Friday, December 29, 2006

Final post of 2006

How in the world did this year go by so quickly??

Here's one final thing that I made this year: a little red mouse who has slightly less of the zombie about him than the blue one or the albino one did.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy new year celebration. I plan to spend New Year's Eve weekend at our cabin in West Virginia, reading, putting together a jigsaw puzzle, generally sitting on my ass, and drinking some beers with the lesbians up the hill. Should be fun!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Purple octopus

This photo doesn't really convey the cuteness of the purple octopus, or his incredible HUGENESS. Unlike most Roxycraft patterns, this guy isn't three inches tall. He's at least 10 inches tall and maybe a foot wide. My good friend "She" can verify (or possibly dispute) this. It's been a couple of months since I made him. No one expected him to be so huge. She could barely get him on the plane home to Alaska.

Update: I just received a new photo of the Giant Purple Octopus. As you can see, he towers over the Diet Coke can.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas...

...only hippopotamus will do.
My mother's favorite Christmas song (followed closely by Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer).
In the spirit of Christmas, then, here are two hippos, using the same yarn and the same pattern. Amazing what a difference tension can make.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


In keeping with my husband's demand that I make one of everything for him, here are two cows. This photo doesn't quite get the extreme cuteness of these cows across, but I guess it'll do.