Ugh... It is good to be posting. Me posting means that I am home from traveling and that I am back to work at my cube. Justin and I traveled to Vegas last Friday for the CPCU conferment. I recently obtained my Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter designation, which is kind of a big deal in the insurance industry. Of all the insurance nerds, I am towards the most nerdish end of the spectrum. However, Nerdish or not, my CPCU did score me a Dooney & Burke Purse and free trip to Vegas with Justin. So nerdy can be good. Justin came back on Tuesday, and I flew straight to Ft. Lauderdale. So being gone for that long and all the moving around makes for a long week, and I have missed my blog and my projects. So I am back.
I am a bit behind in my projects. I didn’t get much knitting or crocheting done on my trips. And the little that I did get done, I don’t want to post on here. It is a reader’s gift and I don’t want them to see it before they receive it. However, I will have some like it available at the Christmas Festival on December 3rd. Nice plug, right?
So let me show you some of the other stuff I have been working on. Justin and I were in Michaels yesterday, and he found this pattern book and encouraged me to buy it. He is a sucker for animals. He didn’t even fuss, when I explained that I would also have to buy some yarn to complete the lion pattern. So I jumped at the opportunity for new patterns and new yarns.
Now, I have tried to make animals before. I bought the yarn and started a monkey for Justin’s little brother. I didn’t finish it. Actually gave up before I even completed half the body. That was awhile back, though. And I was certain that I would finish an animal the next time around. I started on an elephant. I wanted to make a cute little stuffed elephant for my couch during football season, but the body ended up looking a gas tank, and the legs were too short, and the head was looking kind of square, so I quit that as well. But they say, “Third time is a charm”. And I have tried again. Here is my little lion. I still need to put some legs and ears on him, but he is almost done. I think he is pretty dang cute. He is tiny enough to fit in your hand. The pattern book that Justin picked out has ten different tiny little animals.
I am getting things ready for the Yarn Fairies booth in December, so expect to see quite a few projects this month.
Just before I left, I finished this little guy. I love him. I call him Louis, named after the main character in the Interview with the Vampire.
Have a good weekend, and be sure to check back in Monday for some interesting creations and costumes....