Oh January, where have you gone?
This is normally my month to get it together. Kids are back in school, my husband’s job gets busy (so he’s home later), and I start hammering at the projects.
But so far, I’m just making little bits of progress here and there. It’s an ailment I’ve had before: I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by all the projects lingering. I know I just need to get a few done before I start high-fiving my imaginary craft coach!
Here’s what’s happening:
I’m making a blanket for my sister with super bulky yarn from (ahem!) Wal-mart. I’ll be writing more about the yarn in an upcoming post, but I’ll give you a small hint that I’m loving this project.
Here’s an embroidery that I really wanted to make. The colors are better in person.
Lastly, I’ve got three hats on the verge of finished. These are my movie theater hats – I make them when I go to the movies because it’s hard for me to just sit there. So I knit round and round on a size 8 needle. Easy Peasy. And here’s an early hint that I might be putting hats on Etsy – hopefully sooner than later.
As I write this I’m watching The French Connection from 1971 and not entirely getting it, but I’m sort of intrigued by the differences in movie directing/production/acting.
And I’m listening to O, Pioneers by Willa Cather, and I like it! I think it’s the homey pastoral vibe it’s giving of farm life even though some of the relationships presented are a little predictable and “normal” (why is that a bad thing? It’s not, but it doesn’t always make for a fascinating story).
Reading/watching anything good???? Please share.