Monday, 29 November 2010

A Weasel for Ouisel

There's nothing like a deadline to make me finish a project. My best friend Lou is off travelling round the world next year after finishing her job. Her nickname in our circle of friends is Ouisel (take the first letter of your name and put it at the end), pronounced weasel so when I saw the crochet pattern made by Jennifer Reeve in the LSG group on Ravelry for a weasel I had to make it for her.

Lou coordinated a research study into Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repairs using stents known as EndoVascular Aneurysm Repair or EVAR for short and we also refer to her as the Queen of EVAR so the weasel had to be holding an aneurysm and have a crown.

Ouisel's weasel

I started this project about 2 years ago but other things kept on getting in the way. As Lou was heading off for the year and finishing her EVAR job I had to finish the weasel. It didn't take me long to finish and I enjoyed knitting the aneurysm using i-cord. I can't quite believe I've finished this project. It's been hanging around for so long.

Queen of EVAR

We went away with a group of friends this weekend and it's Lou's birthday this week so the Weasel for Ouisel was finally handed over. It's going to live at Lou's parents place while she's away, just what they want in their farmhouse, a weasel with an aneurysm.

Ouisel Queen of EVAR

It's actually a very nice feeling knowing it's finished. I keep on spotting the bag I kept it in thinking "Gah, must finish that bloody weasel" then remembering I've done it. You can see the project details on Ravelry.

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