Archive for October, 2013

The Penguin

No, not the Batman villain, this is just a penguin. I shouldn’t say just a penguin, he’s an adorable penguin. A few months ago we took a road trip to Wyoming for my cousin’s wedding, and on the way we stopped at a great fabric store in Billings, MT. There’s more about the store, and the trip, in this post here, but the important part to know is that I got a pattern for a penguin family. Theoretically it’s to give me some practice making stuffed things before I try to make the dragon pattern that I got at the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta (there are a lot of posts on that one, but the dragon is in this post).

So a couple weeks ago I was planning to go out of town for an SCA event, but was reeeeeally tired on Friday night and decided it just wasn’t worth the drive. My mom suggested that since I had all my homework done ahead of time anyway, it would be a good time to work on the penguin, so we did! Mostly, it went pretty smoothly. I had some trouble getting the belly to line up right with the side panels, but my mom fixed that, and he somehow came out with his head turned a little sideways (I suspect this problem has something to do with the other one…), but he looks pretty good. I think I will do at least one more penguin, but not for a little while yet. I have a few other projects that have actual deadlines, a couple of which are coming up fast, that I need to do first.

 

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Yarn Bombing in Sioux Falls

I’m back! The last couple weeks have been crazy busy for me, I had a library conference down in Sioux Falls, SD and then an SCA event this past weekend, with homework in between. While I didn’t find much time to work on fiber things, I did discover some great yarn bombing at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

The Washington Pavilion seems to have a Dr. Seuss exhibit going on, and I think the yarn bombing is part of that. There’s all kinds of great sleeves on the trees in front of the building and the light poles in a courtyard off to the side. There was also this great yarn spider-web in one of the trees, it was really neat. So here are the pictures!

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