I am a huge Star Wars fan. HuuuUUUUUuuge. So, understandably, I was beside myself in my excitement for The Force Awakens to hit theatres. Mark even managed to swing us tickets for the 7 pm showing on December 17! (And, yes, I bragged about this to all of my students; I have no shame.)
It was amazing. The theatre was packed, everyone erupted into cheers every time an old favourite came on screen, so much so, that I often missed the follow-up lines. It was everything I never knew I always wanted in a Star Wars movie.
Usually when I leave the theatre, I’m ready to dissect the show that I’ve just seen. But, all I could say to Mark on the way out was, ‘It was perfect. It was … PERFECT.’ I definitely teared up at one very crucial moment near the end – if you’ve seen it I bet you can guess which one. Every time I saw a Rey costume for little girls while I was out Christmas shopping, my heart grew three sizes.
I knew BB8 was adorable based on the previews, but I didn’t think I’d like her as much as I did (note: I don’t actually know that BB8 is a girl, but she’s totally a girl). The Star Wars droids all kind of have their own personality: R2 is all sass while still being truly devoted to his friends, C3PO is like that annoying friend that you just kind of put up with, but BB8 is like a little puppy that’s all like, ‘Just let me LOVE YOU’.
So, obviously, I had to crochet BB8.
I used my sphere pattern generator for the body and had to look up lots of pictures of BB8 online to complete all of her orange circles.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU. ALWAYS.
I’ve got to go watch The Empire Strikes Back with the fam. I am definitely pushing the Stars Wars stuff on them again. This is just like high school.