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AEDM Entries for November 6th, 7th & 8th

I have decided not to post an update every day, partly because I just don’t have the time, and partly because I don’t want to inundate people’s inboxes and facebook feeds with daily posts (you can read more of my thoughts about that topic here). So, I will post every 2-3 days with a catch-up post instead.

November 6th – I continued working on the Mouse for Katie, and I finished the various parts. Now I am just adding the details, stuffing the parts, and preparing to sew him together. Here is his little head, with the face and ears added:

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November 7th – I wasn’t feeling well yesterday, but I still managed to do some work on the pen ink drawing that I started (you can see the last phase here). I mostly added shading to the letters, and I also worked on the mandala-ish thing at the bottom a little, although it is now unfortunately infringing on Thoreau’s name (which I did look up and finish writing!). I am not sure where I want to go with this next, although I am considering adding some color, and maybe adding another couple of mandalas along the bottom:

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November 8th – I will probably end up working more on either the mouse or the pen drawing this evening, but I did already take a photo this morning that I really like. It was when I was on my way out the door to drive to work, and I saw that there was a light layer of sleet everywhere that stopped me in my tracks (winter is coming!). I thought the sleet looked really neat on top of and around this rock that we have on our porch railing:

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By the way, all of these photos are taken using my phone! I have the Nokia Lumia 920, and the camera in it is really fantastic. I especially like how well it takes macro photos, as evidenced in the mouse head and rock photos.

 

AEDM Entries for Nov 3rd, 4th, & 5th

I posted my November 2nd AEDM entry yesterday (there wasn’t anything for the 1st), and today I am posting the entries for November 3rd, 4th, and 5th:

November 3rd – I finished the scarf I’ve been working on since last winter!!! Just as the weather is really turning cold, too. It is for my partner, and I am happy to finally be able to give it to him to use! I used a double helix (DNA) pattern, the general details of which can be found here. To see what kind of yarn I used in my particular version, you can check out my own project page for it on Ravelry.

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November 4th & 5th – Because I (finally) finished the scarf, I was able to start working on the next project in my queue: a small stuffed mouse for my friend Katie. The photo below only shows his head and ears (I did the head and first ear yesterday, and then the second ear, plus two legs, today):

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To see what the project will eventually look like, you can go here – however, Katie doesn’t want the “space” embellishments, just the basic mouse. You can follow the progression of this one on my own project page for it on Ravelry (and here on this blog, of course). I really enjoy making these little projects, which are generally referred to as amigurumi. There are lots of cute animals and things that you can create, and they are really quick to make!

I am glad I am caught up now, and hopefully I will be able to finish the mouse and/or work on my quote drawing tomorrow!