Sunday, April 4, 2010

Knitting Scouts update!!!

I am pleased to announce that i have earned new
knitting scouts badges...

The “MacGyver” Badge (Level Two) – The recipient must demonstrate clever use of a knitting tool in a non-knitting-related scenario. For instance, recipient has used a strand of Regia Bamboo to slice cheese, or repaired a small appliance with a metal knitting needle.

The "I Can Be an Asshole When It Comes To Knitting" Badge – In which the recipient is so passionate, opinionated and entirely convinced of his/her own superior knowledge about all things knitting, that he/she may appear pompous, rude, or self-righteous.

I'm not sure if this one counts, since it wasn't a divorce, just a breakup...but i feel like i earned it ^_^

The "Knitting Got Me Through My Divorce" Badge – Better for you than wine, easier to care for than a houseful of cats, knitting probably kept you busy, and definitely kept you sane, while you navigated your way back to single life. You’re better off without him/her, honey.

BeepBoop v 2.0 (needs a new name...)

Yay, i finally remembered my password!
which means you all get an update!

Meet BeepBoop v 2.0
as you can see...he is far larger than his outdated counterpart
...and cuter...and made better ...

He is going to take part in a super awesome project of awesomeness
that i'm doing with a very good friend of mine, so stay tuned!

oh, and by the way...anyone know how the hell i got 200,000 hits in a week?

that's it for now...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


just to prove that i haven't been neglecting my knitting, have a massive all-inclusive update of EVERYTHING i've done (successfully at least) since my last post ^_^

First of all, i present you with a group shot of all my "animules"...i apologize for the lack of progress shots...i actually took all these pictures on my way out the door to drive valerie to work, so deal with it!

Our first little projecty guy is
the sock-to-pus.
he was particularly interesting to make, as i had NEVER made a toy before...AND had to figure out how to make the heels on 8 tiny little socks! i'm ashamed to admit that i didn't actually come up with this idea myself. i found some website with StumbleUpon where the person was selling the pattern for $5, but never could find it again so i decided to make my own.
a better view of all his sockies...notice i was a dingus and put the suction cups on the wrong side of the tentacles? yeah. i rock.

After i made my sock-to-pus, i decided to make
a Banana.
the main reason for this little guy's existance is here:

...`nuff said.

I decided that the banana needed fruity friends recently, and thusly
the strawberry was born!

i made the banana about 4 months ago, and the strawberry about a week he is far superior to his yellow chum...behold...GOOGLE EYES!
aww, man...i got all out of order...lets see...after the banana came...

keekol is a tickle monster(that's why he has so many arms), and got his name because when zoe says "tickle" it comes out "keekol."
he is a monster of my own creation, and gave me the confidence to try other projects! I also decided after making him that all my monsters needed "K" names.
i love him so much that after i made him i started drawing cartoons of him.
i really liked the other monster i drew with him, so after keekol,
kootie was born!!

i'm pretty proud of his little dino-butt...

kootie was made as a birthday present for valerie. i actually gave him to her at the bar...that is where we learned that he is a drunken whore.
exhibit A:
buried face down in a beer.

exhibit B:
seriously...more beer?

exhibit C:
doing inappropriate things to our friend's boyfriend...gross...

lastly, exhibit D:
passed out on the table. (we have like, 40 pictures of him from that night...its ridiculous)
i think we need to get him into rehab.
i do enjoy how damn excited he looks about everything... after the drunken hooker Kootie came my latest project (and my current favorite)...
Beep-Boop is pretty much the cutest thing i've ever made in my life.
note the super cute robot-converse shoes with actual little laces?
i'm pretty proud of him.

i've been working on a G33K hat for a few days now, but i managed to ruin it last night so all you get are progress pictures.


i was trying so hard to make sure that i didn't screw it up, but somehow still managed to make it too short. i have completely forgotten how to make a hat! i can knit cartoons that i DRAW, but can't manage a simple effing hat. grr. closing, have a drawing of the next monster i want to knit.
he got thought up because i really wanted to knit a tie. i thought to myself, if i can knit a tie...why not a little collared shirt? and if i can do THAT, why not a little office-drone monster?

ok...that's it...the end for time i update it will be with Kubikle progress pictures, so stay tuned!

Friday, February 19, 2010

i'm back!

Sorry for the radio silence for the last bazillion...i don't actually have the internets at my house. i've been knitting away like a fiend, and my new passion? toys!

i have officially figured out how to draw a cartoon, and recreate it in knit form! as soon as i have access to a camera i will post some pictures.

until then have this knitting gem from
Terry Border over at Bent of my alltime favorite blogs!
by terry border
this guy is seriously a genius, and this picture has been my desktop background since i found it a couple of months ago.

i'll try to update with some other goodies soon, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

a-mew-zing things

I know, i know...i'm so goddamn funny(punny?) it hurts some times...
i found some amazing things on the internets, and thought i'd share a few.

Diego Stocco - Music From A Tree from Diego Stocco on Vimeo.

see more Lolcats and funny pictures
(bizarrely entertaining)
(i love it when there are people so pathetically nerdy, even I can make fun of them...)

^^that one actually made me laugh my ass off...loudly...^^

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Knitting FAIL

I haven't posted to this in so long...i haven't really been knitting mother and i were discussing this bizarre phenomenon today... its like when the weather gets warm, you don't want to be covered in a pile of fuzzy yarn or something...bizarre...anywho..

So my dad requested a cell phone case for fathers day. Nothing too complicated. right?


i have been trying for a week to get him to tell me what the model of his phone is so that i can look the dimensions up online, but he is techno-tarded and doesn't even know how to follow my instructions...and told me that the phone is "about 2 inches wide and 3 inches long...maybe 4..."thanks, dad. very helpful. my mom finally sent me the dimensions but i'm pretty sure she's on crack because they just DON'T. MAKE. SENSE.

so i came up with a design based on the numbers i was given and tweaked it a bit so that i could stitch a Monogram into it with his initials...decided i was going to basically knit a "+" shape and stitch it up...piece of cake.

The Unfinished product...

**please excuse the lack of progress shots...i got really pissed off REALLY fast**

Aaaaand the stitched up bit...notice the bizarre size of it? yeah.
my parents are "special"

Just to give you a little perspective, here is my girlfriend's phone in the pouch.
and she has a SMALL phone.

long story short, my dad is getting this piece of shit for fathers day with the promise of a new one as soon as he parts with his fucking phone long enough for me to measure it. at least the monogram turned out well.


Monday, March 23, 2009

been busy...sorry...i made zoe a little ittybitty armwarmer to match mine...