planet (of course, theres everything on Ravelry!!), and I posted a pic there. That's where we were having the chat whether or not we can share the pattern. The Mod of the group is married to a programmer in Media Molecule, and when she saw the pic she emailed it to her husband, who showed it to others around the office. AND THEY LIKED IT!!!
Talk about a compliment. I am so chuffed....
...then in the same day, I got a responseto one of the emails I sent to Media Molecule, asking whats the story. The word is, I can't sell the pattern or the toy. That's fair enough, I wasn't expecting to be able to, but they're going to talk to Legal to see if I can give it away for free. I did offer to give it to them so they can give it away, so please don't ask me for the pattern. Start a campaign, email Media Molecule, and tell them you want the pattern!!

8 comments:

JustKristin said...

Gawd, they are fabulous! Is there any way you could give me the pattern? Have you played the game? Oh, please, can I have the pattern?

Stitchlily said...

Sorry, there are issues with copyright. I'll post the pattern as soon as I hear its ok to do so.

Anonymous said...

Are you selling these anywhere? Is it possible to get one?

Anonymous said...

You can get a free knitting pattern from www.simplykitting.co.uk

Hope this is helpful to you all.

Veronica said...

when are you planning to sell sackgirl? its so adorable and i want it so bad!

Stitchlily said...

Sorry, Veronica, I'm not allowed to even give the pattern away, let anlone sell anything related to LBG. That Sackgirl is actully sitting in the Media Molecule offices...I sent it to them as an offering/bribe....

Veronica said...

damnn!!! i want one so badly!

unessential said...

Many other bloggers and media outlets have gotten official permission to share sackgirl and sackboy knitting patterns.

You should try getting permission again. I really like your photos, they look so much better than others.

Also, even if you don't get permission, I don't think there is nothing wrong to mail/share patterns through email or by other methods that's not posted pubically... Even more so if you don't call it sackboy ;)

Good luck. I look forward to seeing more people make dolls from your patterns!