Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Woyww #178 - legless, finished and a limboing monkey!

Hello on this windy Wednesday. Hope none of you are anywhere near this horrible hurricane. It has certainly had an impact on our weather but thankfully nothing like as serious as in New York. So today we check out desks around the world via the WOYWW as hosted by Julia.

My desk was all nice and organised and tidy and I took a photo ..........

Cushion cover (so much trouble that I should have given up when it started to go wrong, but no, I persevere).

Sock, coming along nicely but slowly. New sock monkey (finished waiting for a new home). New balls of wool (just waiting for new project). Radio 1 on the IPad sitting on top of my Granny Blanket.

Sewing machine with one piece of bunting. A new baby monkey I am crocheting.

And I think that is it......

......and then I started doing a bit here and there and before I knew it, it was a right mess. So I thought I would show a during (and in fact after) as I have now left it just as seen above. Can't be doing with tidying up every time.

A pile of buttons as I was looking for just the right ones for the baby monkey's eyes. The cushion cover has been hidden under the IPad. The monkey now has a nose, eyes and one ear. I have no idea what the big monkey is doing, looks like he is limboing, maybe he is showing off in front of new sock monkey.

Right, I am grabbing a gingerbread and a cup of tea and popping round to look at everyone who's number ends the same as mine, plus a few I always visit in the middle, and definitely those who visit me, and if I can fit in any other desks I will certainly try.

 

36 comments:

Maria said...

It's so nice and colourful on your workdesk love all the projects your making, like you I'm going to grab myself a cup of tea and blog surf...

Happy crafting...


Maria
http://ajourneythatstartshere.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/woyww-178.html

JoZart said...

Great snoop on all your knitting, crochet and sewing. Love the lemon monkey and the bunting. Your crochet cushion is going to look great finished so hang in there and keep going until it is!
Jo x

Elizabeth said...

Love your desk in all it's states from tidy to messy - and the limboing monkey is a hoot :) I think your cushion cover is fab - love the colours. Enjoy the gingerbread. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x (no number yet)

butlersabroad said...

Love the limboing monkey!! Definitely showing off! Sock is coming along well and I wouldn't be able to tell bad crochet from good, so it all looks good to me!!

Hugs
Brenda 1

butlersabroad said...

I just linked you, you're no10.

Laurie said...

that cushion cover is beautiful and i love that monkey! The gingerbread sounds pretty darn good too!

Spyder said...

oho this is lovely, all that wool and stuff and the monkey! (If it is a monkey...might be a moon monster)
Have a great week. HapPy WoyWw
((Lyn)) now #12

EELS said...

Nice to see lots going on here, gosh I did actually laugh out loud about the limboing monkey showing off......good to have a laugh right now too.
Elaine #27

Helen said...

That lemon monkey is cute! Lots of work going on here, glad you are out of the way of the storm. Helen, 4

okienurse said...

great looking desk and I love all the color and texture going on. Love the buttons and yarns available to play with! Monkeys are so fun! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #39

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely little monkey! And the toy's not bad either!!! Sorry. couldn't resist that :)
Glad to see the bunting making - I find it really therapeutic.
hugs, LLJ '68 xx

Sue said...

Really fabulous projects on your desk..the cushion is my favourite:)
xxx
have fun!

kay said...

your desk is so tactile and the pile of buttons reminds me of my nans button tin which i have
have a fab woyww
kay #75

Ann B said...

Love the snoop at your desk, so colourful and beautiful knitting/crochet.

Happy WOYWW
Ann B
#65

sandra de said...

Always such a colourful and creative desk. Well done for not giving up.
Sandra @87

Annie said...

I'm sat reading my WOYWW blogs on my sick bed this week but have my mask on so you don't catch anything. I'm enjoying reading what everyone is up to this week [it's better than reading magazines :-) ]. I'm leaving a copied comment so you know I've called by because my hands are too weak and shaky to keep typing out my comments this week.
Big hugs,
A x #93

lisa said...

Lots of lovely, colourful things on your desk. I envy anyone who can crochet and create things out of wool. It's all double dutch to me!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #95

Shazsilverwolf said...

