I've been buying quite a bit of fabric, both for the shop and *ahem* myself. (Let's just say "mmmm matryoshkas" and be leave it at that, OK?) Yesterday I received some envelopes from Elissa at Kelani Fabrics, and I was shocked to receive some sock monkey fabric that I hadn't ordered.
It was a gift to help me feel better. How nice is that? I've never even met Elissa! Anyway, thank you Elissa. I really appreciate it, and the fabric is so beautiful, and yes, I do feel better. My brain is already ticking over with ways I want to use it. An appliqued tee for me, an iPod case, some toddler PJs. Hmmm.
Tuesday's project-a-day went by the wayside due to a course in minute-taking I was booked in for (who needs an executive level salary? APS2 jobs everywhere are now mine. I have the skillz, dudes! Ho ho ho!). Yesterday I finally made my owl from Paper and String. It was a lovely afternoon - just me, the sofa, 'Ready Steady Cook' on the telly, and the kit.
I think he looks a bit gumby though. All that stitching and he could be Franken-Owlie.
The sock is moving along quite nicely. My next move is the heel turn. Bad photo though - the yarn is really very vivid.