26 October 2010

Supernatural Self Control

I did it! Friday night when I signed off, when I was sure I would fritter away hours playing bejeweled, I actually popped in a Christmas movie and made something. I made this little guy:
And here he is with the new birdfeeder we just put up.

Keep in mind that he is a prototype. His mouth coals are too big, and his button coals should all be on his middle bump. But otherwise, I'm pretty happy with him. I debated about how to do his arms for quite a while. I jut don't like felting appendages, and I wanted him to have branch-like arms but figured that pipecleaners wouldn't be the right scale. So I settled for wire, and although it isn't brown, I think the silver gives a nice festive effect and may just be my future snowman arm solution.

As to the Christmas movie dilemma, I've decided to throw caution to the wind and just start watching my Christmas movies. It's not easy to fit 20 movies into a month. Last year, I was saving Year Without a Santa Claus for last and didn't even get to it. No Snow Miser. No Heat Miser. Unacceptable. So this year, I'm starting early. I don't know how I feel about my departure from tradition, but I'm trying not to think too much about it.

In other news, I stumbled upon a site with over 1500 free crochet patterns from Lion Brand yarn. I skimmed through them and found 15 new crochet projects I want to try. I think this might be my next crochet venture. As my baby bump begins to make an appearance with promises of bigger things to come, I'm starting to realize that I need a few more sweaters so I don't stretch out my entire current wardrobe. And I can wear it after my pregnancy because it's open in the front so my bump won't hugify it. Win-win. I'm a little nervous about crocheting clothing, especially in a "one size fits most" pattern. But it's basically just a rectangle, so if it doesn't work out, it can just be a baby blanket. Win-win-win. Speaking of babies, if our little turnip is cooperating, we should find out if it's a boy or a girl a week from today!!! Woohoo!!


  1. My official rule for myself is that Christmas must wait until November. The super duper overachieving goal is to wait until Thanksgiving (day included -- the parade's a must), but the realistic goal is mid-November. And by mid-November, I really just mean I hold out as long as possible, and the music starts around Nov 10. But hey, I start the heavy-duty Christmas lists in September, narrowing down in October... and well, when it's not in the 70s and 80s like it has been this year, I've usually started buying Christmas presents by about now. So, bring on the Christmas cheer! Snowmen, included. It may only come once a year, but who says the celebration has to be limited? :)

    Also, big thumbs up on the sweater. I have a non-handmade one like it (which means yours will be infinitely cooler), but it really is true that it seems to fit all sizes. Friends larger and smaller have worn it and it looks great on all. Though it's long sleeves. But still. What color are you thinking?

    Lastly, I'm super excited for your turnip news. I've been waiting very impatiently! :)

  2. And that's all for my "post" comment :-P

  3. I love bejeweled. Such a good time waster!!