Wow, a super-busy desk.Crochet work always looks gorgeous, and your sock monkeys are ace. I use roughly the same visiting system: some regulars, all those who end in the same number as me, then that number +5,everyone who visits me, then a few random if I can get around any more.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #90

Lynn Holland said...

Yours is the desk for me so far this week. It's full of colour and texture. Move over while I sit down.
Lynn-One I Made Earlier Today-79

Julia Dunnit said...

My all the colour! It's fab..perfect to beat the storm blues. Am very glad you're out of harm's way. I know it seems like troble, but would it help to know quite how fab that cushion cover is looking?

butlersabroad said...

Popped back in again. Yes those were Canadian geese in the photo from The Lakes. I asked where the sheep were in a most aggrieved tone! Andre said the geese were everywhere now.

Hugs
Brenda

Twiglet said...

Your little table looks so cosy and inviting. I love that little crochet cushion. x Jo

Andrea said...

wow you have a lot going on and it all looks fab, I love the rich colours of the cushion and love the buttons so pleased you didn't tidy them away... I'm a button freak and could spend hour looking feeling and generally loving BUTTONS ..have a fab week x#77

Robin Spitzer said...

love all the colors! Your cushion looks beautiful!

House of Bears said...

Your deak is so colourful, it makes us feel really inspired.

The bears @#104 (we think)

slowlaneblog.com said...

First time visit via WOYWW.
Oh Yarn and woolly crochet/knitterly stuff....It does make me sad to see though because I can no longer knit and crochet. But It makes me happy to see all those beautiful colours

Tamika said...

How do you get raveled up in so much! I love the new sock monkeys color!Tamika #112

Caz said...

Lots of beautiful colour!! Love the limbo monkey!!!
Have a good week
Caz
#137

Angie said...

Such a cheery desk ....what has happened to the crochet? I am sure you will sort it.
I need to have a go at a sock monkey ...DS sent over some red and white ones he didn't want.xx#101

Shoshi said...

Your desk looks brilliant, Famfa - love all the crochet and the wools and buttons and monkeys and things! Especially I like the bunting. One day I shall make some for my ARTHaven but not sure where to put it in my present room - it may be different when we move.

Thanks for your lovely comments and I am glad you like my knitting! As for the unravelling and re-knitting, it was just that I absolutely loved the dress it was in its previous incarnation, and the wool is lovely quality and far too good to throw out, and I couldn't bear to part with it, so making it up into something different is the best solution all round, even if it involves a lot more work. I'm pleased with how it's going so far, anyway. There's a basket of other stuff to be unravelled too!

Things not too bad family wise, thanks for asking - my hubby has seen a solicitor re power of attorney so that is now going through. They've got someone interested in their house but they have their own to sell so we're no further forward really.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #16

Queen Lightwell said...

Yum, gingerbread! Very interesting workspace this week. I'm currently trying my hands at crocheting and finding it, um, time consuming? I'm working on a pair of leg warmers for myself with some scrumptious super soft loopy cream colored yarn...mind you, I'm new at this so they probably won't end up matching even, but I'm sure they will be warm! lol Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment! :) I wish I could just travel around and help people get organized so their homes would work better for them. Anyways, your projects look great and thanks again for stopping by...Deeyll #60

Erika said...

Famfa great desk loving all your buttons and your crocheting.
Happy crafting, Erika. 118

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I love the before and after. I tend to go the other way - show the mess then the tidy, but I love seeing the progress - or progression, maybe better, in either direction.

Happy day-after WOYWW

MA (2)

Peggy Cain said...

never could crochet... love seeing it and all the great colors. have a great week Peg

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fun snoop today watching the monkeys in action. Interesting how big monkey was trying to squeeze back out of the way of the first picture and then, apparently overwhelmed with the aspect of having little monkey in his space, he just collapsed in agony!

Have a great week! Darnell #63

Sandi McLean said...

Oh I do adore sock monkeys! I am sure they get up to all sorts of antics LOL Delightful workspace! Sandi #27