Coming back to work after a four day weekend is often more trouble than the mini-break was worth. I’ve been playing catch up all week which means that by the time I get home, all I want to do is pop in a movie, crochet and let my mind relax.
I think I’m about halfway finished with the ugly blanket although since I don’t know exactly when the yarn will run out, I can’t actually know how far along I am. Most of my skeins are getting pretty hollow which is awesome. Also, I found some gray and black yarn in my stash while cleaning so I can add that to the blanket. Maybe I’ll use it to crochet a border around the whole thing. Won’t that just be hideous?
All this crocheting has had two unexpected consequences. First, I get terrible tension headaches because of my crafty endeavors and crochet is usually one of the worst culprits. Even though I’ve decided that crafting is worth the pain in most cases, I’ve actually considered giving up crochet because the headaches I get the next day are really severe and often last for days. The interesting thing is that I’ve been crocheting so much lately that, for some unknown reason, I’m no longer getting crochet headaches…at least not headaches that can be, without a doubt, attributed to crocheting. Hopefully this headache-free crocheting will last but if it doesn’t, I just got a new prescription that works really well…so either way, I’m happy.
The second unexpected consequence of all this crocheting is that it makes me want to crochet more. Usually I get sick of a project by now but I really do love crochet and I’m not sure I’ll ever get sick of it.
I really want a new project that is not a scarf. As much as I loathe crochet blankets (the scratchy, ugly ones of my past haunt me to this day), there really are some beautiful blankets out there these days. As you can see, I’m really interested in ripple blankets and I’m not sure how long I can hold off making one. I’ve also done a bit of online yarn scouting and I might possibly have settled on Cascade 220. It’s wool and, I’m told by gardenymph that it’s nice to work with.
After a little searching, I just found an independently owned yarn store not far from here that carries it. I think I might stop by today to check it out. Perhaps a ripple quilt will be in my future sooner than I expected...
A question for you yarny types: do you have a favorite yarn? If you do, what is it and what sorts of things do you make with it?