Golly, has it been nearly two weeks since I posted a photo of any work in progress or completed? I guess so. This past week (and the not-quite-full week before it) really ate my lunch.
So, here are some bits and pieces of the too many projects I have going on right now.
First, the "pelt" of the new little-tiny pony:
For the knitters: that's a US 2 size needle (ummm...2.5 mm in diameter?) That gives you an idea of the scale. I decided I'm going to go ahead and do the "super-deformed chibi style" head, because it will give me more room to do a proper face on the pony, rather than just slapping on a pair of beads for eyes and calling it good.
(I still want to do a crocheted full-sized version of "my OC pony" - and I have yarn in-stash for that.)
(Speaking of ponies: There is a brief synopsis of the "Crystal Empire" episodes floating around on the internet now. It doesn't look like it's going to be what I feared it would be (That is, "Look, sparkly shiny things for little girls" or a "we're rebooting ALL THE PONIES in crystal form, so now you have to go and buy a new toy line") and it may even be a bit of a Magical Girl Quest storyline. So I hold out hope. Even though apparently Season 3 is only going to be 13 episodes. I hope that's because they're trying to keep the quality high and not that they're running out of good storylines. I think they STILL could plumb more classic folk stories, like doing a version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf (there was a bit of that, but different, in the Trixie episode). And they did sort of a variant on The Little Red Hen (the episode where Applejack would not accept help), but they could do a more literal retelling of the story. And I'd love to see an "It's not cool to plagiarize" episode, where a new pony comes to town and starts ripping off Rarity's designs for her own shop...and so all the pony-friends put a gentle sort of non-literal beat-down on the offender and a Lesson is Learned.)
I'm also making another scarf for the Red Scarf Project this year. I'm using cranberry colored wool-ease and a pattern that I think is called the Pennant Stitch? At any rate, it was one of those Ruggles Reversible Scarf patterns that was floating around the internet some fifteen or so years ago. (Dang. Has it really been that long? I guess it must have been).
Scarves are nice because they require limited thought. This one requires some attention so you get the pattern correct but it does look nice when it's done.
I think I did a version of this some years back, in a dark blue, as a scarf for my dad.
And this is the Scrunch Hat. The color is actually closer to that "greyed jade" I posted about the other day than this photo suggests. It's a fat singles yarn, one of Lion Brand's - Alpine Wool, maybe? I got it at the JoAnn's on my first trip to the brand new store. (And oh, how nice it is to have some of the "general" type of craft stores carrying wool, and even wool or wool-blend sock yarn. I remember when there was virtually NOTHING and I had to get everything by ordering off the internet)
This is another "limited thought" project, though the yarn is a little splitty so you do have to pay some attention.
I'm contemplating declaring it a Weekend of Slackdom (well, as much as I can manage to do so these days: still have piano and some grading and I need to clean house). I just need some time alone, at home, with my knitting or my quilts.