And thus concluded the first night of carving...with a super sore arm. Definitely going to try and get better about gutting in the morning, then allowing several hours to lapse before carving. It might be different if there was someone helping with the gutting by holding the pumpkin. As it is, I make do with propping up the pumpkin upside down in a small wastebasket.
So these two patterns were ones that I was really excited to do--and it just made sense to do them together. I give you Thor! and Mjölnir!