Happy Sunday to you… I hope you’re all having a happy one whatever you are up to! I’m having quite the enjoyable weekend… after work last night we had a lovely evening with one of Raymond’s favourite friends, his Aunty Wei Siew who he loves very much, as she has a comfortable and welcoming lap, a nice gentle voice and is particularly good at stroking, until the knitting comes out and takes up all the room… damn that knitting he says! Today is filled with normal Sunday stuff, plus essay writing… ugh… this one is a shocker and I’m well and truly unmotivated and a wee bit stuck. I’m spending the day alternating between essay writing and knitting, essay writing and cooking, essay writing and yoga and surely by the end of the day it will be all finished!
Yay for Sunday, today marked the end of my giveaway… 194 entries in total, wowsers… what lovely comments to read though, so much appreciation coming my way, it was quite awesome, thank you for taking the time to say thank you!! It was very lovely! I used a random number generator thingy and the winner was…………………………..
Pati from London!
Yay Pati, I’m excited to be sending you some Crochet with Raymond goodness, so e-mail me your address and I’ll get it in the post!!!
Are you a follower of Rebecca Danger and her wonderful knitted monsters? I was looking at her etsy shop a few weeks ago and saw that she has just released a book! I needed to get my hands on this book because I’m busting to make some monsters… so I did!
And how flipping fabulous is this book! I love it!
I’ve been having so much fun going through my stash, finding all the single skeins with monster potential! It was hard to decide which one to make first, I actually ended up trying out one of Rebecca’s free patterns, the bunny nugget which you can find on her blog but I need eyes for it! Embroidered eyes look silly and buttons made it look like a zombie bunny nugget, so you’ll have to wait for the reveal on that one! In the meantime, I’ve decided to get started on this one, using Perendale from The Wool Company in watermelon, one of my absolute fave colourways from TWC!
Very cute and very small… perfect to start on. Rebecca is such a monster legend… I highly recommend her blog but have a look at her etsy shop to see pages and pages of monster goodness, I love it! I want them all…. (seriously)
I love my stash. It brings me endless amounts of joy… I like to buy bright coloured, exciting yarn that makes me zing on the inside, but generally I have no idea what I’m going to make with what I buy. But I like it that way. Because I only buy a small amount at a time rather than, say, a jersey lot, I have a lot of glorious single skeins, that are perfect monster material!
I’ve been uploading my stash onto Ravelry lately, just to prove how completely obsessed I have become! My stash has two categories, wardrobe stash and basket stash. The basket stash lives in baskets next to my rocking chair and consists of all the wool I use to crochet, knit little hats and generally experiment with. I don’t upload basket stash onto my stash page on Ravelry because it is in constant use for lots of little projects. (Also, I might point out here, that this stash is colour coordinated for maximum aesthetic pleasure)
My wardrobe stash is a different story. This stash lives in zip-lock bags, (a necessary precaution after a moth attack on some feather dusters stored in there last year) and is then stored in big plastic boxes. This is where my favourite yarns live, boxes of pure potential happiness… Want to have a sneaky peek into my wardrobe stash? It’s not the hugest stash in the world but I love love love it. So click HERE for a good old nosey! Oh, and I finally reached 100 projects on ravelry the other day! So if you want to see everything I’ve made since about August 2010 in one colourful hit, click HERE! That’s a serious colour fix, brace yourself!
OK, I’ve procrastinated enough for today! Back to the essay, wish me luck!
Have a lovely rest of your weekend,
Love Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX