Monday, February 20, 2012

Upgrade!

So remember almost a year ago when I posted my Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? I don't know if any of you looked too closely, but I was really a bit disappointed in him! He needed to be bigger and, well... better!


I have this laundry list of about ten different crafts to work on, so what do I do? Ignore the list completely and decide to remake Mr. Stay Puft. Interestingly enough the original amigurumi had the most page views out of all my projects last year, reigning in at approximately 6,600 views! For those super professional bloggers who are laughing at such a small number just remember that this blog is supposed to be laid back (or so my excuse goes).

What am I rambling on for? We all know you just came here to see pictures.


Aww, it's like he has a little deformed brother or something.






And so the glory of my time wasting continues.


In other news my life has been turned a good 90 degrees so I'm trying to rebalance. This is why Mr. Stay Puft took me waaaaay longer than usual to complete. If you read MostlyNerdyNarrative as well then you know it has been a month since I posted chapter 8. Luckily chapter 9 is now up and ready so make sure and check it out.

My days have been littered with doctors appointments and my arm is still bruised from having my blood drawn a week ago. I've been working out at my new gym for 1-2 hours a day with the exception of Tuesdays which are my recovery and volunteer days. So see? I'm starting to find my new routine, it's just taking a little work. The hardest part is that I'm still not sleeping very well and my gym classes are exhausting. Naps have become a regular occurrence but they disrupt the flow of my afternoons so I'm less productive in the evenings. I'll figure that part out as well, but it will take a bit.

I'm going to concentrate on some of my writing for the next few weeks. Crochet will never by far from my reach but I really just want to FINISH my current work so I don't have to bounce back and forth in the plot between posting and writing. I'm up to chapter 13 which I estimate to be about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way through the story.

As of Thursday I will find out if I passed the first round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. My writing critique group is always impressed with my work, but then again they are all quite a bit older and may simply be impressed with my work for my age. It's hard to tell.

Enough rambling. I feel a nap coming on. Mmmm.



9 comments:

  1. Wow, he looks excellent! I like his bulging limbs ^_^

    Feel better soon!

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  2. SQUEEE! I want to squish him. SQUISH SQUISH SQUISH.

    Good luck with ABNA! Er, I mean...break a...pencil?

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  3. I love him! I hope your doctor gets you all balanced and sleeping again soon; that can't be much fun or helpful for productivity. I'm so impressed by your workout schedule. I've been holding true to getting in 2 solid workouts a week, but I often have to cancel the other 2-3 days because school.

    I'm sending lots of good wishes for Thursday's results!

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  4. love love love your newestguy do you have apattern?

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  5. Please post a patteren!

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  6. Are you selling this pattern? would love to purchase it

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  7. I'm so sorry everyone! I didn't make a pattern for him :(

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  8. I would pay for a pattern! This is by far the best Stay Puft I've seen. My daughter would love him.

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