I have a lot of catching up to do here. Today is a snowy day, and while I will be busy writing later, I thought I would spend the morning posting a blog entry. With the weather outside being 'frightful again, Max has the right idea. Find a quiet spot and just hang out for a while...
All of the pictures here are from early November.
Lee and I hit a thrift store and lo and behold they had a big basket of mixed yarn. So I grabbed some, because one can never have too much yarn... These are the blues and a sort of green tinted yellow. Could be chartreuse but it's rather a muted color. All are being used for projects right now. Gee, did they put enough price stickers on them? LOL
The browns. I am always drawn to earthy colors. Yes I know this is all acrylic, but it is inexpensive, wears like iron, recycles something that's not winding up in a landfill and is raising money for a charity. It's great for toys, and things that will see a lot of use, like seat cushions.
I did cop three skeins of wool too. Not my favorite colors, but enough to do something with. They will blend OK, as the ombre has some light purple in it.
I don't buy books for myself too often as I already have a couple dozen unread titles hanging around, but 4 little pulp titles called to me. I gave the Burroughs and Fleming to Lee to read first. I think he's read the Mars book before. I have always been an Andre Norton fan, and will get to those... eventually.
This short little scarf was made with yarn from a thrifting run back in October. I bought a couple mixed bags and these were in there. It is just long enough to go around the neck and tuck into a jacket. Very soft too.
A close up of the stitching. Just simple single crochet. Took several days to finish but it was a happy, sort of mindless project. Good for doing while watching TV.
Once fall starts in earnest, and I am spending evenings in front of the TV with family, I will usually get out the crochet hooks and get down to work. This scarf was a UFO that I started for Lee a couple years ago, and worked on when we were on the road at doc appointments and such. I finally finished it this fall. It had languished in my crochet tote bag for quite a while!
A closeup of the same scarf. I was trying to emulate ocean waves, but came up with this pattern instead of a ripple. I kind of like it! There's enough length in this one that it can be double wrapped.
I have a lot more pictures to post, just haven't had the time to get to them. I will be posting them randomly as I go along. I generally date the folders they are in, so I at least know roughly when they were taken.