Reading: Reforming Marriage by Douglas Wilson. I just finished Dante's Inferno and the thing I took away from that, unfortunately, is how much it felt like I missed simply because I am not as familiar with the classics and history as I ought to be. It felt like there was a wealth of layers I just knew I was missing. And that was sad for me. Maybe someday I will 'get' all that there is to be gotten.
Someday when I am smarter.
Working On: I started this hat because I love it so much but it has been slow going because I am a slow knitter and I have had to set it aside for other, more speedy pursuits- like sewing and crochet!
A birthday skirt for a mermaid-enthusiast:
I bought about 1 1/2 yards of the fabric a couple years ago on clearance because I loved how elegant the mermaids were. It was perfect for the my nieces' 5th birthday and- because I used leftover contrasting fabric already on hand- there was just enough to use the leftovers for a matching skirt for Ineke. Which I haven't done yet. Pieces are cut... I just need to sew them together.
I used this free pattern from Purl Soho.
Almost a dozen years ago (definitely before Ravelry and probably before the blog) I made a luxurious scarf for my sister in law for Christmas with the softest yarn I have ever felt. The remnant was so small but SO soft, I couldn't part with it! So I kept it in a little sandwich baggy for some day when I had an impossibly small project to make. I'll admit right now how guilty I feel for holding on to that bit of yarn for twelve years. But now I am happy I did because my sister has a new foster baby who happens to be a teensy little thing- and in need of a warm head! I used this free pattern.
The yarn remnant was the PERFECT size- so perfect that the little tail you see in the picture below is all the tail that was left on both ends for me to weave in! No trimming required! Can you believe it?!
I'll admit, I was sweating it a bit those last few stitches!
I crocheted a hat to fit Moses' big noggin in burnt orange colored yarn too...picture to come on that one.
Today, I was just told by my children that Halloween is NEXT WEEK and after a bit of a freak out (!!!!), I am resigned to set aside that green bonnet yet again for some costume crafting. I hope it will still fit Moses by the time I am finally done with it!
One of the things that really can't wait until the very.last.minute is this hat. Unless a certain boy changes his mind. Again.
If costumes weren't SO FUN to wear, I'd totally quit.