I’ve been waiting to post about the minion until I knew he was given away. So without further ado, here she is!
Sorry about the messy picture. I almost forgot to snap a photo before giving her away.
I used Loops & Threads’ Charisma. I don’t have the labels in front of me, but you can tell by the picture that I used pink and yellow. For the boots, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable, two strands held together. The project was a mixture of crochet and knitting. Mostly, the goggles, the overall straps, and the boots are the only things crochet. I did learn that if you’re a beginner at crochet, making boots out of black yarn isn’t the greatest idea.
I’m happy with how the minion turned out. Most importantly, the woman I made it for was really happy with it.
Today marks the first day of Lent. Despite my dad being a Lutheran preacher, I usually don’t keep Lent, though I do celebrate Easter. I once joked that I had given up giving up for Lent. Well, this year is a bit different. I’ve been through a lot the past few months, more than I ever wanted to, so I think I’m going to try giving something up. Or rather, somethings. I’m giving up processed sugar and Diet Coke. Anyone who knows me knows that’s going to be extremely difficult, but I suppose that’s the point. If it was easy, I wouldn’t learn anything.
Also, today marks day 2 of week 2 for Couch to 5K! It’s been tough, but I’m slowly feeling stronger. My husband has been a wonderful sport, getting up at 5:30/6:00 to go jogging with me at 6:30. I’m pretty sure he’d rather be asleep. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate, particularly as we’re getting to 13 weeks until Color Me Rad – Fort Worth. I really want to be able to jog the whole thing, not walk, so it’s important to me that we finish the Couch to 5K plan.
I also have a lot of knitting to do! My schedule is packed until April. Hopefully I’ll still get to work on Ken’s sweater and my shawl. (Secretly, I love that I’m this busy.)
How are your projects going?