Monday, December 04, 2006
frogging-the good kind
Here, in all its glory, is the frog. The pattern was procured from crochetme.com - great web site. Its perch on the couch here is an improvement over the kitchen counter photo. It was definitely a dead frog walking shot. He looked like he'd been stretched out on the dissecting table. Good grief. Not a happy time for frogs. This is such a cute pattern with the little flies and the drawstring mouth so you can throw your flies about and then catch them and stash them. Much as I like him I'm not sure I did him justice. His pupils should be larger and in my weaker moments I've thought he resembled a pig. But if he is received well by the small boy he is USPSing his way to now I will be happy.
In other news, I have started a sweater. I tried to knit a sweater in November per the knitalong, but it did not happen - almost, but not quite. The only thing standing in my way was the clamoring Christmas knitting making its complaints ever louder by the day. And also that nasty picking up the stitches business. I could have had the vest done weeks ago had I just completed that job. And now I am crocheting a baby blanket and contemplating the beginning of another crocheted sweater. I have gone crazy, there is no return. Unfortunately my hands and shoulder are not really running at peak production speed. I'm going to consult Mr. Chiropractor about that. One's health cannot be allowed to interfere with the holiday knitting and crocheting.