Sunday, January 14, 2007

First Finished Object of 2007

As promised!

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My action figure is all knitted up!

As you can see she's sporting some curlers, a plastic bag raincoat, business card skirt, and a pair of handknit German flag socks.

Oh and how could I forget?

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Kung Fu Grip!

I clearly need to get a life.

There was a time in my life where I would do a self portrait every other yearish or so. I guess now that I've immersed myself in knitting it only seems right that I should knit myself.

Now that this is done I'm left with only two WIPs. In my OCD world this means I am allowed to cast on something new. So I'll be knitting my first baby sweater for the impending spawn of my brother in law.

The Uncorded Yoke Pullover is coming along nicely. I'm about done with the collar which is turning out quite well for being something I pretty much just pulled out of my butt. But I'm antsy to get started on the sleeves. I get the feeling this is where I'm going to fail.

I've also designed a bookmark too. Wanna see? Oh, of course you do.

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That's the front of the bookmark.

And here's the back:

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"Front and back? Huh?"

Yup. They're magnetic and fold over the top of the page you're on.

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After sitting in on the knitting group Janna invited me to visit last week, I think I might also whip up some bookplates too. Listening to various people try to remember who's knitting book they borrowed was kind of amusing.

Well it's raining here in southern Texas. Flash flood alerts have been sounded. And tomorrow the high is only supposed to be 34 degrees. I'm as happy as a louse in a kindergarden class!

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34 Comments:

Blogger AR said...

I love your superhero you. That is so awesome! LOL!

34, yuck. You wanted it cold, though, so I'll say congrats. (while shivering)

9:27 AM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Sweet action figure. Self portraits rock.

What are you going to do with yourself? Put it in your collection of genius works?

-T.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Inky said...

Hands down the best self-portrait doll I've ever seen, and I've never even met you!

Kung fu grip - priceless!

9:36 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

I LOVE IT!!!! WTG! Looking at that reminds me of reading your blog all this past year! :)

Nice bookmarks!! ;)

10:05 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

What a great action figure!
You could make a fortune selling self portrait dolls.

The bookmark idea is great too.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Janna said...

The bookmark is great, and so's the bookplate idea. Especially since it seems to be MY books everyone has borrowed! ;-)

11:49 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Go Bezzie! Super Bezzie! Faster than a Bond UKM! Able to turn sock heels in single short row! She's SUPERBEZZIE!

Love the bookmark, too.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

You have such a way words girl! I just love your bookmark and your self portrait! You should start a KAL-Knit Youself-I think that's one of your coolest ideas!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Makes me wish I could knit ... Hey, if I send you a picture ... :).

1:51 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

The Bezzie Doll rocks the universe! And yes, you do seem to have some free time on yer hands! Have a chilly good day tomorrow! They have been forcasting snow here for days, but to no avail...

2:50 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

LOL-Spidey sense. really, you should do a Knit Yourself something or other! You got my brain doing this thinking thing...

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Love the action figure!

Maybe you should start a self-portrait KAL.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

That turned out so COOL!!! congrats of finishing!

Off to go get back under my binky and continue knitting....

5:35 PM  
Blogger Denice said...

Enjoy your "cold" weather. We have 6" of snow here and the high has been about 15 this week.

I love the Bezzie doll. It's your blog year in review. Now Chunky and Dr. Mad Scientist need their own dolls.

How did you make your book plate?

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That action figure is so Cool! I really like it especially the kung fu grip! The bookmark is really cool also. Your Middle Younger Brother got a compliment of the hat that you sent him for Christmas. He was wearing it at work and the guy he was working with (out in the cold) wanted to know where he got it, cause he said that it looked real warm. Love, Mom

5:55 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Cool. I am so jealous that you have an action figure, a knitted action figure at that. You could make more that are well-known people and sell them as voo-doo dolls! ;) I also love the bookmark. Great idea with the magnets!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Love the action figure!!!

Great bookmark too!!

8:48 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Wow! Cool action figure!

You so rock the knitted figure scene...hmmm, I wonder where that came from...I'm blaming it on the fever :).

Enjoy your cold weather! If it does snow? Try not to leave the house...if chaos abounds in Seattle due to it's YEARLY 2 days of snow...imagine what will happen in the land where it snows once a century...

9:13 PM  
Blogger Bufanditas said...

Cute, cute, just plain cute!!! That is one awesome action figure.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Rain said...

What? No gum? Love your action figure, a very good likeness.

Your bookmark rocks.

6:16 AM  
Blogger Martina said...

Love your superhero!! I she helps you conquer the world!! Also love the bookmark! Did you screen it? How did you do it?

7:02 AM  
Blogger OldLadyPenPal said...

I adore her! Not as much as I adore you, of course, but she ROCKS!!
Kung Fu grip! You're awesome.

And your bookmark, too! I nominate you!

7:42 AM  
Blogger Pyewacket said...

AAAAHHHHH!!! AAAAHhhahahahahaha!

OMG, I love your action figure! That is freakin' brilliant! Holy cow, the whole ensemble, the attention to detail.... woman, you're an evil genius.

*bows down*

9:39 AM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Bwah ha ha ha ha ha! I love it! Kung Fu grip and all! What are the glasses made of?

10:16 AM  
Blogger Trillian42 said...

Kris was looking over my shoulder when I pulled this up, and he immediately knew who it was. :)

He thinks you are completely cool. I mean, so do I, but I wanted to share that with you.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Penny Karma said...

So when somebody tells you to "Go Knit Yourself", it's really not an insult?

Oh good, I feel so much better.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

To say that you are brilliant would be an understatement. That has got to be the best action figure ever! It beats the librarian action figure by a long shot, and that's saying something!

The bookmark is also lovely. Yarn and needles, what more does one need?

3:15 PM  
Blogger bradyphrenia said...

you are just too freaking hilarious. you should market it and sell yourself. you'd make a mint. :-)

3:54 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

That's an amazing likeness to your avatar . . . but how do you knit with the kung-fu grip?

I love the bookmark, too!

6:07 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

OMG, Bezzie!!! That is freaking AWESOME! I love how you incorporated so much of your Bezzie fabulousness! :) So, is there a Chunky and Dr. Mad Scientist action figure on the horizon, too?

Dig that bookmark, too - foldover with magnets, ingenious!

9:26 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

She rocks! I love it!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Dulcedosa said...

MINI BEEZIE! I LOVE HER! I want one! I MUST HAVE ONE! Especially with the kung fu grip!

WAIT! Let's make a whole Knitty Knit crew and them we can have a blog with our misadventures and e'erthang.

It would be hotter than Grey's Anatomy. Waddayasay? Hmmm...
I'm going to rush home and start making mine tonite. *wringing hands* You'll see...

See update on Knittyboard and my blog. We're coming for ya.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Penny Karma said...

Can the Penny Karma doll be the Midge to your Bezz-Barbie?

You need accessories now. Like a VW convertible.

7:22 PM  
Blogger brewerburns said...

That is really cool!

6:16 PM  

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