So I’ve been moody this week – just a lot of stress & negativity seems to be surrounding me and getting me down. It’s nothing really horrible, don’t worry. I am usually a pretty cheerful person & I do my best to keep my annoyance & frustration to myself instead of taking it out on poor unsuspecting people…although it seems like I am the poor unsuspecting person on the receiving end of a lot other people’s negativity. So when that happens I like to make silly things to cheer me up, even when I have a ton of other projects I’d like to finish in this lifetime.
First there was the pickle…
Fredrick the Giant Pickle
Started: September 11
Completed: a few hours later
Yarn: a random partial ball – I’m pretty sure it’s Swish Worsted
Pattern: Christmas Pickle Ornament
Needles: size 4US Zephyrs
Notes: So we have this pickle ornament pattern & I had to make it. Why? I have no idea, I don’t even like pickles. Still, I added some eyes & Fredrick was created. Actually, there is an accessory that several us in the office are making in different yarn weights, so I of course I had to have something to fit it. (Not trying to be mysterious, just some fun silly things we are doing. I love my job) Anyway, he’s sized up – worsted instead of fingering & on size 4s instead of 2s but everything else is the same. He now sits on my desk & cheers me when I’m having one of those days.
A week or so ago, I got interviewed for the KP podcast again, talking about unusual knits (the podcast won’t be up for at least a couple of weeks). I got to talking about Mochimochiland & especially my Grass Guy. Yesterday I was particularly down & decided another Grass Guy was needed.
Started: September 17
Completed: September 18
Yarn: Another random ball, I think this is Cascade 128
Needles: Size 8US
Notes: This pattern just cheers me right up. I means it’s just so silly & quick – Mo is my third grass guy. He is a lot bigger than his brother, the Original Grass Guy Who Never Got A Name But I Just Decided To Call Him Jo.
Plus, Mo has better eyes, now that I discovered a place to get plain black safety eyes. I hate doing embroidery. He’s squishy & soft so I think he’ll join Fredrick & Little Boo at my desk so I can something to hug on those bad days.
Then this isn’t finished yet because he needs legs.
Right now it’s just the Giant Grape but it’s going to be one of the Monster Chunks by Dangercraft. I love those patterns as much as the Mochimochi ones so I think my nieces & nephews will get some of those for Christmas.
I have no plans this weekend so I am hoping to actually finish a big sewing project during that time Not to mention some knitting projects to work on…but I have some movies and a new audio book to keep me going, not to mention a lovely rainy day tomorrow (before we go back up to the 90s – BOO! I want fall! I can’t even wear my new knitwear yet!). Have a lovely negative free weekend everyone!