October 1, 2012
Well, I'm still feeling a little under the weather, but I tried my best to not let it deter me over the weekend. I think I must have a mild cold, which is surprising because anytime I get sick, my asthma flares right up. This usually means that any "minor" virus is blown way out of proportion, and it takes weeks for me to recover. But this? Not so bad.
The good news is that I finished my rag rug, and it's sitting happily under my coffee table, doing its rag rug thing. I like it, Matt likes it, and the cats like it. So much, in fact, that I think I'll probably crochet them a kitty bed with the leftovers.
It really didn't take that long to make. I could've finished it in just a day or two, but I kept waffling about the dimension. Finally I settled on a rug that was just big enough to stick out 4 or 5 inches from every edge of the coffee table. Once I had it crocheted, I added a row of single crochet to both ends to tidy things up, and then the fringe.
I'm really, really happy with this thing. Projects like this make the creative process so addictive, so I'm in full on make-mode. I'm even tackling socks, finally, which I've been wanting to do for a long time. All of my old socks have holes in them, and I've refrained from buying more because I wanted to force myself to learn how to knit them this year. Preferably before it gets too cold.
I also finished this baby blanket awhile ago, and sent it off to its new owner last week. I think the pattern is really beautiful, and it gave me a lot of joy to knit. It's also one of the prettiest things I've had the pleasure to make, which is such a nice break from my usual tendency towards simplicity. I'll be using this pattern again someday, for sure.
Anyway, happy first day of October! I've got pumpkin butter and spiced chai bubbling away on the stove as we speak. I love this time of year.