It's a new year - and I can't believe that weeks and weeks have gone by without my showing off the giant head I made in ceramics! Forgive the coloring of the main photo; I took it at night with no natural light - it's big - we had to make the pieces at least 12" high before firing. Ceramics lose about 12% of their size in the firing process, and even after that this one is over 13" tall! :) -
It started out as a Buddah head but as I was working I decided to turn him into some sort of Jewish guy - he has a kippuy (yarmulke) and it's a lid - so I can put things (yarn?) into his head! -
I also felted the slippers I was working on - they fit Gregg's feet perfectly and they're super fun to make... I made a second set but haven't photographed them yet... all in good time...
I will suggest if you haven't made a set of these yet, go get the pattern and make them - they're easy FUN and quite rewarding... and in less time than it takes to make a scarf, you can gift to friends a set of comfy slippers!
Lastly, I want to mention to those of you who are participating in the Knitting: Men in America project - the time is getting near - we decided to wait until the new year to get started and also wanted to give everyone a chance to get signed up - it seems we have most of the 50 states represented now - check out the website and let your buddies know if they have the ability to represent the states that have yet to be named! - to get involved, email me and submit your name, email, blog, website, ravelry or menwhoknit ID's (if you're a member of either), the state you'd like to represent, and a short statement about you and your knitting.