So I finally finished the hug box from the visa commercial, and I’m even putting up pictures!
This is the original mastercard ad (I think I’d previously said it was Visa, whoops!) . The label for these cute creatures is “Hugs”, which is why I’ve named them hug boxes.
This is mine. My yarn color and the proportions are a bit off because I was just using scrap yarn. And it’s not quite as box-like as the one in the ad, but mine’s HUGABLE, which is the best part!
Alex huggling the hug box.
It doesn’t have the ability to hug back, cause it doesn’t have arms yet. But once I find a sheet of brown felt I’ll add them.
I ended up buying a lot more stuffing than I needed, so now if I ever do another stuffed project I’ll be set. I’m debating making another to sell on Etsy, but I don’t know if anyone would want it.
Still working on the thrummed mitten, take two. This one fits a lot better, and I’m not terrified of running out of roving. I have these buttons that I got at Eastern Market from the button lady. They’re shiny and silver and look like someone soldered onto square buttons. I’ve been thinking that I want to make a cardigan for the buttons, in a deep blue, with knit and purled diamonds. I still want to make a summer top for my mom, but that would require her responding to my email. It would be nice to knit something from someone else’s pattern for once. Although I suppose, being me, I would decide that it wasn’t the best way to do it and just take the idea from the pattern. Oh well, what can you do?
I have about two and half more weeks of classes, and then finals. I should find out about my summer research program soon. I would really love to get in, but if not I’ll figure something else out. And apparently I’ve been listening to the same song for the last 15 minutes because I forgot to take it off repeat. Strange how I didn’t notice for so long. Good song though, an a cappella version of Total Eclipse of the Heart.
Oh, and we’re participating in the Fair Trade student organization’s Rice Cook-off again. I think Ellie’s making her chi rice pudding. And we’re planning another ‘learn to knit’ for next weekend, and a little event for stress week (the week before finals) because we basically get free advertising. I think we’ll be putting in more of an effort at the beginning of next year, get our membership up from four. It would be really nice to have more people. We’d get more ideas, be able to help out, or get help, and have a variety of conversation. Although it has been nice with just the four of us, they’ve been coming over on some weekends to watch a movie and test out a new cocktail.
All in all, everything’s good here. But I do wish that it would warm up for more than a day at a time. I can’t wait for it to flip-flop weather for a whole week. Oh! and cherry blossoms! Here:
I know, I’m so artsy ;-)