Hooray for FO Friday and Fibers on Friday! I didn't think I'd be finishing this headband in time, but all of your nice comments about the yarn (which is from the sadly defunct Sheep Shop Yarn company, it's Sheep One in the "Sprite" colourway), and the fact that it's too warm for a hat but not warm enough to leave my head uncovered, spurred me on and I sewed on the button and wove in the ends this afternoon. And then wore it as I finished reading Harold and Maude, which wasn't at all as emotionally affecting as the movie, but was worth the read.
Here's the headband in action. I love the way this yarn held the stitch texture---this is a crocheted Calorimentry copycat, and it's just plain old half-double crochets alllll the way through, but it looks so much more interesting than that because of the yarn.
But now on to this week's Big Finish, the shawl(ette)!
mug cozy, which I equipped with needless bobbles.
this excellent video tutorial from PlanetJune with a different tutorial that made the cord using a base chain of two instead of a base chain of three (which makes the whole thing less fiddly), and sat around watching an episode of Raising Hope and getting into the rhythm of the technique. And then I sewed the cord up into a pretzel shape and embroidered on some salt.
Love That Dog (a novel-in-poetry that successfully broke through my mental embargo on novels-in-poetry, see also: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse) and Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet by Kashmira Sheth.
Also, I wanted to issue some heartfelt thank-yous to Natalie, Susan, and Shannon for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I never have the kind of time and energy for blogging that I'd like, so the fact that you guys like the stuff I do manage to post is really amazing to me. I'm thrilled beyond belief to be inspiring you with my weird little projects!