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Update

Update

There may be a website viewer out there wondering, “Hey Girlnovember, aren’t you a writer? Didn’t you used to write about writing, or about driving, or streaming? Why aren’t you posting blog entries? What’s been going on?” Maybe no one other than my internal voice asks these things, but they are fair questions. Continue reading

Mr. Sticky Up Hair

Last Monday, I came up with a cute little project during my broadcast. I had been looking at making Hexipuffs, but wanted a new craft item that wasn’t already out there. I needed a new project that was quicker than my LPDs and Snarky Snakes as well. Ultimately, I ended up with this guy:

Mr. Sticky Up Hair - Created by Girlnovember | Girlnovember.com

Mr. Sticky Up Hair – Created by Girlnovember | Girlnovember.com

Mr. Sticky Up Hair has the same embroidered face as the LPDs and Snakes. But he’s gained a rockin’ haircut, and sports a key ring so that he can go on adventures with anyone that hooks him onto their keys. He’s currently a new offer on my Revlo Rewards Page.

El Senor Snarky Jingle Snake Jr

One of my viewers, BunKnits , suggested I come up with a tiny version of the Snarky Snake to use as a reward with my Twitch broadcast Revlo currency. I loved this idea, and got to work on it during a couple of my recent broadcasts. The result: El Senor Snarky Jingle Snake Jr!

Girlnovember's El Senor Snarky Jingle Snake Jr.

Girlnovember’s El Senor Snarky Jingle Snake Jr.

The pattern gave me a little trouble though. This was knitted in the round, as the others were, using US Size 4 DPNs (double-pointed needles) and remnant worsted weight yarn. It was difficult to turn the project inside out, which was necessary to stitch closed the head portion. It also proved difficult to embroider the snarky face onto the head – I’m working out an improved pattern to make this easier. But the viewers loved it, including BunKnits, and if they are happy, I’m happy. 🙂

El Senor Snarky Door Snake

After reworking the pattern, I finally finished the first of the door excluders for our foyer. This pattern is using size 4 DPNs (double-pointed needles), and remnant yarn for most of the project. The snake head is crafted in Red Heart “Frosty Green” color – all other colors are random, to keep the pattern unique per project.

Girlnovember's El Senor Snarky Door Snake

Girlnovember’s El Senor Snarky Door Snake

The snake contains about 25 pounds of tiny river rocks, which were used at one point as part of our wedding reception centerpieces. We’ve had bags of these tiny stones for years, so I’m glad I finally came up with a use for them! I used an old, clean pair of pantyhose to hold the stones, tying off the “panty” end keep the stones in place. The tail end of the door snake has a draw string closure, so I can remove the stones if I want to wash the outer knitted piece. As you can imagine, he’s quite heavy, but he stays in place and fits snugly against the door.