Here's a quick whip-round of what I have been doing (WIPs* included) …
|Mischievous Max came to stay.|
|The green blanket has a complete border now.|
|I enjoyed the colour of the SANFL* Grand Final.|
(*South Australian National Football League)
|Indonesian music group SambaSunda gave a fabulous performance in the park.|
|I finished two more sets of fingerless mitts:|
one for me, one for a young friend.
|Another hospital stay.|
|The beginnings of a crocheted pet bed for Max.|
|A home-made cake|
of kit-kats and candy.
I survived the school holidays,
catching up with friends,
celebrating family birthdays
and hosting teenage sleepovers,
despite losing an hour
to daylight savings.
|The lining for the WIP bag is almost done.|
|A new tea towel design on the blocking board.|
|A hankering for finer work: |
size 80 thread with a 0.75 mm hook.
I hope to blog about all of these things in more detail but I cannot promise.
I came to the realisation that I need to focus more time on my crochet if I want to get any of it finished! Something had to give and that something was the computer.
Computers are great tools and I do enjoy the blogosphere but computers also tire me and tend to use up a disproportionate amount of time for seemingly simple jobs.
Since my hospital treatment, I haven't felt that great or motivated to do much at all except sleep. In my waking hours, it is hard to concentrate or find the energy to do things.
My crochet hooks have become great comforts. In my mind's eye, I wield them like swords (or like Harry Potter's wand - we had a HP marathon here during the school holidays!) ready to attack the brain fog. "Take that!" I would say, waving a shiny silver steel crochet hook in retaliation. If only I could swish away the fog with the same ease as waving away the smoke from the birthday candles.
|Blowing out the candles:|
may wishes come true!
Crochet is keeping me from utter frustration with the hope that, as I crochet, the very act of doing so will break through the fatigue fog and lead to clarity.
What have you been up to in the past month?
*WIP: Work(s) in progress
References & Links
SambaSunda, Indonesian fusion gamelan orchestra:
- Official website: http://www.kapa-productions.com/sambasunda/
- Twitter @Sambasunda: https://twitter.com/sambasunda
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SambaSunda
SANFL (South Australian National Football League), website, Adelaide, October 2015: http://www.sanfl.com.au/
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