knitting, doll collecting, the cat, life and other randomness

Mojo returned

It took a bit, but my mojo for crafting has returned.

I actually brought my wheel out and started spinning. I chose a simple 100% BFL braid and split it in two vertically. Here are some pictures of the first bobbin:

My work socks were finally complete.  This colourway from Ancient Arts Fibre is called Calico Cat and it was fun to watch it flash and pool.  The second sock spiraled on the foot where the first flashed vertically.


The most fun slippers ever!  These knit up so quickly and while they looked strange off the foot, they are perfect when on. :)



Katie showing her plush fur off. :)



It’s finished…

My entrelac shawl was finally finished, finishing it completely destroyed my motivation to do anything else for WEEKS however.

It is over 9 feet long and almost impossible to take a decent picture of. I have been wearing it since it was finished and I love the large scarf feel of it.


On the doll front I have a few new acquisitions:

A suit for my homme dolls arrived. When I put Thanatos in it and posed him beside Erebus they ended up looking like a mob boss and one of his thugs.

The Tris Divergent doll arrived, and was rebodied to a spare pivotal body (Frank Sinatra), she is extremely pretty and rather innocent looking. Well compared to some of my other girls.

The Divergent Four doll also came home. Thankfully he doesn’t have to be rebodied.

My Catching Fire Katniss was finally rebodied onto a pivotal body (Paso Doble). She’s gorgeous, but very pouty.

I really have to stop buying dolls that I can’t rebody onto Obitsu bodies. That leaves me with only Nuetra and Peace as possible skintones. Thankfully Barbie Collector is getting better about telling you what skintone a doll has.

Stash Toss

Occasionally you just need to see what you have stashed away. I pulled out all of my yarn that it on display:

Not as big a pile as I thought it would be… but still big enough. In fact those bins in the picture hold my cotton and acrylic stash.

I decided to do something different for this stash toss, organize by colour.

Here is the result:

I like it, even if it will be hard to find specific yarn.

I ended up with these colour categories: natural, brown, grey, green, teal, blue, purple, red, orange & brights.

Here is natural-> blue

Here is green -> orange & brights
The purple/red bin is very very dark. o_o

There is no crafting, only zuul, er, gargoyle

My crochet experiment all consuming project of importance can now stand by himself:

He had to get new feet to do this though, here he is showing you his original feet:
His head has my flummoxed though, I keep trying to get the shape I want set in my head, but  it just isn’t happening! blah.  He’s starting to get impaitient:
I have got a little bit of knitting done.  I manged to put in the first afterthought heel on my New Year’s socks.
My homme dolls got some new clothes.  Pants from hazelstreetdezigns and shirts from clear lan.
Katie is doing fine after her surgery.  She is back to her grumpy self.
Our solstice bunny is still visiting occasionally:
I still take random pictures of her:


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