Saturday, May 29, 2010

BP Protest

I photographed a protest in front of a BP gas station on Houston and Broadway for Gothamist. The demonstration was pretty well-organized and peaceful. Police had blocked the gas station property off entirely so the protest was kept to the sidewalk where people chanted and doused themselves with buckets of oily goo.

I feel like she looks a little more like she fell in the river in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but I admire the cat whiskers.

Although the protesters that gathered were pretty intense, the turnout was small and it seemed like there were just as many people there to write about or photograph the event for press as there were actual protesters.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Guinness World Record Breaking Dodgeball

Yesterday I photographed a record breaking dodgeball game at the 69th Regiment Armory.

It ended up drawing over 700 people.

Some people a little weirder than others.

Some stylishly dressed spectators.

Even the host was dressed in his dodgeball best.

Some people took it very seriously and did some pre-game moves to limber up.

And then the game began.

And a new Guinness World Record was made.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Bunny Done!

The bunny is done. I modified the pattern a little to make the bunny a smaller since I didn't have enough yarn for the full size. I also changed to ears from crochet to knit and knit them in two halves that where then seamed. I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The beginnings of a bunny

You can't really tell from this photo but this is going to be a bunny, if all goes well. This little toy is a heavily modified version of the Caron One Skein Bunny. The original pattern makes a bunny about twice his size and that was just a little more than I wanted to take on, plus I didn't have enough yarn for that. So I scaled down the head and body from the pattern and then made the legs and arms more like the arms of the teddy bear that I just finished.

I'm sort of winging the ears though so that might take some trial and error. They're going to be big, floppy ears with pink on the inside to add a nice bit of color and cuteness. I'm hoping to have this one finished up this week so that I can start on the third toy this weekend. I haven't decided what to make next. I've got a very cute pig pattern from my page a day calendar so I might give that a try.

Bear is Done!

The bear is done! How cute is he? Man, I really wish I got to keep some of these. They're just so hard to part with sometimes. I really love how he came out. I had my doubts for a few moments when I was seaming him all together but he really is adorable. And I just love how he will always look like he's reaching out for a hug. One down, two to go!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bear In Progress

I'm almost through with this little teddy bear. The pattern is from and he's the perfect size to use up the ecological wool that I had left over from the Hemlock Blanket. I made him a little scarf in Bernat Satin that was lying around. He does have legs but I haven't attached them yet. I'm hoping to finish him up this weekend and move on to the next project.