Well, here we are at the end of February. My accidental absence ended. I spent February doing a lot of Instagram related stuff. And spending a lot more time at they gym. I also started running again- so far without pain. All that Physio-Therapy is really paying off! I’m doing a Couch-to-5K program, to ease back into running SLOWLY. I have no machinations on marathons, 3-4 miles is about where my desire ends.
I have been busy with projects too. I finished 5 projects in February, 4 of which were STARTED in February.
I’m so excited about my finishes! A friend of mine asked for a “boob” to use as a prop for her job as a lactation consultant. Its the only item made with someone else’s pattern. I finished a 3rd “Justine”; I think this means its time to actually publish the pattern/recipe. Because its so easy to customize (finished size, needle size, yarn weight), its just a loose set of instructions that I’ve used to make 3 different variations on the same theme. I have another pair of kiddo mittens to make. But I think winter is over for us. The forecast is going to be in the 50s for the next couple weeks. If I finish them in the next couple weeks, I won’t have to rush next winter.
HDC and Blobbles
They aren’t quite bobbles, and are a bit blobby. I only did a few rows of these. They EAT a TON of yardage and don’t really add much to the finished product. The yarn is garish, and so is the FO!
I had 6 balls of Bernat Blanket that I got at a liquidator store for $5 each back in December. In retrospect, all my blankets made of this yarn need a few more balls than I initially thought. The approximate finished size is 67″ x 54″ not huge, but way big enough to wrap around myself and become a dumpling (all curled up with the ends tucked in).
Another thing I’ve been doing is listening to an INSANE amount of Audiobooks. I don’t want to pause long enough to make words. I think I have a problem.
YOP goal progression: Used 21/150 balls of yarn. These were mostly high yardage balls, so it seems like a paltry amount. This morning, I started working up a top-down, circular yoke crochet sweater. That has been on my to-do list for a LONG time. Its nothing fancy or sophisticated. Just a lot of double crochet for now. I’m going to work the whole first orange ball before I add the purple for the body. Then use the second ball for accent on the sleeves and maybe the bottom body edge.
Tomorrow will wrap up my month of awful Haikus! Once complete, I will have written bad poetry for 28 straight days. A new record! I wasn’t even this prolific in middle school with my bad poetry. My friends suggested Limericks for March. But they seem intimidating compared to the simple format of the haiku. Maybe I’ll live dangerously and give it a stab.