Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That

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!


Art and Sand said...

My daughter was just visiting and I got nothing creative accomplished, but had a lot of fun. Now that she is gone and things are back to normal, I can get busy again.

A harpist - wow! My daughter went to high school with a harpist, Xocoyotzin Moraza, who did his degree at UCLA in ethnomusicology. His father builds his harps and we never tire of hearing Xoco play. His band is Rey Fresco if your daughter is interested.

I love the pattern you used on the blue rock.

kathyinozarks said...

my summer has really come and gone too-way too fast-but sounds like you were able to do lots of things-that bamboo and ewe yarn looks so soft-and I love the fall colors in the first photo Kathy

Miss LindaLee said...

Well it's good to have you back blogging again. Missed you posting and all. Love your projects, and the color in the granny squares are indeed beautiful.
Our summer here was quite different and hectic as well. Starting in May with the accident and now we're waiting to see when Bill's radiation treatments will start. Busy, busy!

Cindie said...

Glad you're back to blogging - love seeing what you're currently working on. I love that crocheted bag - might have to add it to my long, very long, to-do list. Sometimes I think it's time to cut back on selling and start doing more of just whatever I want...not that selling wovens/fibers is not fun....just doesn't leave much time for other fun projects

Julie Nichols said...

Some times I get those feelings of not knowing what to do or where to start. I call them my ruts.
Glad your back to blogging and I am loving what you do. Your crochet work is beautiful.
Wow your daughter is a harpist that is awesome!

Michelle said...

Glad you are back!

Roxie said...

What, summer's over? already? But wasn't the fourth of July just a few weeks ago?

Shifting out of overdrive feels really weird, doesn't it? You'll get used to it.

Love, love, love the Claudia scarf. Soooo pretty!

Sandy O' @ my yellow swing said...

I missed you blogs and glad to read yours again. Times flies when you're having fun is all too true! Your crochet is beautiful !

Delighted Hands said...

I often need more time to transition from business back to routine. Hope you feel better and find your gr9ove again. You have some beautiful work in progress.