The Weaving Inn

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fine Then

It has come to my attention that some people feel I should be blogging more than umm ... once a week. So fine then, I'll blog twice a week. Provided someone adds an extra hour or two to each day. Frankly, you people should be happy I only blog once a week. Otherwise I might be compelled to show you pictures of stuff like this.

*Sigh* Blue Sky Worsted Hand Dyes. 50% merino, 50% alpaca. 109 yards and so squishy you wouldn't believe it. Originally bought to make a Baby Surprise Jacket, now I'm thinking it's going to be f. pea's Organic Gansey. But first, I must finish this ...

No, it's not a bib. It's the front of my MONKEE! Yes, I've given up waiting for Monkee Maker to make me a monkee and I've taken the needles into my own hands. And I am going to make a monkee. Indeed. In a new fall yarn, Cascade 220 "Paints". Note the artistic photograph. I'm knitting this on 4's so all Mr. Monkee's stuffing won't fall out but in the meantime my edges are curling like holy cow.

This isn't a new yarn, it's regular Cascade 220. It'll be Mr. Monkee's feet and hands. And his head. Err, I think. Pattern's kinda confusing.

Today's Public Service Announcement - please visit Michaela's blog. She is collecting 4" squares to assemble a blanket to sell on eBay. The money from the sale of the blanket will go towards buying a new car seat for Oliver. Click on the linky to read more about Oliver and his very brave Mum.

Now Michaela lives in England and I believe the three people who read this blog live in the United States of 'Merica. So maybe it's a bit of a hassle to mail stuff overseas. Gotta go to the post office and all that. It's probably more of a hassle to live with cerebral palsy but I digress. Here are four little words to make the trip to the P.O. easier - Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere.

Make a square and mail it (details on Michaela's blog), send me an e-mail (, for every square you make you get a chance to win I dunno, 2 or 3 skeins of cashmere. Probably three. To replace the yarn you used to make a whoppin' 4" square. We'll have a little draw on Halloween. Contest is open to everyone, regardless of where they live and how hard it is for them to get to the post office.


  • At 10:43 PM, Blogger Monkee Maker said…

    It's amazing what a teeny tiny bit of foot tapping can do.

    Mmmm. Monkey corners do that. But why didn't you TELL me you wanted me to knit you a monkee?? You only had to say the word! Still. Now you're knitting your own .....

    And how good are you? Michaela will be chuffed. I just have the one tiniest little concern that's probably not worth mentioning. But I will anyway .... Halloween. That's going to be your next post, isn't it? ISN'T IT??

  • At 11:26 PM, Blogger Michaela said…

    Thanks April - perhaps you're not so bad after all! Just one mention though, the blanket will be raffled, not e-bayed. Tickets are £1 or $2 each, so if anyone wants to send me a square and some cash I'd be very greatful - don't forget to include an address of where to send your prize though.

    Many thanks to everyone taking part in this - think I'll be spending a long time sewing it up, but hoping to get it all sorted by Christmas.

  • At 4:03 AM, Blogger trek said…

    An April Monkey!

  • At 2:23 PM, Blogger Sheepish Annie said…

    Yes. You must post more oftener. I don't have a horse or a monkee and you are my "fix." It's like a responsibility, you see.

    A square, you say? I might be able to do that. I'm a little scared of the Post Office, but let's see if I can get past that...

  • At 9:32 PM, Blogger Valerie said…

    Heck, I am going to the post office nearly weekly with my BookMooch addiction, so I should have no problem with this. Will check it out!!!

    "curling like holy cow" make me snort Calistoga out my nose. Just sayin'.


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