Good grief, it’s been a long time. My apologies, I’ve had this draft sitting in here and then I never got around to it. So I’m going to post this during my lunch break.
Anyway, let’s get back to Con-G. That’s a convention I went to over a month ago in Guelph.
I gave away my knitting. I didn’t give them all away though. Some of my earlier Totoros look like failed experiments in genetic crossbreeding, so I figured I would keep those.
However, I did get a chance to give away my Yakko finger puppet to Rob Paulsen himself. He was overly enthusiastic about it, but that’s because he’s a very kind man. It wasn’t anything impressive. The stitch was all wonky and the ears are about to fall off, but it was my first finger puppet and my first pattern!
Now I need to start making more No-face’s for our next upcoming gigs. I hope to finish 10 Totoro’s and maybe 10 no-faces. I can then give them away with my CD’s, especially since I never got a chance to do that at Con-G.
How am I doing on that? Awful.
Con-G is mostly a cosplay Con. The great thing was I saw a few people knitting in the audience! Well, I saw two, but then again, I was only on 4 panels and they were small panels so there could have been a whole knitting contingent I wasn’t aware of.
They did a have a crocheting panel, but I couldn’t make it to that. And every time I saw someone knitting, I showed off my little Totoro’s because I’m a narcissist.
I did find a lot of people that did like Totoro! Totally awesome. When I gave the my Totoros away, the recipients seemed genuinely excited about the lumpy white thing with wonky eyes. I don’t know why I can’t do eyes. It was crazy exciting though because I’m giving my knitting projects away!
I do admit, when I was a non-knitter, I wasn’t all that excited about things like socks, or mittens, or even scarves! So looking back to those non-knitting days (which was like a few months ago), I don’t expect anyone to actually want anything I knitted. Especially since it’s not knit as nice as some of the stuff I see.
I have artifacts in my knitting! It’s like I gave you the jpg version when you could be getting a clean PNG version. Why are there so many artifacts in my knitting? I don’t understand how you guys make things look so neat and pretty. *sigh*
I have a new job, did I mention that? But the sad thing is that I don’t knit on the subway. Most of the times I’m standing and I need to be able to brace myself because my balance skills are not on par with some of you more dextrous people.
I also found out that I’m more dedicated to knitting than my wife. Or maybe I’m just more anxious to do it. Because whenever we’re out, I take out my knitting and she would immediately say, “I should have brought my knitting.” Of COURSE YOU SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT IT! I bring it with me as often as I can if I know I’ll be waiting for ten to fifteen minutes or more.
(That was a joke. Man, I hope my wife doesn’t read this)