OK, as I mentioned earlier, I finished my Mario Blanket. I took the sewn together strips apart again, and crocheted it together instead. Therefore, BEHOLD!!!!!
I think he turned out pretty good, didn't he???
Following now, you will see my current WIP's (Work In Progress)...
These are the first parts I have made for my baking-apron. Said apron is currently, in fact, almost done. I attached the big part to the waistband and added the long ribbons to tie it close with, but I still want to add a pocket, and maybe an appliqued flower. I shall post it again when it is really done. This might not happen for a while, since I can only sew when my mother's not home. My main tool for creating my baking apron and other awesome stuff to come has been my favourite birthday present this year. I shall now introduce you to:
Yes, my sewing machine has a name. Basically, all of my electronic devices have names. My iPod is called Fitzwilliam. Fitzwilliam and Lizzie, they're like a thing. They have some strong connection going on... I'm playing with the thought of leaving them alone in a room together at night, for they might reproduce into something truly awesome...
This furry piece of fun is the teddy bear I'm working on for my little cousin. My aunt asked me to make it for her, as a sort of guardian. The bears made from this pattern are no good for playing with them, so we intend to tell my cousin she shall take care of him, and he'll always watch over her. I sort of like that thought. Maybe he'll be that one plushie she will keep until she's old and grey... We'll see, I guess...
Anyway, the big thing lying on that piece of paper, looking like two ball with slightly different sizes, that's the body an head. They're knit in one piece. The two little thingys up front are the ears. I still have the arms and legs to make. And the snout, which I don't have appropriate yarn for yet. I can't use the fuzzy yarn I use for all other parts, so I have to find something else that fits colour-wise...
This is what's going to become mini-Sherlock the Second. His feet are the tiny, black things in the front, next to the set of sewing needles. His head and body are done, with one ear added to the head already. Then I sort of lost interest and wanted to do something else. I strongly intend to finish him this week. I might even do most of the work I've got left on him tomorrow. We've got some stuff to do anyway, and we're going by car, so I might be able to talk Mom into taking me to the shop I buy my fabric, to see if I can find something to use as scarves for my mini-Sherlocks. The first one really needs a scarf, he cought a cold already... This one, however, I'll trade to a friend.
These are the template-spheres I made for my dollies. The yarn is scrap yarn from the Ghost and Mario blankets. I left two sizes out because I thought this was enough. I'll probably use a middle-size as heads for the dollies.
Yes, I'm trying to crochet lace around a handkerchief. Oldschool, I know. I bought the materials (and the freaking smallest crochet hook I've ever seen!!!! 0,60 mm, WTF????) so I would have something to occupy myself with during that infamous train ride to and from Berlin with a friend. No real progress was achieved, but whatever...
This is what I have been making some progress onsince the day before yesterday. It is going to become another blanket, but it does not really count into the UFO or WIP categories, because it is a project intended to take a rather long time. As you can see, there's a lot of different yarns in it already, and more still to come. I decided to mak this ziggy-zaggy patterned blankie to use up bigger amounts of scrap yarn, as well as leftovers from other project, such as the second "Schnullebacke" blanket. It has quite a decent size already, and keep my legs cozy and warm while I work on making it longer...
And last but not least, watch some Watson awesomeness:
I think this is a pretty decent achievement for only a few days of knitting, during which I was constantly interrupted by my cat, who wanted to take long naps in my lap. He particularly likes to do so since we replaced our sofas and the armchair which usually belongs to me. While he's napping in my lap, I can neither knit nor crochet, because he would interpret this as a permission for him to play with my yarn, which is a form of animalistic entertainment I do not approve of.
The Watson-sweater, anygay, is gonna be knit in the round, so it will have as little seams as possible. I think the pattern is pretty much accurate, and the colour of the yarn matches my Watson-Socks.
As far as further information about my nerdy life goes, I'm quite happy with the student I'm turoring in English. He was a D-student, with a tendency towards an E, but today he told me he had his first test this school-year on friday, and that he got a B. I'm really proud of him (and of myself as well, a little...).
I have seen "The Avengers" a felt 200 times since it has been released on BluRay, so I'm quite ready to watch something different now. I mean, it is still awesome and I could always watch it again (LOKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), but the first wave of excitement has washed ashore now.
Basically, this means I am now looking forward to October 4th, which is when "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Mirror, Mirror" are going to be released on BluRay in Germany. I feel a "Snow White"-movie-night coming. I just have to ask my friend if she'll come over that weekend and go out for breakfast with me in the morning. Including those two, I will have, like, five different movie-versions of Snow White, which will make for an awesome night of funny, horrible, classical and sad fairytale goodness. I really want this now.
This has been quite a lot of typing, copying and pasting, and I have to get up in, like, two and a half hours, so I should probably go to bed now.
Live ling and prosper,