I’m feeling a bit blah at the moment… I have a few bits and bobs to write about but I’m lacking motivation!  So I’ll just pop in to say hello!  And leave you with a photo of Raymond which made KB and I laugh because it looks (to us with somewhat warped minds) that he is jumping over my spinning chair!

Hope you’re well and full of joys and crafty inspiration!


About Crochet with Raymond

I'm a crochet obsessed, reiki master, crystal healing, yoga junkie, counselling student, in a happy long term relationship... and Raymond's mum!
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51 Responses to Blah

  1. stocki says:

    Hi Alice.. That was a lovely little pop-in! Lovely Raymond saved the day :)x

  2. meredithjean says:

    Make the most of the blah sweet, it’s not a chapter without value xxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Hannah says:

    I hope your blah mood leaves soon. And yes, it does look like Raymond is jumping over your chair!!!!

  4. Carolyn says:

    Selfishly sorry you are feeling blah! Hope you’re back to yourself soon.

  5. Christine says:

    *sending some happy warm fuzzy vibes*

  6. kashi says:

    I was worried you weren’t well, or just very busy with all that you do. Don’t worry the blah feeling will pass. Sometimes you just need a little down time. Hard to find when you work and study full-time. Looking forward to your next post when you feel up to it. Raymond is as funny as ever and my daughter is asking if you put pics of Ritchie on here. Lol. Take care of yourself.

  7. kashi says:

    Just look at the time stamps on your comments. Has to make you feel a little better. We all get notified you have posted and jump to read. Warm thoughts to you.

  8. Lu Douglas says:

    Dear Alice, We all lack motivation sometimes. Just think of all those mornings you rose from your bed filled with joy and anticipation for a new project, or a completed assignment. For all the highs, we have to have lows – know that when this is done, you will soar once again…and speaking of soaring…I’m going to rewrite the nursery rhyme – it’s not ‘the cow jumped over the moon’, it’s ‘Raymond flew over the chair’. I just love that boy! love lu x

  9. minaandme says:

    Sorry to hear you’re feeling blah. That’s never fun. I hope your little family is helping you out and making you smile! It seems as though Raymond is off to a good start🙂 He’s such a sweetie. Best of luck with your bits and bobs and yarny goodness! Hopefully you’ll be back up to your perky, uber productive self before too long. Chin up!

  10. Lisa Smith says:

    Oh Alice, you are so fortunate that George chose you to be his mama! You are such a special person! I’m sorry you’re feeling blah; but who better than a Siamese to chase away those blahs? I felt so lucky to have had my Siamese Mioko adopt me years ago. He arrived at my back door one day (where the trash cans were), starving, dirty, tired, but still regal in that regal Siamese way, & wearing a leather collar with his name & a phone number. The number was disconnected, & I spent weeks trying to find if he had an owner looking frantically for him. After a month, with no luck finding his people, he adopted us. And gave me 9 more years of pure love. You touch so many lives with the beautiful things you create – thank you for sharing your life and your George with us.
    Warm regards, Lisa in Lake Oswego, Oregon

  11. Tas says:

    Heh, heh. Reminds me of a Garfield cartoon when he fell asleep trying to cross a patch of sunlight….

  12. Lisa Smith says:

    Oh boy, do I feel dumb. . . . .I meant “Raymond”, and I wrote “George” . . . . .
    What can I say except, please accept my apology???
    So sorry to you and sweet Raymond.
    Lisa in Lake O., Oregon (who has a cat named George)!

  13. Love MeredithJean’s comment! Yes, hope your blahs are well soon. Perhaps you ought to try eating a few Peanuts. It always helps me.🙂 Knowing you, however, your mind is probably already plotting some new socks or something.

  14. Aw thanks everyone! I’m perfectly fine and good just blahed that’s all!
    I’ll be back soon! :OD

  15. Lisa says:

    I love the pictures you share of Raymond. He’s so photogenic! You should have put a ball of yarn above the chairs shadow so it would look like he was jumping over it for the yarn.

