It's been a busy and productive week! I have several irons in the fire right now, but I'm very pleased to report that instead of feeling overwhelmed by this I am in fact very EXCITED! Balance is so necessary to me, and when I start to waiver I need to remind myself to step back and take time to meditate and pray. This allows me to calmly evaluate the things that are going on. Then I can make decisions and assign priority to things that are important. It also helps me to see where I'm wasting energy on things that don't deserve it. And then things fall into place and I'm having fun and enjoying life instead of fretting!
Now about those crochet projects!! Marie at Underground Crafter is hosting the Holiday Stashdown Challenge which has been helping me to get organized and motivated. One of the projects that I'm making for gifts this year are her adorable Chubby Sheep! The pattern is a FREE Ravelry download and has been a breeze so far. (I made this much of him last night - after 10 PM!)
Last week I was gifted (by my knitting/crochet group) this great sock yarn of unknown wooly goodness that I've named Autumn Stroll. As you can see I haven't made a lot of progress, but truthfully, getting the toe started is still a little hard for me and takes some time. With it done I'm at the point I can just start rolling round and round until I get to the heal decrease/increase. I'm following my go-to guide for Socks-That-Fit which has proven to be invaluable!
In case you're wondering, I'm still not done with the cardigan - but I have finished the sleeves! One more row on the body (it's not quite long enough) then a little trim and voila! Ready to block and wear.
This week I'm reading The Body in the Boudoir by Katherine Hall Page. This is a Faith Fairchild Mystery. I have read several in this series whose main character is Faith Fairchild, the owner of a catering company called Have Faith, and the wife of Reverend Tom Fairchild a pastor in a small Massachusetts parish. Faith is down to earth, funny and spunky and can't resist a good mystery. I've enjoyed all of the titles I read in this series. Even after several they are fresh and always draw me right in. This book is the story of how Faith and Tom met. I'm only 40 pages in, and so far it hasn't disappointed! Check in on Thursday when I'll review the book I just finished: The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark.
Now I'm off to see what everyone else is creating and reading this week and Tami's Amis WIP Wednesday and Small Things Yarn Along. I'd love it if you joined me!
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