Friday, August 20, 2010
Two New Sock Animals
These are sock animals rather than creatures. I got both of them from Daniel's Stray Sock Sewing Book--the first one, not Stray Sock Sewing, Too. Here is the lovely white rabbit.
I tried to find out the White Rabbit's name from Alice's Wonderland. Apparently, it was White Rabbit. That just won't do. Someone thought it was Herald, but that, according to someone else, was his job not his name. The spelling makes that kind of obvious. I'm going to use it for my white rabbit's name anyway. I like the name and the spelling so this guy is Herald.
This little pig was done almost exactly as Daniel's version.
I gave mine a curly tail. I can't imagine why Daniel didn't. A pig just has to have a curly tail!
These are numbers 22 and 23 of the 30 I should have completed long ago! I really want to try a few more of these pigs. There are a variety of ways to do them in the book. There is also a fish made in much the same manner. I want to try that too. Now if I could just create a few extra hours in each day! It's nice to get a few things finished, though.
The new job is just sucking up my time. Without a dedicated desk/phone/computer, I still have to do a lot of the work at home. I'm not good at setting boundaries, though. I tend to keep working way longer than I should. Good news is that it is a year-long grant! I'll be finished on June 10th!!! (Lesson learned here is to be sure the place of employment actually has room and equipment for you before taking on the job.)