The problem with deciding to shop your stash and use materials already on hand, is that you're apt to run out of yarn! Luckily my stash is 'so deep and so wide and so tall' that I could find a complementary yarn to carry on with the koala. The boucle yarn gives koala a nice fluffy effect, but makes crochet stitches very difficult to count.
Our electricity has been off for 8 hours so far. I've just found a spot where my tablet works, so I'm writing this on the tablet. Fingers crossed it will publish alright.