A bit of a cheat today, since I finished this last week, but Sharon hadn't received it yet, so it had to stay a secret. Anyway, I can now introduce Witchy Ewe, a 3-D version of Sharon's adorable business mascot, a knitting sheep in a very elegant witch hat.
dyed the yarn for Witchy Ewe on a hot, sunny day when I had a bunch of long-drive errands to run, so I took the yarn along with me and set it out to finish drying under the back windshield of the car because I was too excited to leave it on the laundry line all by its lonesome!
Witchy Ewe was made from this really simple pattern, but I did the head differently as the version in the pattern, while adorable, didn't give me enough volume to put a witch hat on. (I made the hat via needle and wet-felting, and it's kind of a wonky shape, but I hoped the beads would distract from that...)
The "foot puffs" are genius, so cute and they really do hold the sheep up nicely. I (obviously) did mine in a contrasting colour.
adorable and super-popular pattern, at first with the idea of making a more realistic-looking toad. But then I thought omg, Chocolate Frog! and decided to give it crocheted bobble eyes, so it would look more like it was all molded out of chocolate and all of a piece. I also made it a bunch smaller, and then ended up frogging (LOL) the body to change the way the increases were done so it would be less symmetrically shaped. I actually really like the shape I ended up with, as it has a little bit of a Marshmallow Peep thing with a broader base and a lumpy body, which makes it seem more candy-like. (...and did I write down what I did? No.)
Hopefully I'll be able to figure it out again, because I want to make some more flavours---this guy is dark chocolate, and I'd love to have a trio in dark, milk, and white---and then hopefully photograph them better. This one is uh...purposefully destined to become an ornament, because I was finishing him in a half-asleep haze and didn't think to weight him, so he tips forward.
And here's Wednesday night's dinner (with a closer view available here), which I'm counting as an Official FO, since I shared it in its WIP state. The tempeh recipe and serving suggestion of grilled portobello mushrooms and barely-cooked green beans came from 101 Cookbooks, and I can now vouch for its deliciousness. The sweet-salty-smoky flavours of the marinade all worked really well together, and the tempeh (which is made from cultured soy and, in the case of the one I bought, other tasty grains) grilled really nicely. I meant to serve it over quinoa, but ended up making some homemade tortillas instead. (The recipe for those is from Homesick Texan and is amazing. You can keep making it smaller and playing with different flour combinations and it keeps on working beautifully.) I did up this haphazard lotus-flower-ish presentation in a hurry because I didn't want everything to get cold!