So every Wednesday, a friend (Mr. Mito) and I work on a children’s book. He does the main character illustrations and I do all the background and other characters. This really puts a damper in my scarf schedule, but alas, I was able to create a narwhal scarf just for you! (Yes, Heather, just for you.)
Martin the Narwhal loves fighting unicorns on his spare time, but he also loves roasting marshmallows on an open fire. I mean, it’s such a novel thing to him, since he’s always underwater… and found mostly around colder areas. He just wants to ohm nom nom on the soft goodness of mallows! Can you blame him?
On Sunday, I was having brunch with a bunch of friends and we got on the topic of Star Wars, then I mentioned that I’ve never seen it, that’s when a ridiculous storyline of Star Wars came up. It seemed like what they were saying was plausible, until they started talking about Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, the hooker with the heart of gold. We’ve all seen that one! Anyway, I thought it would be really cool to do a Darth Vader one, because it just seemed like a great challenge to take on. Boy was I so wrong. When I started, it seemed like it was looking pretty badass:
I was like yeah, besides the stitches, it’s looking pretty good. Then it went downhill from there.
Because it’s made of sweater, the shape wouldn’t hold and sooner or later it became this mess of a scarf:
I mean, what the bananas is that? It looks like, you know, I can’t even find words to describe it other than ick!
I guess you can’t be awesome at everything.
A little behind with the scarves. I went rock climbing yesterday and was too sore to get it all going! Here’s Hamilton the Jackson Chameleon. He likes to play in the sand, even if it’s a little weird for him. He’ll love being a part of your wardrobe, as he really likes hugging and curling up next to things. You can really tell by his curly tail!
My girlfriends are so cute! How can I not love these people?! (And this is why I was sore yesterday. I’m so out of shape.)
A friend of mine asked for a lemur scarf since she absolutely adores lemurs. Here’s her scarf:
It’s very soft–made of cashmere and merino wools.
How can you not love that face?
Then here’s a random stuffed animal that I challenged myself to create in an hour. So I went over by 10 minutes, but he was made completely patternless. Lots of quick engineering. I guess after doing this for a little while, you kind of know how to engineer this stuff. If only I was good at engineering other things!