  16. Suzanne says:

    Awesome pic of Raymond, it definitely helped me get a little pick me up from my blah feelings at the moment as well

  17. Elizabeth says:

    LOL what a sweet picture!🙂

  18. Leah says:

    Hopefully this lovely Spring sunshine will help you out of the blahs hon. I thought of you yesterday when I was buying knitting needles at the op shop – wondering if I’ll ever get good enough to make socks like yours!! Take care, Leah x

  19. Cara Jean Reimann says:

    I love the blahs! Time to wallow a bit, simmer on low heat, get ready for new creativity.

    Just today I planted seeds: lettuce, arugula, spinach, and chard for another crop of greens this season…in Denver, Colorado! I love going into the garden and picking a little of this and that from the abundance of vegetables and herbs. They taste great, and it’s especially nice to wash everything down with home-made kombucha! I’m greedily hoping for another crop of greens this fall.

    Slow is good. Thanks for the reminder.

    Peace and good health all around,

    Cara Jean (FiberHound)

  20. Melissa says:

    It’s all those papers…that will make anyone blah.

    So instead of the cow & the moon, we get Raymond & a chair. It works!

    I have yarn porn….and will be posting more tomorrow. Go have a look and see if that helps the blahs….one word…Malabrigo…yum! Have a good one!

  21. Teje says:

    Hello Alice! Sometimes everything is a little bit blah … hope it pass soon!
    Beautiful and very artistic photo of Raymond!
    xxx Teje

  22. Tickety-boo says:

    Hellooooooo! May your Blah pass on it’s way VERY soon. Check out his nibbs! Stretching in the sunny spot. That’s the life.

  23. Suzanne says:

    Blah can be a good thing. Most of the times I have a “blah” it is followed by the most wonderful ideas and thus motivation. Although most of the times it involves new projects instead of finishing old ones :p haha. What an acrobatic cat you have😉.

  24. Dawn Marie says:

    Hope you feel more ‘like yourself’ soon.xx

  25. Aaaawww Alice, I’ve returned to your blog after my break to see you’re not feeling top notch, so sorry to hear that. Then I started to read back through all your amazing posts I’ve missed whilst I’ve been away, and I think you might be a bit burnt out, because you’ve been spinning and knitting up some really wonderful things like a woman possessed! I, like you, feel that a skein of hand dyed spun yarn is a thing of great beauty, and worthy of being displayed in a bowl on the coffee table. That skein from your last post, wow! What a beauty! Richie has really kept his looks hasn’t he?! There’s just no way you can let him be sent off to be made into meatballs now, he’s much too much of a star, and also, can he become your private wool source? Maybe you could set up a donation button to keep Richie in his field, that would pay for his medication and feed, and then he’d not need to be sent off to a higher place. Can you see how attached I’m becoming to him?! You never know, a donation button might well bring in more funds than you expect. Well Alice, it’s lovely to be back on your blog and with you and Raymond, who really does look like he’s leaping over your spinning chair! Hope you feel better soon. Love Vanessa xxxx

  26. sue says:

    Snap. I’m feeling very blah at the moment too. Time of year maybe?

  27. kiwiyarns says:

    Poor you. I think everyone else has summed it up well. Hope you’re feeling happy soon. Hugs. xxx

  28. Penelope says:

    I’m with you on the blah-ness Alice, unfortunately I’ve got the seasonal change sniffles and so am wrapped up in bed with laptop, radio, millions of tissues, row upon row of water glasses and pillows and blankies. It would be nice if I could breathe through my nose sometime soon! I don’t even have the energy to knit / crochet! Hope your blahs end soon, take special care and thanks for being yourself xox hugs, Penelope xxx

  29. Oh! How happy and content with his feline life. When I was a teenager, my father used to call me in Spanish “the cat of chalet”…. a bit like your little one here, enjoying the leisure of being simply a CAT. Ja!
    Projects? Always is something going on. I am knitting a school tank top for my son; very strangely, is sort of hot in the UK at the moment, so I am trying my best to knit that as fast as I can. And, If I am not knitting, I am baking or writing in Spanish for a Chilean web site…. all good.
    Best regards!

  30. Robin says:

    Hi Alice, Oooohhhhh the blahhhssss, not much fun but we all get them from time to time. I know I do! Thanks for popping in and hope you are blahless soon. xoRobin❤

  31. crochetingdoc says:

    Love Raymond!!! Boy do I miss my cat!

