So I decided to jump on the bandwagon that is the Work in Progress Wednesday thing because I’m on this whole goal making and meeting thing and putting yourself out there is always a good motivation to not fail (fail = epic humiliation = not fun). I’ve begun crocheting Christmas gifts and those have a deadline so I’m determined to see this through to the finish. For one relative, I have begun a smooshy, soft throw using Vanna’s Choice yarn. This thing goes fast. It’s averaging me about 7 minutes a row after taking forever on that first row. I’m exactly a third of the way through this one.
The other thing on the hook is a set of leg warmers for someone who may or may not read this blog. Needless to say, they are so pretty-looking and the yarn is very soft. This pattern in particular is laced up with ribbon for a really pretty look and good fit. I’m excited about them. This pattern in particular has had a super meditative effect on me. Zonks me out completely.
The other WIP is the Monster Cape which I did take a picture of on my actual camera which is sitting in my actual house somewhere. I knew I shouldn’t have tried for anything fancy and just stuck with the phone. Oh well. Three more tentacles to go plus the hat. It. Will. Happen.
In other happenings, things are well. I like to try and make a note of that whenever I realize it because when things turn sour, I tend to just forget that for the most part life is pretty smooth and shiny. It’s true so why pretend otherwise? I work really hard to have a content life, I think I should take a moment and acknowledge that my hard work does indeed pay off for the most part. That’s one thing about this job: there are lots of tiny little fragile reminders of how lucky I am.
MutantEldest is following in his dear momma’s footsteps and turning into a complete and total bookworm. This is being completely encouraged by his daily homework assignment of reading for 15 minutes. He’s absolutely inhaling books. I was reading Phantom Tollbooth to him but it’s hard to do this often because he really likes reading his own things too. It’s just amazing seeing him grow. You know when you’re a kid and everyone’s always freaking out about “Oh my goodness you’re so big!”? And you’re like “Whatever freak”? I understand the freaks! I just looked at MutantEldest the other day and did a double-take. It was as if I was seeing him for the first time in ages. SO big– not just physically but all-around bigness.
Oh, I’m on Facebook! I do hope you’ll come and “like me” on there because that’d be nice. But I also understand if you don’t.