O Hai! I’m Not Dead In A Ditch!

Gentle reader,

It’s been ages since I last posted. I do apologize! I’ve been meaning to get around to do a proper posts but, it just never happened. I’ve been a bit preoccupied. But, I’m back now, and here’s a recap of what’s being going on in my forest.

I did some work, and I played some games.

I finished the bunny sweater (though, I’m going to unpick the sleeves and restitch them, and fix some wonky intarsia bits with duplicate stitch)

I got an amazing parcel from my American Mom, Beth, with a bunch of lovely gifts and some of her beautiful glass work. We’re going to combine her glass pieces and my crochet into… something!

I bought some yarn. Naturally.
L to R: Rowan Colorscape Chunky, Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball, Noro Kogarashi

I got some new shoes. Green, of course.

I did some scribbles. The side two are plans for some lino block prints.

I smooched some cheeky pooses.

Listened to some tunes.
L to R: Emi Hinouchi – “Me”, Midlake – “The Trials of Van Occupanther,
The Civil Wars – “Barton Hollow”

I did some wandering around Melbs and enjoyed the turn of the season.

Aaaaand, I started some big, chunky bedsocks with the Kogarashi for my friend, Alf!
I’m using the pattern “Thuja” from Knitty.com

Phew! Did you like “My Life In Pictures” recap? Hope so! I’ll be back to posting regularly now. I think I might do more of these – unless raiding my Instagram is cheating… Hmmm…

How have you been!? Catch up in the comments! ^_^


Goodnight, Sleep Tight

Gentle reader,

Something you may not know about me (or maybe you do) is that I have a properly hard time throwing anything away. It’s a problem. I have so much stuff! Some things I just know I’ll never need, but I can remember exactly when and where I got it, who gave it to me and how much I loved it way back when and once I remember all those things, I just can’t get rid of it! Even to charity! But, the madness must stop. Oy.

So, I’m tearing my house apart, top to bottom and trying to be as ruthless as I can. It’s hard going, and here I am, nigh on 4:30am after a full day of cleaning, chucking and rearranging, and I still have LOTS to do. But, I decided it was about time for some procrastinating, and I thought I’d have a fiddle around in Photoshop. I do love to play around in Photoshop, though the results aren’t always what you might call a success. Anyway, here’s a little pic for you all (and considering it’s the wee hours of the morning here, I hope the sentiment is true!). I hope you like it! It’s just a silly digital scribble, really.

Anyhoo, I’m gonna get back to it for a bit longer. Partially because I want to, partially because my bed is covered in junk. Geesh.

Do you like to play about in Photoshop? Do you have hoarding in your blood, like me?