Another week is sliding by at a rapid pace. Does time ever seem to slow down?
This past weekend I worked on my new blanket. I made up a square, just one to see what it would be like. I have decided the weekend is free for me to work on what I want to, the week days are for Christmas gifts until I get them completed.
Made from the free pattern by Donna Mason-Svara, or SmoothFox, it can be found here. I have realized that I seriously underestimated my yardage for this project. I am going to need double what I ordered from Knit Picks. Each 11 x 11 square takes up almost 100 yards of yarn, crochet is a yarn eater that is for sure. I will have to order more yarn soon.
I sat right here all Sunday afternoon swinging and listening to my audiobook. The weather had changed and the high was only 78 degrees, it has since gotten warmer and more humid, but Sunday was spectacular. I am thrilled with audiobooks and love the versatility I can have with them. It makes my long, long drive to work and back much more tolerable. And while I am reading in the evenings I feel like I can use my drive time, walking time and even yarn time better with a book to listen to. My local library system has an app that can download audiobooks for free, it is a win-win. I am listening to books I may not ever buy or even check out from the library, nothing life changing but certainly entertaining.
This past weekend I did a bit of closet clean up. I realized that I have an abundance of yarn in my closet that I do not use, yarn that has been used to make projects that I am not in love with. So I frogged a tank top I had knit a while back, after washing it once this cotton yarn did not play nice. The fit was completely changed and I knew it would just sit in my closet. So rip, rip, rip.
This yarn and fringe was a gift. I really never liked the way it ended up in a short of narrow shawl, the pattern that had come with the yarn. I didn't like how the increases went, and frankly the pre-cut fringe was not enough. So I took it apart and now I have some fun yarn to make a cowl or scarf with. It is almost like getting new yarn. I have a few more items I am thinking of re-purposing but I will wait a bit just to be sure.
There are some Autumn themed beauties on my kitchen table making me smile.
While we are not really seeing cool temps or changing leaves, I do sense a change in the light. It is lower in the sky, softer around the edges. The intensity is dimming, a nice break if you live in the Florida sun all year long.
The Mums I planted a week ago are starting to take hold of the soil. The little flowers make me happy.
These latest addition dishcloths do not make me happy. Apparently my light is so dim in my family room that I did not notice that this was cream and purple variegated yarn, I thought it was a darker white. Oh bother, what will I do with these? They are not what I like at all and really did not even notice the glaring imblance of colors until I got them outside. It is too bad as I had a lovely cream yarn that would have gone nicely with the purple. Well I might just donate these and get on with the project. With these I had 16 flower dishcloths completed, without I am back down to 13.
I decorated for Halloween my very favorite holiday, more on that later.
We celebrated my Dad's 91st Birthday on Sunday. He is in love with Little Buddy. My Dad was not well last week on his actual birthday so we were a week late. It doesn't matter, cupcakes were enjoyed by all.
How is your week going?