I’ve made a Jayne Hat before, but I have been meaning to adapt that pattern (which I improvised) for varying sizes. I finally got around to it this past week, and figured out adult small, medium, and large, as well as newborn (yet to come: other kid sizes).
This is the newborn size. Much as I admire the creepiness of Blythe, I find baby dolls too creepy to be comfortable having one, so I used this owl as a model instead.
I am not the world’s biggest fan of making pom-poms, but I’ve been honing my skills while making all these hats.
Overall I’m quite pleased with how this turned out! I’ll likely be making one to keep for myself to use this winter.
Inspired by the Doctor, I wanted to try making a fez for Blythe. It turned out a bit too big, and I’m not 100% happy with the shape – I’ll revamp the pattern before making another attempt – but it’s okay for a first try.
Clearly it needs to be smaller and a bit less wide at the bottom to be a proper fez shape. As it is, it sort of reminds me of a forties (?) winter hat that I can’t think of the name for.
Pretty soon here I’ll give it another shot.
In recognition of the ants I have in my pants for Doctor Who to start up again, presenting: the TARDIS.
Thanks to Ben Leto for CC licensing this photo.
While the 30 Rock theme music is brilliant, setting it as my alarm ringtone makes me wake up in manic Liz Lemon mode. Blerg!
Thanks to Daniel Morris for CC licensing this photo.
I’ve been watching VH1′s 100 Greatest Bands of All Time and it got me thinking. Not so much about the bands I love (most of which have never had the mainstream popularity to end up on a list like this, not that I’m complaining), but those I hate but others love.
There’s one band I truly can’t stand: The Doors. The awkward-teenager-poetry lyrics, the endless meandering songs that go nowhere, the pompous posing…I could go on but I don’t even want to think about them. I’m sure that for many people they have a lot of redeeming qualities, but I don’t even care to know why anyone thinks they’re good.
What I do want to know about is: what band do you hate? Answer the poll to the left and comment here. If your hatred band isn’t on the poll, who is it? I’m here to hear it, people: spew some venom!
photo (CC license) by Marco Raaphorst
Check out my post on Good Eats: The Early Years by Alton Brown over at CPL.
It looks like the Kids in the Hall might have a new TV show! It’ll theoretically be called Death Comes to Town and is currently still being written (not in production yet). It’ll also be a narrative story, rather than sketch comedy, so it’ll be fairly different from the old stuff. That’s a good thing, I think, as trying to recreate past glory is almost always a losing proposition (though they were awesome when we saw them live last May – but live is vastly different from TV). I don’t say that because of Brain Candy. Many people weren’t fans, but I think that movie is brilliant. Fuck happy!
Stephen Colbert does it again.