The whole Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup thing is doing amazing things for my productivity, however. The photo above---well, the yarn parts anyway--- was my homework for Defense Against the Dark Arts class, where I did a little yarn-dyeing with Kool-Aid. (Awesome. Must try again soon. I'm also thinking of putting some in my hair. I missed that boat in the 90s, I have to make up for it now!)
this pattern, which is awesome. I modified it a little, but these are still a bit big, so the next pair (I already bought some yarn for them, this is how much I like these slippers) are going to have to get modified even more, which I'm looking forward to (mainly because I'm not making them yet and fitting-and-frogging and fitting-and-frogging...).
I did them in brown because my mama raised me all practical-like in that regard---when we're making something to walk on, we do it in dirt colours!---and halfway through (discouraged, I'll admit, by the relative non-cuteness of slippers in Red Heart Super Saver brown) I decided they would be bear slippers. So they got ears and faces, and they've hardly left my feet since. I think I could get into this whole...making things to wear thing.
pattern called for bulky yarn, and I haven't really done any ami in bulky, and I didn't think I'd like it. I was happily wrong, I love how fluffy-squishily this worked up. And somewhere along the line, it became clear that he needed a chef's hat and apron. I don't really remember why, but they were fun to make! I also made the mat he's standing on from this awesome potholder pattern. I'd never worked anything constructed like this before, where you're working in a spiral but switching colours and letting the colours sort of...chase themselves around to create the spiral rows, and it was fascinating.
Lucy Westenra in Dracula), the vampire owl. She didn't turn out exactly as I envisioned, but I sort of like her anyway. Even if I broke her first blood-smeared beak and had to make another one and it held me up for days...
I think Lucy is actually getting purchased, even, which is beyond cool, and probably necessitates the making of Vampire Owl 2.0, which will give me a chance to try different colours and maybe the eye-circles design instead of the solid-face-piece design, which I think might be a better vampy look?
Go check out other people's finished (or just fibery-wonderful) things at FO Friday and Fibers on Friday!