Wednesday, 26 October 2011

We still have all our fingers!

Really helpful informative title yes? No? Where's your sense of initiative? You really need it to read this blog and make sense of it. Especially this post but generally too.
Anyway. We still have our fingers. All of them. Which is, by the way, very useful when typing. And driving. And.....   Well in life as a whole.

um. point. point. definitely had one.


We have got one Scar! He is on a pumpkin.
The observant among you may realise that a pumpkin is not a knitting or crochet project. You would be correct in this observation. However, I haven't done any knitting recently so I figured what the hell, and decided Scar in his awesomeness could be added to an increasingly crafty (as opposed to knitty) blog.
He's cool.
Knives got repeatedly and perilously close to fingers and thumbs.

Special mention goes to Anne Parkinson.
Cause she wanted it.
Also cause it was her idea, and she did a lot of the work.

Now we have to repeat the feat on Friday :D
Fun fun fun!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Michael Jackson seems to be popular. Who knew?

So the person who asked me to do the first Michael Jackson illusion got back to me like a week ago and asked me to do another one. I .... um.... ignored all that sensible lesson planning stuff I really should have been doing and made one today.
Its actually quite cool.
I like.
I know I would think that cause its my pattern, but basically its CoR's design, I just put it into a pattern format for her. And even that may be stretching the point. Its a photo that I've illusionated. Which is not a word but will be soon. Or should be.

My housemate is playing Tekken3. It keeps making inane comments. Like hai ya. And K.O. And Round Two. Fight.
It may possibly be driving me insane.
I'm not sure.
I'll keep you updated.

Cause I'm sure you are just dying to know.

Where was I?

Oh yeah.
So now I have 2 illusion patterns for Michael. And there is a third on the way. Its not that exciting I know, but it does keep me from dying of boredom planning how to teach year 7s pie charts. Which I gave up on cause I think they probably already know.

Tra La.

The pattern, you will be surprised to learn, is over on scribd, link on my illusion knit page. And the first MJ pattern is also available on ravelry downloads. Hilariously (to me if no one else) this got downloaded 11 times today. This is a new high. Previously my most downloaded pattern was Discworld Death of Rats. At 2 in a day.
Just me?
Oh well. I can amuse myself at least.

He stopped playing Tekken. The voice has gone.
But I'm out of stuff for this post anyway.
And looking at it again, most of it was inane babble. It's a good thing I don't have to pay for this blog in any way really.

Or something.
Back to lesson plans. Bye!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Happy Lion Tea Cosy

It's a Happy Lion! That sits on TEA!

Unfortunately it's also Sophie's birthday present. And ... well.... Happy Lion is Sophie's thing. So I should give it to her. Especially as it actually fits her teapot so well.

I'm really proud of that actually. The pattern I used was originally for a Loopy Lamb tea cosy for a 4-6 cup pot, but has become a Happy Lion tea cosy for a 2 cup pot. I took the advice of some particularly lovely ladies in the wool shop and decided to go with the pattern exactly, but reduce the size of needles and the weight of wool. I was somewhat shocked (but megaly delighted) it fitted, cause I knitted the thing at home-home, and then brought it back to Cov-home where the teapot was. To be perfectly honest, I was so happy about it that I waved it under Rob's nose for a while showing off about my own brilliance in knitting, which, since he's a nice guy, he a) took with good grace and b) complimented me on.

And, and and and AND! It's a birthday present finished ON TIME!!!! Got that? On TIME!!! ON time!!!