Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The monstrosity

I'm feeling a bit crabby this morning. A bit = stay the fuck away from me (at least to the boss it should mean that).

I got a really unpleasant call yesterday from someone who I hadn't heard from in ages and really didn't ever want to hear from again. It gave me creepy dreams and possessed the cat to run around the apartment waking me up at least 5 times last night (I *CAN* blame this call for the possessed cat you know....I CAN!)

In other (better) news, I got an A in A&P numero uno, Little A made the Junior Dance Team at her studio, and we went apple picking this weekend (a perfect weekend and so of course I forgot my camera).


And without further ado, the requested pictures. Here is the pre-felted bag. It's a little odd that I continued to convince myself that I would get nice, gradual color changes when I hadn't planned for them at all. The mind's a mystery, eh?

So then, as you know, I attempted a re-dye. Purple. Which I should've known would be rough to concoct with Kool-aid. I mean, if I HAD purple dye, it might've been ok, but.... I dropped it in and after about a minute went to shuffle it around, yuh know...so the dye would be even. But it had ALREADY soaked all the color out of the water. So there is no evenness to be found. It's about 1/2 felted in this picture:

And its darker than is looks there. The flash brightened it too much because I was so tired taking it, I didn't even bother to turn on the lights in the room. (Yawwwwwn....)

So, what do you think? I think the shaping is still nice. I'm getting stuck on sort of a charcoal dye idea. With lots of little knitted applique things on it. I have Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments book and I've been wanting to try some of them out. So, maybe this is the opportunity. Maybe? Other suggestions?


After apple picking on Sunday, Little A and I came home and made tiny little pizzas. Like 2" diameter little! Here was her lunch for Monday:

3 mini-pizzas stacked, roasted chickpeas, pistacios, carrots, strawberries and kiwi. It was a definite pleaser.

There's still a week to get in your yarn bits for whoring for yarn.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to coffee myself into a better mood.


Anonymous mel said...

hi V! these lunches are awesome!

what i need to know is.....how do they stay in their little compartments? w/o a lid? i mean, i know you put a lid on the lunchbox, lol....but everything is just in those siicone cupcake holders right? how do they stay there?????

hope the coffee helps your mood!

miss ya girlie!

12:03 PM  
Blogger V said...

Hey mel! :)

That was the problem with the first lunch...things spilled and made other things taste funny, according to Little A. So, now I just cover certain things with plastic wrap after I take the picture. Usually just the juicy stuff like the fruit...or anything that might leak into something else and make it not right. I think some of them are full enough that the lid of the container actually just holds them in too. She hasn't complained about it since that first lunch, so....

Thanks for stopping in to say hi! :)

2:07 PM  
Anonymous mel said...

duh! plastic wrap! of course! haha. great idea! i may copy! :) for 'little K" anyway :) "little M" would probably disown me! :)

check in with 'the gang' when you can! :)

3:49 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

Hey V! Congratulations on your A! You should burn some sage around the apartment, and especially around that phone (including near the junction box where it comes into the building!)and your pillow. The bag...well...maybe more purple? Felt the poop out of it, then needle felt it! Easier than sewing or knitting on embellishments. Maybe add some bells, the noise would distract a person from the color! hahahahaha

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Latoya said...

I know that kind of day. But a great thing is that it does get better.

Knit on!

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I covet Little A's lunch. Have you ever seen a website called Diet Porn? (sounds shady, but it's actually a woman who takes pictures of her delicious low-cal lunches packed in these neat little Bento boxes with special compartments.)

I do like the look of your divine knitted bag.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Real dye - charcoal sounsd excellent. Grape koolaid is, alas, a nasty murky purple. Blech.

Those lunches - aww...

I have more yarn for your contest!! Just have to mail it tomorrow or Friday. Brighter stuff. Oh yeah. Much brighter. :D

11:26 PM  

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