After finishing the kids’ Halloween costumes I am taking a short break to read a library book that is overdue – Wild by Cheryl Strayed. The movie comes out in December but I wanted to read the book first. I was going to renew it but it’s on hold by another person so I can’t. I didn’t want to return it before reading it though because I knew that I would never check it out again if I did. I started reading it yesterday and am half-way through it. That’s pretty typical for me. If I start reading something I don’t usually do anything else until I’m done.
After my short break I need to make the baby afghan in payment for my logo work. I’ll be creating a new pattern with it so not only will the recipient receive a hand crocheted afghan, but they will also have had the pattern for it designed specifically for them. I think once I get it done and complete the PDF I’ll also send them a copy of it for good measure. I need to get it done and delivered before Thanksgiving. I’ve been thinking about the design I want and looking at some books for inspiration. I know the edging that I want to do but still haven’t decided on what to do for the body. The Ribbon and Cross Christening Afghan is rows of shells so I don’t wan to do that. I was thinking about a basket weave stitch, but I’m not sure if that will go with the edging I want to do. So I’m still mulling that over this week as I read. Once I get that done, I think I want to make up a few quick Christmas presents.
My poor Granny Square Project keeps getting pushed back. I WILL FINISH IT! Once I get this baby afghan and Christmas presents finished, it’s back to the Grannies until they are done! I have 4 months left of squares to do, which means 8 squares. Then I’ll have the arduous task of joining all those squares.
I also have pictures of Halloween costumes that I will post here shortly. I had started to write-up the pattern I created for my son’s costume and want to get that finished and for sale somewhere in there too!