Squares are being added to the Geek-a-long blanket.
Approval of Sherotter
We have a square for Sherlock now! I will resist the temptation to shoot at the smiley face.
We also have Hufflepuff, because Hufflepuff is the best House. It always bothers me that in the books, the House known for students who are kind and hard working is shunned and ridiculed. That’s just wrong! Hufflepuff deserves the love.
Baby, baby get me out of here
And I invented a Labyrinth square! There wasn’t one. I needed a Labyrinth square. It’s my first shot at putting together colourwork and I think it works.
It’s been a strange holiday so far. The Scot has a lump, so he’s in the Cone of Shame as I empty out my wallet to have it sorted. It’s all good. He’s going to be okay! And due to good friends, I have stopped worrying and fretting. Almost.
$50 if you take this stupid thing off me – The Scot
Mind, I can’t wait to see him like this again.
Even a deflating ball is fun!
Me: “Are you happy to see me back?”
I’ve been away in Italy!
Lake Como – just as though someone popped a postcard in front of your nose.
Shopping for real estate in Lake Como
Visiting Juliet in Verona.
Peeping into Juliet’s bedroom. (Mum: “There is no such person. Why is everyone here so obsessed?”)
Verona – where you can sit and enjoy a coffee at a cafe overlooking the tombs
I love gelati… maybe not this much.
We did eat a LOT of gelati.
We also ate gluten free pizza in Florence
Florence is pretty
And I love it when you turn corners in Italy and get these unexpected views
They also have some wonky towers. Seriously… it’s really leaning. I know all about it leaning, but to see it… it’s really leaning!
But you can’t ever get enough of the Tuscan landscape
… Or the door knockers that look like they belong in the Labyrinth!
I’m back now. I have jetlag + ‘flu, which isn’t a fantastic combination. However, I did manage to finish a little project.
Sherlock has a friend – soon they’ll have pillow fights. Stay tuned!
The Scot: “You’re going to hashtag this, aren’t you?”
The Scot and I think #Scotlock could be a thing! I finished up the last shoe of my little Sherlock. I did have some fun with the work in progress…
“We solve crimes, I blog about it and he forgets his pants”
But now it’s done and all that’s left is to stitch Watson, too, and make them into matching cushions (for pillow fights!).
I bought some special fabric for the cushions from Spoonflower. I also picked up some cute pencils, because I love using pencils and there’ll be much use for them soon between all the grading of papers and theses and the jotting down of designs. Guess which pencil I plan to use for what!
I have a blue scarf too!
So, another night, another Sherlock installment.
Did you know that the internet has decided Sherlock looks like an otter? I downloaded a pattern (Wee Woodland Wuzzies), grabbed a tangle of leftover yarn, and settled in my armchair for the night!
I can also look at you quizzically and disdainfully.
I loved that final installment. I also rather love my little Sherlock Otter. It’s quick to whip up and it’s pretty amazing how much expression you can get from a bit of wool!
The Scot isn’t so sure about the Sherlock otter, though.
How can this be Sherlock? I’m Sherlock!
Last night, I was watching Sherlock. It was the wedding episode. In preparing for a night curled up in my armchair with my knitting – as you do – I had a thought.
I like Watson. Watson in his funny old cardigans and jumpers. I’d also become aware of the “Martin Freeman looks like a hedgehog” meme. I love hedgehogs. They’re adorable!
During the day, I happened upon the Purl Bee hedgehog pattern.
So last night, while watching Watson’s wedding, I knitted myself a Watson.
Watson (Number One)
Because that made sense.
Watson (Number Two)
Of course, the Scot thinks he’s Sherlock.
Sherlock and Watson