Crescent Moon, up in the sky…

Thank you so much for your wonderful response to Unraveled! Your encouragement means a lot to me, and I’m so glad you like it. 😉 I will probably be doing the twice-a-month posting schedule, unless I need to cut it down to once a month because of Life, so you’ll find out what happens next on December 15. 😉

Sweet crescent moon, up in the sky
You sing your song so sweetly after sunshine passes by

Lunar Lullaby, from Cress by Marissa Meyer

And now onto today’s post! Remember Cinder and Scarlet? Today I wanted to post some pictures of my third Lunar Chronicles amigurumi, the lovely Crescent Moon Darnel, known as Cress.

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Please refer to Cinder and Scarlet’s post for the details on materials and stuff.

Unfortunately I don’t remember the brand of yarn I used for Cress’s hair, but I love it – it’s so soft and the perfect shade of yellow. I noticed it out of the corner of my eye when wandering through Michaels and instantly knew I had to buy it for Cress’s hair. Longtime followers may remember that Rapunzel is my favorite fairy tale (and, incidentally, Cress was the book that got me to read The Lunar Chronicles because it’s a Rapunzel retelling), so naturally it was important to me that her hair turn out well.

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I painted over a pair of black safety eyes with this lovely blue nail polish, which worked surprisingly well. I don’t remember the brand, but I love the name: “Blue Me Away.” Then I added a clear coat to keep it from chipping. For the rest of the dolls I got pre-made brown safety eyes, but Cress is supposed to have lovely blue eyes. I could have done clear safety eyes and painted the back, but I didn’t want to order them or spend any more money, so this worked out fine. 😉

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Here’s a closeup of the edging on her dress. I didn’t write down the dress pattern, but it’s basically Cinder’s top, and then extended double crochets for the skirt. The edging is *(sc, ch 2, sc) all in same st, sk a st* around, with the wrong side facing out because I thought it looked cooler. I even pulled out some Lucy yarn for Cress’s apparel.

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Anyway, that’s it for Miss Crescent Moon; I’m very pleased with how she turned out! I’ve been wanting to crochet her for a while now since she’s one of my favorite fictional characters.

Actually, as an aside: if you ever want to know how my brain functions, you should read Cress, because she’s basically me in book character form. Narcissistically enough, that’s part of the reason I like the book so much. There’s a great quote from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green in which the main character, Hazel, is talking about her favorite book, and it perfectly describes my feelings about this book. Here it is:

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like [title], which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal.

…the author […] seemed to understand me in weird impossible ways. [It] was my book, in the way my body was my body and my thoughts were my thoughts.

The Fault in Our Stars, p. 33, John Green

Anyway, that’s kind of off topic, but Cress is ‘my’ book like that. Now I’m curious; do you have any books you feel that way about?

Hope you’re all having a lovely Monday, and thanks again for your support on my own writing adventures! 😀

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8 thoughts on “Crescent Moon, up in the sky…

  1. filliefanatic says:

    Now that is a nice dress! Hmmm, I can’t decide on one ‘my precious’book, so I’m going to go with the EJ12 series, as well as ‘A Waltz for Matilda’ and ‘The Girl From Snowy River’by Jackie French. They were amazing. 😀

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    • Cogaroo says:

      Why thank you, filliefanatic! I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t heard of those books; I will be looking them up promptly. I’m always looking for something new to read. 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment!

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    • Cogaroo says:

      It’s so nice to find people who understand! 🙂 I’m going to look up Dragonsinger; it sounds really interesting! I’m always looking for new book recommendations. Thanks so much for your comment!

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  2. Sue says:

    She’s adorable! I don’t know the character or the book, so I can only say: great proportions, and the hair looks fantastic. It’s amazing to me how crocheters can turn an idea into a 3-d character.

    Some of the books I love best carry a bit of frustration with them – not so much the “weird evangelical zeal” but more of the “I wish everyone COULD read this and understand it as I feel I do, but I’m afraid they can’t….” (which really is a sort of inverted pride). If everyone carried away the same thing from every book life would be a dull affair.

    I don’t know if I’ve ever found a literary character that is ME – but I’ve definitely recognised friends and family members in books. Mrs. Bennett of Pride and Prejudice, for instance – exactly like my mom. 😀

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    • Cogaroo says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Mrs. Micawber! I can’t take credit for the proportions; the doll pattern is from a blog called By Hook, By Hand, and it’s pretty much my favorite ami doll pattern of all time. And it’s free, much like your own wonderful patterns. 🙂

      I totally get what you mean by the “I wish everyone could understand it as I do.” Sometimes it’s frustrating to have someone read a book you love, and then not love it. It is a kind of inverted pride; that’s a great way of putting it. But yes, you’re very right. Your comment is deeply profound.

      I love recognizing people in books! Now I’ll have to pay attention to Mrs. Bennett when I read Pride and Prejudice. I haven’t gotten around to reading any Jane Austen books, but I know I should. 🙂 Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

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