I cannot crochet a wearable lately to save my life. I should have used the TLC Cotton Plus like I first wanted to, but decided to use some J & P Quick Crochet I had-I hate the yarn. I had to go down a hook size for gauge and the edges curled. The strap placement was awful once I tried it on. I frogged the straps and I am trying to play around with it, but I am frustrated. It's not a bad pattern, written well, but my sizing is an issue. I am in between the S and M and it annoys me. I am playing around with it, but if I can't come up with a solution by this afternoon-the frog pond. I have several baby items to make and should really work on the ghan for my brother and his fiance (yes, fiance now!), but me, ugh-no motivation at all. I really should do some destashing-seriously. I have yarn here I doubt I will ever use, yet I know once it's gone, something will come up, but I can't stand all the yarn bagged up and in totes everywhere. Yes, it's all annoying me.
Elena is on a potholder loom kick lately. "Santa" bought her a regular loom and I should sit down and figure it out for her. Plus I bought myself a small Harrisville Lap Loom (okay, "Santa" bought the Elena's loom for me-it's all wood and nice, but then I found a Harrisville on ebay for less than half the price of The Woolery and bought it for myself). I also have a few of the Weavettes and honestly, should play with those and the drop spindles and stuff and put the hooks away for a bit.
Maybe I am just bored a little with it all.
Elena, Mike and I did the "Peace Pilgrim" walk this Saturday. I had never heard of her, yet she was born and raised in the small town next to ours, the same town my mother was born and raised in. Interesting lady and interesting story. We missed being in the group picture because Elena and I were there on time, but Mike ran late and I waited for him. Of course, Elena says it's all my fault she never made the picture, but then again, it's always my fault :). Someone from LA was there filming a documentary on it, so she should be on film somewhere. The town has decided to do this yearly, which is pretty cool. Elena was into it and, although we all received our "Peace Pilgrim" t-shirts, she insisted on wearing tie-dye and peace symbol tank for the walk.
Not much else going on-swimming, reading, hanging out, basic summer stuff. Hard to believe summer is half over and school starts in September, which is around the corner. I like hanging with Elena and miss when she goes back to school. Better sign off now, pool needs a vac and stuff is in the washer.