  32. Rebecca Coope says:

    It’s always a pleasure to see a new picture of Raymond! I love him! R x

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  34. JulesM says:

    Raymond is the most photogenic kitty, expressive even when he sleeps! Thanks for sharing him and the darling Richie with us. Hope the blahs make their exit soon. I’ve been rather blah myself and I do know it passes. It does cheers me up to visit your colorful blog.

  35. Nicole says:

    I know how you feel I get the same ‘glum’ moments too where I don’t want to blog (sometimes I don’t even want to crochet!) but it’ll pass. Have you been having bad weather? That’s usually a good cause of blahness😦

  36. Carol says:

    Hi Alice, you don’t have to be “up and at ’em” all the time, just relax into your blah, ask Raymond, he knows all about relaxing!
    Carol xx

  37. Liza says:

    Hi Alice,
    Im sorry your feeling the glums, I to have been feeling the same for a while, When i feel the glums i go to the blogs which you go to , and look at the pretty pictures and picture my self at those places, And say to myself i could be worse. But i looked thru my emails and i saw yours i click right away i so enjoyed the pic of raymond. I do look forward to reading yours, i know i have told you before you do bring a smile to my face, just remember you do bring alot of smiles to alot of people. All of this will pass, You take care and the warmest wishes to you and all your loved ones. Your friend from Texas.

  38. Jill_R says:

    It always makes me happy to be with my loved ones and pets (Go Raymond and Ritchie!). I can understand your feeling of “blah”. I think the others have to right – it must be the time of year. No worries though, the holidays are coming! 🙂

  39. Alyson says:

    Hooray for Raymond! He always makes me smile.🙂 I’m feeling crafty and motivated at the moment. I have an AWESOME pair of socks on the needles right now. I’ve been feeling a little down, but the super-bright colors (and the fact that they’re socks) perked me up. Hope you’re out of your slump soon!

  40. Mellie says:

    This is so sweet. I had a blue point Siamese… he was my little buddy. Brings back so many memories of crocheting on the sofa with him culddled up in my lap trying to grab the yarn. Thanks for sharing!

  41. Planet Penny says:

    I know that blah feeling, what a good thing Raymond is there to step in to the breach! Hope you get your Mo-jo back soon x

  42. Very funny photo of Raymond! I hope the ‘blahs’ pass soon.

    Carole xx

  43. Angela says:

    A truly great photo of your cat. I love the affect. Over here in Texas, it’s still nearly 100 degrees and I am ready for winter. I finished a cardigan recently and want to wear it.

  44. I think the blahs go with the change of seasons 😦 He certainly does look like he is jumping over your spinning chair Hee Hee, isn’t it great how our ‘fur babies’ entertain us. PS at least you are not in my shoes of the school holidays and two rambunctious boys who are more than ready to go back to school 😉

  45. Sarah says:

    Hey Alice,

    LOVE the picture – really made me smile.

    As for the blahs – this too shall pass – everything is cyclical and without the blahs the yays could not exists. Life would be boring if it was one big flatline. Very kind of you to pop in and let us know where you are though – because we would wonder!

    After my own week of blahs last week, I’ve been busy crocheting some clothes! I was a crochet clothes virgin, but have whipped up two little things for FO Friday tomorrow. And I’m ready to get knitting again now as two beautiful new yarns arrived today.

    (BTW, I love Vanessa’s comments and agree with her entirely!)

    Take care,


  46. Sarah says:

    So sweet – like the cow that jumped over the moon, hope the blahs are chased away by now

  47. Kath says:

    Love to see new entries fromyou Alice, Hope your blah mood has passed, and you are back to your old self. Love that Ritched, my he is one handsome little sheepie

  48. Kath says:

    I should have my glasses on….. oh dear

  49. Cuckoo says:

    I thought it was just me feeling a bit blah. I’m sorry to hear it was you too. Hope your’s has lifted. Mine has now that I have had 2 nights decent sleep. So restorative.

    I hope to find that you are well as I hop on to your next post.


  50. bella lily says:

    missing you … hope you are ok, take care

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