2006 FO Roundup Part 5, The Letter Z, and Adios 2006!
But today is dedicated to my own crazy-ass designs!
Today I'm going counter-clockwise starting at the top left.
1. My Rattlesnake Scarf. Oh, how I poured my heart into that scarf. I worked up the sketches for it while I was proctoring a bunch of wannabe nursing students taking their entrance exams in October and in the following weeks I knit and dutifully wrote down the pattern notes. Then that damn Morehouse Merino came out with their rattlesnake scarf. Bah. Ah well.
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Snickerdoodle, Coal, and Mist.
2. The Texas Forgotten Frost Toque (compliments to Ladylungdoc and Morgsarah for coming up with that name!). The leftover remnant of my brief fling with spinning were sent to Karen who took to spinning like a starving sheep to pasture. It was the perfect project for a small amount of yarn and I get many compliments on it when I wear it to work. Sadly I can't keep it on all day--I'm addicted to ponytails and buns. I hate wearing my hair down.
Yarn: Handspun (by Karen!) corriedale wool
3. What happens when you invite Bezzie, the girl you've never met, to your baby shower? You get a Black Widow Baby Hat! A faculty member thought they were doing the honorable thing in inviting everyone to her babyshower--whether or not she knew them or not. Because I wasn't about to spend my hard earned money on some baby I'd probably never see (and still haven't seen--I'm never around when she stops by our corner of the office with him) I designed this lovely hat. The father of said baby in question really enjoyed it and kept trying to stretch it out and put it on during the shower!
Yarn: Red Heart acrylic in black; and the orange is some of that yarn I used on my Bitchin' Mittens submission
4. My crown jewel of 2006!! The knitted plastic bag raincoat!!! With donations of bags from my CASP Sherry, and Turtlegirl (who also provided the wine cork toggle closures), I completed this thing on ironically enough, Earth Day. How many bags did it take? I'm not sure but I can say hundreds. There are bags from all over the world in that coat.
And yes, I have worn it in public. The first time I met any cyberknitters in real life I wore this thing as it was a drizzly day. It doesn't keep the pouring rain at bay, but it does a good job repelling a slight spit of rain.
Yarn: Plastic bags!
Ok, now to finish my 2006 ABC Along with my Z submission:
ZOO! This is one of our final pictures of Chunky at Lansing's Potter Park Zoo. We took him to that zoo every year from basically the year he was born. We've got a picture of him virtually growing up in that lion cut out! I'll miss that little zoo. It was small but it was very nice--and it holds the record for being the smallest zoo in the U.S. to house a black rhino.
Finally, what would New Year's Eve be without a few resolutions? Yeah I've never really made any resolutions before but these are pretty easy!
1. Help find Dr. Mad Scientist a job outside of this place well call hell.
2. In reference to #1--do World's Biggest Happy Dance when we are finally able to tell Texas to kiss our respective asses.
3. Knit a sweater with sleeves. (Does the Corded Yoke Pullover count?)
4. Spread the kootchie awareness love with yarny incentives!
Hope y'all have a safe Eve and a great 2007. I can't wait to usher in 2007. It should be a big year--hopefully a new job for Dr. Mad Scientist, Chunky will be starting kindergarden, and once Dr. Mad Scientist gets a solid job we want to start on a different FO--a Chunko or Chunkette. We'll see.