AW CRAP.

Well, here’s another one to file under the “FAIL” category. When I dropped my last critter at Comic-Con, I went back through my dropoff photos and something about the overall roundup didn’t seem right. I thought I miscounted the number of critters I had, but I figured I’d had a long week and my brain had turned to mush after going through an epic geeky overload. Then I came home to this:

I FORGOT WOLVERINE. I’M SO SORRY, LITTLE LOGAN. Buuut, I guess that means my dear Houstonians will get a home court advantage. Since I’m sure lil’ Wolverine is pretty pissed at me, I’ll need to get him out of my apartment before he destroys something. So I’ll be leaving him out for adoption whenever I get a chance! Otherwise, I’m still waiting to hear back on the following critters:

  • Lannister Lion
  • Stark Direwolf
  • Targaryen Dragon
  • The Hulk
  • Bob-omb
  • Iron Man

If you or someone you know has these lil’ dudes, let me know they’re safe and sound! Recap of Comic-Con to come soon!

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Uh oh.

So I’m sure most of you have noticed that pretty much all of my lil’ critters have these lil’ beady eyes:

Yessss…..gaze into those beady lil’ eyes!!

Those eyes are made possible by little plastic safety eyes like these:

The black part is inserted into the weaving of the crochet work, and then a washer is snapped on so that it’ll fasten the eye in place. It makes them pretty much impossible to pry off once the washers have been snapped on. So logically, 2 eyes = 2 washers to go with them.

Perfectly paired!

Sooo…imagine the “oh crap” moment I had when I recently opened up my crochet box o’ love (ok, so I don’t REALLY call it that, but just humor me here) and found this:

So I’ve got 2 washers left. No problem, that just means that I’m running down to the last of my eye supply. Two washers mean I should have two – WHERE ARE THE EYES? This is the part that worries me. Most likely I’ve misplaced the corresponding eyes, and they’re rolling around somewhere in the apartment. The scenario I’d rather not think about is that somewhere there’s a critter with UNFASTENED eyes. I’ve checked all the critters that I’ve kept for myself, and all of their eyes are tightly attached, so if that’s the case, then it’d have to be on one of my critters at large. 😦 So uh…if anyone out there is in possession of one of my critters, DON’T PULL THE EYES OUT. I can’t imagine anyone doing this deliberately, but I’m throwing it out there anyway. Don’t yank ’em out…at least not until I’ve located the lost eyes. Then you can yank to your heart’s content (minds out of the gutters, everyone).

Crappy beginnings

Haven’t made anything lately, but I thought I’d post the first thing I EVER crocheted:

It was SUPPOSED to be a round little ball, intent on becoming a lil’ teddy bear head. But since I clearly didn’t know what I was doing, it somehow went from being round to a mis-shapen, oblong mess. To put it bluntly, it looks like a turd. AWESOME. But hey, we all have to start somewhere. 🙂 I guess I could’ve made it into a Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo?

“HOOOOOOWDY-HO!!!!”

Teddy bear, Christmas poo, close enough. 😀 Anyway, crochet projects have been slow-going lately, because I’ve loaded myself with too many things to do…Christmas shopping, finishing (well, more like starting) my Sketchbook Project sketchbook, taking charge of my family’s thanksgiving cookbook, etc. Oh, and I got Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Soooooo….I’m also voluntarily putting a lot of things on hold because I’m busy trying to save the world. 😀 Hopefully I’ll have some critters in production soon enough!