Are you familiar with the work of Studio Ghibli? They make wonderful animated films such as Howl's Moving Castle and the famous Spirited Away. This week I realized I'd forgotten (well, not forgotten, I never really knew when his birthday was. Let's say missed) my friend Dom's birthday, so to make up for it I crocheted a favorite Studio Ghili character of his, Totoro, the friendly wood spirit from My Neighbour Totoro, using this free pattern on Ravelry. He's a bit of a lump, but I think he's fairly cute. I ran out of the first color grey, hence his two tone nature.
In scarf news, I've progressed another 7 inches. Huzzah. Not an overly exciting knit, but it does make watching sport a more productive endeavor.
I'm nearly finished my chemistry piece! I really, really don't know if they'll like it or be wondering what on earth I was thinking, but I think it's pretty cool. I didn't like all the white space to the right, so I added extra embroidery which I hope emphasises what I'm trying to say in this piece - that with the help of chemistry, and by proxy, chemists, natural products such as lanolin oil can be utilized in a massive amount of ways, many of which the average consumer would probably be surprised by. Heavy industry, in which it is used as a lubricant and a rust-proofing agent, is represented by the cogs and chain. The lipstick, obviously, illustrating cosmetics, while a small toothpaste tube is standing in for a tube of some non-branded topical pharmaceutical, such as burn cream. I may redo the word 'Nature', as it seems a bit wonky. When that's done, all I have to do is neaten up the edge and sew it on to the canvas. Oh, and submit it, of course.
Yeah, chemistry! Have a good week everyone.