"There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere . . . "
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
It appears that I'm dragging around another project on my travels.
When this crochet bug appear? I'm already stuck with the sock syndrome. Speaking of which...
Darn it! I must stop with the starting and start with the finishing! I have two projects that are thisclose to done, but they both require at home work for the final stages (weaving ends and such). And here I sit, in a hotel in Wisconsin, far from my ends.
Damn, that crochet is sneaky, getting all up in my brain, wheeling out seductive little hexagons in warm, woolly yarns.
Somehow I started another crochet project, as you can clearly see here. Never mind that I'm past due on a baby blanket. Forget that the OLYMPICS are coming up, with their own little challenging project. No, I just had to do it. I am weak. The wool - it knows my name now.
This crocheting - it's madness, I tell you.
Speaking of madness, behold last weekend's "snowmagedden" in NYC:
So much for romping in the snowdrifts. However, the latest reports claim that "Round 2: Snowmagedden Takes Manhattan!" is opening here soon, with 6-13" on the way. New York City schools have already closed for tomorrow. My veggie co-op won't be delivering. Cra-zee!
Of course, my office is still open and I still have that class I'm taking tomorrow night - they certainly won't close down for a few feet of snow.
Honestly, this sofa afghan has been finished for a while. Since last year, actually; this was my final FO of 2009. But I was waiting, you know? For the right picture opportunity. I crossed my fingers and toes and squinched my eyes and imagined that Eric might fly on up to my window and pose with it or something. A girl can have hope.
Since that hasn't happened, and I'm feeling guilty about keeping my crochet craziness hidden from all of you, I'm going ahead and posting it, sans vampire. Rest assured that should Eric appear there will be another photo shoot! (If you haven't watched the HBO show True Blood, I assume you have no idea what I'm talking about. Don't fight it - watch the show!)
You can see this project here on Ravelry. It is Lafayette's Afghan by Beth Elliott and consists of 80 lovely granny squares laid out on the diagonal. I started it after browsing around and seeing the KAL on the Knit One Dead Too Ravelry group.
I used about 18 skeins of Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted, which makes this a super-warm and snuggly wrap, perfect to curl into while watching TV (and waiting for Eric...)