Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday Miscellany

I almost forgot to post today! I was getting ready to go brush my teeth (despite the fact that some important game is in progress - Ducks, Bucks?) when I remembered that I hadn't written anything today.

Well, actually, I was playing Hearts (badly) on my phone. It's my latest obsession. I am really not very good at it. I think playing is a way to punish myself for something. I wish I'd send myself to bed without dinner instead!

I'm somewhat determined to try to walk outside tomorrow. It's a bit drier now & shouldn't be THAT slippery. If I do, I'll take some pictures. Right now it's a balmy 25 degrees, so we'll see.

My latest crochet project. I'm going to participate in an Afghan Crochet Along this year - we'll get a new square every two weeks. When I first started teaching myself to crochet, in my inexperience, I bought skeins of alpaca yarn (pricey!) & started making granny squares. I don't really know why - a vague idea of a blanket in the future? Anyway, I decided to use this same yarn for this project. That way I can incorporate the simple squares I've already made and make a bigger blanket. Eventually. This square was quite worky - but fun too. I enjoyed the challenge. This one is 12 inches square.

Still in progress


  1. I'm glad you came up with a way to use the squares! Are you trying to post daily now? Maybe you said that before and I missed it...anyway, I hope you get out to walk. :)

  2. I love Hearts and I'm delighted that it is electronic because I become a terrible person when I play with other people. I cannot stand if they make a stupid pass or play. So it's much safer to play on my tablet. No hurt feelings. And no anger.

    Love the squares. Great incentive to make an afghan.

  3. cool. I used to crochet years and years ago. even made an afghan or two.

  4. I'm always amazed by people who can make something from precious little, but i doubt I'd have the patience or hand coordination to create something like this,

  5. When it comes to knitting, sewing, crocheting, and the like, I have two left hands. It really drove my mother mad. She was afraid that without those "womanly skills" I'd never find a husband. I surprised her...I found two!

    Walking in the cold should inspire you to walk quickly, shouldn't it?

  6. Well folks, I might be thwarted in my plan because that yarn might be discontinued. Stay tuned!

    And yes I am trying to post every day - we'll see how long that lasts! I didn't announce it because I wasn't sure I'd really do it.

    See today's post re: walking fast - not so much :)

  7. They'd make nice trivets for the kitchen. Except they'd probably scorch. Never mind.


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