Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Against my better judgment, I started crocheting something new. I'm still working on the ripple and cardigan of past weeks but I came across a pattern I just had to try and here we are. I didn't used to be this way; I would finish every project before picking up a new one. But life has been fraught lately and I've had trouble focusing on the ripple throw, especially, so I'm cutting myself some slack. The item you see above is going to be a table decoration, I think. I'm using a potholder pattern, the Vintage Climbing Trellis Hexagon, by Alipyper. Instead of making it with crochet thread (sooo hard for me, seriously, I try and try but I'm bad at it), I'm using regular cotton yarn. This makes it bigger, more like a trivet. I like the pattern; it's simple and easy to follow and things like this always make good stashbusters.
On the reading front, it's mostly cookbooks at the moment. Now that the LB is more self-sufficient, but still needs to hang out at home most of the time until he's more recovered, I seem to have plenty of time of my hands. Sure, there are household chores and I do have to keep these two small people occupied, but I have more time than usual for cooking and baking, which is good but also sort of frustrating because it makes me feel like I'd better step up my game while I have the chance. I've been in the proverbial cooking rut again lately. So I've been looking through my cookbooks more lately. This Jamie Oliver book, Jamie's Food Revolution, is one of a handful of true favorites that I keep on my kitchen counter at all times. I find his recipes very interesting and fairly easy to make, and they usually go over well with the Bears. This is my favorite of his cookbooks, in large part because of the real, everyday people in it. I feel more inspired when I see them, like they're cheering me on.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along