It’s been a few hours. Finished my coffee. Still haven’t sewn the legs on. Still planning on going like Elsie.
Two separate police officers stopped and said they’d had a report of someone stealing a stop sign, and were much amused when they realized what was actually going on. Neither tried to stop us.
The idea came from stopsignflower.com The stem is 88” long, knitted 14 stitches wide on 12mm needles for a width of about 9”. The leaves are this pattern on 12mm needles, but increased by 50% throughout for a 12 stitch cast on instead of 8 stitch. Thick floral wire was run through the edges of the leaves. The ends of the wire run through holes in the stop sign pole secured the leaves to the pole. Yarn ties helped support the leaves. Because they were blowing around in the wind, a broken wire clothes hanger run through the back edge helps keep them stationary. This project took about two hours to install, largely due to engineering challenges in keeping the leaves looking good.
I was inspired to put this up as part of Yard Art Day, but I’m thinking I’ll see how long it stays up before someone takes it down. Once the leaves went on and people realized nobody was stealing the sign, there were a lot of “thumbs up” flashed.
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"And as for me… And as for me… I made my mind up back in Chelsea! When I go, I’m going like Elsie!"
There, now it’s stuck in YOUR head, too.
(Also, I’m putting off sewing doll parts together by knitting a bow.)
The newest addition in my series of fandom knitting: a tiny John Watson jumper for your phone!
Using Natasha Sills's adorable Weasley cell cozy pattern and an altered chart from my John jumper, I knit this little buddy in just a couple of days. It fits my Moto G perfectly, as well as iPods and iPhones.
My quick-tips to making your own can be found here if you’re interested. If you have any questions about my version or need something clarified, please feel free to shoot me an ask! <3
Now I can wear my own John jumper and match with my phone. Ultimate nerdom has been achieved.
"#can you imagine#pietro and remy#going on an adventure together#to save wanda and rogue#from the evil clutches of remender"
I’m not gonna draw the Maximoffs (sorry!), but yeah: It would be pretty awesome for X-Factor to butt in and liberate their loved ones from Uncanny Avengers hell.
I’ve had this pattern from PixyStitches for ages now and finally got around to finishing it up for my boyfriends birthday yesterday.