Tuesday, August 25, 2015
I'm almost finished with my scarf! I have a few rows left to do in the rose color, then I think I will join the ends to make a cowl. Nothing is set in stone but that's the way I'm leaning right now. I'm starting to think about my annual cold-weather crochet project. For the past several years, I have started a new blanket in September. I think I'll do the same this year, since I'm still hoping to replace our last ancient, ragged afghan in the family room; I want to have four nice, new blankets, one for each of us. I also have some ideas about a new afghan for our bed, using hexagons. I started making a few of them back in the spring and lost interest, but I've been thinking about trying again with a different pattern. It's hard to choose! I have plenty of yarn already for whatever I pick (a seriously burgeoning stash for the first time ever), it's just a matter of deciding. I'll probably go with the family-room afghan. Do you ever have trouble deciding what to make? I think it comes from my reluctance to have too many projects on the go at once. I do love my seasonal blanket projects, it's tradition for me now. How do you choose your projects?
I'm still reading Summer World and enjoying it. I'm in no hurry to finish it, since I want to keep it fresh for when the LB reads it later in the school year. I really should just buy a copy for myself, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I was back at the library the other day and picked up a few more books, because I need stacks of them around me always, and borrowed this novel, The Love She Left Behind by Amanda Coe. It's engaging but pretty dark. The plot revolves around the adult children of a woman who left them to be with a man when they were young. Struggles ensued. I think I'll finish it, but then I might need a large dose of Summer World (birds! flowers!) to perk up again.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along