Monday, 28 May 2012

Kweh. Kupo can't find any treasure here.... Try somewhere else.


Its 20 days since I set out on my mission to make a knitting pattern for a chocobo. Guess what! (the title of this post is a hint by the way)
Still got nothing.

To be fair, between school work, house-hunting (STRESS), interviews (STRESSSSSSSS STRESS), and making my costume for the chaplaincy ball (Rinoa's cape  . well - obvs I'm going as Rinoa, but the bit I'm making is her cape) - oh and the unhelpful to knitting heat - I haven't exactly had much time.

I will however restart.



Right after I clean my car. Not even wash it clean it, clean out the junk food wrappers in it clean it.

Organisation. Really what is the point?

I don't know the point of this post either though. All its saying is that I haven't done anything. Which you could have worked out rather easily from a lack of information as well. Oh well. Whatever.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Further forrays into crochet -- or why can't I keep my mind on one project at a time?

You know the dog in Up?

The one who is totally into whatever it is he's doing and then suddenly points the opposite way and 'says' SQUIRREL!

He has better concentration and dedication to a project than me.

For one thing - I started this post about 2 weeks ago, and have only just got this far. I wrote the title before.

I kinda started crocheting again. I made a (hideous and far too small) shawl, and have started a cardigan (which I will never ever ever wear in public cause that is just not me). I know. I know. I was gonna make the chocobo. I will! Eventually.
Just, I got distracted.


Anyway - when I find my/someone else's camera I will show you my squ  crochet projects.
Could take a while. Don't hold your breath.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


Update on the chocobo.... Well. The knitted one. This is what it looks like so far. 
You may notice it looks like a yellow potato with some white tube on it. Looks pretty awful right? Right. Definitely.

So I went back to trying to remember how to crochet before I try another knitted one.
On the plus side I remembered how to crochet. I am still pretty slow, but at least it looks more or less like it should do.

See, looks more or less like a chocobo.

I don't really know what happened this bank holiday weekend. I just seem to have been knitting/crocheting. Like more so than in the last  n  months where n is a reasonably small rational number. 

btw - for the uninitiated, Kweh?! Is the sound a chocobo makes when treasure is near ish. Not near exactly, but somewhere. As opposed to nowhere. You got the idea a while ago. Whatever. Play FFIX. Its awesome.

Monday, 7 May 2012


Distraction, thy name is knitting. Actually, thy name is distraction. And if it wasn't then it would be Making-Knitting-Patterns. Which is way too long.

Point is that (despite not having knit him up yet) Tigger is looking lonely. He needs a friend. My next favourite Hundred Acres Wood resident is Piglet. So here is Piglet, all illusionated so he can hide in the background when he wants, and say hello when he wants. (Piglet .... is a boy right? Somehow this detail is not something I had considered before. Oh well)

Pattern on scribd : Piglet Illusion

Now back to the chocobo.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers!

As usual, I got distracted.

Honestly, I am knitting the chocobo. But, well. We are redoing our internet, so I'm being sociable in the living room, and the chocobo is upstairs. So I got tea. That's always a good plan. Now for a song I think:

The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is Tiggers are wonderful things
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is I'm the only one
The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is Tiggers are wonderful chaps
They're loaded with vim and with vigor
They love to leap in your laps
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is I'm the only one.
Tiggers are wonderful fellahs.
Tiggers are awfully sweet.
Everyone elses is jealous,
And thats why I repeat...
The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Are Tiggers are wonderful things
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers
............................................................................... is they hold your tea.

You now understand the link between all these things and how my train of non-thought ended up here, with a Tigger illusion to add to my collection of other illusions.

I have the attention span of a gnat.

For a selection of reasons (most of which I don't understand and the ones I do are basically that I fail at internet) I am now using a totally different scribd account. Which totally doesn't matter to you lovely readers. Here's the link: Tigger Illusion

If you knit it - send me a pic of the completed thing please! I can put it on ravelry then :)


So chocobos. They are awesome.
I've been playing through VIII again recently, and while chocobos don't figure anywhere near as highly there as they do in the other games in the series, they are still totally cool.

So clearly, I must knit one.

Darn internet. We just worked out how to get it in the kitchen (10 months later) but that meant I just lost it for an important minute. I already finished this post. Oh well.


Infact I clearly must knit all the chocobos. The ones that run on land alone, the ones that run in shallow water, the ones that can climb mountains, the ones that run in oceans deap, the ones that have mastered the skys themselves.
Ie - all the ones in IX. They were the best chocobos. They found hidden treasure and everything.

There is a small problem - there is no pattern. There's some crochet ones, but I am truly awful at crochet. Truly. Awful. I spent the afternoon trying. And failing. Really, really failing. As a result I am now making up a knitting pattern as I go along, and have just noticed (halfway through the body) that I should really have been writing it down...... It would have made the repeat chocobos much easier.

Oh for an easy life.

Or a sense of what 'organisation' means.