When the phone rings too early…
And, really, how could I not enjoy it? After three days of sitting in one spot working on the issue, I'm thrilled with it and I'm also excited to get off this couch (after I spend an hour or so debugging some glitches).
In addition to creating a depression in the sofa cushion, I have been crocheting. In fact, for the first time in a while, I found myself at TNNA absolutely itching to stick my hook into yarn. See, I was lucky enough to score a Magic Ball from Be Sweet Yarns (in the Quarry Stone colourway). I wound it up right away, but didn't get a chance to play with it until I was on the plane coming home. So I sat in my aisle seat, listened to four episodes of Cast On, and crocheted the longest swatch I've ever made. I worked it in extended single crochet (esc), a stitch I grew to love when I was crocheting the hats for the TYV book last year.
I rarely have the patience to sit still and swatch for the sake of swatching, so I really enjoyed being stuck in one spot with nothing better to do. I loved seeing how the different yarns behaved, and I was satisfied to have spent the quiet time working this up. Granted, it came out an ugly patchwork.
So I ripped it out (painstakingly), rewound it, and will soon work a scarf lengthwise. This is an excellent exercise in getting the most out of a $40 ball of yarn. The component yarns are yummy; I'll have had eight hours of delightful crochet time; I'll have made the equivalent of about 13 swatches; I'll have a lovely scarf in the end.
Stay tuned, my sweets.
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