here on Craftster, and I knew I had to make him the second I saw the picture. Much more sewing involved than one of the octopuses, but worth the effort for his sheer cuteness.
the Mr. Sparkle logo is Homer's Japanese advertising doppelganger.
Contessa pointed me to this pattern, which I inverted a little---the body rib was supposed to be created with two front-post double crochets, but after several attempts, I decided to try a single back-post double crochet instead. Success! Scotty is just phase one in a bigger trilobite project that should be rolling out over the next couple weeks.
this luminaria idea was awesome. And I can now vouch for the fact that the process works, and does not create dangerous ice shrapnel! However. I uh, may have gotten so excited about the ice part that I didn't think too hard about the actual pattern part, so my luminaria, rather than being emblazoned with elegant leaves or something, is just a hodgepodge of holes that we can pretend was supposed to be an abstract constellationscape all along.
Before you go make one of your own (and link me to pictures if you do, I love the idea of lots of WIP Wednesday/FO Friday can-luminarias in the world!), go check out other people's projects at FO Friday and Fibers on Friday.