Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Cats and Rainbows. My WIPs are a Lisa Frank trapper keeper.
Here's Ms. Amineko, going along quite nicely, I think. I just have the body to finish, and that can probably be done over the course of an episode or two of Blue Bloods (I have the first season from the library right now, and I'm mostly liking it. Good crafting-to TV.) tonight. Then comes the face-embroidery and assembly, which will be a little more difficult. I'm just lucky that I realized when I'd only gotten six rows into the body (1.0) that ajlksdjflksa THE BODY HAS TO BE DONE LAST FOR OPTIMAL STUFFING OH MY GOD, because the body's beans:stuffing ratio will be dependent on how the legs help it balance! So I frogged and started in on the arms and legs instead, and now here I am at body 2.0, feeling stupidly relieved to have caught that in time.
Also, if you're thinking of making one of these sweeties yourself and the charted pattern scares you, I'm happy to share the discovery of this version, put together by an enterprising blogger waaaay back in 2006. Someday I'll learn to read charted patterns. But not today.
And a couple things that I'm looking forward to getting back to once Amineko is all finished and gift-given:
Fingerless Gloves of Win. Someday. And then I imagine I'll take the rest of the giant, gorgeous ball and roll around with it like a gleeful kitten. And then stalk the Blue Moon website pretending I have money for moooooore yarns.
Awesomeness awaits you at WIP Wednesday, go ogle all the Christmas-craftin' (and just plain craftin') that's going on!