Monthly Archives: December 2011

Father Christmas and his brother Bo Pilgrim are trying to steal my limelight


I haven’t been great about posting my latest projects. Let’s just blame Father Christmas and his jerk of a brother, Bo Pilgrim.  I’ve been terrible about working on my Shitenge Project, mostly because I don’t know how to thread the needle of the sewing machine without someone around to keep me from stabbing myself.  However, I did take up a new hobby, crocheting.  I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that the hobby of the infirm or celebrity elite? Fact. But as I am 30-something going on 90 I figured it was a great skill to have before I throw on the adult diapers.

So far I’ve created a couple of cowls, a couple pairs of fingerless gloves, a scarf, and a baby TARDIS cocoon/hat for a friend’s (overdue) baby.  Despite what some might think, my burst of craftiness does not stem from being “unemployed” as freelance is quite different from NOT having a job.  (People receiving unemployment checks can explain the difference if it’s hard to grasp.)  Much like the elderly, I find that crocheting is soothing and may, perhaps, count as aerobic exercise. Just check out the triceps on your grandma next time she whips out a crochet hook if you don’t believe me.

Avia wearing my awesome fingerless gloves

I would share a picture of Thor in his TARDIS baby cocoon/hat if (ahem, cough, cough) he’d ever work up the effort to expel himself from the birth canal. At this point I’m pretty sure he’s going to pop out as a toddler with a head of hair, a full set of teeth, and a running commentary on life in utero.  Instead, here’s a picture of his mom hoping that he’ll make an appearance this year.

Yes. She is 10 months pregnant and she doesn't like to be reminded of that fact.