I didn't realize it at the time, but I'm pretty sure my brain chose this thread color and project because of the MADelinetosh Butter still in the back of my mind. Although not nearly as luscious and dimensional, it is almost the exact color. If you haven't a clue what I'm talking about, see my previous post.
I haven't crocheted with thread in a good long time, so it was MADdening at first to get a rhythm going. I'm going to finish this today while watching the race. (That is my new Drew Emborsky crochet hook with a squishy handle in the picture. I like it.)
Totally on a whim, I bought this book at Michael's the other day. It has lots of cute patterns in it. All of them are somewhere around 15 rounds, give or take. I'm about to begin Round 8, and you can see how small this one is.
Speaking of MADdening...
When I ran out of black ink in my printer this morning, I realized that this itty-bitty cartridge was going to cost me TWICE as much as a skein of MADelinetosh yarn! ARGHhhh! Yes, I'm still obsessing over that damn yarn, but I haven't ordered any. I'm going to wait a month or so because...
I bought these six skeins of yarn the other day at JoAnn's when I was looking for that Serenity Garden yarn to finish my shawl. When I couldn't find it, I happened to come upon this bamboo yarn on clearance. Instead of the usual $6.95 per skein, it was $2.95 per skein! SCORE! So this is the yarn for my next shawl. It's JoAnn's brand, Sensations, in Truly (or Bamboo & Ewe), color #49371 Turquoise. But it's not Turquoise at all. It's more of a denim. It's soft and yuumy. (But not nearly as yummy as MADelinetosh! Okay, I'll stop.)
Switching gears now...
I attended the funeral of my aunt on Friday. I made the 60-mile trip by myself just because I wanted to be alone. These pictures depict exactly how I was feeling as I drove. It was a gray and cold day, exactly as you always picture a funeral day to be...at least I do. More on this lovely lady in a later, special post.