Category Archives: Sherlock

Cones and Squares – It’s All Geometry

Squares are being added to the Geek-a-long blanket.

Approval of Sherotter

Approval of Sherotter

We have a square for Sherlock now! I will resist the temptation to shoot at the smiley face.

Proud Hufflepuff

Proud Hufflepuff

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

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

$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!

Even a deflating ball is fun!

A Little Interval in Italy

Me: "Are you happy to see me back?"

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.

Lake Como – just as though someone popped a postcard in front of your nose.

Shopping for real estate in Lake Como

Shopping for real estate in Lake Como

Visiting Juliet in Verona.

Visiting Juliet in Verona.

Peeping into Juliet's bedroom. (Mum: "There is no such person. Why is everyone here so obsessed?")

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

Verona – where you can sit and enjoy a coffee at a cafe overlooking the tombs

I love gelati... maybe not this much.

I love gelati… maybe not this much.

We did eat a LOT of gelati.

We did eat a LOT of gelati.

We also ate gluten free pizza in Florence

We also ate gluten free pizza in Florence

Florence is pretty

Florence is pretty

And I love it when you turn corners in Italy and get these unexpected views

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!

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

But you can’t ever get enough of the Tuscan landscape

... Or the door knockers that look like they belong in the Labyrinth!

… 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!

Sherlock has a friend – soon they’ll have pillow fights. Stay tuned!

 

#Scotlock

The Scot: "You're going to hashtag this, aren't you?"

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"

“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!).

Sherlocked

Sherlocked

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!

Sherlock

I have a blue scarf too!

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 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!

How can this be Sherlock? I’m Sherlock!

Watson

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.

A-ha! Serendipity!

So last night, while watching Watson’s wedding, I knitted myself a Watson.

Watson (Number One)

Watson (Number One)

Because that made sense.

Watson (Number Two)

Watson (Number Two)

Of course, the Scot thinks he’s Sherlock.

Sherlock and Watson

Sherlock and Watson