I've been a little bit absent in the blog world lately. I've been wanting very much to dive back in and post more often but I've been finding it a little difficult. Summer was busy but the end of it was packed! My daughter came home for the summer and we were busy almost constantly. Then, all of a sudden there was only one week left to pack in everything that we had wanted to do but hadn't yet. There was a recording session (she's a musician...harpist), sewing, line dancing, people to see and places to go! Whew! Then, I blinked my eyes and it was time for her to go back to college.
That first week was a little weird. There was the quick halt to all the busyness. Then, I think I was feeling a bit blue that she was gone. And, hubby was home sick for several days. I just couldn't get into the swing of things. I think things finally started to click into place yesterday. Whew! I hate that sort of lost feeling and not being able to decide what to do or where to start. But, hopefully, blogging is resuming...starting now! :-)
In the midst of the busyness and the weirdness I have been busy with yarn. I've been doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I started to make an adorable purse...HERE'S the pattern page on Ravelry. I found the perfect yarn in my stash! I had two skeins of Cotton Supreme Batik in the "Early Autumn" colorway. When I started crocheting with it I fell in love! It was going to be a gorgeous purse! And, perfect for the season! Unfortunately, there wasn't enough yarn. So, I ripped out the second skein and crocheted it into another granny square and I'm thinking of making them into pillows. It turns out that the colors go perfectly with my house!
I've crocheted a couple more lacy rock covers. Here's one of the latest...
I started another de-stashing project last Thursday. It's the Claudia Scarf that I've had in my Ravelry queue for a couple of years. It's an easy pattern and I like the look of it. I like the grid-like stripes and the softness of the shells. It should look extra nice once it's done and blocked. I have four skeins of Bamboo and Ewe which should be more than enough yarn. And, I'm using a size H crochet hook. I started on the second skein last night.
I've also knitted a little on a pair of socks I started a long time ago. I'm up to the gusset on the second sock. And...My daughter and I did some sewing together on the last week of her break. We both made the same skirt in different fabrics. I just need to hem mine.
Now, to get rid of this headache so I can figure out what to photograph for the Alphabet Photo Challenge and the letter N. And, to get back to work on all of these other projects. Ugh! I hate headaches! I'll be so happy when the weather cools and we can turn off the AC and the ceiling fans. My sinuses will be MUCH happier!