Temperatures here in Houston haven’t gotten nearly cold enough to call it winter, but someone is still carrying some ice.
“I am the one who knocks.”
I don’t make many things for myself. Out of all the things that I’ve made over the past five years of crocheting, the number of critters that I’ve kept for myself is still in the single digits. But when my co-worker asked me for a little Heisenberg, I knew I had to make one for myself too. I LOVED Breaking Bad. I loved and hated Walter White throughout the show’s run. I loved Jesse Pinkman and my heart broke for him over and over again. I LOVED Gus Fring and his cold, calculating ways without being too “Bond villain”-ish. I didn’t watch it while it was on the air, but I binged it like crazy once the final season aired and finished all five seasons in three weeks. It would’ve been two weeks if I hadn’t taken a trip to New York City within that time. I still miss the show. I was skeptical about Better Call Saul, but I was hooked immediately and it was like old friends had come back to visit. Needless to say, anything having to do with Breaking Bad was going to be a keeper for me.
“Tight, tight, tight, YEAH! Blue, yellow, pink, whatever man, just keep bringing me that.”
“YEAH, SCIENCE!” – Contrary to popular belief, Jesse never says “SCIENCE, BITCH!”
You could say he’s a man of science who hung up his hat for his family.
Walter White, ready to join the ranks in my small personal collection! Hoping to start on San Diego Comic-Con critters within the next month or two!
P.S. Did anyone else think that the Heisenberg sketch looked like the Mobile, Alabama leprechaun sketch?
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now Christmas season is in full swing. I scowled when I saw Hobby Lobby putting up Christmas paraphernalia before Halloween even started. I just about ripped my car stereo out when our local soft-pop station started the 24-hour Christmas music a week earlier than their usual start date of Thanksgiving Day. I’m a certified Christmas Grinch, and for all the other Grinchy hookers out there, I present to you all again my little Grinch pattern:
For those of us who need a little stink, stank, stunk for this season, here’s my free Grinch pattern again to add a little grump to your holiday season. Also: two years later, a ravelry user with an eagle eye noticed an error in my pattern! If you’re going to make a little Grinch, note the following:
Rows 7-9 of the Grinch’s body should be as follows:
Rows 7-8: Should be SC 24 around
Row 9: Should be [SC 2, dec 1] x6 (18 stitches)
Otherwise happy hooking to everyone out there! And to everyone who’s hooking up a storm for holiday gifts: godspeed, and may your giftees appreciate your carpal tunnel-inducing efforts.
I don’t write patterns very often but I felt like Mike Wazowski deserved some love! He was relatively easy to make…the only parts that were a pain in the ass were the horns, but I tend to struggle with the exceptionally tiny parts. Otherwise the pattern is posted up on Ravelry FO’ FREE! I only did a quick one-time look through the pattern after I transcribed all of my scribbles, so feel free to let me know if you find any mistakes!
Go forth, and make a little monster of your own! Happy hooking!
I’ve got a third critter to take with me to San Francisco this weekend! You could say he’s got…a vision. And a keen eye for detail. It’s enough to make anyone green with envy. Ok, ok, I’ll see myself out.
It’s Mike Wazowski!
That rounds it out to three critters that I’ll be taking with me to San Francisco: Anger, Baymax, and Mike.
Be sure to read this post for a general idea of how the drops will work if you plan on hunting this weekend! A few quick reminders:
- I’ll be in town 11/6-11/9, but I only plan on doing drops 11/6-11/8.
- I’ll only be dropping one critter a day
- Drops will most likely be in touristy spots since I’m visiting as a tourist! Sorry!
Otherwise I fly out tomorrow morning! Looking forward to eating everything in sight and hoping for some successful critter adoptions. :) Happy hunting!
I’m flying out to San Francisco on Friday morning, and I’ve got 3 critters ready to go for adoption! Here’s some tips if you plan on trying to find one of my little dudes this coming weekend:
- Follow me either on facebook or twitter, but I highly suggest twitter for drop-tracking. Facebook does a weird thing where it doesn’t show my posts in real-time based on whatever magical algorithm they use to control people’s newsfeeds.
The Geeky Hooker
- Follow the hashtag #CRITTERDROP to filter out my tweets if you want to see the ones pertaining to the drops only.
- Set up a twitter mobile alert on your phone! This isn’t required, but it’ll help! This way your phone will buzz every time I make a post on twitter, so you won’t miss a single drop! You might end up with your phone buzzing like crazy if I’m geeking out over something during my trip, but otherwise I’ll try to keep it tame. ;) Instructions on how to set this up can be found here.
- If you find a critter, let me know that you found it! Please, please, PLEASE check in if you find a critter. Each one is tagged with a card with my contact info. I just ask for two things if you find one: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend, and 2) Let me know where the critter’s new home will be so I can add it to my map! I do this knowing that there’s a potential that anyone could swipe the critter and never get back to me on it, but it doesn’t make it any less disheartening when one goes missing.
- Critters will be dropped one at a time. No pairs/groups of critters.
To recap, here’s who I’m dropping this weekend:
I’ll be in town 11/6-11/9, but I only plan on doing drops from 11/6-11/8, and I’ll only drop one critter per day. And a warning that I’ll most likely end up dropping them at touristy spots since I’m visiting as a tourist! Otherwise let’s get these guys some good homes! Happy hunting, everyone!
I can crochet just fine, but I can’t sew worth crap. I’m a grown-ass woman who still needs mommy to help hem some pants, and my embroidery skills are okay at best. I started looking into cheapo sewing machines to learn with, when my friend Ellen was generous enough to give me hers!
It’s so pretty. And scary. WHAT TO DO.
I insisted on repaying her somehow, so I made her a little lucky cat!
Thanks again for the sewing machine, Ellen! Hopefully I don’t end up with a needle in my finger. May the little kitty bring you lots of good fortune!
P.S. Ellen does some cool work of her own! She’s well-traveled and takes cool photos. You can check out her cafe blog here.
When I initially asked Urian what characters he wanted as thanks for his help with this year’s adoptions at SDCC, he gave me a few choices to pick from. He put a lot of time and effort into coming up with ideas for the drops, and his girlfriend was a huge help too, so I decided “screw it, they get TWO!” One of the other items he threw out was a Moogle from Final Fantasy. Now that’s something I AM familiar with, even if the only Final Fantasy game I’ve ever played extensively was a bootleg PC copy of FFVII back in the day. Who could forget those cute little buggers with the antennae on their heads?
This…this is not a kupo nut. WHAT IS THIS GARBAGE?
The little moogle’s on its way to California along with little Luffy as we speak! Safe travels, little friend. Hopefully you’ll get those kupo nuts you were looking for.