I had several skeins of yarn that I had set aside to make a Patchwork Afghan from Lion Brand's site. I first saw it in a catalog they sent me (a couple of years ago?) and I fell in love! Later I thought "can I really knit 100 squares without losing my mind?" And then later as brain cells were actually functioning in a faster mode, I thought about all those "ends" that would need to be woven in. Oy. Not going to happen in a million years no matter how much I love that afghan.
All that yarn has been in my closet for a long time now so I finally pulled it out and decided on a ripple afghan using Jan Eaton's pattern "Soft Waves" in the book 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns . It's not going to be a huge monster, probably just a simple back of the couch kind of "catch all the cat hair" kind of blankee. I used the Random Stripe Generator to develop some ideas and while I'm not using it "exactly", I'm working from parts of different designs to make it easier than picking colors randomly on my own. I'm so indecisive, it would never happen without it so I'm thankful that it's available.
I have to take breaks with this project though, I must sit totally still when I crochet now because there's one spot on my back (on the right side between my shoulder blades) that tenses up like crazy when I crochet this. Time for some yoga (and knitting).
The Big Guy has caught that summer cold that's going around. He seems okay as long as he takes his Tylenol Cold. Poor Guy. I hate when he's sick, but luckily it's the weekend and he's been able to get some rest. I can't get him to stay home from work if my life depended on it, so it hitting last Friday was the best time it could've popped up.
Today was a good day to lay low, we had some thunderstorms come by that sounded like they'd crack my house in two. Yes, this southern weather will never cease to scare the beejeebee's out of me.
Stay well and knit - or crochet on.