March has been a good month. The weather has been unseasonably delightful, with little exception; I’ve made some decent head way on a few goals, including starting an indoor herb garden; And, I’ve worked out a babysitting swap with my neighbor, two more hours of freedom each week feels infinite.
- there’s never enough thyme (har, har).
I have made sure to keep up on the granny square blanket I am gifting to friends. I managed to work up a few squares while lapping up some sunshine in the backyard. I am moving forward at a good pace, finally found a joining method I feel really good about, but it’s will be a while before it’s complete.
Other incomplete crochet projects include: plarn stash basket, fingerless mitts, slippers, afghan-turned-stroller blanket, and complete but for the ends being sewn in reversible Swiffer rag. I am sure I am forgetting something. My attention always drifts, and I end up roaming Ravelry patterns looking for more projects to take on. Lately, I have ached to make a sweater for the young one. Perhaps in trying to quell that urge, I whipped him up a hat yesterday. It was inspired by the aforementioned Swiffer rag and a hat my neighbors have sported that I like.
- impulsive animal hat
I’m not totally in love with the fit, but I feel very good about how it turned out since it was my first patternless attempt. It definitely has more of a poof shape than I wanted, but I’m pretty sure I know how to amend that in the future. I actually worked it from the bottom up, which I know is uncommon for hat patterns. I think I would really like to find a top-down pattern and give it a whirl; I’ve found that I learn technique REALLY well from working up patterns (of course! practice does make perfect).
Today, I plan on hooking up an eco tawashi, which is essentially, a scrubber made of 100% acrylic yarn. Supposedly, you don’t need to use soap the scratchy acrylic is so effective at removing gunk, yet not so abrasive it will ruin your coated cookware.
On a final note, my 26th birthday is drawing nigh, and I fully plan on having a 27 things to do before 27 list worked up by then. It’s kind of the only making me excited about getting older.