Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Too little, too late
Well the honey hat is finished - too little, too late. It's been blazing hot here, no need for a cozy cap, but fall will be here soon enough I am sure. It always comes, doesn't it?
The hat is just what I hoped it would be, cute, casual and big enough to hold all my hair. As I finished it up, I keep cooking up ideas for my next one. I used the Fresco pattern and I think it would be excellent for some stranded color work. I also learned that I really enjoy sport weight yarn. I like using small needles for lace and fingering but the sport weight yarn is more gratifying and works up nice and quick, comparatively, of course.
On the reading side of things, I have returned back to my half-read The Ladies' Room by Carolyn Brown. It is a good light read. (That reminds me, I read a quote somewhere bashing the "light read" but I cannot recall...) I am also about 3/4 way through The Marseille Caper by Peter Mayle. This is my least favorite book by him, of the few I've read, mainly because it actually has a plot! Ha! If I want to read about roaming the French countryside, don't bother me with suspense!
New to the queue is Sylvia's Farm: The Journal of an Improbable Shepherd by Sylvia Jorrin. It is an eBook from my library but I need to make a stop in to renew my card of one more year before I can download it to my Kindle.
What are you crafting and/or reading? Show and tell with Ginny at YARN ALONG.
PS - are you sensing a color theme in this post? A great many things around here are 'bosc pear' and 'mannerly gold.' I am on a paint picking kick for the new house and I just have to figure out how to work this great shade of yellow into my plan. Do you use this color in your decor?