This week, I'm continuing to ripple. I've finished the light green section and moved on to a darker one, my fourth color so far. The dark green is Stylecraft Special DK in Khaki (the other colors are Cream, Camel and Meadow). I'm aiming for an earthy look with this blanket. I want to put it on the couch in the living room. The couch is a grayish-green. I have beige and cream cushion covers on the throw pillows. What is your furniture style? Do you like colorful upholstery or basic, plain fabrics? My furniture is relatively boring - basic, sturdy styles; solid, somewhat neutral colors; nothing remotely fancy. It's decent stuff, just not what I'd call stylish. I see crocheted items, and sewn ones, as good opportunities to add color and interest to the furniture, which is why I seem to always be making another throw or afghan. Sometimes I wonder if I should be doing this anymore; where will it end? We have more than enough already, but it's such a pleasure to make them. I like having them around, and the local blanket-fort-makers certainly approve.
In the mood for a break from novels featuring murder and mayhem, I'm now reading I Love It When You Talk Retro by Ralph Keyes. This is an interesting book about American speech, the slang and turns of phrase that are part of the way we talk, or have been in the past. There are many words and phrases I've always wondered about. As a
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