WIP Wednesday: A Liturgy, A Fantasy, and A Laundry-mussing Monster

Well, hello. Once again, the week has flown by and I am surprised to find that it’s Wednesday already. And speaking of “already,” it’s the 10th! How did it get to be the 10th, and how is there a mere fortnight until Christmas?! Are you all ready? I certainly am not! I don’t even have my tree up yet! I do have a few decorations up though.

So let’s step through my (decorated) front door, and have a nice hot beverage of your choice and a bit of a catch-up, shall we?


The Hook

There really isn’t much to report on this front as my afghan has taken a backseat to my knitting projects. I’m still slowly plugging along.


The Book

Well, I never did get around to consulting Alton about that turkey stock. I just never had the time to be home long enough to babysit a stock. I wonder if there’s a way to make it in my crock pot? Hmm…

I’m still reading Portals of Water and Wine, though I haven’t done much reading in the past week. (Sorry, Rachel.)II As weird as it sounds, I’m actually afraid that I’m going to like it too much and become too engrossed to the detriment of my other projects, like what is currently on my needles and on a deadline. I have a tendency to do that with books. There’s also the slightly trouble of only having it on my tablet and being limited by battery life. Score one for good ol’ books. 🙂

I’m enjoying what I’m reading in God With Us. I’m being true to my word, though, and participating in the Advent retreat first. My scripture readings come daily via email. Additional readings come Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Since today is Wednesday, I’ll probably not read God With Us today.


The Needles

I am just about finished with the apple hat from last week. I just have the leaf left to knit. I also started a new monster. I’m knitting Lurleen the Laundry Monster from The Big Book of Knitted Monsters I’m about halfway up her body. I love seeing these monsters take shape!


That about does it for today. I’m going to link up with Ginny over at Small Things and see what everyone else is up to.

Have a fantastic Wednesday!


FO Friday: Eek! A Monster!

Remember these ears?


They belong to this head…er…body.


Which belongs to this monster.




On our way to Louise!

On our way to Louise!

I finally finished the monster I was making for my friend Louise! She wasn’t at Loving Threads this past Saturday because she was back in the hospital for an unrelated reason. She just hates missing our group meetings. So, Wednesday, my bff (and co-facilitator of our group) went over to visit Louise and bring her my monster. I don’t have a picture of her with Irvina (my name for the monster), but she declared it cute and gave it quite a squeeze. 🙂  Irvina, or whatever her name is now, is sitting in Louise’s living room, hopefully putting a smile on her face.

The Knitty Gritty

Pattern: “Irving the Icebox Monster” from The Big Book Of Knitted Monsters

Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA in Key Lime and New Orleans French Berry

Needles: US-10

Eyes: 18 mm safety eyes from 6060‘s Etsy shop

Size: about 7″ to top of body, 9½” to tip of ears

Have a safe and happy Halloween!



(My Cat-o-lantern from a few years ago.)