Wednesday, July 1, 2015
It's July! Can you believe it? Happy July to you!
This week, I'm still plugging away on my ripple throw. I didn't work on it much while we were away on vacation last week, but I've been making up for lost time since we've been home. I have finished about half of the dark green section. I only crochet a little at a time, since it's a bit hot to have an afghan on my lap right now, but I'm still enjoying it. The pattern is soothing. I'm thinking about using it with worsted-weight yarn this fall when I start my yearly cold-weather crochet project. It will be another big blanket for my family room. Just one more to make and I'll have a complete set of four fresh, new ones. Thanks for offering your input on making blanket after blanket. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels compelled, and happy, to fill her house with afghans.
As for reading, I haven't started a new book after finishing the ones I took on vacation with me. I've been reading the July issues of my magazines instead. The pile was getting a little ridiculous on my desk and it was time to tackle it. I have three subscriptions currently: Sunset, Martha Stewart Living and Interweave Crochet. I've always loved magazines, from my first subscription to Highlights. Did you read teen magazines? I was a Sassy girl myself (the first issue I bought had Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love on the cover), but I liked YM and Seventeen too. Do you have magazine rituals? I do. I prefer to read them at the kitchen table in good light with a cup of tea. During the school year, I do this on a weekday morning when I'm at home alone. In summer, the ritual goes out the window like so many others do. Now, I'm happy to read a page or two in between whatever I'm doing with the kids during the day. It's all good; the ritual will resume before I know it.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along.
In memory of Wink.