turns out it’s still MAY, and here i am again. who knew i’d complete two more projects before the end of the month?
first and foremost, i’d like to introduce my new friend[s], Jeeves and Wooster.
as mentioned previously, it [they] is [are] a project from the Super Scary Mochimochi book, which i think is just the cat’s pyjamas. loads of fun knitting projects in there!
Jeeves has a mustache, beard, three eyes and antennas (with pipe cleaners inside to make them pose-able).
Wooster has just two eyes, some fangs (more like walrus tusks, really) and spikes from the top of his head to the bottom of his neck.
the two share a tail and a couple of tentacles. and they are ever so happy to do so.
the other project was one i’ve been meaning to tackle for ages.
i pulled a 9.75″ X 11.25″ pine board from my (ever-so-sloooooowly-dwindling) craft stash and painted it with a few layers of black chalkboard paint. after it cured, i used acrylics and added lettering and lines. now we have a supper planner!
my camera couldn’t quite get the colors right (too much of a black field, i guess), but the lettering is light green and periwinkle, and the lines are a light lavender.
OK, that SHOULD BE IT for may. but i’m not making any promises.
yikes, time sure flies, doesn’t it? i can’t believe i’ve been so remiss about posting my work-in-progress.
i’m working on another mochimochi creature. this time, it’s a mix-n-match monster from the super scary mochimochi book.
and there’s been some more free-form embroidery.
aaaand a knitted wingspan scarf.
aaaaaaand another collaged card.
guess i’ll see y’all again in june!
a reusable duster:
some stuff i found in the back of the fridge:
a couple of books i read and some doodling with embroidery (also known as the work in progress):
the card was for an adult friend’s birthday. magazine and book pages, colored pencil, tissue paper.
the legwarmers were for a tiny little 6-month-old person. caron spa acrylic/bamboo yarn and a slightly modified Purl Bee leg warmer pattern.
spherey #2. i wanted to see how it would look with variegated yarn, and now i know!
and then there were hamsters.
it’s another fun, quick-to-knit mochimochi pattern.
the pattern calls for fingering weight yarn, so these guys are supposed to be teeny tiny. i used worsted instead, so they’re about twice the size they’re intended to be. they’re still small, though, just 2.25″ from nose to tail.
and they’re so cute, i may just have to knit up a dozen more.
well, i call it a confused moose debbil and little birdy minions, but you get the idea.
what a fun project this was! the pattern was from the Knitting Mochimochi book. it wasn’t a tough pattern to follow, and just took a few sessions of knitting to complete.
and i used my new favorite yarn, Premier’s Everyday worsted.
back to the book for more fun knitting!
[another scant hat]
[AND ANOTHER. I CAN'T SEEM TO STOP.]
[umbilical hat, for a baby. very 3-D with those red and blue stripes.]
[old yoga pants with a new year's snake]
and the knife:
[collaged cards, made with actual paper bits that were cut with an exacto knife (no 'shooping here!)]