I’m joining Ginny again this week & sharing what I’ve been crocheting and reading.
I was able to make it to my church knit & crochet group this week, so I snuck in a little preemie hat to donate. Otherwise, though, my attention’s been focused on crocheting and assembling wedding flowers. I’ve got the checklist to end all checklists to keep track of what’s done and what’s left.
Over the weekend, I started reading one of the books that I got from M for Christmas. It’s all about introverts and how to handle being one when it’s extroversion that’s really valued. I assume she’ll get into more into introversion; currently she’s still going through the history of how the U.S. got to be this way. It’s really fascinating (it also ties in with our cultural fascination with movie stars), but it also just makes me really frustrated! I think we were better off when there was more of a focus on character rather than personality.
Has it really been since August? Life just keeps on keepin’ on. Thanksgiving and Christmas have come and gone. I’ve finished some projects (I really want to show those off, too!) and I’ve started some new ones. I bought a house! So, certainly not quiet.
Wedding planning has been in full swing for a while, and lately all my crochet has been centered around that. I’ve got a completely batty plan to make all the wedding party flowers — you can see a couple examples of the boutonnieres. And I’ve got the cake toppers finished (that’s Leia & Han), I only need to figure out some sort of stand to attach them to, so they don’t get all full of cake!
I really missed reading, and so I’ve made a goal this year to read at least 10 minutes a day. Some days I get it, some days I don’t. But moving to my new house has increased my daily commute a good bit, and so I’ve discovered podcasts and audiobooks. It seems a bit worrisome to me to count audiobooks as reading… but at least I am consuming books, right? The latest one I’ve finished is The Girl on the Train.
It feels good to be back. Today I’m joining Ginny for her weekly Yarn Along. I probably won’t be posting as much as I was before; it was starting to feel like work, and I want what I choose to share to be meaningful. But i’ll be posting again.
I don’t know if I actually have any regular readers, but to those of you who may exist: I’m sorry for the last 2 weeks of radio silence. I took a week of semi-forced break due to my work trip, and when I came back, I found that I didn’t have anything I wanted to post. I’m in a bit of a comfort listening cycle music-wise, and really enjoying listening to the same 5 albums over and over (Drew Holcomb, Gregory Alan Isakov, Matt Maher, and Chris Tomlin, with some Mumford thrown in for variety). I’ve also been saying the rosary in the mornings on the way to work, instead of the iPod. Combined, those don’t make for very interesting good morning music posts. So I stopped.
In my crochet world, I’m still plugging away, one row at a time, on my secret project. It’s taking all of my focus in what seems to be such a little part of my time lately, my crochet time. And there’s only so many ways I can post a nondescript view of the same colors and same stitches without giving away the whole project. So I stopped posting my WIP.
All that to say… I think I’m taking a break for awhile. I’ll be back.
Well, I can’t remember what I was doing on the Thursday and Friday before, but last week was my work trip to Austin. Every time I travel for work, it makes me glad I don’t have to do it very often. It takes a lot out of me. I’m glad to be home and I think i’m all caught up 🙂
Secret project status: I am Finished with the brown yarn! And with only 1 full ball + a little extra leftover. I did, however, just panic-order more grey and blue yarn because there’s no way that I’ll have enough of that. Hopefully the dye lots aren’t wildly different. I’ve planned out a new schedule for myself to see if I can get this project done by October. I have a business trip coming up so I’m hoping the flight time and the evenings in the hotel (with nothing else to do) will give me plenty of crochet time.
This week has been so busy, I couldn’t even tell you if I’ve picked up a book at all.
I hope you’ll join me on Ginny’s blog & share what you’re working on and reading!
Country music is really the best for summertime.
Yup, that one with the cannons, that you hear at every 4th of July concert, was actually written by a Russian composer! And in honor of their defeat of Napoleon. It actually has nothing to do with American history at all.
I have the day off, so I’m out enjoying it! I hope all of you Americans have a wonderful 4th of July (for me that includes fireworks 🙂
I went into the doctor yesterday for my yearly physical (this was the first “yearly” physical I’d had in at least 7 years, but who’s counting ;). Between the bloodwork and the tetanus shot, I’ve been feeling pretty run-down ever since. I never figured going to the doctor would make me feel worse! Thank goodness today is my Friday!