grannies, continued

I started crocheting these mustard-and-white granny squares at a friend's house during May. Making granny squares is rhythmic, relaxing, and doesn't take very long. Perfect to do while watching TV or listening to a podcast! I did perhaps 18 or so that weekend, and kept the yarn sitting on my desk for when I felt like doing some more. Now I have 62.

As you can see (pardon my "foots," as Bob Ross might call them), that's actually not very much, all laid out. I do have small feet, but I would estimate I need double -- if not more -- the amount of squares for a little throw. As these don't take very long and are a pleasure to make, that doesn't sway me a bit! It's joining them that I find daunting...

Drew is dressed to match! She's like my little mood board/muse for this throw in progress.

summer days, drifting away

I've been remiss with posting, but honestly, I don't mind at all, as this is my hobby blog.

In June, I strained my wrist knitting hexipuffs with such clumsy concentration! They are outside my skill set, for sure. However, this does happen to my wrists if I am crafting too much or holding myself quite tensely, as I tend to while I'm knitting. It's happened twice since I began this blog, and I'm sure it will happen again.

For most of 2013, I've been concentrating on a large, ambitious writing project. Honestly, I've spent so much time thinking about it and working on it the past six months that I need a break now. Summer has been sort of traumatic, so I'm taking a little break from writing. Really, I ought to be happy to be scraping by.

This past week, I've been getting back in the crochet saddle. Reunited, and it feels so good~ I took some pictures of my girls today for the first time in a while, and am reminded how therapeutic it is.

Stuff I've Lately Enjoyed:

  • the Bibledex channel on YouTube -- interesting! I came to it by...
  • the Numberphile channel, which I believe I got to...
  • by Vsauce.
  • Dexter!! It's the final season, weep