I proudly present the first finished object in 2006!
This little creature's design is called 'Spherey' and can be found in Jess Hutch's booklet. I guess he would look a little bit better in solid colours. His cheerful smile however doesn't even fade when placed in snow. Tough little guy. And so cute!
Well... the only other human being he was exposed to so far called him Kinderschreck [which in my dictionary is translated with bugbear] and was seriously questioning my sense of responsibility: sending this off to a 6 months old baby. Pswah!
My reservations go however with the arms and legs made out of Knitpicks yarn. Not mashine washable - okay. But the fuzzyness!
Want to see my version of fuzzy feet?
After only wearing them 3-4 times. Wow. But it only matters if I look at them. They are still warm, soft and comfy.
Otherwise, the year 2006 proceeds fast and I guess it will be a tumultuous one. This thing about new years resolutions.. I couldn't feel so much new the first days - as eating the leftover food and holding onto the remains of the New year's eve's wine bottle... However, in a calm moment I sat down and in the company of my smoking snowman spent time brooding about time and life. Uhh.. maybe that's a bit over the top.
Thus reflecting, I then realised that my last year probably has been the worst I ever had. Comes as a suprise? Well, of course this does not apply to the topic here, the blog and most of all the ever so cheerful, encouraging, supportive and funny knitting community. Thank you all!
So what's on the schedule for this year?
For knitting I hope to conquer some UFO's and the ability to keep to only a handful of projects. I also want to knit several larger pieces, but I am pretty sure that I will have problems fiinishing even one (remember Eris?)
Another dream of me is to pursue more excursions into other crafts. On the not so exciting but on the viable side is the improvement of my sewing skills. Then, I would like to experiment with fur/leather. I already have the fish skin (which I count as leather somehow). But I am thinking of sheep skin as well. Last December the commercial skin production was terminated out of profitability (IKEA's LUDDE is probably produced by children in the Far East already). I know a girl who does the tanning in an ecological way and I would be very interested to learn that.
- I will graduate this year and hope that for the first time I will be able to find a real full-time occupation that is neither just another job to finance studying nor one of the so-called traineeships (you know, playing working: having stress, sporting unlimited availibility and even responsibility for NO money - 'trainees in rage')
- I wish I would have the time to join an interactive online game like World of WarCraft or something alike. But before I regret having no time for it, there might be the possibility that I do not like it anyway - not being a PC gamer at all.
- I have to try to be not so afraid of life and remember that hesitation only costs my time.
- I would like to make a friend, who is less then 2380 km far away.
- I want to become a mother.