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What a Lovely Way to Burn

Early, like, really early, (0:37 am) this morning, I finally finished my Mario blanket.
Pictures are following as soon as the weather is decent enough and I feel like taking it outside for a few snapshots.
After I had taken the sewn-together strip apart again, it went more or less quickly. I am pretty sure that, had I stuck to my original plan of sewing together, I would not be done yet. Too tedious. But once I had it all in pieces again, I was quite comfortable with the crocheting it together and all. I was out of the sandy yarn I used for face and hands too early, so I had to use a new ball which does not fit perfectly, but I don't think it will show too much.
For the edges, I decided to use the same yellow I used for the buttons of the plumber's pants, so it would be a coulour that's in the main picture, but not as much as the others all are. I worked it the same way I did with the last blanket, two rounds single crochet, one double crochet. I wanted to do the second round in background-blue, but was afraid I did not have enough left, so I did it in yellow as well... It still came out pretty well...

Another thing I did in between finally finishing Mario was sorting my buttons. When my great-grandmother, on my father's side, passed away I sort of inherited her sewing box, which contained four different smaller boxes filled with buttons. To make a little more space for other stuff inside the sewing-box, I bought a cheap sorting box and put the buttons in there instead. While sorting them, I found a lot of differently coloured, rather small buttons which will be pefect to be used as eyes for all my dollies.

Talking of my dollies, I think they might all end up rather big. I'm not done with templates yet, but I think I might choose a sphere size from the upper range of the scale. Simply because I keep finding new pictures to use as references, such as these:

Isn't it interesting that Sherlock does not have ears, but all three Jims do? Anygay, I keep finding new references, such as these, but many require a certain amount of clothing, which often has to be made in such a way that it can be taken off. And in order for the dolls to be undressable (A naked Sherlock!!! Oh, my dirty, dirty mind!!!) they ahve to be a certain size at least. I might do different sizes. A simpler, tiny version, and a bigger, more elaborate, undressable version... Of each... Ah, glory! I shall not run out of crochet to do for a loooooong, loooooooooooooooooooooong time.

My mother's opinion? You can pick either one of these:

Not like I care, right?

My semi-cousin still has not paid for/picked up his blanket... I'm starting to get pissed. Seriously, it is not funny anymore. He told me he'd call past friday. He didn't call last friday. He told me he'd call today. He didn't call today. Currently, when I think of him, the only thing that comes to my mind is

But then I tell myself to

This usually helps me calm down again. I intend to kick my semi-cousin if he does not manage to finish this before the end of the month, because that would destroy my plans. I shall not explain further what said plans are yet. Maybe not ever. Depends...

Anyway, have some Tom Hiddleston:

Isn't he adorable? And I always knew that all Loki needed was a hug. I wanted to hug Loki ever since that scene where he yells "Tell me!!!" at Odin. You know, in THOR. That's where you can see something break inside him, and see all the angst, fear and despair break into the open... I love Loki. He's such a poor little soul. I'd hug him anytime.

Have some more Tom Hiddleston. This seems to be from an inteview where he's been asked whether he was bullied on set of THE AVENGERS because he played the bad guy:

Seriously, who would ever even DARE exclude Tom Hiddleston from group hugging. Or from any kind of hugging, for that matter?

A week ago I started writing the first chapter of the Prince of Persia 2008 Sequel. You know, the one I posted the Prologue for earlier? It is not much yet, and I think it will take some more time for me to have something that's long enought that it is worth it to post. I don't think three sentences is worth it. So I'll keep it on the back burner for some more time...

Tomorrow I've got some tutoring to do (come to think of it, I still have to dig up my papers on adjectives and adverbs...). After work, mym mom will pick me up for some grocery-shopping, and when we come home with our messages ("messages" is Glaswegian for "groceries", thank you, John Barrowman), I will hopefully find my delayed copy of "The Avengers" waiting for me, which was actually supposed to arrive today. I hate DHL. Thank you for your attention. It took me nearly four hours to write this blogpost. Now I'm tired of typing and going to watch Golden Girls...

Live long and prosper,

PS: Did I mention I hate DHL???? 'Cause I do. So much!!!
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