I decided to take a stab (haha…ha. Ow.) at needle felting today. In this modest attempt, I managed to only break one needle. It’s a coffee sleeve with the word ‘cunt’ on it. I think it came out moderately well, although I’m sure I’ll practice and get better.
I’m probably going to make a few for next year’s rendition of Vagina Monologues at USC (since the cross stitched ‘cunt’ was pretty popular).
Last night, I participated in Runaway Runway here in Columbia with this outfit. It’s a fashion show where the outfits are made from post-consumer goods. The top, necklace, and hat are all made from plastic bag yarn (plarn) and crocheted. The bottom is made from Wal-Mart bags that have been cut up and melted together with heat.
We made Top Twenty (out of 59 contestants)!!
My model is super pretty and looked so great in the outfit. :)
So, yeah, I know everyone in the world has seen a Starbucks cup, but I bought this yarn that is ‘4% sequin’ according to the label and is like Bernard Mosaic in the slow color striping. I didn’t really know what to make with it, so I made a simple, pretty coffee sleeve. Purple is also my favorite color.
I’ve not had time recently to crochet anything original, but wanted to branch outside of my usual schtick so here are some cute slippers. It’s been cold in my house (you know, since it’s February). I’m happy with how they came out. :)
I used Bamboo Ewe by Stitch Nation for the base and Angora Merino blend from the LB Collection by Lion Brand. They are so soft and make my feet feel fancy.
For Christmas, I was broke as all hell (being the college student that I am), but I still wanted to give Isaac something awesome. I decided to punish my fingers and use my crochet skills to make Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes. It’s the biggest amigurumi I’ve ever made and I think it came out really well. I also finally figured out how to do jogless stripes!
I want to thank SukiGirl for publishing her pattern of Hobbes for free and Bill Watterson for creating the comic that would influence multiple generations of people. <3