The lovely vest I am crocheting from the winter version of Interweave Crochet may do me in. I mean it! The gorgeous pattern by Judith L. Swartz called Abelia Jacket caught my eye right away. I went all over looking for the yarn and finally found something at Knit n' Knibble in Tampa. Gosh they are so nice at that store. So helpful and friendly. Anyway I may have taken a short break from this sweater/vest when I went on my trip, and of course there was the dishcloth madness.
I spent my weekend in a mad crochet square craze. I am now at the 90 square mark with 63 to go. And I have to admit I can not make another one for a while. They are beautiful, and the yarn is lovely, I just can't take it anymore.
Each square takes me about 21 minutes to make. That includes attaching and sewing in the ends. I know I am a crazy woman, (for many reasons) but timing myself sounded like fun to break up the monotony of this project. That is 1890 minutes spent on this vest so far, 1890 minutes equals 31.5 hours. Oh my! And I am not even close to being done. So I have made a deal with myself, I can have a bit of fun if I do 9 squares between fun projects.
What could be more fun than some monsters? I have 4 great nieces and a nephew on my side and 2 great nieces on my husbands side. I think they all need a monster don't you? And in true Meredith fashion I have to make all of them a monster, not just make one monster. One monster equals 9 squares on the vest, sounds simple enough.
Last Friday afternoon my youngest and I took a quick walk on Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Fl. Love this beach. Usually I walk where there is beautiful sand and the view is spectacular. But on Friday we decided to go to the north end of the beach where it is rocky and very rustic. Much more natural.
There are far fewer people here so you can walk, and talk, and enjoy the quiet.
The clouds were rolling in for a night of thunderstorms. They were so beautiful.
This week we may pop on down to the Clearwater Aquarium the home of Winter the famous dolphin who lost his tail. Did you see A Dolphin's Tale? The movie was a very fictionalized version of Winters's story. But yes he did lose his tail because he was caught in the rope of a crab trap, when he was a baby. He had to have his tail amputated, and has been fit with various prosthetic tails to help him swim. He helps disabled children and war veterans with visits every day. It is an amazing story. We have been several times to visit but not for a while. I think we are due.
How was your weekend?