This little guy has been knitted for a while, but was lacking eyes.
They got added today. (The view is our side driveway which goes to the front door under the house).
The feet are mostly handspun yarns with a few yarns I received from swaps. I free-hand cut the eyes, glued the black centre to the blue and then blanket stitched the blue on. I seem to have lost my embroidery thread, so just used sewing cotton double over. (I’m
sure hopeful the embroidery thread will turn up, I just don’t feel like going through the craft tubs at the moment).
Here he is in his natural habitat.
However, he probably won’t stay here for long. Dry season in PNG seems to be the time when lots of grass is burned. As we have no glass in our windows, the house is continuously filled with a fine layer of ash and asthmatic me is having problems breathing.
Gorgeous Girl has shown a renewed interest in spinning. This time around we are working on drafting and not just feeding the pencil roving onto the bobbin.
This is top that I dyed myself back in South Africa. The beautiful couch comes supplied with our house.
Gorgeous Man gave me quite a scare this last week ending up so sick that he needed 2 doses of IV antibiotics. They have done the trick though and he is looking 100% better than he was, though he still has a way to go before he’s back to full strength.
I’ve been enjoying knitting while watching the Olympics, a lovely lace shawl and some charity baby booties are currently on the needles. When Gorgeous Girl’s yarn is finished and set I’ve promised her I’ll knit it into a monster that she spied in my Ravelry queue. No point in knitting her a hat with it. It never gets cold enough here to wear one.