Back from a three day weekend which I spent in my craft room for (re)organizing it... Finally all books together on one shelf, the growing yarn stash sighted and more storage boxes bought to make sure there will be no harm to the yarn even if it stays for some time. Fabrics neatly folded, being remembered of all the things I wanted to sew this summer... well, autumn has come. Other fabrics will be piled, waiting to be transformed.
Last week I told you I hadn't one single place where I keep all my important passwords, which can be very annoying in case your computer suddenly ceases service and has to be reinstalled... So finally I wrote them all down, very clever, in the back of my creative notebook, which I always have somewhere around me...
Last Friday I couldn't find that book when I wanted to login to my IMDB account, not knowing my password... of course. Of course I didn't know and of course the notebook had to disappear right after I fed it with all that important information. It appeared to be nowhere at home. But then, where else could it be?!
I thought. And shortly later made the most hurried trip to my local yarn store where I suspected it having spent the last three days... I must have had forgotten it there. Like a busy squirrel collecting acorns I had been returning to Yuzawaya in Machida a couple of times last week to prepare for a long winter... new big crocheting project. Feverish, because the yarn I was going for had been on sale and is coming in
80 150 (that is why it is called Rainbow 150... just found that information on the Yuzawaya website) colours... no way I kept a clear head... I was like "Today the browns and yellows, only ten skeins!"...please so many colours - on sale - are just too many to stay calm and care for your belongings properly... I got the book back, it had been found in the yarn section of the store. Again, lucky me.
Wish I had been so lucky to spend three days and nights at Yuzawaya, though... suppose my notebook doesn't really appreciate its stay.
So, about that new project... it started with me falling in love with the cover of this new crochet book.
For about a week I thought it was the scarf... so I got my first batch of that yarn I mentioned above but had to put start crocheting on hold because I was knitting a very important birthday present and that had to be finished first. Later it occurred to me that it wasn't the scarf at all, I think I dreamed of having hair like that and rosy cheeks and being twenty years again...
Coincidentally the same week I got the book (which is nice but not essential like most of these cute, little Japanese craft books) I finally found a reasonably priced copy of Nanny McPhee and, while watching it with Dagny, felt the growing urge to eventually make an actual granny square blanket.
And off went the squirrel into the woods...
I said, the yarn was on sale.
At home the squirrel did this:
And began crocheting.
I have been trying covering the ends by crocheting but that just doesn't work for me. So I am collecting these loose ends again, but I will try weaving them in as I go. As Louise recommends. Otherwise I will be ending up like Lyn, and declaring a wholehearted NEVER AGAIN would be too bad if I had not finished my hexagon blanket before...
Speaking of hexagons, I am amazed how the hexagon love is spreading, there are already a lot of wonderful WIPs and even finished objects to see over at Hexagon Love, so inspiring! I am getting extremely itchy to keep on working on my blanket again.
40 squares done. One week's crocheting. Around 9 more weeks like this needed to get them all done.
Have a good week!Edit: Rainbow 150 is called Rainbow 150 because it comes in 150 colours, finally understood that... Have a pleasant weekend!