17 November 2008

Corporate zombie Tim!

Corporate zombie Tim!, originally uploaded by Miss Shine.

Had a lovely time at the recent Knitpickers knitting retreat organised by Nic, and made myself a tiny zombie boyfriend.

14 October 2008

Cthulhu, lace

It's been a while. I blame Ravelry (also the fact that I have three mahoosive mystery lace projects on the go and don't seem to have had any FOs to share for ages).

But look! Dark Roasted Blend featured a picture of my Knithulhu. Neat, huh?

10 July 2008

Apparently I'm on a cross stitch kick...

Here's the one I did for Matt and Jen's wedding yesterday (which was awesome)...

Matt & Jen's wedding cross stitch

And here's a half-done one that I found in my grandma's house when we were going through her stuff and finished off for her birthday.


I've run out of bits of Aida now, so maybe I'll move on to something else...

10 April 2008


DSCF1439, originally uploaded by Miss Shine.

Finished crochet thing of doom that has been hanging around since last March :o

Really felt like setting this on fire by the end. I am coming to the conclusion that I just don't find crochet as therapeutic as knittery...

02 April 2008


Hee, the GeekCraft group over on Ravelry crowned me 'Geek of the Week' for my Parsley Boobs rendition.

"On the crochet front, in a completely unrelated direction is Shine’s Parsley Boobs. They are based on characters from a company called Weebl’s Stuff but initially I mistakenly assumed that the characters were actually Weebles like these these Romper Room break outs. If you recognize those, I won’t be mean and put that ear worm of a jingle in your head. I was very, very wrong, though. For one thing Parsley Boobs would probably enjoy smacking Weebles around. Then again, who doesn’t really? There’s a Weebl character too though, and a Bob. But these are Parsley Boobs. I won’t front, I really know nothing about any of this, I just followed the link and watched the animated short. It’s funny. I recommend it. It’s also really, really short, like 2 minutes long short, so if you are randomly searching the forums anyway, this shouldn’t pull you away for that long. After seeing it, you see what truly impressive likenesses Shine achieved. Very nice."

I've been really super-busy lately, we've just finished running this year's Roleplaying and Wargaming Student Nationals, Tim's jetting about all over the place telling stories and we should soon be purchasing a house. Phew.

Craftwise, I'm currently getting close to finishing off Talia from the new Knitty, the bulk of which I knitted on a couple of five hour coach trips to and from London to see Jonathan Coulton's first UK gig, which of course was Made of Awesome.

Here's a photo of another Geek Project I never posted pictures of, a Black and White tribute for Alex's Yule/Christmas present:

Black and White inspired cross stitch...

And here's my reference screencap:

...and the reference picture...

You can get the chart here

17 February 2008

Malevolent freeform bag

Freeform crochet bag (with eyes)

For Miss Jen Jen Jam, who is becoming a very competent crocheter who I now feel I need to oneup when making ridiculous creations.

I still have pictures to post from Christmas. But I can't do that now, cos I'm too busy melting plastic bags:



07 January 2008

Christamocalypse crafting part deux - Eddie Izzard inspired...

Hey, guess what? I'm covered in bees...



More to come later, though I'll wait a bit so not to kill people on the LJ syndicated feed. Cos they moan at me.

Free chart here.

Christamocalypse crafting part un

Vintage brass rubbings...

Vintage Whitby postcards...