Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crochet. And stuff.

This is Rick. Rick is a corporate zombie, from the book Creepy Cute Crochet . I borrowed it from the library, but I really, really want this book for keepsies. Rick is my first crochet project ever, and as soon as I opened this book and saw the instructions I knew I had to make him for Cori, my bloggy friend. Because she appreciates the finer things in life, like zombies. Crocheted zombies eat Polly Pocket brains, did you know that? Poor Polly...she didn't even see it coming :( .

This guy is a Cthulhu , which is some sort of mythical creature, from the same book. I know what you're're thinking, "could you please use that word in a sentence?" which I would say, "Oh no, there's a cthulhu in the cookie jar!" .

I've also been working on some crocheted 'sponges': that's one thing that I've really wanted to end my addiction to, those stupid Dollarama dish sponges with a scrubby on one side. I know they will probably outlive humanity in a landfill somewhere, and that has always bugged me. So I have been frantically crocheting double-thickness, four-inch square "sponges" with a skein of cotton yarn from Wal Mart. No, I don't like crocheted dish cloths. I don't like how floppy they are. I like that a sponge just sits in my hand and doesn't flop all over the place. They're working out really well, I'm pretty happy with the way they've turned out. I can't show you a pic, because I've used them all now and they don't look half as pretty as when I first made them lol.

Ponyo noodles, as Kylie calls them. We went to see Ponyo a few weeks ago, and now Kylie is obsessed with ramen noodles cooked in those covered bowls (am I the only one that didn't know that you pour boiling water over ramen in these bowls, put the cover on, and then in a few minutes you have cooked noodles???) . Anyway, we had to run all over Chinatown looking for these bowls. Yes, we tried T&T and they were out. Anyway, Kylie is using the cheater chopsticks because she was super hungry and didn't have the patience to fart around with the usual chopsticks.


Liane said...

Oh my gosh I need to go find that book. ZOMBIES! WEIRD CREATURES WHOSE NAME I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPELL! Just adorable!!!

Micah loves that movie too, Kylie must be her long lost sister because she wanted to eat ramen with ham too! Those bowls are neat-I want one :)

Kylie's Mom said...
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I loved Ponyo, too. No evil bad guys, no crazy scary scenes, just cute. Lots of cute :) .

Nico said...

I love your zombie!!!!!

Princesstefer said...

I got that book for Christmas last year. I shamefully have not yet tried any of the patterns. :O (I can't believe I'm admitting to that) Did you find them difficult to follow?

My kids want to see that movie. I'm looking forward to it to (when the library gets it forever from now)

Kylie's Mom said...

Steff, the book is so easy that even a crochet retard like me can follow it lol. All single crochet, some decreasing and increasing...that's it. The hair kind of threw me, but I figured it out in the end :)

The King Family said...

You learned how to crochet! You go girl!!