Sunday, June 10, 2007

jessica insists on yet another blog

I have a comics blog, and a (largely neglected, although this is shortly to be remedied) blog for random thoughts and other things. But yes, I need another one. This one is for craft: making things that aren't comics. This blog is for different readers, I guess: people who aren't interested in comics (although I find this confusing and strange) and just want to see pictures of things I make, and sometimes photos I take, and that sort of thing.

Anyway, I am finishing off my doctoral degree and I feel full of the desire to make things. I know that if I share the things I'm making, I'll be more motivated to work on them and finish them.

To start me off, here is a picture of an old project, an amigurumi monkey called Calvin that I made for my friend Zoe. I love amigurumi because it's so unstructured: you just increase for a while till it's big enough, then decrease after a while till it's small enough. And you can pull out your stitches and not have to pick them back up! Brilliant. I made this one freestyle, just trial and error. I like the way he turned out: kind of cheeky-looking.