Say hello to Olga. She's the new sock monster on the block. This is the only picture she would sit still for.
Olga is a ski bunny. I made her out of a couple of orphaned socks from my sock drawer. You'll notice she has a rather unsightly birth mark on her snout (probably as a result of the heel that was stuck inside her head in a past life). HWWLLB thinks her eyes should be closer together, but I'm not sure - I kind of like them wide-set. My favorite part is the buck teeth.
She is a tough little sucker. Here she is chasing Simon away from the back door.
move it, cat!
She just wouldn't hold still - she stuck her face in the camera (trying to look tough I think), before hopping away. If you live in Raleigh, watch out - Olga is on the loose.
don't call me cute, sucka!
Oh, not cute at all. She's really sort of disturbing. Now for cute, I have to show you the prizes that Bugheart sent me along with the Chococat bag that I won last week on the Great Monday Giveaway. Lookee! A paperclip-holding mushroom guy from loloko
a ladybug clip on top to hold... i don't know what. mash notes? grocery lists?
your paperclips, miss.
sweet-smelling scrap sachet!
By the way, Debbie Stoller was in town yesterday promoting the Happy Hooker. I missed her reading at Quail Ridge Books (damned work), though I swung through at the end to say hi. NC Public Radio did a great interview with her and a couple of knitters yesterday (though I have to say they were a bit long on cute patterns and short on politics for my taste, but that's just me). You can listen online here.