From Ginny: Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?
Linking up with Small Things..
|(oops, I forgot the book I am reading!)|
I realized over the weekend as I started another project, that I have too many projects going at once and not enough time to dedicate to all of them evenly. So I am taking deep breath, bagging everything individually, and putting a date on when each needs to be done. I also have a list with the projects written on and numbered based on priority. I had to do this. I have three other "current" projects that I didn't put in the photo!
Let me start with the braids. A good friend and co-worker of mine asked me yesterday if I could make her a braided wig for Halloween (she is going as a Viking princess). She wasn't sure how to attach the hair to her helmet and wondered if I could come up with a solution. Of course! I crocheted a netted hat, then took the process of measuring, cutting, and weaving the yarn together to form a cover for the hat. It's practically done (I need to do a few little stitches to hold everything in place) and I am rather pleased with the results.
The blue is the yarn I picked up when we were on vacation. I have one mitten done and the cuff to its match started. The first mitten worked up rather quickly, and I am looking forward to finishing it and felting them.
The owl coffee cozy is the third I've made in the past week. I made one for the formally mentioned co-worker who loves owls, then made another one for a friend, and this one for myself. I've had a few requests for more coffee cozies, so I guess those will be my side projects. They're rather portable and easy to make.
Finally, the real priority project is the gray project. That is a skein of the possum yarn from New Zealand. My close friend, Chris, has a dream to move to New Zealand in the next five years. When I bought the green skein for myself, I told him all about it, and he begged me to make him something..anything.. with the yarn. His birthday was this past Sunday, and I am finally was able to get back to E. Lansing to pick up the yarn. Per his request, I am making a headband to keep his ears warm this winter. I think I will put owls on it, too (I'm in an owl mood!). This is the fourth attempt to get this project underway and keep it underway. I'm crossing my fingers I get it finished this weekend and in the mail to him.
I'm still reading Last Summer. I work mostly at the coffee house location at the library, and there seems to be a lot of quiet time out there. So when things are quiet, I read a few pages. I'm still going to hold off on my opinion of the book, but I am gradually starting to get into it more.
Things are pretty busy over here right now. Balancing work, school, tests, and Steve spending a lot of time out of town with work, things are hectic. I miss you all.