Some things I am enjoying right now:
It’s a good lilac year. It was warming up a couple weeks ago, so they grew and bloomed quickly, but then it cooled down and got rainy, so they’ve been lasting longer than usual.
Modern Mrs. Darcy and her What Should I Read Next podcast
I’m going through a bit of a reading lull at the moment, but listening to episodes of this podcast is helping to get me enthused about reading again.
I’ve always been on the lookout for the perfect planner, I’ve tried all the apps, and I have lists on bits of paper scattered all over. I think Bullet Journaling is the perfect solution for me. Sometimes I have to-do lists a mile long, but sometimes keeping a calendar seems like overkill for my relatively peaceful life. With a bullet journal I can adjust it as needed. So far I’m finding it helpful to use a page for a weekly spread, rather than daily pages. I also love having a place to keep lists of projects I want to do, and books to read, and recipes I want to try. I even keep a post-it on my current weekly page to use for listing groceries I need to buy. It’s as simple or as complicated as I need it to be, I think it’s really genius!
My next new knitting project is going to be this beautiful Waiting for Rain Shawl. I have some Lakes Yarn in Fernan Merino Fingering in a pretty silver-green color. I am not allowing myself to cast on until I’m finished with two other projects first. This is highly motivating, however, and I hope to get to this within the week.
I want to thank you for designing Lucy’s Monster.
My three year old suffers separation anxiety and struggles with transitions. The advice we always got was that he needed a blanket or soft toy to use as a security/transition object, but my son was completely uninterested in that kind of link with an object.
Then he saw Lucy’s Monster on the cover of Softies, and asked me to make it, in pink. So I did, in fleece, with sewn eyes for safety. I expected brief interest, as with other toys I have made.
His monster goes EVERYWHERE with him. It sleeps with him, climbs slides with him, rides on his lap in the car, sits next to him when he eats, and is constantly cuddled. My little boy constantly ascribes happy thoughts and kind motives to it, and he sleeps better and is less anxious in general. Right now, he is asleep on my lap, cuddling his beloved monster.
I just wanted you to know what joy and comfort your adorable design has brought a little kid, and say thank you.