Monday, September 11, 2006

Grotesque Gifties

When MuseLinoleum is on holiday, I find that working small and making piles of little goodies (i) enables me to continue to make things without committing to a large project that has great potential of becoming a serious yarn tragedy and (ii) this practice is also my way of telling that muse-chick that I appreciate her immensely and I beg her return (akin to leaving cookies for Claus). So, I beckon thusly...

...with a pile of signature Monster Crochet Zombie Eyeballs (complete with nerve endings) crocheted from size 8 DMC perle cotton and a size 6 steel hook...




...and a few Decaying Severed Fingers crocheted from leftover Koigu KPPPM and a size C hook...



I mean, what do you make for the twisted Muse who has everything???

Copyright 2006 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

29 comments:

Sus said...

I love these so much!!!!! I can totally see them displayed in a lovely rattan basket on the coffee table. (Much better than papier mache fruit!!)

Deneen said...

I adore those eyeballs and hey, that one finger looks vaguely familiar =)

Starfish said...

Among my life goals of seeing the The Great Wall of China and swimming in the Dead Sea, is my dream of spending just one Halloween at your house.

Gina said...

SQUEE!!! I WANT ONE!!!(of each):P

Gina said...

Classic goolieness, love them!

Red Rocket said...

Holy zombie fingers, Batman!! I think I love these almost as much as the filet skeleton.

Vera said...

Those are awesome!!!

Sue said...

I love it! You are so clever! I must have several for my Halloween decor!

Bronwen said...

Oh they are great!! If you are that creative when your muse is on holidays what hope is there for me? Anyway also to let you know I tagged you, just check out my blog for details.

Noo said...

I love the "gaggle" of eye balls (what do you call a collection of eye balls?

Tifffany said...

Hahahah those are awesome. What are you gonna do with them? String them up on garland? Attach them to a big flouncy scarf?? Whatever... they're great!

susan said...

awh that muse must be one tough cookie to coax! those are gifts of sheer genius and love!!! and with th nip in the air we are experiencing, seasonal too!

Heather said...

If I was your muse I'd be back just for those yummy fingers. :)

sgeddes said...

Ohh, these are great. Halowwen must be great at your house!

Amanda Button said...

I am very sure your Muse will love them. They are brilliant! :D

Ellen Bloom said...

Koigu for the dismembered fingers....excellent and colorful choice of yarn!

Jennifer said...

Those severed fingers are really cool. I'd show them to my husband but then he would want me to make some....

Molly said...

I am speachless...and that is tough to do!

FinnyKnits said...

Well, who couldn't use a couple more eyeballs and fingers to *spike* the trick or treater candy bowl this Halloween?

And I agree, when being a committment-phobe, do a lot of little things instead of one big scary one.

This is how I ended up with one thousand crocheted flower pins. And now what do I do with them? Stick them to gifts and hope no one says bad things about me.

Amie said...

Getting ready for Halloween, are we?

Kimberly said...

Even sans muse, those fingers are freaky cool!!

Nancy said...

ahhh vaht a vundehver vay to express your inner goul...

Anonymous said...

I'm all for working small... and I'll have to pop back and check out the pics when they reappear. Oh! The anticipation!
take care, gracia
http://gracialouise.typepad.com/high_up_in_the_trees/

Brown Pants said...

Ha! Awesme!

joanna said...

mmmmmm... fingers and eyeballs! yummy... those should bring your ghoulish muse on the run!

too cool!

Vik said...

Hi Regina! Yes, there´s a yarn district in Buenos Aires. Yarn stores at both sides of three streets, one shop beside the other! I think it´s a Lady Linolium must! I wish you come someday and we meet and go yarn shopping together! ;)

Rose said...

Koigu severed fingers - what could be better?

Karen said...

Those are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Gross...my grandsons will LOVE them...