Thursday, March 26, 2009
I'm coming down with something
Recently a friend and fellow blogger, Lindy, turned me on to another blog that has started a craving. Attic24 has turned me into a crochet wanna-be! I am not much of a crocheter, but man-oh-man, I want to make a granny square afghan and a ripple afghan. Right now! And the colors--so far out of my usual palette, but exactly what I want to be working on at the moment. I've never been particularly drawn to bright colors. Mostly, I go for the earthy shades and more subtle hues, but her colors are calling loudly to me. I did a little search in my studio this week and came up with a few granny squares I started years ago. My idea was to make a throw, all from my hand-dyed, handspun yarn, for the back of the sofa in the sunroom. (I had visions of being curled up next to the fireplace, with the afghan over my lap, knitting away on a snowy afternoon. Not likely to happen, but I love the vision!) That dream has been replaced and, as soon as I can gather up all the colors, I'm starting a bright, sunny afghan. My reasoning is that it will be the perfect project for summer----small, portable, and I can even take it out on the boat. Perfect!
As you can probably tell from the size of those bellies, we are still waiting on the first lamb. All the pregnant girls want to do is eat and lay around groaning with every breath. Not that I can blame them.