First, on to the dumplings, another impossible-to-resist pattern by Trish of genuine mudpie, who is like, a veritable guru of tiny-cute crochet patterns. I had to make a couple of these---they're so fast and the method for making them, which calls for just increasing every x stitches until the piece is a certain width, was novel to me, and it was fun and easy to not be counting rounds, too. This is one of those dangerous patterns where you finish one and just want to keep making more...
Much like these trilobites. This latest one is Chiffon (like lemon chiffon pie), and she's already in the mail!
I had the opportunity to visit the Lion Brand Store in Manhattan yesterday, and it is tiny and awesome and full of so much colour and tasty, tasty yarn. They were having a knit-and-movie-watching night, and it made me so happy just to be observing it for a minute, seeing all these people with their laps full of printed-out patterns and yarns and circular needles, and listening to the lovely clicking-needles sound...I was wishing there wasn't a movie-night going on so that I could have told people I liked their colours and asked them questions!
So in the spirit of sharing and how amazing fiber-crafting and all of you guys are, I am having a bitty giveaway---your choice of Bothersome the Slumberless (if you're feeling brave enough to chance his waking you up with craft ideas!), a dumpling (or possibly more than one dumpling...) or a trilobite! Just leave a comment letting me know which you'd like if you win, and at uh, some point (my internet access is going to be spotty next week) a random number generator and I will pick a winner.
In non-fiber FO's, I took part in this June Photo-a-Day Challenge, and actually stuck to it! So here's my June in pictures:
day one - hello, june. [self-portrait.], 2. day two - favourite shoes., 3. day three - hands., 4. day four - clouds., 5. day five - breakfast today., 6. day six - summer reading. [books], 7. day seven - high angle., 8. day eight - sunset., 9. 06.09.11 - day nine - fresh fruit., 10. day ten - animal., 11. day eleven - silhouette., 12. day twelve - sun flare., 13. day thirteen - something that reminds you of childhood., 14. day fourteen - someone you love., 15. day fifteen - action., 16. day sixteen - jar., 17. day seventeen - bokeh., 18. day eighteen - eyes., 19. day nineteen - summertime., 20. day twenty - water., 21. day twenty-one - macro., 22. day twenty-two - landscape., 23. day twenty-three - black and white., 24. day twenty-four - love., 25. day twenty-five - citrus., 26. day twenty-six - your favourite colour., 27. day twenty-seven: your weakness., 28. day twenty-eight - transportation., 29. day twenty-nine - trees., 30. day thirty - family.
For FOs with a less insane number of photos attached, head over to FO Friday!