I know I’ve said I will be really busy, but I just can’t help it – I need to make this slug! Isn’t it adorable? I have real soft spot for mollusks, and this one seems like a quick make, so I’m gonna try and squeeze it in somewhere 🙂
There is a new CAL going on! Anyone who’s been following my blog for a while knows how much I love CALs. Love to watch lots of people make the same things and see how everyone makes it different, plus it gives me extra motivation to make something that’s not my own. A kick in the butt, you might say 🙂 Now it’s time to make Christmas stuff. Yay, my favorite holiday!
June has been somewhat disappointed by all the people who’s taken advantage of her CAL discounts and then never finished anything, so this time it will be a little different. She has several Christmas patterns, some of which are free, and we are free to choose which ones to make. One or all of them 🙂 Then, after the CAL ends on Christmas Eve, the participants can win prizes! Gift certificates and/or free patterns, I think 🙂 Read more about the rules HERE.
I plan to make a Christmas tree or two, as soon as I’ve finished a few holiday patterns of my own 🙂
First of all, I really need to thank Greenpixey for the lovely prize I won from her give-away in July. Thank you! What I won was a little heart shaped tin of mint candy to give to my boyfriend 🙂
Also in the package was a surprise that I decided was just for me :p A yummy bar of milk chocolate! It was gone within minutes, hihi 🙂
The package arrived several weeks ago, but I waited to post about it since the mints were going to be a surprise, and I’m not sure whether my bf reads my blog or not. And then, of course, I forgot… I remembered to post about it now because my boyfriend came home from the library the other day and gave me the empty tin to keep little treasures in 🙂
I’m currently participating in another give-away that (hopefully) has not ended yet. At Artikaur’s blog you can enter to win a ball of pretty blue crochet/tatting thread:
I think the give-away will end in a few hours (some time after midnight in my time). Hope I win – my thread stash is not big enough yet! Perhaps it never will be…? 😛
So, the CALs… Well, I never got any further on my alpaca for PlanetJune’s summer CAL 😦 I feel really bad that I got the pattern cheaper than I normally would, and then I never had time to make it… The CAL has now ended, and you can see all the finished alpacas and violets HERE.
Finally, there’s a new CAL that’s just about to start – a halloween themed fall CAL at Itsy Bitsy Spider (who also hosted the Great Owl CAL earlier). This time we’re making pumpkins 🙂
We are to decorate the pumpkins however we want, and at the end there will be a contest with a prize. Whoever makes the coolest pumpkin wins! I have no concrete ideas for my pumpkin yet, but I’ll come up with something as I crochet along 🙂