In my last post I told you I would show you a WIP I had been working on for about 10 weeks.
Don’t be fooled by the amount of time I spent making it, thinking it is going to be some enormous amazing project! I got bored of it and it became a very tedious project and consequently ended up in my basket, totally overlooked! It really was a most disliked project, because not only did I not like knitting it, it became very annoying in my knitting basket as it got all tangled up with other things too!
Am I alone here? Has this ever happened to you? You start something with wonderful intentions and it ends up being nowhere near as fun and exciting when you make it?
Well anyway, after I completed my May socks and a few baby hats for friends, I picked up the project and finished it, and was tremendously excited, because it turned out just lovely and KB adores it which is a bonus too! Would you like to have a look?
It is quite the exciting ta-daaa moment, bcecause the moment I sewed in the last end, I loved my cushion and am so glad I kept plugging away at it. I am calling this my Scrappy Handspun Cushion, made from bits and pieces of handspun yarns. When I am spinning two-ply I ususally end up with a bit left on one bobbin, and because spinning is time-consuming, I don’t like wasting that tiny little bit. So I navajo ply it and collected the bits and pieces to make a stripy happy cushion. I made it up in my mind and can’t remember what I did to write it out I’m sorry about that.
So there is my ta-da, and now I am going to introduce you to Thread. While I was away in Wellington, KB found Thread at a second hand shop. Apparently he was surrounded by bright and modern toys and he looked like he needed a good home.
He is so old, the only suitable name for him is Thread Bear and we think he is quite fabulous.
I get a bit sad when toys are blind…
So I gave him some eyes!
Much better! Thread is enjoying the gift of sight and looks much cuter with little beady eyes. Someone must have pulled his eyes out as he has little holes in his face which I stuck some toy eyes into. They are just sitting in there so a bit delicate, but Thread is in toy retirement now, so it is unlikely his eyes will fall out.
Raymond of course would like to remind everyone that this is his blog… not Thread’s…
We’re packing to move again in the middle of next week, into a much lovelier house so we are quite excited. I’ll catch up with from there!
Enjoy your week,
love Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX