In any case, I'm glad we got to see part of the IFF -- next year, I hope to hear about it earlier. What I'd like is to see more of a breakdown of the films being shown -- the website is great, but I would never have sorted through all of those movies listed! Instead, I kind of found the ones we went to see inadvertently, by first noticing Zombie-American on the Brattle site, and then finding out that it was playing with another film I was quite interested in seeing!
Yesterday after work, I rushed to complete my errands in Downtown Crossing, stopping first at the pen shop (I love that store!), then running to get to Windsor Button before it closed. As usual, I wandered around in pure bliss for a few minutes (particularly near the yarn section) before settling down to business. I purchased 9 small containers (blue, green, and white) of fabric paint for the banner CodePink'll be making tonight for Sunday's march, as well as several yards of ribbon (purple, blue, green) to use as streamers. Fun! (I also managed to resist the burning temptation to purchase some Noro Kureyon (yarn); I have made the resolution to come back once I've finished a few more things using my stash. For now, I don't really have the money.) And as for the real reason I went there: the store doesn't carry safety eyes, but I did pick up some buttons with shanks on the back that I'll use instead.
But, only when I make other toys, for older children. I went through all that waiting, just to realize that I probably shouldn't put swallowable eyes onto a doll that a very small child might carry around. So I decided to embroider not only the mouth, but also the eyes. I've never embroidered anything before, but I figured "Ah, I'll just wing it, how hard can it be? I'm just stitching a face on."
And, I learned a very important thing yesterday...
...that I have no idea how to embroider. None whatsoever. I think I'll take to calling her Lucy Lopsided, because of her sad little uneven face! (And yes, she will have legs - she just doesn't, yet.) Oh, well. I guess I'll learn a little more each time I knit one of these dolls. --Anyone out there know how to embroider, and feel like teaching a poor knitter?
I just hope the doll won't scare the baby too much...
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