Tuesday, January 6, 2009

You Must Pay to Anger the Tortoise

Hey all!  It's Angie, back again.  Hopefully better this time because I've been feeling terrible about starting this blog with Krystal and then not keeping up my end of things.  So I'm going to start trying to blog once a week.  I'm going through some stuff right now, so if it happens less than that then I'm not going to worry about it.  

I didn't do a lot of knitting for Christmas this year, just some dishcloths for Mom, Krystal, and Zana and this adorable dragon handpuppet for Olivia.  Check him out

He's blind in these pictures because I hadn't done his eyes yet. lol

The blue and green yarn is Handicrafter Cotton, the red is some mystery acrylic I had kicking around, and the "flames" are Bernat Boa.  I have a huge bag of that stuff and it haunts me.  Seriously.  I had some kind of plan when I bought it... I don't know what I was going to knit with it.  Clearly I had been smothered in the crazy that day.  Oh, the pattern is Elliott the Dragon by Jil Eaton from the Interweave Knits Holiday edition last year.  DH fell in love with this hand puppet.  He was sad to see it go on Boxing Day!

And I somehow ended up doing a KAL with Krystal and some friends of hers from Ravelry for Icarus.  Here's mine.

This is just before adding another row of eyelets.  I've actually got a lot more done than this.  I've been playing Final Fantasy X (ah, there goes my geek factor, crankin up another notch! lol) and it has these long movie segments that you can't do anything, so I knit while those are going on.  It's zephyr in Basil on my precious addi turbos.

I'm getting ready to start a Seraphim in Mini Alpakka in a pretty orchid color.  My grandmother is very very sick and it's to the point where we know she won't be with us much longer.  So I need a comfort knit.  And then when I'm finished maybe I'll give it to my mother and hope it'll bring her the comfort that it brought me while knitting it.


Krystal said...

Awww hon that's such a sweet gesture. *hug* Love you!!

Krystal said...

Oh, yeah, and by the way? Your icarus rocks my world.

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

very cool dragon!

Many hugs to you hon! (((Angie))))