Okay, so I’ve made this post sound more exciting than it really is. My good news is probably only interesting to me but I want to shout it from the rooftops. Here is a video to provide some interest while you read the rest of this post (it helps if you have it turned up nice and loud):
The fact is, my drawing machine, which has been out of action (thanks to a Windows update) for what seems like a lifetime, has been resurrected at last. We have it running Linux and responding to finger gestures and the stylus correctly. It may not sound like much but I love my drawing machine like other people love their iPhones or their cars. I would now like to say something rude about Microsoft but I’m resisting. Aren’t I good?
Here’s a photo of my progress on my third Heidi Bears creature:
I’m still using leftover yarn. The white yarn is a bit thinner than I would like but hopefully it will look alright with the white stuffing behind it. I’m using a join-as-you-go method using the crochet hook rather than sewing the pieces together at the end. I’d like to say it’s because it’s a better method but it’s really because I’m impatient and I like to see the creature forming as I go.
If you want to know how to crochet this “African Flower” motif, and you like video instructions like I do, then here’s a couple of great videos to follow:
I just came across a series of eleven rather silly but amusing videos that will appeal to Star Wars fans of a certain age group (i.e. my age group, and I’m not telling you which one that is).
Happy Star Wars Day!