this super-simple pattern for International Crochet Day. I decided that for once, I was going to start and finish something simple, without modifying and adding details and generally complicating the process until a three-inch-tall brain slug ends up taking me several weeks to make. It was fun to just sit down and make something in like, an hour, and totally fitting to celebrate International Crochet Day with the joy of Instant Crochetification, I think. :) So I made more---the one in the middle is wool and felted (I felted him by taking him in the shower with me, hah) with his eye needle-felted on, the one on the right is made from sparkly yarn.
Bothersome the Slumberless months ago, and I ended up with Melody (that's a link to her page on Ravelry, which has some details and more photos). I made her as part of a team effort for Care of Magical Creatures class (Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup = still the best thing ever), and got inspired by one of my teammates' photoshoot of their knit monster on the beach, so I gave Melody a beach photoshoot of her own. I love that she almost looks animate in the photo above, like she's poking at the shell with her little tentacle and going oooOOOooo. Melody may end up starring in a Halloween giveaway a little later.
here) fared somewhat better in the photography department. Inspired by the success of the shower-felted brain slug, I took Reginald into the shower with me, too, and then dried him off by popping him in the oven set to "warm" for a while because he needed to be finished on a deadline! I needle felted his beard and then, because I can't leave well enough alone, sewed some washers onto him for visual interest. His hat is made in my own Kool-Aid dyed yarn.
Craftsy? I am, although I haven't really had time to explore the site fully yet. But I did have time to read their email about a drive they're running to make chemo hats for Kaps for Kendall (oh, how it pains me to type "kaps" with a k...), and when I saw this silly yellow terrycloth yarn, it screamed rubber duck!! to me, and this hat was born. The hat itself is sloppy (it is impossible to see your stitches very well in yarn like this, especially at night) but snuggly, and the face (all improvised after doing a quick google for "rubber ducky" to see what their eyes look like) makes me giggle, so I hope it'll cheer up the person who ends up with it.
Tiny Bunnies Movement by Contessa. This is Bronwen the Book Bunny, crocheted up while I watched Body of Proof (which is one of my favourite shows-to-crochet-to, for some reason, I guess because it has the perfect balance of like...fun and ignorableness?) nestled under several blankets (why so cold already, October? please stop.). I left her on top of a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the library in hopes that someone awesome will find her. Today I think I'll make one to drop off at a Starbucks, maybe in a lighter brown, and I can name her "Mocha" and then reward myself with a latte...
Other good rewards-to-self: looking at the prettiness on FO Friday and Fibers on Friday!