Tuesday, 29 December 2009

A new dawn...

YES ! And again - YES !
Santa brought me a new camera for Christmas, so no more excuses for not taking pictures, not writing posts, not updating the blog - you get the drift...

Since, however, I still have to figure out a way of setting up a background that won't make all of the living room unusable for hours, I am just experimenting for the moment.

Never mind all this, here is the first of the new batch, reasonably current - Chester.

The name is original to the pattern, and somehow I found it a perfect match, so that's his name. His backstory (he would have a backstory, wouldn't he ?) is as follows:
We did a secret santa at work, and I wanted to give something I made myself, so Chester was the result. I then got a severe case of second thoughts, and made a second one, in green, without the ears and with fangs instead, more of a monster, really. So I kept Chester, and gifted the green monster instead, which was quite a good call, as the recipient was somehow less than impressed with my gift, not really knowing what to make of him. Turns out that these secret santa gifts are meant to be "hilarious" and provide entertainment during the Christmas dinner... before you ask - I got a pair of plastic Elvis shades with sideburns attached. Yes, I am aware that I need a new job...


  1. Hi, do you mind if we who want to make also those squircle stockings, would translate your pattern? There are many who would like to try that. I mean, even it is free download but anyway.

  2. Hi Kirsti, I have also had a message from Hannele on Ravelry, and I have told her he she is welcome to go ahead and translate. Hope that helps...

  3. Thanks, I gave the link to her. There are so many people here in Finland who admire your patterns! Have a nice weekend there. I am living in Kvarken archipelago, here: www.kvarken.fi -> english -> Björköby. I am guiding at World heritage site.

    Kirsti Lehtinen
    Kouluttaja, maailmanperintöopas Educator, world heritage quide in Kvarken, Finland
    Björkövägen 856
    65870 Björköby
    Vippipooki-yrityksen kotisivu: homepage
    https://sites.google.com/site/vippipooki/ vanha sivu ja uusi: www.vippipooki.fi