Sunday, September 19, 2010

Why did Bono fall off the stage?

He was too close to The Edge. ;)

Any U2 fans out there? My friend is a huge fan. Huge as in willing to pay massive amounts of money to see them live in various European cities huge. Me, I like some of their songs. But let's get back to the friend. Huge fan. Last summer she was all about The Edge. That's the guy that plays the guitar. The one with the hat. All her emails and SMS were about how awesome Edge is. So this year for her birthday, I decided to make her an Edge doll. And apparently, I wasn't paying enough attention to her messages, because she now no longer likes Edge the best.Now she likes Adam. The other guy that plays the guitar. It's like we're twelve and get a new crush every week.

I don't get it, when I was into Take That (and mind you, th
at was 10 years ago), I stayed true in my adoration of Gary Barlow. If I had to choose today, I would still pick Gary. Take That is back, after all.

Anyway, back to my Edge problem. I still haven't sent her the gift. I'm deciding between mailing him to her and delivering him personally, waving him in front of her and saying in an Irish accent: Why don't you love me anymore? I think she'll change her mind when she sees how cute he turned out. I mean, really, Adam who?

Amigurumi Edge is done in Mirabela cotton, on a 3mm hook. I based him on Nerdigurumi Link pattern. His arms and legs are stuffed with pipe cleaners, so they are bendable. The hat comes off. I wanted to add some embroidery on his shirt, but after the terrible job I did on his shoes, I gave up on that.

But I did make him a little felt guitar. Here he is with my ipod for a size reference.

Now I just have to present my friend with this amigurumi version of her SECOND favorite U2 member. I really should pay more attention when she talks about U2.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I just want to sleep...

I've been sick this past week. Still don't feel like myself. The weather is terrible, it's only 9 AM and it's completely gloomy and gray. It's raining like crazy and it's cold. The kind of weather that makes you want to go back to bed. Or at least curl up under the blanket, a hot cup of tea nearby and a book in your hand. Or your latest knitting project.

Good thing my latest project is a pillow. Perfect timing.

It's a crochet granny square with sewn cotton back. The yarns I used are Mirabela by Unitas and Camilla (Madame Tricote). My square didn't turn out exactly square, maybe it's the different yarns or my lack of crochet practice, but I don't care.

Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go test my new pillow.