Clever casting off

Well, now I’m impressed. Seriously impressed. And a teeny bit pleased with myself, too. As those of you who’ve been following me so kindly for a while will know, I’m no experienced knitter. I don’t knit very fancy things, although most of what I’ve attempted so far has turned out rather splendidly (she says, conveniently overlooking the temporarily-suspended lacy knitted jumper fiasco). I also tend to aim high. I’m frequently quite hard on myself. Oh, and I sometimes bite off more than I can chew. Not always a great combination, I freely admit.

And so to my current knitted rabbit project:

Before you get excited and acquire the erroneous extremity of the twiglet, I didn't draw this. It's a photo of the packet.

Before you get excited and acquire the erroneous extremity of the twiglet, I didn’t draw this. It’s a photo of the packet.

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The death of the moth and other unfortunate necessities

I like most living things. OK, so I’m slightly scared of spiders, I wouldn’t particularly appreciate a close encounter with a snake or a crocodile, and I hear grizzly bears can be a bit intimidating. And some humans are simply vile.* But generally speaking, live and let live, that’s what I say. Unless you happen to be a clothes moth, in which case, as of this week, I’m ‘unfriending’ you.** Why? Well, I’ll tell you…
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Battling the blues

It’s true: I do find that craft is a great tonic for keeping the old anxiety in check. Blogging, too. Which is a very good job, because that’s one of the main reasons I’m doing it all! That said, the blues I’m battling right now look more like this:

One down, 10 to go.

One down, 10 to go.

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