Of Lions & Melbourne

Gentle reader,

It’s been a year and three days since I moved to Melbourne, and it still feels a little surreal sometimes. I love how many odd little nooks and crannies this city has, all the hidden little alleys and arcades that are brimming with life and history. Today, my friend Kendyl and I wandered into the Cathedral Arcade which runs between Swanston Street and Flinders Lane, where we discovered this amazing stained glass ceiling.

Catherdral Place

Also, the little lion is finished!

"Hello, World!"

I’m pretty pleased with him, and I like that he’s a little lopsided and kooky (like most things I do).

Dandy Lion

Gentle reader,

It’s been a fair while since I’ve made an amigurumi with the exception of a fish for work a few weeks ago. So, I thought what better to make with my new Japanese yarn that a cute ami! So, I took my ball of Poka Poka Hitsujichan and my 3.5mm hook to while away my public transport time, and came up with this over a few trips:

Almost done!

When I’d finished his body and head, I decided I’d use the Ethnic Denim cotton to make his mane. I’ve finished the first strip, but I’ll probably make a few more strips to give him a nice full mane. I’ll keep you posted and let you know what I thought of the yarns!