Wednesday, September 2, 2015
This week, I'm just starting my winter crochet project. It will be a blanket for the family room. I've made three blankets for that room in the past few years, and I want to make one more so we'll each have one to use. They have been made to replace some old (30+ years) blankets made by my husband's grandmother. He and his brother actually used them on their beds when they were kids. Normally, I treasure old, handmade things, but these blankets have been used to death, quite literally. Whole sections of crochet just come off in handfuls. I think the yarn just gave up from age and use. So I've been making new blankets to replace them, throwing an old one away whenever I finish making a new one. For this blanket, I'm trying a new-to-me technique, the Larksfoot stitch pattern. It's easy but very effective, I think. I've just barely begun, but I'm enjoying it so far. I have lots of worsted acrylic to use up, so I'm going to try to make this blanket from stash yarn only.
Ironically, I'm crocheting a winter project while I'm back to reading Bernd Heinrich's Summer World. I got back into this weekend, while I was hanging out on the couch with my new pal, the cold. It's such an interesting book and I like having something sort of light to read while I'm not feeling well. I say "light," but it's actually quite scientific. I guess what I actually mean is that it lacks the murderousness of my usual reading material. I like it, though. I'm getting ahead for homeschool, which is nice, plus with summer actually ending now, it's nice to look back on the good parts of my least-favorite season. Ha.
Thanks for all the get-well wishes. I'm feeling a little bit better now, but I think my list of things to do this week was waaaaay too ambitious. Baking a pie, for example. Pssh. Maybe a frozen Marie Callender's pie, but one from scratch? Not gonna happen. I hope you're all doing well; I'm way behind on blogs right now. How you doin' (Joey Tribbiani voice)? Tell me something good.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along