Just in case I didn't start this post low enough for anyone to not be spoiled if they stumble upon this, I'll give you a picture of my animal fitting this month's them quite well:
So yes, this shipments' theme was Sloth. I was quite worried about this shipment given my disappointment in the last one, but I have to say I'm not really disappointed this time. I'm not as ecstatic as I could be, but at least this shipment had some yarn in it, and the pattern (although I would probably pass it by if searching for something to make) looks like it took a really long time (not to mention a lot of math) to design. It's not something I would normally like, but I think it could grow on me. It also looks like it's going to be a heck of a lot more challenging than the last shipment.
The yarn is Unique Sheep Footprints. 50g of Studmuffin (brown) and 70g of Siesta Fiesta (multicolor), as well as 8g of black angora yarn for the inside of the earflaps. The extras included were a row counter (for those to lazy to keep track), a club button, a note pad with a crazy colorful sloth on it, and some loose tea from Felicitea (green tea, chamomile, peppermint, and catnip), as well as a tea bag to put it in (the glass of Mango Lemonade did not come with the shipment, I was just to lazy to move it. Just keeping with the theme!)
So while it's not what I expected, I'm happy about the challenge that the project will provide. However, it's going to wait a little bit because I've started something else.
This is the Short 'N Sweet (ravelry link) from the Stitch 'N Bitch Happy Hooker book. I'm making this with the same yarn that I made Blissful with, which didn't turn out as such for me, but will work great for Maura (once I finish putting the fasteners on it). Also unlike Blissful, this one seems like it's going to fit me. So far. While working on this project, I've been neglecting this one:
This is the sock for Ray that I've been picking up between projects. I'm not sure what is keeping me away from it, I think I may be a little burnt out on socks, but I really want to finish
it them for him. Yes, this is only the first one. At this rate he MAY have them for Christmas. We'll see.