Tag Archives: Baldwin

Things I’ve Been Doing

7 Aug

It’s been a Busy While! I spent two weekends in the Berkshires with my extended family (and brought Boy for show and tell), saw The Decemberists live, and have been writing a bunch. There wasn’t a lot of knitting at all, until yesterday and today when I finished my first sock! Have some pictures of everything:

Baldwin posing as we drive into New York, almost at our family's place.

Baldwin and the beautiful view from the porch.

Boy taking a picture of me taking a picture of him.

Baldwin at the Decemberists show while I was too excited to take a decent picture.

One of the better pictures of Colin Meloy I took at the show (still amazed they let me bring my camera in! :D).

It's a sock!

More detailed post to follow; I’m still getting over my concussion, and awakeness and energy have been hard to come by. But I have not forgotten you, Blogging World, and one day soon I shall return with a vengeance.

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Monster Ahoy!

27 Jul

I spent about a week and a half being terribly ill (i.e. pneumonia, conjunctivitis, passing out and falling down the stairs and getting a concussion and being rushed to the ER), and clearly the best way to reintegrate myself into knitting (and blogging!) life is by knitting a Rebecca Danger monster.

In the sink.

Baldwin the Bathroom Monster, in his natural habitat.

And lo, Baldwin the Bathroom Monster was born. He is made out of Lorna’s Laces Swirl DK, which I got in my very first Webs grab bag about two years ago (I’ve almost knit my way through the whole thing I swear). Since it’s DK, and monsters like to be knit on needles smaller than called for, he ended up being made on size 2s. I made this decision with no whining or scariness or anything, I just cast on. I was very proud.

Peeking out from behind the medicine cabinet.

"Hoo?"

Baldwin is a nervous around new people, but once he determines you’re a friend, he’ll follow you around, hopping and hooting until you play with him.

In the toiletries bin.

"Hoo hoo!!"

He has a beak instead of a traditional monster mouth, because when I was making his face last night at five in the morning hush I was inspired that is what he told me he wants.

In the shower caddy.

"Hooooo!"

He might follow you into the bathroom, but he promises to look away while you take care of business. And (despite above evidence) he will not join you in the shower, as he does not like water very much.

On the toilet paper, keeping an eye on my towel, and protecting the toilet paper from cats.

"Hoo."

He fancies himself guarder of the toilet paper, keeping it safe from the cats. We don’t have the heart to tell him that our cats couldn’t be less interested in it.

On the floor.

"....hoo."

He narrowly avoided a fall into the kitty litter, while trying to attain the following picture:

Posing for the camera :P

"Hoo hoo hooo!!!!"

And finally, Baldwin with his brothers and sisters:

Not pictured: Coco, who lives with my best friend Leah.

From top left: Lurleen, Kat, Harold, Charlena, Claude, Irving Q, Irving and Baldwin.

Pattern: Baldwin the Bathroom Monster by Rebecca Danger
Time Span: 26 to 27 July 2011
Materials: 108 yards of Lorna’s Laces Swirl DK
Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/annanlove19/baldwin-the-bathroom-monster