Temperatures in the 80's and 90's at the end of September? Unbelievable! You won't hear me complaining though- I guess I am easily swayed when it means Lake dinner with Papa and swimming at sunset. If only I could bottle the sweat and dab a bit on every now and again during the winter months.
My niece had a birthday yesterday so on Friday I picked up a long abandoned head (which I had set aside because I needed to buy some plastic toy eyes) and found this free pattern and got to work turning a bit of yarn into a magical mythical mermaid. I had a yarn that I had picked up of mill ends of this crazy pastel yarn that was both thick and thin which I thought really beautiful as a skein. When I crocheted it up though- it was kinda, well, UGLY. I wasn't sure what to do with it. Turns out, it worked perfectly for mermaid hair- I love the finished product.
Incidentally, so does Adele, who could barely part with the mermaid when it was time to wrap the gift. She has a new birthday wish now... looks like another crocheted doll may be in a my near future.
After setting it aside and finding the first few chapters kinda slow, I am getting to the good parts of That Hideous Strength. I'm enjoying it...