Saturday, January 24, 2009


I made these scissors for my hairstylist, Jeannie, who has made my hair multi-coloured since 1993:

The scissor's finger rings were crocheted around two plastic bone rings, and a heart-shaped safety nose acts as the joint. These yarn scissors don't actually move, but a Sharpie pen on yellow paper creates animated wonders!

Snip snip!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gone Fishin'

There is a nearby fishing spot where the fish appear to be exceptionally high in iron:

Decked out in fishing gear, I woke up at the crack of dawn to see if the fish were biting. It was a lucky day!

I improvised this orange koi from 100% merino wool, which is handwash-only because washing machines deplete the wool's natural oils. And I hear that fish oil is rich in omega-3 acids, which are good for the brain.

I could have used that brain power when choosing boots for this fishing expedition. In this video my girlfriend recorded, you can see how much I underestimated the water level:

Here is a souvenir postcard from my new favourite fishing hole. Wish you were here!

Monday, January 5, 2009


I wanted to crochet something for my dentist: enamel? dental floss? gingivitis? I chose the simpler route and made this tooth:

Toothy is made from four small cone shapes that are stitched together, then built up with single crochet stitches:

The dentist office enjoyed the gift, though I hear their younger patients have tried walking away with Toothy. So along with guarding kids from tooth decay, my dentist is now guarding a tooth from kids.

Remember to brush and floss daily!

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