Monday, March 07, 2005

Don't read this post if you're Urbankitty!

There's a lot I want to blog about today, but I might do another post later with all that, and just make this one picture heavy...

I'll start with some of my favourite birthday presents from last week!

Turtles! Knee socks! Turtles on knee socks! Dinosaur coat knitting patterns for puppies! Woot!

In other knitting news, I've finished my first Hurry Up Spring armwarmer from SnBN. I think I'll frog the purple on the thumb gusset and make it green though, but I'll decide for sure when I've finished the second armwarmer.

I loved the Noro Kureyon yarn from the armwarmers so much that I did some freeform knitting with it, inspired by my new copy of Unexpected Knitting by Debbie New. This book is so awesome and inspiring. I totally recommend it to everyone.

My little freeform piece somehow happened to turn out to my exact cupsize and shape... I toyed with making it into a dress, but I think I'll aim towards a piece of mermaid art instead.

And now for something I didn't make myself, but received in a Glitter swap for reusable grocery shopping bags:

Hopefully the bag I made will arrive at it's destination soon. I hope it hasn't gone missing mid-post... I have a picture of it somewhere, but I'm not sure where that is at the minute.

In other swap news, I'm also taking part in the Joss Whedon swap over at Craftster. I haven't received a package yet, but it's on the way, as is the one I sent. I bound my first book ever to make Simon's Diary from Firefly (more of an inspired piece than a replica...) and also did a drawing of Giles from Buffy. Hopefully they'll be well received. :)

I attempted the coptic stitch for binding. Having never seen it done and only following instructions from the internet, I don't know how well I succeeded, but the book seemed to stay together well enough, which is the main thing... plus I got to use my drill to make the holes in the cover. Yay! The image/writing on the cover was done with a linocut print, and the end pages are made from old Astor Theatre posters, of which I'm sure Joss would approve. :) The quotes are from Jayne's character as he pretended to read Simon's diary.

More later...


At 7 March 2005 at 3:05 pm, Blogger gelfling gal said...

Hello crumpart, this is cara from glitter! I just wanted to say that I love love love your Hurry Up Spring armwarmer that you made.

At 12 March 2005 at 1:16 pm, Blogger Samante said...

I totally love those socks! I. Must. Have. Some.

*off on a mission now*

At 12 April 2005 at 12:04 pm, Anonymous beth said...

i love the book you made. its gorgeous. and those socks are cute, too! i have a pink pair with frogs & hearts on them.


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