Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I have also taken a few breaks from knitting to draw. So I have a couple of pencils that I need to ink. I started inking one of an apparently hungry teddy bear, but it just wasn't working. I am going to try scotch taping a copy of the pencil drawing to the back of the vellum and ink that way so I can turn the papers without moving them from each other and losing my place. I also was inspired by the Dames and Monsters book for sale at the Emerald City Comic Con and penciled a picture last night. It is pretty funny, I think. We'll see how it turns out. So I am liking drawing with the brush. I need to practice when to chose the brush or the pen. I think the dames and monsters one will use both.
So about the ECCC, I would really like to go this year. There are a couple panels on Saturday I am really looking forward to. But it will be $40 for Abe and me to go if we pay now. $$$. Abe needs to get some of his fillings fixed and that is pricey. I guess I should use this unfilled weekend to fix up arachknits stuff and post new items that aren't really new but haven't been up before. Now that I have the camera phone, I will just use that because our actual camera just blows. Takes 8 pictures and runs out of batteries. They are great pictures though. :) Anyways, Leonard Nimoy and Wil Wheaton will both be at ECCC so I would like to go see both of them speak. And Image has a panel, so we should really go see that one in particular. That means we will be there pretty much all day so I think I need to dress more practical this year. My boots were too heavy for standing around that long last year. And there are no chairs anywhere except the few at the food booth and they are always full, so I think I will wear pants. I wish I could wear the Mini Gorgeous, but Friday we went to the Eden winter party (where I won a Webcam...) and after 3 hours my feet felt like they were going to fall off.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Well, here are the Cascadia socks, my first Rockin' Sock Club socks for 2010. AND those are my new Mini Goregous shoes. Jealous yes? The more I wear them the more comfortable they got. Both the socks and the shoes. I do believe that most of my hand knit socks will be pictured in these shoes. Aren't they cuter than the second picture? The second pic is alright, but for good lookin' feet, nothing beats a pair of Fluevogs.
Next I have an picture I drew at work. Just using a regular pen. Cute, yes?
And here is the pencil pic I drew at work to put in the little Tyler frame that is stuck to my monitor. (Tyler is the company I work for).
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Well here is my crappy Zorro inspired by ComicTwart. Practice Practice Practice. I might draw another one. I messed up in a few places, like the dots above his head that I completely forgot to erase and the line at the edge of the hallway shadow, which I inked in. Whoops.
I am currently working on the Corrie Vest from Knit Picks. I would link to it ,but it looks like that bad boy is outta here. It is really fun, though now I am worried because I just read that it apparently starts to droop even with only one day wearing it. I might have to do some reinforcing crochet.
I was going to knit it straight through, but I think I am going to do the Knitting Olympics and knit a cardigan from the 12th to the 28th (from the opening to the closing ceremonies of the Olympics). I have the yarn and a swatch and the pattern. I need to rerun the numbers on the pattern though since it is a heavily modified version of a saddle shoulder in the Book of Sweater Patterns.
I also finished the first RSC socks. They are ok. I am not a fan of pink though. I will wear them on Sunday as Abe and I tromp around the city for Valentine's day. We MIGHT go to the Sci-fi museum. Anyways, with my next paycheck I am going to get another skein of STR (Socks that Rock) so I can make the other pattern. I intellectually want to go with a blue or gray to make it look like rain as the designer kind of intended, but I can't help but want to make it green. We'll see. Here are the ones I am thinking about: Jade, Stormy Weather, Nyame, Green-Eyed Monster (though it isn't really appropriate, I just love this color), Monsoon (I am leaning towards this one as a compromise), or Typhoon Tina.
When I get a chance, I also want to get the Andrea shawl and mitts from Knit Picks. These are so awesome. Both were designed by Kirsten Kapur who has a lot of really great patterns. So of course I favorited her on Ravelry.
I am also considering getting a Cricket Loom. It is small and I think I can set it on my lap while I sit on the couch to use it. That is how I use my drawing board and it wasn't intended for that either. Anyways, I can weave up some scarves an stuff. With a little sewing and knitting, I think I can make up some cool hat. And with more sewing and additional fabric, I can make up some skirts. All for myself at first, but once I get them down, to sell on Etsy. I am a slow poke and still have not put up those hats for sale on Etsy. Perhaps I will get ready for that tonight. It is just such a pain to use our good camera. I am tempted to use the poor photos on my phone.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Finally! Here is that Little Red Riding Hood comic that I am sure I have previously mentioned. I forgot about it, so it could have been up a long time ago.
Well, the post is short tonight because Abe is waiting to turn his computer on until I turn mine off because they don't like each other.