2016 Geek-A-Long: Star Fox

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I know I played Star Fox as a kid. We had the game, and my little brother and step-dad definitely clocked more time saving planets and shooting bad guys than I did. The only thing I actually remember about it was, “DO A BARREL ROLL!” Which, years later, is its own special meme. And if you’ve never done it, I highly suggest you type the phrase into your Google search bar. I did this to my mom once and she freaked out, accusing me of breaking the internet. In honor of this piece of video game and nerdy culture, we put Star Fox’s logo on a Geek-A-Long square for you!

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And now here’s my brother-in-law, MR. Llama, to share a little bit about Star Fox with you. Cheers!

I had a subscription to Nintendo Power growing up. Now, I know that I was paying for a magazine full of advertising with a few cheat codes, but at the time I would read every article every month. Thanks to Nintendo Power, I was pumped up for this Star Fox. 3D graphics on an SNES! The game was so advanced that they had a special 3D graphics processor created for the game called the Super Fx.

Star Fox was a flying shooter where you had to avoid obstacles while blasting foes out of the sky and protecting your allies. Your character is fighter pilot Fox McCloud, a humanoid fox fighting to save his planet with his allies Slippy the toad, Peppy the Hare, and Falco the falcon. I remember it being real tough, but I played the heck out of it. Star Fox had a unique visual style of plygon art and fun characters. The box art had a puppet of Fox McCloud on it and looked like nothing else on the shelf. And to cap it off Nintendo Power had a comic which I found online. Read it HERE.

Star Fox is Nintendo’s sci-fi flight franchise. Fox and Falco also appeared in Super Smash Bros Melee and their ship was one of my favorite stages. While the graphics have been left in the dust, the characters are still a vital part of Nintendo’s arsenal.

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Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the Star Fox pattern here. Instructions for both knit and crochet are listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @jac_attacking or Megan-Anne @Doctor_Llama with the hashtag #geekalong!

If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and a tutorial on crochet here. Want to hang out with other people making the blanket? You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.

~ Jac
Do a barrel roll!

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider making a donation to Child’s Play Charity. Here is a direct link to our donation page benefiting the charity. Please help us raise $1,000 this year! No contribution is too small. Wanna make your donation go even further? Louet Yarn is donating 50 cents for every skein of Louet Gems Worsted purchased this year to make a Geek-A-Long blanket. You can get Gems at your Local Yarn Store or through Louet’s website. Just remember to mention the GAL at check out.